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Education Support Worker needed in Gordonton
Are you a caring and enthusiastic person who finds it rewarding to work with young children? Are you interested in working with children of spcial needs?
You could be the person we’re looking for to join our team at McKenzie Centre. This paid, part-time position supports the inclusion of a young child with special needs in a Gordonton early childhood centre. It is four mornings per week for 1 1/2 hours each day. Own transport required.
For more information contact MCKenzie Centre on 07 839 5357 or send an email here.
Exhibition at the Mandarin Tree
A new exhibition, Primitive Forever, opens at the Mandarin Tree this Saturday (August 1.) Artist, author and poet Chris Eyes new speaks to the idea that humanity, never really changes, or that change, at best, is slow. “The Art in this exhibition is not clean and polished. It is made on old, used or broken things, seeking to capture the spirit of hope that comes with realising you have nothing to lose.” All are welcome to the opening from 1pm this Saturday, and to chat with Chris.
Diary this special event for early October –
All things Victorian and vintage will be found at the Homestead from October 6, 7, 8. Click here for a story on the last Fundays.
Music for all
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.
Badminton worth a crack
The season is on – every Monday until Labour Weekend.
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 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.
Huntly 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.
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.
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.
Nice outing on offer
The Sculpture Park at Waitakaruru Arboretum is a former quarry that has been transformed into a 17.5 hectare arboretum with more than 20,000 trees. There are more than 100 sculptures along its 2km length. For more information visit the website.
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