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18-Dec 6:   Hibiscus & Bays Art exhibition and awards, Estuary Arts Centre, Western Reserve, Ōrewa. ... read more

26:  Kaipara Flats Christmas Market, Kaipara Flats Sports Club, 4-8.30pm. Market with gifts, food and a raffle ... read more

26:  Grey Power members meeting, Totara Park, 5 Melwood Drive Warkworth, 10am. Christmas meeting featuring entertainment & shared lunch. All welcome. Info: 09 422 2405.

28:  Auckland Transport proposed speed limit changes drop-in event, Matakana Village Farmers Market, 10am-noon. Info: bit.ly/32tLiIR

28:  Wellsford Santa Parade, departs Wellsford Community Centre, 11.30am.

28:   Orewa Santa Parade, starts 4.30pm, Alice Ave followed by Orewa Surf Sounds, Orewa Reserve, by the surf club, from 5.30pm. Featuring Ben and Brody Glanfield. ... read more

28:  Anniversary Beach Party, Salty Dog Inn, 6-8pm

29:  Lego display, Matakana School Hall, 9am-4pm. Display by the Auckland Lego User Group. Entry $4 or free for under 3s.

29: Warkworth Scout Group Garage Sale, Warkworth Scout Den, 10am - 1pm. Good quality donations accepted on the day. $15 for a table. Info & table booking: Anne-Marie warkworth@group.scouts.nz

29:  Christmas Concert, by Local Vocals Choir, Wellsford Community Centre, 3pm

29:  Puhoi Village Market, Puhoi Pub grounds, 9am-1pm.

29:  Cement Works supporters group, Wilson Cement works, 2pm. Meeting to progress restoration of Warkworth's historic works. Info: John Tate 021 175 6686. 


2:   Designer of the Year Floral Art Competition, Orewa Baptist Church, 2 Loop Road, Orewa. Open to the public to view the display of floral designs, 11am to 3pm. Entry $5 adult, children free.

2:  Warkworth Area Liaison Group, RSA basement meeting room, 7.30pm. For all interested in Warkworth community issues.

5:  Opening of Art Workspace Extension, Mangawhai Artists Gallery, 45 Moir Street, noon.

5-6:  Smoke on the Coast barbecue team competition, Whangateau Holiday Park, from 7am on Saturday and 2.30pm on Sunday. Free public entry.

5:  CANCELLED Matakantata Choir Let's be Thankful community concert, Matakana Hall, 4pm. Tickets $15 at door. Info: Louise 09 422 6844

5:  Methodist Church Garage Sale, 1 Hexham Street Warkworth, 8.30am - 12.30pm. Info: Val Shepherd 09 425 9092.

6:   Traditional Carol Service, Silverdale Pioneer Village Chapel, 15 Wainui Rd, Silverdale, 7pm. Tea and coffee in the Parsonage from 6.30pm.

6:  Christmas Craft Fair with tea and treats, Leigh Hall, 10.30am-2.30pm. $10 entry includes tea.

6:  Warkworth Town Hall Christmas Market, 9am-1pm. Featuring Christmas gifts made by local artisans, food trucks, Santa Claus, face painting, Christmas music and more.

6:  Omaha marathon, Organisers promise it will be “flat, fast and stunningly beautiful.” The 21-kilometre route includes the Omaha foreshore and heads over to Point Wells before looping back. There are also two, five and 10 kilometre options. See omahahalfmarathon.co.nz.

9:  Rodney Local Board, 3pm - venue TBC

12:   Highfield Donkey Fun Day, Highfield Reserve Snells Beach, 11am. Games, BBQ, donkey rides & a visit from Santa. All welcome, no charge. Info: Helen 09 425 5516

13:   Silverdale Ballroom Dancing's Gala Christmas Party, Silverdale Hall, Silverdale Street, 5pm-8pm. Floor shows, spot prizes. All welcome.

20:   Kaukapakapa Village Market, 947 Kaipara Coast Highway, SH16, 8.30am to 1pm. Fresh coffee, food, local produce, live music, free face painting, Santa in his grotto & more. Info & stall bookings: Sarah 0274 831542 or sarah1@maxnet.co.nz


9:  Annual Woodchopping Carnival, Puhoi Pub




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.