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TAURANGA - Matariki Exhibition 2020

6th June - 12th July

The People's Gallery,
The Tauranga Historic Village
17th Avenue, Tauranga

'Timatanga Hou – New Beginning' refers to identifying a shift, change in direction or start of something new. Matariki is acknowledged as not only a celebration of the Māori new year, but a time of reflection, rejuvenation, and a time of connection.

The cluster of stars identifies signs and signals from which we as Māori, form an understanding of what we expect in the new year, as we come together to celebrate and acknowledge days of the past.

Areena Smith is a local creative practitioner of Tauranga Moana. A Bachelor of Creative Industries graduate and' Friends of the Tauranga Art Gallery' emerging artist winner of 2019.

Areena's passions are based around an expression of a holistic Māori world view. Her creative practice is aimed at identifying customary visual language and knowledge, utilising contemporary forms of expression through various materials, medium and methodologies.

"This exhibition is a response and collation of past and present artworks, some- in collaboration with my two-year-old nephew, identify a responsibility between old and young: of working together to share space and create meaningful connections to reflect on at an important time of year. "

"Timatanga Hou is also a reflection of starting my own personal journey as a first-time parent, fostering a new approach as a mother to nurture and form new relationships with myself and my child. A recognition of past endeavours from which we look forward to the new adventures ahead."

The Incubator Creative Hub has a commitment to representing Ngā Toi Māori arts and creative education events during Matariki. We are proud to be featuring this talented emerging artist - Simone Anderson Director The Incubator Creative Hub.


If you’re pregnant and feeling anxious or low in mood, the University of Canterbury is running an ethically approved study across all of New Zealand to see if a vitamin and mineral supplement can help.

The study is looking at the effect of the vitamins and minerals on your wellbeing during pregnancy, after birth and on the general health of your baby.

If you’re interested in hearing more or to get involved, visit our website here.

CHRISTCHURCH - 38 Squadron Parade Recruitment

Every Wednesday
6.30 PM onward

43 Corsair Drive

Do you know a teenager interested in developing their sense of adventure, leadership and teamwork. Air Cadets is a voluntary organisation focused on building qualities that are essential for good citizens and leaders through challenging, adventure-based activities like bushcraft, tramping, first aid and flying.

38 Squadron parades every Wednesday night from 6:30 at 43 Corsair Drive and invites any high school students, aged 13-15, to come along and experience what the Air Training Corps can offer. Alternatively, visit our website at for more information.

HAWKE'S BAY - Changing the World through Crime Fiction

6 PM - 7 PM
Wednesday, 15th July 2020

Wardini Books
46 Hastings Street, Napier

Local Hawke's Bay author, Andrew Harris, is changing the world through Crime Fiction. In his Human Spirit Series, he has written three thrillers with a social conscience. Come and meet Andrew and hear about his books The C Clef, A Litany of Good Intentions and More, his recently released third book, at Wardini's Bookshop, 46 Hastings Street, on Wednesday 15th July 2020 from 6-7pm. Light refreshments will be served.

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Marlborough Art & Wine Fair

11 am - 6 pm
29th June - 12th July 2020

The Wine Station,
Sinclair Street, Mayfield
Blenheim, Marlborough

Come and view the latest art by Brian Baxter, Clarry Neame, Joanna Dudson-Scott and Liz Anderson. For the duration of their exhibition, Hospice Marlborough will stand to benefit from a percentage of every art sale.

These celebrated local artists will be exhibiting from 29 June – 12 July at The Wine Station

11 am-6 pm daily. Free entry.

Visit our website here.

Although Marlborough Art & Wine Fair runs for 29 June – 20 September, the above details relate to the first group of artists that are exhibiting from 29 June – 12 July. Groups of four artists will exhibit their work every two weeks at The Wine Station, and this concept will continue for the 12-week period.

HAWKE'S BAY - Big Brothers Big Sisters Volunteers needed!

Volunteer mentors can be aged from 18 to 80. You will spend an hour
or more a week providing support to a child who needs a friend.

Mentors are interviewed, references taken, we carry out a police
check, and if cleared mentors are then trained then matched with a
child. You will need a vehicle. Children come from a variety of
backgrounds, with different needs. Volunteers will act as positive
role models to the children. Mentoring is about experiencing fun
activities together and forming a trusting bond with a child.

Open, reliable, must relate easily to children between the ages of
6-12, have a sense of fun.

Mentoring is a rewarding experience. Watching a child grow in
confidence, and form trusting relationships is a very rewarding

Email for more info or visit

AUCKLAND - Vauxhall School Centenary Celebrations 2020

Friday and Saturday, 6th - 7th Nov
Vauxhall Primary School,
Narrow Neck, Auckland


Past pupils,staff and friends of the school are invited to attend the celebrations
On Friday 6th and Saturday 7th November,2020.

For information contact