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 Petanque, a casual morning with a small group in a lovely garden setting; West Lynn Garden, 73 Parker Avenue, New Lynn; Sunday mornings from 10am. Phone Barbara 826.4206 or Jack 827.6560, wlg.volunteers@gmail.com. (1703)


The TITIRANGI WINE AND FOOD SOCIETY meets every month [except January] to drink wine, eat food, and have great laughs. The club conducts wine tastings interspersed with restaurant and other visits and has approximately 60 members, most of whom live locally. Email titirangiwineandfood@gmail.com or visit www.facebook.com/titirangiwine/ (1610)

Titirangi Walkers are a friendly group who meet at 8:15 am every Sunday for a walk of up to 90-minutes More information from John 817 7212, (1603)

West Auckland Districts Tramping Club Love the great outdoors? Want to keep fit and meet new friends? The club tramps most Sundays, meeting at Glenmall post shop in Glen Eden. For full details check out the activities calendar at www.westaucklandtrampingclub.co.nz. (1509)

Waitemata Bridge Club; 56 Covil Avenue, Te Atatu; Monday and Wednesday evenings, 7.30-10.30pm, and Tuesday and Friday mornings,11am-2-30pm. Bridge lessons start in September. Contact Denise on 027 286 4396, email waitematabc@xtra.co.nz or visit www.bridgewaitemata.co.nz. (1508)

Titirangi Scouts and Cub Group meets at the Scout den, Atkinson Road, just below (Titirangi Primary School); Scouts meet Tuesday 7pm-9pm and Cubs meet Wednesday 6.00pm-7.30pm. Phone Patricia on 827 6560. (1507)

Waitakere Ladies Choir meets every Tuesday 7 pm – 9pm at Te Atatu Peninsula Union Church. New members welcome. Phone Noeleen 834 5610 or Robyn on 027 283 2755 or email noeleenhathaway@xtra.co.nz. (1507)

Orchestra in the West Plans are afoot to start an amateur orchestra in the west of Auckland. Interested players of orchestral instruments should phone Pauline 813 5688. or email rigbypr@hotmail.com for further details. (1505)

Floral Art: workshops, demonstrations, and the opportunity to take part and enjoy floral designing; The Horticultural Rooms, 990 Great North Road, Western Spring; First Monday every month. For more information contact Verna on 817 7677 or email bvhartill@gmail.com. (1505)

Adult Ballet Classes now in New Lynn - movement, music, memory, improved flexibility, rhythm and fun; Beginners Saturdays 9:30-10:30am or Tuesdays 6:30-7:30pm, Intermediate + (adage, pirouettes, allegro) Wednesdays 6:30-7:30pm. For more information email info@kmsdancestudio.co.nz. (1505)

Titirangi Ladies Probus, interesting speaker plus afternoon tea; Iona Church Hall, 38 Donovan Street, Blockhouse Bay; 3rd Monday of the month, 1:30pm; Phone Donna 817 5412 or 021 688 066. (1504)

English Conversation Corner. Practice your spoken English, learn about New Zealand culture and make new friends; Glen Eden Baptist Church, 97 Glendale Rd, Glen Eden; Every Monday during school term, 7.00 to 8.30 pm. Phone Judy 021 022 08691. (1504)

Company of Crafters, an informal craft group with good company - bring along any craft your are working on. Laingholm Baptist Church; Tuesday nights 7-9pm; Gold coin donation. Phone Laura 021 175 6524. (1410)

Life Drawing Classes are now available at the East West Gallery; Drop in untutored sessions Thursdays 6-8pm, Master class tutored sessions on a Sunday from 1-5pm; Bookings essential as limited spaces are available. Email Nicky Hartley art@eastwestorganics.co.nz. (1409)

SeniorNet West Auckland holds their monthly meeting at 10.00 am on the third Tuesday of the month. For further information about SeniorNet West Auckland enrolment procedures phone Nathalie on 832 3436. (1408)

Auckland Garden Club, speakers, trips, raffles, trading tables, floral/produce competitions and refreshments; 990 Great North Road, Western Springs; first Friday each month, 11am. Phone Brian 849-7311. (1407)

The Green Bay Film and Friendship Club meets on Tuesday afternoons, 1-3pm during school terms at the Green Bay Community House. All genres of movies shown. Enjoy socialising with like-minded people. Gold coin donation, tea and coffee available. Phone 827 3300 for more information. (1403)

Titirangi Poets Group, with special guests. Titirangi Library; Second Saturday every month; 2-4pm. (1402)

Glen Eden Writers Group. Glen Eden Library; Last Saturday every month; 1.30-3.30pm; $3 (Membership $20). Contact liz@glenedenwriters.co.nz. (1402)

Fun, games, friendship and good company; Tuesday and Thursday mornings, 9am –12 noon; New Lynn Friendship Club, 3061 Great North Road (behind Frank Casey suit hire); $2. Phone Mary 817 4729. (1310)

Titirangi Twilight Walkers walk for one hour at 6pm Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from Titirangi Library and Wednesday from Green Bay shops. Friendly group who don’t take themselves too seriously. Contact Louise 817 7455. (1310)

Savvy Seniors. Mutually supportive social contacts for active, independent men and women living alone or with limited support. Meet fortnightly. Contact Jaqui 846 0079, jaquib@xtra.co.nz. (1310)

Meditation, led by venerable Tenzin from the Waikato Compassion Meditation Centre, Wednesdays, 7-8pm at the IBM Monastery, 631 Huia Rd. Phone Insook 027 713 0727. (1310)

Tai Chi for Beginners, Wednesday at 7pm; and Moving Meditation every Friday at 7pm; free. www.laingholm11.co.nz. (1310)

New Lynn Night Food Market; Totara Avenue, New Lynn; Every Thursday 5:30-9pm. (1310)

Waitakere Bush Runners go for a 1 hour jog through the bush every Thursday at 5:45pm, meet on Huia Road at the junction with Exhibition Drive, opposite # 394 or Tuesdays at Mill Bay 5:15pm. Phone Stuart 811 8990. (1501)

The Okay Choral Choir, an a-capella group singing jazz, soul, folk, gospel and contemporary songs, is looking for singers of all abilities (male and female) Tuesday nights 7-8pm in Laigholm. For further details email Rachel Derham lucky5.rachel@gmail.com (1310)

Henderson Riding for the Disabled (HRDA) needs volunteers to help provide therapeutic riding activities for children with special needs. The friendly and supportive group meets at Henderson Pony Club (201A Henderson Valley Road). If you are interested and are free on a Monday or Tuesday morning, visit www.hendersonrda.org.nz or phone Norma on 813 3030 for more information. Horse experience not essential. (1303)

Glen Eden Tennis Club new season programme starting. Monday & Tuesday: Adults Club Nights. Wednesday; Juniors Club Night. Thursday; fun and fitness games for beginners and new members. Weekend; Interclub. 42 Glendale Rd, Glen Eden. Phone Anne 817 9446 or Colin 836 5345

The Western Magpies are looking for new and experienced softball players aged 10-19 for the coming season. If you are interested contact Chris on 814 9605 or chrislynn@xtra.co.nz (1109)

The West Auckland Resource Centre provides recycled resources for people involved in education or providing recreation for people of all ages. Opening hours: Wednesday 10-2 and Saturday 10-12 excluding school holidays and public holidays. Located in the green shed behind New Lynn School off Seabrook Ave, New Lynn. The Centre is also on the lookout for new resources that local businesses may no longer want or are looking to recycle. For further information, phone Gael 826-5448 or Michelle 021 125 2117. (1302)

The Cancer Society urgently needs more volunteer drivers to take people living in West Auckland to cancer treatment and appointments. You can choose to drive as little or as often as you like on days that suit you. Full training, support and a contribution towards costs is provided. To find out more please call 09 308 0496 or email volunteers@akcansoc.org.nz (1101)

Lost and found birds If you lose a bird please search for it as they can survive a long time in the wild and often gravitate to people looking for food. If you find a pet bird, it is important to find the owner as it is very stressful for birds going to a new home. Ways to search for birds, or advertise a lost bird, include ringing Bird Rescue on 816 9219, contacting local vets, or visiting www.petsonthenet.co.nz or the lost and found section at www.trademe.co.nz. New Zealand Bird Rescue Charitable Trust has a rescue centre at 74 Avonleigh Road in Green Bay. They need volunteers to help out in the mornings. For more information contact info@birdrescue.org.nz. Website: www.birdrescue.org.nz. (1103)