Community Notices ~ 25 February 2022

The Rāroan —

Rātā Studios in Miramar, Wellington are pleased to let you know about a new orchestra for young children aged 6-12 years old.  See attached...

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Coding NZ ~ In today’s world, it’s essential for young people to learn how to create technology not just consume it. Coding NZ’s lessons empower students with the tools they need and help give students the best chance at being successful in our increasingly digital age. Extend your child’s awareness and horizons. Free trial lessons available now at

If you're curious: Over 900 Kiwi kids from across the country participated. You can see student profiles here.

Nikki Trebilco, Founder, Coding NZ, 027 919 9234

Northern United Junior Hockey Club

Registrations are open at


No experience or stick required. Just pop for any of the two sessions for free. Get to know from experienced coaches about the game, do some running around, stick will be provided. If you like it you can register your child for the season hockey. This will be at Newlands College hockey turf on Wednesday 2 March and Wednesday 9 March.

Pre-season training

At Newlands College hockey turf.

Years 3-6

  • Wednesday 16th March 5-6pm
  • Wednesday 23rd April 5-6pm
  • Wednesday 30th March 5-6pm

Years 7-8

  • Wednesday 16th March 6-7pm
  • Wednesday 23rd April 6-7pm
  • Wednesday 30th March 6-7pm

Club Tourney day

Saturday 9th April 2-5pm – turn up to receive your shirt and sort into the new teams for 2022. The new teams play each other in a club tourney day at our home ground, Newlands College.

WHA competition start dates

First team training: 3rd or 4th May (5-6pm or 6-7pm)

Competition starts: Saturday 7th May 2022


Play Rugby this Year - Western Suburbs Junior Rugby Club invites you to play rugby this season. The club is open to girls and boys from 3-13, starting out at Nursery grade (free) and Rippa (Years 1 and 2), before moving to tackle for the Year 3 onwards - which are weight and age adjusted. Register online, ask a question or check our FAQs at

Games start in Term 2 on Saturday mornings or Friday nights. Nursery grade is Sunday morning in our indoor training venue at the Ian Galloway park clubrooms. We try to match up teams of children with friends and school mates so bring a friend or two.

Or come and try it out at a pre-season run on Ian Galloway Park #1 - every Sunday morning in March. Details on our website.

8-WEEK Transformation Challenge

Ladies - YOU Deserve to Be the Best Version of Yourself!!!

Do you want to learn how to start and maintain a healthy lifestyle? Are you stuck in a rut? Have you tried "everything" but just not seeing the results you're after? Then my 8-week challenge is for you!!

This challenge has been run with great success for the past 10 years, helping women in the community achieve their health, fitness and weight loss goals - it could be to lose weight, drop a clothes size, increase energy levels, lead a healthier lifestyle, or maintain weight loss that has already been achieved…or you could be wanting just a little bit of accountability and be a part of a great group of other like-minded women, who share the same struggles, but will give you as much support and encouragement as you need to help you throughout the challenge. J

Whether you are just starting out on your weight loss journey, or just want a little extra motivation losing the extra couple of kilos, this challenge can help you get there!

Join my Challenge for only $40 - ditch your old habits and take control of your life - make this the time that counts!!

STARTS: Monday, 28TH February, 2022


More information/to register:

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