What’s On – Noticeboard

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Cricket and more…
School cricket has started again on the Woodlands oval and Prof’s quizzes are back on Fridays from 7pm. Click here to find out what the week’s topics are.

pool partyPool party at Whitikahu
Save the date! Thursday 22 February. Pool Party and meet the Teachers evening. More details to follow.

Playgroup gears up
Gordonton playgroup is back up and running for the year, come along and join in on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9.30-12.

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.

Calling all Riddells…
A Riddell family reunion is planned for Saturday 26 May 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.

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 their evening meeting at the RSA, William St, 5.30pm to 6pm, on the third Wednesday of the month.  Visitors most welcome, but for catering purposes, or 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.


Tennis time
Gordonton Tennis Club loves to see new faces. There is a level of tennis that would suit most players from experienced to a more social mixed competition. For further information, phone Barb Alford, 824 3833.

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.