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19:  Meet New Conservative leader Leighton Baker and local candidate Fiona Mackenzie, Orewa Community Centre, Orewa Square, 3pm. All welcome. Info: newconservative.org.nz/ - Due to to Level 2.5 continuing. There will still be a walk around and be at/outside the Community Centre at 3pm.

19: Wellsford Plunket annual dinner, RSA, 6pm. (Rescheduled from August 29) Buffet dinner, raffles, auction and spot prizes. Tickets $50. Info and bookings: Tania Hamilton on 021 264 0424

19: CANCELLED St Matthew's Chamber Orchestra concert, Warkworth Town Hall, 4pm. Info: www.warkworthmusic.org.nz

20:  Kaukapakapa Village Market, 947 Kaipara Coast Highway, 8.30am-1pm. Stalls, fresh coffee, food, local produce, live music, face painting. Info: Sarah 0274 831542;

22:   Whangaparaoa Lions social and membership evening, 6.30pm, Stanmore Bay Hall, Waiora Rd. Food and refreshments supplied, come and see what we do. Contact Lion David on 0210332354 or Lion Alister on 09 424 8039  so we know approximate numbers.

23:   Auckland Designer of the Year Floral Art Competition, Orewa Baptist Church, 2 Loop Road, Orewa, open to the public 12 noon-2pm. Entry $5 adults, children free. The theme is ‘Coastal Capers'. Info: convenor Lyn Membery, ph 021 326 065.

24: CANCELLED  Kaipara Flats School Community Art Exhibition

26:   Whangaparāoa Tunnels – a forgotten piece of World War II history, Whangaparāoa Library, Main Street Whangaparāoa, 2pm. A talk by Michael Wynd, researcher at the National Museum of the Royal NZ Navy. Read more ...

26:   Referendum information sessions, Whangaparāoa Library, Main Street, Whangaparāoa. Hear from both sides on both referendums. Session 1, The Yes Vote (both referendums), 11am-12.30pm; Session 2, The No Vote (both referendums), 2.30pm-4pm.

26:   Stories of Eccentric and Notorious People and Events of early Silverdale, told by historian author Robin Grover, The Old Chapel, Silverdale Pioneer Village, 11am-12 noon. Free entry, gold coin appreciated. Bookings essential, phone Sue, 021 630 520, email pioneervillage1968@gmail.com

26:   Puhoi Sports Club Post Covid-19 night out. Live music by the Recliner Rockers, Puhoi Sports Club, Puhoi Domain. Doors open 7.30 pm. Tickets $25 (or $30 door sales if available), from the club. Info: phone Jess, 021 617 747 or Troy, 021 221 7886.

27-Sept 27:   Estuary Arts Centre's annual Members' Exhibition and Awards, Estuary Arts ​Centre, Western Reserve, Orewa. An open exhibition with no theme, a special student and youth award. The centre is open in Level 2, seven days a week 9am-4pm daily. Read more ...

27:   Tiritiri Matangi Island, 600 years of history, Whangaparāoa Library, Main St, Whangaparāoa, 2pm. A talk about the island's history. Read more ...

27:  Point Wells fishing competition (open to Point Wells Boating Club members only), any snapper caught and weighed in before 3pm Sunday, September 27 is in to win from the $220 prize pool of Gull petrol vouchers. 

27:  Health and Wellness Expo, Warkworth Town Hall, 1.30-5pm. Stalls, demonstrations, seminars and prizes. Info: Lindsay Best on 021 980 852.

27:  NZ Fairy Tern Charitable Trust AGM, Senior Citizens' Hall, Fagan Place, Mangawhai Heads, 2pm. Speaker Shannan Courtenay, Mangawhai DOC ranger, on South American macau project. 

27: Warkworth Stories by Claire McDonald, Old Masonic Hall, 11am. Hear unusual and intriguing stories from Warkworth's past. Please bring your mobile device. Numbers are limited to 10. Bookings essential. To book contact warkworth.library@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz or speak to Warkworth Library staff. Info: Gerard 027 728 6701 or Lisa 09 427 3766.

27:  Warkworth Walks bookings open ... read more

27:  End of Life Choice talk. Mahurangi Presbyterian Church, 7pm. Caralise Trayes presents her findings on the End of Life Choice Act. ... read more

30:  CANCELLED Sandspit Yacht Club Inc AGM. The AGM matters will now be dealt with electronically.  For more information or paper copies of the meeting pack please contact Gael via sandspit_yc@xtra.co.nz

30:  Song Conversations web showcase of songs written about challenging personal experiences ... read more



1:  Warkworth Employment Expo, Warkworth Town Hall, 6pm  ... read more

1:  Candidates Meeting, Wellsford RSA, 7pm. All welcome (postponed from Sept 17)

2:  The Rose, Kowhai Singers, Leigh Hall, 7.30pm, tickets $20

4:  The Rose, Kowhai Singers, Warkworth Town Hall, 3pm, tickets $20

4:  Boat Bits & Car Boot all-sorts sale, Gulf Harbour Marina, 9am. Bring 'n' buy and not just for boaties. Info and bookings, 09 424 2118 or email admin@ghyc.co.nz 

7 & 13:  Warkworth Anglican Church cemetery guided tour, 10am-11.30am  ... read more

10:  Business House bowls, Bowls Warkworth is planning the annual Business House tournament on Tuesdays (Nov 10, 17, 24, Dec 1, Jan 12, 19, 26, Feb 2, 9) Teams of three or more are needed. For more information contact Hugh Bateman at handsbateman@gmail.com or 021 272 8085.

11:  NZTrio concert, Warkworth Town Hall, 4pm. Info: www.warkworthmusic.org.nz

12POSTPONED A&P fundraising movie night.

13:   Whangaparāoa Lions Social and Membership Evening, Stanmore Bay Hall, Waiora Road, 7.15pm. Food and refreshments supplied. Come and see what Lions do. Info: ph David, 021 033 2354 or Alister, 09 424 8039.

15:  Tomarata Tag Registration for the Tomarata Tag season, will open shortly for junior, open mixed and over 30s mixed. The club was intending to start the season earlier, but has left it until October to be well clear of Covid-19 alert levels. See the Tomarata Rugby Club Facebook page.

15:  Forest & Bird, Totara Park Retirement Village Hall, Melwood Drive, Warkworth, 7.30pm.  Talk by Cam Rathe on pest eradication. Learn about trapping techniques in your area. Calendars, diaries and traps available for sale. All welcome.

15-23:  Show Me Shorts Film Festival, Matakana Cinemas ... read more 

16:  Tulip Cream Tea, Matakana Botanicals, 1122 Leigh Road, 2-5pm. Cocktails, high tea and live jazz fundraiser to support people with Parkinson's Disease. Tickets $55. Info and bookings: iticket.co.nz/events/2020/oct/tulip-cream-tea

18:  Kowhai Festival Huge Day Out

18:  Kaukapakapa Village Market, 947 Kaipara Coast Highway, SH 16, 8.30am-1pm. Great stalls, fresh coffee, food, local produce, live music, free face painting & much more. Info or to book a stall: Sarah 0274831542 or sarah1@maxnet.co.nz www.facebook.com/kaukapakapavillagemarket 

19:  College sport nominations. The 30th Annual Auckland College Sport Young Sport Person of the Year Awards will be held Thursday November 19. Students in years 11 to 13 performing in top level college sport competition are eligible. Mahurangi College is asking for local nominations to be sent to sport@mahurangi.school.nz by Friday, September 25. 

22:  Official launch of Coast Mentoring, Whangaparāoa Library, 7pm. An introduction to what this initiative offers the community. All welcome. Info: email mentor@coastmentoring.nz  Read more ...

24: Point Wells Community Book Sale, Point Wells Hall, 9am - 12.30pm. All proceeds used to add new books to the library.

24-26:  Mahurangi Artist's Studio Trail. Info: Alyson Midgelow-Marsden on 022 318 6750

28:  Rodney Rams tag. The Rodney Rams Rugby League Club has opened registrations for its upcoming tag season. Grades under-6s to under-13s will play an 8-week competition at 4.30pm on Wednesday evenings from October 28. Venue TBA. Senior grades will play Friday evenings from October 30 at the Whangateau Rams Club. See Facebook.com/rodneyramssportsclub.

30:  Gibbs Farm Tour, fundraiser for Albertland Museum. Info: albertlandmuseum.co.nz

31:   Good as New Pre Loved Grown-Ups Market, Orewa Community Centre, 9am-12 noon. Forty stalls of second hand clothes, handbags, shoes and accessories. Free admission, bargains.



1:   Polar Plunge, Orewa Beach, meet by ‘the ship' at Arundel Reserve, 9.30am. Fundraiser for Orewa Sea Scouts. Run into the sea, followed by a hot drink! Participants must sign up online to donate orewaseascouts.raiseit.co.nz/hub

2:   Snells Beach Ratepayers & Residents, Mahurangi East Community Hall, 7.30pm. Paul Klinac, from Auckland Council, speaks on Council's approach to coastal management.

13:  Warkworth Garden Club Rose and Flower Show, Warkworth Town Hall, 12pm - 5pm. Prize giving at 1pm. Admission $2.00, under 16's free. Info: Penny 021 280 906. 




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/