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Edition Ten May / June / July ‘18


In this issue: Community Hubs Update Thanks to our Find out what’s happening at contributors Massey & Manutewhau Hubs You are what makes Massey Community Tatou te Iwi – Our People Pulse interesting! We Robyn Fasi, a local pastor will consider any article making a difference to the or image that may be of community interest to our community. Massey Youth Can What’s happening in our community for youth and how can you get involved?

The deadline for our next publication is Friday 22nd June. For more information about contributing, email masseyhub@masseymatters. org or phone 833 6650

Green Fingers Community Gardens are harvesting, read to learn how Funders you can get free fresh produce We achieve what we do because of support from West Means Business our Funders; Henderson Latest community courses Massey Local Board, from West Means Business Foundation North, Lotteries and Trusts Henderson-Massey Million Dollar Mission. Local Board Update The latest news from our A huge thanks for local board representative; supporting our community. Shane Henderson On the Cover Food Matters City view from Don Buck The community fridge project Road is underway – how this will work and how you can help Riverpark Action Group Celebrating Neighbours Day Community Connection Successful events that connect our community and empower leaders Snippets & Stuff Random news bites from the community Massey Community Events Cut out for your fridge a list of all classes and events

CONTACT MASSEY MATTERS Email admin@masseymatters.org.nz Phone Massey Matters 832 0431 Massey Community Hub 833 6650 Manager Laurel 027 722 1150 Office Massey Community Hub 385 Don Buck Rd 9am – 4pm Monday – Thursday 9am – 2.30pm Friday Online massey matters masseymatters.org.nz


welcome

MASSEY COMMUNITY PULSE

Kia ora koutou katoa. How was your summer? We had a busy one here at Massey Matters, just the way we like it! A big thank you to you all. We are absolutely thrilled at how many of you came out to play with us. A personal highlight for me was over 500 of you coming to our Massey Movie Night to see Moana. What a movie! I loved how you arrived early with your picnics and enjoyed whanau time in the park. These and other events we have held have had a really lovely relaxed and happy vibe about them. Thanks for making us happy! What was your favourite summer event? Is there something else you would like to see more of? Why not pop into one of the hubs for a korero and tell us your thoughts, (the kettle is always on) or let us know via Facebook or email one of the team directly. We have a big thanks to Lotteries who have funded some more hours for our team. This means they have more time to connect with you, and to create more opportunities for you to contribute to your community. Our Food Matters Project is growing, this is all about making healthy food accessible and teaching you new ways of using food and preventing waste. Like all of our work, our projects, events and activities are most successful when you are part of it. So get amongst it and become part of the team. Working together we can achieve great things for Massey. It’s a great time of the year to think about well-being with the winter months chasing

us into warmer clothes and snuggly nights with blankets and hot chocolates! Did you know garlic is a natural anti-biotic? Sneak it into anything you can and start building your immunity. Teach your whanau to wash their hands, this will kill more germs than we realise, and help prevent the spread of flu and other viruses. I am going to leave you with a whakatoki about wonder, that feeling that makes your senses zing with delight. It’s a little reminder that although there may be clouds… there is always a silver lining. – “E tutaki ana– nga kapua o te rangi, kei – – runga te Mangoroa e kopae pu– ana”

The clouds in the sky gather, but above them extends the Milky Way.


The amazing afterschool youth showing you what a difference they can make for our community

Manutewhau Community Hub

community hubs update

Kia Ora, Talofa, Ni Hao! How are you Massey? This term at the Hub we are focusing on the quote:

out back. Fun for all ages and skill levels. Have you tried it out yet?

“Be the community you want to have”

On the confidence front, we have been working on development of our leadership programme for our afterschool groups to help them practice being active members of the Massey community. The youth did an awesome job setting the standard and To make that reality come true we have been collecting rubbish for our neighbours day working on a couple of different projects… event. We are so proud of all the hard work check them out below! they put in. We dream of a colourful community filled with happy people who are able to go out into the world with the skills and confidence they need to achieve their dreams.

On the skill front, we now have a working computer and internet here at the hub that community members are able to book time on. If you need to use a computer to update a C.V, look for jobs, find a flat, or just check your emails you can now do that here! This is a FREE service to help the community access the technology they need for the stuff that matters.

So Massey, we are putting the challenge out there to YOU and asking

On the colourful front, we have had some talented local artists come in and give us a face lift.

Become a community leader and build the future you want to see.

We now have a beautiful butterfly mural at the front of the hub and a wicked hopscotch

“what do YOU want our community to be like”. The work we do at the hub is only sustainable if it is being carried on by our community.

To get involved; pop in, Facebook message, call, or even email! Be the community YOU want to have.


Massey Community Hub Kia Ora! The oaks in Triangle park have lost their vibrant green leaves and the chilly breeze heralds a change in season. The squeals and laughter of children playing in the park have become muffled by the wind and added layers of clothing. With the last of the summer sun, Massey Community Hub is looking forward to the Autumn season and what the cooler months will bring. We will continue our regular activity schedule (timetable is on the back cover) but also welcome the start of computer classes which will be held on Wednesday evenings and Saturday mornings. These classes will cover basics such as “how to get the most from your smart phone” and “navigating social media” as well as more in-depth computer programming. We also see the beginners Te Reo class move to a weekly class, alternating each week between evening and daytime classes. One of the exciting Autumn projects happening at the hub will be the launch of the Community Fridge. Our friends at Food Matters are launching a food rescue programme within the area that will see excess food from restaurants,

supermarkets or even back yard gardens, diverted from landfill into the fridge where residents will be able to supplement their daily calorie intake with healthy free food! The hub is so excited to be supporting this fabulous initiative and are looking for a project team that can help with the operation of the fridge and food rescue. Be sure to call the hub if this is of interest to you. In conjunction with the Food Matters community fridge, Massey Community Hub will host a series of Smart Cooking Classes that will take you from the supermarket floor to the kitchen and teach you tricks and tips to find the best value food that provides the best nutrition for you and your family. These classes start in June and have very limited places so register your interest early to ensure you don’t miss out. Things will be heating up at the hub over Autumn so make sure you come down and check out everything on offer and get involved!!

WHERE ARE THE HUBS? Manutewhau Community Hub West Harbour School 74b Oreil Ave, West Harbour Tina or Samantha: 416 9397 hubs@masseymatters.org.nz manutewhau community hub Massey Community Hub Triangle Park 385 Don Buck Rd, Massey Melanie: 833 66550 Lincoln Heights Hub Lincoln Heights School 16 Keegan Drive, Massey Mel: 021 075 2292 thehub@lincolnheights.school.nz lincoln heights community hub

Left: Trying out the hopscotch for the very first time! Right: Our awesome West Harbour school girls getting their picture taken with the beautiful new mural

Colwill Hub Colwill School Kintara Drive, Massey East Nicola: 027 446 2166 nicolaa@colwill.school.nz colwill community hub


INTRODUCING

Robyn Fasi

Pastor at Church of the Good Shepard Anglican Church

Where were you born? New Plymouth Hospital, grew up on a dairy farm at Inglewood, Taranaki. What brought you to West Auckland? My husband changed jobs. How long have you worked in Massey? Since moving here in 1993 I have been a member of the Church of the Good Shepherd and volunteered in some capacity or other. I have been a community deacon at the church since 2001 What changes have you seen in Massey since you’ve been here? Growth in and around! When I first arrived, I looked out my kitchen window onto farmland - now it is Westgate shopping centre. Now we also have Northwest Mall

and more shops at Red Hills. West Harbour pretty much stopped at Picasso Dr and now goes through to Hobsonville. Large housing developments and in fill housing projects are appearing all over the place. What do you like most about the Massey community? There is diversity in people and living situations. It gives us a ‘raw edge’ I think, that builds resilience, honesty, and compassion. Great building blocks for community. What is your favourite secret place in Massey? It’s actually my home. I love family and having my house filled with life. I back onto a reserve so love the trees and bird life. I live on a fairly busy road down from a school, so again love the life that is on my doorstep.


TATOU TE IWI – OUR PEOPLE

Tell us what you do in the community? As a community deacon with the church I wear a few ‘hats’. I spend some of my time supporting older adults and trying to develop connections for them. I am also involved with food distribution to those needing extra support. As a church we also partner with Christians Against Poverty and I manage our debt help centre. What is your advice to someone who is struggling under the weight of debt? Know that you are not alone. Many, many people struggle in the same way as you do and there is help. Ask for it and life will get better. There is always a way, always hope. What would you like your legacy to be? The key phrase I have always tried to live by is “blessed to be a blessing”. So I hope that I will leave behind many people who have been blessed in some way and many who have picked up the same ethos to live by. Also, because I am a Christian, I hope many will have been encouraged to give attention to their spiritual life as well and have experienced something of the love of Jesus through me. What would you like to see happening in Massey in five years? I want to see our new church building project completed so our community has more spaces in which to gather, meet, connect and celebrate. I want to see circumstances for the most vulnerable and disadvantaged in Massey improved through accessible housing, employment, and community projects

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youth update YOUTH VOICE

For the last year we have enjoyed great collaborations with other youth organisations around West Auckland in spreading the message on leadership. We had an amazing camp where we introduced the topic of leadership, this discussion developed clarity for many youth, coordinators and local hub members. With Youth Week and camp fast approaching this year, we are once again excited to collaborate with MPHS, Zeal, Ranui135, and Te Atatu Youth to build more relationships and find out what our youth in West Auckland really want.

YOUTH WEEK 19 May – 1st June Held every May, Youth Week is a nationwide festival of events organised by young New Zealanders to celebrate the talents, passion and success of local young people. Youth Week recognises the amazing contributions and achievements of young people in New Zealand. The week inspires us to value, support, and affirm the diversity of young people in our society. Events are designed to encourage youth to take on challenges, share ideas and focus on the positive aspects of being young. The week also recognises youth workers, youth service providers and others working with and for young people. Every year there is a theme for youth all over NZ to celebrate and this year its “Be who you want to be”


MASSEY YOUTH CAN

YOUTH GROUP WEDNESDAY MEETINGS Every Wednesday, 3.30pm 2018 Every Wednesday youth from all over Massey meet at the Massey Community Hub to create events and practice leadership. We invite you to come and join us as we embark on our next set of events. OUR YOUTH WEEK EVENT 30 May, 2018 Are you talented? Would you like to be a part of our Massey’s Got Talent youth event? One of our successful past events was the SELFIE EXPO, this year as we focus on “be who we want to be” our MYC youth have put together Massey’s Got Talent as an exciting event that is a chance for young people to come forward and express their talents. We also invite guest speakers to talk about their challenges they had as youth as well as who they wanted to be.

NERF WAR April 8th 2018 Crazy! Over 200 whanau attended this great event that our wonderful whanau took part in, and man was that great for our tamariki. We had the epic slide out, Nerf war, Tug of War and Capture the flag games on the side run by our dynamic MYC youth group and team! We had an amazing time and I hope everyone who attended did too.

MORE INFO Contact Allen Taua ph: 021 826 314 youth@masseymatters.org.nz MYC – Massey Youth


Autumn Gardening Guide As the autumn chill well and truly sets in, it’s time to sort out the planting in our community garden. Autumn is an ideal time to plant vegetables such as: Broccoli, Cauliflower, Cabbage, Beetroot, Spinach and Chinese cabbages. These ingredients are delicious in soup to keep you warm and well-nourished in the winter months. Check out this super easy Broccoli soup we will be cooking at the Hub: Ingredients: olive oil (1 tbsp), onion (1 large), garlic (3 cloves), broccoli (10 ounce), potato (1, peeled and chopped), broth (4 cups) Heat olive oil in a large saucepan, and saute onion and garlic until tender. Mix in broccoli, potato, and chicken (or vegetable) broth. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer 15 minutes, until vegetables are tender. With a hand mixer or in a blender, puree the mixture until smooth. Return to the saucepan, and reheat. Serves 8 Stay warm Massey.

Summer Sensory Dreams “Shoot for the moon, even if you miss you’ll land among stars.” This quote comes to mind as I sit in the sunshine amongst the flowers of our fledgling sensory garden. The first garden bed has been planted and we have had beautiful pops of colour throughout summer. The flowers have created a small haven for bees and the team at the hub have been grateful to eat lunch and have stolen moments of mindfulness in this gorgeous natural sanctuary, we welcome you to enjoy your lunch or have a quiet moment to yourself. We have big dreams for this space; a beautiful sunny space outside the hub’s Garden View Room. We see more flower gardens to delight our eyes, herbs to delight our nose, a buzzing, blooming space for children and adults alike to connect to the wonders of the natural world. We have the dream now we need some muscle. We want this sensory space to be your secret spot. We need a committed team to bring the dream to life… Are you interested in gardening? Do you have 1-2 hours free during the week? Would you like to make a change in your community? If you answered “yes” to any of those questions we would love to hear from you! Let’s do this together!


GREEN FINGERS

Triangle Park Teaching Garden What a summer season! Our volunteers have helped make the garden a truly vibrant and blooming place to be. We celebrated our harvest this year by cooking handcrafted pizzas in a stone pizza oven onsite. We used fresh herbs, capsicum and cherry tomatoes straight from the garden and boy did they taste great!! We really had a great season with the only disappointment being the continual theft and vandalism of fruiting trees and vegetable patches. We are a positive team and despite these setbacks we will continue to grow and share our knowledge of gardening and nutritious food with the Massey community. If you wish to eat home grown produce or learn gardening basics we are always looking for new volunteers and have open mornings on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Your hard work will be rewarded with fresh produce which is shared at the end of these sessions. At this stage in the gardener’s calendar we are preparing our beds for autumn and winter. We have heaps of mulch ready to distribute which will keep the soil warm and well drained.

We will be planting beetroot, broccoli, cabbage, peas, rhubarb and garlic just to name a few. These vegetables are perfect in soups and stews and really lend themselves to be true “comfort food”. Try this beetroot soup recipe for a meal that is nutritious, cheap and a wee bit exotic… 3 tablespoons olive oil 1 medium onion, chopped 3 cloves garlic, chopped 6 medium beetroots, peeled and chopped (use gloves for this) 2 cups (500ml) beef stock salt and freshly ground black pepper sour cream Warm olive oil in large saucepan over medium heat. Stir in onions and garlic; cook until soft. Stir in chopped beetroot and cook for 1 minute. Stir in stock and season. Bring to the boil; cover and simmer until the beetroots are tender, about 20 to 30 minutes. Remove from heat and allow to cool slightly. In batches, add soup to a food processor and pulse until smooth. Return soup to saucepan and gently heat through. Serve and garnish with a swirl of sour cream and crusty bread.


Jadewynn Garden It’s been a hot, wet, and windy summer this year, and the Jadewynn community gardeners have risen to the challenge of the elements. Some crops completely failed whilst others have flourished in the bazaar weather conditions. The corn crops were a write-off, but the taro and Chinese hairy melons were a great success and are still going strong. Last Winter, due to the rain, the garden suffered from a major land slip that fell into our stream. This slip threatened some of our lower garden terrace plots. Although an attempt was made by contractors to shore it up, it has recently suffered another land slip coming even closer to the garden! Unfortunately, this has put most of our little “woodland spinney” (bush walk) out of bounds as its becoming too dangerous to walk around the paths that are now becoming the edge of the stream bank. Through all of the ups and downs of community gardening, the garden volunteers still remain steadfast and strongly committed. Jadewynn Drive Community Garden has 99% of its plots attended on a regular basis and the garden has retained its

Above: Landslide at the bottom of the garden Above left: Community Garden Bounty

100% volunteer workforce for the 3rd year running. Our garden probably is one of the best kept gardening secrets in West Auckland, for those of you thinking “where’s Jadewynn Drive Community Garden?”. You can’t see the garden from the road, so you have to look really carefully for it when you drive slowly around Jadewynn Drive. It’s just up from the park. Please do come and visit us, you can find our gardeners tending to their plots most of the week, and they would be more than happy to stop, sit on our garden benches and chat, or show you around. See you soon.


WEST Means Business We know that it is becoming more and more difficult to manage financially. As the cost of living increases, so too does the financial stress on families. WEST have developed the Frugal Westies Facebook group where the community can post up ways they discover to save money, or tips to become financially fit. We are discovering that there are many ways to save a few dollars on usual household purchases. Saving a dollar here and there quickly builds up into a nice little nest egg! If you would like to hold a workshop or have an idea for a ‘becoming financially fit’ workshop please get in touch. And don’t forget WEST also run a range of other courses including a FREE F Endorsement/ OSH Operators Certificate course for young people aged 16 – 25 who are looking for employment. Other upcoming courses include: WEST Means Business

WEST MEANS BUSINESS

WEST Becoming Financially Fit * Curvy Styles on an Op Shop Budget * Wedding and Event Planning on an Op Shop Budget * Growing Eggs in the City * Starting a Small Home Based Business * Planning Ahead to Buy a House WEST Training * First Aid Workplace Level One (1 Day) * First Aid Workplace Level Two Refresher (1 Day) * Everyday New Zealand English – Elementary/Beginners/Intermediate and Reading and Writing (16 sessions) * Treaty Of Waitangi WEST Driver Education * Learner Licence Theory Preparation (6 sessions)

* Social Media Marketing for Small Business – Facebook 101 - Getting started (2 Day)

* Restricted Licence Preparation

* Social Media Marketing for Small Business – Facebook Marketing Strategies for Small Business (2 Day)

* HV (Heavy Vehicle) Class 2L Preparation

* Social Media Marketing for Small Business – Instagram Marketing Strategies for Small Business (2 Day) * Branding For Small Business (1 Day) * FREE Business Development (1 Day) * Credit Control for Small Business (1 Day) * FREE BNZ Financial Literacy

* Full Licence Preparation

* F Endorsement (Forklift)/OSH Certificate * StreetTalk Defensive Driving WEST Work Ready * Free WEST Work Ready for under 25 year olds – one on one mentoring support to find employment * Free WEST Work Ready for over 25 year olds (3 sessions) Contact us at WEST – admin@west.org.nz, phone 837 1471, visit www.west.org.nz or visit us at 9 Henderson Valley Rd, Henderson for more information or to register.


HENDERSON–MASSEY LOCAL BOARD

Update Have your say on transport Have you ever sat in traffic on Lincoln Road? Or on the motorway as you are late for work or an appointment? I’m willing to bet that you have. Auckland Transport (AT) and Auckland Council are asking for your views on transport priorities from 1 to 14 May to help respond to growth over the next 10 years. Council’s recent 10-year Budget consultation included a question on whether you supported a fuel tax. The current consultation asks what projects it should fund. With up to 800 more cars arriving on our roads each week, we need to act now. The good news is that the fuel tax, if passed, will help raise a good portion of the funds we need to fix transport. With decades of underinvestment in our transport system we need this funding. Of course no one wants to pay more tax but what’s the alternative? More of the same gridlock. The fuel tax replaces the interim transport levy and is fairer because instead of everyone paying the same amount, the people who are actually using cars to move around will pay as they use fuel. Here out west, we need to upgrade Lincoln Road to get it flowing again by catering for various modes: walking, cycling, buses and cars.

Snow in the Park 2017

We also need to create a separate bus lane on the motorway from Te Atatu to Westgate. And whether we extend the Western train line from Swanson to Kumeu or light rail along the motorway to Kumeu, the northwest needs access to rail to take advantage of the City Rail Link. Better access to buses and rail is extremely important for Massey residents. If there was ever a time to have your say on transport, it’s now. Go to akhaveyoursay.nz to have your say from 1 to 14 May. You can also come to an event to give feedback in person. The west event is Saturday 12 May, 10am – 12 pm, New Lynn Community Centre, 45 Totara Avenue, New Lynn. Royal Reserve and Snow in the Park The upgrade to Royal Reserve is almost done! There will be a new playground, basketball court picnic areas and more. The official opening will be on the same day as Snow in the Park: 24 June – hope to see you there! Shane Henderson, Chair Henderson-Massey Local Board


Foodbanks In The Massey Area Donated food is distributed to families and individuals in need. Recipients are also encouraged to seek budgeting advice. Enquiries can be made on receipt of your food parcel. Food is gratefully received from valued suppliers in the community plus local donations. Donations of products and money are used to top-up variety, nutritional and quality content of parcels. Foodbank days and hours vary. Contact details are below. NorWest Foodbank Massey / West Harbour: Text 021 0863 3785 email:foodbank@norwestcaretrust.org.nz Delivery only The Salvation Army Westgate: Ph 09 833 6856 St Vincent De Paul: Ph Owen 09 215 7690 Massey East: Ph Robyn 09 832 5998 Ranui and Massey Fringe: Ph Graham 0274 867 950


Magic Rocks at Woodside — 7 April 2018 Riverpark Action Group recently celebrated Neighbours Day Aotearoa / EcoWest with friends and neighbours at Woodside Community Garden. The weather was beautiful and around 70 people attended the event. 27 children successfully found painted rocks hidden around the garden and won a prize. The prizes were gardenorientated with each child receiving a tool belt with gardening tools along with either a packet of sunflower seeds (courtesy of Yates NZ) or a LittleGarden (courtesy of New World). Rocks were also painted by the children to take away and hide in parks as part of the bigger Westie Rocks initiative! The kids got to play games like quoits and Swing ball. Sausages and rhubarb tea were consumed readily and live music was provided by Lauren Collins and her guitar. Children blowing bubbles while Lauren sang added to the atmosphere. People wandered around the garden and some expressed interest in getting involved. Nova from Massey High School came along to provide Storytime for the children and Henderson-Massey Local Board members Shane Henderson and Brenda Brady came and met people from our community. We ran a free raffle for adults which was won by Helen from Ranui. The prize was a lime tree, green string bag, 2 bottles of Yates fertilizer spray, a calendar and a large plastic tub. Our grateful thanks go to the following people/organisations who made our event a success; Community Waitakere /HendersonMassey Local Board, Yates NZ, Tegel NZ, Sinead/Auckland Council and Nova/Massey Primary School. More photos can be seen on our website riverparkactiongroup.wordpress.com


COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS

Street Cleanup 2018

Neighbours Day Celebration 2018

Leading up to our Neighbours Day Celebration, the Massey Matters team thought it would be cool to do street clean-ups in our neighbourhood. We had leaders from ten streets step up and co-ordinate the tidying up of roads and parks by getting neighbours and friends to help them. It went really well with heaps of rubbish collected (around 165kgs!!) by more than 70 people over those ten areas. Thank you to all those that helped with the clean-up and to ‘Keep New Zealand Beautiful’ for supplying kits to us to do the rubbish pickups.

On Saturday 24th March we held the Massey Matters Neighbours Day Celebration event. We had a great turn out for this event despite the weather meaning we had to move the festivities into the Manutewhau Hub. The locals that came enjoyed all the activities we had on offer including face painting, origami and the Men’s Shed. Music from Wiremu our Te Reo tutor and ska band, Surrey Boudit ensured the wet weather didn’t dampen our spirits. What an awesome way it was to spend Neighbours Day 2018!

Massey Community Fund Manutewhau Awa Clean-up For the second year in a row, Massey Matters and EcoMatters came together to organise a clean-up of the area around the Awa Stream. We had an awesome turn out of locals and parents from Leetaata Preschool that helped us and afterwards everyone came together for food, good conversations and some connecting. Thank you Leetata Preschool for hosting our volunteers and thanks EcoMatters for working with us on this!

Have you got an activity or project that you would like to start up in Massey that will benefit residents? If so, then you may be eligible for the Massey Community Fund; the fund can help you bring your idea to life with grants of up to $1000 available. There are still three more rounds to go for this year and the dates for close of applications are: Friday 29th June, Friday 24th August and Friday 19th October. If you would like to apply to this fund, or you would like more information, then please contact Vinetta, community@masseymatters.org.nz


SNIPPETS & STUFF

Henderson – Massey Local Board Meeting On Tuesday May 15, Massey Community Hub will be hosting the Henderson – Massey Local Board business meeting. This will be the first time the meeting has taken place outside of council chambers and is a way to make it easier for residents to access and engage in the decisions being made for Massey district. If you have ideas, concerns, feedback for our board members, you are encouraged to come along on the night and let your voice be heard. You will need to register your intent to speak so make sure you arrive early. HMLB Business Meeting Tuesday 15 May 2018, 4 – 8pm Massey Community Hub, 385 Don Buck Road

Community Cultural Celebration Massey Matters in conjunction with Westgate Baptist Church are excited to showcase the wonderful diversity in our neighbourhood with a cultural festival unlike any others. Vibrant performances, colourful costumes, shared food means you can experience the world right here in our neighbourhood. Learn, celebrate, eat and share, this day is one not to be missed! Saturday 19 May, 4 – 6pm Westgate Baptist Church, 67 Hobsonville Road

Community Network Meeting How can we help our community during the colder months? We will discuss things such as power cuts, property damage, how to create an emergency kit and how we can connect to our neighbours to ensure everyone is healthy, warm and safe. Thursday 17th May, 10 – 11.30am Massey Community Hub, 385 Don Buck Road


MASSEY COMMUNITY EVENTS

MASSEY LIBRARY Wriggle and Rhyme Mondays 9.30am & 11am, During term time Babies 0 – 2 years Storytime Wednesdays 10.30am, During term time Fridays 2pm Kids 3 – 5 years old New Residents Dinner Are you new to Massey? Lived in the community for a while but want to meet some new people? We are hosting a pot luck dinner to share and enjoy with your neighbours. We will provide the meat, salads and desserts would be appreciated but is not necessary to join in this evening’s festivities.

Rhymetime Fridays 10.30am, During term time 18 months – 3 years All About Dogs Companion dog sessions run with DOGabled NZ First Saturday of the month, 11.30am

Church of the Good Shepard, 6 Moire Road

Special Activites at Massey Library Kitchen Band Storytime To celebrate music month in May Wednesday 16 May 10.30am

Playnow Whanau Movie In The Park 16 Feb 2018

First Trans-Tasman Simultaneous Storytime Reading Hickory Dickory Dash Wednesday 23 May 10.30am

Saturday 26 May, 5.30 – 7.30pm

If you weren’t at our movie in the park event, you certainly missed out on an awesome evening. But don’t worry because next year is going to be even better!

Building Heroes July School Holidays 7 – 22 July

With 400 plus attendees, our whanau day out was amazing. The weather was sweet, the night sky beautiful and the movie Moana had all our tamariki singing along! More events on the back page!


MASSEY COMMUNITY EVENTS

MANUTEWHAU HUB Herbalife Fitness Club Mondays 9 – 10am Friday 9 – 10am Free Counselling Mondays 9am – 3pm Fridays 9am – 3pm Korean & International Folk Dance Mondays 10.30am – 12pm Toastmasters Mondays 7 – 9pm Children’s Autism Foundation Tuesdays 3 – 6.30pm HIPPY Group Tuesdays 10am – 1pm Sahaja Yoga & Meditation Tuesdays 6.15 – 7.15pm

Portuguese Language Classes Fridays 4 – 5.30pm

Home 2 Grow Playgroup Thursdays 10am – 12pm (first Thursday of the month)

Siva Samoa Saturdays 9.30 – 11.30am

Meet the Team / Drop In Thursdays 10.30 – 11.30am (last Thursday of the month)

MASSEY COMMUNITY HUB Kanga Training Mondays 10 – 11.45am Vaka Pasifika Mondays 6.30 – 9.30pm Colombian Traditional Dance & Culture Mondays 7 – 9pm Communicare Friendship Group Tuesdays 9am – 1pm Computer Classes Tuesdays 7.30 – 8.30pm Saturdays 10.30 – 11.30am

Moving Past Anxiety Tai Chi and Depression Tuesdays 7 – 8pm Tuesdays 7 – 9pm Wednesdays 10.30am – 12pm Wednesdays 2 – 3, 7 – 9pm, Saturdays 10am – 12pm Homework Club Wednesdays 3 – 4.30pm IRD & GST Workshops Thursdays 10am – 1pm ESOL Thursdays 10am – 12pm Lego Club Thursdays 3 – 4.30pm Wagglers Angling Club Thursdays 7.30 – 8.30pm NZ Sign Language Thursdays 7 – 9pm

Play Now Playgroup Wednesdays 9.30 – 11am Triangle Teaching Garden Wednesdays 10am – 12pm Saturdays 10am – 12pm Quilters & Stitchers Wednesdays 12.30 – 3pm Massey Youth Can Wednesdays 3.30 – 5pm Te Reo Wednesdays 10am – 12.30pm / 6.45 – 9pm (alternate week)

ESOL Thursdays 1.30 – 3pm Niutau Group Thursdays 6.30 – 10.30pm (fortnightly) Fridays 6.30 – 10.30pm Flax Weavers Fridays 9.30 – 11.30am Juma Prayer Fridays 12.20 – 2pm Parents Night Out Friday 18 May 5 – 9pm Guitars & Stars Saturdays 1 – 5pm (fortnightly) Haven Church Sundays 9am – 1pm Discover Church Sundays 4.30 – 7pm Mediation Sundays 6 – 8pm (third Sunday of the month) GOT AN EVENT? Send your event or activity info for the next edition of Massey Community Pulse to admin@masseymatters.org.nz

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