Published date11 August 2021
Publication titleHastings Leader, The
All are invited to a public meeting Thursday 2nd September 2021.

At Duart House, Duart Road Havelock North.

Time 2pm-3pm. Gold coin donation to help cover the cost of the room appreciated.

Raffles and afternoon tea. Guest Speaker David Gerbault from Citizens Advice Bureau. Contact Lyn Hakes (06) 8710959 or 02102727846

Women’s Over 60 Self Defense Course.

Brought to you by The Women’s Self Defence Network- Wahine Toa and partnered with Age Concern Hawke’s Bay.

Cost: Free

Age: 60+

Food: Free lunch provided

Where: Age Concern Hastings-415 Heretaunga Street East, Hastings

When: September 22nd, 9am-2pm

Group Size: min 14- max 26

Deadline: Sign up by September 1st, 2021. Limited number of participants per course. Registration is essential. Please email to register or call 06 870 9060.


Volunteering Hawke’s Bay: For all your volunteering requirements. Volunteer now by joining or call us on 022 503 9271, Level 5 215 Railway Road, Hastings.

The phone news HB: Free news service for those who cannot hold or read a newspaper. Phone 280 5051 and follow the prompts.

Peoples advocacy society: Free service available to anyone seeking advice and assistance in dealing with Work and Income and IRD and the general field of welfare. 9.30am-1.30p.m. Level 5, 215 Railway Road, Hastings 4122. Ph 06 650 6412 or

Hawke’s Bay families of deaf children: Family group, run by families of deaf children, to provide opportunities for deaf and hard of hearing children, and their families, across Hawke’s Bay. For more information email, phone 0272 HB DEAF or visit

Big Brothers Big Sisters Hawke’s Bay needs male mentors.

Make a difference in our community. Find out more about becoming a volunteer mentor to a young person aged 6 to 11 years at or email

Kiwi Conservation Club (KCC)

When: monthly

Info: Offers monthly nature-based activities for primary and intermediate aged children and their families. Phone Marcia on 845 3314 or visit

MONDAYSteady As You Go

A strength and balance exercise programme designed to improve your leg strength, flexibility, general fitness and wellbeing to prevent falls and injuries. Attending one of these classes is also a great way to meet new people.

Where: Hastings Age Concern Building

When: Every Monday at 10am

Where: The Station Church Raureka

When: Every Friday at 10am

Cost: $3 for members, $4 for non-members

Contact: (06) 870 9060 or email

Family history - genealogy: NZ Soc of Genealogists HB Branch meets Stoneycroft House, 901 Omahu Road, Hastings, third Monday at 7.15 pm, fourth Monday from 9.30 am. All welcome. Enquiries to Margaret 843 2272 or email

Hawke’s Bay homebirth support group: Last Monday of month, 10am. Details on the lending library, clothing exchange and venue, ph Rachel 845 2660.

Childbirth education with parents centre: Seven week course, covering birth and beyond, ph 835 3743 to leave msg.

Combined rebus club: Te Mata, Havelock North meets on the fourth Monday of the month, Havelock North Function Centre, 30 Te Mata Road, 10am. New members welcome. Phone Ian 877 5528 or Sally 878 2229.

Low cost counselling: Monday to Friday first session free...

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