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Current notices are listed below. Old notices from the last month (if any) are listed below them.

7 August 2017 - 7 September 2017

Horticultural Society Spring Flower Show


24 July 2017 - 24 August 2017

Samuel Marsden Collegiate School Whitby - Open Day


Samuel Marsden Collegiate School Whitby - Open Day 

Year 6 parents are invited to come to the Marsden Whitby Open Day on Friday 18 August, between 10am and 12pm. This is a good opportunity to see the school in action and learn about the programmes and opportunities for your child. Marsden Whitby (2 Starboard Lane, Whitby) is for boys and girls Years 7-13. Enrolments for 2018 are now open. 

24 July 2017 - 24 August 2017

Polyfest 2017

 Polyfest 2017

27 June 2017 - 27 August 2017

Middle Years Toolbox

 Parenting course

27 June 2017 - 27 August 2017

The Middle Years Toolbox parenting course


27 June 2017 - 27 August 2017

Raising happy, confident and resilient children


23 June 2017 - 23 October 2017

Let's help HUGO!

Hi, I'm Hugo, and I am 3 years old. I was born at 33 weeks and have Cerebral Palsy.

The type of Cerebral Palsy I have is called Spastic Quadriplegia, which for me means, that both my arms and legs are very tight and makes walking (and other things) really hard and painful for me to do the simplest of tasks.

Currently I have a wheelchair to get around in, but I really want to be just like all the others my age, and do all the simple things most people take for granted.

There is a surgery called Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy (SDR), which is unavailable in NZ, but performed at St Louis Children's Hospital in America. SDR is a surgery that reduces the tightness of muscles. I'm on the waiting list for a date in October 2017.

If I have the SDR surgery, it will help me function in a more natural normal way and will give me the hope of walking instead of being confined to a wheelchair. This will be life changing for me and my family.

My eldest brother Logan is in Room 1 and my other brother Oakley has started the preschool.  

I currently have a give a little page open at present  and have my current movie fundraiser happening this coming school holidays.  We need a minimum of $130k to have the surgery scheduled for October this year.

Any donation will make a change for Hugo. cause/helpforhugo

15 May 2017 - 15 May 2018

An extra pair of hands

An extra pair of hands


3 May 2017 - 3 May 2018

Parenting Helpline

 Parenting Helpline

22 March 2017 - 22 August 2017

Cure Kids

Cure Kids

Cure Kids are incredibly excited to be involved in the Junior Tough Guy & Gal series for 2017. We have had the privilege of being the official charity for several years now, and last year alone, you all raised over $50,000 through the events.

Get a team of your mates and teachers / students together and fundraise for Cure Kids to help fund vital child health research. Plus, everyone who raises over $100 gets an awesome Cure Kids t-shirt! More information about fundraising is here.

Please get in touch with Nicky on 027 531 5603 or to find out more.

The Event Promotions Team,
Murray, Aimee, Jenna and Sandra.

22 March 2017 - 22 March 2018

Yoga by the sea

 Yoga classes in Plimmerton

9 February 2017 - 9 September 2017

Tennis coaching in Plimmerton

 Plimmerton tennis coaching - Are you or your kids interested in having tennis coaching in Term 1?  Registration is now open for adults, boys and girls. Please email Heidi at with your name, age, contact phone numbers, preferred email and preferred day of coaching (Mon orTues).

27 January 2017 - 27 January 2018

Kerry School of Irish Dancing


My name is Sharon Craig, I am a qualified Irish Dancing teacher at the Kerry School of Irish Dancing.

I have classes in Porirua and Plimmerton. 

I can be contracted on 027 3528304 or

22 August 2016 - 22 August 2017

NZ Kids Food

"NZ Kids Food are a new locally owned and operated company offering an easy and convenient service for parents and caregivers to order their

Child’s school lunches via an online service. Our rates start at $4.50 per lunch (if you are a Community Services Card holder) or $6.00 for everyone else.

Lunch orders can be placed by visiting our website and lunches are delivered by 10:30am (just in time for morning tea).  Remember sushi is also available by making orders through the lovely Wrap it up team every lunch ordered through NZ Kids Food, 10c will be donated back to the school which is a great way to give back to the school and local community. If you would like to know more about our service and what we have to offer, come and visit us on”.


4 April 2016 - 4 April 2018

Need a seamstress?

"A local seamstress can help with your clothing alterations and repairs; table-huts and garments can also be custom-made; sewing tuition is available; no job is too small;  reasonable rates are on offer.  Please contact Krys on 233 0092 or 027 645 1075.”


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