in Glover Rd during the Taranaki Fringe Garden Festival. On sale will be old-fashioned heritage plants, including cottage perennials. Also available will be a large collection of dianthus including old varieties like Doris, Earl of Essex, Doris Supreme; Carnation Maori Chief; Aristea Major, large two-year-old plants; Federation Daisies; Heuchura; Sutera and Barcopia; Forget me not oldfashioned double; Arenaria Montana; plus a large selection of other small cottage perennials.
TOY LIBRARY: Kiddylandz Toy Library Ha¯wera. Open every Thursday 10am-noon (during the school term) and Saturdays 10.30 -11.30am in the AOG Church building, 192-194 High St. Come in for a free play or become a member and take some great toys home with you. Hot drinks and baby change table available. For more details check our Facebook page: Kiddylandz Toy Library, Ha¯wera South Taranaki. PLAY GROUP: Our playgroup is called The Village and we offer free play based around active movement using a range of sports and creative gear for pre-schoolers. We meet every Wednesday from 9.30-11am, entry is gold coin donation. Venue: Presbyterian Hall Argyle St Ha¯wera. On the first Wednesday of every month we also host a baby wearing meet with carriers to try and hire. TAI CHI: Tai Chi Chuan/Qigong classes Thursdays, Savage Club Hall, Princess St, Ha¯wera, 12.15 - 1.15pm and 5.15 - 6.16pm Thursdays. Suitable for the beginner to the advanced, any age. Phone Judi 027 2682601 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. TOASTMASTERS: Naumai South Taranaki Toastmasters Club. Do you want to improve your communication skills and confidence to speak in public? Learn in a supportive and friendly environment. The club meets on the first and third Wednesdays of the month at 6.30pm at the Fonterra Learning Centre Manawapou Rd, Ha¯wera. Visitors most welcome. For more information phone Gerard 06 2785165 or email Naumai@toastmasters.org.nz. SENIOR NET: Ha¯wera, Ha¯wera Club Building, 38 High St. Classes 9.30am 11.30am and 1.30pm-3.30pm. We have lots to offer to adults who wish to enjoy and develop skills in computer, smart phone, iPads and tablets. New members welcome, please bring computers and devices when coming to enrol. For further information contact, Raewyn Williams 06 764 8527 or Beryl
Birkett 06 278 7149.
GIRL GUIDES: Ha¯wera Pippin, Brownie, Guide and Ranger Units welcome new members to join their groups. Ages are from 5 - 17yrs. Please contact Jennie - 027 693 6117 or visit www.girlguidingnz.org.nz for more information.
ST JOHN YOUTH: Thursdays, 5.30pm, St John Hall, Princes St, Ha¯wera. For more information contact the youth manager Pauline Webby on 06 278 6331 or 027 4040922.
ZUMBA: 5.45pm at Ramanui School Hall. Visit http://rachaelharris.zumba.com BRAZILIAN JUI JITZU: Tuesday and Friday afternoons from 5pm at the Ha¯wera Christian School Hall.
PA¯ TEA CANCER SUPPORT: Thursday October 26, 1230pm, at Pa¯tea Library (Standby Room). Support people welcome. Contact Mareta 027 8411135.
ART EXHIBITION: Gallery Pa¯tea is pleased to announce Luther Ashford’s exhibition, Grand Theft Iron is an installation of images that will run until October 15. The installation is a commentary on the current mining proposals off the South Taranaki coast by TransTasman. Luther Ashford who grew up in Patea is currently finishing her Masters degree at Massey University in Palmerston North.
SENIOR PASTIMES: St Barnabas Anglican Church Hall, 141 Tasman St. Each Monday our Tainui Day Centre welcomes persons 65 years and over. 10am – 12.30pm. Gentle exercise, morning tea and icebreakers. We offer a varied programme, which includes indoor golf, bowls, quiz, crosswords, board games and general discussions. Plus personal support and friendship. Come alone or bring a friend, you will receive a warm welcome. More information call Jenny 06761 8080 or Glenys 06 655 8025.
FESTIVAL FUN: Everybody’s Theatre is part of South Taranaki’s inaugural Arts Festival programme and is screening 14 New Zealand films and documentaries during the 10 days of Taranaki’s garden festivals. Everybody’s Theatre is a unique and historical building situated on Surf Highway 45. You can find out what’s on when at http:/ /www.everybodystheatre.co.nz/ festival.html
ART AWARDS: The annual Taranaki National Art Awards is a highlight of the region’s creative calendar. This competition gives artists the chance to exhibit and sell their artwork, while competing for a share of a $12,000 prize pool. The works can be viewed at Sandfords Event Centre from Friday October 27 to Sunday November 5, 10am-4pm.
ORGAN RECITAL: The next Lunchtime Organ Recital at Taranaki Interim Cathedral (40 Vivian Street) will take place on Thursday October 19 at 12.15pm. Christopher Luke will present organ works by Malcolm Archer, J.S. Bach, Handel, Purcell and Christopher Tambling. Admission by gold coin donation.
FABULOUS 50S: Operatunity brings us the Fabulous 50s. Suzanne Lynch leads a troupe of singers and band in our roll back of the clock to an era when some of the greatest music was ever written: the 1950s. Friday, 11am, City West Church, 62c Poplar Grove, New Plymouth.
HOLIDAY ART: The GovettBrewster Art Gallery’s October School Holiday Art is on , Thursday and Friday. Drop in between 10am – noon or 1pm – 3pm, kids bring an adult. Entry is by donation, no booking necessary.
SENIORS’ ART: Govett-Brewster Seniors will talk about the new exhibitions on Friday October 13. Meet at Monica’s Eatery at 9.30am, ready for a 10am start. Entry is free. KIDS’ FLICKS: These school holidays the Len Lye Centre Cinema screens five short films based on the children’s books by New Zealand author Margaret Mahy. The films screen 10.30 – 11.30am and 1.30 – 2.30pm each day until Sunday October 15. Entry is free, donations appreciated.
TOM FORD: On Sunday October 15, 4pm, the Len Lye Centre Cinema screens Tom Ford’s psychological thriller Nocturnal Animals, in association with the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery’s exhibition Surface Affect. Details and tickets are at www.govettbrewster.com
JUBILEE DINNER: The Taranaki
Irish Social Club is holding a Golden Jubilee Dinner at the grand ballroom Quality Hotel Plymouth International cnr Courtenay and Leach Sts New Plymouth - 4pm on Saturday October 14, 2017. We invite all past, present and prospective members, Roses, Irish societies and friends to attend. Please accept this as a personal invitation. Tickets $65 pp available at hotel reception or RSVP by October 1. For more information contact: Louise Buhler 06 274 8494 or 027 330 8510.
REUNION: Carter Products (NZ) Inc formally Young’s Rubber invite past employees to attend our 50th Celebrations Dinner on October 13 2018. Please register your interest by emailing email@example.com or ring 06 7513879