Pukekohe

This information is constantly changing due to the nature of clubs and classes …
Please contact the editor if you have information to add, change or delete.
Thank you for helping me to share this information with our community.
Editor – Tamara Bennett smilingdragontaichi@gmail.com or 021 255 1087

Tables below …

  • Pukekohe TRAVEL
  • Pukekohe MUSIC & Entertainment
  • Pukekohe FITNESS
  • Pukekohe ACTIVITIES
  • Pukekohe SPECIALTY GROUPS
  • Pukekohe SOCIAL GROUPS

Pukekohe ... TRAVEL

CLUBDAYTIMELOCATIONCONTACTInformation and EMAILS
Murphy’s Travel Club2631 River Road, TuakauLorraine & Wally
09-236-8166 09-232-2535
Picks ups Waiuku, Pukekohe & Tuakau
Pukekohe Travel - Seniors International and Domestic/national0800 785 386www.pukekohetravel.co.nz
Operatunity Travel0508 886 489travel@operatunity.co.nz
Grown UpsEmail from websitewww.grownups.co.nz
50+ Lifestyle magazine, travel

Pukekohe ... MUSIC & Entertainment

CLUBDAYTIMELOCATIONCONTACTInformation and EMAILS
Seniors’ Morning Tea & MovieWednesday

*varies due to film release
10am M-tea
10:30am movie
Cinema 3 Pukekohe09 237 0216$11 ticket … muffin/brownie + tea/coffee
Contact the cinema monthly to verify which Wednesday each month
Impromptu Concert 2nd Monday 1:30pmHarrington HallCuppa and biscuit at interval time
$5 entry
Franklin Country Music ClubThursdays fortnightly7:30pmPukekohe Town Hall, Concert ChamberDonna
09 238 5806
Perform with a live band and enjoy the music and company
Elevenses with Lisa Lorrell2nd Friday MorningPukekohe East HallAnne
09 232 6588
Lisa
021 541 511
Entertainment followed by morning tea
www.lisalorrell.net
Operatunity ShowsPukekohe Town Hall0508 266 237www.operatunity.co.nz
bookings@operatunity.co.nz

Pukekohe ... FITNESS

CLUBDAYTIMELOCATIONCONTACTInformation and EMAILS
Live Stronger for LongerPukekohe
Waiuku
Tuakau
Mauku
Drury
Lisa Jury
021 960 004
lisaj@accm.org.nz
www.livestronger.org.nz
Find a class with this tick
Community Group Strength & Balance Programmes
www.ageconcernauckland.org.nz
Aqua Aerobics
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Fridays
9:15am
10:15am
9:15am
9:15am
Franklin Pool & Leisure Centre, 29 Franklin RoadCindy Stewart
09 238 5240
Green Prescription card holders & CSC & Gold card - $6 per class, $10 without
Aqua classes are a fun way to improve overall general health with no impact on joints. Use of floatation noodles and dumbells to improve strength, balance & core stability. So much fun to great music.
Aqua WalkingMonday
Wednesday
Friday
Tuesday
Thursday
5:30am-8pm
5:30am-8pm
5:30am-8pm
5:30am-9pm
5:30am-9pm
Franklin Pool & Leisure Centre, 29 Franklin Road09 238 5240Seniors often come around 7:30am and again in the early afternoons
Pukekohe Ladies BadmintonWednesday9:30am-12pmFranklin Pool & Leisure Centre, 29 Franklin RoadMarilyn
021 460 578
09 238 6943
We Never Give Up - Indoor BowlsWednesday9am Pukekohe Cosmopolitan Bowling Club, 78 Nelson StreetRalph

PCC Office
09 238 8404
Indoor bowls for people who have suffered a stroke and the elderly
Mobility bus available for local pick-up
www.pukekohecosmopolitanclub.co.nz
Indoor BowlsFriday12:45-2:30pmPukekohe Cosmopolitan Club, 78 Nelson StreetDianne
027 479 6208
09 238 3270
Leaners and new members welcome
$2
www.pukekohecosmopolitanclub.co.nz
Outdoor Bowls … ‘Indoors’Wednesday
Saturday
9:30am-12noon
9:30am-12noon
Pukekohe Cosmopolitan Club, 78 Nelson StreetOutdoor bowls rules, played on indoor surface
Casual mixed & good fun
www.pukekohecosmopolitanclub.co.nz
Outdoor Lawn Bowling ClubPukekohe Cosmopolitan Club, 78 Nelson Streetwww.pukekohecosmopolitanclub.co.nz
Buckland Indoor Bowling ClubMonday7-9:30pmBuckland Community HallDianne
027 479 6208
Club night, completions
Pukekohe Croquet ClubWednesday9:15am79 Harris StreetJohn
09 239 1213
Franklin Rockers Dance GroupMonday7-9pmPukekohe Cosmopolitan Club, 78 Nelson StreetJanice
027 4737 297
Lessons and social dancing
Line DancingTuesday
Wednesday
12:45pm
7:45pm
Pukekohe East Hall, 232 Pukekohe East RoadLynne
09 238 7269
027 40347 767
EziFit
Tuesday
Thursday
9:15am
9:30 am
Franklin Pool & Leisure Centre, 29 Franklin RoadCindy Stewart
09 238 5240
Green Prescription card holders & CSC & Gold card - $6 per class, $10 without
Bringing a social fun factor to exercise, Ezifit is a low impact class with an emphasis on Balance, Posture & Strength. Resistance bands & weights available. Caters for all levels.
Fitness LeagueTuesday9:30amPukekohe Town Hall, Concert Chamber09 238 2246Exercise
50+ Young at Heart – Fitness ClassMonday9:45amPukekohe Indian HallAlissa
021 293 6622
Exercise
Green PrescriptionMon-Fri9am-3pmFranklin Pool & Leisure Centre, 29 Franklin RoadJacinta
09 238 7906 Pukekohe Healthy Lifestyle Advisor
www.sportauckland.co.nz
Sport Auckland 0800 228 483
Supple Seniors
Wednesday10am-11amSt John Community Room, 19 Roulston StreetBruce Blomfield$5 - Supple Seniors aims to improve your quality of life through enhancing flexibility, improving breathing habits, minimise stress, improve muscle tone/strength, improve sleep patterns and promotion of inner wellbeing and relaxation. Participants are seated on/or supported by a chair. Routines are designed for persons with mobility limitations, however is suitable for the able bodied.
Smiling Dragon Tai Chi & Qigong
Tuesday
Tuesday
Tuesday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Wednesday
Friday
Friday
9am ~ L2
10am ~ L2
11am ~ L1
1pm ~ L1-2
11:30pm ~ L1-2
1:30pm ~ L1-2
9am ~ L3
10am ~ L2-3

L1 = Beginners
L2 = Intermediate
L3 = Extended
St Patrick’s Church
St Patrick’s Church
St Patrick’s Church
Ryman activities room
Wesley Church
Mauku Hall
St Patrick’s Church
St Patrick’s Church
Tamara
021 255 1087

Falls Prevention, fitness, flexibility, muscle strength, stress management, fun, socialisation
13 classes in Franklin (Pukekohe, Mauku, Tuakau, Waiuku)
Classes during school terms
www.smilingdragon.co.nz
smilingdragontaichi@gmail.com
Tai Chi for Wellbeing
Thursday1:15-2:30pm
7pm
St Andrew’s Anglican Church Hall (corner Queen Street & Wesley Streets)Stacy Shramana
09 576 3705
Tai Chi for health and wellbeing that is fun. We include functional movements to improve your strength & balance that support your everyday living. Chairs are available to aid standing balance exercises.
Pukekohe TennisWednesday7-8:30pmCounties Tennis Centre 82-86 West StreetCherie
027 459 6075
Teams of two men and two women, each play at doubles and mixed doubles match
Non-members welcome, first two sessions FREE
Pukekohe TennisThursday6:30-lateCounties Tennis Centre 82-86 West StreetCherie
027 459 6075
Senior Social Club Night

Non-members welcome, first two sessions FREE
Pukekohe Table Tennis ClubMonday6pmPukekohe Youth Centre, 1 Roulston StreetPeter
09 232 8778
Players of all levels and age groups are welcome
Golden Oldies Table TennisTuesday1pmBuckland Community Hall, BucklandRay
09 236 8673
Table Tennis
Walking GroupWednesday9:30am

10:15am
Pukekohe Rugby Club
Hospice (for morning tea)
09 238 9376Franklin Hospice - 29 Hall St, Pukekohe
Shirley – walking group contact person
Chair Yoga
Friday10amRyman Possum Bourne Retirement Village, Lisle Farm DriveBruce Blomfield$5 Chair Yoga aims to improve your quality of life through enhancing flexibility, improving breathing habits, minimise stress, improve muscle tone/strength, improve sleep patterns and promotion of inner wellbeing and relaxation. Participants are seated on, or supported by a chair. Routines are designed for persons with mobility limitations, but are suitable for the able bodied.
Pukekohe Yoga ClubMondays10:15amFranklin Bridge Club, 20 Edinburgh StreetCarole
09 236 8348
Beginners Yoga, relaxation class. Bring mat and blanket

Pukekohe ... ACTIVITIES

CLUBDAYTIMELOCATIONCONTACTInformation and EMAILS
Franklin Bridge ClubMonday
Wednesday
Thursday - Beg
Friday
7:15 pm
7:15 pm
?
10 am
20 Edinburgh Street, Pukekohe09 238 5760secretary@franklinbridgeclub.org.nz
Franklin Chess Club1st Thursday (except January)7-8:30pmFranklin: The Centre, Leslie Common Room (upstairs)Ron Lanning
027 212 8232 work hours
09 269 0285
ron-lanning@xtra.co.nz
ron@ykk.co.nz
Pukekohe Floral Art Club1st Thursday 7:30pmWest Street, PukekoheChristine
09 235 8070
cmblack@tuinet.nz
Franklin Fuchsia Group 2nd Thursday 1pmDifferent locationsCarol
021 0499 706
Mary
027 287 2681
Pukekohe 500 ClubFridays1pmWesley Methodist Hall, Crn Queens and Wesley Streets, PukekoheConnie
0274 177 329
Gardening Club Onewhero
/Pukekohe

3rd Wednesday10amPukekohe Netball CourtsRaewyn
09 232 8005
Korowai classesWednesday
Friday
Sunday
9:30am-2:30pm
10:30am-12:30pm
10:30am-2pm
Beatty’s Road Double GarageEmily Whyte
09 238 6965
Hourly rates
Franklin Women’s Club:
Mah Jong

Monday
Thursday
1pm29 Hall StreetMargaret
09 238 6323
Mah Jong
HousieThursday11am-1:30pmPukekohe Cosmopolitan Club, 78 Nelson StreetOffice
09 238 8404
The game of Housie is similar to American Bingo
Franklin Historical Society IncSunday11:30am-3:30pmPioneer Cottage, Roulston Park0211 237 960Come and see how the Martin family lived in the 1800’s, bring your stories
Entry by donation and appointment
franklinhistoricalsociety@gmail.com
Counties Country QuiltersEvery 2nd Monday9am-2pmPIA Events Centre, New members welcome, bring something to work on
ccq.quilters@gmail.com
Pukekohe Stamp Club1st Sunday1:30-3:30pmReid Anderson Hall, St Andrew’s Anglican Church, Corner Queens & Wesley StreetsOur membership costs $10 per year
Pukekohe Club Email
pukekohestamps@gmail.com
Pukekohe Stamp Club3rd Monday7:30pmPlunket RoomsEric MuirPublic meeting
Franklin ToastmastersEvery 2nd Monday7-9pmPresident’s Room (upstairs) at the A&P Showgrounds, Gate 2, 58 Station Road, Pukekohe (entrance through gate 2 for parking)Kay Woods (Vice President Membership) 021 508 824www.franklintoastmasters.co.nz
NOTE: We are moving sometime in April/May 2019, probably to the Bledisloe Park Sports Centre?

Please note our Vice President membership coordinator changes each July, so it would be a good idea to check the website for the correct contact person.
U3A3rd Tuesday of Month Feb to Nov inc9.45 amAddress: PO Box 372, Pukekohe 2340
Meeting Venue: Franklin Bridge Club, 20 Edinburgh Street, Pukekohe
President: Paul Radley 238 6547 radleynz@gmail.com
Secretary: Janet Barry 09 2390117 pbjkbarry@xtra.co.nz
www.u3a.nz

Email: u3afranklin@gmail.com

Local Home Page address: www.franklin.u3a.nz
U3A3rd Tuesday
3rd Tuesday
1st Wed
4th Monday
3rd Thurs
3rd Friday
4th Thurs
1st Tuesday
2nd Thurs
3rd Wed
2nd Tuesday
1st Thurs
2nd Friday
2nd Wed
3rd Mon
Varies
Varies
10:30pm
~ 12noon
9:45am
9:45am
9:45am
9:45am
1pm
9:45am
Varies
9:45am
9:45am
9:45am
9:45am
9:45am
10:30am
Varies
Varies
Bridge Club
Franklin Club
Contact Jillian
Contact Ngaire
Contact Doreen
Contact Mark
Contact Ralph
Contact Ian
Contact Jack
Contact Ian
Contact Dawn
Contact Joan
Contact Paul
Contact Wayne
Contact Wayne
Contact Betty
Contact Lorraine
Mark 09 294 8927
Carole 09 236 8348
Jillian 0274 865378
Ngaire 09 238 6201
Doreen 092387772
Mark 09 294 8927
Ralph 09 238 4487
Ian 09 239 2049
Jack 09 238 1651
Ian 09 239 2049
Dawn 09 235 9862
Joan 09 238 4033
Paul 09 238 6547
Wayne 09 5521097
Wayne 09 5521097
Betty 09 235 7079
Lorraine 239 1936
Chapter Meeting
Lunch after Chapter Meeting
Art Appreciation
Aspects of NZ
Biographies
Current Affairs
Digital Devices
Environmental Studies
Film Studies
History
Literature Appreciation
Music Appreciation
Transport
Travellers’ Tales
World Geography
Gallivanting
Writing Group
Franklin WritersTuesday12:45-2:45pm (school terms)Ed Hillary Room, Franklin: The CentreBarbara
027 5606 777

Pukekohe ... SPECIALTY GROUPS

CLUBDAYTIMELOCATIONCONTACTInformation and EMAILS
Pukekohe Cardiac ClubFriday 10am-12noonMasonic Rooms, 8C Roulston Street, PukekoheBarbara
09 238 6533
Support, exercise, speakers and friendship
Please contact as sometimes we do outings
Dementia Group 3rd Thursday10:30amRyman Possum Bourne Retirement Village, Lisle Farm DriveJulie Kerr
0204 08 64 226
Socialisation activities for people with dementia
www.dementiaauckland.org.nz
0800 433 636 09 622 4230
Diabetes Support GroupLast Thursday of the month1-3pmWesley Methodist Hall, Crn Queens and Wesley Streets, PukekoheJan
09 239 2049
Connect with others affected by diabetes and learn how to manage diabetes, and share your experience of living with diabetes
$2 members, $5 non-members
Pukekohe Stroke ClubTuesday9:15-11:30amWesley Methodist Hall, Crn Queens and Wesley Streets, PukekoheElaine
027 820 4098
$1 morning tea, 50c raffles
Mobility bus available within Pukekohe
Parkinson’s Gentle Exercise GroupTuesday10amBaptist Church Cafe, 128 Victoria Street WestRhonda Thorn
027 520 6805 09 299 6607
Gentle exercise & balance, plus morning tea
rhonda.thorn@parkinsons.org.nz
Parkinson’s Group Meeting1st Thursday 10amBaptist Church Cafe, 128 Victoria Street WestRhonda Thorn
027 520 6805 09 299 6607
February to November
rhonda.thorn@parkinsons.org.nz
Parkinson’s Carer Meeting4th Thursday 10amPetals 'N Pots Cafe, 25 Paerata Road, PukekoheRhonda Thorn
027 520 6805 09 299 6607
February to November
rhonda.thorn@parkinsons.org.nz
Pukekohe Communicare CMZ Friendship CentreMonday (school terms)9:30am-12:30pmPlunket Building, Crn Edinburgh & Wesley Streets09 631 5968Senior & disabled folks
Adult Seasons for GrowthTuesdayeveningSt Andrew’s Anglican Church, corner Queen Street & Wesley StreetsRev Jan Wallace
0274 521 366
09 238 7723
Office
09 238 7228
For adults who have experienced some form of grief or significant loss in their life
pukekohecommunityaction@xtra.co.nz
Grandparents Raising GrandchildrenLast Tuesday of the month10am-12pmSt Andrew’s Anglican Church, corner Queen Street & Wesley StreetsShirley
021 129 4151
Coffee morning
Franklin Family Support Services82 Manukau Road,
Pukekohe
09 238 6233Website: www.familysupport.org.nz
Email: admin@familysupport.org.nz
Financial mentoring, parenting, counselling, social work, transport (volunteer drivers to medical appointments), Heartland Services, legal support
Age Concern Counties Manukau

Wendy Bremner
09 279 4331
ext 810
wendyb@accm.org.nz
~ Community Group Strength and Balance Coordinator
~ Elder Abuse social workers
~ Elder Abuse Educator
~ Counsellor
~ Accredited Visiting Service
~ Health Promotion
~ Handyman Fieldworker
~ Positive Ageing Network and projects
~ For information, resources, total mobility assessments
~ Accounts
~ The Vintage Store
lisaj@accm.org.nz


maxineo@accm.org.nz and/or slavicam@accm.org.nz
lynnc@accm.org.nz
counsellor@accm.org.nz
lynnc@accm.org.nz and/or lisaw@accm.org.nz
melaniej@accm.org.nz
reception@accm.org.nz and/or handyman@accm.org.nz
annaj@accm.org.nz

reception@accm.org.nz


accounts@accm.org.nz
tvsadmin@accm.org.nz
Salvation ArmyWednesday Meeting Walk-In10am-12noon Gail or Rose
09 238 5641
Salvation Army open Tuesday-Friday 9am-4pm
Food bank
Support
Hope Unlimited Trust14 Harrington Avenue
Pukekohe East
Call 09-239 1823Facebook-HopeUnlimitedTrust
www.m.me/HopeUnlimitedTrust
hope@hopeunlimitedtrust.org.nz
*Professional Counselling
*Social Support Services
*Personal Development Programmes

Pukekohe ... SOCIAL GROUPS

CLUBDAYTIMELOCATIONCONTACTInformation and EMAILS
Pukekohe Senior Citizens Club3rd Thurs

4th Tues
12:45-3pm

varies
Pukekohe Town Hall
varies
Heather Douglas
09 239 1615
Entertainment and a cuppa

Bus trip (morning tea, meal, bus trip approx. $30)
Franklin Lioness Club1st Tuesday 7pmPukekohe Cosmopolitan Club, Nelson StreetDinie
09 238 5633
Business Meeting
Franklin Lioness Club3rd Tuesday 7pmPukekohe Cosmopolitan Club, Nelson StreetDinie
09 238 5633
Dinner with speaker

* Bookings essential
Probus Club of Pukekohe Ladies1st Tuesday 10amPukekohe Cosmopolitan Club, Nelson StreetMaureen
09 238 4400
Pukekohe Men’s Probus Club2nd Tuesday 10am-12pmPukekohe Cosmopolitan Club, Nelson StreetPaul Burt
09 238 7702
Social, speakers, morning tea
Interest Groups: film, trips, walking gardening, bowling
56 members
Combined Probus of Pukekohe3rd Monday 10am-12pmPukekohe Cosmopolitan Club, Nelson StreetElaine
09 239 2943
Cup of tea and guest speaker
(120 members in group)
Extra Clubs … Video Group (2nd Wednesday of month, 2pm, at Ryman), Card Group, Bowling Group, Discussion Group etc
Combined Probus of Franklin4th Monday 10amPukekohe Cosmopolitan Club, 78 Nelson StreetJoan
09 238 7766
Monthly meeting
Combined Probus of Franklin2nd Monday 10:15-11:15amAlyssum Café, Franklin: The CentreJoan
09 238 7766
Coffee morning
Rural Women1st Wednesday1pmWesley Methodist Hall, Crn Queens and Wesley Streets, Pukekohe
60’s Up Group - Pukekohe2nd Wednesday 10:30amPukekohe Town HallLavinia
09 238 3141
Entertainer, speakers and shared lunch
Bi-monthly bus trip
Bi-monthly shared lunch
Pukekohe Selwyn CentreTuesday & Thursday9:15-11:30amPukekohe Anglican Church hall, corner of Wesley & Queen StreetsJo O'Malley
027 469 6865

Office on 09 2387723
Morning tea ($2) and lunch ($5, Tuesdays only) are available for all, with no advance notice required. pukekohecommunityaction@xtra.co.nz
social morning for people aged 65+. Selwyn combines a gentle exercise programme, designed to improve mobility and prevent arthritis, with social activities and games in a fun, friendly atmosphere. Morning tea is provided and special events are organised throughout the year, especially at Easter & Christmas. Those attending enjoy peer companionship along with spiritual support when needed – sensitively addressing issues such as ageing and dying.
RSA Franklin Returned Services AssociationTuesday
Friday (Bar)
Diggers' Hour
11am-2pm

4-8pm
17 Edinburgh St, Pukekohe09-238 7869
Mac
027 785 9737
021 105 5152
rsafranklin@outlook.com
www.facebook.com/RSAFranklinInc
www.rsa.org.nz/franklin
RSA Franklin Returned Services AssociationEvery 2nd Tuesday
RSA Senior Citizen lunch
Lunch


‘pension day’
17 Edinburgh St, Pukekohe09-238 7869
Mac
027 785 9737
021 105 5152
rsafranklin@outlook.com
www.facebook.com/RSAFranklinInc
www.rsa.org.nz/franklin