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Hikurangi Tennis Club Opening

The Hikurangi Tennis Club will be opening up for the 2021 summer season and is inviting the public to come along and play on Thursday afternoons from October 2021 to March 2022.  Options are also available to hire a private key. Make the most of this amazing facility!

Hikurangi Community Dinner

The Hikurangi Business Association and Friendship House is hosting another annual community dinner, entry from 5pm with buffet dinner served at 6pm, RSVP essential and attendance is $20 per person.  Guest speaker Emily Henderson Labour MP.

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Welcome to historic Hikurangi.

 

Hikurangi is a small township fifteen minutes north of Whangarei.  It is the gateway to the Tutukaka coast and the perfect place to stop for a coffee on your way North.  Hikurangi is a name used in many parts of New Zealand because it commemorates a well-known peak in Hawaiki, from where Maori migrated.

In 1875 a road to Whangarei was established and Hikurangi became a timber milling centre. It further flourished in 1894 when coal mining began in the area.  Today it is still a small busy community as a service centre to the local farming areas of Hukerenui, Opuawhanga, Marua, Puhipuhi, Whakapara and Towai plus the neighbouring coastal area of Helena Bay.  The town has a primary school, two churches an historic pub, a number of early childhood centres, sports facilities, four square, beauty salons and even a museum.

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Hikurangi Christmas Parade

The annual Hikurangi Christmas parade is back and this time we have some changes!  Starting with entertainment and markets, and a harvest competition from 9am, the parade will commence at midday.  For more details click the link below.

Hikurangi Tennis Club 2021 Summer Season

Our local tennis club is getting ready to open for our upcoming summer season! Our beloved club is looking at opening up to the public in a variety of ways this summer and we are looking forward to sharing our amazing facility with you! Working BeeOur first step is to invite the community to an upcoming working bee where we are looking to tidy up the turf and courts, open up and thoroughly clean the inside of the clubrooms, as hopefully if all goes to plan we would also like to paint the exterior and roof of the clubrooms.  If you are interested in coming along to help us with this general cleanup please do so, we welcome all volunteers.  Our date for this working bee is set at Friday 1st October 2021 from 4pm until whenever it is finished.  If you have any tools or cleaning supplies you would like to bring to help with we would appreciate it. Open DaysOnce our working bee is complete we are wanting to open to the public for 2 open days over the school holidays.  On Thursday 7th October and Thursday 14th October we will open the courts for public access from 2pm to 6pm.  We hope there will be a sausage sizzle available on these days too.  People of all ages are welcome to come along and have a hit around for free.  We recommend bringing your own rackets and balls if you have them but we will have a small amount available to borrow. Public/Club SessionsStarting Thursday 21st October will be our regular public/club sessions.  Each Thursday until the 31st March we will open the courts from 4pm onwards for the public to come and play games.  The cost for this is $20 per individual or $30 per family for the season, of which you can attend on any of the Thursdays.  Private Key HireOur facility is also available to hire privately if you wish to have your own key and go to play tennis whenever you like.  The clubrooms are not included in this hire.  You can join up for a key hire any time of year and the costs of key hire depends on what month you join.  Our tennis year runs from April to March so you can book a seasonal key or use the pro-rata system if you join part way through the year.  Keys are available for pickup from the Friendship House office (open Mon/Tue/Thu 9.30-12pm and Fri 9.30-4) located in the Hikurangi Hall on King Street.  There is no eftpos available here so please either bring the correct cash with you or you can make an online payment and show to the office staff whilst collecting your key.  A contract must be filled out and signed before receiving your key, which is available to view/print below and includes the key costs.  Please note your key hire can roll over from year to year if you choose, however the $20 key bond cannot be refunded until the key has been returned to the club.   Private Hire Contract and Costs CLICK HERE If you would like to get in touch with the committee of the Hikurangi Tennis Club, you can email tennis@hikurangi.co.nz or stop in to the Friendship House office.   If you are interested in volunteering to help with tennis as a  supervisor or coach, please contact Vicky on 021 159 3852.

Hikurangi Community Dinner

The Hikurangi Business Association and Hikurangi Friendship House would like to invite you to our annual community dinner.  This is an opportunity to come along and meet other locals, listen to the goals for the community for the next year, hear what has been achieved in the last year, and maybe join some new clubs!  

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"Bringing the Hikurangi Community Together"

 

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