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

20 March 2019 - 20 April 2019

Girls Cricket Initiative

18 March 2019 - 18 April 2019

Women's Clothing Grab

Women's Clothing Grab, Friday 5th April 7.30pm at Papakowhai School Hall, Spey Place

For only $25 you get a glass of bubbles, light supper and 'new to you' clothes and accessories to take home

Ladies, clean out your wardrobes, find those gently used items of clothing, shoes, jewellery, scarves and bags you don't wear (wrong size, fit or colour) and drop them in to Papakowhai School office between 8.30-5pm school days.   Some fantastic labels and some great staples have already been donated with sizes from 8-18+.  Everything you donate will find a home either with someone on the night or donated afterwards to charities.    


Tickets on sale now at  Register your name, select event and pay online.  A ticket receipt will be emailed to you.  On the night bring a bag to take your new finds home in and cash for Raffles and Silent Auctions of in-demand Designer Clothes.  Eftpos will be available on the night.

18 March 2019 - 18 May 2019

Kapiti Equestrian & Vaulting Club Farm Club

Kapiti Equestrian & Vaulting Club

Farm Club

7-12 year-olds
9am-3pm ($45 per day)
Mon 15 - Thurs 18 April
Tues 23 - Friday 26 April

5-6 year-olds welcome

9am-12pm ($25 per day)

Tuesday 16 & 23 April
Thursdays 18 & 25 April

Please note Farm Club will not be running in the July holidays.

Pony Camps
Our Pony Camps are hugely oversubscribed, please book early to avoid disappointment.

Advanced beginner :
Mon 15 - Friday 19 April
 (Includes Good Friday)
8 - 12 July
Need to have had some previous riding experience.

Beginners :
Mon 22 - Fri 26 April (includes Easter Monday)
15 - 19 July
No experience needed.

18 March 2019 - 18 April 2019

Pukerua Bay School Gala

14 March 2019 - 14 May 2019

Student Exchange Australia New Zealand

Student Exchange Australia New Zealand is a not-for-profit organisation that is registered with the Ministry of Education in NZ and all state and territory Departments of Education around Australia.  We were the first secondary exchange organisation in the world to be certified to ISO 9001 (Quality Management System) and we ensure the highest standards of care and support to our participants. You can find out more about our organisation by visiting

14 March 2019 - 14 May 2019

Artrageous Kids Programme

Artrageous Kids Programme: 15 – 26 April 2019  BOOK ARTRAGEOUS APRIL

Venue: Poneke Dojo, Prince of Wales Park, Salisbury Tce, Mt Cook, Wellington  
8.30am–3:00pm $69 and after care 3:00pm-5.15pm $15

Aimed at children aged 5-12 years. Our classes provide a space for all children to explore at their own pace; chaotic or careful, gingerly or with gusto, tiptoeing or tromping. Our aim is to draw out their creativity, not stuff things in! Bookings essential.
» View the programme.    BOOK NOW!

6 March 2019 - 6 April 2019

U13 Girls Basketball

Term 1 U13 Girls 'Skills and Drills' basketball sessions.
For girls born 2007, 2008 or 2009.
Wednesdays at Windley School, 4:30-5:30pm.
Starts Weds 13 March.
Then 20 March, 27 March, 3 April, 10 April.

6 March 2019 - 6 May 2019

Grand Training Holiday Programmes

Grand Training Holiday Programmes
Grand Training runs fun computer courses in both weeks of the school holidays. We have courses fir all aspects of computer skills, from building your own computer, to encrypting a message with Python, to fighting a zombie in Minecraft. Tell us what you want to learn about, and we’ll make it happen. Check out or ring Wanda at (04) 499 2211 for more details.

6 March 2019 - 6 April 2019

Samuel Marsden Collegiate School Whitby Open Day

A Marsden Whitby education for your son or daughter in Year 7, 2020

Open Day, Scholarship and enrolment information

You are invited to the Samuel Marsden Collegiate School Whitby Open Day, Wednesday 20 March, any time between 10am and 2pm. This is a great opportunity to see the Marsden Whitby campus and to find out about Marsden Whitby’s Visible WellbeingTMapproach and future-focused learning programmes. There will be staff and students to talk to and the students look forward to showing you around. For more information and to register

The bus route to Marsden Whitby from Johnsonville, Churton Park, Tawa and Aotea is now operational.

Scholarships –Academic Scholarships for entry into Year 7 in 2020 are now open, applications close on 16 May and the exam date is Saturday 25 May.Information and applications are online.

Enrolments - Marsden Whitby applications forenrolmentfor 2020 are now open. We encourage you to come and see the campus and spend time in class during Term 1 or 2, and enrol by the end of Term 2. If you have any questions or would like a personal tour please call Lorraine Rose on 04 234 1070.

28 February 2019 - 28 April 2019

April Holiday Programme @ Adventure School, 15 – 26 April 2019

Are you looking for a Quality Holiday Programme?

April Holiday Programme @ Adventure School, 15 – 26 April 2019


The Holiday Programme is open over the school holidays from 8.00 am – 5.00pm / 5.30pm. Our quality programme offers exciting field trips by chartered bus e.g. Visit to Laserforce, Roller Skating, Lighthouse Cinema, Nga Manu Reserve, Ice Skating and more), fun games, art & craft and sport activities for primary aged children. Our experienced team members are looking forward to meeting your child. All staff trained and police vetted. For enquiries or more information please visit the website and choose your relevant Holiday Programme.  The Programme flyer is attached there. We are approved by MSD and you may be eligible to receive a WINZ subsidy. Everyone is welcome J   

28 February 2019 - 28 March 2019

Paremata Plimmerton RFC Junior Rugby registrations

25 February 2019 - 25 December 2019

Speech and Drama lessons

Speech and Drama lessons: All ages, group and individual lessons in
drama, public speaking and general speech quality. Trinity College
London exam tutoring and competition entry available on request.
Email for more information.

22 February 2019 - 22 November 2019

Children's Choir

Dear Parent/Guardian,

My name is Michael Stewart and I direct the music at Wellington Cathedral of St Paul, opposite Parliament on Molesworth Street.

I am writing to you to let you know about the opportunity for children to gain a free music education and singing tuition at the Cathedral, an acknowledged centre of musical excellence.

We offer two choirs at the Cathedral: the first, the Children's Choir, is for children aged 5-8. In the Children's Choir members are taught basic musicianship and singing technique in a weekly rehearsal, and join with the Cathedral Choristers for a monthly Thursday evening service.

The Cathedral Choristers are a robed choir of 8-15 year old children, whose skills are developed in singing technique, music theory, public speaking and teamwork through two weekly rehearsals. They lead the weekly Thursday evening Evensong service, with choristers reciting the readings as well as leading all the sung components. The training that the Choristers receive has equipped many graduates to proceed on to national choirs, such as the New Zealand Secondary Schools Choir, and many of the world's leading singers can attribute their start in their profession to having been trained as chorister.

Please see the this video which illustrates a week in the life of a Cathedral Chorister presented by Archie Taylor, one of our graduates who has proceeded on to the NZSSC.

We currently have vacancies in both of these choirs. If you are interested in finding out more, please do not hesitate to contact me on 021 477 257 or at

14 February 2019 - 14 April 2019

Guardians of Pāuatahanui Inlet

he 19th annual Photo Competition run by the Guardians of Pāuatahanui Inlet (GOPI) is now under way.

To encourage young photographers to enter the competition, a free photography workshop is being offered on Sunday 10th March. The workshop is open to anyone under the age of 18. It will be taught by Destina Munro, photojournalism tutor at Massey University and Whitireia.

The workshop begins with an illustrated indoor session, followed by a visit to the Pāuatahanui Wildlife Reserve, finishing with a one on one look at the photos taken in the reserve. All the participants need to bring is a camera they are familiar with, a bottle of water and appropriate clothes (it can be muddy in the reserve).

We will gather at Pāuatahanui Wildlife Reserve cottage at 4.30pm. The workshop lasts about three hours.

Registration is essential. You will find the registration form on the website . Should you need to contact a member of the GOPI committee, phone 04 233 9391or 027 3440068, or email

For practical reasons, participation numbers will to be limited to 20.

12 February 2019 - 12 June 2019

Does your son love music or love to sing?

Does your son love music or love to sing? If he does, then the Boys’ Choir based at the Metropolitan Cathedral is a fantastic opportunity for him to extend his musical knowledge and grow within a supportive fun environment. The choir is made up of boys from around the Wellington region aged from 7-12 and no previous experience of singing in choir or musical training is necessary. 

Unlike other choirs in Wellington there are no weekly costs to parents for the choir and vocal and theory tutoring they receive.Over their time in the choir, boys will learn sound vocal technique, music theory, life-skills, teamwork, as well as grow in confidence and discipline. Teachers and parents see the boys’ language skills, reading comprehension skills, maths skills and confidence improve greatly by being a part of the choir.

So, if that sounds like your son, or someone you know, then encourage them to audition and contact Michael Fletcher, Director of Music, Metropolitan Cathedral or email or phone 04 496 1780.

8 February 2019 - 8 May 2019

Tool Box - Primary years 5 - 9

4 February 2019 - 4 June 2019

Arts a Go Go!

 Arts a Go Go! Performing Arts School for Kids Tawa has limited places available on Saturdays in our popular drama, dance and singing combo classes for students aged 6 – teenagers. For more details, please see , contact or ph 0211441641

4 February 2019 - 4 April 2019

Pukerua Bay Football Registration notice

4 February 2019 - 4 April 2019

Western Suburbs Football Club - Friday Fives

4 February 2019 - 4 April 2019

Western Suburbs Football Club

23 January 2019 - 23 January 2020

Hayley Johnson Academy of Dancing

Hayley Johnson Academy of Dancing      205 Main Road Tawa


25 October 2018 - 25 October 2019

Parent Helpline

2 July 2018 - 2 July 2019

Before/after school/holiday care for primary school children

Before/after school/holiday care for primary school children

I offer child care in a safe, fun and family environment.  Medically trained and a mum of two boys we spend our after school time at the beach, playing outside, baking and making!

Availability for two children.  Holiday care and term time before/after school care.

Helen Beswick-Cousins

021 338130

7 June 2018 - 7 June 2019

Gardening Services

 $80 per day

Contact Eugene on 02041506704 


21 May 2018 - 21 May 2019

Get Fixed Bicycle Cafe

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