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Cit­i­zens Ad­vice Bureau Napier For free con­fi­den­tial in­for­ma­tion and ad­vice on any sub­ject. MonFri, 9am-4pm; Satur­day, 9am11am, no ap­point­ment nec­es­sary. Also have a one on one sup­port ser­vice to help you ap­ply on­line to im­mi­gra­tion. One hour ap­point­ments avail­able. Free Jus­tice of the Peace ser­vice, Mon­day-Wed­nes­day, 10am12noon;m Thurs­day-Fri­day, 1pm3pm. Satur­day Lawyer clinic 9.30am-10.30am no ap­point­ment nec­es­sary. Phone 06 835 9664, 126 Hast­ings Street, Napier South. Email: Web­site: 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. Peo­ples Ad­vo­cacy So­ci­ety: Free ser­vice avail­able to any­one seek­ing ad­vice and as­sis­tance in deal­ing with WINZ, IRD and the gen­eral field of wel­fare. Tues­day to Fri­day, 9.30am-1.30pm. Info: 834-0206 or BikeNZ In­tro to Road & Ev­ery­day Cy­cling: Free cy­cle skills train­ing for adults. Book­ings es­sen­tial. Info: Vicki But­ter­worth, BikeNZ, 845-9336 x 722 or email vicki.but­ter­ St. Andrew’s Op Shop: 110 Charles St, West­shore. Tues­day to Fri­day, 9.30am-3pm. Great se­lec­tion of clothes, linen, books, jig­saw puz­zles, shoes and lots more. Info: 835-0116.

St Au­gus­tine’s Op Shop: Cnr River­bend Rd and Latham St. Tues­days and Thurs­days, 8.30am12.30pm.

Two Fold Op Shop: St Columba Church, Taradale. Tues­day, Wed­nes­day, Thurs­day. 10am4pm.

Wheel­chair ac­cess.

Napier & Hawke’s Bay SPCA Fetch Op Shop: 256 Emer­son St. Open Mon­day-Fri­day, 9am-4pm, Satur­day, 9am-1pm. As­sort­ment of items, in­clud­ing clothes, books, kitchen­ware and knick­knacks. Knox Op Shop: Hardinge Rd, Ahuriri. Open Tues­day and Thurs­day, 9.30am-3.30pm. Cloth­ing, shoes, books, kitchen­ware, linen, etc.

Napier Red Cross Shop: 128 Dal­ton St. Open Mon­day-Fri­day, 9am-5pm, Satur­day, 10am-3pm. Napier Red Cross Shop: 35 Cad­bury Road, Onekawa, Mon­day-Fri­day, 10am-4pm, Preloved cloth­ing, shoes, linen, kitchen­ware, toys, etc.

Age Con­cern: 98 Taradale Rd, Mon­day-Fri­day, 8am-3pm. Fun, so­cial ac­tiv­i­ties for se­niors: lun­cheons, morn­ing teas, Sit’n Be Fit, tai chi, BYO craft, shop­ping trips and out­ings. Info: 842-1346. Age Con­cern Fam­ily Shoppe: 98 Taradale Rd, Tues­day-Fri­day, 10am-3.30pm. Cloth­ing, bric-abrac, etc. Dona­tions kindly re­ceived. No elec­tri­cal, please. Sal­va­tion Army Fam­ily Stores: 120 Car­lyle St, Mon­day-Fri­day, 9am-5pm, Satur­day, 9am-3pm; 96 Glouces­ter St, Green­mead­ows, Mon­day-Fri­day, 8.30am-4.30pm, Sat 9.30am-12.30pm; 273 Glouces­ter St, Taradale. Mon­dayFri­day, 9am-4.30pm, Satur­day, 9am-3pm. To ar­range pickup: 835-7140, Mon­day-Fri­day, 9am5pm.

Free Ad­vice: Cit­i­zens Ad­vice Bureau Napier for free con­fi­den­tial in­for­ma­tion and ad­vice on any sub­ject. Mon- Fri – 4pm, Satur­day – no ap­point­ment nec­es­sary. We also have a one on one sup­port ser­vice to help you ap­ply on­line to im­mi­gra­tion just call for a one hour ap­point­ment. FREE Jus­tice of the Peace ser­vice Mon-Wed Thurs-Fri 1pm-3pm . Satur­day Lawyer clinic 9.30am – 10.30am no ap­point­ment nec­es­sary. Tel: 06 835 9664, 126 Hast­ings Street, Napier South. Email: Web­site: Plun­ket Prac­ti­cal Par­ent­ing Nest (for­mally Plun­ket Kar­i­tane Fam­ily Cen­tre): - Plun­ket Com­mu­nity Hub, 62 Flan­ders Ave. Wed­nes­dayFri­day, 8.30am-4.30pm. Crawlers: Thurs­day, 10am-noon. New Par­ents: Fri­day, 9.30-11.30am. Info: 870-5009.

Plun­ket Kid­s2Kids op shop: lo­cated in Plun­ket Hub build­ing, 62 Flan­ders Ave, Onekawa. Goodqual­ity se­cond­hand kids’ clothes (0-12yr). Hours: Mon-Fri, 9am1pm. Info: 870-5010 or har­riet.wall@plun­ SPACE ses­sions: Mon­day, Wed­nes­day, Thurs­day. Dis­cus­sions on child de­vel­op­ment and rel­e­vant par­ent­ing top­ics, mu­sic and move­ment, play and so­cial­is­ing. Info: Nic, 876-8448 or

Meea­nee Play­group: Preschool­ers to learn through play. $2 per fam­ily. Info: 844-4297. Play­cen­tre Ses­sions: Info: Pip, 878-5908, or play­cen­ Fara­day Cen­tre: Tech­nol­ogy Mu­seum, open Mon, Wed, Fri, 9am-1pm; Sat, 9-11.30am. Info: 844-7468.

Legacy Fam­ily Tree: Tu­ition and help avail­able through meet­ings, phone and email. Info: Diane, 877-3141.”

Meea­nee Bad­minton Club: Se­niors: Mon­day: 7.30-9.30pm; Wed­nes­day: 9-11.30am; Thurs­day: 7.30-10pm; Ju­niors: Thurs­day: 5.30-7pm. Info: Vaughan or Kate, 870-7307. Napier City Pe­tanque Club: Tues­day, Thurs­day, Sun­day, 1pm. Nel­son Park (off Kennedy Rd). Be­gin­ners wel­come. Free prac­tice boules. Full fa­cil­i­ties avail­able. Info: Pam Fuller, 835-9751. Se­niorNet Napier: Of­fer­ing the op­por­tu­nity for older adults (50+) to en­ter the world of com­put­ers in a re­laxed and en­joy­able way among a sim­i­lar age group. Friendly, small classes (five stu­dents) in weekly two-hour lessons cov­er­ing many as­pects of com­put­ing. For mem­ber­ship and course ap­pli­ca­tions: 844-2601.

Epilepsy Hawke’s Bay: Free con­fi­den­tial in­for­ma­tion, sup­port and ad­vo­cacy. Napier Com­mu­nity Hub, 62 Raf­fles St. Info: or 835-5537. Napier Bridge Club: Mon­days, 1.30pm and 7.15pm; Tues­days, 7.15pm; Thurs­days, 7.30pm. Info: An­nette Ha­gan, 835-5179 or napier­

3-1-2: Ex­er­cise method for peo­ple with chronic heart con­di­tion. Acu­clinic, 33 Coven­try Ave, Ta­matea. Gold coin do­na­tion. Info: 844-4858 or 021 188 0579.

Taradale RSA: Holds a $14 lunch for mem­bers, $18 non-mem­bers each pen­sion day. Lunch from noon. All wel­come, book­ings ad­vised. Info: 844-4808

Hawke’s Bay Em­broi­dery Groups: Info: Ali­son, 844-4992. Brain In­jury As­so­ci­a­tion HB: Li­ai­son ser­vice, ad­vo­cacy, ed­u­ca­tion, sup­port and life­style pro­grammes for peo­ple with brain in­juries, their whanau and car­ers. Info: 878-6875, emer­gency con­tact 027 536 6345, email li­ai­son@brain­in­ or visit brain­in­

Gam­blers Anony­mous: Is your gam­bling be­com­ing a prob­lem? We are start­ing a Gam­blers Anony­mous group for Hawke’s Bay. All wel­come. Info: phone or text 021 432 572.

Epilepsy Hawke’s Bay: In­for­ma­tion and sup­port avail­able for those liv­ing with epilepsy, their fam­i­lies and com­mu­ni­ties. Info: Jenny, 835-5537 or 027 308 8971. Hawke’s Bay Fam­i­lies of Deaf Chil­dren: Run by fam­i­lies of deaf chil­dren. Info:, 027 242 3323 or Face­book.

Big Broth­ers Big Sis­ter of Hawke’s Bay: Needs male or fe­male men­tors aged be­tween 18-80, to spend one hour a week with a child who needs a friend. Info: Pa­tri­cia Small, 022 581 2965, pa­tri­

Get Smart Fast: Year 2-Year 11 tu­tor­ing in maths, English and science. Book­ings es­sen­tial. Info: Sharon, text 022 165 9702 or ring 835-5328.


Run Walk, Napier ev­ery Wed­nes­day, 6pm. Win­ter meet at Hawke’s Bay Lawn Ten­nis Club, Hig­gins St, Marewa and sum­mer (day­light sav­ings)meet at Napier City Rovers Clu­b­rooms, Park Is­land.For more in­for­ma­tion email gand­phul­ or info@run­


Hawke’s Bay Com­edy Open Mic Night first Wed­nes­day of ev­ery month, 8pm, Pais­ley Stage, 17 Car­lyle St, info on Face­book: me/ hawkes­bay­com­edy. Come and give standup com­edy a go or en­joy be­ing en­ter­tained.

Spir­i­tual De­vel­op­ment: Dis­cus­sion group, noon-1pm. Info: Jo, 021 261 1457.

Parkin­son’s Hawke’s Bay Ex­er­cise Classes: 10.30-11.30am, St Mary’s Par­ish Cen­tre, Osier Rd. Es­sen­tial ex­er­cise for those liv­ing with Parkin­son’s. Qual­i­fied in­struc­tor. Mem­bers: $2 per class. Non­mem­bers: $5 per class. Info: 844-9135.

Friends of Napier Li­brary: All li­brary mem­bers wel­come to FONL meet­ings, third Wed­nes­day each month, 5.15pm, tem­po­rar­ily at Beat­tie & Forbes Books, Bridge St, Ahuriri. Info: Su­san 835-4363. Napier Spin­ning Club: Sec­ond and fourth Wed­nes­day each month. Spin­ning and associated wool craft wel­come. 9.30am -noon. Info: Beryl, 843-7682.

Cir­cle Danc­ing: St Fran­cis Church, Beach Rd, Hau­moana, first Wed­nes­day of month, 7.30-9pm. Gold coin en­try. Info: 835-2122.

HB Am­a­teur Wine­mak­ers and Brew­ers Club: In­for­ma­tion, free wine and beer tast­ings, third Wed­nes­day of month, Deaf Clu­b­rooms, Lee Rd, Taradale. Info: 876-0312 or visit

Probus Club of Ahuriri: Fourth Wed­nes­day of the month. Fel­low­ship and friend­ship for re­tired pro­fes­sional and busi­ness­men. West­shore School Hall, 9.45am for morn­ing tea. Info: David (845-4888) or Arthur (843-2378).

Friend­ship Club of Taradale: A men’s club which meets the sec­ond Wed­nes­day each month, 9.30am at the Taradale Club, for friend­ship, fun and fel­low­ship. Info: Eric, 844-2712

Ta­matea Flo­ral Art Group: First Wed­nes­day of the month, 7.30pm, Ta­matea Com­mu­nity Church, York Ave. No ex­pe­ri­ence nec­es­sary, just en­thu­si­asm to meet new peo­ple and en­joy all things flo­ral. Info: Sue, 844-4122.

City of Napier Army Cadets: Pa­rade night ev­ery Wed­nes­day, ex­cept dur­ing school hol­i­days. Re­cruit­ing nights Jan­uary, Fe­bru­ary and sec­ond and third terms. Head­quar­ters: Coote Rd, ex Army Drill Hall. Info: Lt Har­ley Ben­ton, 027 367 7007 or har­ley.ben­ton@cadet­ Bridge: Learn to play at the Napier Bridge Clu­b­rooms, Whit­more Park, Marewa. 7-9pm. Starts May 8. Info: Jane O'Brien, 833-6118 or napier­

Napier Weav­ing Club: From 7pm. Also Tues­days, 10am-3pm. Club rooms, Latham St. Weav­ing, spin­ning, felt­ing, knit­ting. Info: Gle­nis, 835-4104.

Plun­ket Sin­gle Par­ent Sup­port Group: 1-2.30pm, Plun­ket Hub build­ing, 62 Flan­ders Ave, Onekawa. Info: 870-5009.

Napier Toy Li­brary & Bouncy Cas­tle: Wed­nes­days, 9am-5pm (Satur­days, 9am-12.30pm), West­shore School, Al­fred St. Info: napier­toyli­ or 021 026 06426.

Read ’n Chat: first Wed­nes­day of ev­ery month, 10.30-11.30am, Napier Li­brary.

Taradale Ta­ble Ten­nis Club: Wed­nes­days, April-Septem­ber, 7.30pm. Bowls Omarunui Club Rooms, Lee Rd, Taradale. Five ta­bles. Info: Mark (845-2206) or Eric (844-2712). Hawke’s Bay Mod­ellers Club: first Wed­nes­day of the month. Be­gin­ners wel­come. Info: Alex Smith, 027 230 7725 or light­en­ Napier Host Lions: First and third Wed­nes­day of the month, 5.30pm, Napier RSA. Meet new friends and help your com­mu­nity. Mixed club. Info: Wendy, 836-5331.

Hawke’s Bay Am­a­teur Wine­mak­ers & Brew­ers Club: Third Wed­nes­day of the month, 7.30pm, 22 Lee Rd, Taradale. Learn how to make wine, beer and liqueurs. Info: Brian, 876-0313 or 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.

Bay View Bowl­ing Club: 1pm, One­hunga Rd, Bay View. Free coach­ing. Info: Garry or Lynne Raven­wood, 843-1054. Gam­blers Anony­mous: Is your gam­bling be­com­ing a prob­lem? 7pm, Green­mead­ows Com­mu­nity Hall, Tait Drive. Info: 021 432 572. Hip Hop Dance Classes: Bright Fu­tures home-based care and learn­ing is of­fer­ing free hip hop dance classes for all chil­dren un­der 5 ev­ery Wed­nes­day from 10.30-11am. No need to reg­is­ter, just turn up at the church build­ing on cor­ner of Mor­ris Spence Ave and Wy­cliffe St, Onekawa. Acapella Fel­las: Male bar­ber­shop group. Meets Wed­nes­days, 7-9pm, Bal­moral Re­tire­ment Vil­lage Hall, Bal­moral St. Info: Roy, 844-2544. Hip Hop For Un­der-5s: Free lessons. 10:30-11am, Napier Fam­ily Cen­tre. Info: 843-7280. Sands Hawke’s Bay: Preg­nancy, baby and in­fant loss sup­port. Meets first Wed­nes­day of the month, 7.30-9.30pm, Deco City Mo­tor Lodge, Con­fer­ence Room, 308 Kennedy Rd. Info: Kerry Deben­ham (markand­kerry.deben­ or Deb­o­rah Biggs (

Taradale Lions Club: Din­ner meet­ing, sec­ond Wed­nes­day of the month, 6pm, Taradale RSA. Sup­per meet­ing, fourth Wed­nes­day of the month, 6.45pm, Taradale RSA. Info: Carla, 845-1323 or taradale@li­on­ Shake Rat­tle & Roll: A mu­sic and dance group for adults with in­tel­lec­tual dis­abil­i­ties to so­cialise and have fun. Each Wed­nes­day, 10-11.15am. Napier Bap­tist Church, 36 River­bend Rd, Maraenui. $3, in­cludes morn­ing tea (care­givers free). Info: Gail, 027 495 5172.

Es­sen­tial Oils Work­shop: Ev­ery Wed­nes­day, 7pm. Free. Info: Lisa at Oily Vibes, 022 617 4705 or

Hawke’s Bay Aquar­ium So­ci­ety: For those in­ter­ested in fish-keep­ing of all types. Meets third Wed­nes­day of each month at the Na­tional Aquar­ium. Info: sec­re­ or

Meea­nee Wed­nes­day Bad­minton Club: 9-11.30am ev­ery Wed­nes­day. Meea­nee In­door Sports Cen­tre, Gavin Black St. New mem­bers wel­come.


+Napier Girls’ High School Old Girls As­so­ci­a­tion: Meets third Thurs­day of each month. All exNapier Girls’ High School stu­dents wel­come. Info: 844-5900.

Napier Al-Anon Fam­ily Group: To help fam­i­lies of al­co­holics. 7.30pm. Trinity Methodist Church, Clive Square East. Info: 845-4720. Taradale Ro­tary Club: 5.30-7.30pm in the Ro­tary Lounge, Taradale Town Hall, for meet­ing and meal. Info: www.taradalero­ Scrab­ble: Ev­ery Thurs­day, 1.30-3.30pm. Info: 845-1685. Hawke’s Bay Par­ents Cen­tre Child­birth Ed­u­ca­tion cour­ses: Have­lock North and Napier. Learn about the prac­ti­cal el­e­ments of preg­nancy, child­birth, breast­feed­ing and car­ing for your new­born. Info: 835-3743 or hawkes­bayan­te­na­ Visit par­ents­cen­­bay.

Bay Autism Sup­port Group: For in­for­ma­tion con­tact Shar­ron on 0211648406 o email: bayautism­sup­ Crawlers Group: 10am, Plun­ket Com­mu­nity Hub, 62 Flan­ders Ave. Info: 870-5009.

Post-Na­tal De­pres­sion Group: 1-2.30pm, as re­quired. Plun­ket Com­mu­nity Hub, 62 Flan­ders Ave. Info: 870-5009.

Scouts: Green­dale/Ta­matea Scout Group, boys and girls aged 5.5-18.5. Info: Gavin Men­zies, 845-1621, or

Zonta Club of Hawke’s Bay: Women’s group fo­cus­ing on ad­vanc­ing the sta­tus of women and girls through ser­vice and ad­vo­cacy. Meets fourth Thurs­day of month, 5.30pm, at Golflands, Man­gateretere. Info: hawkes­ or 021 255 5181.

Napier Gar­den Club: Meets first Thurs­day of ev­ery month, 7.30pm, in the Ta­matea Com­mu­nity Church at the Ta­matea end of York Ave. Ca­su­als are $3 per night. Info: Gaynor Com­ley, 843-4108. Napier Air Train­ing Corps: Ev­ery Thurs­day, Army Hall, Coote Rd. Tak­ing new en­trants aged 13-16 dur­ing the first school term. Info: 834-1389.-


Hawke’s Bay Com­mu­nity Law Cen­tre Free Le­gal Clinic: Ev­ery Thurs­day, 9am-2.30pm, Com­mu­nity Link Of­fice, Vau­tier Lane. For ap­point­ment: 878-4868.

Yoga for Health: Evening classes in Taradale. Tues­day evening classes also avail­able. Info: Janette, 845-3053 or 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 or just come to sing.

Brain In­jury As­so­ci­a­tion HBAc­tiv­ity Day, 9.30am-2.30pm, Head­way House, 605 Wil­low­park Rd South, Hast­ings. Info: 878-6875, co­or­di­na­tor@brain­in­ or brain­in­

In­ter­na­tional Danc­ing. 10am-noon, Com­mu­nity Hall, Clive. Info: Glenys, 021 1883 118.

Kidz Need Dadz: Weekly sup­port meet­ing, 7.30-9pm, Bay Bap­tist Church hall, 79 Glouces­ter St. All wel­come, gold coin do­na­tion at door. Info: Shayne Jef­fares, hawkes­bay@kidzneed­ or 022 812 6144.

Bay Rail­way Mod­ellers Inc: Meets each Thurs­day, 7.30-9.30pm at Fara­day St clu­b­rooms. For those in­ter­ested in model rail­ways, ei­ther new to hobby or ex­pe­ri­enced. Info: Phil, 844-0252 or pjcrom­

Es­sen­tial Oils Work­shop: Ev­ery Thurs­day, 7pm, One­hunga Rd, Bay View. Free. Info: Lisa, 022 617 4705.


Brain In­jury As­so­ci­a­tion HB: Swim­ming group, 9.30-10.30am. Trans­port pro­vided. Info: 878-6875, co­or­di­na­tor@brain­in­ or visit brain­in­

Hawke’s Bay Ma­gi­cians Club: Ju­nior sec­tion: first Fri­day of month, 6pm. Info: Gareth, 875-8141. Se­niors: third Fri­day of month, 7pm. Info: Deryck, 842-0084.

Home­birth Hawke’s Bay: Monthly meet­ings. Info: Jes­sica, 021 188 3204.

Les­bian Gath­er­ing: Sup­port de­vel­op­ment of a les­bian com­mu­nity in Hawke’s Bay. Info: de­co­di­

Crib­bage: 1pm, Omaranui Bowl­ing Club pavil­ion. Info: 844-3102.

Earth Gar­dens Char­i­ta­ble Trust (Dis­abil­ity Vo­ca­tional Train­ing Ser­vice): Garage sale ev­ery Fri­day, 9am-2pm, 57 Sandy Rd, Meea­nee, next to the Speed­way. Dona­tions of fur­ni­ture/clothes/crock­ery, etc. grate­fully re­ceived. Drop in or, for pickup, phone 834-4010.

New Par­ents’ Group: 9.30-11.30am. Plun­ket Com­mu­nity Hub, 62 Flan­ders Ave. Info: 870-5009.

Vo­cal Ton­ing Cir­cle - Heal­ing Fre­quen­cies: Free weekly gath­er­ing to co-cre­ate heal­ing sounds and tones, 7-8pm, Taradale. Info: Lily, 650-4048.

Napier Craft Group: Meets Fri­days, 10.30am12.30pm. Trinity Methodist Church..

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