Please send information of local events, exhibitions, clubs,  places of interest, published works,  success stories to

If you are keen to put together a  community event at our halls eg Craft Market, Music Festival, Apple Festival contact to see how we can support you.

Art and Culture

Oratia Folk Museum – A piece of Oratia History cared for by Mr David Harre


Robyn Sutherland – Harp and Voice –
Harp lessons for children and adults –  harps for hire – Forest Hill Rd, Oratia
or phone 021 25 27 632
Scott Towers – Scott Towers is an Oratia resident and member of acclaimed NZ band Fat Freddy’s Drop offering alto/baritone saxophone, music theory and horn arranging lessons in his home. He has a Bachelor of Music in Jazz Performance and many years experience as a tutor/lecturer. All abilities and levels catered for, relaxed and friendly teaching style. 818-3866 or


The Oratia Community Church – Corner of Parker and West Coast Roads.


Oratia Scouts – Oratia Keas, Cubs, Scouts and Venturer Scouts.
Oratia Scout Group is based at Oratia Settlers Hall, West Coast Road.  Cub scouts are boys and girls 7.5 to 10.5 year old.    Cubs – Meet at Oratia Settlers Hall (Large hall) on Monday evenings at 6pm -7.30pm

Craft Group

Meets at the Oratia Church Hall on Parker Rd between 10.00am – 12.00pm on Mondays. call Bev Latimer ph 8353237 for more info.

Kung Fu

Oratia Bowling Club – Lawn Bowls    515 West Coast Road, Oratia  (09) 818 3109


Neighbourhood Support Waitakere – Local crime prevention group


Oratia Playgroup – Oratia’s famous little playgroup.   Lovely indoor hall and outdoor play area in a rural setting.     Playgroup Leader.  Details on their facebook page or email

Oratia Kindergarten

Oratia District School   –  Wonderful historical country school.   Decile 9.


Oratia Settlers Film Club