May 2019

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.

The Developing Brain Nathan Wallis April 11

Nathan Wallis
Captivating audiences over 200 times per year to sell out events.
Internationally, renowned neuroscience educator,
Nathan Wallis brings his talk “The Developing Brain” to Hokitika.

Nathan will guide you through the stages of brain development that happen across childhood, and will reveal little tricks to make parenting easier.

Tickets from Hokitika Regent Theatre

Door sales available

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

Thursday 25 April ANZAC DAY POPPY DAY APPEAL
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.

March, April, May 2019

SAVE THE DATE

Monday-Friday 9-10am AQUA FIT Hokitika Pool 03 7558119
Also Tuesday & Thursday 12:15-12.45pm

Wednesdays 11.00am-1.00pm Justice of the Peace available at Westland Library
There is no charge for JP services

Every Tuesday 2pm-4pm DEVICE ADVICE at Westland Library
Assistance to learn the features of your device.
New phone, tablet, ipad, laptop? Need a couple of tips?
Call in to the Library Tuesday between 2pm and 4pm

Saturday 16 March Book Launch “Ever Expanding Horizons” Stan Peterson
A collection of short stories from

” a lifetime of real hard yakka game hunts and fishing safaris”

Stan shares his tales from a range of expeditions that take the reader from humour to adventure and sheer survival against the elements.
Hosted by Westland Library 10.30 – 11.30am

Sunday 17 March St Patrick’s Day Irish themed BRUNCH 10am – 1pm
Grey Power Rooms Revell street Hokitika
Wear something GREEN and bring a food contribution.

Monday 18 March Global Recycling Day
A Day for the Future of our Planet

Wednesday 20 March MOCKINGBIRD at Old Lodge Theatre 7.30pm
Based on the true stories of four generations of women and their devilish alter egos, Mockingbird is a tongue-in-cheek portrayal of postnatal distress, which affects approximately one in seven women and many men every year.

Friday 22 March EXPLORE THE ROCKY SHORE 5.30-8-30pm
With DOC & KCC at Motukiekie Rocks Beach, 12 Mile
RSVP Lkelley@doc.govt.nz or 03 768 0427

Friday 22 March West Coast Ambassador Programme Franz Josef
9.30am – 12.30pm Franz Josef
Register online at www.dwc.org.nz

Friday 22 March Westland Safe Community Coalition Meeting 10am
Council Chambers

Saturday 23 March NZ Farm & Forestry Association Field Day & AGM Field Day starts 10am Stafford Loop Road
AGM 4PM All Saints Parish, 51 Bealey Street Hokitika

22 – 31 March Neighbours Day Aotearoa
Time to Celebrate Neighbours

Friday 29 March Creative Communities New Zealand Local Arts Funding Scheme.
Application Forms and Application Guides are available in electronic form from sarah.brown@westlanddc.govt.nz
Council’s website www.westlanddc.govt.nz
Hard copy available from Council Customer Service Desk.
Applications close Friday 29 March 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

Thursday 25 April ANZAC DAY POPPY DAY APPEAL
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.

January, February, March 2019

Westland – The Last Best Place
SAVE THE DATE

All February              Westland Industrial Heritage Park
                              Open Daily 10am to 3pm Entry by Donation

1 February          Westland District Library 5.00pm
                             Meet Lizzy Tremayne, award winning author

1 February          Mahjong Group every Friday 1pm
                               Grey Power Rooms

2 February          Café Books 10.30am
                               Westland District Library

5 February          Chinese New Year starts

6 February          Waitangi Day Celebration, Arahura Marae HOKITIKA 10:30am
                               Tidy Dress
                            Be Sun Safe – blockout & hats
                            Sensible Parking – one side of road only

8 February          The Old Lodge Theatre 7.30PM
                             Irish Band – The Young Folk

8 February          Kathmandu COAST to COAST
                             Our iconic multi-sport event starts at Kumara Beach
http://www.coasttocoast.co.nz/

9-10 February    Lake Mahinapua Regatta

13 February        Donovan’s Store, Okarito
                               The Young Folk, Irish Live Music

13 February        The Old Lodge Theatre 7.30pm
                               Michele A’Court & Jeremy Elwood
                               ‘On the Road’ Comedy

13 February        Hokitika Squash Club 6.00pm
                             Opening Night – Business House/Team Competition

14 February        Valentine’s Day

16 February        St Andrews United Parish GARDEN RAMBLE
                               Hokitika 9.30am to 4.00pm

21 February        International Mother Language Day
                               Tea Tasting – Westland District Library 10.30am
                               Please bring a plate for morning tea

23 February        South Westland A & P Show
                             Whataroa Domain – theme this year is “Wild West”

1 March               Triumph Roadsters National Rally 9.30am – 12 noon
                               Cass Square, Hokitika
                               Over 60 vehicles to view from all over New Zealand

3 March               National Children’s Day – Cass Square HOKITIKA
                               10am – 2pm
                               Free Family Festival hosted by Hokitika Lions

8 March               International Women’s Day

9 March               Wildfoods Festival – 30th Anniversary
                               Get Your “LOCAL TICKETS”
                               VIP TICKETS NOW ON SALE!!
                               Tickets are available from the following outlets
with photo id and proof of address:
Westport iSite
Reefton Visitors Centre
Hokitika iSite
Ross – Goldfields Information and Heritage Centre
Franz Josef – Fern Grove Gifts & Souvenirs

Hokitika Winter Festival 2018

A variety of events in Hokitika during our winter months coordinated by volunteers from the Hokitika Lions Club. Proceeds donated towards the restoration of a 1913 Sunbeam-Rover ambulance used in France during World War 1 and subsequently by the local Keenan family in their Moving Picture business. The engine and part of the chassis can be viewed at the Westland Industrial Heritage Park, Industrial Road, Airport Complex, Hokitika. WHIPark@gmail.comChristmas in July

Afternoon Tea at the Beachfront Hotel
Cancer Society Fundraiser 27 May 2.30pm. Click here for more details.

Mid Winter Christmas Tree Festival 2 June –13 July Click for more Details.

Food for Thought

5 June All Saints Church. A community meeting about food in the community.

The Rubbish Trip! – 6 June 2018 at 5.30pm Westland District Library will be hosting The Rubbish Trip!

Hannah Blumhardt and Liam Prince are two No-Waste Nomads traveling the country presenting a zero waste roadshow about how we can reduce our waste footprint.

Rock ‘n Roll Friday 8 June All Saints Church Music / Dance Evening with Nibbles starting 7pm. Click here for more details. For more on the All Saints Anglican Church fundraisers click here.

HERITAGE FORUM – CARNEGIE BUILDING – HOKITIKA – SATURDAY 9 JUNE 2018. For more details click here. Pre-booking required.

Lantern Parade Workshops 9 & 10 June Click for More Details

Carnegie Building Exhibition – 10 to 30 June 10am to 2pm A stunning collection of photographs from Alan Bell and others celebrating 110 years of the Carnegie Building and showing the work of Heritage Hokitika. The Carnegie Building, Gibson Quay, the Lighthouse and Cemetery Kiosk projects all feature.

Westland Winter Motocross Series Final Round 10 June. Click here for more details.

Winter Festival Soup Kitchen – 14 June. 12noon to 2pm. $10 cash only. RSA Hall. Choice of 3 soups, dinner roll, tea / coffee, slice. Proceeds towards Soroptimist Local Projects.

Foodie Night 15 June All Saints Church starting 5pm.
Yummy Hot Food / Baking Sales. For more on the All Saints Anglican Church fundraisers click here.

Lantern Parade 16 June ( wet weather alternate dates 17 June)
Celebrating the longest day of the year. Click for More Details

https://www.facebook.com/Hokitika-Lantern-Parade-1689712137961102/

WIHP Engine Startup Open Day – 16 June, 21 July, 18 August at 2pm, Westland Industrial Heritage Park is open most days but the engines will be running at 2pm on the above dates. http://www.rustyrelics.co.nz

Mid-Winter Acts of Random Kindness week – 18-24 June – promoted by The Guardian giving suggestions each day for community and personal involvement.

Quiz Night – 21 June 7pm to 9pm
fundraising for KIDSFIRST
KINDERGARTEN at Wests Rugby Club Rooms
Snacks & light Supper provided.
BYO Drinks
Raffle on the night
$60 for a team of 6 or $10 pp
For tickets please contact:
Kindy – 755 6785
Naomi – 755 6325 or 0277521401

1 Day Popup Shop – 22 June – Revell Street, Hokitika. Good Quality 2nd Hand clothing. Nothing over $20. All proceeds to local Cancer Society. Coats, dresses, tops, jeans and more…

Bingo Game Night – 22 June – Starts 7pm at St.Andrew’s Hall Contact 021-136-3204

Living Well with Diabetes – 30 June 2018 10am to 2pm. Lunch provided.

Family Film Festival –  Date to be advised.

Mid Winter Community Tea Party – 1st July 2pm Celebrate the Winter with us in a community afternoon tea.

Lion’s Calcutta – 14 July St. Mary’s School Hall No BYO. Cash Bar. Meal $10. Proceeds to All Saints Church Restoration Project. For more details click here. For more on the All Saints Anglican Church fundraisers click here.

Jeff Rea Country Music – 15 July 2.30pm St. Andrews Hall

Nostalgia Film Evening on 29 August at Regent Theatre organized by the Westland Industrial Heritage Park. A World War 1 ambulance fundraiser.

Junk2Funk 2018 – 1 September For more Info https://www.facebook.com/Junk2FunkHokitika/posts/427297577732967