Branch Notice 19 June

On June 4th and 5th an event took place at Taruna College in Hawkes Bay,

which involved 14 people.

There were a further 4 people who would have liked to have been there

but who unfortunately were not able to make it.

Our meeting was in the spirit of both youth and anthroposophy.

Read the full report here

Taikura community and the community and friends of the Rudolf Steiner Centre Hastings  are warmly welcomed.

Wednesday 22 June 7:00 pm at the Steiner Rooms, corner Whitehead Rd and Nelson St – across the road from Taikura Rudolf Steiner School.

Adults only.

Mid-winter Community Spiral

Dear members and friends, we warmly welcome you to join us in a midwinter festival on Sunday 26th June.

The door will be open from 7pm for a meet and greet, nibbles provided.

For more information see What's Happening


Anthroposophy, Culture and Spirit 


Monday, 27th June  at the Rudolf Steiner Centre, corner of Whitehead Rd and Nelson St

5.15 p.m. -  starting with a cup of hot soup and bread,

followed by a talk by Michelle Vette, General Secretary of the Anthroposophical Society in NZ.


Dear Hawkes Bay Branch members

Warm greetings to you. I am glad to be invited to meet with you June 27th for an early evening Conversation group gathering. I look forward to an opportunity to link you in with my work and connect you with some of the themes and issues and outcomes that are arising in the Society nationally and internationally. From 5.30 I will be bringing news from the recent international meetings and some of the topics that have developed from these. I will bring a reminder about the Council’s activity and its members here in New Zealand and the work being done currently. Additionally there is news to share around the Society Day and AGM in August as well as other activities from different regions. I welcome your questions prior: and there also will be time for discussion before our meeting closes at 6.45 pm.

Until then

Warm regards, Michelle Vette.


Please note that this Conversation gathering is beginning at 5.15 p.m. so  people with daytime jobs have the opportunity to attend.

Bernie Raichle and Diana Bacchus

Winter Warmers Craft Workshops 25 June and 30 July

It's tempting in winter to hunker down but maybe this winter warmers craft workshop series can inspire you to come and be at Taruna to try a new craft or revisit an old one. We have some favourite tutors returning but also delighted to be adding some new offerings too. Please be aware class sizes are limited so that you can really savour your craft experience. 

Bookings can be made:

Monday Night Reading Group

A small group has been reading an interesting set of lectures on Occult Development.   This set of lecture talks of the consequence of studying Anthroposophy. 

We begin by taking few minutes to visualise what the current verse from the “Calendar of the Soul” is talking about.

We meet in the Steiner Centre in the small room by the door every Monday. We start at 7:00pm punctually.

Anyone interested in this topic is invited to join us – Contact Chris Bacchus on 878 6883 or email

Friday night Discussion Group Meetings June

"The Friday Gatherings are from 7 to 8:30 on the 2nd and 4th Fridays of the month.  We begin with a discussion on current affairs or matters of interest to those who come, then we focus on, ask questions and discuss, one of Rudolf Steiner's Leading Thoughts where he endeavours to encapsulate the essence of Anthroposophy.  

These can be found at

What's happening

Are there any initiatives, out of Anthroposophy, happening in the community that you want to advertise or invite folks to participate in? 

Please do forward this notice to anyone you know who may be interested. To be added to the 'Friends' distribution list email

Check in with the website to see what is happening

Weekly Branch Notices - Please send any correspondence to be communicated to members and friends before Friday evening each week. Send it in a universal form that can be copied and pasted, as a short introduction with pdf that can be linked, or as a jpeg image. Indicate how many weeks it is to run for and please spare a thought for the person compiling the notices by not sending slight adjustments each week.

Room Bookings - reminder - the foyer book has been removed. Please use the website booking system for ALL use of the Centre. If you have a problem please carefully read through the instructions on the website, have a look at the video and then make contact via if you still have a problem.

The Anthroposophical Society, Hastings Branch relies on the generosity of members and friends to maintain the Rudolf Steiner Centre, including heating and electricity. A donation box can be found in the foyer and a gold coin koha is gratefully received when attending an activity or function at the Centre.

Posted: Sat 18 Jun 2022