An Introduction to Te Ao Maori

TMC CommunityMatters invites you to a workshop with

Rangi Davis
Tuesday 7th November 2017 7.30pm at TMC

He aha te mea nui,
he tangata, he tangata,
he tangata

What is the greatest gift on earth
it is a human being

Rangi Davis is a mother of seven grown children and twenty-two mokopuna.  Born to strong fluent Maori speaking women, and grounded in nature.  Tikanga Maori and Christianity has been the base of her groundedness.

Having a deep appreciation for nature and natural elements through a Maori world view, a strong sense of values both Maori and Pakeha along with creative initiatives holds dear to her heart.  Strengthening   wahine leadership for the sake of her whanau, community, hapu and iwi is a strong calling.

Come along and explore a wairua journey with Rangi.  She will          introduce you to Te Ao Maori, with simple whakawhanaungatanga, storytelling, waiata and build on the gifts and talents that come to the evening.

Rangi Davis workshop

Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra

Clarinet & Strings

Tuesday 5th September 2017 at 6.30pm

James Fry, Associate Principal Clarinet, and fellow musicians from the APO will perform works that showcase the versatility of the clarinet. Brahms’ Clarinet Quintet is both evergreen and autumnal.

For more details and tickets –
(door sales also available)



Sunday 16th July 2017 at 7pm

at Takapuna Methodist Church

Once again the Takapuna Music Group presents an evening of jazz-based music-making in a service of worship – a blend of music, prayers and thoughtful ideas, making jazz an integral part of the occasion.

This form of worship dates from the 1960s, when it originated in New York, and has proved increasingly popular over the years.

This year the Group is featuring the Camerata Chamber Choir conducted by Jenny Firth, who will present extracts from “A Little Jazz Mass” by the well-known British Choral composer Bob Chilcott, combined with a number of modern hymns and songs, all with a jazz –based accompaniment.  The audience will be encouraged to swing along with the singers.

On piano we feature the wonderful young jazz pianist Crystal Choi, already making a name for herself in the jazz music world.  Crystal will entertain with some of her expert improvisations as well as leading the accompaniment for the Jazz Mass and songs.  The presbyter, Rev Peter Norman will lead the service and provide commentaries.

Children’s Easter Craft Afternoon

Friday 7th April 2017 at 3:30pm at Takapuna Methodist Church

Come along with your family for a free, fun filled afternoon of creating Easter crafts and enjoy an afternoon tea.

Hot cross buns, Easter eggs and other sweet treats provided. With tea and coffee for the adults. Catering for children from pre-school to Intermdiate age. All welcome.

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Repair Cafe March 2017

Saturday 25th March 11am-2pm

Bayswater School Hall

Come along to the next Repair Café in Bayswater at the school hall from 11am to 2pm on Saturday the 25th of March. Hopefully we’ll all have dried out a little by then. It’s great to have Glenys, Dale, et al involved again. It’s a free pop up event where you can bring broken and damaged items. Bicycles – Clothes – Small pieces of Furniture – Small Appliances – Toys. Local volunteer experts will sit down with you, share their knowledge and do their best to repair things. Last time 29 of the 50 items that were brought along were fixed! It’s all about bringing people together, connecting local people in their communities with others who are happy to share their skills and knowledge, saving people money and reducing the amount of material that ends up in our landfills. Lots of opportunity to be part of this, email me at to get involved…

Organ Recital


Featuring leading North Shore artists: Janet Gibbs on Organ,
Alison Dunlop on Oboe, Peter Reid on Cornetto and Baroque trumpet.            Solo and in concert.

Entry is by donation for which $20 is suggested (Tertiary students and Children free) in support of a major project to upgrade and refurbish the organ.

The organ in this church is a significant instrument, the largest true pipe organ on the ‘Shore, but is in urgent need of refurbishment and upgrade. Donations are sought for this project. For more information see Takapuna Organ.

Enquires: phone 489 4590 or 418 2494.

TMC Welcomes School Choirs

Two Premier School Choirs on the North Shore will perform at the Takapuna Methodist Church.  Presenting a programme from their repertoire prepared for Choralfest Conference in Brisbane, in June this year.

Entry by programme and suggested donation of $20 in aid of the organ upgrade project