April 2019

Tuesday 2 April AF8 The Science Beneath Our Feet 7pm
RSA, Hokitika
Bringing Alpine Fault Science and Hazard Impact Information to South Island Communities, in areas most likely to be affected by an AF8 Earthquake.

Friday 5 April GUMBOOT UP and support young kiwis who need counselling
I AM HOPE has asked Kiwis to share awareness by wearing gumboots on April 5, for Gumboot Friday.

“Having depression is like walking through mud every day. So on Friday 5 April 2019, we’re asking you to show your support. Put your gumboots on, give a gold coin, and take a walk in their shoes for a just one day,”

the I AM HOPE website says. All donations are deposited by you/your group into the Kiwibank Gumboot Friday account.

Wednesday 10 April COGS – Community Organisation Grants Scheme opens 10 April
COGS provides grants to non-profit organisations delivering community-based social services that contribute to achieving locally-determined outcomes. Applications close 22 May 2019

Wednesday 17 April PECHA KUCHA NIGHT 5.45PM
Westland Library

He whanau kotahi tatou – We are family
Remembering Past and Current Service Personnel and Families
Volunteers to help sell Poppies contact westlandrsa@gmail.com

Thursday 25 April Commemorative ANZAC Day Service at Te Tauraka Waka a Maui Marae 10.30am
Te Runaka o Makaawhio invites you to join with them at Mahitahi/Bruce Bay to remember, acknowledge and celebrate the sacrifice and contribution made by our brave service men and women. Bring a plate for a shared meal. Nau mai, haere mai, tauti mai!

MAY – MUSIC MONTH Put simply, the purpose of NZ Music Month is to celebrate music from New Zealand, and the people who make it.

Friday 17 May Pink Shirt Day
Join the movement to stop bullying and spread kindness
Heads Up Hokitika – break out your PINK SHIRTS!!

Saturday 25 May CULTURE FEAST – Seaview Hall 12 noon to 4pm
We celebrate Westland’s diversity with food, music, and more.