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May


7:  Winter netball. Netball at the Rodney Netball Centre starts on Friday, May 7, for seniors and Saturday, May 8, for juniors. Registration is with individual clubs including Warkworth Netball Club, Wellsford Netball Club, Kaipara Flats Netball, Rodney Rams Netball, Matakana Hawks Netball and Mangawhai Netball Club.

7:   Orewa Twilight Market, Orewa Community Centre, 3-7pm. Artisan crafts, clothes, produce, plants, woodwork, food trucks & more.

7:   Food Truck Rally, 3 George Lowe Place Orewa, 5.30-8.30pm. Food trucks Hapunan, Double Dutch Fries and Napoli Central will be there, as well as Drifter Coffee. Info: facebook.com/events/2486403468171706

8:  Warkworth Fitness Centre Open Day, 25 Glenmore Drive Warkworth, 7:15am-12pm. Open day to try out new group fitness classes for free. Giveaways, joining specials and free Subway! Info: facebook.com/events/929638164482412

8:  Matakana Farmers Market, Matakana Village, 8am-1pm. Food & drink, gifts, flowers, music, produce & more.

8:  Mangawhai Tavern Market, 2 Moir Street, 8.30am-1pm. Arts & craft, flowers, produce, artisan bread & pastries, coffee, jewellery, plants, clothes, live music & more.

8:  Volunteers for walk run. The Aramex Kiwi Walk and Run series is looking for volunteers to assist with a walk through Mahurangi Regional Park on May 8. Volunteers will get to be a part of the action and walk away with a goodie pack. Contact info@smcevents.co.nz.

8:  Mangawhai Community Market, 34 Insley Street, 9am-1pm. Food & drink, produce, local products, gifts & more.

8:   E-Waste drop off day, Red Beach School, 20 Albert Drive, Red Beach, 9am-3pm. Drive through service for unwanted electronic/electrical products. Info (including a list of what you can drop off): www.computerrecycling.co.nz

8:   Whangaparāoa Coastal Plan open day, Whangaparāoa Library, Main Street, Whangaparāoa, 10am-2pm.

8:   Love Food Hate Waste, Whangaparaoa Library, 2-4pm. Learn creative new ideas to use up those forgotten ingredients hiding at the back of your fridge, at this free local workshop. Info & registration: facebook.com/events/466308074711336

8:   Silverdale Village Market, 7 Silverdale Street, 8am-1pm. Arts, craft, produce and more.

8:   Whangaparaoa Community Market, Whangaparaoa Community Hall, 10am-3pm. Crafts, produce, live entertainment & more.

8:   Tool Library Open Day, 719 Whangaparaoa Road (behind the Community Hall), 1-4pm. Free rat traps, borrow tools, herbicides and other resources to help you tackle pest plants, get advice from Pest Free Hibiscus Coast, use the Community Pest Plant Disposal bin & more. Info: facebook.com/events/459342681959646

8:   Whangaparāoa's new Community Market opens, Whangaparāoa Community Hall, 719 Whangaparāoa Rd, 10am till 3pm. Crafts, produce, live entertainment.

8:   Pest Free Backyard Tool library opening, shipping container by Whangaparāoa Community Hall, 1pm-4pm. Lending free tools and materials to assist with removal of pest plants, as well as traps. Read more ...

8:  Junior hockey. Mahurangi Junior Hockey begins on May 8 at the Warkworth Hockey Turf for players years 0-6, aged 4 and up. Clubs include Horizon, Kaipara Flats, Leigh, Matakana, Snells Beach, Warkworth and Wellsford. See mahujuniorhockey.co.nz/register/

8:   Hockey home matches There are a number of upcoming matches for those who want to support their local teams. Mahurangi RFC V East Coast at the Warkworth Showgrounds on May 8 at 2.45pm.  Warkworth Hockey Men's and Women's team v North Shore United at Warkworth Hockey Turf on May 9 at 1pm and 3pm. Wellsford RFC v Kamo at Centennial Park on May 15 at 2.30pm. Otamatea Hawks v Whangaruru at Kaiwaka Sports Complex on May 15 at 2.30pm.

9:  Free Mother's Day concert, Jade River Ukes, Tahi Bar and Kitchen, 3pm.

9:  Mothers Day Flower Workshop, Slow Blooms, 9am-12pm. Pick and compose your own beautiful bouquet. Learn about growing and harvesting sustainable flowers at home. facebook.com/events/475704053858484

9:  Orewa Beach Farmers Market, Orewa Square, 8am-12pm.

9:  Orewa Artisan Market, Orewa Community Centre, 9am-1pm. Quality artisanal products made from hand using brand new, recycled and upcycled materials.  

9:   Free Ukulele Union concert, Whangaparāoa Library, Main Street, Whangaparāoa, 2pm-3pm. Followed by free workshop, where everyone can have a go at ukulele playing, 3pm-4pm.

10:  Big Bike Film Night, Matakana Cinemas, 6.15pm. A showcase of cycling short films from around the world. Info www.bigbikefilmnight.nz.

10:  Snells Beach Indoor Bowls, Mahurangi East Community Centre, 12.30pm. Played every Monday. Visitors & new members welcome. Info: Pam 4256405 or Neil 4255371.

11:  Warkworth Museum talk. The experience of the 1918 flu pandemic in Warkworth and Rodney. Speaker: Jenny Collins, Warkworth Museum, 10am.

11:  Quiz Night, Mahurangi East Bowling Club, Hamatana Rd, Snells Beach, doors open 6.30pm for 7pm start. Teams of 4-6, $10pp. Lions Club of Kowhai Coast fundraiser for community projects. Info: 021 252 8114

12: Giant Skateboard, Mangawhai Activity Zone. Info: localmatters.co.nz/news/43298-supersize-skateboard-coming-to-mangawhai

13:  Plant based transition meeting, Matakana Shared Space (above MMK), 7pm. An evening of conversation, cooking demonstration and education on the plant based diet. Gold coin entry

14:  Kowhai Art & Craft Open Day, clubrooms at entrance to Warkworth Showgrounds, 10am-2pm. Free Entry. Demos and refreshments. All welcome.

15:  Senior tennis Lower Northland Senior Tennis is holding a tournament at 9.30am on Saturday, May 15. The premiere grade will be at Warkworth Tennis Club while the A and B divisions will be at Mahurangi East Tennis Club. It is doubles tennis with men's and women's divisions. The tournament is open to Senior Tennis members. Membership is $20 and tournament entry is $25. Contact David Theyers at dtheyers@gmail.com or 027 424 4369.

16:   City of Sails presents its annual concert, Centrestage Theatre, Centreway Road, Ōrewa, 2.30pm. Barbershop style. Tickets from Centrestage, phone 09 426 7282, email manager@centrestagetheatre.co.nz

16:  Kaukapakapa Village Market,  947 Kaipara Coast Highway, SH16, 8.30am-1pm. Great stalls, fresh coffee, food, local produce, live music, free hair plaiting & much more. Info & stall booking: Sarah 0274 831542 or sarah1@maxnet.co.nz.

16:  Cello Journey, Warkworth Town Hall, 4pm, featuring cellist Inbal Megiddo and pianist Rachel Thomson.

16:  Kaipara Flats Kids Club, St Alban's Church, 19 Old Woodcocks Road, 4-5pm. Fun, crafts and snacks. Every third Sunday of the month. Info: ph 425 8054 or email children@warkworthanglican.nz.

17:  Seniornet, confidence with banking workshop, lower level RSA Warkworth, 1.30pm. Learn about alternatives to paying by cheque and the advantages of online banking. Spaces limited so register in advance. Ph 425 9643 or email snetww1997@gmail.com

19:  Rodney Local Board meeting, Warkworth Town Hall, noon. Info: search for Rodney Local Board at www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

20:  Warkworth Grey Power Members/AGM meeting, Totara Park, 10am. Meeting to decide the future of Warkworth Grey Power. Guest Speaker Bill Rayner, President of North Shore Grey Power. All welcome. Bring a plate for shared lunch.

20:  Forest & Bird Warkworth. Talk by Ohad Peleg, Leigh Marine Lab, on the health of reefs and Leigh Marine Reserve, Totara Park Retirement Village Hall, 7.30pm. All welcome.

22:  Leigh Library 150th celebrations, Leigh Hall and Leigh Library, from 11am

23:   Afternoon concert featuring Leon Reynolds on flute and Neville Nielsen, piano. Ōrewa Baptist Church, 2 Loop Road, Ōrewa, 2pm. Wide variety of music. Tickets $10 from Neville, ph 09 426 5752 (door sales also available).

26:  Winter Words, Mahurangi East Library, 6.45pm

28:  Kowhai Singers present Festival Jubilate, Leigh Community Hall, 7.30pm.

29:  Super Sausage Sizzle, Warkworth Butchery, 10am-2pm. Funds raised go to St Johns Warkworth Ambulance Station.

30:  Kowhai Singers present Festival Jubilate, Warkworth Town Hall, 4pm.


June


2:  Warkworth Area Liaison Group meeting. For all interested in Warkworth community issues, RSA basement meeting rooms, 7pm. All welcome.

5:  Warkworth Volunteer Fire Brigade Open Day, Warkworth Fire Station, 10am-2pm. Fire trucks on display, look around the station, dummy drag race, sausage sizzle, demonstrations & more. Info: Warkworth Volunteer Fire Brigade Open Day

5:  Fishing The Warkworth Gamefish Club annual 10kg competition will be held June 5 to June 6, closing at 5pm (Queen's Birthday weekend). Catches must be made on a 10kg or less rated line. $1000 for longest snapper and loads of other prizes. See Warkworth Gamefish Club on Facebook for ticket details.

8:  Warkworth Women's Institute meeting, Warkworth Anglican Church, 1.30pm. Meetings every second Tuesday of the month. New members welcome. Info: Moira 425 0089.

16:  Rodney Local Board meeting, Te Whare o Oranga Parakai, 5 Rere Place, Parakai, 3pm. Info: search for Rodney Local Board at www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz.

 


COMMUNITY NOTICES


Junior rugby. Wellsford Rugby Club is calling for junior players for its U7s, U9s, U11s and U13s teams. Registrations opened last week. The club is asking for registrations to be submitted ASAP so that it can begin organising players into teams. See sporty.co.nz/wellsfordrugby

Let's play squash. Coach Kaye Jackson is hosting a reintroduction to squash group on Monday evenings at the Warkworth Tennis and Squash Club. It is $5 per evening, open to anyone. Coach Jackson is also putting together a four-week in-house tournament for college students to be held on Friday evenings. It is $10 for the full programme. Contact 021 135 7574.

Wellsford junior golf. Coach Gareth Winslow is offering a junior golf programme at the Wellsford Golf Club every Thursday, 4-5pm. It is $20 per class for children aged five and above. Coach Gareth was the former China women's national team head coach and is NZ's only PGA Master Professional coach. Contact nexusgolfonline@gmail.com or 021 202 3154.

Matakana Table Tennis. Table Tennis has recommenced on Tuesdays at 7.30pm at the Matakana Hall. Everyone welcome. Info: George Anderson 423 0424.

Boy's hip hop Award winning dancer Brandon Lewis is holding a hip hop dance class for boys. The class is being run through the Amethyst Dance Academy. Boys will learn skills, drills and routines and have performance opportunities through the year. Contact 021 061 2270.

Jersey logo auction RE/MAX Warkworth is auctioning the rights to have business logos on the back of Mahurangi Rugby players' jerseys to raise money for the rugby club. There are just two jerseys remaining. See Mahurangi Rugby Club Facebook for auction link.


ŌREWA:

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:

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.

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

WHANGAPARĀOA:

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.