public meeting. Swimmable Rivers, Green MP Catherine Delahunty at Waitara War Memorial Hall,
Memorial Place, Waitara at 7pm, Friday September 30.
GENERAL MEETING: Tikorangi Indoor Bowling Club. Thursday, October 6. Pot luck tea 6.30pm, followed by the AGM.
CONNECTING WITH NATURE: Taranaki Mental Health Awareness Week October 10-15. Monday 10, 12.15pm, Mindful walking in Pukekura Park, meet at Tea House. Tuesday 11, 7.30 -10am Breakfast Club, Taranaki Cathedral of St. Mary, Vivian St. Mental health info, $1 food items (Proceeds towards charity). 12.30-1.30pm Tai Chi and Qigong, Fernery Lawn. Wednesday 12 12.15pm Mindful walking in Pukekura Park, meet at Tea House. 1pm Circus workshop, Pukekura Park, Fred Parker Lawn. Thursday 13 10am-2pm Hawera Wha¯nau Day, Hawera Main Square, games and activities – wet weather venue Salvation Army. 5.15pm Mindful Walking in Pukekura Park, meet at Tea House. Friday 14 10am-11.30am Equine Therapy, Riding for the Disabled, 1 Alba St, Barretts Domain. (Bookings essential). Saturday 15 10am-3pm Wha¯nau Day and Duck Race,
Huatoki Plaza and Puke Ariki Landing. For more information phone Sharron 06-759 4064 or 027 404 1892.
AL-ANON: What can you do when someone close to you drinks too much? Come along to an Al-Anon meeting and meet others who understand. Fridays at noon Holy Trinity Church Hall Henui Street Fitzroy. Phone 7511435 or 7566462. PET BLESSING: On Sunday October 2, the Taranaki Cathedral, in conjunction with the SPCA, will be holding its annual Pet Blessing at the 10am service which is held in the Peace Hall, Vivian Street, New Plymouth. Many animals are being sourced to be part of the service, and members of our clergy and wider community are getting into the spirit of things and wearing costumes.
COOKING CLASSES: Sri Lankan, Indian, Thai. Next course starts on October 11. Classes will be held on Tuesdays from 7pm till 9pm and will proceed for seven weeks. For more information phone 067513547, 021 08175882 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. WAITARA RAILWAY: The Waitara Railway runs on the first and third Sunday of each month. Excursions start from Queen St Waitara (opposite New World supermarket) at 11am and 1.30pm on each of those days. Rides from Waitara to Lepperton and return (approx one hour). Prices: Children under five years free, 5 to 15 years $5, adults
$15, family tickets $30 for two adults and two children. Any inquiries to Eileen Bettridge 067544973. Charters also available upon request. PARENTING SUPPORT: The Nurture Centre is now offering classes for expectant and new parents on normal infant behaviour around feeding and sleeping, including self-care and support for mums and dads. More details available on our website www.thenurturecentre.nz or contact Anne on 027-545-7761.
FREE MEAL: Community dinner at Onuku Taipari Domain Hall, 136 Ngamotu Road, 6.30pm every Monday. Contact Nikki 021 02368354.
BE A COOK OR CHEF DAY: The Taranaki Music Education Centre’s Be A Cook or Chef Day is on Thursday September 29, 9am - 3pm at Taranaki Music Education Centre, 23 Dorset Ave, New Plymouth. For 5-12-year-olds. $50 pp. To book please ring/text 0274199991 or email email@example.com
PARTY DAY: The Taranaki Music Education Centre’s Movie, Recording and Games Party Day is on Friday September 30, 9am - 3pm at Taranaki Music Education Centre, 23 Dorset Ave, New Plymouth. This is for 5-12-year-olds. $50 pp. To book please ring/text 0274199991 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
LIVING A WHOLE LIFE: Bite-sized ways to create a richer life, an evening of meditation, learning, selfcare, tea and nibbles! Friday September 30, 7-9pm at Alchemy Yoga & Wellbeing Level 1, 32 Egmont St NP. Tickets $15 at www.alchemywellbeing.co.nz/living. REUNION: The Ameila Thompson reunion will be held October 21-23 in the Holy Trinity Church Hall, Fitzroy NP, starting at 9.30am.for registrations. Email email@example.com. or phone Anne on 06 7586287.
FRIDAY FUN QUIZ: Rumpus Room at 4pm every Friday. Questions suited to all ages. No cost to take part and prizes awarded.