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Yoga with Becky

12 Dec 2023
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Firth Tower Reserve and Museum

Becky teaches a traditional Hatha yoga class, all levels catered for. Consists of Asana (movement) followed by pranayama (breath) and relaxation to finish.

Sessions held through the school term.

Tuesday evenings 5:30pm – 6:30pm

Thursday mornings 9am – 10am

Thursday evenings 7pm – 8pm

Casual session fee $15 per person.

During summertime sessions are in the gardens at the reserve. 

Firth Tower School Holiday Activities

16 Dec 2023 - 28 Jan 2024
All Day

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History Comes alive at Firth Tower this summer

Come and have a go at some activities and step back in time

The Mark Madill Mystery Game

Fly your own plane

Silent movies

Hang out the washing

Morse code/count the poppies

Victorian Games

Dress up photo opportunities

Christmas Holidays - Museum Closed

23 Dec 2023 - 28 Dec 2023
All Day

New Years Holidays - Museum Closed

01 Jan 2024 - 03 Jan 2024
All Day

Auckland Anniversary - Museum Closed

29 Jan 2024
All Day

Yoga with Becky

Meet weekly, check our calendar of events for the next dates. Tuesday evenings 5:30pm - 6:30pm , Thursday mornings 9am - 10am and Thursday evenings 7pm-8pm classes during school term time. Contact Becky Bruins 022 645 8034

Transition Matamata - Community Garden

Meet weekly Wednesday mornings 8am-12 noon. Taking care of the community garden and having morning tea together. For further details about the Composting Workshops please contact Jeff Johnson 0211177146

Matamata Society of Arts

Meet 2pm - 4pm every third Monday of the month in the Art Workshop at Firth Tower. For further details about interactive workshops please contact Heather Leonard 0212389777

Tower Spinners and Weavers

Meet 10:30am - 2:30pm every second and fourth Thursday of the month in the Homestead dining area or on the veranda. Contact Ann Barbour 0272844014

Matamata Writer's Group

Meeting 1:30pm - 3:30pm every second Tuesday of the month in the Heritage Room, Firth Tower. 

Matamata Historical Society

Working bee on site 8am - 1pm every Wednesday morning and community open meetings every 4th Tuesday of the month at 1pm.
Contact: Lesley McVeigh (Secretary) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Matamata Archives Contact (07) 888 6218

Annual Book Fair

Drop off all pre-loved books at the office during museum opening hours or contact Matamata Historical Society.

Secondhand Book Shop

A fine selection of preloved books. Open during museum hours. Located at the back of the Post Office.

Annual Fun Run/Walk

The Matamata Tower Fun Run/Walk committee co-ordinate the event on the first Friday evening of the month of March. Please contact the President Clare McVeigh 0210462194


 Please note:

The Tower building is temporarily closed to the public due to earthquake assessments, other buildings are open as normal.

Firth Tower Museum will be closed from Saturday 23rd to Thursday 28th December 2023 for the Christmas holidays.  Open Friday 29th December 9am-3pm, Saturday 30th and Sunday 31st December 10am-4pm.  Closed Monday 1st January 2024 till 3rd January 2024.  Normal hours resume Thursday 4th January 2024.

We hope you have a merry Chirstmas and a happy New Year.

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