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What’s On: From June 28, 2023

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Shareboating open day

Shareboating welcomes you to our Open Day on Friday, June 30. The day begins at 12pm at The Explore Kiosk – Auckland Viaduct Harbour and ends at 2:30pm. We have some of our best boats on display and are excited to give you a tour of these vessels whilst answering any questions you might have about the world of chartering. One of the iconic yachts on display will be Lion New Zealand, one of the main vessels used by the NZ Sailing Trust and was built for the 1985/86 Whitbread Around the World Race.

To register, email For more information, visit In the event of heavy rain or strong winds, we will postpone this event for health and safety reasons. This information will be available on our facebook page

School debate returns

Do come to Howick Club, Botany Road on July 4 at 6pm and join Zonta East Auckland for dinner and to listen to a lively debate between Sancta Maria College and Botany Downs Secondary College. This debate tradition began in 2005, with this year’s debate being the 15th one. Sancta Maria is ahead at the present but only just! In keeping with the debate being aligned with our Zonta mission, this year’s debate will focus on the moot – That the #MeToo movement has contributed significantly to advancing the status of women. A special thanks to the teams and their teachers as this event falls in their holidays. For further information contact

Garden weeds as folk medicine

Join us and learn how to use common garden weeds to support wellness and healthy ageing using traditional methods presented by Guest speaker Elizabeth Bedford, Tuesday, July 4, 10.30am, Pakuranga Library. All welcome. Tea and coffee provided. Phone 3770209 or email

Matariki celebration: The story of Matariki

Monday, July 3, 2pm-4pm. Join Matua Calvin to learn about the story and the meaning of the nine whētu (stars) of Matariki. Tell your story by creating your own kōwhaiwhai pattern and/or making your unique woven whētu to take home or leave behind for the community to enjoy. Suitable for all ages. Phone 377 0209 or email

Matariki celebration: Whakairo & waka making

Monday, July 10, 2pm-4pm. See a real-life demonstration of whakairo (carving) by Matua Calvin, followed by an opportunity to make your own waka (canoe) to take home or leave as taonga (treasure) for the community. Suitable for ages 8+. Parental guidance recommended. Limited numbers; waka available on a first-come, first served basis. Phone 377 0209 or email

Matariki celebration: Closing & kai

Thursday, July 13, 2pm-4pm. Join us and Matua Calvin at the library for the closing of this year’s Matariki celebration followed by an opportunity to decorate a star kai for your puku or to take home and share with your whānau. Suitable for ages 5+. Parental guidance recommended. Limited numbers; kai available on a first-come, first served basis. Phone 377 0209 or email

Pakuranga Choral Concert

You missed our last concert? Ah well, here’s a date for your diary so you don’t miss out next time, Sunday, August 21, 2.30pm at All Saints in Howick. More details later

U3A Pakuranga

Learn Laugh Live. The next meeting of the U3A Pakuranga is on Monday, July 3, at St Andrew’s Church Centre, Vincent Street, Howick at 1.45pm. Visitors welcome and entry is free. For further information, phone Robert 021 1490 069.

Garage sale

The next Barn Sale at Trinity Methodist Church, 474 Pakuranga Rd, will be on Saturday, July 1, beginning at 8am. On special this month we have lingerie and nightwear, 50c each, children’s clothes for $2 a bag (provided) and lots of toys with none over $2. Come and get yourself a bargain!

Pigeon Mountain Garden Club

Next meeting Monday, July 3 at 7.30pm, St Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, corner Ridge Rd and Vincent St, Howick. Wendy Mike talking about Hokkaido island of Japan with emphasis on gardens and scenery. Trading table, raffle and supper with a friendly bunch of folk. For more information, phone Lynda 021 398 200.

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