Kiwiana in the Garden – Totara Hospice Fundraiser

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Hank and Margaret, owners of one of our wonderful local garden venues, Ginagin are having their annual fundraiser for Totara Hospice this weekend on Sunday 26th November 2017, from 1pm.

This year’s theme is Kiwiana in the garden, and the afternoon includes the welcome return of musician Richard Middleton, as well as all the usual activities including a late lunch or afternoon tea for the donation ticket price of $25/person. Children are free, but please advise if they are attending to aid with planning.

On sale will be handmade cards and Christmas decorations, and all sale monies and ticket fees will go directly to Totara Hospice. If you have not yet had the opportunity to visit this popular local venue, then do so on Sunday while supporting a wonderful service provider.

You can RSVP directly to Hank and Margaret by phoning 09 236-3147 or going to

Please pass on the invitation to friends and family, and feel free to print out this invitation to take to your workplace.

Patumahoe Volunteer Fire Brigade

You no doubt have heard the sound of the siren, which is the call for our local volunteers to get to the Patumahoe Fire Station in order to go where help is needed.

Patumahoe Fire Brigade is run by volunteers.

Are you interested in:

  • Joining a team of committed locals?
  • Learning new skills?
  • Receiving useful emergency training?
  • Putting something back into your community?

Patumahoe Fire Brigade is always looking for volunteers.  They welcome people of any age because there will be a role for you.

To find out more about becoming a volunteer firefighter please go along to the Patumahoe Fire Station, on any Monday night, at 7.30pm


End of Summer Event – Open Invitation

Patumahoe Community Church welcomes everybody to a wonderful end of summer event for the whole community – spanning a weekend of fun and activities.

Included is – Patumahoe’s Got Talent! held on the afternoon of Saturday 22nd March. Entries should be in by 7th March, but I’ve been advised that there may be a couple of empty spots so fill out the entry form below and send it off. Setita Millar will get in touch with you.

So perfect your singing in the shower, and dust off those sparkly tights and Registration Final Copy to enter your star talents for this inaugural event.

Details of the day can be found here:

End of Summer Event

Come along and join the fun!

Registrations open for Junior Rugby

Registrations are now open for Junior club rugby at Patumahoe.

The Patumahoe Junior club will hold registration days starting Sunday February 17 between 10am-midday at the Junior clubrooms at the Patumahoe Domain.

Any interested players (from under 6s to under 13s) should come along and sign up for the season – all players receive a free rugby ball with their registration for the 2013 season.

Please bring proof of the player’s date of birth.

Further registration days will be held on Tuesday 19th, Thursday 21st and Tuesday 26th February between 6pm-7pm at the Junior clubrooms.

Visit the Patumahoe Rugby Club’s website.

Item and photos reposted with kind permission from Patumahoe Rugby

Patumahoe Tennis Club registration – 14 & 15 September

Registration for Patumahoe Tennis Club – All welcome!
Venue: Patumahoe Tennis Club, Patumahoe

Junior Opening Days and Registration – under 18 years old
Friday 14th September 2012 5.30 – 6.30pm
or Saturday 15th September 2012 10-11am

Senior Opening Day
Wednesday 12 September 2012 7pm

Contact Jo Syme – 021 0276-4131

Night Tennis
Monday night starts 8th October 2012
Tuesday night starts 9th October 2012

Monday night has space for full teams and both nights have space for individual players.
Teams consist of four players (two mean and two women)

Night tennis is ideal for new and experienced players as handicap scoring system evens out games.

Please enquire if interested in playing social tennis.
Monday night: Chris Hobbs 236-3784 (027 368-3945)
Tuesday night: Maree Craig 236-3818

2012 Subscriptions:
$80 – Junior sub (under 18) Coaching fee additional $30
$45 – Non-interclub Junior includes coaching
$130 – Senior sub includes interclub, night tennis
$260 – Family sub (2 adults + 2 or more children under 18 years)
$50 – Night tennis pre Christmas round (approx 8 games per round)
$50 – Night tennis post Christmas round (approx 8 games per round)

Any enquiries please phone President Chris Hobbs 236-3784 or 027-368-3945
Visit here more details about the club.

Patumahoe Rugby 125th books for sale

From all accounts a great time was had at the Patumahoe Rugby 125th Anniversary celebrations.

For those would like a wonderful permanent reminder of the weekend, Patumahoe Rugby 125th Anniversary books are now for sale $30 each.

Contact Annette 027 2279729

Molesworth Cycle Trail

“Experience the new Molesworth five-day high country cycling holiday adventure. Tour begins in Blenheim and takes in the magnificent scenery of Awatere Valley, Mt Tapuaenuku, Molesworth Station, St James Station, Hanmer Springs, Rainbow Station, Clarence River flats, Lake Tennyson, Nelson Lakes and the Wairau River” … so says the homepage on the Molesworth Cycle Trail website.

Well, a group of friends from Patumahoe read that as an invitation and have just completed a four day trail together.  Their account follows, but see if you recognise these faces from their training sessions around the area.

Leonard & Vicki, Peter & Alison, Louise & Andrew


After several weeks of training six enthusiastic locals Louise and Andrew Sinclair, Alison and Peter Askew, Leonard and Vicki Lacy donned to mountain bikes headed off on the 14th March 2011. To experience a four day cycling adventure in the rugged and vast landscape of one of New Zealand’s most iconic and remote places, Molesworth Station. We cycled at your own pace through the open tussock landscapes and river valleys of New Zealand’s largest station. Cycling distances ranged from 25 – 60 km s daily. Our stay at Hanmer Springs rewarded us with a soak in the villages’ thermal hot springs. An over night stay in shearers quarters at Upcot station and dining with the owners was  fun and informative of the challenges of high country farming

Pure Trails our adventure tour operator used two support vehicles on our trip, so there was always the option of taking the van if we did not want to bike the full distances. We relished the sore butt option, amazing scenery and opted to ride our bikes the full distance for the four days. Ending our adventure near Seddon cycling past vineyards, enjoying the ever changing scenery.

We would highly recommend this adventure to anyone interested in seeing this part of New Zealand there is no other way (cycling) to really get to see this wonderful country first hand. We also cycled the Otago Rail Trail last year and would encourage everyone to get out and enjoy this area of New Zealand, the cycling is far more gentler, aimed at ALL levels of ability.

Mauku junior cricket starts again

The cricket draw is out for the start of the this year.

The draw can be downloaded here:

3&4 Cricket draw