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Vol­un­teer­ing Hawke’s Bay: For all your vol­un­teer­ing re­quire­ments. Vol­un­teer now by join­ing www.vol­un­teer­ or call us on 06 873 3139, Level 5 215 Rail­way Road, Hast­ings.

Big Broth­ers Big Sis­ters. Wanted vol­un­teer men­tors. We need male or fe­male men­tors aged be­tween 18-80 years old. Spend one hour a week with a child who needs a friend. "You don't need to change your life to change theirs." For more in­for­ma­tion con­tact Pa­tri­cia Small on 022 5812965 or email: pa­tri­[email protected] or visit www.big­broth­ers­big­sis­ The Phone News HB: Free news ser­vice for those who can­not hold or read a news­pa­per. Phone 2805051 and fol­low the prompts Here­taunga Se­niors – Warm, wel­com­ing com­mu­nity cen­tre for se­niors: St Martin's Hall - 1120 Wil­low­park Rd North Hast­ings (next to May­fair school). Mon­days – Thurs­days 8am – 4pm MON­DAYS: Keep fit ther­a­peu­tic ex­er­cises, craft group, 500 card club.

TUES­DAYS: Dig­i­tal Se­niors -1:1 com­puter tu­ition. Monthly van out­ing WED­NES­DAYS: Com­mu­nity Day in­cludes two-course hot meal, en­ter­tain­ment etc. Foot clinic once a month THURS­DAYS: Games morn­ing in­door bowls, cards, scrab­ble, rum­mikub,etc. plus op­tional twocourse hot meal.

Big screen movie once a month. Frozen meals to take­away. Trans­port avail­able Ph: 870 7025 Hawke’s Bay fam­i­lies of deaf chil­dren Has your child been iden­ti­fied with a hear­ing loss? We are a fam­ily group, run by fam­i­lies of deaf chil­dren, to pro­vide op­por­tu­ni­ties for deaf and hard of hear­ing chil­dren, and their fam­i­lies, across Hawke's Bay. For more in­for­ma­tion email [email protected], phone 0272 HB DEAF or visit www.face­


New­com­ers Lunch Group: New to Hawke's Bay? Meet oth­ers from var­i­ous na­tion­al­i­ties at our pop­u­lar lunches and events. Info: Shirley 873 7740 or Lynda 929-0033. Spir­i­tual de­vel­op­ment dis­cus­sion group, mid­day-1pm, ph Jo 021 2611 457.

Pick­le­ball A fun game for all fit­ness and skill lev­els, easy to learn, free tu­ition and gear, 5.30pm-8pm out­side at 707 Syl­van Rd Hast­ings - Free - see our FB page - Pick­le­ball Hawkes Bay Hawke’s Bay Chess Club meets at 6pm ev­ery Wed­nes­day dur­ing term time at Have­lock North High School li­brary. Phone Mike 877 6027 or Ste­wart 879 8078. Hast­ings Pi­o­neer Lions Club Ladies club meets sec­ond and fourth Wed­nes­day evenings, Clubs Hast­ings, Vic­to­ria St, Hast­ings. If you would like to be part of ateam that helps the com­mu­nity while hav­ing fun and fel­low­ship please ring Faye 06 8787337.

Hast­ings Al - Anon Fam­ily Group Here­taunga Women's Cen­tre, cnr Rus­sell & East­bourne Streets, Hast­ings, Ruth - Lovell Smith Room, 6.45 pm. Al -Anon has but one pur­pose — to help fam­i­lies of al­co­holics. Open meet­ing, ev­ery­one wel­come. Con­tact 8771183 or 0211663606 Keirunga Quil­ters: Keirunga Quil­ters Keirunga Homestead, 10am to 2pm. Also Keirunga Cot­tage, Mon­days 7pm to 9.30pm and 2nd Satur­day of the month 10am to 3pm. Keirunga Gar­dens, 6 Puf­flet Road, Have­lock North. Info: Bev 021 045 7297 or Do 877 5200 Chris­tian med­i­ta­tion: Sa­cred Heart Church, Here­taunga St East, 7pm. Phone Paula 878 3314. Homestead Spin­ning Group: Sec­ond and fourth Weds of month. 10am - 1.30pm (bring your lunch) at St Mark's Church Hall, cnr Park Rd North and Queen St East. Info phone Grace on 844 3682 or San­dra on 8797629.

Batu­cada Drum­ming: Pa­cific Surf Life­sav­ing Clu­b­rooms, Ma­rine Pa­rade, Napier, 8pm — 9.30pm. Free to come along and try. Mem­ber­ship is $3 a week. Group drums avail­able. Bring ear-plugs or ear-muffs! Info phone 0274 482 995.

Hast­ings Scot­tish Coun­try Dance Club Age Con­cern Hall, 415 Here­taunga Street East. Wed­nes­day, 7.30pm and Fri­day, 10am. Be­gin­ners, Wed­nes­day, 7pm. Con­tact Dot 870 3381 or Lynne 877 0297.

HB Am­a­teur Wine­mak­ers & Brew­ers Club FREE Wine and Beer tast­ings. Third Wed­nes­day monthly, 7.30pm; 22 Lee Road Taradale. Guests wel­come - FREE three-month trial mem­ber­ship. Info: 06 8760 312,

Gam­blers Anony­mous: Is your gam­bling be­com­ing a prob­lem? There is a Gam­blers Anony­mous group now run­ning for Hawke's Bay. Meet­ing weekly, Green­mead­ows Com­mu­nity Hall, Tait Drive Green­mead­ows. Wed­nes­day's 7pm. Please phone or text 021432572 for in­for­ma­tion. All wel­come.


Chronic Pain Cof­fee GroupThurs­days, 10-11.30am, Here­taunga Women's Cen­tre, cnr Rus­sell and East­bourne Sts, Hast­ings. Liv­ing with chronic pain can be iso­lat­ing when ev­ery­one around you seems healthy, it brings emo­tions like com­plete fear & frus­tra­tion. Come and share your story and sup­port each other pos­i­tively over a cuppa and re­mem­ber you are not alone. Cost koha. For more in­for­ma­tion phone 878 5401.

Bay Cities Sym­phonic Band Re­hearsals, Thurs­days, 7-9pm, Age Con­cern hall, 415E Here­taunga St East. For more in­for­ma­tion visit web­site or email bayc­i­ties­mu­[email protected] or phone 021 066 4017.

Brain In­jury (HB): For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion or to come along call 878 6875.

Cancer So­ci­ety NZ Hawke’s Bay Carer’s group: Are you car­ing for a loved one with cancer? Join us for sup­port and friend­ship

When: Third Thurs­day of the month. Sup­port for car­ers of some­one with cancer. Con­tact Sheila Roberts phone 8767638. In­ter­na­tional Folk Danc­ing: 10am-12noon, Com­mu­nity Hall, Clive. Mid-March-Dec. En­quiries 068787272 or 0211883118. Hast­ings City Art Gallery

Lunch time tours, first Thurs­day of ev­ery month). FREE, no book­ing re­quired.Visit www.hast­ingsc­it­yart­ Open seven days, 10am-4.30pm. Hawke’s Bay Com­mu­nity Choir: Sing for joy in a non-au­di­tioned choir with pro­fes­sional song leader. World mu­sic, pop­u­lar songs, rounds. No mu­sic reading. Ev­ery Thurs­day dur­ing term time. 7-8.30pm, Clive Com­mu­nity Hall. $5 per week. Info: Cathy Kingston phone 844 8099. Email [email protected] or just come to sing.

Learn Bridge: or a re­fresher course, Hast­ings Bridge Club, Rail­way Road, Hast­ings, 7.30pm, ph Carol 8749616.

Arthri­tis Ex­er­cise: 9.30am, St Mark's Hall, cnr Queen St and Park Rd, Hast­ings. Phone Jan Fin­ni­more 8769327 or Eleanor Chote 878 3913. Par­ents/whanau Cof­fee Group: Barnar­dos Hast­ings Early Learn­ing Cen­tre, 1201A Cun­ning­ham Cres­cent, 10am, ph 876 9548. Cards: Clubs Hast­ings, Vic­to­ria Street, Thurs­day af­ter­noons 1-3.30pm. Mem­bers, guests and af­fil­i­ated mem­bers wel­come. Mor­ris Danc­ing - have a go. Fan­tas­tic ex­er­cise and great fun. Live mu­sic, good for the heart and soul! Thurs­days 7-9pm ap­prox, Keirunga Homestead, Have­lock North. Phone Ann 8767110. Hawkes Bay Par­ents Cen­tre Child­birth Ed­u­ca­tion cour­ses. Have­lock North and Napier. Learn about preg­nancy, child­birth, breast­feed­ing and car­ing for your new­born. Info, phone 835-3743 or email hawkes­bayan­te­na­[email protected] Visit www.par­ents­cen­ hawkes-bay.

Ladies Probus Club Hast­ings: Meet 3rd Thurs­day of the month, 10am at the Bridge Club Rooms Rail­way Road, 10am. Come along or phone 877 8369.

Hawkes Bay Zonta monthly meet­ing, all wel­come to see what we do, held 4th Thurs­day of the month at Golflands, Hast­ings, 5:30pm con­tact hawkes­[email protected] or 021 2555 181.


Al­co­holics Anony­mous AA : 8pm Fri­days at Saint Columba's Pres­by­te­rian Church, cnr Columba Way and Napier Rd, Have­lock North. New­com­ers wel­come. Marty’s Preschool Mu­sic Group: Fri­day morn­ing from 9.30am12pm. Mu­sic at 10am, morn­ing tea and play time.

$2 per child. Martin's Hall, 1120 Wil­low­park Road North, Hast­ings. All wel­come. Phone 8703356.

Fun Housie for Se­niors:1-3pm at 415 Here­taunga St East (op­po­site New World), ph Hast­ings Age Con­cern on 870 9060.

Flaxmere Plun­ket Play­group:Fun and morn­ing tea, 9.30-11.30am, Flaxmere Fam­ily Cen­tre, cnr of Wil­son Rd and Peter­head Ave, Flaxmere, ph 021 655 638 or 877 2442.

Age Con­cern Have­lock North. Morn­ing Tea Fri­days at Age Con­cern Have­lock North, St Luke's Hall, 24 Te Mata Rd Have­lock North, 9.30am. Ev­ery­one wel­come- Come and make new friends.$3 do­na­tion En­quiries: 877 6488.

Hast­ings Stroke Folk - Morn­ing tea ev­ery 3rd Fri­day of the month 10.30am - 12 noon. Brit­tany House Hall, Grove Road, Hast­ings. Eczema & Al­lergy Play­group 10.30am - 1pm @ Flaxmere Fam­ily Plun­ket Cen­tre, 1 Peter­head Road, Flaxmere. Con­tact Kellyann 0278290247

SPACE ses­sions: 12.15pm to 3pm at South City Play­cen­tre. Par­ents and new ba­bies to 4mths. Dis­cus­sions on child de­vel­op­ment and par­ent­ing , mu­sic and move­ment, play and so­cial­is­ing. Phone Nic 8768448 or email [email protected]


Al­co­holics Anony­mous Meet­ing Ev­ery Satur­day Night, 7.30pm. Here­taunga Women's Cen­tre, cnr Rus­sell & East­bourne Streets, Hast­ings.

Have­lock Hand­made Mar­ket: First Satur­day of month. Qual­ity craft items, made lo­cally. Te Mata Rd, Have­lock North. Op­po­site St Luke's Church 9am to 1pm. Jus­tice of the Peace: Have­lock North Li­brary from 10am to 12. Have­lock North Toy Li­brary: First and third Satur­days of month 9am 10am. Toys for 0 to 5 year olds - no hire fees. New mem­bers wel­come. Info phone 0275400078 or 8706280.

Kid­nap­pers’ Coun­try Mu­sic Club sec­ond and fourth Satur­days, Kid­nap­pers' Coun­try Mu­sic Club Hall, Hen­der­son Rd, Flaxmere, by Flaxmere Col­lege, 1.30pm. Bring your gui­tar or song­book. Ev­ery­one - Hawke’s Bay Stock Car Champs, Su­per Stock Teams race - Hawkeyes v Wild Cats, Santa and MORE! wel­come. Phone Wayne or Sandy on 879 5543 or 027 2027 546. Orches­tra: HBOS Train­ing Orches­tra prac­tice: Karamu mu­sic room 8am dur­ing school terms for those with 2-3 years play­ing ex­pe­ri­ence (all ages wel­come). Con­tact Char­lotte 027 677 8118 or 844 8060 Gar­den­ers: ‘‘Heaps'' of horse ma­nure avail­able at Leg-Up Trust near Bridge Pa. Fill your own con­tain­ers or trail­ers for a do­na­tion to the trust.

Old-time and Scot­tish Danc­ing Hast­ings Scots So­ci­ety, St An­drews Hall, Mar­ket St South, Hast­ings, ev­ery third Satur­day, 7.30pm.

Old-time Danc­ing Good Com­pan­ions Dance Club: First Satur­day, 7.30pm, Se­nior Cit­i­zens Hall, 4215 Here­taunga Street East, Hast­ings, ph Bill 844 9103.


Pick­le­ball A fun game for all fit­ness and skill lev­els, easy to learn, free tu­ition and gear 8.45am11.45am Sun­day morn­ings, Mean­nee Bad­minton Hall, $5 do­na­tion for hall hire. For more in­for­ma­tion visit the Fac­book page Pick­le­ball Hawkes Bay or phone 021 02279299 or 8782378.

Hash house Har­ri­ers (Pa­nia Plod­ders). Fun run and walk trails with the em­pha­sis on FUN. Meet new friends and have FUN get­ting fit­ter. Dif­fer­ent venues and ter­rain Sun­days at 2pm. First run free so noth­ing to lose. Give us a try .... You'll be glad you did. For info about this weeks trail phone Rob­bie on 021-2411481 or Mike on 021-703392.

Hawke’s Bay Founders. For in­for­ma­tion please ring secretary, Richard Bay­ley, phone 876 7616. Sin­gle Ma­ture Gay Women 50 plus: Break­fast/brunch, first Sun­day of the month, 10.30am. So­cial gath­er­ing for like-minded women. De­tails phone Mar­ri­anne, 835 8181

Hawke’s Bay Ra­tion­al­ists and Hu­man­ists:7pm, first Sun­day of month in Duart House, Have­lock North. Ph John 877 6678. Vege­tar­i­ans/Ve­gans: Monthly potlucks, ph Donna on 027-588-7756 or email [email protected]

Cards: 500 at Clubs Hast­ings, Vic­to­ria St, Hast­ings, 1.30-4pm, ph Krystyna 878 5622.

Hast­ings Coun­try Mu­sic Club: First and third Sun­days, 1-4pm, $2 mem­bers, $3 non-mem­bers, St Martin's Hall, 1120 Wil­low­park Rd Nth, Hast­ings.

HB Bromeliad Group: 2pm, fourth Sun­day, dis­cus­sions and plant sales, ph Mar­garet, 844 7412 or Judy, 844 5021.

Self Defence: Bayc­ity Taek­wondo, 200 Queen St, Hast­ings, fourth Sun­day of month, ph 878 4782


Ulysses Mo­tor­cy­cle Club: Rides ev­ery sec­ond Sun­day, ph Graeme, 027 321 3917. Clubs Hast­ings - Easy Lis­ten­ing Nos­tal­gia Con­cert - Third Sun­day of month 4.30pm - 8.30pm. All Wel­come, free en­try. Phone Shirley 844 9683

Old Cus­tom­house Mu­seum: Cus­toms Quay, Ahuriri. Sum­mer hours: open ev­ery Sun­day 11am-4pm. Free en­try. Info: cus­tom­house­[email protected]


As­so­ci­a­tion of Blind Cit­i­zens meets sec­ond Mon­day of ev­ery month, Age Con­cern hall, Here­taunga St East (opp New World), 10am, morn­ing tea pro­vided, con­tact Mar­garet 8700998, all wel­come.

ME/CFS & Fi­bromyal­gia Sup­port Hawkes Bay Third Mon­day of each month. If you, or a per­son you know suf­fers from ME (chronic fa­tigue syn­drome) or fi­bromyal­gia we have sup­port meet­ings with a co­or­di­na­tor who is avail­able 9am-3 pm to an­swer your ques­tions on how you can best man­age your ill­ness. Call/text Liz 027 224 9525 or lizmecf­[email protected]

Ex­pe­ri­ence the Sound of Soul: third Mon­day of the month, 7.30pm-8.15pm +/-, sing HU, a sa­cred sound and an­cient mantra for in­ner guid­ance and di­vine love. En­joy con­ver­staion with oth­ers of like heart, phone Richard 878 2773.

Dutch Kof­fee club first Mon­day of the month, 10am, Duart House, Have­lock North. Come and join us "voor gezel­ligheid". For more in­for­ma­tion phone Lou on 8774 704.

Qi Gong / Med­i­ta­tion Class: 9.30-10.30am, Soul Sanc­tu­ary. Info: Jo, 8440 182

Fam­ily his­tory – ge­neal­ogy: NZ Soc of Ge­neal­o­gists HB Branch meets Ston­ey­croft House, 901 Omahu Road, Hast­ings, third Mon­day at 7.15 pm, fourth Mon­day from 9.30 am. All wel­come. En­quiries to Mar­garet 843 2272 or email ge­neal­o­[email protected] As­so­ci­a­tion of Blind Cit­i­zens: Meet ev­ery sec­ond Mon­day, 10am, once a month, Hast­ings RSA. Con­tact Mar­garet 8700 998. Morn­ing tea. All wel­come. Bay Chimers mu­si­cal group: Lady of Lour­des Church lounge, Mon­days 10am11.30am. All you need is a love of mu­sic and a sense of hu­mour to play the chimes. New mem­bers en­cour­aged. Info phone Peter Price 878 2560.

Here­taunga Women’s Cen­tre, Free Mi­grant Women’s Sup­port Group: 10-11.30am, dur­ing school term. Learn English, en­joy con­ver­sa­tion and share ex­pe­ri­ences. Phone 878 5401.

Sin­gle Mums Cof­fee Group: Reg­is­ter your in­ter­est by phon­ing Here­taunga Women’s Cen­tre 878 5401.

Heart med­i­ta­tion: 7-8pm en­try by do­na­tion, Have­lock North, ph Ju­lia God­free 877 6252. Hawke’s Bay Live Po­ets’ So­ci­ety: sec­ond Mon­day of each month, ex­cept Jan­uary and Novem­ber. Hast­ings Com­mu­nity Arts Cen­tre, Rus­sell St. Doors open: 7pm. Po­etry starts: 7.30pm. $5 en­try, in­cludes sup­per. Info: 877-8409 or Cre­ative Hast­ings (878-9447).

Wild Goose Qigong: Move, med­i­tate, take charge of your health, 5.45pm, Have­lock North, ph 835 6418.

Hawke’s Bay Home­birth Sup­port Group: Last Mon­day of month, 10am. De­tails on the lend­ing li­brary, cloth­ing ex­change and venue, ph Rachel 845 2660. Child­birth Ed­u­ca­tion with Par­ents Cen­tre: Seven week course, cov­er­ing birth and be­yond, ph 835 3743 to leave msg.

Vil­lage Re­bus - Ev­ery sec­ond Mon­day of the month at Have­lock North Club, 4 Camp­bell Street, Have­lock North. Plenty park­ing. Morn­ing tea, guest speak­ers. Phone pres­i­dent 877 4677 or secretary 873 8433 Low cost coun­selling- Mon­day to Fri­day first ses­sion free then $5-$50 at the Here­taunga Women’s Cen­tre. Phone 878 5401

Sin­gle Mums Cof­fee Group

Please reg­is­ter your in­ter­est by phon­ing the Here­taunga Women’s Cen­tre. Phone 878 5401.

New Zealand Deer­stalk­ers Napier Branch Meet­ing

Gen­eral meet­ing last Mon­day of the month. Visi­tors, new mem­bers and ju­niors wel­come. 7.30pm at our club rooms 29 Thorn Place Onekawa

For more in­for­ma­tion con­tact Heath Faulknor on 8430750.

New Zealand Deer­stalk­ers Ju­nior Napier Branch Meet­ing

Ju­nior meet­ing first Mon­day of the month. Visi­tors, new mem­bers and ju­niors wel­come. 7.30pm at our club rooms 29 Thorn Place Onekawa

Vis­ually im­par­ied bowls Here­taunga Bowls Club, Vic­to­ria St, Fe­bru­ary to Oc­to­ber, 10am, coach­ing and fun, all wel­come, con­tact Grant 878 4778.

Hast­ings Re­bus (for­mally Probus ) meets on the first Tues­day of the month at 9.30 at the Bridge Club room, Rail­way Road. We are a mixed club and have in­ter­est­ing speak­ers as well as trips away. Phone Leon 0211328748 or Pauline 0211390836. Do join us for friend­ship and fel­low­ship.

Cof­fin Club(also ev­ery sec­ond Satur­day), 707 Syl­van Rd, 9am-12 noon.

St Matthew’s Craft Group: 9.30-11.30am. Come and learn a new skill and make new friends. For more in­for­ma­tion phone Jean 873 4480.

027 9450 848.

Vis­ually im­paired and blind bowls: 10am, Hast­ings RSA. Coach­ing. All wel­come. Con­tact Grant 8784 778.

Brain In­jury As­so­ci­a­tion HB

Fam­ily Sup­port and Ed­u­ca­tion Group. First Tues­day of month, 10am, Head­way House. Learn cop­ing strate­gies and sup­port. Also Brain In­jury (HB) and Age Con­cern Hast­ings are run­ning games of Boc­cia 10.30am – 11.30am at Age Con­cern Hast­ings Hall (across from New World). For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion call 878 6875. En­quiries phone 878 6875, or email li­ai­[email protected]­in­

Here­taunga Women’s Cen­tre Acrylics Paint­ing Class: 10am-12.30pm. Fa­cil­i­ta­tor: Robyn Walt, Bach­e­lor of Fine Arts. Cost: Koha/Do­na­tion. Book­ings es­sen­tial. Phone 878 5401.

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