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Vol­un­teer­ing Hawke’s Bay: For all your vol­un­teer­ing re­quire­ments. Vol­un­teer now by join­ing www.vol­un­teer­ or call us on 06 873 3139, Level 5 215 Rail­way Road, Hast­ings.

Big Brothers Big Sis­ters. Wanted vol­un­teer men­tors. We need male or fe­male men­tors aged be­tween 18-80 years old. Spend one hour a week with a child who needs a friend. "You don't need to change your life to change theirs." For more in­for­ma­tion con­tact Pa­tri­cia Small on 022 5812965 or email: pa­tri­ or visit www.big­broth­ers­big­sis­

The Phone News HB: Free news ser­vice for those who can­not hold or read a news­pa­per. Phone 2805051 and fol­low the prompts Here­taunga Se­niors – Warm, wel­com­ing com­mu­nity cen­tre for se­niors: St Martin's Hall 1120 Wil­low­park Rd North Hast­ings (next to May­fair school). Mon­days – Thurs­days 8am – 4pm MON­DAYS: Keep fit ther­a­peu­tic ex­er­cises, craft group, 500 card club. TUES­DAYS: Dig­i­tal Se­niors -1:1 com­puter tu­ition. Monthly van out­ing WED­NES­DAYS: Com­mu­nity Day in­cludes two-course hot meal, en­ter­tain­ment etc. Foot clinic once a month THURS­DAYS: Games morn­ing - in­door bowls, cards, scrabble, rum­mikub,etc. plus op­tional two-course hot meal.

Big screen movie once a month. Frozen meals to take­away. Trans­port avail­able Ph: 870 7025 Hawke’s Bay fam­i­lies of deaf chil­dren Has your child been iden­ti­fied with a hear­ing loss? We are a fam­ily group, run by fam­i­lies of deaf chil­dren, to pro­vide op­por­tu­ni­ties for deaf and hard of hear­ing chil­dren, and their fam­i­lies, across Hawke's Bay. For more in­for­ma­tion email, phone 0272 HB DEAF or visit www.face­ HBFDCInc.


New­com­ers Lunch Group: New to Hawke's Bay? Meet oth­ers from var­i­ous na­tion­al­i­ties at our pop­u­lar lunches and events. Info: Shirley 873 7740 or Lynda 929-0033.

Spir­i­tual de­vel­op­ment dis­cus­sion group, mid­day1pm, ph Jo 021 2611 457. Pick­le­ball - A fun game for all fit­ness and skill lev­els, easy to learn, free tu­ition and gear, 6pm - 8pm, Flaxmere Com­mu­nity Hall, $5 do­na­tion for hall hire. For more in­for­ma­tion visit our FB page Pick­le­ball Hawkes Bay or phone 021 02279299 or 8782378. Hawke’s Bay Chess Club meets at 6pm ev­ery Wed­nes­day dur­ing term time at Have­lock North High School li­brary. Phone Mike 877 6027 or Ste­wart 879 8078.

Hast­ings Pi­o­neer Li­ons Club Ladies club meets sec­ond and fourth Wed­nes­day evenings, Clubs Hast­ings, Victoria St, Hast­ings. If you would like to be part of ateam that helps the com­mu­nity while hav­ing fun and fel­low­ship please ring Faye 06 8787337.

Hast­ings Al - Anon Fam­ily Group Here­taunga Women's Cen­tre, cnr Rus­sell & Eastbourne Streets, Hast­ings, Ruth Lovell Smith Room, 6.45 pm. Al -Anon has but one pur­pose — to help fam­i­lies of al­co­holics. Open meet­ing, ev­ery­one wel­come. Con­tact 8771183 or 0211663606

Keirunga Quil­ters: Keirunga Quil­ters Keirunga Home­stead, 10am to 2pm. Also Keirunga Cot­tage, Mon­days 7pm to 9.30pm and 2nd Satur­day of the month 10am to 3pm. Keirunga Gar­dens, 6 Puf­flet Road, Have­lock North. Info: Bev 021 045 7297 or Do 877 5200

Chris­tian med­i­ta­tion: Sa­cred Heart Church, Here­taunga St East, 7pm. Phone Paula 878 3314. Home­stead Spin­ning Group: Sec­ond and fourth Weds of month. 10am 1.30pm (bring your lunch) at St Mark's Church Hall, cnr Park Rd North and Queen St East. Info phone Grace on 844 3682 or San­dra on 8797629.

Batu­cada Drum­ming: Pa­cific Surf Life­sav­ing Clu­b­rooms, Ma­rine Pa­rade, Napier, 8pm — 9.30pm. Free to come along and try. Mem­ber­ship is $3 a week. Group drums avail­able. Bring ear-plugs or ear-muffs! Info phone 0274 482 995. Hast­ings Scot­tish Coun­try Dance Club Age Con­cern Hall, 415 Here­taunga Street East. Wed­nes­day, 7.30pm and Fri­day, 10am. Begin­ners, Wed­nes­day, 7pm. Con­tact Dot 870 3381 or Lynne 877 0297.

HB Am­a­teur Wine­mak­ers & Brew­ers Club FREE Wine and Beer tast­ings. Third Wed­nes­day monthly, 7.30pm; 22 Lee Road Taradale. Guests wel­come FREE three-month trial mem­ber­ship. Info: 06 8760 312,

Gam­blers Anony­mous: Is your gam­bling be­com­ing a prob­lem? There is a Gam­blers Anony­mous group now run­ning for Hawke's Bay. Meet­ing weekly, Green­mead­ows Com­mu­nity Hall, Tait Drive Green­mead­ows. Wed­nes­day's 7pm. Please phone or text 021432572 for in­for­ma­tion. All wel­come.


Chronic Pain Cof­fee GroupThurs­days, 10-11.30am, Here­taunga Women's Cen­tre, cnr Rus­sell and Eastbourne Sts, Hast­ings. Liv­ing with chronic pain can be iso­lat­ing when ev­ery­one around you seems healthy, it brings emo­tions like com­plete fear & frus­tra­tion. Come and share your story and sup­port each other pos­i­tively over a cuppa and re­mem­ber you are not alone. Cost koha. For more in­for­ma­tion phone 878 5401. Bay Cities Sym­phonic Band Re­hearsals, Thurs­days, 7-9pm, Age Con­cern hall, 415E Here­taunga St East. For more in­for­ma­tion visit web­site or email bayc­i­ties­mu­ or phone 021 066 4017. Brain In­jury (HB): For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion or to come along call 878 6875. Cancer So­ci­ety NZ Hawke’s Bay Carer’s group: Are you car­ing for a loved one with cancer? Join us for sup­port and friend­ship

When: Third Thurs­day of the month. Sup­port for car­ers of some­one with cancer. Con­tact Sheila Roberts phone 8767638. In­ter­na­tional Folk Danc­ing: 10am-12noon, Com­mu­nity Hall, Clive. MidMarch-Dec. En­quiries 068787272 or 0211883118. Hast­ings City Art Gallery Lunch time tours, first Thurs­day of ev­ery month). FREE. Open seven days, 10am-4.30pm.-


Hawke’s Bay Com­mu­nity Choir: Sing for joy in a non-au­di­tioned choir with pro­fes­sional song leader. World mu­sic, pop­u­lar songs, rounds. No mu­sic read­ing. Ev­ery Thurs­day dur­ing term time. 7-8.30pm, Clive Com­mu­nity Hall. $5 per week. Info: Cathy Kingston phone 844 8099. Email or just come to sing. Learn Bridge: or a re­fresher course, Hast­ings Bridge Club, Rail­way Road, Hast­ings, 7.30pm, ph Carol 8749616. Arthri­tis Ex­er­cise: 9.30am, St Mark's Hall, cnr Queen St and Park Rd, Hast­ings. Phone Jan Fin­ni­more 8769327 or Eleanor Chote 878 3913.

Par­ents/whanau Cof­fee Group: Barnar­dos Hast­ings Early Learn­ing Cen­tre, 1201A Cun­ning­ham Cres­cent, 10am, ph 876 9548. Cards: Clubs Hast­ings, Victoria Street, Thurs­day af­ter­noons 1-3.30pm. Mem­bers, guests and af­fil­i­ated mem­bers wel­come. Mor­ris Danc­ing - have a go. Fan­tas­tic ex­er­cise and great fun. Live mu­sic, good for the heart and soul! Thurs­days 7-9pm ap­prox, Keirunga Home­stead, Have­lock North. Phone Ann 8767110.

Hawkes Bay Par­ents Cen­tre Child­birth Ed­u­ca­tion cour­ses. Have­lock North and Napier. Learn about preg­nancy, child­birth, breast­feed­ing and car­ing for your new­born. Info, phone 835-3743 or email hawkes­bayan­te­na­ Visit www.par­ents­cen­ Ladies Probus Club Hast­ings: Meet 3rd Thurs­day of the month, 10am at the Bridge Club Rooms

Rail­way Road, 10am. Come along or phone 877 8369.

Hawkes Bay Zonta monthly meet­ing, all wel­come to see what we do, held 4th Thurs­day of the month at Golflands, Hast­ings, 5:30pm con­tact hawkes­ or 021 2555 181.


Al­co­holics Anony­mous AA : 8pm Fri­days at Saint Columba's Pres­by­te­rian Church, cnr Columba Way and Napier Rd, Have­lock North. New­com­ers wel­come.

Marty’s Preschool Mu­sic Group: Fri­day morn­ing from 9.30am- 12pm. Mu­sic at 10am, morn­ing tea and play time.

$2 per child. Martin's Hall, 1120 Wil­low­park Road North, Hast­ings. All wel­come. Phone 8703356.

Fun Housie for Se­niors:1-3pm at 415 Here­taunga St East (op­po­site New World), ph Hast­ings Age Con­cern on 870 9060. Flaxmere Plun­ket Play­group:Fun and morn­ing tea, 9.30-11.30am, Flaxmere Fam­ily Cen­tre, cnr of Wil­son Rd and Peter­head Ave, Flaxmere, ph 021 655 638 or 877 2442.

Age Con­cern Have­lock North.

Morn­ing Tea Fri­days at Age Con­cern Have­lock North, St Luke's Hall, 24 Te Mata Rd Have­lock North, 9.30am. Ev­ery­one wel­come- Come and make new friends.$3 do­na­tion En­quiries: 877 6488.

Hast­ings Stroke Folk - Morn­ing tea ev­ery 3rd Fri­day of the month 10.30am - 12 noon. Brit­tany House Hall, Grove Road, Hast­ings. Eczema & Al­lergy Play­group - 10.30am 1pm @ Flaxmere Fam­ily Plun­ket Cen­tre, 1 Peter­head Road, Flaxmere. Con­tact Kellyann 0278290247 SPACE ses­sions: 12.15pm to 3pm at South City Play­cen­tre. Par­ents and new ba­bies to 4mths. Dis­cus­sions on child de­vel­op­ment and par­ent­ing , mu­sic and move­ment, play and so­cial­is­ing. Phone Nic 8768448 or email


Al­co­holics Anony­mous Meet­ing Ev­ery Satur­day Night, 7.30pm. Here­taunga Women's Cen­tre, cnr Rus­sell & Eastbourne Streets, Hast­ings.

Have­lock Hand­made Mar­ket: First Satur­day of month. Qual­ity craft items, made lo­cally. Te Mata Rd, Have­lock North. Op­po­site St Luke's Church 9am to 1pm. Jus­tice of the Peace: Have­lock North Li­brary from 10am to 12.

Have­lock North Toy Li­brary: First and third Satur­days of month 9am - 10am. Toys for 0 to 5 year olds - no hire fees. New mem­bers wel­come. Info phone 0275400078 or 8706280.

Kid­nap­pers’ Coun­try Mu­sic Club sec­ond and fourth Satur­days, Kid­nap­pers' Coun­try Mu­sic Club Hall, Hen­der­son Rd, Flaxmere, by Flaxmere Col­lege, 1.30pm. Bring your gui­tar or song­book. Ev­ery­one wel­come. Phone Wayne or Sandy on 879 5543 or 027 2027 546.

Or­ches­tra: HBOS Train­ing Or­ches­tra prac­tice: Karamu mu­sic room 8am dur­ing school terms for those with 2-3 years play­ing ex­pe­ri­ence (all ages wel­come). Con­tact Char­lotte 027 677 8118 or 844 8060 Gar­den­ers: ‘‘Heaps'' of horse ma­nure avail­able at Leg-Up Trust near Bridge Pa. Fill your own con­tain­ers or trail­ers for a do­na­tion to the trust.

Old-time and Scot­tish Danc­ing

Hast­ings Scots So­ci­ety, St An­drews Hall, Mar­ket St South, Hast­ings, ev­ery third Satur­day, 7.30pm.

Old-time Danc­ing Good Com­pan­ions Dance Club: First Satur­day, 7.30pm, Se­nior Cit­i­zens Hall, 4215 Here­taunga Street East, Hast­ings, ph Bill 844 9103.


Pick­le­ball A fun game for all fit­ness and skill lev­els, easy to learn, free tu­ition and gear 8.45am-11.45am Sun­day morn­ings, Mean­nee Bad­minton Hall, $5 do­na­tion for hall hire. For more in­for­ma­tion visit the Fac­book page Pick­le­ball Hawkes Bay or phone 021 02279299 or 8782378.

Hash house Har­ri­ers (Pa­nia Plod­ders). Fun run and walk trails with the em­pha­sis on FUN. Meet new friends and have FUN get­ting fit­ter. Dif­fer­ent venues and ter­rain Sun­days at 2pm. First run free so noth­ing to lose. Give us a try .... You'll be glad you did. For info about this weeks trail phone Rob­bie on 021-2411481 or Mike on 021-703392. Hawke’s Bay Founders. For in­for­ma­tion please ring sec­re­tary, Richard Bay­ley, phone 876 7616.

Sin­gle Ma­ture Gay Women 50 plus: Break­fast/brunch, first Sun­day of the month, 10.30am. So­cial gath­er­ing for like-minded women. De­tails phone Mar­ri­anne, 835 8181 Hawke’s Bay Ra­tion­al­ists and Hu­man­ists:7pm, first Sun­day of month in Duart House, Have­lock North. Ph John 877 6678.

Vege­tar­i­ans/Ve­g­ans: Monthly potlucks, ph Donna on 027-588-7756 or email

Cards: 500 at Clubs Hast­ings, Victoria St, Hast­ings, 1.30-4pm, ph Krystyna 878 5622. Hast­ings Coun­try Mu­sic Club: First and third Sun­days, 1-4pm, $2 mem­bers, $3 non­mem­bers, St Martin's Hall, 1120 Wil­low­park Rd Nth, Hast­ings.

HB Bromeliad Group: 2pm, fourth Sun­day, dis­cus­sions and plant sales, ph Mar­garet, 844 7412 or Judy, 844 5021.

Self De­fence: Free self de­fence and life skills classes, Bayc­ity Taek­wondo, 200 Queen St, Hast­ings, fourth Sun­day of month, ph 878 4782 or 027 429 7557.

Ulysses Mo­tor­cy­cle Club: Rides ev­ery sec­ond Sun­day, ph Graeme, 027 321 3917. Clubs Hast­ings - Easy Lis­ten­ing Nostal­gia Con­cert - Third Sun­day of month 4.30pm - 8.30pm. All Wel­come, free en­try. Phone Shirley 844 9683

Old Cus­tom House Mu­seum sum­mer hours

When: Open ev­ery Sun­day 11am – 4pm Where: Cus­toms Quay, Ahuriri.

Info: Free en­try. For more in­for­ma­tion email cus­tom­house­


ME/CFS & Fi­bromyal­gia Sup­port Hawkes Bay Third Mon­day of each month. If you, or a per­son you know suf­fers from ME (chronic fa­tigue syn­drome) or fi­bromyal­gia we have sup­port meet­ings with a co­or­di­na­tor who is avail­able 9am-3 pm to an­swer your ques­tions on how you can best man­age your ill­ness. Call/text Liz 027 224 9525 or lizmecf­

Ex­pe­ri­ence the Sound of Soul: third Mon­day of the month, 7.30pm-8.15pm +/-, sing HU, a sa­cred sound and an­cient mantra for in­ner guid­ance and di­vine love. En­joy con­ver­staion with oth­ers of like heart, phone Richard 878 2773.

Dutch Kof­fee club first Mon­day of the month, 10am, Duart House, Have­lock North. Come and join us "voor gezel­ligheid". For more in­for­ma­tion phone Lou on 8774 704.

Qi Gong / Med­i­ta­tion Class: 9.30-10.30am, Soul Sanc­tu­ary. Info: Jo, 8440 182

Fam­ily his­tory – ge­neal­ogy: NZ Soc of Ge­neal­o­gists HB Branch meets Ston­ey­croft House, 901 Omahu Road, Hast­ings, third Mon­day at 7.15 pm, fourth Mon­day from 9.30 am. All wel­come. En­quiries to Mar­garet 843 2272 or email ge­neal­o­ As­so­ci­a­tion of Blind Cit­i­zens: Meet ev­ery sec­ond Mon­day, 10am, once a month, Hast­ings RSA. Con­tact Mar­garet 8700 998. Morn­ing tea. All wel­come.

Bay Chimers mu­si­cal group: Lady of Lour­des Church lounge, Mon­days 10am11.30am. All you need is a love of mu­sic and a sense of hu­mour to play the chimes. New mem­bers en­cour­aged. Info phone Peter Price 878 2560.

Here­taunga Women’s Cen­tre, Free Mi­grant Women’s Sup­port Group: 10-11.30am, dur­ing school term. Learn English, en­joy con­ver­sa­tion and share ex­pe­ri­ences. Phone 878 5401.

Sin­gle Mums Cof­fee Group: Reg­is­ter your in­ter­est by phon­ing Here­taunga Women's Cen­tre 878 5401.

Heart med­i­ta­tion: 7-8pm en­try by do­na­tion, Have­lock North, ph Ju­lia God­free 877 6252.

Hawke’s Bay Live Poets’ So­ci­ety: sec­ond Mon­day of each month, ex­cept Jan­uary and Novem­ber. Hast­ings Com­mu­nity Arts Cen­tre, Rus­sell St. Doors open: 7pm. Po­etry starts: 7.30pm. $5 en­try, in­cludes sup­per. Info: 877-8409 or Creative Hast­ings (878-9447).

Wild Goose Qigong: Move, meditate, take charge of your health, 5.45pm, Have­lock North, ph 835 6418.

Hawke’s Bay Home­birth Sup­port Group: Last Mon­day of month, 10am. De­tails on the lend­ing li­brary, cloth­ing ex­change and venue, ph Rachel 845 2660.

Child­birth Ed­u­ca­tion with Par­ents Cen­tre: Seven week course, cov­er­ing birth and be­yond, ph 835 3743 to leave msg.

Vil­lage Re­bus - Ev­ery sec­ond Mon­day of the month at Have­lock North Club, 4 Camp­bell Street, Have­lock North. Plenty park­ing. Morn­ing tea, guest speakers. Phone pres­i­dent 877 4677 or sec­re­tary 873 8433 Low cost coun­selling- Mon­day to Fri­day first ses­sion free then $5-$50 at the Here­taunga Women's Cen­tre. Phone 878 5401

Sin­gle Mums Cof­fee Group

Please reg­is­ter your in­ter­est by phon­ing the Here­taunga Women's Cen­tre. Phone 878 5401.

New Zealand Deer­stalk­ers Napier Branch Meet­ing

Gen­eral meet­ing last Mon­day of the month. Vis­i­tors, new mem­bers and ju­niors wel­come. 7.30pm at our club rooms 29 Thorn Place Onekawa

For more in­for­ma­tion con­tact Heath Faulknor on 8430750.

New Zealand Deer­stalk­ers Ju­nior Napier Branch Meet­ing

Ju­nior meet­ing first Mon­day of the month. Vis­i­tors, new mem­bers and ju­niors wel­come. 7.30pm at our club rooms 29 Thorn Place Onekawa

For more in­for­ma­tion con­tact Heath Faulknor on 8430750.

Do you love to sing? Sounds of Hawke’s Bay: Sounds of Hawkes Bay Cho­rus meet at 7.15 pm ev­ery Mon­day at Clive School Hall. If you are a fun lov­ing lady, come and ex­pe­ri­ence the thrill of singing four part har­mony. Check out our Face­book page. Con­tact Nancy (877 9705) or Bianca (876 4002).-


Hast­ings Re­bus (for­mally Probus ) meets on the first Tues­day of the month at 9.30 at the Bridge Club room, Rail­way Road. We are a mixed club and have in­ter­est­ing speakers as well as trips away. Phone Leon 0211328748 or Pauline 0211390836. Do join us for friend­ship and fel­low­ship.

Cof­fin Club(also ev­ery sec­ond Satur­day), 707 Syl­van Rd, 9am-12 noon.

St Matthew’s Craft Group: 9.30-11.30am. Come and learn a new skill and make new friends. For more in­for­ma­tion phone Jean 873 4480.

027 9450 848.

Vis­ually im­paired and blind bowls: 10am, Hast­ings RSA. Coach­ing. All wel­come. Con­tact Grant 8784 778.

Brain In­jury As­so­ci­a­tion HB Fam­ily Sup­port and Ed­u­ca­tion Group. First Tues­day of month, 10am, Head­way House. Learn cop­ing strate­gies and sup­port. Also Brain In­jury (HB) and Age Con­cern Hast­ings are run­ning games of Boc­cia 10.30am – 11.30am at Age Con­cern Hast­ings Hall (across from New World). For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion call 878 6875.

En­quiries phone 878 6875, or email li­ai­son@brain­in­ Here­taunga Women’s Cen­tre Acrylics Paint­ing Class: 10am12.30pm. Fa­cil­i­ta­tor: Robyn Walt, Bach­e­lor of Fine Arts. Cost: Koha/ Do­na­tion. Book­ings es­sen­tial. Phone 878 5401.

Ro­tary Club of Stort­ford Lodge: New to Hast­ings and look­ing for fel­low­ship and to work with oth­ers to help in the com­mu­nity? Come along to Cafe´ No 5 on Tues­days be­tween 5.30pm and 6pm to find out more. For more in­for­ma­tion con­tact Ken Haines on 029 444 3322.

Scot­tish Coun­try Danc­ing: 7pm8.30pm, 1120N Wil­low­park Road, Hast­ings. Mid-March-Dec. En­quires 068787272 or 0211883118 Jus­tice of the Peace

Hast­ings War Memo­rial Li­brary from 2pm to 4pm

Hawkes Bay Af­fected By Sui­cide Sup­port GroupTalk and share with oth­ers who have been af­fected by sui­cide. Phone War­ren Brown (027 286 4071) and San­dra Pell (027 684 3033). Email san­ or war­ xFREE Le­gal Clinic 12.30 to 1.30pm at the Here­taunga Women’s Cen­tre. Book­ings are es­sen­tial. Phone 878 5401

Hast­ings Bad­minton and Ta­ble Ten­nis: 9.30am — 11.30am St An­drew’s Church Hall, Mar­ket St, Hast­ings. Cost $5. En­quiries ph. 877 8184 or text 021 123 7792.

60s-Up Hast­ings Branch. Sec­ond Tues­day of ev­ery month at 10am, St Marks Church Hall, cor­ner Park Rd & Queen St, Park­vale for fun, friend­ship,speakers, en­ter­tain­ers, out­ings and sales ta­ble. Call Reg 871 0286.

Al­co­holics Anony­mous AA: 8pm Tues­day. St An­drews Church Hall cnr Mar­ket Street and Lyn­don Road.

Church Op Shop: 9am - 12pm at St Martin’s Hall, 1120 Wil­low­park Road, Hast­ings. ph 870 6448. SPACE ses­sions ev­ery week: 12.15pm to 3pm at South City Play­cen­tre. Par­ents and ba­bies 4 to 8mths. Dis­cus­sions on child de­vel­op­ment and rel­e­vant par­ent­ing top­ics, mu­sic and move­ment, play and so­cial­is­ing. Phone Nic 8768448 or email

Peo­ples Ad­vo­cacy So­ci­ety: Free ser­vice avail­able to any­one seek­ing ad­vice and as­sis­tance in deal­ing with Work and In­come and IRD and the gen­eral field of wel­fare. 9.30am-1.30p.m. Level 5, 215 Rail­way Road, Hast­ings 4122. Ph 06 650 6412 or

Brain In­jury As­so­ci­a­tion HB:Li­ai­son Ser­vice, ad­vo­cacy, ed­u­ca­tion, sup­port and life­style pro­grammes for peo­ple with brain in­juries, their fam­i­lies/whanau and car­ers. 9am-2.30 daily, phone 878 6875, emer­gency con­tact 027 5366345. Email li­ai­son@brain­in­

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