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January


16:  Children's Have a Go day, Warkworth District Museum, 10.30am-12.30pm. Free entry.  ... read more

17-19:   mARTakana. Harbour Hospice's 14th annual art exhibition, Matakana School, free entry ... read more

18:   Bushfire Barbecue, Warkworth Butchery, 10am-2pm. Fundraiser for Mahurangi Bushfire Aid ... read more

19:  Kaukapakapa Village Market, 947 Kaipara Coast Highway, 8.30am to 1pm

24-26:  Rodders Beach Festival, Orewa Reserve. Including Miss Vintage and Retro Tiny Tots competitions and  car auction. Info: roddersbeachfestival.co.nz. ... read more

25:  Mahurangi Regatta,  Sullivans Bay or Scotts Landing. Info: mahurangi.org.nz ... read more

25 & 26:   70th Otamatea Tennis Tournament, Kaiwaka Sports Complex, top players from across the region compete for the coveted title. Info: tennis.kiwi ... read more

26:   Puhoi Village Market, Puhoi Sports Ground, 9am. Live music, car boot sales, crafts, produce. Cash only. To rent a site, call Jaqui on 021 977 181

26:   Sonorous Festival, Matakana Country Park, 4pm-10.30pm. House and techno music festival. Tickets at ticketfairy.com

27:   Lonely Heartstring Band, Whangateau Hall, 7.30pm. Super bluegrass band from the US giving their last command performance. Tickets: whangateau.co.nz

30:   Author Zac Quinn, Warkworth Library, 5.30pm. Bookings essential from library on 427 3920 ... read more


February


1:   Warkworth Summer Market, Old Masonic Hall, from 8am

3:   Bingo, Old Masonic Hall, Warkworth, 7pm. Fundraiser for Warkworth Museum

4:   AJ Lee & Blue Summit, rising bluegrass stars from California, Whangateau Hall, 7.30pm. Tickets $20

7-9:   Shipwrecked Festival, 181 Atkins Rd, Te Arai. Music festival featuring 31 local and international acts. Tickets $230 from shipwrecked.co.nz

8:   Leigh Summer Festival, Leigh School grounds, 10am-5pm. Hangi, market & food stalls, live music, children's rides, seafood raffles ... read more

9:   Great Waipu Car & Bike Show, Caledonian Park, 10am-2pm. Up to 700 cars and 120 bikes on display, plus food, stalls and entertainment. Entry $10 per person, $30 family pass, drivers and under 12s free. Info: Ron Cave on 021 992445 or Waipu Car & Bike Show on Facebook ... read more

15:   Welcome to the Jungle, 420 Settlement Rd, Kaiwaka. 2pm-1.30am. Drum and Bass music festival including Pendulum Trinity, the Upbeats, Alix Perez, TREi, Chiccorellie and more. Tickets at ticketfairy.com

19:   Rachel Hair & Ron Jappy on Scottish harp & guitar, Whangateau Hall, 7.30pm

22:  Opera Studio's Summer Picnic, cnr Ward and Matakana Valley Rds, 5.30pm. Featuring Amitai Pati of Sol3 Mio. Adults $50, under 16 free. Tickets from aucklandoperastudio.co.nz. ... read more

22 & 23:   Dahlias for dementia garden and house tour; 20 exceptional properties from Maungaturoto to Matakohe. Tickets $50 from alzheimersnorthland.org.nz

29:   Pop & rock vinyl record sale, Warkworth Masonic Lodge, 8.30am-2.30pm. Thousands of second hand vinyls for sale.


COMMUNITY NOTICES


OREWA:

Bowling Club for partially sighted Every Wednesday 9.30am–11.30am, St. Andrews Church Hall, Centreway Rd, Orewa.  Ph Virginia 09 426 8454.

Cafe Connect, For the retired age group to meet in a cafe style atmosphere. 10am, 2nd Monday of each month @ Orewa Community Church. Gold coin donation. Ph 424 3159.

Empathy Support Group for those bereaved by suicide. Held last Monday of every month, 7pm. Hibiscus Coast Community House, Western Reserve, 214 Hibiscus Coast Highway, Orewa. Gold coin donation. Contact Susan 021 884 162.

Friday Art Group, Friday 10am - 1pm @ Orewa Community Church. Ph Alan Smith 09 962 4929.

Hibiscus Coast Concert Band is a local community band for members of all ages and abilities. Rehearsal, from 7pm-9pm fortnight, Orewa College. Visit www.hccb.org.nz, or ph 021 186 4599 to check next rehearsal.

Hibiscus Men's Shed Coffee Club. 1st Wednesday every month at 11am, Red Beach Surf Club, Ngapara Road, Red Beach.

Hibiscus Coast VIP Club (Visually Impaired Peoples Club) Meet on the 3rd Tuesday of the month at the Presbyterian Church Hall in Centreway Rd. 10am till 12.15pm. Ph Shelley 426 2298.

Hibiscus Spirit Awakening And Healing Centre Meet fortnightly, Wednesday 7.30pm-9pm. 9e Annalise Road, Orewa. For details and development class enquiries ph Lynda 424 1998.

Orewa Communtiy Craft Group meets 2nd & 4th Thursday 1-3pm Orewa Presbyterian Church Hall, 107 Centreway Rd. Bring your own work or join with others to make a community craft project. Ph Maureen 427 9948.

Orewa Keep Fit Club Gentle exercises to music for ladies. Every Thursday at 9.30am, Presbyterian Church hall, 107 Centreway Rd, Orewa. Ph Anne 424 5365 or email anne@kiwipride.co.nz

Orewa Ladies Club 1st Thursday of the month, 10am, St John's Catholic Church Orewa. Friendship, speakers and outings. Ph Audrey 426 7115.

Orewa Ladies Garden club meeting 2nd Thursday of each month. Next meeting Oct 11, 12.30pm, Orewa Catholic Church Hall, 180 Centreway Road.

Silverdale-Orewa Toastmasters Club Meeting. Every second Wednesday, from 7.20pm-9.30pm. Theosophical Society, 9 Forest Glen, Orewa. www.orewa.toastmastersclubs.org for more information. Next meetings, Oct 17 and 31, Nov 14 and 28.

SILVERDALE:

A Sunday Social dance - ballroom, Latin American etc. All welcome. 4th Sunday of month, 5pm-8pm. Silverdale Hall, Silverdale Ph 427 5542. Next event Oct 28.

Hibiscus Coast Highland Pipes and Drums Wednesday 7.30pm practices, St Johns Ambulance Hall 36 Silverdale Rd. Ph Gayle Robinson 424 1166 or 021 104 3497 or Bob Logan 4241838.

Hibiscus Coast U3A Members meet at the Salvation Army Hall, Silverdale, the third Monday of every second month, 10am. If you are over 55 and would like to join visit www.u3ahbc.co.nz, or ph Kaye 424 5855.

Rodney Aphasia Support Meeting for people with aphasia and their caregivers, 4th Thursday of month, Rotary House Silverdale, 1.30pm-3.30pm. Contact Lisa Administrator rodneyaphasiagroup@gmail.com.

WHANGAPARAOA:

Escape Monday Morning Blues Join us for coffee and company or Manly Methodist Church, 9.30am. Ph Jackie 427 0428.

Hibiscus Coast Toastmasters. Every second Tuesday from 7.30pm-9.30pm at the Bridge Club in Edith Hopper Park, Whangaparaoa. Next meeting Tues October 16.

Hibiscus Coast Stamp Club meets the 2nd Thursday each month, Methodist Church Hall Whangaparaoa Road opposite the Fire Station, 1.30pm. Ph 427 6344.

Whangaparaoa Community Hub, Health Pop-In, every Tuesday 2pm-4pm. Free health advice for 3-18 year olds from Sue & El, WDHB Nurses. No appointment necessary. 707 Whangaparaoa Rd. www.facebook.com/events/264714820739169/