Community Diary



Wednesday 23 May 2018
  • Alcoholics Anonymous. 7.30pm. St Ninian's Presbyterian Church Hall, Hawea Flat. All welcome.

  • Wanaka Bridge Club, Lindis Pairs, 6.50pm. 9 Cliff Wilson St.

  • Upper Clutha Hospice Shop. Open 10.00am - 5.00pm. 73 Brownston St. Volunteers required ph: 443 4142.

  • Volunteer for Habitat Restoration at Te Kakano's community-based native plant nursery. 1.00 - 4.00pm. All welcome. info@tekakano.org.nz  www.tekakano.org.nz

  • St Columba’s Anglican Church, cnr Upton & McDougall Sts. Holy Communion with discussion at 10.00am.

  • The Salvation Army Family store. Open 9.00am - 5.00pm. 48 Helwick St.

  • Wanaka Bubs and Bugs Walking Group. Meeting outside Double Black Cafe, Albert Town. 10.30 - 11.30am. Free to attend. 

  • Wanaka Library Pre-school Storytime Session. 10.00 - 11.00am. Come in and enjoy story time followed by activity/craft, for 3-5yrs. All welcome, no charge.

  • Mainly Music Hawea Flat. 9.30 - 11.00am. Music, movement & fun for children 0-4 and their caregivers. St Ninian’s Church, Kane Rd. $3/family, includes morning tea.

  • Annual General Meeting of the Upper Clutha Historical Records Society. 7.30pm, Wanaka Arts Centre.

  • Wanaka Creative Fibre Group Meeting. 11.00am, Lesley’s home, 79 Matai Rd. Visitors welcome.

  • Wanaka Creative Fibre Group Meeting. 11.00am, Diana’s home, 8 Sycamore Place. Visitors welcome.

  • Wanaka Croquet Club. 2.00pm. Warren St. AGM to take place in the club rooms.

  • Sewing/patchwork class. 5.30 - 8.00pm. Mt Aspiring College. Contact Angela for more details 0274 801 707. All welcome.



Thursday 24 May 2018
  • Embroidery Group. Workshop Day 10.30am, Arts Centre.

  • Upper Clutha Hospice Shop. Open 10.00am - 5.00pm. 73 Brownston St. Volunteers required ph: 443 4142.

  • Wanaka Artisan Market. 3.00 - 6.00pm. Bullock Creek, outside Speights Ale House. Local produce and crafts.

  • Biochar workshop - Education and Demonstration. 9am - 4.30pm. 222 Pearson Rd, Cromwell.

  • The Salvation Army Family store. Open 9.00am - 5.00pm. 48 Helwick St.

  • PrimeTimers! Bus for Ida Valley departs from Showgrounds 10.00am. Ph Helen 0210 431 054.

  • PrimeTimers! Bus departing for Ida Valley 10.00am. Ph Helen 0210 431 054.

  • Ladies 9 Hole Golf. Discs in by 10.00am. Tee off 10.30am. Visitors and new members welcome.

  • Wanaka Playgroup. Music Month of May. 9.30 - 11.30am, Wanaka Squash Club. Stone St. 0-5yrs. $3/family or $30 per term. *Mini Beats Music Session included* every Thursday in May, Ann-Marie will join us for a special music session. Come check us out and see what we have to offer you and your little ones. Contact Shaz 021 1678 155.

  • Men's 9 Hole Golf. Cards in by 10.15am for 10.30am start.  Visitors and new members welcome.

  • Wanaka Communicators (Toastmasters Wanaka). 7.15pm. St John rooms, 4 Link Way, Wanaka. Come and watch or have a go.

  • Wanaka Garden Club 55th AGM to be held at 7.30pm at the Wanaka Bowling Club rooms, 130 Tenby Street.  All past, present and intending members are invited to attend.  Supper to follow.  Contact Rochelle Parkhill (Secretary) 021 116 5093 or 443 7562.

  • New Mt Aspiring U3A Group AGM. 1.45pm followed by Alan Gilmore of Mt John Observatory giving a talk "A Beginners Guide to Astronomy'. St John Rooms, 4 Link Way. All welcome, afternoon tea provided. Members free, visitors $5 (cash only).

  • Wanaka Library Foodie Book Group will be joined by Kate & Eliot from Morsel The Honest Food Co. Join us to discuss all things food including fermentation. 5.30pm Wanaka Library. Free event, all welcome.

  • Sign language taster session. 10.00 - 11.00am. If you have ever wanted to try sign language then this is your chance to give it a go. Free session at Wanaka Library. 



Friday 25 May 2018
  • Wanaka Bowling Club Progressive Tournament. Names in by 1.00pm, start 1.15pm. Visitors welcome.

  • Wanaka Bridge Club. Friday Handicap Bridge. Play starts 1.00pm. 9 Cliff Wilson St. All welcome.

  • JP Services at Community Networks, 73 Brownston St, 10.30 - 11.30am. Appointments essential. Ph 03 443 7799.

  • Upper Clutha Hospice Shop. Open 10.00am - 5.00pm. 73 Brownston St. Volunteers required ph: 443 4142.

  • Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting. 7.30pm, Wanaka Plunket Rooms, Ardmore St. All welcome.

  • Meditation: 12midday St Columba’s Anglican Church, cnr Upton & McDougall Sts. All welcome. Contact – Damon Plimmer ucang@calledsouth.org.nz

  • TGI Friday, children’s liturgy at St Columba’s Anglican Church, cnr Upton & McDougall Sts, 5pm. Children of all ages welcome. Contact – Damon Plimmer (03) 443 2440.

  • The Salvation Army Family store. Open 9.00am - 5.00pm. 48 Helwick St.

  • Wanaka Social Tennis. 10.00am - 12.30pm, Upton St courts. Visitors welcome.



Saturday 26 May 2018
  • Upper Clutha Hospice Shop. Open 11.00am - 3.00pm. 73 Brownston St. Volunteers required, ph: 443 4142.

  • The Salvation Army Family Store. Open 9.30am - 4.00pm. 48 Helwick St.

  • Wanaka parkrun. 9.00am, Wanaka Station Park. A free, weekly, timed 5km run. All abilities welcome! Join us for coffee at Edgewater after the event. Register at www.parkrun.co.nz/wanaka. Contact Jane and Adam on 021 1515 895 or wanakaoffice@parkrun.com

  • Wanaka Social Tennis. Upton St courts from 1.00 - 4.00pm. Visitors welcome.



Sunday 27 May 2018
  • Free Community Yoga Class. 11.00am, Rhyme x Reason Brewery, 17 Gordon Rd. BYO mat and donations accepted for the teacher's hard work.

  • Holy Family Catholic Church. Holy Mass. 11.00am, 152 Aubrey Rd. All welcome. See notice at church for week day Mass times.

  • Lighthouse Community. God centred worship and fellowship. 5.00pm, 28 Reece Cres (behind Guthrie Bowron and up the stairs). All welcome, ph 0210 2437 373, www.lighthouseglobal.org

  • St Columba’s Anglican Church, cnr Upton & McDougall Sts. Family Eucharist at 9.30am. All welcome.

  • Contemplative Evening Prayer in the style of the Taizé Community of France. 5.00pm, St Columba’s Anglican Church.

  • Wanaka Baptist Church. 5.30pm, Lake Wanaka Centre, 89 Ardmore St. All welcome. Contact Derek 021 2805 817.

  • Wanaka Presbyterian Church. 10.00am. Ian Hyslop will unpack something of the wonder of the Trinity. 94 Tenby St.

  • Wanaka Presbyterian Church. 7.00pm. Aaron Johnstone continues the series "Jesus Teaches Us to Pray - Your will be done on earth as it is on heaven". 94 Tenby St

  • Wanaka New Life Church. 10.00am service, 50 Reece Cres. Multi-generational meeting with great worship and kids programme. Enquiries to 027 2927 770 newlife.co.nz



Monday 28 May 2018
  • Wanaka Bridge Club, Roy Stakes, 6.50pm. 9 Cliff Wilson St.

  • Meditation. 5.00pm at St Columba's, cnr Upton & McDougall Sts. All welcome. Contact Annette 021 2075 122.

  • Upper Clutha Hospice Shop. Open 10.00am - 5.00pm. 73 Brownston St. Volunteers required ph: 443 4142.

  • Pembroke Club of Wanaka. 10.00am meeting, Wanaka Golf Club.

  • Alcoholics Anonymous. 7.30pm, Plunket Rooms, 51 Ardmore St.

  • The Salvation Army Family store. Open 9.00am - 5.00pm. 48 Helwick St.

  • Wanaka Social Tennis. 10.00am - 12.30pm, Upton St courts. Visitors welcome.

  • Wanaka Playgroup. 9.30 - 11.30am, Wanaka Squash Club, Stone St. 0-5yrs. Great fenced outdoor area and indoor learning experiences. $3/family or $30 per term. All welcome. Contact Shaz 021 1678 155.

  • Smallbore Rifle Club, 6.30pm, Lake Wanaka Centre.

  • Wanaka Walkers. 9.30am. Meet on lakefront, McDougall St. Bring a jacket and lunch. Contact Ruth 021 474 904 or visit wanakawalkers.blogspot.co.nz



Tuesday 29 May 2018
  • Lake Hawea Knitting Group. For those who love to knit or would like to learn. 12.30pm, Lake Hawea Library. Bring your projects new or old, share your knowledge & have a chat with like-minded people. Enquiries Denise 0210 378 347.

  • Wanaka Rotary Club get together - Tuesdays. Drinks 6.00pm. Dinner 6.30pm at Wanaka Golf Club. Contact Derek to join us: howarthds@gmail.com 

  • Say Go - Falls prevention exercises for over 65s. 2.00 - 3.00pm, Otago Age Concern - St John's, Link Rd. $2. All welcome. Enquiries to Judy 443 4121.

  • Wanaka Bridge Club, Tuesday Social Bridge. 11.00am. 9 Cliff Wilson St. Bring your lunch, all welcome.

  • JP Services at Community Networks. 1.00 - 2.00pm, 73 Brownston St. Appointments essential. Ph 03 443 7799.

  • Upper Clutha Hospice Shop. Open 10.00am - 5.00pm. 73 Brownston St. Volunteers required ph: 443 4142.

  • Mainly Music. Music, movement and fun for children 0-4yrs and their caregivers. 9.30 - 11.00am, St Andrews Presbyterian Church Community Centre, 91 Tenby St, Wanaka. $3/family.

  • BNI Wanaka. BNI is a business referral networking group. Meeting weekly for breakfast 7.00 - 8.30am, Alchemy. If you would like more info or to join a meeting, call the Chapter President, Vicki Hill 0210 2417 219.

  • Volunteer for Habitat Restoration at Te Kakano's community-based native plant nursery. 1.00 - 4.00pm. All welcome. info@tekakano.org.nz  www.tekakano.org.nz

  • The Salvation Army Family store. Open 9.00am - 5.00pm. 48 Helwick St.

  • Wanaka Men's Social Tennis. 3.00pm, Upton St courts. Visitors welcome.

  • Wriggle and Rhyme. 10.30 - 11.00am, Wanaka Library. Come and join in with some songs, rhymes and movement for 0-2 years.

  • Volunteering Central are at Community Networks 11.30am - 3.00pm. Come and talk to Gillian about volunteering in this fabulous community or to find out how we can support your volunteer programme. Make an appointment or drop in. gillian@volunteeringcentral.org.nz www.volunteeringcentral.org.nz 027 5065 705.

  • Creative Social Tuesday Evenings. Whether you are wanting to do some art/poetry/knitting/or anything creative, come along and meet other creative people in town. Ray White Auction Room, upstairs 1 Helwick St. facebook.com/groups/creativesocialtuesday/

  • Yoga In The Community with Carmen. St John room, ph 022 3265 019.