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Grab your spade for Pukemokemoke
The Friends expect to start planting and filling in the gaps where trees have died – bring a spade and afternoon tea! From 1-5pm. Alan Leadley has several sickles for clearing weeds and grass.
The Awapuni Donkey Farm is having a Family Fun Day and Fundraiser on Saturday 25 May, from 10am to 4pm. All money raised will go to Asthma Waikato. BBQ and cold drinks available for purchase, or bring a picnic. The fundraiser will be at 372 Whitikahu Rd, Gordonton. Check out the website here.
Fashion fundraiser at Horsham Downs
Horsham Downs Community Church is holding a fashion show on Saturday 25 May, at the Church. The show will feature clothes designed by Robyn Robertson ‘Woman of Joppa’ and starts at 7pm. There will also be a fashion parade of upcycled clothing and wearable art, gourmet treats and clothing will be available for purchase. Tickets $20. All proceeds to Hospice Waikato Wellness Centre. Phone HDCC on 829 4998.
Gordonton Country Market coming soon
The next Gordonton Country Market starts at 8.30am to 1 o’clock, rain or shine. Held on the second Saturday of every month. Crafts, Devonshire teas, artwork, food, fresh fruit and vege and much more besides. Also, The Oakes Church have started healing sessions – members from 10 different churches pray for people. No appointment, free. Runs from 10am to 12.30pm during the market. (Contact the Oakes Church for more information – click here.)
Major Blunder and his army (The Fifth Waikato Dragoons Regiment, Northern Command) come to Puketaha twice this year, the first in Augsut, then in September. August will be the first of the Great War Performance Tours, at Puketaha School. Following a presentation at (approx 1030 hours) on the development of the Great War in 1914, and a final preparation phase wherein the sinews of war will be manufactured, the student body will undertake a Visual Spectacle, to wit, a Pacifist Battle, to complete this unique learning experience. Click here for pics from last year’s the Battle of Hastings.
And on 21 September the good Major will present the Battle of Mons, also at Puketaha:
As a part of the Puketaha School Gala, the student body will undertake a Visual Spectacle, to wit, a Pacifist Battle, loosely based on the Battle Of Mons (23-27 August 1914) as a learning exercise. Time to be confirmed. We will keep you posted.
Anyone for tennis?
Gordonton Tennis Club has its annual Business House Doubles competition starting up again – and they’d love to see new faces. The doubles run for about seven weeks from 25 March, and there is a level of tennis that would suit most players from experienced men to a more social mixed competition. For further information, phone Barb Alford, 824 3833.
Horsham Downs Badminton Club
Seniors – including high school students
Mondays 7:30pm to late
Caters for all abilities, learners to experienced; social and competitive matches; coaching and encouragement provided free.
Junior – starts Friday May 10
6-10 years 6 – 7.15pm; 10-13 years 7.15 – 9pm
Caters for all abilities, learners to experienced; racquets available for beginners. Held at the Horsham Downs Community Hall. Inquiries: Karen 07 829 4773 or Adrianna 07 829 9972.