What’s On

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Outings at Woodlands
When:  Tuesday 11, Wednesday 12 April, 9am to 1pm
Where: Woodlands Estate, 42 Whitikahu Rd, Gordonton
Plenty to see and do for all ages. Dress ups, Easter themed garden trail, Anzac poppy crafts, raffles and lawn games, including sack races.  
Two days of fun in Gordonton with something for everyone.

photo of sack races



Markets on Woodlands Oval

Come check out arts and  crafts, jewellery, candles, clothing, baked goods and other treats at the Woodlands market day.  First Sunday of every month.   The Homestead and Gardens will be open to wander through on the day.

Music for all

Mainly Music is a fun music group for parents, grandparents, or primary care givers to enjoy with their preschool child or children.  Run by volunteers from the Gordonton Oaks church, children develop motor skills, language, imagination, mathematical and pre-reading skills, and get to socialise. Every Monday during school term at Oaks Christian Centre, Garfield St. 10am start for music/dance followed by morning tea.  $4 per week or $30 for the term per family.  To find out more, contact Jillian 027 775 1151.

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.

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 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



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2 thoughts on “What’s On

  • April 27, 2012 at 8:47 pm

    Great website, enjoyed the news and browsing. Keep it up, I will be back. I live in a rural area as well and it is great to see go ahead ladies like you.

  • March 26, 2013 at 9:12 am

    From the Thames Valley Vintage & Classic Car Club.

    We are seeking stall holders to register their interest to attend the
    Thames Monster Car Parade and Motorama Carnival to be held on the 22nd March 2014. (This is the Saturday BEFORE Beach Hop.)

    Sites will be limited and allocation will go to the first 50 stalls that meet our criteria, so you are advised to be in quick.

    Full registration details will be sent out on August 1st 2013 to interested parties.

    If you require more information please email the address below.

    Brian Stephenson
    Events Co-ordinator
    Thames Valley Vintage & Classic Car Club.
    e-mail: tvvcceg@xtra.co.nz


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