Local Resources

There are increasing opportunities that we become aware of for involvement in clubs, groups, activities in our region. Here are some:


Hastings Community Database

Current events advertised on Cape Kidnappers
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  • Chuckles Art Ceramic Studio, Onekawa, Napier
  • Pottery Club, Links Road, Napier
  • Redwoods in Havelock North
  • Pandora Pond Walk, Napier
  • Cardboard box sledding at Dolbel Reserve, Taradale
  • Mum and Bubs at the Movies - http://www.readingcinemas.co.nz/home/offers.asp
  • Classic Sheepskins Tannery Tour, Napier
  • Taniwha to pick daffodils for Plunket, Takapau (Sept)
  • Kalimna Ostrich Park (Family 2A 3C $15) 844 9242
  • Opossum World, Napier (is it free entry to their displays?)
  • Marine Parade Playground, Napier

Jenny suggests:


  • Arataki Honey Shop – educational and free tasting.
  • Bike ride – either along the foreshore, undercliff or Pakowhai Country Park routes. We have been from Awatoto to along by Salt Water Pools and finished with a BBQ/picnic and our then 7 year old managed it fine. You could go a little further and conclude at Hot Chick!
  • Haven’t done this yet, but when at the museum recently they had a video on the quake and they mentioned taking a walk through the Napier Cemetery as a walk of historical significance and it is above the Botanical Gardens which also used to house a good selection of birds – though don’t know if they still do.
  • Mohi Bush at Maraetotara is a good bird spotting place for those wishing to see native wood pigeons, Tuis etc. There is a picnic area and the golf course has facilities for those wishing something a bit extra. In summer a stop can be made at the Maratotatara Waterfalls for a cold dip.
  • Also have wondered about a cheese making demonstration with someone like Te Mata Cheeses for a home school outing. Noticed there was something recently at EIT teaching cheese making, perhaps they know who would be willing.
  • Te Mata Mushrooms could be helpful on something about fungus growing as well, though neither of these places currently offer anything to my knowledge.
  • I have also heard of the mill out Bay View/Esk way having done visits for adults. Realise, with the safety issues that it might not be suitable for small children but could be worth looking at for older children. The facility is high tech and understand they can also generate their own power.                                                    



  • Environmental Lunchbox | Hawkes Bay Regional Council Quarterly Education Newsletter
  • Land Transport Safety Authority Regional Education Advisor (Kate Irvin) 3rd Floor, Housing Corporation Building 215 Hastings St, Napier Ph 974 5520 Mob 021 822 335 Fax 06 974 5529 kate.irvin@ltsa.govt.nz
  • Blossom Parade (see letter below)