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KARANGAHAKE GORGE - ROAD CLOSURES

WHEN: Monday 25th March - 8pm to 5am
             Tuesday 26th March - 8pm to 5am
WHERE: Karangahake Gorge
INFO: 
NZ Transport have advised that a full closure will be in place between
Waitawheta Road (Waikino) and Seddon Road (Waikino)
Detours will be clearly signposted and will be via Waitawheta Rd & Old Tauranga Rd
for all north and south bound motorists
 

 

WHANGAMATA - BEACH HOP 2019 

WHEN: Starting Wednesday 27th to Sunday 31st March
CONTACT: see website www.beachhop.co.nz for all information
INFO: 
Starting with the Warm up show in Waihi on Wednesday, this popular event
is held in Whangamata annually. 
The 5 day festival celebrates, music, food, hot rods and more from this golden era
All proceeds made are donated to emergency services in the area.

 

THAMES - REO UP REO MAORI CLASSES

WHERE: Lotus Realm, 714 Pollen St THAMES
WHEN: Starting Wednesday 27th March for 1 month, with possible extension
INFO: 
Come along and learn to speak Maori in a fun and safe environment. 
Beginners welcome!

 

 

HAMILTON - TOKU REO, TOKU OHOOHO (TAONGA PUORO SHOWCASE)

WHERE: Calder & Lawson Gallery, University of Waikato HAMILTON
WHEN: Opening event: Friday 8th Feb @5.30pm
             Showcase: Feb 11th to April 5th
TIMES: Gallery opens 9am - 5pm
COST: Free
CONTACT: Cerys Davidson 
                   email: art.curator@waikato.ac.nz
                   www.waikato.ac.nz/academy/gallery/taonga-puoro-showcase
INFO: 
Taonga Puoro showcase will present visual and performance art, workshops and presentations
inspired by the practise of traditional Maori instruments, taonga puoro. 
The exhibition will showcase some of the University of Waikatos puoro collection alongside
comtemporary artworks from the Universitys collection and individual artists. 
A full list is available on the website as well as a timetable and all information

 

HIKUTAIA - HIKUTAIA SCHOOL GALA

WHERE: Hikutaia School
WHEN: Friday 5th April 
TIME: 4-7pm
INFO: 

Games, fun, stalls, food, entertainment, face painting, bouncy castle and more

 

MATAMATA-PIAKO - GUMBOOTS OF HOPE COMPETITION

INFO: 
Organised by Matamata-Piako Volunteer Youth Ambassadors. 
Decorate a gumboot with a message of hope to youth affected by 
mental illness and win epic prizes.
All funded by "I Am Hope Charitable Trust"
ENTRY FORM: 
Available from any Matamata-Piako District Council Office
DATES: 
*  5th April - gumboots judged
*  6 - 28th April - gumboots displayed at Wallace Gallery Morrinsville
CRITERIA:
Comptetition open to Matamata-Piako youth in years 7-13

 

 

KENNEDY BAY - HARATAUNGA MARAE AGM

WHERE: Harataunga Marae, KENNEDY BAY
WHEN: Saturday 6th April 
TIME: 10am
 

 

THAMES - RUGBY LEAGUE CARNIVAL

WHERE: Rhodes Park THAMES
WHEN: Sunday 7th April
TIME: 9am
INFO: 
All interested players are invited to attend this Rugby League Carnival.
Come along and enjoy skills, drills and much more. 

 

 

PAEROA - OPENING - CITIZENS ADVICE BUREAU

WHERE: St John Rooms, 31 Belmont Rd PAEROA
WHEN: Tuesday 9th April 
TIME: 11am
COST: Free
CONTACT: Sarah Chapman 027 609 9807 or 07 863 7640 (Waihi office)
                   or email hauraki@cab.org.nz
INFO: 
C.A.B is opening a clinic in Paeroa, offering free, confidential and independant
information and advice in range of topics including parenting, employment, housing
relationships and so much more. 
Volunteers are always welcome, so ask for more information. 

 

TE AROHA - TUI PA AGM

WHERE: Tui Pa, Tui Pa Rd TE AROHA
WHEN: Sunday 28th April
TIME: 11am
 

 

 

HAURAKI - HAURAKI DISTRICT JUNIOR RUGBY LEAGUE CLUBS
                    Junior / Mini Mods Competition Starts 

WHEN: Sunday 5th May 
CONTACTwww.facebook.com/hauraki-district-rugby-league to find your nearest club. 

Hauraki District Clubs include: 
*   Morrinsville Bulls - MORRINSVILLE
*   Hauraki Tigers - PAEROA
*   Manaia Makos - COROMANDEL
*   Hoterini - THAMES
*   Mercury Bay Boars - WHITIANGA

Junior age groups include: 
Under 6s, 7s, 9s, 11s, 13s, 15s and 17s

 

HAURAKI / WAIKATO - FREE FUNDING WORKSHOPS 2019
A series of FREE funding workshops have been scheduled throughout the
Hauraki / Waikato area. 
Topics include: funding tips, planning and preparation, budgeting and more

TIMES DATES & VENUES AS FOLLOWS:

*  Hamilton
16th Feb /  9.30 - 11.30am
27th Mar / 5.30 - 7.30pm
20th Nov / 5.30 - 7.30pm
Venue: Community Waikato, 33 Victoria St HAMILTON

* Hamilton
10th July / 9.30 - 11.30am
31st Aug / 5.30 - 7.30pm
Venue: 4 Little London Lane HAMILTON

* Waihi
20th Feb / 9 - 11am
Venue: Community Resource Centre 4 Mueller St WAIHI

* Whitianga
20th Feb / 1.30 - 3.30pm
Venue: Whitianga Community Services, 2 Cook St WHITIANGA

*  Coromandel
21st Feb / 9 - 11am
Thames Coromandel District Council Rooms 355  Kapanga Rd COROMANDEL

* Thames
21st Feb / 1 - 3pm
Wintec 414 Queen St THAMES

* Paeroa
6th March / 9.30 - 11.30am
144 Normanby Rd PAEROA

* Huntly
3rd April / 9.30 - 11.30am
Friendship House, 55 William St HUNTLY

* Ngaruawahia
3rd April  / 1 - 3pm
15 Galilieo St NGARUAWAHIA

* Morrinsville / Matamata
4th April  / 5.30 - 7.30pm
43 Canada St MORRINSVILLE

 

HAMILTON - "FOR US THEY FELL" WORLD WAR I CENTENARY EXHIBITION

WHERE: Waikato Museum, 1 Grantham St HAMILTON
WHEN: April 25th to May 5th
COST: Free entry
INFO: 
This exhibition highlights the human stories of the people of Waikato and World War I. 
Featuring photos, exhibits and more told from people who lived through it. 
Free guided tours are available at set times. 

 

HAMILTON - MAORI TECH SHOWCASE

WHERE: Claudelands, Cnr Brooklyn Rd & Heaphy Tce HAMILTON
WHEN: Tuesday May 21st 
TIME: From 12pm
CONTACT: Barney Wharakura on barney.wharakura@tainui.co.nz OR
                   021 420 767
INFO: 
Following on from last years success, Waikato-Tainui in association with 
Te Waka Waikato Economic Development Agency present this afternoon/evening.
Get your students, school, company in front of a worldwide audience as well as Maori
Tech business leaders, companies and more. 
*  12-3pm - Rangatahi / Kura Showcase
*  3.30-5.30pm - Stakeholder function (Invitation only)
*  6-8.30pm - Business evening (Open to all)

 

 

WEEKLY HAURAKI MARKETS

COROMANDEL TOWN: 
WHERE: 
Wharf Rd (Beside BNZ Bank)
WHEN: Friday mornings

THAMES: 
WHERE: 
Grahams Town THAMES
WHEN: Saturday mornings
TIME: 8am - 12pm

TAIRUA:
WHERE: 
Tairua Main St TAIRUA
WHEN: 1st Saturday of every month
TIME: 9am - 1pm

PAEROA: 
WHERE:
Paeroa Main St PAEROA
WHEN: Every Sunday morning 
COST: $5 for stall site
CONTACT: Moira 862 9233 or Dawn 862 7452

KAIAUA:
WHERE
: Kaiaua Township
WHEN: Last Sunday of the month
CONTACT: 09 232 2505 for details

KARANGAHAKE:
WHERE: Karangahake Hall KARANGAHAKE GORGE
WHEN: 4th Sunday of the month
TIME: 9am - 2pm
COST: $10 per table site
CONTACT: Moira 862 9233 or Dawn 862 7452

COROGLEN:
WHERE: Coroglen Hall COROGLEN
WHEN: Every Sunday
TIME: 9am - 1pm

WHANGAMATA:
WHERE: Council carpark, Port Rd WHANGAMATA
WHEN: Every Sunday
TIME: 9am - 1pm

 

 

REGULAR WEEKLY EVENTS

 

PAEROA & WAIHI - DEVICE ADVICE 

WHERE: 
*   Paeroa Library Cnr Willoughby & MacKay Sts PAEROA
*   Waihi Library Kenny St WAIHI
INFO
This is a free service offered by Paeroa & Waihi Librarians
Offering help and advise with your laptop, phone, ipad
Call into the library and speak to any of the librarians
 

 

PAEROA - FREE PARENTS/GRANDPARENTS COURSE

WHERE: Elim Church, 77 Station Road PAEROA
WHEN: Every Tuesday
TIME: 7-8.30pm
CONTACT: Shane 07 862 7671,  027 712 0092 or shane.elim02@gmail.com
                    to register or for more information
INFO:
Video series and discussion group
 

 

THAMES - WHARE AROHA OP SHOP

WHERE: Richmond Street THAMES, off the courtyard behind the Brian Boru.
CONTACT: Find them on facebook: Te Korowai Hauora O Hauraki Whare Aroha 
                    Opportunity Shop
INFO:
Reasonably priced 2nd hand clothing.
All proceeds are put toward funding new health initiatives which enables Te Korowai
to reach out to more of our community in need
 

 

PAEROA - BOYS & GIRLS CAN COOK

NOTE!! This will resume in TERM 2

WHERE: Carehouse, Willoughby St PAEROA
WHEN:
Monday nights  - Boys
Wednesday nights - Girls
TIME: 5-7pm
COST: Gold coin donation
INFO:
Cooking classes for boys and girls

 

PAEROA - SPECIAL NEEDS DISCO

WHERE: Paeroa Co-Op Parish, Cnr Willoughby & MacKay Sts PAEROA
WHEN: Every Fortnight Thursday
COST: Gold coin donation
INFO: 
BYO lunch
Operates during school term

 

PAEROA - FRIDAY NIGHT FRENZIES

NOTE!! This will resume in TERM 2

WHERE: Paeroa Carehouse, Willoughby St PAEROA
WHEN: Friday nights
TIME: 6-8pm
COST: Gold coin donation
CONTACT: Mel Budge 07 862 9129
INFO:
Activities vary from week to week
Cost includes light meal at the end of the night

 

PAEROA - PAEROA COMMUNITY MEALS

WHERE: Elim Church, Station Rd PAEROA
WHEN: 1st & 3rd Friday of the month
TIME: 5.30 - 7pm
COST: koha
INFO:
All welcome, come along and enjoy a cooked meal and friendly
conversation.

 

 

PAEROA - PAEROA TOWNSHIP STREET MARKETS

WHERE: Paeroas Main Street 
WHEN: Every Sunday
COST: $5 per site
CONTACT: Moira 862 9233 or Dawn 862 7452 or dawndan@farmside.co.nz
INFO: 
Produce, crafts, books and much more
All site fee proceeds to the Karangahake Hall Fund

 

 

KARANGAHAKE - KARANGAHAKE HALL MARKETS

WHERE: Karangahake Hall 
WHEN: Every 4th Sunday of the month
COST: $10 a table
CONTACT: Moira 862 9233 or Dawn 862 7452 or dawndan@farmside.co.nz
INFO: 
Produce, crafts, food, books and much more
All site fee proceeds to the Karangahake Hall Fund
 

 

 

PAEROA - PAEROA SENIORNET CLASSES

WHERE: Paeroa Co Op Parish Hall, off Willoughby St PAEROA
WHEN: Tuesday afternoons
TIME: 1.30 - 3.30pm
INFO:
Classes set up to help the elderly with new technology eg: computers etc

 

 

TE AROHA - JUSTICE OF THE PEACE SERVICE DESK

WHERE: Citizens Advice Bureau 137 Whittaker St TE AROHA
WHEN: Wednesdays
TIME: 11am
CONTACT: Eric Russell eriwen@farmside.co.nz
INFO:
A Justice of the Peace will be on site to attend to your requirements.
No appointment necessary

 

THAMES - CHILL OUT SATURDAYS AT THE YOUTH CENTRE

WHERE: Youth Centre THAMES
WHEN: Every Saturday
AGES: 12-24 years
INFO:
Youth centre is open on Saturdays to play pool, fooseball or just chill out

 

 

HELPFUL SERVICES

HAURAKI HEALTH SERVICES

TE KOROWAI HAUORA O HAURAKI OFFICES
Thames
- 07 868 0033
Paeroa - 07 862 9284
Te Aroha - 07 884 9208
Coromandel - 07 866 8084
Whitianga - 07 869 5244

 

MEDICAL CENTRES & PROVIDERS
Colville Community Health Centre - 07 866 6618
Coromandel Family Health - 07 866 8500
Paeroa Medical Centre - 07 862 8755
Tairua Medical Rooms- 07 864 8737
Health Te Aroha - 07 884 8053
Pauanui Medical Rooms - 07 864 8404
Thames Medical Centre - 07 868 9444
Waihi Health Centre - 07 863 8195
Waihi Family Doctors - 07 863 2112
Whitianga Medical Centre - 07 866 5911

HOSPITALS
Thames - 07 868 0040   Visiting Hours 11am - 1pm and 4pm - 8pm
Whitianga - 07 866 5483
Waihi - 07 863 8089
Te Aroha - 07 884 8415 or 07 884 8519 or 07 884 8521

 

PATAKA KAI - COMMUNITY PANTRIES
Pataka Kai is a community and/or resident led inititative, offering a community solution to an 
immediate or local need, whether it be a need for food or a need to give the movement facilitates neighbours helping neighbours.  
Remembering to "TAKE WHAT YOU NEED & GIVE WHAT YOU CAN" motto

The following is a list of Pataka Kai within the HAURAKI COMMUNITY, please note days may vary depending on resources 
and availability:

PAEROA
Where: 
Paeroa Information Hub (behind the building) 101 Normanby Rd PAEROA
When: From 12pm 

MIRANDA
Where: 1238 Miranda Road MIRANDA
When: 9am - 9pm

THAMES
Where: Hauraki Terrace THAMES
When: From Wednesday 6th Feb
INFO: 
This is a community garden servicing the immediate area.
Monthly working bees are held to encourage community participation and learning
but is hoped that the community will eventually take ownership of the working bees.  

 

PAEROA - PAEROA COMMUNITY BUS

WHEN: Available Tuesdays and Fridays
COST: gold coin donation
CONTACT: Val Sparks 862 7346
INFO:
TUESDAYS: Thames outings
FRIDAYS: For doc appointments, grocery shopping, bank visits etc (Paeroa residents only)
Wheelchair friendly. Available for community outings

 

THAMES - FAMILY SAFETY SERVICES

CONTACT: 07 868 8320
CONTACT PERSON: Jenna Dellabarca
INFO:

This is a free service that offers a range of helpful programmes for men, women and whanau
There is also a range of frequently held group sessions.
Call for more information
 

PAEROA - FREE BUDGETING SERVICE

WHERE: Paeroa Resource Centre Cnr Willoughby & MacKay Sts PAEROA
CONTACT: 07 862 6110 to book an appointment

 

PAEROA - MEALS ON WHEELS

CONTACT: Sharon at the Resource Centre 07 862 6110 for more info
COST: $6 per meal delivered once a week
INFO: 
This service offers a ready made, frozen delicious dinner, delivered to 
your doorstep once a week
 

 

HAURAKI/WAIKATO - HOME ASSIT FREEPHONE SERVICE

CONTACT: 0508 246 632 (0508 2 HOME A)
COVERS: All Hauraki Areas and Morrinsville, Matamata, Waharoa, Tokoroa, Tirau & Mangakino

 

PAEROA-WAIHI-NGATEA - LIBRARIES HOUSEBOUND SERVICES

CONTACTS:
Paeroa Library 07 862 7194
Waihi or Ngatea Library contact  HDC 07 862 8609
or email libraries@hauraki-dc.govt.nz
INFO:
In house service offers a library on wheels for members of urban Paeroa, Waihi & Ngatea
districts who are unable to get into the local libraries for health or disability reasons
 

 

PAEROA - AA MEETINGS

WHERE: 1 Corbett St PAEROA
WHEN: Every Sunday
TIME: 10.30am
CONTACT: Phone Carey 07 862 6843 or 027 683 8058