To list an event on this page, send details to: hibiscus@localmatters.co.nz



Jul-Sept 30:  Creating with Kauri exhibition, The Kauri Museum ... read more

18:  Forest & Bird winter talks, Tony Enderby will talk about Opisthobranchs - the butterflies of the sea, Totara Park Retirement Village hall, Melwood Drive, Warkworth, 7.30pm. All welcome.

18:  Lanterns and Lightcatchers. Mahurangi Winter Festival of Lights event at Snells Beach for tots ... read more

19:  Mount Felix Tapestry talk, Old Masonic Hall Warkworth, 2pm. Hosted by Red Cross and Women's Institute. Tickets $10 at the door, or from Cunitia Wilkinson on 425 5800

19:  Lady Alexandra Smith talk, Old Masonic Hall Warkworth, 2pm; hosted by Red Cross and Women's Institute. Tickets $10, available at the door or from Cunitia Wilkinson on 425 5800 ... read more

19&20:   Waipu Museum Art'nTartan Art Awards ... read more

19-20: Mahurangi Winter Festival of Lights. Illuminated parade, laser light show, ice-skating, snow, foam cannon and more. facebook.com/mahurangiwinterfestivaloflights. ... read more

20:  Nadia Reid, Leigh Sawmill Cafe, 8pm. Tickets $35 from banishedmusic.com/nadiareidjuly ... read more

20 & 21:   Hibiscus Coast Singers present The Bees Knees, Red Beach Methodist Church, 76 Red Beach Road, 2pm. Tickets at door, or phone Robyn, 09 426 6043. Info: www.hbcsingers.com

21:   Reiki 2 Training Day, Theosophical Hall, 9 Forest Glen, Orewa,10am-5pm. Info: phone Eileen 021 152 5470

21:  Kaukapakapa Village Market, 947 Kaipara Coast Highway, SH16, Stalls, food, live music, free face painting, 8.30am-1pm. Info: Sarah 027 4831 542 or sarah1@maxnet.co.nz

21:  One Warkworth annual general meeting, Bridgehouse Tavern, 5.30pm

21:  Warkworth Floral Art Club competition day ‘Playdate', Matakana Hall, viewing at 1pm followed by a demonstration by Raewyn Thomas; all welcome. Info: Delwyn 422 6201

21:   Hibiscus Coast Scottish Country Dance Club 40th anniversary afternoon tea, Silverdale Village Hall, 2.30pm. All past members welcome to come along. Info: phone the Club Secretary, 09 428 5655 or email: Schofield.clan@xtra.co.nz

22:   Warkworth Museum Tea & Talk, 10am. Spotlight on the McElroy Family, early Mahurangi Land Owners

22:  Auckland Opera Studio winter series. Sculptureum, Matakana. 5pm-7pm. Featuring tsoprano Amelia Berry. Tickets $50 from aucklandoperastudio.co.nz

24:   RSA Quiz Night, Warkworth RSA, 7pm, every Wednesday for 10 weeks. Info Mike 425 8568

25:  Town Hall Talk. Whitebait breeding programme, Warkworth Town Hall, 5.30pm.

25:  Warkworth Grey Power Members' Meeting, Totara Park Hall, Melville Drive, 10am. Speaker, Murray Chapman. Shared lunch.

25:  Volunteers needed for cross country. Warkworth School is looking for volunteers for its cross country day at Shoesmith Domain on Thursday, July 25 at 12.30pm. Parents are needed to act as marshals and recorders, as well as cheering on the kids. If you are able to assist, contact office@warkworth.school.nz. Family spectators are also welcome.

26:  Comedian Brendhan Lovegrove, Bridgehouse Warkworth, 8pm. Tickets $35 from the Bridgehouse. Proceeds go to Mahurangi Rugby's J1 team.

26:  Groups & Clubs Information Day, Warkworth Town Hall, Neville St. 10am-3pm. Organised by Warkworth Library. Free. Info: Katherine.mitchell@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

26&27:  Warkworth Embroiderers Guild, Masonic Lodge, 3 Baxter St, Warkworth. 10am-4pm. A curated collection of local fibre artistry. Gold coin donation entry ... read more

28:   Three dancers, 30 minutes, raising funds for hospice show, Silverdale Hall, Silverdale Street, 3.30pm-4pm. Tickets $15. Pre-book only Phone 021 195 6766 or harbourhospicecommunityevents.everydayhero.com/nz/3-dancers-30-minutes-raising-funds-for-hospice

28:  Atiu Creek Regional Park planting day, Run Road, Tapora, 10.15am-2.30pm. Bookings essential on 0800 567686 or email info@cvnz.org.nz

28:  Puhoi Village Market, 10am-1pm. Community produce, food, jewellery, crafts. Contact Jacqui 021 977181 to book a space.

29:  Wise Up To Weeds workshop, Memorial Hall, Paparoa, 10am-1pm, free. Info: 0800 002004 or viviennel@nrc.govt.nz


1:   Rodney Aphasia Group Annual General Meeting & Shared Lunch, commencing with lunch, refreshments at 12pm. We welcome guests and new members. Please bring a plate of savoury or sweet to share.  For further information about our group email Lisa the Administrator rodneyaphasiagroup@gmail.com or telephone 09 428 0414 or 0210 527 258

3:   High Tea at Centrestage Theatre, Centreway Road, Orewa, doors open 2pm. To raise funds for theatre lights. Entertainment, prizes for hats, raffles, a selection of teas, delicious food. Tickets $25, phone 09 426 7282 or www.centrestagetheatre.co.nz

3:  30 years of saving lives. The Omaha Surf Life Saving Club is inviting supporters past, present, and future to its 30 year anniversary celebration at 5pm on August 3 at the club. It will be a friendly get together with refreshments and platters. The club's AGM will also take place at 4pm, prior to the event. Please RSVP before July 25 to mail@omahasurf.co.nz.

4:  Tawharanui Regional Park planting day, follow the signs, 9am.

5:   Tea Dance, Dairy Flat Hall, 6 Postman Road, Dairy Flat, 1pm-5pm. All welcome for an afternoon of music and dancing, dance tuition and Devonshire style afternoon tea. Entry $15 per person.

5:  Creative Matakana annual general meeting, Matakana Hall, 5.30pm

5:  Bingo, Old Masonic Hall, Warkworth, 7pm

7:  Warkworth Area Liaison Group for all interested in Warkworth community issues. RSA basement meeting room, 7pm. Info Steve Haycock 0274 963 711

10 Parent Support Event: Growing great families & discipline without shouting, by Nicola Gaze & John Cowan; at Create Campus, 20 Goodall Rd, Snells Beach, 9.15am-1pm. Koha. admin@createcampus.com

11:  The Morton Trio, Warkworth Town Hall, 4pm. (see story p)

15:  Forest & Bird. Talk by Dr Mick Clout, of the kakapo recovery group, Totara Park Retirement Village Hall, Warkworth, 7.30pm ... read more

17: Atiu Creek Regional Park planting day, Run Road, Tapora, 10.15am-2.30pm. Bookings essential on 0800 567686 or email info@cvnz.org.nz

17:  Auckland Opera Studio winter series. Sculptureum, Matakana. 5pm-7pm. Featuring tsoprano Eliza Boom. Tickets $50 from aucklandoperastudio.co.nz

24:  Catwalk Arts wearable art awards, Mahurangi College auditorium.

25:  Cancer Society Classic Car Rally

30:  Meet the Candidates forum, Wellsford Community Centre, 7pm




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.


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.


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/