What's On in Orewa and Rodney


Hibiscus Rodders 2015






Hibiscus Rodders Beach Festival
Fri 23rd Jan - Sun 25th Jan

Once again the Hibiscus Rodders returns for another awesome festival.

Click on the image for more info or go to the website www.hibiscusrodders.co.nz 

Buskers Festival
Fri 30 Jan - Sun 1 Feb

For its second year running the Boulevard of Buskers Festival is hitting Orewa.

For more information click here 


Calendar of Events




Youth Centre Hours in Jan



Safe Space Programs 13 to 17 year olds.

HIbiscus Coast Youth Centre,  Western Reserve, Orewa.
Monday to Thursday 12noon to 6pm, 
Friday 3pm til 10pm, 
Saturday 12 noon til 7pm and
Sunday 1pm til 6pm



Wed 21



The Big Band Era, 11am

Centrestage Theatre, Orewa
For more information - click here.



Fri 23 to Sun 25

Hibiscus Rodders 2015


Hibiscus Rodders Beach Festival 2015

Fri 6-9pm          Hot Rods in the Park
    9pm              Drive in Movie

Sat 10-4pm     Orewa Reserve Beach Festival
      6-8pm       Dusk Hot Rod Display (Bakehouse Lane)
      8pm          "Night Thunder Cruise"

Sun 8-12 noon  Show n' Shine (Orewa Boulevard)
       12 noon     Repco - Pimp your garage Draw
       12.10        USA Getaway Trip Draw
       12.30        Westpac Resue Helicopter Grande Parade

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Fri 30


Twilight Night Market, Orewa Square, 5pm-9pm

In conjunction with the Boulevard of Buskers, the twilight market will take place from 5pm-9pm in Orewa Square (on the corner of Florence Ave & Hibiscus Coast Highway).



Fri 30 to Sun 1 Feb




Boulevard of Buskers  
In its second year of running the Buskers are coming to Orewa once again.

Awarding winning street performance buskers in Orewa at Moana Reserve and a fantastic market with exquisite products across the road at Orewa Square, creating an overall evening of entertainment for the family.

This festival is interactive, spontaneous, visually enticing, colourful and bursting with the unexpected. There will be something for everyone: juggling with comedy and interaction, hilarious and wacky shows, sword swallowing, acrobatics to thrill everyone, for all that laughter and amazement.

Bring your blanket and enjoy entertainment, great products and a night out with us.

Also we have a twilight night market in the Orewa Square

Click here for the full programme

Click here for the schedule




Fri 6



Waitangi Day Twilight market, Orewa
5pm-9pm in Orewa Square (on the corner of Florence Ave & Hibiscus Coast Highway).



Fri 6



Absolute Beginners Ukulele Group
Muldoons, 8 Moana Rd, Orewa.  From 4-6pm.

Come along and have a sing along party at the pub dining area.  VERY POPULAR.



Sun 8



X RaceX Race Orewa

XRACE is a fantastic family experience where parent and child form a team and race together, side-by-side.

A team is one parent and one child aged between 7 and 13.

Your family teams must locate and complete 10 mystery challenges, beat the clock and all the other teams – with the fastest and luckiest family team crowned XRACE champion.
XRACE is an event like no other – there is simply no better feeling then lining up on the start line with your son or daughter. If you can’t race, you are welcome to deputise a trusted Uncle or Auntie or even Poppa!

For more infomation click here 



Sat 14



Boulevard Arts Fiesta & Market Day, 1pm - 6pm.

Orewa once again celebrates summer with a festival and market day throughout the entire town centre. Full road closures along Hibiscus Coast Highway between Florence Ave to Moenui Ave so you can enjoy an amazing family event by the beach - organized by Destination Orewa Beach and My Markets. 
Great shopping, over 100 craft and food stalls, art exhibitions and Wine Growers, amusement rides for thrill seekers and little ones. The main stage will feature live continuous entertainment and music throughout the day, including Yulia.

Orewa Beach is gearing up for a beachfront party, join in the fun with an attracted and estimated crowd of 15,000!

For stall inquiries contact Annamaria on 021 145 0640 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



Sat 21


4 dogs sake


Fun Dog Events, 9am - 2pm

Hibiscus Coast Community House, 214 Hibiscus Coast Highway 

4Dogsake are holding Fun Dog Events for all the family.

There will be market stalls, Raffles, Food stalls, Coffee, Sausage Sizzle, Pony rides and plenty more fun activities and entertainment.

A fun packed family day for you and your dog! Bring your dog to enter our fun doggie competitions & try out agility too.

Enter the Fun Dog Events

Registration 9am 
Classes Start 10am 
$8 Entry Fee to participate in the dog ring.

Waggiest Tail 
Owner Dog Look-a-Like 
Best Trick 
Biggest Paws & Smallest Paws 
Loudest Bark 
Cutest Dog or Puppy 
Fancy Dress Dog 
Grand Winner

Proceeds of the event go to animals in need! Big prizes! to be won - donated quality goods!



Sat 21


Stop Bullying
Bully Self Defense Workshop, 10am & 11am
Orewa Primary School, 86 Maire Rd, Orewa. 

Stop Bullying in your life. 
- 85% of the time your child is bullied there is no intervention. 
- Bullying is the leading factor in suicide among kids 11-16 years old 
- By age 24, 60% of bullies have been charged with a crime 
- 1 in 3 children report being bullied regularly several times a year

Join Bays Martial Art Academy Rodney in this FREE Bullying workshop to educate and inspire kids to end bullying.

These age specific workshops will not only empower your child but give them practical tips and skills to counter the effects of bullying.

We strongly encourage parent(s) to stay for the workshop.

Bookings essential. Sorry no door entry without a ticket as spaces are strictly limited.

We encourage everyone to also visit www.hyperbullydefense.com to get a free Bully Kit (available even if you do not attend this event)


Session dates so please book the most age appropriate one. Note that ages are a guide only and it is ok for siblings to attend the same workshop.

Saturday 21 Feb 2015. Ages 5-7 years 10.00am to 10.45am 
Saturday 21 Feb 2015. Ages 8-12 years 11.00am to midday 

Click here to register



Thurs 26



Memories are Made of This, 11am .
Centrestage Theatre, Orewa. 

We celebrate melody and memories with timeless classics we know and love, as well as famous war songs that commemorate the centenary of Anzac and 70 years since the end of the Second World War.

Click here for more info



Fri 27


CWC Beach cricket


Orewa Beach Cricket Tournament
Orewa Beach from 5pm

In celebration of the 2015 Cricket World Cup.
Teams of 8. 
Come & give it a go.
Registratsions @ 5pm
Playing @ 6pm
For further information and to register contact Taffy Evars at HBC Cricket club 
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Sat 28


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Sandcastle Competition and Market Day 10am - .

A fun day out for the whole family.

Register to partake in the sand castle competition - absolute beginners, experienced and professional builders are all welcome.

Prizes and give aways throughout the day.

A $25 per allocated space fee applies (whether its a single builder or a family / team) 
Registrations can be made online here. Registrations are required prior to the day.

20 tonne professional sand masterpiece will be 'sculpted' for 2 days prior to the event and on the day itself to add the wow factor.

There will be children's entertainment and family activities including good old fashioned beach games likesack races and egg and spoon races, with spot prizes throughout the day.

Adjacent to the Sandcastle activity will be a summer market featuring 40+ stalls all selling quality crafts and products. Enquires re market stalls should be directed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Moana Reserve is located right across the road from numerous cafes, restaurants and Tapas bars - head there before during or after and watch the sand castles, visit the market market and enjoy the entertainment activity.

A complete beachside day out with something for everyone - guaranteed.




Sun 1


Kiaras walk


Kiara's Angel Walk
Western Reserve, Orewa
Registration from 8.30am
Tickets - Adults $10, Family $25
For more info click here




Fri 6



Twilight market, Orewa
5pm-9pm in Orewa Square (on the corner of Florence Ave & Hibiscus Coast Highway).




Sat 28



Bayleys 80 Bash
Orewa Arts & Events Centre, Orewa. 7.30pm til 12.30am.
For more info click here 





Sun 12


half marathon


Orewa Half Marathon
21km, 10.5km or a 5km run or walk for all ages.
For more infomation & registration  go to www.orewabeachhalfmarathon.com 
Click Here for a link to the promo video  




Every Saturday 

Free timed 5km run  
along the estuary cycleway for families, individuals and parents with strollers are welcome.
For more information:

http://www.parkrun.co.nz/ or http://www.parkrun.co.nz/millwater


See event map: http://www.parkrun.co.nz/millwater/course/



Every 1st and 3rd Saturday of every

Hbc Youth Centre
provides ages 13-17 with the opportunity to chill.Hours are Mon-Fri 9am-6pm and Sat11am-3pm.   1st week of the month is a big event, 3rd week of the month is a chilled event. For more details on what happens each week contact Suzanne on 09 426 5005. 214d Hibisicus Coast Highway, Orewa. Visit http://hbcyouthcentre.webs.com/ for more info.

Programme for Mon  30 Sept - Fri 11 Oct
Booking form

Every Thurs, Sat and Sun. Days for different rides. 


25km - Group Consistent Road Ride
Participant: Regular cyclist
Bicycle: Road or mountain bike
Objective: Maintain a consistent pace

10km - Group Leisure Road and Track Ride
Participant: Beginners and cyclist advocate
Bicycle: Any type of road-worthy bike
Objective: Leisure ride through the beach

Ring BikeMe shop in Orewa for confirmation. Henry or Luke on 09 421 1200; or Henry (02BIKEME01), Luke (02BIKEME02)

Every Saturday


7.30am - 12.30pm. Vegetables, flowers, plants, crafts and much more.

Every 1st and 3rd Saturday of every month

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Community Centre, Orewa Square - 368 Hibiscus Coast Highway, Orewa Beach. Alternate Saturdays 10am-2pm. Quality NZ hand made products.
For further information Annamaria on 
021 145 0640 or 09 902 9147
Email  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Every Sunday

Experience what Rodney District producers and growers have to offer, from farm fresh organic produce, flowers, plants and herbs.Start 8am to 12.30am, (except first Sunday of every month closes at 11.30 am) at the Orewa Square, cnr HBC Highway & Florence Ave, Orewa Beach.

Last Sunday of each month


08:00 to 12:00
Centrestage Theatre
60 Centreway Road, Orewa

Last Sunday of each month. Vehicles $10 Trestle hire $5. Centrestage Theatre Carpark, behind Council building.
Come and sell or buy. Great fun and support a worthwhile cause: the ongoing refurbishment of Centrestage Theatre.

To book a spot phone 027 419 8135

Last Sunday in every month


Week 4 of every month Located in the heart of Historic Puhoi Village. Come & savour fresh local produce in a relaxed and friendly setting. While you sit and listen to the live music and enjoy the laid back Puhoi atmosphere, the kids can burn off some energy in the safe play area alongside. We have a great variety of stalls ranging from our vibrant Community Stall which offers local seasonal produce to fresh roasted coffee, bread, eggs, local honey, gingerbread, olive oil, smoked sausages & pork products, Puhoi Valley Cheese, Liquorice Allsorts, hand made soaps, organic vegetable seedlings, preserves, mussel fritters, sausage sizzle and much more

Second Sunday of month till 3 February 2013 


The Hibiscus Coast Orchid Society meets on the second Sunday of every month (except January) with meetings starting at 1.30 pm and usually lasting a couple of hours.

The meetings always include a guest speaker, raffles and a cuppa, along with the usual club business. Visitors are always welcome. If you decide you would like to become a member the cost is $15.00 single membership or $20.00 family of two. We meet at the Masonic Hall, Centreway Road, Orewa. $2.00 door fee. For further information contact Barbara on 424 3199

 Every Monday (term time) 

Orewa Playgroup   
Orewa Community Centre, 9am-12 noon
Ph: Emma 021 173 5525  •    Email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
$4 charge per family, includes tea/coffee & biscuits for parents/caregivers


Every Monday

Orewa South Indoor Bowls - next to the Cafe and Arts Centre on Hibiscus Coast Hwy, 7pm. Every Monday. New members and beginners welcome. Contact Ken on 09 426 4678 or Elaine on 09 959 1087 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Every second Tuesday

Dutch Coffee Morning

10am-noon. Meet at Orewa House behind the Estuary Arts Centre, phone 09 427 6556 or 09 426 3776

First Tuesday of Every Month


Your chance to meet like-minded business people from your local community. Networking is essential for everyone in business. Yet there aren't many local business events where people from different industries can meet each other, exchange ideas and stories, business cards or simply have a drink and nibble with like minded people.That's why we're hosting free events in our store to give you the opportunity to meet other business people from your community. To find out more and book your place, ask us about it today. We hope you can make it along on every first Tuesday of the month, 5.30pm-7.30pm. Ring your local Bank of New Zealand for further details

Every Tuesday & Thursday


Twice weekly meetings give members a chance to enjoy a game of bowls, cards or scrabble. Members meet at the Orewa Community Hall from 12.45pm to 3.30pm every Tuesday and Thursday.

Every Tuesday till 05 February 2013 


The Hibiscus Coast Quilters meet twice a month (except for January). Visitors are always welcome. Members can attend either or both meetings each month. The club also produce a monthly newsletter which advertises other events, demonstrations and classes.

MEETINGS: 1st Tuesday of each month (daytime) – 9.30am to 11.30am at Whangaparaoa Ratepayers Hal, Whangaparaoa. 3rd Wednesday of each month (evening) – 7.30pm to 9.30pm usually held in the Whangaparaoa Ratepayers Hall, Whangaparaoa, but occasionally evening meetings are held in member's homes. (Call contact number to check.)

For further information email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Fourth Tuesday of each month

Age Concern Rodney
provides a Time Out morning on the fourth Tuesday of each month; the next one is 22 Oct. Time out runs from 10.30 -1.30 with morning tea and a light lunch being served. Entertainment and a chance to socialise in the morning and after lunch Bingo is played with small prizes handed out instead of money. Come along and make some new friends. Venue: Centrestage theatre foyer Centreway Road Orewa or phone for more details phone 09 426 0916.

Second Wednesday of every month. 1pm


The HBC Widowed Club meets at 1pm on the second Wednesday of every month at the Orewa Community Hall to offer friendship and understanding to those attending. Club day includes guest speaker, a trading table, raffles and afternoon tea, with a coffee morning or brunch at a local café are also held regularly. For further information phone D. Bunker on 426 482

Weekly 9am-4pm

HBC Youth Centre
has established a Family Planning Clinic. Contact for more information. 214d Hibiscus Coast Highway near the Western Reserve, Ph: 09 426 5005

Every other Wednesday 

ToastmastersSilverdale Orewa Toastmasters Club

Visitors are always welcome.

Come and have fun as you improve your communication, public speaking, self-confidence and leadership skills.

Toastmasters has a "learn-by-doing" philosophy, wherein each member learns at their own pace. Toastmasters builds confidence through speaking in public in a friendly, fun and supportive atmosphere.

Meetings:  Every other Wednesday 7.30pm to 9.30pm 
at Orewa Baptist Church, Loop Rd, Orewa
Phone: Stephen 021 129 3568
Email:   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Website: www.orewa.toastmastersclubs.org 
Facebook: www.facebook.com/orewatoastmasters 


Every Tuesday & Thursday


Twice weekly meetings give members a chance to enjoy a game of bowls, cards or scrabble. Members meet at the Orewa Community Hall from 12.45pm to 3.30pm every Tuesday and Thursday.

Every Thursday

Meet at Orewa Community Club, Amarino Rd, Orewa 7.15pm. Contact Ivan on 09 421 0410

Every Thursday

Middle Eastern /  Belly Dance Fusion classes at the Orewa Community Centre from 6pm-7.30pm (excluding school holidays). Contact Sandy on 021 034 9851, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or website for more info http://lazuli.weebly.com

Every Friday night

Safe Spaces for Teenagers 
Hibiscus Youth Centre 6-10pm for 13-17year olds.

Every Friday 1pm

214 Hibiscus Highway Orewa at 1pm every Friday.  


First Friday of the month


From 7pm till late, Orewa's main road will become "Orewa's cruise night" This is open to all American, Australian, hotrods, performance & classic cars to cruise The main meeting area is Orewa comminute car park Florence ave Cruising from 7pm with hourly Cruise from 8pm 9pm & 10pm food is available from many of the local venues throughout Orewa The route is from Florence ave to centerway road return & this is as many times as you like For more information Call John 021 167687.
Check out http://orewacruisenight.webs.com/apps/

Additional information