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Hot, sunny days have got
Northland farmers and
orchardists concerned a
drought is returning for the
second year in a row.
The Rural Support Trust --
Northland is so worried about
the developing dry conditions it
is proposing to reconvene the
Northland Drought Com-
A meeting will be held
tomorrow at the Northland
Dairy Development Trust, 259
Jordan Valley Rd, Hikurangi,
Co-ordinator Julie Jonker
says while there could be rain-
fall before drought conditions
set in, it is necessary to take
steps now to avoid being
It's quite an alarming situ-
ation,'' she says.
Livestock farmers are
already saying their soil moist-
ure, pasture covers and con-
served feed stocks are in worse
shape than this time last year,
because of an average winter
plus a drier spring.
Most of Northland had less
than 50 percent of normal
October rainfall and only
35mm has fallen so far in
November compared with the
Soil moisture deficits in
many areas of Northland are
already 50mm greater than
would be normal for this time
Call the Rural Support Trust --
Northland on 0800-787-254 for
WHANGAREI 60S UP, Meets second Thurs,
Badminton Hall, Porowini Ave, 10am-4pm,
indoor bowls, table-tennis, cards, outings
etc. Meeting, speakers and entertainment
at 1.15pm. Yvonne 436-1732.
WHANGAREI ANTIQUES CLUB, Meets
7.30pm, third Weds, Raumanga Co-op
Church, Murdoch Cres. John House
WHANGAREI BADMINTON CLUB, Juniors
Mon 5.30-7.30pm, club nights Mon and
Thurs 7-9pm, day club Tues 9.30am-noon.
All welcome, first time free. Sharon
WHANGAREI BALLROOM DANCE GROUP,
Ballroom, Latin, New Vogue and Sequence
Dances. 8pm, second Sat each month,
from Feb to Dec, St John's Church Hall,
Kamo Road. Ph 437-6025.
WHANGAREI BRIDGE CLUB, Mon, Weds,
Fri -- 10.30am; Mon, Tues, Thurs, 7.30pm
at 17 North St. New members welcome and
lessons can be arranged at any time.
WHANGAREI BUDGETING SERVICE, offers
free budgeting advice & support for both
families and individual clients on a one-to-
one basis. Budget plans, cash flow
management, community education
programmes are offered for anyone that
would like help or advice. You keep control
of your own money. For appointment ph:
430-0177 or visit our office 7 Norfolk St,
WHANGAREI COMMUNITY TOY LIBRARY,
Affordable toy lending for all families, 202
Bank St, Regent. Open Tues, Weds, Fri
9am-1pm. Contact -- Pam Carr, librarian
WHANGAREI COUNTRY MUSIC CLUB,
Meets second and fourth Sunday each
month, 7-10pm; 3rd Sunday 12.30-4pm at
Golden Church Hall, Kamo Rd. Kim
WHANGAREI CRAFT, Leisure and Art Club.
Meets Golden Church, Kamo Rd, Mon,
10am for cards and bowls. Wed 10am for
cards, bowls and painting (tutor Gwen
Dreadon). Thurs 1pm cards and 500,
WHANGAREI DAY AGLOW, A Christian
Ministry offering spiritual and practical
support, meets last Tuesday of each month
at Tikipunga Baptist Church, cnr Kiripaka Rd
and Heretaunga St, Tikipunga. Cuppa
9.30am. Meeting 10am. All welcome.
WHANGAREI EMBROIDERERS GUILD,
meets each week at either North Haven
Hospice or The Palms Lifestyle Village. Trish
Hughes on 437-1212 for meeting times and
venues. All welcome.
WHANGAREI FLYING CLUB, trial flights and
new members welcome. Hangar 10, Gate 4,
Handforth St, Onerahi airport. Low cost
flying. Fly anytime by calling the hangar
436-4053 or Lou 434-3305.
WHANGAREI FLYING FUN, Safe and
affordable flying for all ages. Male and
female instructors. Northern Recreational
Flying Club, Hanger 10 Onerahi Airport.
436-4053 or Bruce MacKenzie 434-4460.
WHANGAREI FOLK MUSIC CLUB, Meets
3rd Fri each month. Dave Smith 436-3003,
WHANGAREI HARMONY CHORUS, Fun
acapella singing. Brass Band Hall, Dyer St
Monday nights 7pm. Sheryl Cumming
430-2255 (day) 435-3780 (evenings).
WHANGAREI HATEA LIONS CLUB (mixed),
Dinner meeting first Thurs each month at
RSA Rust Ave, 6pm. Business meeting 3rd
Thurs at Northland Homebased Childcare
rooms, 6pm. Yvonne 434-3889 or Robyn
WHANGAREI HEADS Community Art
Centre, Carole 434-0114.
WHANGAREI HEADS PLAYCENTRE, For
families/ whanau and their children from
birth to 6 years, School Rd, Mon, Weds,
Thurs and Fri 9am-noon.
WHANGAREI HEALERS, Meets Mondays,
7pm Masonic Village Hall, Maunu. A warm
welcome to all who would like to receive
healing or learn how to give it. Entry by
donation. Shelley 437-0224.
WHANGAREI HOME EDUCATORS
SUPPORT GROUP, Meets weekly, Shelley
436-1362 or Karen 436-4003.
WHANGAREI LESBIAN WAAHINE
TAKATAAPUI BISEXUAL QUEER WOMYN'S
CIRCLE, meets 1st Thursday of the month.
Denise 021-182 3926. Heather 459-4547.
WHANGAREI METROPOLITAN LIONS CLUB,
Meets third Thurs each month at Whangarei
Womens Club, cnr Rust Ave and Alexander
St. Edna 437-2427.
WHANGAREI MULTIPLE BIRTH CLUB,
Parenting twins, triplets or quads, playgroup
twice a month 2nd and 4th Friday, Nikki
WHANGAREI ORIENTEERING, enjoy a run
or walk using a map. Fun navigation events
suitable for all ages and fitness levels. Anna
021-412041, or Paul 436-1957.
WHANGAREI PAKEKE Lions Club, Enlisting
new members, men, women, retired, or
55yrs of age plus. Two meetings monthly
(one business, one social). Join our social
evenings, have dinner learn about our club.
WHANGAREI PATCHWORKERS AND
QUILTERS CLUB, Meets second Saturday
of each month at Maunu Primary School
Hall, 12.30-3pm. Lynda 435-1299.
WHANGAREI RADIO CONTROLLED CAR
CLUB, Race fortnightly Sundays at
Tikipunga Countdown. Great hobby/sport
for all ages. Dave 436-5755 or Murray
WHANGAREI ROCK N ROLL CLUB, Monday
nights adult lessons for beginners 7-8pm,
intermediates 8.15-9.15pm. Tuesday
Rockers 6pm (for special needs). Toddler
rock Mondays 10am (under 5s). Friday
nights Kids Rock N Roll Lessons 6-7pm
followed by fun hour for the family 7-8pm.
Friday social nights 8pm. William Fraser
Park, Riverside Dr. For Demos and Acts
Julie 437-0119. Hall for hire 438-6496. All
other inquiries 439-8880.
WHANGAREI ROTARY CLUB, Luncheon
meeting every Tuesday 11.20am-1pm,
Whangarei Club, Rust Ave. Side entrance off
car park (opp old Library). All welcome -
WHANGAREI RSA WIDOWS, Meets 4th
Mon, RSA dining room, 1.30pm. Nancy
WHANGAREI SAI CENTRE, Meets every
Thursday from 7.30pm, Masonic Village
Hall, Maunu Rd for study circle and
devotional singing. Penny 436-5405 or
WHANGAREI SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCE
CLUB, Meets 7.30pm Onerahi Community
Hall every Thursday. Jan 430-0099 or Fiona
WHANGAREI SCRABBLE CLUB, Meets
every Thurs from 1-4pm, Markwick House, 1
Norfolk St. New members welcome. Bev
430-2832 or Sue 437-6151.
WHANGAREI SEQUENCE DANCE CLUB,
lessons for all ages Mon nights, Mar-Nov,
6.30-7.30pm then dance 'till 9.30pm, $3
p/p. Dance 1st and 3rd Sat of the month
from 8pm, $8 entry and a plate of supper.
Venue, St Andrews Church Hall, Hunt St.
WHANGAREI SHELL CLUB, Meets once a
month. For further information, contact
Gwenda Henderson 438-8493.
WHANGAREI SPINNERS & WEAVERS,
Meet at the Trinity Uniting Church Hall, cnr
Kiripaka Rd and Otuhiwai Cres, Tikipunga
every second and fourth Monday monthly,
10am-2pm. Allane McDonald 437-0410.
WHANGAREI STATIONARY ENGINE CLUB,
Meets at their workshops/ clubrooms every
Weds, 9am to 4pm at Heritage Park,
Maunu. New members welcome. Come join
an enthusiastic bunch of people whose
hobby is restoring antique engines and
machines. No experience needed just a
sense of humour, or just join us for a cup
of tea and a chat. Roy 435-6708 or
WHANGAREI VOLUNTEER COASTGUARD,
PO Box 1352. 027-667-6816. New
WHANGAREI WARGAMES CLUB, Club day
Onerahi Hall second Saturday of each
month. Andrew Field 436-2406.
WHANGAREI WRITER'S WORKSHOP,
Support group for new and established
writers, meets fortnightly Fri 9.30-noon.
Friendly, informal group for new and
established writers of prose, poetry and
fiction. Barbara Lucy 436-2462 or email
WHANGAREI YOUNG MARINERS, For girls
8-18yrs. Mondays 6-8pm, Whangarei Young
Mariners building, Riverside Dr. Jill
WHANGAREI YOUTH MUSIC, Meets every
Friday during term time at Kamo High
School music suite, Wilkinson Ave. Various
groups from beginner recorder, string and
wind to the more advanced string, concert
band and orchestra. Mark Douglas
027-445-1784 or 021-317-437.
WHAU VALLEY WHAIORA SUPPORT
TRUST, Activities centre for mental health
consumers/ tangata whaiora, arts, mosaic,
pottery, bone carving and outdoor activities
available. Open Mon-Fri 9am to 3pm.
WINGS -- Women,s International
Newcomers Group Social, meets first Wed
each month at 18 Rust Ave, the Whangarei
Club. $3 at door, members free.
WOMEN'S REFUGE SUPPORT GROUP, For
women experiencing or have experienced
partner violence to share their experiences
in a safe environment. Robyn 437-6576,
WRITERS MEETING, The Northland branch
of the NZ Society of Authors meets once a
month on a Saturday afternoon around the
North. Daphne at 434-6701, Phyll
WRITERS ROOM, The writers room is at the
Old Library and is available for writers who
want a space to work/ meet. Daphne
434-6701 Phyll at 435-2948.
YOGA2YOU.CO.NZ, Parua Bay School Hall,
Tuesdays 6-7pm. Jo 436-0085
YOGA FOR EVERYBODY, Yoga Circle, 4
John St. Tues 5.30pm, Wed 10am, 6pm,
Thurs 5.30pm, Sat 10am. Prenatal Yoga
Mondays 5.30pm. Yoga Circle, 4 John St,
YUMMY MUMMY DANCE WORKOUT
CLASS, Parua Bay Community centre. Every
Monday night 7-8pm. Call Maran on
09-4365-765 or 027-425-8511.
ZONTA CLUB OF HATEA, Meets last Tues
each month at Daffodil House, 73 Kamo
Rd. Anne 459-716.
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