Events, Hui & Activities

Here you can find some of the events, hui and activities we’ve had before – and what we’ve got coming up.

Upcoming events

Induction Days

Our next induction for new members will be held at Knox Church, Domain Road, Whakatane on Wednesday 4th December 9:45am-12:45pm followed by a shared lunch until 1:30pm. New members, potential members and long term members who have not previously attended are welcome. Please text or phone 020 4161 5887 to let us know if you coming.

Edgecumbe 2020 Plans & Lunch

At our next meeting we will hear about plans for Edgecumbe in 2020 and share ideas on what else is needed and what we might do. All welcome. No charge, but koha appreciated. Text, phone or email if you can come.

Tuesday 19th November at St David’s Church Hall, Edgecumbe.

10:45am-12:00pm meeting and discussion. Lunch at 12:15pm


Nutrition Workshops

Nutrition Workshops

Shared Lunches for Seniors & Kaumatua

Share a meal, learn about nutrition, try out new recipes and meet others from your community.

There is no charge: this Just Cook for Healthy Ageing Programme is supported by the NZ Nutrition Foundation.

Watch this space for details of our next round of Nutrition Workshops.

There’s a limited number of spaces so you need to enrol.

Please phone 020 4161 5887 or email us at

Phone or email soon.

 Coffee Mornings

Eastern Bay Villages members invite all seniors/kaumatua to join them for coffee on Monday mornings:

10:30am until 12:00 noon every Monday except during the Christmas break.

The last one this year is on December 16th. Commencing in the new year on January 13th.

Knox Presbyterian Church, Domain Road, Whakatāne

Te Reo Maori

Are there things you have always wanted to ask about Maori language and practices? Would you like to know how to pronounce place names correctly? Do you want to learn some key Maori phrases?

Several members would like to learn more and Pou Arahi, Patrick Young is keen to share his knowledge.

Patrick is at Knox Church at 11:30 each Monday morning after our Monday coffee mornings. All welcome, any age, members or non-members.

Core Group Meetings

At these meetings we share ideas and make plans. Everyone is welcome – members and potential members. They are held on the second Tuesday of each month from 12:30pm-2:30pm at Knox Presbyterian Church, Domain Road, Whakatane. The final Core Group meeting for 2019 was held in November. Watch this space for 2020 meeting dates.

Cooperative housing:

Some members are exploring options for cohousing communities. In these, each family has their own independent home and share some facilities such as gardens, a meeting place with large kitchen guest rooms etc.

If you are interested in learning more, contact our Coordinator, Ruth on 027 430 8149


Contact us


PO Box 3017
Whakatane 3161


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