Art Group

Wednesdays 9.30am

Meets at the Church hall during school terms.

Colin Blanchard 027 211 9223

Bridge Club

Monday 6.30pm and Tuesday 1.30pm

Meets in the Committee Room at DH Community Hall. New members welcome.

Contact: or Pauline Croft on 329 4414 or 027 363 6302.


Garden Club

Diamond Harbour & Purau

Meet on first Monday of the month at 1.30pm in the Green Room, DH Community Hall.

Beverley Obst 329 3363
Bruce Glennie 329 3102

Mindfulness Meditation

A simple form of non-religious meditation

Mindfulness meditation is not a religion, simply a method that enhances mental and physical wellbeing and reduces anxiety, stress, depression, exhaustion, and irritability. You don’t have to sit cross-legged on the floor unless you want to – most of us sit on chairs.
We meet Tuesday at 6pm at 7a Whero Ave, beginning our 30 minute meditation with a short audio guided meditation and then sit silently. Afterwards, we share a companionable cup of tea and chat.

Christine Dann 329 4588
Ron Dubin 329 3032 or 022 156 1097

Scouts and Cubs

Thursday 6pm

Meets at the Scout Den.

Pete Ozich 329 3093

Tai Chi

Tai Chi Group welcomes new members

Ancient mind/body exercises, performed in a slow and flowing manner designed to keep the body in constant motion and promote flexibility, improve brain function and reduce stress.
At the Hall Thursdays 10.30am-12.30pm, cost $35 for 8 weeks.

Peter Fischer 329 4835

Book Discussion

Group 1 (BDS)

Meets the 4th Thursday of each month in members homes.

Annette Smale 329 4148

Camera Club

Third Tuesday of the month

Meets the in the Green Room. All Welcome.

Joan 329 4255
Tim 027 860 8938

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Harbour Singers

World music taught in a supportive and friendly atmosphere

Practices held every Wednesday during school terms, 7 – 8:30 pm in the Green Room. New members welcome.

Call Margie Newton at 022 341 7235 or email

Mt Herbert Friendship Club

A group of Men and Women

We meet on the first Thursday of the month at the Charteris Bay Golf Club at 10am for fun, fellowship and a cuppa.

Paul Pritchett (President) 329 4826
Russell Lienert (Acting Secretary) 329 4066

Group Blog

Stoddart Cottage

Friends of the Cottage

Aims to restore Stoddart Cottage and Garden.

Colin McLeod 329 4119


Meet every 2nd & 4th Wednesday of the month at 6.30pm in The Boardroom at 25 Canterbury St Lyttelton.

Come along and find out how you can improve your potential, grow your confidence and become a better communicator and leader, whilst making new friends.

Jann Meehan on 329 4936, 021 2631040 or

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Book Discussion

Group 2 (BDS)

Meets the 4rd Tuesday of each month in members homes.

Joy McLeod 329 4119

Historical Association

Second Tuesdays of the month

Promotion, research, preservation of matters of historical interest within the districts.
Meets in the Green Room. All welcome.

Philippa Drayton 027 224 2421
Peter Harding 329 3356

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Walking group

Meets each Tuesday.

John Willis 329 4243
Shirley Ward 329 4116

Writers Group

Meets monthly

Members bring work to read on the chosen topic or theme; meetings normally taking place on the third Wednesday afternoon of each month.

John Riminton 329 4329

Our Writings

Toy Library

1st and 3rd Saturday og the month 10am – 12noon

Verandah Room at the Diamond Harbour Community Hall