What’s On

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Pioneer Fundays





Photo of jumble sale

First aid refresher on offer
The Oaks Christian Centre is running a First Aid Revalidation Course on Saturday 19 October, from 9.30am to 4pm, and locals are welcome to take part. The course is for those who have previously completed the Comprehensive First Aid or Essential First Aid courses and whose two-year certificate is due for renewal or has expired for no more than three months. Upon completion participants will be awarded a NZ Red Cross first aid certificate. Cost $103.50.  Email Sue Shepherd for more information.



Ad for Puketaha spring fair



Calligraphy workshops in Gordonton
Marian Riddell is holding three workshops for keen scribes of all levels. They are Pointed Pen, 12 October, Italic – 9 November and Brush Lettering – 7 December, from 10am to 3.30pm. Calligraphy kit supplied – just bring lunch. Limited to 12 spaces. Email Marian here for more details.


Photo of Marian Riddell calligraphy




Nia dance in the hall
Wednesday mornings 9.30am to 10.30am in Gordonton Hall.  Call Catherine on 022 306 4865 for more information.


Ad for dance class


Tennis time
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.


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.

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.

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


Nice outing on offer
Want to go for a nice stroll in the Waikato? Partake of a picnic with family and friends? 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. The park is open every Sunday from Spring.  In addition special events are held, such as Delight, from 20 – 29 September Visitors are welcome to come for a wander on other days – to arrange, send an email here. For more information visit the website.

Photo of Sculpture Park


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