Orewa Croquet Club was formed and has been run by its members since it was first conceived by Leone and Harold Salt in the early 1970's. The Club had its inaugural meeting on 15th September 1976 and after protracted negotiations with the Rodney Council for a lease over part of Grant Park and a great deal of volunteer hours laying lawns and building fences had its official Opening Day on the 18th October, 1977.
In three short years a pavilion and shelter sheds were built with voluntary labour and generous donations. The Club has grown steadily throughout the years, increasing its facilities such as a larger clubhouse in 1980 and increasing from 2 to 4 lawns in 1983.
Our Club Patron is local Rodney MP and community supporter, Mark Mitchell.
Along with the steady growth of a healthy club there has also been a continued increase in annual membership.
Our membership at present stands at seventy-eight for the current financial year and we are always actively campaigning to increase membership with advertising, have-a-go days, and word of mouth.
We play two croquet codes (Association and Golf Croquet) all year round with the Summer season running from September to April and the Winter season from May through to August. Visit Club Days for more details.
The Club is very thankful for the support it receives from the Auckland City Council, Constellation Communities Trust, The Lion Foundation and the Pelorus Trust.