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Recreation Groups in our Community

Pukehina Surf Rescue Club

Pukehina Surf Lifesaving Club is a voluntary organisation, super active and recognised nationally for their commitment and skill!  We are incredibly lucky to have such a strong club in our community.

The HQ is at the northern end of Pukehina Parade and the team have worked incredibly hard over many years to secure funding to build a new base to help better serve the needs of the club and wider community.  You can follow building progress from March 2023 on their FB page below!

The Club also run an Annual Street Party and Polar Bear Swim to raise valuable funds for equipment and training - see our Events page for more details :) 

Lifeguards are on duty most of the summer and the club has effective rescue equipment.   Be safe on the beach - check tides, know what a rip is and swim between the flags!

Members welcomed by contacting their FB page:  

There's still time to support the surf club build so please reach out if you can help, or would like to donate.

Emergency contact on 07 533 3934.

Pukehina Fishing Club

The Pukehina Fishing Club’s primary purpose is to foster fellowship among the fishing fraternity of the Pukehina Beach community.

This active and friendly club focused on family fishing activities and tournaments throughout the year.

They run regular fishing competitions and an annual ‘Take a Kid Fishing’ day, post regular newsletters on their FaceBook page and run monthly days.  New members are welcome!

Pukehina Boardriders Club

If you love surfing or want to give it a go, come on down to a Boardriders session.  Held on the first Sunday of every month, 8.30am at the Surf Club carpark.  Bring your own board or grab one of the soft tops we have and give it a go!  Join our page on FaceBook and get regular updates - let's share the stoke!

Pukehina Ramblers

Walking Group for Men and Women.

Mondays at  9am all year, though we do not always walk Public Holiday Mondays.

Meet – The Store, Pukehina Parade.

Aim – To walk 6 km or an hour.

Sometimes we make walks off the Beach so please phone.

Contact Glenda Walker 0274732943

Indoor Bowling

The Pukehina Indoor Bowling club meet for a friendly game of bowls on Wednesday evenings at 7.20 pm, for a 7.30pm start. Regular or casual players are very welcome. Please note with the Pukehina Community Hall out of action at present, the Bowls Club are meeting at Pongakawa Hall, beside Pongakawa school.

Even bring along your casual visitors, (does not matter if they have never played before) a good opportunity to try yours and their hand at a new sport. No subscription required, just a nightly door charge of $4.00 per player.

Please contact Rod Davenhill, phone 027 437 7122 or

Midway Park: Tennis Courts, Skate ramp, Wetland walk & Bike track

Midway Park is a great park and reserve area for whānau and community to enjoy for sport and recreation.

There is a court area with one tennis net set up permanently, along with small skate ramp features that people are welcome to move round and create their own runs.

There is also a great half pipe skate ramp build by Bjorn of Switchsteez with help from the WBOPDC Community Matching Fund.

Contact for further information

If you'd like to share a local group on this page please email us, we'd love to add you!