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5-22:   The Overwintering Project exhibition, Estuary Arts Centre, Western Reserve, Orewa.

19:  Orange Sky NZ talk, Warkworth Methodist Church, corner of Hexham and Hill Sts, 1.30pm ... read more

19:  Forest & Bird. Talk by Richard Taylor of the Leigh Marine Research Laboratory, Totara Park Retirement Village Hall, Warkworth, 7.30pm.

20:  Warkworth Floral Art Club, “The Power of One” competition day featuring single-colour designs. Viewing from 1- 2pm. Info:  Delwyn 422 6201

20-28:  Testostrogen by Sandspit playwright Joanna Pearce. Pitt Street Theatre, Auckland. Tickets: www.iticket.co.nz. ... read more

21:   Whangaparaoa College car fair, Whangaparaoa College, 8 Stanmore Bay Road, 10am-2pm. Buy and sell cars, bikes, trucks and boats. Stalls and food. Register to sell a vehicle, linktr.ee/wgpcollegecarfair or contact Lisa White at the college .

21:  North Shore Youth Music presents the North Shore Junior Orchestra and the North Shore Children's Choir for a free concert, Matakana Hall, 1pm ... read more

21:  Pakiri School Pet Day, Bathgate Road, Pakiri, 10am. Info and hangi bookings: 021 072 4015 or email pakirischoolboard@gmail.com ... read more

21:  Pakiri School Pet Day, Bathgate Road, Pakiri, 10am. Pet parade, hangi, bucket raffles, silent auction, cakes. Info and hangi bookings: 021 072 4015 or email pakirischoolboard@gmail.com

22:   Gun buy back and amnesty, Sharks Sports Club, Victor Eaves Reserve, Orewa, 12noon-4pm.

22:  The DeSotos, Leigh Sawmill Cafe, 5.30pm. Tickets $15 from eventfinda.co.nz or $20 on the door if not sold out prior.

22: Mahurangi East Tennis A fun family tennis open day will be held at the Mahurangi East Tennis Club on Sunday, from 1pm-4pm. The bouncy castle is open from 1.45pm and the ball machine on from 2.30pm. Everyone welcome.

22 & 23:   Gun buy back and amnesty, Sharks Sports Club, Victor Eaves Reserve, Orewa, 12noon-4pm. ... read more

23:   Rodney Local Board (Warkworth Subdivision) Candidates Meeting, Betty Paxton Room, Mahurangi East Community Centre, Snells Beach, 7.30pm. Organised by Snells Beach Ratepayers & Residents Assn; all welcome.

24:   Talk by Wayne Howett of Ronald McDonald House Charities, Manly Methodist Church, 945 Whangaparaoa Road (opp. Fire Station), 1.30pm. Afternoon tea. Info: phone Hazel 428 1273.

24:  Matakana Volunteer Fire Brigade open night, 102 Omaha Flats Road, 7pm. Station tour – find out what being a volunteer firefighter really involves. Info: Peter Guild on 027 472 6080 ... read more

25:   Ancient Greece Goes to the Movies talk by Dr Anastasia Bakogianni of Massey University, Orewa Library, Moana Ave, Orewa, 1pm-2pm. How ancient Greece is portrayed in the movies and on television. Interactive workshop.

25:   Meeting to support formation of Rebus Club of Gulf Harbour, Gulf Harbour Yacht Club, 10am. Open to all retired people. Info: ph Peter 424 7759, Graeme 424 7115 or Norma 427 5216.

26:  Grey Power Warkworth & District meeting, Totara Park Retirement Village, 10am. Heather Proven shares her adventures aboard the Mercy Ship. Bring a plate for lunch.

26:  Warkworth Town Hall Talk providing an update on major Mahurangi projects, 5pm for 5.30pm start  ... read more

26:   Talk by Wolfgang Wolf, the Stroke Mentor, Rotary House, 4 Hibiscus Coast Highway, Silverdale, 1.30pm. Info: rodneyaphasiagroup@gmail.com or phone 0210 527 258 ... read more

26:  Blue September Men's Health Evening, Warkworth Library, 5.30pm. Prostate cancer and general men's health awareness event, with 8 Wired beer tasting. Info: Call 427 3920 or email warklib@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

27-29:   Gulf Harbour Yacht Club celebrates 30 years. Guest speaker at dinner on Saturday 28 will be Barbara Kendall and Peter Montgomery will be MC. Bookings: admin@ghyc.co.nz or 424 211... read more

28:   St John Silverdale Open Day, St John Ambulance base, Silverdale Street, Silverdale, 10am-2pm. All welcome ... read more

28:   Healthy Eating talk by The Asian Network Inc. Orewa Library, Moana Ave, Orewa, 12 noon-1pm. A bilingual talk – Chinese and English.

28:  Lions Concert. Fundraiser for a new piano at Countdown, Summerset Retirement Village, 2.00pm. Classical & jazz piano players. Gold coin donation. Info: Brian 021 232 5370. 

28:  Clivia Flower Display & Sale, Schooner Ave, Snells beach, 9am. Info: Alick 021 132 0206

28:  Mini-Comic Con, Old Masonic Hall, Baxter Street, Warkworth, 11am-1pm ... read more

28:   Hamburger and Movie Night, Ahuroa Hall. Tickets $5 including burger and popcorn. Info: bullock_joanna@hotmail.com

28:  Wellsford soccer tournament. The Wellsford Soccer Club is hosting a 7-a-side tournament at Port Albert on Saturday, September 28, at 8.30am. Play for the 7-a-side cup and a cash prize. Registration is $100 per team – contact Patrick at ssj2vegrick@hotmail.com or 021 216 2605.

29:  Puhoi Village Market, Puhoi Sport Grounds, 9am-1pm. Stalls, coffee, crafts, food. Music from Jade River Ukes. Book a Car boot space for $20. Ph Jaqui 021 977 181. Cash only.


Kowhai Festival month

2:   Sustainable living group Transition Town Hibiscus Coast host the movie, Living the Change Whangaparaoa Community Hub, 707 Whangaparaoa Road, 7pm. Free of charge.

2:  Warkworth Area Liaison Group for all interested in Warkworth community issues. RSA basement meeting room, 7.30pm. Info Steve Haycock 0274 963 711

3:  Golden Oldies Open Day, Summerset Retirement Village ... read more

5-28:  Silverdale Pioneer Village. Open every Saturday and Sunday during the Auckland Heritage Festival, 10am-3pm. www.silverdalemuseum.org.nz

9:  Trio Jackson, Whangateau Hall, 7.30pm. A night of jazz, gypsy, Latin, classical and world music. Tickets: $20 from 422 6328 or at the door

9:  Warkworth Heritage Walk for children, lead by Dave Parker, Warkworth Library, 11am. Limited numbers so bookings essential; children must be accompanied by an adult. Bookings can be made at the Warkworth Library; or call 427 3920 or warklib@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

10:  Early Settlers' Craft Learning Day and Demonstrations, Old Masonic Hall, Baxter St, Warkworth, 10am-3pm. Activities for children; all welcome.

11 & 12:   Hibiscus Coast Artists Art Exhibition and Sale, Orewa Community Hall, Friday 9am-5pm and Saturday 9am-3.30pm. Thirty local artists selling their work.

11 & 12:  Pink Ribbon Collection - keep an eye out for collectors who are raising awareness and money for breast cancer education, research and patient support

12:   Glitz, Art and Glamour fundraising ball at Centrestage Theatre, Centreway Road, Orewa, 6.30pm. Hosted by Orewa Rotary. Tickets $110 each from www.centrestagetheatre.co.nz/ 

12:  Mayoral, Council and Local Board elections

12:  Matakana Hall Market, 8.30am-1pm

13:  Kowhai Festival Huge Day Out, Warkworth

16:  The Pollinators movie screening, Matakana Cinemas, 6pm. Film will only be shown if enough online pre-bookings received by October 5. Info and bookings: tickets.demand.film/event/8333 ... read more

19:   Writing Workshop with Jane Bissell, The Building Blocks of Story, Whangaparaoa Library, 10.30am-3.30pm, $25pp. Kick-start your writing. Info and registration: www.janebissellwriting.com or phone 428 3385.

20:  Kowhai Festival Teddy Bears Picnic, Warkworth & District Museum, 10am.

20:  Mahurangi East Bowling Club HAVE-A-GO-DAY is on Sunday,  from 10.00 am to 2.00pm, 41 Hamatana Road, Snells Beach. Come along and enjoy a game of bowls, tuition and bowls supplied. Flat-soled shoes please. Enquiries Norm Fisher 425 4510.

20:  Have-A-Go-Day, Mahurangi East Bowling Club, 41 Hamatana Road, Snells Beach, 10am-2pm. Tuition and bowls supplied; flat-soled shoes. Info: Norm Fisher 425 4510

20:  Teddy Bears Picnic, Warkworth Museum, 11am-3pm. Info: 425 7093

24:  Warkworth Town hall Talk, Dr Andrew Jeffs on the Mahurangi green-lipped mussel reef restoration research, 5pm for 5.30pm start

25:  Victim Support sculpture trail experience, Gibbs Farm Sculpture Park, 10am-2pm. See New Zealand's largest collection of large-scale outdoor sculptures. Tickets: www.iticket.co.nz

25:  Warkworth Museum Tea & Talk, In Their Own Words, 10am. Heritage talk on the journeys and experiences of early settlers and groups who travelled to the Mahurangi area. Tea and coffee, entry by koha. Info: 425 7093

26:  Grey Power Warkworth & District meeting, Totara Park Retirement Village, 10am. Heather Proven shares her adventures aboard the Mercy Ship. Bring a plate for lunch.

25:  Victim Support sculpture trail experience, Gibbs Farm Sculpture Park, Kaipara Coast Highway, 10am-2pm. Fundraiser at New Zealand's largest collection of large-scale outdoor sculptures. Tickets: www.iticket.co.nz

27:  Leigh Preschool Gala

30:  Summer hockey Teams for the Warkworth Hockey summer season must be submitted by September 30. The competition runs 10 weeks before Christmas and six weeks after. Seven-a-side will be held on Tuesdays, 6-9pm, and nine-a-side will be held on Thursday evenings 6-9pm. Entry fees are from $200 to $600 with community fundraising support available. Info: warkworthhockey@gmail.com




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/