North Taranaki Midweek - - WAITARA FOCUS -

FOR THE BOYS: ICONZ Adventure Unit is an ac­tion, adventure, ac­tiv­ity and val­ues-based pro­gramme for 8-11 year old Kiwi boys run by a ded­i­cated team of Kiwi blokes. ICONZ al­lows boys to be boys. At New Ply­mouth Cen­tral Bap­tist Church, Wed­nes­days, 6-7.30pm, 1 Lemon St. Con­tact Peter 758 6512, nci­ to reg­is­ter or for more in­for­ma­tion.

YOGA IN THE PARK: Tues­days 10 – 11.30 at Pukekura Pavil­ion. Pos­tures, breath­ing, re­lax­ation. All lev­els wel­come. Con­tact Kanya 753 9373 or 027 846 7238.

BIKE KITCHEN: Ev­ery Wed­nes­day 5.30pm – 7pm and ev­ery Satur­day 10am – 1pm, Es­cape Cof­fee Roaster, cor­ner of Gill and Liardet Sts. Call in if you’d like to learn skills to help you fix your bike.

YOGA: Okato and Oakura Yoga and Pi­lates classes. Cor­po­rates and pri­vates also avail­able. Check out­ for class de­scrip­tions and sched­ules, or con­tact Peggy on: 021 942496 or Jody on: 021 1749135.

AGE CON­CERN: Age Con­cern Taranaki wel­comes all peo­ple 65 years and over. Mon­days: Aqua Walk­ing at the Aquatic Cen­tre, phone of­fice to reg­is­ter for ses­sions. Ev­ery sec­ond and fourth

Wed­nes­day is Warm Up Wed­nes­day, Sing-a-long, group par­tic­i­pa­tion and fun, fol­lowed by a soup and toast lunch, (gold coin do­na­tion) held at De Burghs Hall - 9 Lawry Street Mo­turoa 10am - 12.30pm. Thurs­days 10 am - noon, Drop in Cafes, here at our of­fice. The sec­ond Thurs­day of the month is So­cial Morn­ing, morn­ing tea, guest speak­ers and top­ics of in­ter­est. Ph 759 9196 for fur­ther in­for­ma­tion.

YOGA: Be­gin­ner classes at Stran­don, 5.30-6.30pm, 7-8pm. Check out Face­book, Shan­dra Yoga Stran­don or phone Sinead 027 8000386 for more in­for­ma­tion.

CLASSES: Tai Chi/Qigong, Bell­block Hall (by the pool). Ev­ery Mon­day 11.30am to 12.30pm. Begin­ners wel­come and suit­able for all lev­els of fit­ness. For more in­for­ma­tion con­tact Judi 0272682601 or

TAI CHI CLASS: Ev­ery Fri­day 9.45-10.45 at St James Hall, Lawry St., Mo­turoa. All wel­come. Phone

Joanna 752-1016. MED­I­TA­TION: Be­ing Present– An In­tro­duc­tion to In­sight and Mind­ful­ness Med­i­ta­tion. Based on Bud­dhist teach­ings, this is a sec­u­lar course of­fer­ing ways to de­velop wis­dom and com­pas­sion in daily life. This is a five-week course, 5.30 – 7.30 Wed­nes­days. Con­tact Kanya 027 846 7238 or 06 753 9373.

TAI CHI: Tai Chi Chuan and Qigong classes - Mon­day 9-10am, Oakura Town Hall, Main South Rd, and Satur­day, 9-10:30am Vo­gel­town Pri­mary School Hall, Hu­a­toki St. Suit­able for the be­gin­ner to the ad­vanced. Phone Judi 0272682601 for more in­for­ma­tion or just turn up. WAITARA AGE CON­CERN: Fri­days at the Waitara Se­nior Cit­i­zen’s Hall in Warre St, Waitara at 1.45pm. Old-time singing and en­ter­tain­ment. All wel­come. $1 ad­mis­sion. Phone 7547779 or 7547186 for in­for­ma­tion. MAH JONG: Beach St Hall Fitzroy on Satur­days 1-4pm, $3 each in­cludes cup of tea and bis­cuits. Ev­ery­one wel­come, come along and en­joy a friendly af­ter­noon. For more in­for­ma­tion phone Betty 757 5913. ART and CRAFT MAR­KET: The Puke Ariki Art and Craft Mar­ket op­er­ates in Hu­a­toki Plaza in New Ply­mouth ev­ery Satur­day, weather per­mit­ting. Phone 027 319 9507 for more in­for­ma­tion.

SPCA MAR­KET: Ev­ery Satur­day till noon at The Mill carpark. New stall­hold­ers very wel­come. In­quiries phone Terry 758 1867. and 13 of Taranaki’s best young ac­tors present this clas­sic work from the orig­i­nal text, di­rected by NZ theatre pro­fes­sional Holly Shanahan. Oc­to­ber 5-8.


Drama Club is start­ing again. Teacher Imo­gen Woods says there will be a host of new act­ing and theatre skills to learn and im­ple­ment through per­for­mance and ex­pres­sive drama. Classes will be held at Fitzroy School for chil­dren 7-10 years and at Vo­gel­town Schools for chil­dren 8-12 years. Email dra­ or phone 027 524 4008 for more in­for­ma­tion or to book a place. RIVER­SIDE MU­SIC GROUP: Meets on the sec­ond and fourth Mon­day of the month, at the Se­nior Cit­i­zen’s

Hall, Warre Street, Waitara, at

7.30pm. $3 en­try. All wel­come. Con­tact – Lorraine 067548464. MU­SIC CLUB: The Sil­ver Bri­dle Coun­try and Va­ri­ety Mu­sic Club meets ev­ery first and third Tues­day at the Onuku Taipari Do­main hall Ng­amotu Rd Spotswood, 7- 10pm, sup­per pro­vided. En­try fee $3 per per­son all wel­come. Con­tact: 0276316640.

COUN­TRY MU­SIC: Santa Rosa C.M.C, ev­ery Fri­day night, Fitzroy

Hall in Sackville St, 7-10pm. En­try mem­bers $3, non-mem­bers $4, sup­per pro­vided but a plate of fin­ger food would be ap­pre­ci­ated. Con­tact Kim on 027 224 6829.

COUN­TRY MU­SIC: Para­mount Coun­try Mu­sic Club meets ev­ery Sun­day night at the Se­nior Cit­i­zens Hall, Liardet St, 7pm-10pm, sup­per pro­vided. $3 mem­bers. $4 non­mem­bers. Phone John 021 265 9230. 7pm, Wed­nes­day 6pm, Satur­day 10am. Many more classes on of­fer all around the moun­tain. Con­tact: Puna 021 244 5858, zum­bat­ea­mazu­car@hot­, Face­book Zumba with Puna Team Azu­car.

ZUMBA GOLD: Tues­days 5.30pm to 6.15pm. Vo­gel­town School Hall, $5 en­try - per­fect for begin­ners. Con­tact Ange Day - 021 2229683.

SCOT­TISH COUN­TRY DANC­ING: NP Scot­tish Coun­try Dance Club meets ev­ery Tues­day evening at Wel­bourn School hall off Corona­tion Ave at 7.30pm. Part­ners are not re­quired. Soft shoes please. All wel­come in­clud­ing begin­ners Con­tact Flora 06 7533569.

SQUARE DANC­ING: If you are in­ter­ested in learn­ing or get­ting back into square danc­ing as a mode of gen­tle ex­er­cise and friend­ship please con­tact Ian or Jo­ce­lyn on 7581911 or email josey.ian@ or we meet at the Brook­lands Church hall on Bide­ford St be­hind the church on Mon­days at 7-30 pm to 9-30pm. ZUMBA BELL BLOCK: Class on Tues­days 9.30am from Oc­to­ber 11 (dur­ing school terms), Fred Tucker Hall, $5 cash en­try. This is a fun begin­ners Zumba class that you can join at any stage. Con­tact ‘‘Zumba with Pip Kay’’ on Face­book or phone 021 408 017.

MOD­ERN AND OLD TIME: New Ply­mouth Mod­ern and Old Time Dance Club, Satur­days at the Methodist Church Hall on the first, third and fifth Satur­days of the month and at St Mary’s Peace Hall on the sec­ond and fourth Satur­days of the month. Start 8pm. All wel­come. Phone Bar­bara on 755 1025.

MOR­RIS DANC­ING: Try me­dieval aer­o­bics at the Brook­lands Church Hall Bide­ford St, New Ply­mouth, on Thurs­days 7pm-ish. Free fun. 758 4709 or 021 085 23321.

BALL­ROOM AND LATIN DANCE: So­cial classes with a qual­i­fied teacher at Mo­turoa School. For more in­for­ma­tion ring Jenny on 027 273 3742.

DANCE GROUP: The Waitoitoi Dance Group meets Mon­day nights at 7.30pm at the Waitoitoi Hall. Gold coin en­try and a small plate for sup­per. We do se­quence danc­ing, ball­room and a lit­tle coun­try. For more in­for­ma­tion phone Rose­mary 7523558 or Ian 7523458.

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