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July


June 17-July 12:  Covid Collective – Creative Life under Lockdown exhibition. A celebration of creative resilience. Plus four other exhibitions that include painting, watercolours and prints. Estuary Arts Centre, Western Reserve, Orewa.

1:   Warkworth Beekeepers Society club night, Warkworth Primary School Hall, 6.30pm. Speaker Dr Ngaire Hart, expert on endemic native bees. Everyone welcome. $2 gold coin raffle.

2:  After 5s with Transcon. Matakana Botanicals, 5.30pm. New quarterly business network event to share knowledge and create opportunities in the post-covid world. ... read more

4:  Matariki talent contest, Mahurangi East Library, 4.30pm. Maori new year celebration and performances. Info: Mahurangi East Library on Facebook.

4:  Sojourn with SuLu & Leighton Fairlie, Leigh Sawmill Cafe, 8pm. Sojourn are back, bringing their east coast blend of psyche-surf rock and reggae dub. undertheradar.co.nz ... read more

5:  Community planting day, Tāwharanui Regional Park, 9am-1pm. Wear sturdy footwear and clothing  Bring water. Sausage sizzle lunch. Register at tossi.org.nz

5:  Mahurangi College mid-winter swim, Omaha Surf Lifesaving Club, 10am. Cost $10. Fundraiser for underwater hockey. Soup and rolls afterwards.

6:  Snells Beach indoor bowls, Mahurangi East Community Centre, 1.15pm. Ph Pam 0274 580 145 or Neil 425 5371.

7:  Snells Beach Ratepayers and Residents Association AGM, Mahurangi East Community Centre, 7pm. Guest speaker Cr Greg Sayers, an overview of Auckland Council's budgetary response to Covid-19. All welcome.

7:  Tennis in the holidays The Warkworth Tennis and Squash Club is hosting a school holiday programme for players aged six to 11. It will be held from 9am to noon on Tuesdays and Thursdays on both weeks of the holidays. Learn or improve skills in a friendly environment. $15 per day. Contact Hugo 022 311 3216.

8:  Community planting day, Grange Street Walkway, Snells Beach, 10am-noon. Bring gloves, water, suitable clothing and closed in shoes. Access from end of Grange St.

9:  Meet the Kaipara ki Mahurangi candidates, Warkworth Town Hall, 6pm. Beth Houlbrooke, Marja Lubeck, Callan Neylon and Chris Penk. ... read more

9:  Make Give Live launch, Warkworth Library, 1.30pm. A new group formed to ease isolation and promote well-being through the therapies of social connection, knitting and crochet. Info: Katie 427 3920 or katherine.mitchell@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz  ... read more

9:  Pony riding in Whakapirau Heatley Road Riding Centre is holding a school holiday programme to teach basic care and riding skills. Limited spaces available for Thursday, July 9, and Tuesday, July 14, 10am to 3pm. $120pp. Call Jessica 021 053 4528.

9:  Tennis in the holidays The Warkworth Tennis and Squash Club is hosting a school holiday programme for players aged six to 11. It will be held from 9am to noon on Tuesdays and Thursdays on both weeks of the holidays. Learn or improve skills in a friendly environment. $15 per day. Contact Hugo 022 311 3216.

10-19:   Hibiscus Hospice art exhibition and sale Pop Up, Hillary Square, Orewa. Look for the flags as exact store space still to be confirmed. 10am-4pm daily plus late night to 6pm on July 10 ... read more

10:  Sojourn with SuLu & Leighton Fairlie, Mangawhai Tavern, 8.30pm. ... read more

12:  Love Square and DJ Tina Turntables, Leigh Sawmill, 4pm. Tickets: undertheradar.co.nz ... read more

12:  Warkworth Community Planting Day, Hauiti Reserve, Warkworth, 10am- noon. Bring gloves, spade, water, suitable clothing and footwear. Enter from either Hauiti Drive or Bluegum Drive.

14:  Pony riding in Whakapirau Heatley Road Riding Centre is holding a school holiday programme to teach basic care and riding skills. Limited spaces available for Thursday, July 9, and Tuesday, July 14, 10am to 3pm. $120pp. Call Jessica 021 053 4528.

14:  Tennis in the holidays The Warkworth Tennis and Squash Club is hosting a school holiday programme for players aged six to 11. It will be held from 9am to noon on Tuesdays and Thursdays on both weeks of the holidays. Learn or improve skills in a friendly environment. $15 per day. Contact Hugo 022 311 3216.

15:  Golf lessons in Omaha The Omaha Beach Golf Club is hosting a three-day school holiday programme. It takes place July 15-17 from 9am to noon. $150 for children aged six to 12. Sign up in the shop or contact emmafairniegolf@gmail.com

16: Football academy. The Shoesmith Domain will host a two-day school holiday programme with the Ricki Herbert Football Academy. It will be held Thursday and Friday, July 16 & 17, 9am to 3pm. $66 for children aged seven to 14. Rickyherbertfootballacademy.co.nz

16:  Forest & Bird. Talk by botanist Maureen Young on green pests – the weeds we need to be wary of. Totara Park Retirement Village Hall, Warkworth, 7.30pm. All welcome. 

16:  Tennis in the holidays The Warkworth Tennis and Squash Club is hosting a school holiday programme for players aged six to 11. It will be held from 9am to noon on Tuesdays and Thursdays on both weeks of the holidays. Learn or improve skills in a friendly environment. $15 per day. Contact Hugo 022 311 3216.

16-18:   The Covid Cabaret, Centrestage Theatre, Centreway Road, Orew. Four shows only. Info: www.centrestagetheatre.co.nz or phone 426 7282 ... read more

18:  Community planting day, Te Whau Walkway, Snells Beach, 10am-noon. Bring gloves, water, suitable clothing and closed in shoes. Enter from end of Cornel Circle.

18:  Auckland Opera Studio presents tenor Amitai Pati, at the former Vivian Gallery, 5pm. To book, visit aucklandoperastudio.co.nz. ... read more

18:  Platinum bowls in Wellsford. The Wellsford Bowls Club is celebrating its 70th anniversary and is asking past and present members to join in the festivities. All are invited to roll up on Saturday, July 18, to share memories and have a casual game of bowls. Contact Jill 021 264 5843.

19:  Composting and plant propagation workshop, Matakana Hall, 9am-5pm. Hands-on skills related to permaculture practices. Bookings: PDCmatakana@gmail.com

19:  Kaukapakapa Village Market, 947 Kaipara Coast Highway, SH16, 8.30am-1pm. Stalls, fresh coffee, food, local produce, live music, free face painting & much more. To book a stall: Sarah 0274 831542 or sarah1@maxnet.co.nz

19:  Vesa and Friends, Warkworth Town Hall, 4pm. Performing works of Beethoven and Mozart. ... read more


August


1:   Good as New Pre Loved Kids Market, Orewa Community Centre, 9am-12noon. More than 45 stalls selling second hand kids' clothing and other items.

1:  Employment Expo, Warkworth Town Hall, 1pm. Opportunity for businesses to make contact with potential employees and for job seekers.

2:  Community planting day, Tāwharanui Regional Park, 9am-1pm. Wear sturdy footwear and clothing. Bring water. Sausage sizzle lunch. Register at tossi.org.nz


If you have a small community group gathering, please email either the Mahurangi Matters editor, or the Hibiscus Matters designer to get it listed here.


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/