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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 npob­sur­f­ 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

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.face­ on­the­

TIMEBANK ORI­EN­TA­TION: 7pm Wed­nes­day Feb­ru­ary 7, at Puke Ariki Com­mu­nity Lounge. All new and cur­rent mem­bers are wel­come! To RSVP, email­time­ or vis­itwww.taranakitime­ 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 ki­wi­ 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 taranakiadultlit­er­ 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 taranakiadultlit­er­ 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:/ /­tive­ 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

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

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 fam­i­ly­work­


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 nanas­


En­joy a free yoga ses­sion at Puke Ariki Land­ing on Satur­day Feb­ru­ary 10.

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