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January


11-17:  Free water safety lessons. Parakai Springs, in partnership with Oranga Tamariki, is hosting a water safety programme for 11-17 year olds this school holidays. It will cover boat safety, bystander rescues, snorkelling, open water survival and more. The four-day programme runs from Tuesday, January 11, to Friday, January 14. Spaces are limited. Register with splash@dpanz.org.nz.

16:  Association football. The Northern Region Football preseason will begin on Saturday. Puhoi SC will be competing in the Conference League. Interested players should contact Coach Ellis on 021 0850 5406. Warkworth AFC plays in the senior men's competition. See sporty.co.nz/warkworthfc for registration.

16-17:  Matakana mixed open golf. The Matakana Classic two-course mixed open is being held on the weekend of January 16 & 17 at the Omaha Beach Golf Club and the Warkworth Golf Club. There is a $10,000 prize pool with four divisions and gross, nett and stableford scoring. $100 entry. See warkworthgolfclub.co.nz.

17:  Kaukapakapa Village Market, 947 Kaipara Coast Highway, SH16. 8.30am-1pm. Fresh coffee, food, local produce, live music, free face painting & more. Info & stall booking: Sarah 0274 831542 or sarah1@maxnet.co.nz

17:  Waipu Jazz Festival, noon-10pm ... read more

17:  Kaukapakapa Village Market, 947 Kaipara Coast Highway, SH16. 8.30am-1pm. Fresh coffee, food, local produce, live music, free face painting & more. Info & stall booking: Sarah 0274 831542 or sarah1@maxnet.co.nz

17&23:  Open day, Cue Haven, 2704 Kaipara Coast Highway, Araparea, 9am-4pm. No dogs. Info: cuehaven.com ... read more

19:  SeniorNet Open Day, under Warkworth RSA, 2.30pm

21-24:  Annual mARTakana Exhibition, Matakana School Hall, raising money for Harbour Hospice ... read more

22:  Te Hana Marae Night Market, 311 State Highway One Te Hana, 4.30pm. Market stalls, hangi, food, coffee, music and entertainment. All welcome. Info: 021 128 3244.

23:   The Big Dig, Orewa Beach and reserve adjacent to Orewa Surf Club. Registration starts 9.30am. Digging commences: 5 years and under 11am, Over 5 years,11.15am. Beach games, quick fire raffles and displays until 1pm.

23:  Roller Disco, Mahurangi Community Hall, Snells Beach, 7-8.30pm. Optional one-hour skate lesson starts at 6pm.
Info: facebook.com/events/410885979961188 

24:   Polytropos Live! Absurdistan Hall, 317a Parekura Rd Kaiwaka, 4.30pm A selection of new and old tunes by Rennie Pearson and Oscar West, performed on flute, fiddle, smallpipes, guitar and tin whistles. Tickets $20

28:  The Oaks on Neville Open Day, 10am-2pm

28:  Polytropos Live!, Waipu Presbyterian Church Hall, 7.30pm. Tickets $20

29:  John McGough the Trumpet Man, Warkworth RSA, 6pm

29 & 30:   Rodders Beach Festival, Orewa. The famous Rodders weekend hot rod showcase which raises funds for Westpac Helicopter Trust.

30:  43rd annual regatta on the Mahurangi Harbour, off Sullivan's Bay (weather-permitting), featuring classic boats from yesteryear, plus afternoon beach games for all ages. Info: mahurangi.org.nz

30:  Mahurangi Regatta. The Mahurangi Cruising Club is holding its annual regatta on Saturday. There will be a flotilla parade at 10.30am. Races for the seven different classes begin from 1pm and conclude by 6pm. Prize giving will be held at Scotts Landing at 7.30pm. Entries due by January 28. See mahurangicruisingclub.org.

31:  Puhoi Village Market, Puhoi Pub grounds and band
rotunda, 9am-1pm. Community produce, food, jewellery, crafts. New buskers and car boot sales ($20 per space). Email: puhoivillagemarket@gmail.com

 


February


1:  Bingo, Masonic Hall Warkworth, 7pm. Fundraiser for Warkworth Museum.

1:  Junior basketball. Mahurangi Basketball is again holding its popular junior programme in school term 1. It runs for nine weeks, usually from February to April and is open to children aged seven to 12. It is held at the Mahurangi College Gym on Tuesdays, 5pm-6pm. Send expressions of interest to coach Gavin Milligan at mahurangibasketball@gmail.com.

3:  Warkworth Area Liaison Group, RSA basement meeting room, 7.30pm, to discuss Warkworth issues.

4:  Matakantata choir rehearsals get underway, new singers welcome ... read more

6:  Looking For Alaska, Light and Shadow Album release tour, Mangawhai Library Hall, 8pm. Tickets $15

6:  Mangawhai Bowl Jam. The 10th annual Mangawhai Bowl Jam will be held on Saturday, February 6. Divisions include U16s, women's, open and masters. Registrations to themangawhaibowljam@gmail.com or facebook.com/themangawhaibowljam.

6:  Waitangi Day Family Fun Day, Te Hana Marae, 10am-3pm. Children's entertainment, kapa haka, hangi, open mic, music, market stalls, boil up, fry bread, kai & coffee. Free admission. All welcome. Info: 021 128 3244.

7:  Open day, Cue Haven, 2704 Kaipara Coast Highway, Araparea, 9am-4pm. No dogs. Info: cuehaven.com ... read more

13:  Family tag tournament at Tomarata. The Northland Stingrays is hosting the annual Manning Smith Memorial Cup at the Tomarata Tag grounds on Saturday, February 13. Team entries should be submitted as soon as possible as places are limited. Each team must have a minimum of 16 players, including four adult men, four adult women, four U14 girls and four U14 boys. Entry is $160. Contact northlandstingraystag@gmail.com.

14:  Warkworth Wings & Wheels, Kaipara Flats Airfield. A free family day out featuring around 30 aircraft, including two Tiger Moths, and vintage cars. Free

14:  The Big Buzz Festival, Matakana School, 9am-4pm. Talks, workshops, live entertainment, food trucks, demonstrations and competitions related to bees. Free

18:  Warkworth Bridge Club lessons start, 3-5pm ... read more

19:  Warkworth Museum Tea & Talk, “The Hamilton Family of Warkworth,” Warkworth & District Museum, 10am. Entry by donation.

27:  Summer Magic - Music in the Garden, Couldrey House Waiwera, 6pm. Featuring Opera Factory performing ‘Love & Romance' light opera and musical theatre favourites. Bring friends, a picnic, seating, rugs and a torch. Tickets: eventfinda.co.nz/2021/summer-magic-opera-in-the-garden/auckland/waiwera

27:  Auckland Opera Studio, Summer Picnic at Matakana, cnr Ward Rd & Matakana Valley Rd, 5.30pm. Featuring Amelia Berry, Aminda Edris, Natasha Wilson, Paul Whelan, Oliver Sewell and Ipu Laga'aia. Gates open 4.30pm. Bring your own picnic. Tickets: aucklandoperastudio.co.nz/events

Mahurangi senior rugby. Mahurangi Rugby club is looking for senior players for the 2021 season. Contact Haden at dor@mahurangirugbyclub.co.nz

 


COMMUNITY NOTICES


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:

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.

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.