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Anthroposophy in Hawkes Bay

Sunday 24 March 2024                     

Calendar of Coming Events-- Diary Dates

In the Rudolf Steiner Centre, 401 Whitehead Road, Hastings
unless stated otherwise.

(** see below for more details.)

  • Saturday 6 April 9:30 to noon. The School of Spiritual Science.  Mantra 13
  • Saturday 13 April 2 pm.  Annual General Meeting of the Hawkes Bay Branch of the Anthroposophical Society**
  • Friday 19 April. 7 pm. The Libretto of Wagner's Parsifal 
  • Friday 3 May.  Hohepa Day.  
  • Weekend 4-5 May. Annual Conference of Anthroposophical Society in NZ.  To be held in Taikura School as main venue. 
    Guest speaker: Ueli Hurter, Goetheanum, Switzerland. 
    More details now on this new link:
    Conference May 2024 - Anthroposophical Society in New Zealand (  
    Invitation to join: Singing Group **;  Art Display**


Art in the Foyer - Sonya Lethbridge

Sonya Lethbridge has recently graduated as an Artistic Therapist from the Kairos School of Artistic Therapy, under the guidance of Margaret Mary Farr.

Artistic Therapy is a creative exploration of the colours we experience in nature.  Through combinations of nature’s colours we can bring a person back into balance.

In the Foyer are a sample of her illustrations from her final year project  ‘A study of the colour Green - The balance between light and the dark’ based on observing the seasonal cycle in her garden.  “Working with green has been a remarkable and rewarding experience of growth for me and I am looking forward to sharing these learnings”.

Sonya is currently developing her practice as an Artistic Therapist and runs a Beginners Art Course at Taruna College.

If you feel inspired, please email her at for Artistic Therapy .

For Beginners Art classes starting on 7th May go to , or 06 8777174.

“I look forward to being creative together”.



Singing Group

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Conference Art Display
 There will be a small display at the Rudolf Steiner Centre for the duration of the Conference in May of art  done by local Members and Friends.   
As the main room is used during the week, this display, using newly made display boards, will be on view only on Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th May.  If you have art work to display please contact:
Andrea Beech 06-877 4743 or Diana Bachus 021-706 709 for more details before April 15th.  

Community Notices.  Send contributions to the Editor, before 2 pm on the Saturday prior.  Robin Bacchus


If you used the Keybox key to enter the Centre a few weeks ago, please look in your pockets or bag, for the key has gone missing.  If you find it, please let Robyn Hewetson know: 021-2178688.

Dear Members and Friends
of the Hawke’s Bay Branch

Here is a link to a worthwhile preparation for discussion at the coming AGM –

On the power and function of the Branch Group as a foundation to all our anthroposophical work, Class, Sections and Initiatives – 18 Letters to the Members, given from 20th January to 10th August 1924 are most helpful:

Providing a hub for the active exchange in the study of anthroposophy, for participation of all Branch members on a weekly basis and an opportunity for furthering our human skills for the future – are described in the inspiring cycle:

Astrid Pook.


Annual General Meeting:
Saturday 13 April at 2 pm.  That is  3 weeks away.

Now is the time to be asking yourself if you are prepared to volunteer to join the Centre Committe that cares for the Rudolf Steiner Centre, or more importantly, to be an Event organiser.

John Jackson organises seasonal Festivals, but at present we have no Event Organisers - a small group of people who are prepared to plan, organise and arrange a varied schedule of events from concerts to talks to displays in the Centre. 

The life of the society thrives when members have opportunities to meet fellow members and friends.

If you have any questions, or topics you feel should be discussed at the AGM, please contact   

Posted: Tue 12 Mar 2024