Book Lovers Coffee Club


Calling All Book Lovers


Come along to the Book Lovers Coffee Club, a series of free monthly events that are open to the  public and being held at our retirement villages in Mt Albert, Milford and Meadowbank. Bring a friend, enjoy morning tea and hear the story behind the stories of some of New Zealand’s most talented authors.




Meet the Authors


Robyn Murray’s collection of short stories, Tales Old & New to Read in a Hammock, features a wide range of characters facing obstacles in their lives – sometimes displaying amazing strength and other times their very human weaknesses. From classic themes of romance, family and murder to modern day issues such as terrorism, there is something for everyone


Christine Curtis’s latest book, Exits and Entrances, is the story of the Chapel of St Stephen the Martyr on the Whangaparoa Peninsula, north of Auckland. The story of this little church is told through the eyes of Amelia and Charles against the backdrop of two world wars, a flu epidemic and the Depression. The tale entertains and enlightens us about this little piece of our history. 



Helen McNeil's novel A Striking Truth explores the forces of globalisation versus local community. The story is set against the backdrop of the 1986 Tasman Pulp and Paper strike and told from the perspective of five fictionalised characters. Helen witnessed firsthand the devastating affect the strike had on Kawerau and met with key players on both sides of the conflict to research her book.



Where and When


 Events start at 10:30am and finish at 11:30am.


Everil Orr Village

Mt Albert Bridge Club, Councillors Dr



Tuesday 11 July - Robyn Murray

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Tuesday 15 August - Christine Curtis

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Tuesday 12 September - Helen McNeil

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Lady Allum Village

20 Napoleon Ave, Milford



Thursday 20 July - Robyn Murray

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Thursday 24 August - Christine Curtis

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Tuesday 21 September - Helen McNeil

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Meadowbank Village
148-168 Meadowbank Road, Meadowbank



Wednesday 26th July - Robyn Murray

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Meadowbank Booklovers will recommence March 2018

once our new community centre has been completed 

For more information, or to RSVP for an event, call 0800 333 688 or email


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