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What’s On: From June 14, 2023

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Political meeting

Botany-based ACT Party List MP Damien Smith is hosting a public meeting at 7pm on Friday, June 16, at Fencible Lounge beside Howick Library, 25 Uxbridge Road. All are welcome and entry is free.

Stamp club

The Howick Stamp Club is holding its June 15 meeting in the St Andrew’s Church Hall, Vincent Street, starting at 1pm. (Note the change of time: for the next three months, meetings will be on the Thursday afternoon.) Members and guests will have a chance to go through a large collection of First Day Covers as well as the usual meeting events. Contact 09 534 5656 or 027 277 5969.

Banking workshop

ASB Better Banking Workshop will be held at Howick Library, 25 Uxbridge Road on Thursday, June 22, at 10am. You do not have to be an ASB member to attend. All welcome. Workshop is free.

Matariki kapa haka

In celebration of Matariki, all are welcome to come along and enjoy a kapa haka performance by Mellon’s Bay School at Howick Library, Thursday, June 29 at 10.30am.


Citizens Advice Bureau invites you to a free community session on ‘Know your Rights as a Consumer’ on Friday, June 16 from 10.30am-12noon at Pakuranga Library, 7 Aylesbury Street, Pakuranga. The session is being facilitated by Auckland Community Law Centre for registration email Vani or text 021 459 520.

Australian author

Author talk with John Weeks, Australian author, at Howick Library, Thursday, June 22 at 10.30am. Come along to hear this inspirational speaker talk about his book Living Without Fingerprints. Event is free. All welcome.

U3A Ormiston

A club for retired and semi-retired citizens, offering the opportunity to learn and to socialise. General meeting – Thursday, June 22, Flat Bush Old School Hall, cnr Murphys Rd/Flat Bush School Rd, Flat Bush, 10am – 12 noon. Speaker, Kelvin Mills – How Well Are We Doing? Second speaker, Phyllis Thorburn – The Egyptian Nightingale. Visitors welcome (no charge). Morning tea provided. Contact Dave – 022 6449650.

Bridge lessons

Howick Bridge Club is holding lessons to learn the mind sport. Tuesday night at 7.30pm, June 20. Contact, phone 027 277 7400 or check the website.

Totara Hospice Fundraiser

Howick Bridge Club is again holding it’s relaxed day of bridge for social and affiliated players, June 15 at 563r Pakuranga Road, Howick. For more details, check the website or email Let’s try and raise $5000.

General counselling online clinic

Do you need some extra support? We offer a free confidential, compassionate and non-judgemental online counselling service to help you deal with life’s challenges including anxiety, depression, grief and loss, relationships, stress, sexuality and more. All adults (16+) of all genders, cultures and abilities are welcome. Individuals only, sorry no couples. Zoom sessions Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday. To book phone CAB Pakuranga 09 576 8331/Botany 09 271 5382. Email

Cockle Bay Residents and Ratepayers Association

Annual general meeting, Saturday, June 17, 2.30pm, Cockle Bay School Hall. Instead of having a speaker at the conclusion of the usual AGM discussions, we will be inviting all participants to talk about their vision and priorities for Cockle Bay and Howick. Feel welcome to come and talk about issues such as what you want your area to look like in three years’ time; intensification; priorities for Council or the Howick Local Board; Local Board autonomy – or anything else you believe is important. We will have some elected representatives from Council and the Local Board joining us. Come along and share your views!

Forest and Bird planting day

Join us on Saturday, June 17, for a morning of planting at the annual Forest and Bird and Friends of Mangemangeroa community plantings at the reserve. Following the planting there will be light refreshments available for all volunteers. We meet at the barn car park, located at 108 Somerville Road, at 9am. Volunteers are encouraged to bring a garden spade, gloves, wear sturdy footwear, weather-appropriate clothing and drinking water. Children must be accompanied and supervised by an adult carer. This event will proceed regardless of weather conditions. Everyone is welcome to join in.

Don Brash to speak

Grey Power Howick Pakuranga & Districts Association invites you to its meeting on June 23. Our meeting commences at Pakuranga Bowling Club, Lloyd Elsmore Park, Pakuranga at 1pm. Don Brash, speaking at 1.05pm followed by Q&A. Refreshments available at 1.50pm followed at 2.30pm by our AGM. Matt King (Democracy NZ) is speaking at 2.30pm. The meeting finishes at 3.15pm. All welcome! Members – bring a friend! For details, phone Sandy Feringa 09 534 9409.

Trap Library East Auckland

This month we are at Howick Village Market Day on June 17. Trap handout and return 3rd Saturday of every month. Borrow or return a possum or stoat trap. Join our Mustelid Control Zone project. Register for a free rat trap with Pest Free Howick Ward. Find us on Facebook

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