Hinemoa Stitchers

1st Saturday of the month | 9:00am-12:00pm

An embroidery & cross stitch group that meet once at month at the house.

Contact christine.macmanus@xtra.co.nz or 021 0237 4606

Birkenhead Repair Cafe

Saturday 10th June | 9:00am – 12:00pm

ADDRESS: St Andrew’s Church, 172 Hinemoa Street, Birkenhead

Do you have small item that needs to be repaired?

A broken kettle, necklace or hem on your favourite dress is unraveled.

Bring them along to our Repair Cafe; We have various volunteers who are donating their time to repair your items that you have been storing away not knowing what to do with them.

Accepted on the day will be small appliances, general repairs, jewellery & clothing.

There will be a children’s activity, tea and coffee for that neighbourly chat and a talk on book repairing.


  • Any clothing that you bring will need to be washed.
  • Please bring anything that you need fixed to your broken item, for example a new zip or new plug attachment.

Hypnobirthing 1 day Workshop

Sunday | 11th June or 23rd July

Discover the Power of Hypnobirthing for a Calm Positive Birth Experience!

Are you expecting a baby soon and feeling anxious or worried about the labor and birth process? Our Hypnobirthing classes can help you feel more relaxed and confident during this important time.

Hypnobirthing is a technique that uses self-hypnosis and other tools & techniques to help women manage pain and anxiety during childbirth. Our classes are designed to help women and their partners feel empowered, informed, and prepared for a positive birth experience.

Our Hypnobirthing classes are taught by experienced instructors who provide a supportive and nurturing environment.

Book your spot on via their website, www.soulsistersstudios.co.nz.

Highbury Walking Collective

Saturday 17th June | 9:00 – 11:30am

For this exploration we will be joined by local Historian David Verran who will take us north up Hinemoa to Mariposa and then back down via Palmerston and side roads to Rugby Road. Morning tea will be provided back at the house, all welcome!

Polymer Clay Earrings Workshop

Saturday 17th June | 1:00-4:00pm

Included in the workshop:

  • A fun and relaxing 3-hour hands-on experience with all materials provided.
  • 3 – 6 pairs of earrings to take home (more earrings can be made if you have time).
  • Learn all the basic techniques from conditioning clay, colour mixing, slab making, screen printing and finishing techniques.
  • A booklet (pdf) on everything covered in the workshop.
  • Tea/coffee and biscuits will be provided for afternoon tea.

Book here.

Let’s Talk the Menopause Workshop

6-week workshop | 24th June – 5th August (excluding 15th July)

Saturday’s | 3:00:5:00pm

Let’s talk the Menopause, in this workshop you will be educated around the symptoms of the menopause and how best to support your journey through to your second spring. Each workshop will focus on a different symptom. You will get education form a specialist around these symptoms, real tools & techniques to support you so you leave feeling empowered. A chance to connect with women who are going through the same journey as you, so you can start embracing your second spring!!

If you’re a woman in midlife, then you need to be part of this conversation!! Get ready to be educated, empowered & ready to embrace the menopause. We have a limited amount of space, so booking essential! Reserve your spot today!

More information & link to book here.

Babysitting Workshop

Monday 10th July | 9:30am-3:00pm

This course is designed to give teens from 14years, the knowledge and skills to babysit children of all ages. It’s written for first time babysitters, so you don’t need to have previous experience to enrol. It uses fun and informative videos, quizzes and activities divided into nine modules. The course takes around 2-3 hours to complete over three weeks.

In the course you’ll learn:

  • the role of the babysitter, including the expectations of the families they are working for
  • child safety, including emergency situations, and basic first aid
  • ages and stages of children from birth to school age, their basic needs and their care
  • professional behaviour including presentation
  • how to engage with children of different ages, including activities for each age group and
  • behavioural information
  • how to get a babysitting job.

Mini-Preneur Market

Saturday 14th October | 9:00am-12:00pm

Its time for the kids to get creative at our popular mini-preneur market.

Let your imagination run wild coming up with a stall selling whatever you would like.

If you are interested in being a part of this fun market, please email admin@highburyhouse.org.nz

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