News 37-23

HB Branch News – Sunday 17 September

Week 37, 2023

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Calendar of coming Events 
(in Centre unless stated otherwise)

  • Friday 22 September 7pm. Leading Thoughts 56-58
  • Thursday 28 September 5pm.  HB Branch Committee meeting.
  • Friday 29 September "Biodynamics as Michaelic Deed Workshop" starts at Taruna**
  • Sunday 1 October 2-4pm. Artistic Geometry with Robin Bacchus **
  • Sunday 1 October 7pm.  Spring Festival.
  • Saturday 7 October 2pm to 5pm. conversation about fluoride in our water with Mary Byrne from Fluoride Free New Zealand.
  • Sunday 8 October 2-4pm. Artistic Geometry with Robin Bacchus **
  • Tuesday 10 October 7pm.  Talk by Hamiora Gibson **
  • Friday 13 October 7pm. Leading Thoughts 59-61
  • Saturday 14 October at 3pm.  Special General Meeting**  
    to consider the Insurance question:  If the Centre should be destroyed by some catastrophic event, what do members want in terms of rebuilding or some other outcome.
  • Sunday 15 October 2-4pm. Artistic Geometry with Robin Bacchus
  • Wednesday 18 October. "Therapeutic Art Classes" start at Taruna**
  • Sunday 22 October 2-4pm. Artistic Geometry with Robin Bacchus




Hohepa wins Award

Hohepa Hawkes Bay has won the Inclusive and Diverse Workplace Award at the Good Employer Awards hosted by the Ministry of Primary Industries at Parliament.

The award recognises employers who have implemented initiatives to support an inclusive and diverse culture. 

A delegation of 11 people from Hohepa travelled to Wellington to accept the award.

Hohepa was also awarded a certificate as a finalist in the Employee Development Award which recognises employers who have put in place an effective employee development programme.

Minister Damien O’Connor said the Primary Industries Good Employer Awards celebrate and shine a light on employers who put their teams at the heart of their businesses.

"All of the finalists and winners in this year's Good Employer Awards should be incredibly proud. They set the benchmark for providing productive, safe, supportive. and healthy work environments."



**Taruna College warmly invites you to "Therapeutic Art Classes"

Six Wednesdays from 18 October 2023

These art classes are led by Sonya Lethbridge, where you will explore the technique of wet-on-wet painting in a rhythmical approach - allowing you to build confidence in your own creativity.

For more information follow our link:


**Taruna College warmly invites you to the "Biodynamics as Michaelic Deed Workshop"

29 September - 1 October 2023

This workshop will involve hands on stir and spread of 500 at the evening equinoctial full moon; stir and spray 501 at sunrise; composting; use of cow pat pit and soil studies. Along with lectures on iron.

We are grateful to the Kete Ora Trust for sponsorship of this workshop #keteoratrust

For more information follow our link:

Thank you, 
Noho ora mai. 
Charmaine Wilson  


**Special General Meeting - Saturday 14 October

The Insurance Question

The main question seems to me to be what we should do if the Centre is substantially destroyed by fire.

Do we replace or rebuild in in the same format or take the opportunity to redesign the Centre as a purpose-built meeting place with perhaps some architectural artistic elements?

Or do we abandon the site and go elsewhere, joining with some other institution where we can share the costs of existing?

Members are invited to contribute their thoughts in writing for inclusion in this Newsletter in the weeks before the SGM.  To


Artistic Geometry

Robin Bacchus will resume sessions on Artistic Geometry during October.

Each time there will be a number of related forms for participants to choose from as a basis for their own project – perhaps a card for a birthday, Christmas or other occasion. 

I will demonstrate how each form can be created by a geometrical processes.  Colouring of the forms is a matter of personal choice.  For those who do not have Geometrical drawing equipment (Compass, ruler, HB pencil and sharpener or mechanical pencil, white eraser/rubber, set squares, a set of coloured (aqua) pencils.) I have equipment that can be used - but bring your own if you can.

Cost: $10 Koha for the Centre.  2 hour Sessions in Centre Art Room on:

  • Sunday 1 October 2-4pm.
  • Sunday 8 October 2-4pm.
  • Sunday 15 October 2-4pm.  
  • Sunday 22 October 2-4pm.  
  • Sunday 29 October 2-4pm.  

If you are interested in participating, please contact Robin:
phone or text 022-3982805 or email:

Posted: Sun 17 Sep 2023