Published date19 January 2022
Publication titleHastings Leader, The
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 Rd, 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): Meets monthly. Offers monthly nature-based activities for primary and intermediate aged children and their families. Phone Marcia on 845 3314 or visit


Steady 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. At Hastings Age Concern Building every Monday at 10am and at The Station Church Raureka 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 Rd, Hastings, third Monday at 7.15pm, fourth Monday from 9.30am. 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 Rd, 10am. New members welcome. Phone Ian 877 5528 or Sally 878 2229.

Low cost counselling: Monday to Friday first session free then $5-$50 at the Heretaunga Women’s Centre. Phone 878 5401

Pippins — Girl Guiding: Raureka Pippins (5&6 yo) meets every Monday 5-6pm during school terms at Arahura...

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