Com­mu­nity briefs

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Adult lit­er­acy

Free sum­mer pro­gramme in read­ing, writ­ing and maths. Phone: 570- 4140.

Turf open

Mt Roskill Gram­mar Astro­turf is open for pub­lic use for rugby, soc­cer and hockey on Fri­day and on De­cem­ber 24, 27, and 28, and Jan­uary 3 to Jan­uary 31. Bring your own sports gear and soft rub­ber shoes.

Warm wel­come

Sal­va­tion Army drop-in cen­tre at 218 Mt Al­bert Rd, San­dring­ham is closed for the Christ­mas hol­i­days on De­cem­ber 26 and Jan­uary 2, oth­er­wise open from 10am to 2pm on Wed­nes­days. Games, ac­tiv­i­ties, chats, re­fresh­ments. All wel­come. Phone: 629- 5063.


Thurs­day morn­ing ses­sions at Avon­dale Bap­tist church fin­ish to­mor­row and restart on Jan­uary 10. All wel­come to fi nal ses­sion at 9.30am. Bring a plate. Phone Wendy: 827-2135.

Xmas ser­vices

St Martin’s Angli­can Church has carols and a chil­dren’s play on Sun­day from 9.30am. Can­dles, com­mu­nion and carols on Christ­mas Eve at 8.30pm. Christ­mas Day com­mu­nion ser­vice at 9.30am. All wel­come.

Satur­day mar­ket

Block­house Bay Com­mu­nity Cen­tre, from 7am on Satur- days. In aid of Ar­manasco House, a his­tor­i­cal cot­tage main­tained by vol­un­teers. Phone: 826- 4145 to book a stall.


Are you a com­pul­sive overeater? Overeaters Anony­mous can help. Phone: 376- 3068.

Stretch, re­lax

Yoga-based, gen­tle move­ment aimed at over- 50s at Ep­som Com­mu­nity Cen­tre, 202 Gillies Ave, 2pm ev­ery Thurs­day. Phone: 623- 6294.

Nat­u­ral his­tory

Auck­land club runs day­long bush­walk­ing trips ev­ery other Sun­day. Three pick-ups around city. Phone: 376-2161.

So­cial bridge

Al­len­dale Bridge Club meets for so­cial play in Mt Al­bert, from 11am to 2.30pm on Mon­days. All abil­i­ties and new mem­bers wel­come. Phone: 828- 3153.

Chil­dren’s choir

Mt Roskill Chil­dren’s Choir has va­can­cies for 5 to 16-year- olds. Af­ford­able coach­ing for kids who love to sing. No ex­pe­ri­ence nec­es­sary. Meets Tues­day af­ter­noons. Phone: 8281683.

Auck­land walk­ers

Sun­day morn­ing walk­ing group wants new friends. Meet at Auck­land jog­gers and walk­ers clu­b­rooms, Manukau Rd end of Puriri Drive, 8am. Brisk one-hour walk fol­lowed by cuppa and chat. Phone: 524-7976.

Se­nior cit­i­zens

One­hunga Se­nior Cit­i­zens Club meets at 3 Pearce St, One­hunga, from 1pm ev­ery sec­ond Tues­day. Phone: 636- 5439.

Griev­ing kids

Sea­sons is a pro­gramme for chil­dren deal­ing with death or di­vorce at St Peter’s Church One­hunga. Phone: 636- 6368.

Preg­nancy yoga

One­hunga Co­op­er­at­ing Parish, cor­ner The Mall and Grey St, at 10am on Fri­days. Phone: 634- 3048.

Sup­per club

At Eden Com­mu­nity Church lounge, 72 View Rd, Mt Eden, from 7.30pm to 9pm on third Thurs­day of month. Phone: 630- 3423.

Ladies Probus

Mt Roskill group meets at the Fick­ling Cen­tre, Three Kings at 9.45am on third Mon­day of month. En­joy morn­ing tea, guest speak­ers and trips. New mem­bers wel­come. Phone: 625- 4854.

Gar­den club

Mt Al­bert Hor­ti­cul­tural Club meets at 990 Great North Rd, West­ern Springs, at 7.30pm on first Tues­day of month. All wel­come. Phone: 626- 6673.

Probus group

Royal Oak Ladies Probus group meets at St Johns Church hall, Chan­dler St on third Mon­day of month. Phone: 636- 3068.

Fel­low­ship fun

The Ran­furly-Eden Ladies Probus Club for re­tired women meets at Mt Eden Bowl­ing Club, cnr Stokes Rd and Ep­som Ave, at 10am on third Tues­day of month.

Gar­den ad­vice

Learn how to gar­den at Kings­land sites. Co­or­di­na­tor on duty from 2pm to 4pm on Sun­days ex­cept in heavy rain. Bring a smile, tools and spare seedlings. Gar­dens off New North Rd side of Bond St, be­side church.

Women’s Cir­cle

West­mere group meets at West End Ten­nis Club, West End Rd, from 1pm on the third Thurd­say of the month. New mem­bers wel­come. Phone: 376- 3484.

Play boules

The Herne Bay Petanque Club meets at Sal­is­bury Re­serve, Sal­is­bury St, at 9.15am ev­ery Thurs­day and 5pm ev­ery Fri­day. Tu­ition avail­able.

Karate group

Tra­di­tional seibukan karate group meets at New­ton Cen­tral School, Mon­mouth St, Grey Lynn. Phone: 416- 5314 for in­for­ma­tion on days and times.

Oranga ac­tiv­i­ties

Oranga Com­mu­nity Cen­tre, 52- 54 Wai­tangi Rd hosts walk­ing group at 9.30am on Mon­days, af­ter-school home­work help on Tues­days, kids’ art at 11.30am on Wed­nes­days and adult art from 10am on Fri­days. Gold coin do­na­tions wel­come. Phone: 525- 0174.

Toy li­brary

New mem­bers wel­come at Pon­sonby Toy Li­brary. No wait­ing list. Open at 3 Ded­wood Ter­race, St Mary’s Bay, from 9.30am to 11.45am, Tues­days and Satur­days. Phone: 360- 4230.

Ro­tary group

Club of­fers fel­low­ship, com­mu­nity and in­ter­na­tional ser­vice and pro­vides sup­port for youth pro­grammes. Mem­bers meet ev­ery Tues­day for break­fast and speak­ers. Phone: 846- 3282.

Men’s Probus

Pt Che­va­lier so­cial club for re­tired peo­ple meets monthly and has monthly bus trips. Phone: 626- 6585.

In­door bowls

West End Ten­nis Club, cnr Fife St and West End Rd, West­mere, from 7.30pm on Thurs­days. Any age, begin­ners wel­come. Phone: 376-1339.

Girls Brigade

16th Auck­land com­pany meets at the Old Home­stead, 92 Pt Che­va­lier Rd, Wed­nes­days dur­ing termtime. Three age groups. $15 a term. Phone: 376- 6224 for times.

Karate kids

Qual­i­fied in­struc­tors lead begin­ners classes for six to 12-year- olds at West­mere School, from 6pm to 7pm on Thurs­days. First two classes free. Phone: 846- 8780.

In­door bowls

At St Francis School hall, Mon­trose St, Pt Che­va­lier, from 7.15pm on Tues­days. No ex­pe­ri­ence nec­es­sary. Phone: 846- 4533.

Mainly mu­sic

Group meets at Pt Che­va­lier Bap­tist Cen­tre, cnr Pt Che­va­lier Rd and Smale St, at 10am on Wed­nes­days. Phone: 376- 4476.

Ep­som toughlove

Par­ent Sup­port group meets at Athol Syms Com­mu­nity House, 11 Grif­fin Ave, Ep­som, Sun­days from 7.30pm. No en­rol­ment nec­es­sary. Phone 624- 4363.

Dul­cimer group

Do you have or play a moun­tain dul­cimer? Group meets ev­ery other Sun­day from 2pm. Phone: 816-9445.

Pho­bic Trust

Anx­i­ety, pho­bias and ob­ses­sive com­pul­sive disor­ders af­fect one in three Ki­wis. Help is avail­able from Pho­bic Trust’s 24-hour ser­vice, phone: 846-9776.

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