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

Funeral/Tangihanga Guide Training

We have confirmed our dates and venues for our funeral guide training.

These are as follows:

Saturday the 17th of July – Knox Church Whakatane

Sunday 18th of July – Disability Resource Centre 141 King Street, Whakatane

Saturday the 21st & Sunday the 22nd of August – Iramoko Marae 244 Withy Road, Manawahe

Saturday the 11th of September – Knox Church Whakatane

Sunday 12th of September – Disability Resource Centre 141 King Street, Whakatane

If any of our members are available to help out with catering on these weekends please let Jo or Ruth know.

Digital Tutu Expo

11am – 1pm Thursday 15th July

Knox Church, Domain Road, Whakatane

Our Digital Expo will cover:

  •   Tablets, laptops, phones – choosing and using
  •   Whakatane Library – Setting up a Computer and Laptop / Ebooks / ABCs
  •   Youtube
  •   Civil Defence Apps
  •   MyMSD
  •   Apps that enhance your health – Life Curve
  •   Manage My Health/Covid Tracer App
  •   Banking
  •   Managing Passwords and Online Safety
  •   Facebook

Assistants will support you to try the apps. Bring a friend and try something new.


Regular events

Whakatane Coffee Mornings

On Mondays weekly coffee mornings 

10.30am – 12 noon at Knox Presbyterian Church, 83 Domain Road, Whakatane

Open to all.

Taneatua Coffee Mornings

On Monday, fortnightly coffee mornings. 

10am at 29 Morrison Street (Church Building).

Open to all.

Core Group Meetings

The next two core group meetings will be held on Tuesday 13th April & Tuesday 11th of May from 12noon – 1.30pm

After the public meeting in the Knox Church 83 Domain Rd.
Bring your lunch and share ideas on what we might do together. 

Past events

Neighbours Day

Terry and the Learnaleles, Whakatane Members and the Residents of the Hinemoa Street Kaumatua Flats Combine for Neighbours Day.

For some time now a small group of Eastern Bay Villages members have been learning to play the ukulele under the guidance of Terry Kirk.

In March 2021 they entertained at the Whakatane coffee morning which was hosted by Kay Taitoko Kay invited her neighbours along to join us for morning tea to celebrate neighbours day.


Visit to Oakdene Forest

On Wednesday the 17th of March some of our members from Whakatane, Taneatua and Edgecumbe visited Oakdene Forest farm on Rewatu Road to celebrate St Patricks Day.

It was a very enjoyable morning filled with music, fun and laughter and we are very thankful to our wonderful hosts Keith and Susan and Whanau who always make us feel welcome.

If you haven’t had the opportunity to visit Oakdene Forest Farm I highly recommend that you do so.

Oranga Kai/Just Cook Programme

Members enjoyed the chance to share their skills and time with seniors/pakeke in the Oranga Kai/Just Cook programme. We run this in partnership with the Nutrition Foundation.

In February Ōhotu marae hosted the four sessions, with some Whakatāne members joining those in the valley. Ruatoki member, Molly Turnbull wrote a waiata and facilitated the sessions and Paula Hocken became chief cook. But it wasn’t all about food. Emaraina Milroy, a young 90, was always up and dancing and Wilma Cairns got everyone else moving. 


In May/June, as lockdown ended with some people still reluctant to venture out, this programme morphed into Oranga Kai @Home. We delivered nutrition information, recipes, cooked food and ingredients so people could try new recipes at home.  People were keen to try something new and to learn more about nutrition – it helped alleviate the boredom that came to many at the end of lockdown.

Contact us


PO Box 3017, Ōhope
Whakatane 3161

Bank Account

Eastern Bay Villages: 12-3253-0089385-00

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