GUIDED WALK: Friends of
Pukekura Park invite members of the public to join them on their monthly guided walk with the park curator on Tuesday, October 4. Meet at the Bellringer Pavilion at 10.30am sharp (wet or fine), the duration of walk is approximately 90 minutes. These guided walks are a great way to introduce your visitors and friends to our lovely park and learn some interesting facts about the running of the park. Stay on afterwards for refreshments at the Teahouse if you wish.
STROLL IN THE PARK : We welcome everyone to join us to celebrate International Day of the Older Person with a Family Stroll in Pukekura Park. Meet at The Bellringer Pavilion at 10am, Saturday October 1. Phone Age Concern Taranaki - 759 9196 for further information.
GALA DAY: Taranaki Cathedral’s Peace hall, Vivian St, Saturday, October 8 from 10am-1pm. There will be plenty to choose from with hotpot meals, home baking, preserves and hot drinks. There are kids’ activities, sweets, face-painting, our famous emporium of fantastic goods, garden stall, books and puzzles, raffles - something for everyone.
FIELD TRIP: On this stones walk in the NP CBD, you will discover and learn to identify examples of rock types. We leave from N.P. District Council offices, 84 Liardet St, on Saturday October 8, at 1.30pm, and follow the route in the booklet New Plymouth Geological Walk, led by Colleen Field and Steve Thorstensen, Taranaki Geological Society members. Depending on the numbers participating and the discussion generated, expect the walk to take about 2 to 2 1/2 hours. As the last site is near Centre City and the post office, those wishing to, can have a cuppa inside and continue their discussion while pondering the paving tiles. Families welcome. Colleen Field, 758 4646. NP GENEALOGISTS: Guest speaker: Len Jury, well known philatelist and authority on the history of the Jury family and the Omata area will speak about the Battle of Waireka and subsequent events, 7.30pm Tuesday October 5. Our rooms are off Motoroa car park, behind shops, Whiteley St. Open hrs: Mon 10am -12.30pm , Wed midday-3pm, 10ammidday. Check our website www.genealogynp.com Visitors and new members welcome.
OPEN DAY: Taranaki Lapidary & Mineral Club, Sunday October 2 at Rangimarie Arts 7 Craft centre, Centennial Dr, NP. All welcome to come along and talk about or try your hand at our hobby.
OLD TIME HYMN SERVICE: Sunday October 2 at 2pm in Knox Church Community Centre, 17 Grey St., Waitara. All welcome.
VEGE GARDENING: Taranaki LandGirls invites you to a workshop about getting the best from your vege garden without using chemicals. The event will be held on Sunday October 9, from 12.30 pm, at 195 Dorset Rd, Hillsborough. Entry
$5. To find out more and / or register your interest please contact Claire Butler on 756 6140 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
STORY TELLER: Lesley Dowding, story teller extraordinaire will be at Twinkle Toes Movement and Music Playgroup, October 5, 9 to 11am, Holy Trinity Hall, Henui St, Fitzroy. All welcome, gold coin donation. We are a not-for-profit group which meets weekly for mothers and children birth to five for play, music and morning tea. Phone 067578700 or 0275 397 359.
MONTHLY MEETING: Taranaki Geological Society monthly meeting, Monday October 3. Speaker: Dr Craig Stevens (NIWA/Univ Auckland), In the Wake of the Nautilus – an Ocean Odyssey. Understanding the heat budget of the oceans provides valuable input to the climate debate. New Plymouth Girls’ High School Science Block, Room N2, 7.30pm. No charge. Members of the public are welcome to attend. Phone 06 7588487 for additional information, or Robert Park at 0211038573. POP-UP CAFE: Pukeiti is bursting forth in more ways than one this spring. A pop-up cafe´ will serve coffee, drinks, refreshments and light lunches from a temporary building at the front of the property from Wednesdays to Sundays, 10am to 4pm. It will open on Saturday October 1 and run until the end of January.
TARANAKI TIMEBANK: Help needed for community groups: Community Fruit Harvesting - Beach Clean - Bike Kitchen. On offer classes: juggling - chess - violin languages... and much more. Next Orientation Meeting: Wed October 5th, 7pm Puke Ariki Library/ Community Lounge. Call 021 173 2350, visit www.taranaki.timebanks.org or find us on facebook.com/TKITimebank. MARKET DAY: Waitara East School, October 8, 8.30am-noon, stall $10, if you would like to have a stall contact Joan 0278859478.
PUBLIC MEETING: Waitara RIver
Back Porch Blues Band and Laura Collins will be playing at 4th Wall Theatre, Saturday October 1, 7.30pm.