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Saturday Morning Movie - Book Club
Join us at the Focal Point Cinema in Hastings to watch the recently- released movie, Book Club, starring Jane Fonda, Diane Keaton, Candace Bergen and Mary Steenburgen. We will meet at 10am to buy our tickets. The film starts at 10.20am. Please purchase your own ticket at the cinema or using the Focal Point Cinema App. Ticket prices are advertised as $13 each. The film runs for 104 minutes.

Focal Point Cinema

126 Heretaunga Street East · Hastings

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What we're about


We set up Hawke's Bay Friendship Group because we believe that there is a strong need for newbies in the Bay to mix mingle and get around as well as long term residents who also long for friendship and new adventures.

It is a way of introducing new people into the area but our events are at all times open to anyone young old , newbie or born and bred local. The only criteria you require to belong is to be Human and want to socialise.


The simple answer is EVERYTHING !

The friendship group organises a wide variety of meetups throughout the year in and around the Hawkes Bay region. Events include pub quizzes, fortnightly walking and cafe groups, lunches, winery festivals, mini golf, tenpin bowling, skiing, cinema outings, weekends away and trips to farmers markets to name but a few ! The group works by members suggesting activities they would like to do and subject to interest, we run them and encourage your involvement.

Anyone can make suggestions for activities as long as the the idea has been generated by the member themselves and not "taken" from another site / group. Activities organised (and their frequency) are entirely up to the members, so please feel free to submit as many ideas and suggestions as you want. Likewise members choose to attend as many (or few) meetups as they wish depending on personal taste / other commitments etc.

So in summary, if you don't like going out on your own, are new to the area, or a work-a-holic and never get out to meet and greet or perhaps shy and find making new friends hard, or just simply looking to meet new people, then this group will be ideal for you. However, once you join the group be prepared for a very full social calendar (if that is what you want of course)!

On behalf of the team of Hawkes Bay friendship Group, we look forward to seeing you at our next meetup soon!

James (Jimmy) Guan


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