North Taranaki Midweek - - WAITARA FOCUS -

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 web­site­nealog­ 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 thescot­

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.time­ or find us on face­­bank. MAR­KET DAY: Waitara East School, Oc­to­ber 8, 8.30am-noon, stall $10, if you would like to have a stall con­tact Joan 0278859478.



Back Porch Blues Band and Laura Collins will be play­ing at 4th Wall Theatre, Satur­day Oc­to­ber 1, 7.30pm.

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