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1-7: Christmas tree display, Old Masonic Hall, Baxter Street, Warkworth, 10am-5pm daily, except late night on the 6th. Lions Club of Kowhai Coast fundraiser with display, sale table and Santa Claus. All proceeds to the Auckland Westpac Rescue Helicopter. ... read more
4: Warkworth Area Liaison Group for all interested in Warkworth community issues. RSA basement meeting room, 7.30pm. Info: Steve Haycock 0274 963 711
5: Matakantata Choir concert, Warkworth Town Hall, 6pm
5: Mycoplasma bovis cattle disease public information meeting, Wellsford RSA, 7pm. Speaker: Joe Stockman from MPI. All welcome. Info: Brian Mason 423 7187 (evenings)
6: Warkworth Rotary Carols in the Park, Lucy Moore Park, Baxter Street, 6.30pm ... read more
7: Carols on the Canal, Gulf Harbour town centre, starts 2.30pm, Santa arrives by Coastguard boat, 4.30pm. Live entertainment, including school choirs, singer Barbie Davidson, Northern Performing Arts School. Sausage sizzle. Hosted by the Gulf Harbour Marine Village Residents Association.
7: Christmas on the Lawn, Matakana Estate, 568 Matakana Road, 11am-4pm. BYO picnic on the lawn in front of the winery with games and music for the family. No BYO alcohol.
7: Beachfront Asian Food Festival, Moana Reserve, Orewa, 3pm-9pm. Funds go to Harbour Hospice. Live entertainment, Asian food trucks, activities and stalls. All welcome.
7: Craft fair, Totara Park hall, Melwood Drive, Warkworth, 10am-4pm. Handmade crafts, some antiques and collectables.
7: Matakantata Choir celebrates a decade of song, Matakana Hall, 7.30pm. $20 adults, children gold coin. Tickets: Harts Pharmacy, Warkworth, Matakana Gull Service Station or call 423 0094
7&8: Walk & Collect Weekend ... read more
8: Summerset Falls Open Day
8: Christmas Gala Dance, Silverdale Hall, 5pm-8pm. Spot Prizes. Dancing floor shows, light refreshments. Norma Wright invites past and present pupils and Coast residents. Info: 427 5542
8: Head in Sand action, Orewa Beach, 1pm-2pm. A climate change protest. Info: look for Head in Sand Orewa Beach on Facebook.
8: Puhoi Christmas Twilight Market, 3-5pm. Santa visiting, music from Otherwise Fine, buskers, food and stalls.
10: Waste Minimisation Workshop, Leigh Hall,7.30pm ... read more
12: Warkworth Playcentre reunion morning tea, 10am-noon ... read more
14: Local Vocals Choir free Family Christmas Concert, Wellsford Community Centre, 4pm. Guest entertainers, raffles and a super tea/supper.
14: Matakana Hall Market, 8.30am-1pm
14: Warkworth Town Hall Christmas Market, 10am-2pm, including Santa's Grotto. ... read more
14: Carols By Starlight, Te Hana Te Ao Marama Marae, 6.30pm-8pm. Gold coin donation or donations to local food banks. Tea, coffee & desserts available.
15: Carols in the Park, Mangawhai Activity Zone, 5-7pm. ... read more
15: Kaukapakapa Village Market, 947 Kaipara Coast Highway, 8.30am-1pm. Stalls and Santa's grotto.
15: Matakantata Choir celebrates a decade of song, Matakana Hall, 4pm. Tickets, Ph: 423-0094.
17: Warkworth Town Hall Talk, STV bicentennial extraordinary town-hall talk (on actual anniversary), Principal speaker: Professor Janine Hayward, 5pm for 5.30pm start. ... read more
21: Matakana Hall Market, 8.30am-1pm
22: Free Christmas dinner, Love Soup Hibiscus Coast, Whangaparaoa Community Hall, from 5pm. Includes visit by Santa ... read more
24 Waipu Christmas Parade, 7pm. Floats, classic cars, fire engines, Santa Claus. Starts at Northpine on Cove Road and proceeds to Caledonian Park.
25: Orewa Free Christmas lunch, Orewa Community Centre, 11.30am-2pm ... read more
27-30: Great Summer Art Exhibition, Mahurangi East Community Centre, Snells Beach. Preview Friday, 7pm, then 10am-4pm daily. Tennis club fundraiser, all works for sale. ... read more
28: George FM party, Matakana Village Pub, 3pm-10pm, live DJ performances.
31: Rock & Roll New Years Eve, Salty Dog Inn, Snells Beach, 7.30pm-12.45am. Live covers of 60s & 70s classic rock.
31: New Years Eve party, Matakana Village Pub, afternoon until late. Featuring DJ's Grant Marshall and Sample Gee.
1: Waipu Games
1: Warkworth Rodeo
11: Puhoi Woodchopping Carnival
13: Good Habits, Whangateau Hall, 7pm. Indie-folk music celebrating the life of blues singer Zoe Schwarz. ... read more
13&14: Basketball camp. Mahurangi Basketball is holding its first skills camp at Mahurangi College over two days on January 13 & 14, 9am-3pm. Players aged from 5-17 will have the opportunity to play different styles of basketball and make new friends. It costs $80, or $60 for those who register before December 20. See Mahurangi Basketball Club Facebook for forms.
19: Kaukapakapa Village Market, 947 Kaipara Coast Highway, 8.30am to 1pm
25: Mahurangi Regatta
Bowling Club for partially sighted Every Wednesday 9.30am–11.30am, St. Andrews Church Hall, Centreway Rd, Orewa. Ph Virginia 09 426 8454.
Cafe Connect, For the retired age group to meet in a cafe style atmosphere. 10am, 2nd Monday of each month @ Orewa Community Church. Gold coin donation. Ph 424 3159.
Empathy Support Group for those bereaved by suicide. Held last Monday of every month, 7pm. Hibiscus Coast Community House, Western Reserve, 214 Hibiscus Coast Highway, Orewa. Gold coin donation. Contact Susan 021 884 162.
Friday Art Group, Friday 10am - 1pm @ Orewa Community Church. Ph Alan Smith 09 962 4929.
Hibiscus Coast Concert Band is a local community band for members of all ages and abilities. Rehearsal, from 7pm-9pm fortnight, Orewa College. Visit www.hccb.org.nz, or ph 021 186 4599 to check next rehearsal.
Hibiscus Men's Shed Coffee Club. 1st Wednesday every month at 11am, Red Beach Surf Club, Ngapara Road, Red Beach.
Hibiscus Coast VIP Club (Visually Impaired Peoples Club) Meet on the 3rd Tuesday of the month at the Presbyterian Church Hall in Centreway Rd. 10am till 12.15pm. Ph Shelley 426 2298.
Hibiscus Spirit Awakening And Healing Centre Meet fortnightly, Wednesday 7.30pm-9pm. 9e Annalise Road, Orewa. For details and development class enquiries ph Lynda 424 1998.
Orewa Communtiy Craft Group meets 2nd & 4th Thursday 1-3pm Orewa Presbyterian Church Hall, 107 Centreway Rd. Bring your own work or join with others to make a community craft project. Ph Maureen 427 9948.
Orewa Keep Fit Club Gentle exercises to music for ladies. Every Thursday at 9.30am, Presbyterian Church hall, 107 Centreway Rd, Orewa. Ph Anne 424 5365 or email email@example.com
Orewa Ladies Club 1st Thursday of the month, 10am, St John's Catholic Church Orewa. Friendship, speakers and outings. Ph Audrey 426 7115.
Orewa Ladies Garden club meeting 2nd Thursday of each month. Next meeting Oct 11, 12.30pm, Orewa Catholic Church Hall, 180 Centreway Road.
Silverdale-Orewa Toastmasters Club Meeting. Every second Wednesday, from 7.20pm-9.30pm. Theosophical Society, 9 Forest Glen, Orewa. www.orewa.toastmastersclubs.org for more information. Next meetings, Oct 17 and 31, Nov 14 and 28.
A Sunday Social dance - ballroom, Latin American etc. All welcome. 4th Sunday of month, 5pm-8pm. Silverdale Hall, Silverdale Ph 427 5542. Next event Oct 28.
Hibiscus Coast Highland Pipes and Drums Wednesday 7.30pm practices, St Johns Ambulance Hall 36 Silverdale Rd. Ph Gayle Robinson 424 1166 or 021 104 3497 or Bob Logan 4241838.
Hibiscus Coast U3A Members meet at the Salvation Army Hall, Silverdale, the third Monday of every second month, 10am. If you are over 55 and would like to join visit www.u3ahbc.co.nz, or ph Kaye 424 5855.
Rodney Aphasia Support Meeting for people with aphasia and their caregivers, 4th Thursday of month, Rotary House Silverdale, 1.30pm-3.30pm. Contact Lisa Administrator firstname.lastname@example.org.
Escape Monday Morning Blues Join us for coffee and company or Manly Methodist Church, 9.30am. Ph Jackie 427 0428.
Hibiscus Coast Toastmasters. Every second Tuesday from 7.30pm-9.30pm at the Bridge Club in Edith Hopper Park, Whangaparaoa. Next meeting Tues October 16.
Hibiscus Coast Stamp Club meets the 2nd Thursday each month, Methodist Church Hall Whangaparaoa Road opposite the Fire Station, 1.30pm. Ph 427 6344.
Whangaparaoa Community Hub, Health Pop-In, every Tuesday 2pm-4pm. Free health advice for 3-18 year olds from Sue & El, WDHB Nurses. No appointment necessary. 707 Whangaparaoa Rd. www.facebook.com/events/264714820739169/