Avon Hansen-Beadle and friends get together every week to sing and play the ukelele.
They call themselves The Hibiscus Yukes and they meet at a community centre in Orewa, north of Auckland.
These weekly sessions give the budding musicians the opportunity to learn new skills, make friends and have lots of fun.
Avon has been a carer herself for many years and there are several people in the goup who care for a family member at home.
Enjoy a selection of music from Hibiscus Yukes:
About Avon Hansen-Beadle
Avon Hansen manages to combine caring for her husband, John, with working as a music teacher, writing songs for the ukelele, and singing in a quartet.
Avon also sings unaccompanied harmonies with a quartet called Ad Lib.