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July


30:  Warkworth Museum Talk. Auckland's Fruitbowl: Heritage stories of Morrison's Orchards and Lemora Winery, 10am. Cost $5, booking essential. warkworthmuseum@xtra.co.nz

30&31:   Eye of the Needle, new Masonic Lodge, Baxter Street, Warkworth, 10am-4pm. Warkworth Embroiderers' biennial exhibition. Gold coin entry.

31: Forty Thieves Factory Open Day, 4R Titan Place Silverdale, 9.30am-12.30pm. Nut butter and roasted nuts refill station. BYO containers. Coffee from The Squeeze Inn, PB doughnuts, cookies and slices. Raffle worth over $1000 drawn at 11.30am. All proceeds going to Starship Hospital.

31:  Tree Pruning Workshop, 49 Matthew Road Kaipara Flats, 10am-1pm. Workshop by Sherryn from the Waygood Foundation. Bring pruning tools, sensible footwear and a coat. Bring something for a shared lunch. Cost $25pp. Info & bookings: Nancy 021 935 333.

31: Kaipara moana seafood festival, Te Hana Te Ao Marama Marae, 11am. Email tehana@xtra.co.nz.

31:  Good as new pre-loved fashion market, Ōrewa Community Centre, 9.30am-1pm. Enjoy a fun morning shopping sustainably. 40+ stalls featuring high street brands, designer labels, retro and vintage pieces. Info: facebook.com/Goodasnewprelovedkidsmarket

Goalkeeper urgently needed Warkworth Football Club's men's first team is urgently seeking a goalkeeper. The team plays on Saturday afternoons at various locations from Waitakere to Warkworth. Contact Jacob on 027 335 3157

Rodney Rams pool club. The Rodney Rams League clubroom in Whangateau has started a pool club. It is held fortnightly on Sundays at 1pm. It is $30 a year to subscribe to the club. The bar and kitchen is open during club meetings.

U16 rugby sponsorship needed. The Rodney Otamatea U16 rugby team is in need of sponsorship to attend the Taniwha Shield U16 Northland Tournament. The whole team, including Kaipara-based players, are intending to stay in Wellsford and will need to cover expenses including travel, accommodation, food and uniforms. It will be the first representative rugby experience for the young players. If you can help, contact manager Mima Manuell at 021 544 229 or mimamanuell@gmail.com.


August


1:  Tawharanui Community Planting Day, Tawharanui Regional Park, 9am-12.30pm. Complimentary BBQ lunch. 

2:  Matakana Hall Society AGM, meeting room behind Matakana Hall, 6.30pm. All welcome.

4:  Mahurangi Trail Society AGM, Mahurangi East Community Centre, 7pm. Immediately following the AGM Allison Roe will present the Matakana Coast Trail Trust vision and what they have been up to in the past year on the Pūhoi to Mangawhai trail. All welcome.

4:  Mahurangi Combined Friendship Club meeting, Mahurangi East Community Centre, 9.30am. The club aims to provide regular opportunities for the extension of fellowship & new friends combined with new interests & activities. New members welcome. Info: 09 962 6921.

7:  Wellsford community fundraiser dinner, Wellsford RSA, 6pm. A night of fun and laughter to raise funds for community causes including maintenance of the Port Albert Hall. Tickets $50 from events.wfdplus@gmail.com.

7:  Free Community Fun Day, Mahurangi East Community Centre, 1-4pm. Bouncy castle, face painting, sausage sizzle and more. Info: Moana 021 0246 1732 or Katie 021 701 779.

8:  Wellsford Country Music Club day, Wellsford Community Centre, 1-4pm. Everyone is welcome to enjoy and perform if you wish. Bring something for a shared afternoon tea. Info: Andrew 027 327 6604 or Andrea 027 276 4515

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

12:  Ballers wanted in Mangawhai Kaipara Basketball Association is calling for teams to register for an eight-week senior men's competition, which starts on August 12.  Games are held on Thursday evenings from 6pm in the Mangawhai Beach School gym. The competition is capped at six teams, on a first in, first served basis. Entry is $300 for a team. Contact info@kaiparabasketball.com.

15: Kaukapakapa Village Market, 947 Kaipara Coast Highway SH16, 8.30am-1pm. Craft stalls, coffee, food, local produce, live music, free face painting or hair plaiting for kids. Info: Sarah 0274 831542, sarah1@maxnet.co.nz or facebook.com/kaukapakapavillagemarket

18:  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

21:  Country on the Coast, Orewa Arts & Events Centre, 6pm. Harbour Hospice tribute night with “Dolly Parton” and “Kenny Rogers.” Country music, line dancing and more. Info: https://harbourhospice.org.nz/event/country-on-the-coast/

28:  Catwalk Arts, Mahurangi College Auditorium. Fundraiser for Harbour Hospice. Info: https://harbourhospice.org.nz/event/catwalk-arts/

 


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.