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Hawke’s Bay We need mentors – aged between 18 – 70 years old. You will need to spend one hour aweek providing support to a young person who needs a friend. By sharing a small amount of your time, you can make a big difference in the life of a young person in Hawke's Bay. "You don't need to change your life to change theirs", Contact Kath Ph: 021 066 3930 Email:

Napier City Petanque Club Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday afternoons, 1pm, plus ‘Twilight play' on Thursday, 5pm during daylight saving, Nelson Park off Jull Street/ Kennedy Road. Visitors and new players welcome. Info: Mike - 0275 317 808 or email: napierpeta­

Nelson Park Tennis Club play all year round on six all weather courts, Morris St, off Latham St, Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturdays. Free coaching available. Inter-club competitio­n. For more informatio­n phone Dave 027 602 7202, Cecil 027 2134 113 and Grant 027 659 0671.

Bowls Omarunui Lee Rd, Taradale (opposite Z). We are known as a friendly, social club and have social bowls "roll-ups" on Wednesday and Saturday at 1pm. Bowls and coaching available. Further details Merle 8445568 or Ngaire 8444680

Bluff Hill Bowls “Best view in the Bay”. Having a special event? Birthday, farewell, wedding, company function. Why not play bowls and have your gathering here? Great friendly service, full bar facilities including Eftpos. Contact Mike 0274 462188 or Dan 022 697 8843.

Taradale U3A We offer a range of study and social groups for older citizens. For more informatio­n, visit our website www.taradaleu3­ nz. Alternativ­ely, contact Peter on 0274 795 403 or email

The Napier Courier Community Notices column is free to the arts, entertainm­ent and community events in Napier, Taradale and surrounds.

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Curtain Bank Red Cross Hawke’s Bay Tuesdays & Thursdays 9.30am-12noon, 33 Dunlop St Onekawa. Our team of volunteers upcycle donated curtains to families in need. Requests for curtains are on a referral basis via Child Healthy Homes, Te Taiwhenua O Heretaunga, Social Services-Family Start and Napier Family Centre. For more informatio­n email curtainban­khawkesbay@redcross. Drop off locations for donating curtains is at The Napier Red Cross Service Centre (35 Cadbury Rd, Onekawa), at the Hastings Red Cross Service Centre (823 Heretaunga Street W. Hastings) Mon-Fri, 9am-4pm and at The Curtain Bank.

Menzshed Napier open for senior men to meet, work on a project, or just enjoy a chat over a tea or coffee. Open Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 9am1pm. Ph. Mike 8436977 or Paddy 8341009.

Napier Senior Citizens85 Munroe St. Monday and Thursday, 500; Tuesday, Rummikub, Mahjong and bowls; Wednesday, public housie; Friday, members' housie; phone 835 7046.

Bowls Taradale is situated behind the Taradale Club in Wharerangi Road, Greenmeado­ws. On Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturday afternoons (weather permitting) social outdoor bowls is played, starting at 1pm. No experience is needed. Bowls and coaching is provided. Contact Malcolm on 027 249 2513 or Alan on 845 1435.

Citizens Advice Bureau Napier For free confidenti­al informatio­n and advice on any subject. Napier Citizens Advice Bureau, ground floor of Bower House, next to The Warehouse carpark. Open 9am to 4pm weekdays and 9.30-10.30am on Saturdays. Phone 06 8359664, free on 0800 367 222 or email on No appointmen­t necessary. We are here to help, and confidenti­ality is assured.

Volunteeri­ng Hawke’s Bay: For all your volunteeri­ng requiremen­ts. Volunteer now by joining www. volunteeri­ or call us on 022 503 9271, The Hive, 200 Market St North, Hastings.

Peoples Advocacy Society: Free service available to anyone seeking advice and assistance in dealing with WINZ, IRD and the general field of welfare. Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 9.30am-1.30pm, 112 Morris Spence Avenue, Onekawa, phone 06 834 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.butterwort­

Age Concern: 98 Taradale Rd, Monday-Friday, 8am-3pm. Fun, social activities for seniors: luncheons, morning teas, Sit'n Be Fit, tai chi, shopping trips and outings. Info: 842-1346.

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

Faraday Centre: Technology Museum, open Mon, Wed, Fri and Sat 9am - 3pm. 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: Peter 0220904076.

SeniorNet Napier: Offering the opportunit­y for older adults (50+) to enter the world of computers and smart phones in a relaxed and enjoyable way among a similar age group. Friendly small groups (five students) in weekly two hour classes covering many aspects of our digital world. For membership and course applicatio­ns: 844 2601 or­ornet .

Epilepsy Hawke’s Bay: Free confidenti­al informatio­n, support and advocacy. Napier Community Hub, 62 Raffles St. Info: nz or 835-5537.

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.

Hawke’s Bay Embroidery Groups: Info: Alison, 844-4992.

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