Community Events

Wriggle & Rhyme

Date: Friday 8th & 15th April
Time: 10:00am – 10:30am
Venue: Devonport Library, Devonport

Auckland Libraries are proud to be offering free Wriggle & Rhyme: Active movement for early learning sessions for parents and caregivers and their young babies.

A SPARC (Sport and Recreation NZ) initiative, Wriggle & Rhyme is a 30-minute music and movement programme aimed at stimulating babies’ brain and body development.

Nordic Walking Course

Date: Monday 4th April
Time: 6:30pm – 7:30pm
Venue: Narrow Neck Beach, Devonport
Contact: 0274 383 923 Jude
Cost: $60.00 including pole hire

The “first steps” course will introduce you to the basic Nordic Walking technique and can be enjoyed by anyone eager to reap the benefits of this new, effective form of exercise. Wear good running/walking shoes and comfortable clothing. Please bring a water bottle, a hat and a raincoat as the class will be held rain or shine.

Trivia Quiz Nite

Date: Tuesday 5th, 12th, 19th & 26th April
Time: 7:30pm – 9:30pm
Venue: Albany Sports Bar and Cafe, Albany

Albany Sports Bar Quiz night every Tuesday with Terry Moffit. Bar tabs worth $75.00 to be won. Great discounts on food and drinks.

Diane Levy Parenting Evening

Date: Wednesday 6th April
Time: 7:30pm – 9:30pm
Venue: Willow Park School, Hillcrest
Cost: Single : $10.00 Couple: $15.00 Door Sales Only

Diane Levy is a household name in New Zealand, known as the person you turn to when you having trouble managing your kids.

Topics that will be covered: Personalities unravelled & getting our children to do as they are told.

Please register to secure your seat by contacting Northcote Baptist Church on 09 480-7064. For more information see: php?eid=144723372257709

The doors will be open from 18:45, and Diane Levy will have some of her books for sale at the venue.

Dog Training Classes

Date: Wednesday 6th April
Time: 6:00pm – 7:00pm
Venue: Mairangi Bay Scout Hall, Mairangi Bay
Cost: $140.00 Website:

Our aim for the class is to:

  1. Show you how to get the best from your dog
  2. Show you and your dog that training can be fun and enjoyable rather than another task that needs to be done
  3. Assist you to have a dog with good manners and a calm relaxed disposition.
  4. Build the bond between you and your dog

Over the 5 weeks we will cover a range of topics and experiences which include:

  • Reinforcing the basic commands of sit, down, stay and come
  • New commands & getting great focus
  • Leadership & how to prevent and eliminate unwanted behaviour
  • Walking on and off lead, training methods and aids 5 weeks class.

Artsight After School Art Classes

Date: Starting Thursday 7th April
Time: 3:30pm – 5:00pm
Venue: East Coast Bays Community Centre, Browns Bay
Cost: $190.00 per 8 week Term

Artsight Programme Running after school these classes allow students to take an in depth look at specific artists, themes and art making processes. Each class works on developing students’ understanding of art and art making practice and courses are available focusing on a range of themes and methods including drawing, mixed media, painting and printmaking.

Animals in art (drawing and painting), suitable for ages 5-10 years.

Make artworks based on your favourite animals and learn about artists who feature animals in their work. This course will teach you how to draw proportions and record tone and texture as well as use a variety of painting techniques.

Term fee (8 weeks) $190 or $180 for 2 or more family members. Please wear old clothes or bring an art shirt and afternoon tea. For more information and to book contact Fiona Sullivan (04) 3862908, phone or text: 021786629, or email fiona@

Outdoor Fitness Bootcamp

Date: Thursday 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th April
Time: 6:15am – 7:00am
Venue: McFetridge Park, Hillcrest
Cost: Per session:$15.00 6 week programme @ 2 sessions per week: $150.00 Door Sales Only

Do you love training in a team environment with great energy and support and want to become part of a group dynamic? Come and join D.R.I.L.L. You will never believe achieving goals and results could be such fun!

With over 5 years experience covering all fitness levels from beginners to elite athletes I cater for individuals, sports teams and corporate groups.

So if you’re ready to get down to business and have fun along the way then don’t just imagine, get up and get moving and feel the power of D.R.I.L.L. Motivational outdoor training at it’s finest. Drill Outdoor fitness bootcamp is a professional training system that provides affordable & professional body & fi tness coaching, outdoors.

Trainer Andrew Wilson with his 8 years experience in the sport & fi tness industry will have you pushing yourself and getting the rewards in a respectful and positive manner, so come and see what makes Fitness Therapy & D.R.I.L.L. Outdoor Fitness the leaders in this sector.

Antique Fair

Date: Saturday 9th & 10th April
Time: 10:00am – 5:00pm
Venue: AUT Sport & Fitness Centre, Northcote
Cost: Free

Quality antique fair presented by The Antique Fair Charitable Trust TACT (proudly supporting North Shore Hospice). All items for sale including quality furniture, vintage tools, china, crystal & silver, clocks, militaria, books, jewellery (vintage, modern), postcards, linen, quality collectables and much more.

Enquiries to Diane 021609399 or email

This page was last reviewed on 8 April 2011, and is current.