What’s On

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Christmas fundraiser at Te Hoe
Bouncy castle for the kids $2 unlimited turns, face painting and emailed photo with Santa for a gold coins donation. All Te Hoe Hall profits after costs will be donated to the Kay Family Give a Little page. We have around 20 stalls, live busking and some great food options.



Boot sale


Orini Christmas
Get along to Orini Reserve on Friday 7 December for a night of entertainment. From 6pm a picnic dinner, followed by performance from Orini School. Santa arrives at 8pm, live music from 8.30pm. And, to close the night, fireworks from 9pm.

Come along to tennis
The Gordonton Tennis Club
hosts Friday Night Family Tennis every second Friday starting  on 9 November, from 6pm 8pm.  This is a free community event and non-members are very welcome.


Gordonton Tennis Club




Music for all
Manly Music is held every Monday during school term at Oaks Christian Centre, Garfield Street. 10am start for music/dance followed by morning tea.  $3 per week or $20 for the term per family.

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.


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.


Dance class for all
In Gordonton Hall –

Nia dance


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.

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

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