Community Notices Central Hawkes Bay & Tararua

Keep up to date with whats going on in Central Hawkes Bay and Tararua. Community notices, upcoming events, and regular sessions.  

Community Notices Central Hawkes Bay & Tararua

CHB Toastmasters - Postponed

Open meeting – open for anyone interested in being a member or just wants to have a look at what they do.

New date to be advised once set. Follow their Facebook page for updates  

Waka Tākaro Play Trailer

Central Hawke's Bay District Councils  Waka Tākaro play trailer is available to book for social gatherings, birthday parties, community events, even for those special family days!

This community asset is available for everyone to enjoy, unleashing the creative minds of our tamariki, encouraging whānau to get outdoors and engage in active play ❤️

Find out more about the play trailer and how to book it here -

Restricted Fire Season

If you’re wanting to light an outdoor fire, make sure you apply for a fire permit and follow the conditions of your permit. You can apply for one at

There are some activities people can do while in a restricted season so the best way to check and stay safe is to visit If you put in your planned fire-related activity, you’ll find  whether you can do it and tips on how to do your activity safely.

Waipawa Bowling Club - Garage Sale

Saturday 12th February from 9am till 2pm
12 Harker Street, Waipawa

Fundraising for a new green there will be lots of bargains, cake stall, raffles, plants, produce, sausage sizzle and other activities.

Summer Hockey

Central hockey Club Summer Hockey

Calling for expressions of interest for round 2 of our Summer Hockey Season. Beginning on Tuesday 1st February, running for 6 weeks. They will be registering teams of at least 6 players. For more information please contact 

Property Brokers BBQ

Does your community group, school or club need a BBQ to feed the masses as either a fundraiser or simply to support an event? Then give Property Brokers CHB a call on 8587280 – they have a BBQ trailer available to use, free of charge, for the CHB Community.Call them on 8587280 to book it – terms and conditions apply.

St John Health Shuttle Service

A St John Health Shuttle service (formerly run by NZ Red Cross) is available in many local communities to provide transport to medical and health related appointments.

Shuttles are available in the following areas: Waipukurau, Porangahau, Hastings, Waimarama, Wairoa, Tuai and Mahia
All shuttle services operate Monday to Friday, excluding public holidays. (The service is run by volunteers and there is no fee, however donations are accepted to help cover costs).

Call 0800 424 778 or for further info

Upcoming Events

The East Coast Farming Expo

 For Sheep & Beef Farmers on the East Coast 23-24 February 2022

Two days of interactive exhibits and seminars, providing a rare opportunity for East Coast and Hawke’s Bay farming communities to interact face-to-face with industry innovators and experts.So if you are an East Coast/Hawke’s Bay farmer looking for the answers to keep your business moving forward, or an agricultural innovator wanting to spread your message - this event is a must!

Tickets available at

The Wheel of Experience
Stories untold from between the lines of history, Wheel of experience is a unique blend of music and theatre that tells the lives and legends of early New Zealand through epic original song. Watch three consummate performers walk a fine line between history and legend, humour and heart, as they paint stories of struggle, triumph and iniquity from another time.

The trio performs live on a vast array of acoustics instruments including banjo, fiddle, mandolin, cigarbox and zhong ruan, as well as hearty vocal harmony. Together they bring alive each rich story in a production steeped in the history it exudes.


  • Wednesday 2nd February 2022 - Clive Community Hall
  • Thursday 3rd February 2022 - Elsthorpe Community Hall
  • Friday 4th February 2022 - Porangahau Community Hall
  • Saturday 5th February 2022 - Twyford Raupare Community Hall
  • Sunday 6th February 2022 - Sherenden Community Hall

Purchase your tickets at 

The HB Paladin Sevens Tournament is fast approaching and with higher prize money for all our grades this year, it’s looking like it’ll be a goodie!

Get your teams registered now, spots for this tournament are filling up and we can’t wait to see what everyone has to bring to the table.

It’s a great family day out, watching some amazing teams battle it out for a shot at the top prize, with food and drinks available, plus face painting for the kids!

Yet again, massive thank you to our naming sponsor Paladin Sports for your support and to Stevenson and Taylor for coming on board as a phenomenal local sponsor this year.

Contact Jade at or on 0275603563 to get your registration form now.

Registration closes January 31st, so lock it in and we’ll see you on the 19th!

Dannevirke Night Market - 2nd Monday of each month

Dannevirke Night Market - Second Monday of each month - 5.30pm - 8pm - Dannevirke A&P Showgrounds - 310 High Street

Craft - Jewellery - Clothing - Fine Art - Oils - Flowers - Food - Coffee

$20 a table (tables provided) - Contact for enquiries via Dannevirke Night Market Facebook page or text 027 817 6258

Otane Market

Otane Market is held EVERY Sunday 9-1pm - EFTPOS available 

Stalls are inside and outside at the Otane Hall. Including: Fresh fruit & Veg - Fresh artisan breads - Up cycled wares. - Bric-a-brac - Topiary trees -Locally carved greenstone and bone carving jewellery - Natural health products - Quilting - Toys - Sausage sizzle - Jams and preserves - Honey - olive oil and so much more
New stall holders welcome. Stall fee is only $12 no matter how many tables. (School fundraising stalls are free)

Contact - Sheryn Slavin - 0279333388 for further info Facebook Page

Norsewood & Districts - 150 Year Celebrations - Labour Weekend 2022

Norsewood and District 150 year Celebrations Labour weekend 2022

Norsewood and Districts School will combine with the village to celebrate it’s 150 years milestone too. Please start spreading the word about the school reunion amongst family and friends.

If you have any old local photos that you may wish to share for our celebrations, please scan and email them to

We are appealing to you to submit recipes which are special or traditional to your culture or family. .  Please feel free to include anecdotes, photos or stories around why these are special – we’d love to include those in the book. 

As part of our celebrations next year, we would like to create a recipe book consisting of recipes reflecting the unique heritage and diverse cultures of Norsewood and surrounding districts.

Regular Sessions

Zumba Dance with Mamacita - Waipukurau

Mamacita, in conjunction with Age Concern are offering an entry level Zumba class.
Classes are starting Monday January 17th, 2022 at the War Memorial Hall from 1pm-2pm

First Class is FREE  

Concession Card with Gold Card-$20 for 4 classes or $5 Casual Gold Card. Concession Card Standard- $30 for 5 classes. Casual Standard-$6. Concession cards are valid for 6 weeks from purchase. Email or call 06 858 9158 to book in.
Booking is essential. 

Twilight Bowls - Waipawa Bowling Club

Twilight Bowls will resume Tuesday 11th Jan
New bowlers welcome. Bowls supplied, flat shoes required.

$5 cost includes raffle & prizes

Elske Centre 3 for Free - St Johns Hall - High Street - Dannevirke

Have you ever wondered what happens at the Elske Centre? Well now's your chance to find out

The Elske Centre is offering 3 free sessions to seniors in our Community who have yet to discover what happens here. They think you'll be pleasantly surprised!

The Centre is open Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday - 10am to 3pm with morning/afternoon tea, lunch and all activities included.

Situated in the St Johns Hall - 174 High Street - Dannevirke (behind the church)

Please contact Programme Manager - Lynne Ellingham-Boyd - 06 374 7070 to book your sessions

Cuppa and Chat with Age Concern - Second & Last Friday of the month

Cuppa & Chat will be held in the Masonic Hall in the room opposite the Housie and Morning Tea. This is for any of those that are wanting to get together socially.

This will be held from 9:30am—11am on the second and last Friday of the month.

NEXT Cuppa & Chat at:
Masonic Hall- Waipukurau

WHEN: Second & last Friday of the month. 9:30am-11am


CHB Boxing Club

CHB Boxing Club - Boxing Hall at the CHB A&P Showground's - Monday's and Wednesday's 5pm - 6pm for both Adults and Kids (above 8 years of age) - Cost is $20 per term

Central Hawke’s Bay Boxing Club | Facebook

Mobile Employment Hub

The Mobile Employment Hub is operating:

Tuesdays - Green Patch Waipukurau - 10.30am - 1.30pm

Wednesdays – Outside the Waipawa Library - 10.30am-1.30pm

Alternate Thursdays – Outside the Takapau Health Center 3-6pm – Porangahau 2-4pm

Steady As You Go Waipawa - Every Monday

Steady As You Go is a strength and balance exercise programme designed to improve your leg strength, flexibility, general fitness, and wellbeing to prevent falls and injuries. Attending this class is also a great way to meet new people.

This class will be held every Monday starting on January 17th, 2022. 

First class on January 17th, 2022 at the Senior Citizens Hall, Waipawa

WHEN: Every Monday 10.30am

Cost: FREE

Email or call 06 858 9158 to book in. Booking essential.

Waipukurau Table Tennis

Saturdays 1.30pm - 3.30pm
Centralines Sports Complex Stadium. $5 per person (pay at reception)
Contact Pool Reception 06 8588972 or Barbara 0276554946
All Welcome - Spare bats available 

Sports HB - Active for Life Kiwi Seniors

CHB activities - Kiwi Seniors - Tuesdays - 9.30am to 10.30am at St Mary's Church Hall - Waipukurau - $5 per session

Sport Hawke's Bay - Central HB | Facebook

Waipukurau Bowling Club

Social Friday Evenings 4pm-7pm - Starting from November 5th 2021

Come on down and have a go at lawn bowls. Bowls provides, just bring a smile and flat soled shoes. they will have bowling members on hand to guide newbies. Great opportunity to get involved in a new sport this summer and make some friends. Bar will be open and a sausage sizzle available

Line Dancing Classes - Wednesday's - 7-9pm

Line Dancing Classes are held every Wednesday 7-9pm at the Do Jo Hall on Svenson Road - Waipukurau - Cost $5.00

And if you are looking to have a go at Line Dancing, there are Beginner Classes on Friday's at the same time and for the same cost

Contact Alda Anderson 027 246 4448 for further details

Line Dancing - Raw Beginner Class

Commencing Friday 4th February 2022 - Registration Required 

  • This class will be fun and teach you the basic steps of Line Dancing
  • Line dancing is great for the Memory. Gentle movement to great music of all genres
  • Come along and give it a go – Bring a friend or come alone- no partner required
  • A lovely friendly environment
  • Vaccine Passes Required 
  • Cost $5 but first week FREE

Class will be held in St Marys Church , St Marys Road, Waipukurau from 7-9pm
For any further information contact Alda on 027 2464448

Waipukurau Bowling Club - Housie

Waipukurau Bowling Club - Mt Herbert Road - Housie Fundraiser for B-Green replacement

Wednesday evenings - 7pm start - tickets and counters provided - $4 and $2 per house - cash bar - raffles

Head along for a fun evening

Takapau Play Centre

Takapau Playcentre is an licensed Early Childhood Centre open every Wednesday 9 to 12pm during term time. We are free and would love to see you!

Opening back on the 26th January 2022. 

CHB Scooter Mob

Do you have a Mobility Scooter?

The CHB Scooter Mob meet at various locations and venues every Monday (weather permitting) for social gatherings.

Everyone welcome

Call Gloria 858 8995 or Graham 858 8145 for further information

CHB Toastmasters Club

CHB Toastmasters Club meets at 7.30pm on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of every month at Learning Innovations - 85 Ruataniwha Street - Waipukurau

It is an open, friendly club who are proud of their enthusiastic and supportive members with a range of ages and occupations

If you want or need to improve speaking skills, gain confidence, overcome fear of public speaking or want to make new friends, come along or contact Viv 027 211 3663 or Win 027 332 2832 for further into . Central Hawkes Bay Toastmasters CHB | Facebook

Dannevirke Housie and Morning Tea - Second and Last Friday of the month

Housie and Morning Tea - This is held from 9.30am—11am on the second and last Friday of the month at the Rawhiti Lodge/Masonic Hall. Cost is $3.

There is transport available for an additional $4. For more information call the  Age Concern office on (06) 858 9158 or email

Takapau Indoor Bowls

Indoor Bowls - Takapau School Hall - 5.30 – 7.30pm - Monday Nights - From March 1st - All equipment supplied

If you are interested, please call Shona 855 8900 or Mary 858 5475

CHB Cycling Club

Cycling CHB Club Nights Tuesday starting 28th of September.

Two weeks until we're into our Tuesday night race nights!  First ride is on the 28th of September.

Registrations are now open to join the Club on our website: 

Please spread the word among your friends and colleagues who may have piqued their cycling interest over the lockdown period.  It would be nice to see some fresh faces, and with a strong E1 and E2 grade, new and young riders will have a great group to ride with.

Membership fees have not changed from last year - ranging from $10 for social or under 13's up to $55 for adults; $110 for a family.  Payment by internet banking - details at the bottom of the registration page on the website.

Did you know we are on facebook?  Get all the latest news on our Facebook page.

Steady As You Go Waipukurau - Every Tuesday

Steady As You Go is a strength and balance exercise programme designed to improve your leg strength, flexibility, general fitness, and wellbeing to prevent falls and injuries. Attending one of these classes is also a great way to meet new people.

These classes are held on Tuesdays in Waipukurau at the Masonic Hall for one hour. 

  • NEXT CLASS at: Masonic Hall-Waipukurau
  • WHEN: Every Tuesday 9.30am & 10:30am 
  • Cost: FREE

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