March, April, May 2019


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 or 03 768 0427

Friday 22 March West Coast Ambassador Programme Franz Josef
9.30am – 12.30pm Franz Josef
Register online at

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
Council’s website
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

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

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.