What’s on

by Laurie Willetts


57 Squadron (Dargaville) Air Training Corps

Mondays 6.30–9.00pm at the Dargaville Aero Club. For boys and girls aged 13–18 years. For more info contact Gordon on 021 262 0547

Acoustic Music Blackboard Concert  

1st Thursday of the month, 7pm–9.30pm, Kaipara Community Centre, Hokianga Rd, Dargaville. $2 entry, $2 raffle. Performers and audience welcome. Phone Allan 09 439 6933 or 021 439 697.

Alcoholics Anonymous

If you want to drink that’s your business. If you want to stop maybe we can help. Regular Weekly meetings in Dargaville. Phone 09 439 5248 or 0800 228 6757.

Alzheimer’s ‘Carer’ Support Group

Meets third Wednesday of the month, 10am–11.30am at Dargaville Hospital Board Room (opposite Main Reception). Ph Viv (Kaipara Community Adviser) on 021 439 686.

Blokart Sailing 

Regular social sailing at Glinks, Baylys and Ruakaka beaches. Contact Greg Schultz  09 431 6863 or itzgreg@xtra.co.nz.

Community Lunch 

Every Thursday noon–1.30 pm at Riverside Christian Centre, 1 Beach Road. Free lunch available to all. Transport available in town. Ph 09 439 8887

Dargaville Aero Club

Learn to fly, free of tuition charges. Gyrocopter, Texan, Stork, Contact Peter phone 09 439 1628 for further information.

Dargaville Bridge Club

Tuesdays and Wednesdays at Memorial Park, Logan Street. Call 09-439 6193 for more information.

Dargaville Citizens Advice Bureau

37 Hokianga Rd, Dargaville open weekdays 10am to 1pm. Ph 09 439 6100 email dargaville@cab.org.nz.

Dargaville Day Badminton

Thursdays 10am at the Town Hall (back entrance). Call Lynley Clements ph 439 8160 or Anneke van der Putte ph 027 334 5515.

Dargaville Embroidery Group

third Thursday of the month, 10am–2pm, Contact Rosemary 09 439 0656 for more information.

Dargaville Girls Brigade

For girls 5–15 yrs. Thursdays after school 3–5pm, held at Baptist Church, Victoria St, Dargaville. Call Pauline 021 263 7446.

Dargaville Quilters

Meet third Tuesday of the month 10am–2pm, 43 Tirarau Street, Dargaville (old CMA building). New members welcome. Phone 09 439 1598.

Dargaville Scout Group

For boys and girls aged 6–99 years at 23 Onslow Street. All info on door or phone Dianne on 09 283 2006.

Dargaville Senior Net

Open Day on the third Monday of the month at 1pm. All welcome Contact Dot 09 439 1711 or Heather 09 439 4452.

Dargaville Women’s Club

Meet 3rd Thursday of every month 10am at Memorial Park Kiosk. Transport available. Ph Fiona 09 439 8166.

Drop-in Centre

Tuesdays 10am–1pm at the Town Hall in foyer beside Anzac Theatre. All welcome. $1 cuppa. Contact Bev on 021 250 6776 or Viv on 021 439 686.

Floral Art Club

meet third Wednesday of the month at the Greenways Centre Tirarau Street, 1pm. Contact Margaret Pinny 09 439 4560.

Justices of the Peace Signing Desk

Justices of the Peace will be available on the first and third Thursday of each month at the Dargaville Library from 11am–1pm.

Kaihu Valley Music Club

Every third Sunday, from 1–4pm. Everyone welcome. Contact John or May 09 439 0827.

Kaipara Budgeting Service

Free and Confidential Monday to Friday 9am–1pm, back of the Lighthouse Church, 80 Normanby St. Dargaville. Ph 09 439 8592

Kaipara Grey Power

Every third Friday of the month. Dargaville Methodist Church. More info call June 09 439 1736.

Kaipara Ukulele Orchestra

Tuesdays 6–7pm New members are welcome – either expert or beginners. Phone Sharon on 027 439 5634 or 09 439 5634.

Kaipara Vintage Machinery Club

open and operating Wednesday and Saturday. New members and volunteers welcome. Something to interest both men and women, come and get involved. Ph 09 439 7108 or 09 439 4614.

Leisure Marching

Dargaville Town Hall, Tuesday 3.45–4.45, anyone interested phone Elizabeth 027 283 1280.

Mainly Music 

Every Wednesday 10–11am at the Dargaville Baptist Church, Victoria Street. $2 per child or $3 per family. Phone Rebecca 09 439 1499.

Northern Wairoa Cake Decorators Club

meet every second Tuesday of the month at 7pm, February – November. All welcome, phone Lynn 09 439 0751.

Northern Wairoa Indoor Bowls Club Nights  

Start at 7.30pm. Monday Parish, Tuesday Ruawai, Wednesday Dalmation Hall. For more info contact Warren Younger

Northern Wairoa Lions Club Inc  

Business meeting Thursday, September 6 at 7pm at the Lions Centre, Hokianga Road.

Northern Wairoa Young Farmers

Meet second Wednesday of every month, for more information check out our Facebook page.

Northland Kenpo Karate 

Self Defence School. Adults and children. Phone Ron on 129 567 607.

NWMRSA Variety Music Club

Meet 2nd Sunday of every month at RSA club rooms, 12-4pm, gold coin donation appreciated. Ph 09 439 8164 after 11.45am for courtesy van pick up.

Open Mic Night

Saturday, August 31 7pm, Northern Wairoa Boating Club.

Peggy Purls in our Community

Every 3rd Wednesday 10.30am at Dargaville Sewing and Curtain Centre, 59 Normanby Street


Mondays at 10am at the Sports Complex. Phone 09 439 7798.

Shaolin Kempo & Tai Chi Chuan

M,T,W & Sat Ph Nick (Both) 021 439 673 Stuart (Kempo) 027 536 2904 Joanne (Tai Chi) 021 850 998.

Squash Club Night

Wednesday nights from 6.30pm at Dargaville Rugby and Sports Club contact Karen Morgan 021 190 5639.

Stitches and Craft

5 Cranley Street, Dargaville. 10am–4pm Tuesday and Friday. Contact Lois 027 473 0598 for further details.

Te Kopuru Playcentre

welcomes new members, open Tuesday and Thursdays 9am–12.30pm for newborn to 6 years old. 3 Norton Street next door to primary school. Further information email te.kopuru@playcentre.org.nz or phone 09 439 0083.

The Dargaville Menz Shed  

Open Tuesday and Thursday each week 10am–3pm. New members welcome. For more info phone Brian 09 439 6175 or Paul 09 974 7685.

Wednesday Crafts

Every Wednesday 10am at the Greenways Community Centre (formerly CMA) on Tirarau Street. Morning tea and lunch served. Variety of crafts. All welcome. $6 per session. Contact Lilian 09 439 77 99 or Cynthia 09 439 5895.


Kaipara Young Farmers

Last Thursday of each month, 7pm, at Three Furlongs Bar and Grill 1942 State Highway 1, Kaiwaka. Contact chairman Kurtis Danks 021 159 8453 kwdanks@gmail.com.

Kaiwaka Scottish Country Dance Club

Kaiwaka War Memorial Hall, Wednesdays 10am–noon. Teacher: Elaine 027 432 0032 Secretary: Megan 021 275 3007.

Solar Energy Workshop 

Kaiwaka War Memorial Hall August 24 at 1.30pm. Cost $10 contact Eric mobile 021 0223 1700


Mangawhai Bowling Club

Housie/Bingo held every Friday at the Mangawhai Club. Contact Jan 09 423 9511 or 09 431 5371.

Mangawhai Writers Group

Meet every second week in the old church opposite the new museum on Molesworth Drive. Contact Bevan 027 617 6521.


Creating with Kauri

Exhibition at the Kauri Museum June 10–September 30.

National Poetry Day Awards

Plus Open Mic Night 6.30pm to 8pm Friday, August 23 at The Kauri Museum. All ages entry $5.


Otamatea Community Services

Free shopping trip to Whangarei, leaves Maungaturoto 9.30am. 2nd Tuesday and 4th Wednesday of the month. 09 431 9080 to book.


Retro Spring Dance

Saturday, September 7 at 7.30pm Paparoa War Memorial Hall Tickets $20 more information call Megan 021 0233 0281


Ruawai Lions Club

Dinner Meeting third Thursday of the month 6.30pm at Ruawai Sports Club. Info: Rosemary 027 210 2008 or Dorothy 09 439 2557.