North Taranaki Midweek - - MEANWHILE, OUTSIDE AUCKLAND -

SHOW AND SALE: The NP Cac­tus and Suc­cu­lent So­ci­ety is hav­ing its show and sales week­end on Oc­to­ber 28-29, dur­ing the first week­end of the Gar­den Fes­ti­val. There will be lots of fan­tas­tic and un­usual plants on dis­play as well as some for sale. Hours are 9am Sat and Sun till 4 30pm. A gold coin do­na­tion would be ap­pre­ci­ated for en­trance. The show will be at the Blind Rooms Vi­vian Street (Mor­ley St end of town), New Ply­mouth. Also for new and in­ter­ested mem­bers we have a meet­ing first Sun­day of the month 1pm at the Craft Rooms 85 Hine St. SAVE THE KIWI: The Great Kiwi Morn­ing Tea re­turns on Fri­day, Oc­to­ber 27 to raise funds to sup­port kiwi con­ser­va­tion pro­jects across the coun­try. Just get to­gether with fam­ily, friends, col­leagues, neigh­bours or com­plete strangers and hold a Kiwi morn­ing tea and ask your guests to make a do­na­tion. While the of­fi­cial day is Fri­day Oc­to­ber 27, you can hold your event any time dur­ing Oc­to­ber. Visit­w­is­ to find out more about Save Kiwi Month and click on the Great Kiwi Morn­ing Tea icon to reg­is­ter for your morn­ing tea. BOOK FAIR: The In­gle­wood Lions Club is hold­ing a book fair on Oc­to­ber 14 from 9am to 4pm at In­gle­wood Club, Moa street, In­gle­wood. All pro­ceeds are go­ing to the In­gle­wood District Health Trust and Youth Line.

ASTRON­OMY: Oc­to­ber is Star Colour Month at the New Ply­mouth Ob­ser­va­tory, Mars­land Hill, Robe St. From 8.30pm each Tues­day evening we will dis­cuss why stars are dif­fer­ent colours, how they com­pare to our own Sun, and weather per­mit­ting, view some ex­am­ples like the blue/white ex­am­ples Fo­ma­l­haut and Ach­ernar, and the red su­per gi­ant Antares. Adults $5, Stu­dents $3, Fam­i­lies $10. For more in­for­ma­tion find New Ply­mouth As­tro­nom­i­cal So­ci­ety on Face­book.

MAR­KET DAY: Puke­tapu School on Dil­lon Drive in Bell Block is host­ing a mar­ket day and carboot sale on Satur­day Novem­ber 4 from 10am un­til 1pm. The cost is $5 per space. No need to book just turn up from, but not ear­lier than 9am to set up. You will need your own ta­bles and gazebo. Gen­er­ous sized spa­ces. Any stall pre-loved or new is wel­comed. Email mid­week@dai­ by mid­day Thurs­day prior to pub­li­ca­tion. We make ev­ery ef­fort to pub­lish events but can­not guar­an­tee that ev­ery one will get in the pa­per. Pri­or­ity will be given to com­mu­nity events. You are now able to sub­mit ar­ti­cles to Neighbourly’s What’s On. Go to and fill in the form. No hot food as we have sellers booked al­ready. Please mes­sage or ring Kim Sow­man if you have any ques­tions.

HELP NEEDED: Speld is look­ing for trained teach­ers in­ter­ested in help­ing Spe­cific Learn­ing Dif­fer­ence peo­ple. For in­for­ma­tion please con­tact 06 755 0664 or 06 753 3722. WAN­DERER’S WALK: Mem­bers of the pub­lic are in­vited to join the Friends of Pukekura Park on their guided walk on Mon­day Oc­to­ber 16. Meet at Bell­ringer Pavil­ion by 10.30am (wet or fine), walk usu­ally lasts around 90 min­utes. This month Lynn Bublitz (re­cently re­turned from China), will lead us on a tour of the rhodo­den­dron dell and talk to us about the species and their ori­gins. YOUNG STITCHERS: School hol­i­day stitch­ing work­shop, con­tem­po­rary stitch­ing suit­able for 7-13yr olds, Thurs­day Oc­to­ber 12, 9.30am-12pm, $20 each. Book at www.foxand­ or text/call Katey 0275283947.

PUB­LIC MEET­ING: U3A, Uni­verse of the Third Age, Wed­nes­day, Oc­to­ber 11. Pub­lic speaker is Al­lan Jel­ly­man who will speak on the his­tory of the iconic Dun­can & Davies, hor­ti­cul­tur­al­ist. Sport­fish­ing & Un­der­wa­ter Club rooms, Ocean

View Pa­rade, at 1.30pm. Mem­bers and vis­i­tors most wel­come.

HOLY DAY: Satur­day Oc­to­ber 21, 11.30am Holy Day Devo­tions, Mar­fell Pri­mary School Hall. En­deav­our St. New Ply­mouth. Join the Baha’i Com­mu­nity in a de­vo­tional pro­gramme of prayer and read­ings from the sa­cred Baha’i texts. Fol­lowed by a film made es­pe­cially for the oc­ca­sion.

WORK­SHOP: Sun­day Oc­to­ber 22, 10am, Work­shop on Peace­ful Com­mu­ni­ca­tion, Mar­fell Pri­mary School Hall, En­deav­our St, New Ply­mouth. This work­shop looks at the prin­ci­ples of fair com­mu­ni­ca­tion

and learn­ing re­lated skills. A free event. Please reg­is­ter. Spa­ces lim­ited. Ph 027 9500313 or 022 1886208.

PAR­ENT­ING: Sun­day Oc­to­ber 22, 10am, Work­shop on Par­ent­ing with Virtues, Mar­fell Pri­mary School Hall, En­deav­our St, New Ply­mouth. A free event. Please reg­is­ter. Spa­ces lim­ited. Ph 0279500313 or 0221886208

FAM­ILY FUN: Satur­day Oc­to­ber 21, 2pm, Mar­fell Pri­mary School Hall,

En­deav­our St, New Ply­mouth. Games, danc­ing, group craft ac­tiv­i­ties, free sausage siz­zle, tea and cof­fee.

CLOTHES SWAP: Satur­day Oc­to­ber 14, 11am-1pm. Se­nior Ci­ti­zens Hall, 27 Liardet St. Bring clothes in good con­di­tion to con­trib­ute and take home some new-to-you items. En­try $5 cash at the door. More info: ‘New Ply­mouth Clothes Swap’ on Face­book. A not-for-profit com­mu­nity event, with a re­use/

re­duce/re­cy­cle phi­los­o­phy. WORK­SHOPS: Taranaki Creative Fi­bre is hold­ing two work­shops over the week­end of Oc­to­ber 14 and 15 and would like to open the re­main­ing places up to non­mem­bers. Both are two-day work­shops; ad­vanced lace knit­ting with beads and ta­pes­try weav­ing. For more in­for­ma­tion please con­tact: Leanne Munro, tarana­ki­cre­ative­fi­, 06 7533944.

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