What’s On

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Get fit!
Come get fit in Whitikahu Hall, Wednesdays 6.30 – 7.30pm, and Friday, 9 – 10am, with personal trainer Harleen Ark. Six week course starts 20 June. For more details, phone 022 5949 636.

Something special these school holidays:
Come check out the beautiful heirloom sewing on display at Woodlands all through July.  Gold coin entry applies.





Sian’s solo exhibition
‘Just Getting Started’, a solo exhibition by Sian Bartley opens on Wednesday 8 August at 1.20pm at Gordonton School, and runs until Wednesday 15 August.  Click here for the story of this amazing young artist.

Sian Bartley



Calling all Riddells…
A Riddell family reunion is planned for Saturday 29 September at Woodlands Historic Homestead. There will be displays, information, and a family tree. Bring any objects or information you would like displayed relating to the family. The Homestead and gardens will be open to explore. Afternoon tea $15.50. For more information click here.


Come celebrate the Church
Centenary celebrations for the Gordonton Presbyterian Church will kick off on Saturday 27 October, at Woodlands Homestead with an afternoon tea.  Dinner will be held in the Gordonton Hall that night, and on Sunday a thanksgiving service held at the Oaks Christian Centre.  A history of the story of the Church in the district from the early days, covering 100 years, will be for sale.  More on this as planning progresses, but mark it in your calendar!


Calligraphy course on offer
Would you like to learn Italic? Marian Riddell is looking at teaching a workshop in October or November. This would be a one-day workshop, on a Saturday from 10am – 3.30pm. Cost about $50. Add your name to the waiting list by emailing Marian here.


Marian Riddell Calligraphy




Tuesday is for tennis!
The Gordonton Tennis Club is under way for 2018 – come have a go on Tuesday night. New members welcome.  Check them out here.

Karate at Whitikahu
Ryukyu Shuri Te Karate dogo welcomes all to take part at training sessions in the Whitikahu Hall on Tuesday and Thursday nights.  Start from 6.30 till 7.30 for juniors, and to 8.30 for seniors.  Although people are welcome to turn up a little earlier to warm-up. “We are a traditional style so focus on core values as well as the physical part of Karate.” For details phone Sensei Mark Thornton on 0274 200910.

Cubs needed…
Orini Cubs are looking for new members. Cubs is for 8 to 10-year-olds and runs on Thursday nights from 6pm till 7.30pm at the Orini Scout Den in Orini village. For more information email here.

Polish those speaking/leadership skills
…and have fun at the same time. The Lower Waikato Toastmasters Club meets on the second and fourth Wednesday of every month, from 7.30pm to 9pm, at the Taupiri War Memorial Hall. Phone Colin Oliver on 021 245 3650.

Badminton worth a crack
The season is on every Monday until Labour Weekend.  Playing in March is free.

Seniors, including high school students, Monday 7:30pm to late

  • cater for all abilities from learners to the experienced.
  • provide that social edge as well as competition for those who like to excel.
  • coaching & encouragement provided free!

Juniors, Fridays,  second and  third school terms, 6-10 yrs, 6-7:15pm; 10-13 yrs, 7:15-9pm
Held in the Horsham Downs community hall.  For further details phone Lesley 829 4870 or   Adrianna 829 9972.

A grand night out
Social nights are held every Wednesday at Hukanui Golf Club.  Everyone welcome, come along from 6.30pm for social and competitive games of pool, darts and cards.  Food available, and the bar is open.  Entry $2.  Phone 824 3784 for more details.  Hukanui Gold Club is at 1550 Gordonton Rd.

RotaryHuntly rotary get togethers
Huntly Rotary meet for breakfast at Riverhaven, Main North Rd Huntly, 7am, on the first Wednesday of each month, and hold an evening meeting at the RSA, William St, 5.30pm to 6pm, on the third Wednesday of the month.  For further information, email Heather Ayerst.


Come bowling
Suitable for any age, from children to grandparents come and give indoor bowls a try. The Gordonton Indoor Bowl club meet every Tuesday in the hall, from 7.30pm. For more details, phone Margaret 824 3863.

Fun with Gordonton Playgroup
Come join in the fun at the playgroup in the old school house in Hukanui Park.  Bring a plate for shared morning tea for the kids, tea and coffee (and choc biccies!) for the grown-ups. Parents/caregivers and pre-school age children from newborn to 5. Meets meets every Wednesday & Thursday during school term, from 9.30am to noon.  Contact Amanda on 021 122 1312 or Rachelle  027 585 2813.


Gardening group get together
The Orini Garden club meets on the second Wednesday of the month. For more details, give Lyn Buckley a call on 824 1768.

Welcome new families
Huimai Playcentre would love to see you – session times are Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9.30am to 12.30pm 0 – 6 years, Tuesday 11.30am to 2.30pm, 3 to 6 years. The playcentre is on Seifert Rd, Tauhei. Come say hi!
For more information, phone centre president Sylvia O’Leary 07 824 4842.

Music magic
Sylvia also runs a pre-school music session on Tuesday mornings at the Orini Chapel, across from Orini School, from 10am. Music, morning tea and play for pre-schoolers and their parents/caregivers during term time.

The Village Church Mainly Music holds sessions on Tuesdays, at the Village Church, from 9.15am.

Mainly Music