FREE EVENT: Come to Puke Ariki Landing in New Plymouth on February 10 for See it in the City’s free Shape and Sounds event. From 11am – 1pm get your mindfulness fix with free yoga sessions. Live entertainment from Tess Goodwin and Yoko-Zuna will kick off at 5.30pm. Food is available or bring a picnic. Visit the See it in the City Facebook page for more details. Proudly brought to you by New Plymouth District Council and the Auto Lodge Motor Inn.
SUMMER SHOW: New Plymouth Horticultural Society is holding its summer flower show on Saturday February 10, at the Fred Tucker Memorial Hall, Bell Block from 12.30-4pm. Come and see the summer annuals, dahlias, lilies, fruit and vegetables, trees and shrubs, containers and cooking/preserves. Sales table, tea/coffee available. FITNESS EXPO: February 10-11. This is a fundraiser for the New Plymouth Old Boys Surf Club and an opportunity to showcase local fitness and health instructors. All funds raised will support purchase of new equipment for the junior division. Some classes are already full but we have spaces in strength and conditioning, box fit, yoga and a holistic health workshop. One hour classes are $10. See npobsurfclub.co.nz for further information and how to get tickets. FRIDAY DASH: Team Bicycle Street Race,Friday February 16 5.30pm. Egmont St opp. Frederic’s. Free event. 30 minutes fast and fun! Register at firstname.lastname@example.org
FREE PUBLIC FORUM: Falls awareness and prevention, promoted by Positive Ageing NP. ACC has developed a comprehensive range of programmes aimed at older persons. This presentation by ACC, Pinnacle Health and Sports Taranaki is on Saturday, February 17 from 10am – noon in the New Plymouth District Council’s Debating Chamber. All welcome – Coffee and tea provided. No charge. Inquiries, Gordon – 06-753-9815.
MAIZE MAZE: Taranaki Maize Maze at 979 Lower Egmont Rd, Egmont Village. Open Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays 11 am – 5 pm Organised and operated by Inglewood Lions Club. Group bookings and inquiries to Viv Adamson 027 752 2846.
ON THE HOUSE: Redistributing quality surplus food. Thursdays 4.30-5pm. Look for us in the carpark across from TSB Showplace. We are the open roller door. Free food with no barriers http://www.facebook.com/ onthehouse.np
TIMEBANK ORIENTATION: 7pm Wednesday February 7, at Puke Ariki Community Lounge. All new and current members are welcome! To RSVP, email@example.com or visitwww.taranakitimebank.nz. Earn an hour for joining us.
U3A (UNIVERSITY OF THE THIRD AGE ): AGM and public meeting on February, Wednesday 14, starting at 1.30pm at the St James Church Hall,Lawry Street, Moturoa. The guest speaker is Peter Wright from Auckland and his talk is on Magic numbers. The AGM will follow.
FOR THE KIDS: Outdoor adventures at Brooklands Zoo are now even more rewarding for the kids – with medals and certificates. The zoo is part of the Toyota Kiwi Guardians programme which aims to get kids interested in conservation. Visit kiwiguardians.co.nz to download the Brooklands Zoo site map, complete the activities and go online to enter the code word from our Guardian Post in the zoo to earn your free medal and certificate.
MISS TARANAKI: Tickets are now available for the Final Gala night of the Miss Taranaki contest for 2018. Held at the Quality Hotel Plymouth International on Sunday, February 18 starting at 7pm Tickets are available now from reception at the Quality Hotel Plymouth International or be contacting event organiser Lois Finderup on 027 4529701.
VERBAL COMMUNICATION: Want to improve your spoken English and confidence in speaking? This course can help you learn how to communicate in various situations, practise speaking and interacting with others and improve your listening skills. A great opportunity for job seekers. Classes will be held at Taranaki Adult Literacy Services corner of Lemon and Liardet Sts on Tuesdays 10-12.30 starting February 13th. Register on 06 7594650 or email firstname.lastname@example.org SUPPORT YOUR CHILD’S LEARNING: For all those parents who want a variety of ways to help their children learn, we have the course for you. Taranaki Adult Literacy classes will be held on Wednesdays 10-12.30pm starting February 7. Sign up for the term by contacting email@example.com or 7594650.
CHOICES IN CHILDBIRTH: Classes hosted by Active Birth Taranaki, a community trust of parents passionate about supporting women and their birthing partners to access good information, experience informed consent in the pregnancy and birthing journey, and feel empowered to birth as naturally as possible. Classes are In terms of dates our classes run as a foursession format, scheduled for: Thursday February 15, 22, March 1, 8. June 14, 21, 28, July 5. September 27, October 4, 11, 18. Website is http:/ /www.activebirthtaranaki.org.nz/ FREE WI-FI: Taranaki DHB is pleased to offer free Wi-Fi for patients and visitors at both Base and Hawera hospitals, thanks to PrimoWireless. Keep in touch with family and friends without using your own credit or data. Simply select ‘FreePrimoWireless’ on your mobile phone next time you’re at the hospital and stay connected with your loved ones.
FREE TRAINING: Computer Access Centre, free computer and technology training available. Our long-established New Plymouth centre provides one-on-one training and tutor support for any level.
Learn about Word, Excel, Powerpoint, social media, digital photography, emails, how to use your tablet or smartphone. Contact us today 759 2149, 022 165 3170 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
AL-ANON FAMILY GROUPS: Have you been affected by someone else’s drinking? We can help. Al-Anon Family Groups are a free, anonymous resource for all in the community. Every Monday 7.30pm, TSB Community Trust, 21 Dawson St. Phone 027 226 3596.
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. RIDE THE RAILS: Waitara Railway Preservation Society’s train rides will be available on the first and third Sunday of each month at 11am and 1.30pm departing Queen St Waitara (opposite New World Supermarket) and travelling to Lepperton and return. Rides take approx one hour. Children under 5 years free, 5 to15 years $5, adults $15. Family tickets $30, (2 children under 15 and 2 adults). Cash only please. Charters available for private groups. Phone 754 4973.
SEXUAL HEALTH: The Taranaki DHB Sexual Health Clinic offers free confidential advice and treatment for people of all ages. Located on the one way at 188 Powderham St, the Sexual Health Clinic is open every Monday from 6-8pm, Tuesdays 9ammidday and Fridays from 9am-1pm. Appointments are preferred. Free phone 0508 SEX HEALTH (0508 739 432) or go to tdhb.org.nz
CLEAR MIND OPEN HEART: Bringing the benefits of meditation into daily life. A five-week course for beginners and others wanting to refresh their practice. Monday evenings February 26 – March 26. Kanya Stewart 027 846 7238 or 753 9373.
WELCOME INN: Breakfast Cafe´ each Thursday 7.30am – 9.30am at Holy Trinity Hall, Henui St, Fitzroy. Have a tasty breakfast for just a gold coin per item. Enjoy fellowship and a choice of porridge, cornflakes, sausages, baked beans, savoury and sweet crepes, toast, coffees and teas. A warm welcome to everyone. All profits given to help others. CARERS: Dementia Support Group for carers meets monthly at Community House, 67 McLean St, Waitara at 10am. Next meeting Wednesday February 21. Alzheimers Taranaki 06 769 6916. COUNSELLING SERVICES: Family Works Taranaki is part of the not-forprofit organisation Presbyterian Support Central. Family Works offers counselling for individuals, including children, couples and families. Venues in New Plymouth, Waitara, Stratford and Hawera. $80 per hour, with subsidies often available. Phone Rae or Linda 06 758 5037 or 06 7650531 or email email@example.com
SOCIAL GROUP: The New
Plymouth Stroke Support Trust is a welcoming, friendly social group for stroke survivors and carers who meet at the Beach Street Hall,
Fitzroy, New Plymouth every third Friday at 10.15am for morning tea, a variety of entertainment and lunch. We also have a carers morning tea that meets the first Tuesday. For further information contact Jean Hastie 751-1114 or 027-339-6572, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Enjoy a free yoga session at Puke Ariki Landing on Saturday February 10.