Whats On

Comedy Hub from Palmerston North. October 28, 8pm, Civic Theatre, Ōtaki. Tickets eventfinder.co.nz $15; door $20.
The Poetic Condition: De Dichterlijke Aard, 28 Oct to 10 Dec. www.backwalgallery.com, Sat & Sun, 10am – 4pm, or by appointment 021 2605723.
Manakau Country Fair: Sun 29 Oct, .
The War That Britain Lost: The Northern War. Hone Heke. Kāwiti. Ruapekapeka. Tues 31 Oct 6:30pm, Māoriland Hub, Main St, Ōtaki, $6 cash only.
Waitohu School Fireworks Extravaganza: Fri 3 Nov, Haruatai Park, Ōtaki, gates open 5:30pm.
Kapiti Arts Trail:(weekend two) Nov 4/5, 10am–5pm.
Big Bang 6hr Adventure Race: Sat 4 Nov Otaki Golf Club, eventfinda.co.nz.
Jazz Concert: Hadfield Hall Sun Nov 5, 2pm, Door sales only, $15 includes afternoon tea. Features City Jazz and Wellington Area Cadet Drum Corps.
Kings And Empires: Te Rauparaha. Wairau. Waitara and the 1st Taranaki war. Tues 7 Nov 6:30pm, Māoriland Hub, Main St, Ōtaki, $6 cash only.
The Seasonal Surplus Stall Thu 9 Nov. Buying 10:30am, selling 11am, outside Memorial Hall, Main St, Ōtaki. Homegrown vegetables & fruit. Transition Town Ōtaki.
The Invasion Of The Waikato: George Grey launches a pre-emptive strike against the King Movement. Tues 14 Nov 6:30pm, Māoriland Hub, Main St, Ōtaki, $6.
Rowley Habib: Portrait of an Artist Mongrel Sun 12 Nov 3pm, Māoriland Hub, Main St, Ōtaki, $15/$5. Tickets carla.m.o.vanzon@gmail.com or cash at door.
Taranaki Prophets: Te Ua Haumēne, Pai Marire and Tītokowaru. Tues 21 Nov 6:30pm, Māoriland Hub, Main St, Ōtaki $6 cash.
The Button Box: children’s musical from Ōtaki Civic Theatre. Thu 23 Nov to Sun 3 Dec, Main Street, Ōtaki. Bookings online www.otakiplayers.org.nz, $15 Adults, $10 child, $40 family of four.
Yoga and Relaxation Weekend RetreatFri 24 Nov – Sun. Strathean, 212 Old Hautere Rd, Ōtaki. yogaindailylife.org.nz
Sunday Market: (Ōtaki Women’s Community Club). SH1 Ōtaki.
Te Horo Market: First Sunday of the month. 10am – 12:30pm. 5 Nov.
Te Horo Drinks and Nibbles: First Friday of the month. Te Horo Hall, 5:30 – 7:30pm, 3 Nov.
Waitohu Stream and Dune Care Group
Every Monday, 9.30–11.am, north Ōtaki Beach
Join our friendly group and learn about growing eco-sourced plants from local seed. Planting and weeding in the dunes, nursery or by the stream, followed by a cuppa. Phone Belinda, 364-5573, or email belindamc11@slingshot.co.nz.
Ōtaki Community Recovery Centre:
Every Friday, 9:30 – 11-30am, House of Hope, 7 Waerenga Rd, Ōtaki.
Gentle exercises for people recovering from stroke or injury, operation, illness, or problems like arthritis.
Ōtaki Museum: Thu, Fri, Sat, 10am – 2pm, 49 Main St, Ōtaki.
Breakfast Club: 8am – 8:45am, every school day, Ōtaki Baptist, Cnr Te Manuao Rd and SH1, Ōtaki.
Cobblers soup lunches: Thurs 11.30am–1.30pm, Supper Room, Memorial Hall, Main St, Ōtaki. Open to everyone. No charge, but koha welcome.
Kori Kaumata — exercise for seniors: Tues & Thurs 10am, The Hub Church, 157 Tasman Road, Ōtaki. $3 per session.
Sit and Be Fit: every Friday at Body and Soul gym. 9.30 to 12.00

Coming Up

Ōtaki Christmas At the Races: Fri 1 Dec, Thu 21 Dec, Ōtaki Racecourse
Christmas Grand Circle Rail Cruise Sun 3 Dec Ōtaki Station, Tickets 0800 783 264. Circumnavigate the Tararuas.
The East Coast Wars: The rebel warrior Te Kooti and the rebel prophet Rua Kenana. Tues 5 Dec 6:30pm , Māoriland Hub, Main St, Ōtaki, $6 cash only.