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WHANGAREI LEADER, JANUARY 25, 2011
Women play the greens, men run the kitchen
Men in the kitchen: At the Open Fours, the men look after the food while the women concentrate on the bowls. From left: George Lyddiard,
Neil McPherson, John Booth, Allan Lewin and Jim Jones serve up a snack to Jacqui Howarth and Claire Attwood.
By VIV TROUNSON
Women s Bowling Club prides
itself in the warm atmos-
phere at its three-day annual
open fours tournament each
It s a very friendly tourna-
ment, president Linda
Brockbank says. We see
many of the same faces year
after year. For some it s their
The club believes the tour-
nament may be Northland s
biggest women s bowls fixture
and certainly one of few
It began as a five-day fix-
ture in 1967 with a full com-
plement of 32 teams when
the club was known the
Whangarei Women s Bowling
Club, and the first prize of a
blanket worth £5. This year s
prizes totalled $2000 with
$600 for the winner.
In the late 1980s it
attracted 96 teams and was
played at four venues.
This year s tournament,
sponsored by The Palms
Lifestyle Village, had 24
teams including a number
A highlight each year is the
Wednesday evening dinner.
Organisers say a lot of
work goes into running a
tournament of this size and
there is always a ready pool
of helpers, including former
bowlers who no longer are
able to take to the greens.
Call in at open fours and
the greens are packed with
women bowlers, but head
back to the kitchen and find
it full of men preparing and
serving meals and washing
They all volunteer. We
don t have to ask, a club
Allan Lewin, who has been
carrying out this role for nine
years, doesn t see anything
After all, the ladies work
for us when we play.
But we do have quite a few
Auckland women saying
come down and do it for us.
Betty Smith represented
Wellsford in the open fours 15
years ago, and, after an
absence of several years,
returned this year with the
Mahurangi East club.
I really enjoy the atmos-
phere. It s well run and the
greens are great, she says.
The first division was won
by the Mahurangi East team
of Noeline Holdsworth, Rose-
mary Seers, Margaret Wat-
son and Rosemary Green-
The second division was
won by the Coopers Beach
team of Dawn King, Ngaire
Watts, Glennis Ainsley and
The club began in 1947 as
an off-shoot of the Whangarei
Women s Croquet Club and
initially set up at Tarewa Rd
before moving to Mains Ave
and a sawdust green , and
then eventually moved to
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NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS, meets
Fridays 7-8pm @ 73 Water St. "We
do recover". 0800 628 632.
NGA MANGA PURIRI, Free
counselling, advice, information for
individuals, families, others affected
by problem gambling. 430-2224 or
text 021-433-288, no obligation.
NZ FAMILY & FOSTER CARE
encouragement, training, advice and
support to all foster carers involved
in the foster/ whanau/ kin care
NZ RED CROSS -- KAMO BRANCH,
Meets fourth Monday each month.
10am Griffin Hall, Grant St, Kamo.
All welcome. Jeanette Kerr --
NORDIC WALKING, Beginners,
meet Whangarei i-SITE Mondays
5.15-6.15pm. Kensington Group
outside Table Tennis Hall,
Wednesdays 12.15-1.15pm. Bream
Bay group meets Waipu Museum,
Wednesdays 3.30pm. Poles
provided at all venues. Matt
SERVICES, For information,
disability equipment new, second
hand and hire. Needs assessment
and service co-ordination,
individualised support services
(0-65 years), LYNKZ community
participation, vocational support,
Oranga Wairua, the cultural
component. Conference room for
hire. WEKA public access computer.
40 John St. 430-0988 Freephone
0508-637-200. NorthAble Kaikohe,
Library Square ph/fax
09-401-0942. NorthAble Dargaville
Link, 98 Victoria St or NorthAble
Waipapa Link, next to RD1 Centre.
Freephone, 0508-637-200 Website,
NORTHERN CLASSIC AND SPORTS
CAR CLUB, Coffee nights, 2nd
Thurs each month. All car
enthusiasts welcome. Club runs 4th
Sun each month. 435-2323.
SOCIETY, Evening pot luck meal
last Saturday of May, July and
September. Aviary visits and trips
away during summer. Help, advice
on aviary birds. Pam 433-2775 or
NORTHLAND FAMILY FOUR
WHEELERS, Club meetings 2nd
Thurs each month. Club runs -- 3rd
Sunday each month. Brett, club
capt. 437-7438, Colin 459-5288.
NORTHLAND INDOOR ARCHERY,
Equipment available for anyone
wanting to give it a go. Monday
nights, Whangarei Girls High School
Gym, 6.30pm. Bruce 437-7702.
SCLEROSIS SOCIETY, Free
exercise/ stretch classes for people
with MS. Facilitated by a
physiotherapist. Every Monday
except public holidays 11am-
12noon, Kensington Gym Studio
two. Barbara 438-3945.
NORTHLAND INJECTOR'S NEEDLE
EXCHANGE, Advice and advocacy
on drug related issues. Resource
room available for use. 10am-7pm
Mon-Fri. 11am-3pm Sat-Sun.
Meetings to educate and to meet
with others with interests in creating
wealth through property investing.
437-1700 or firstname.lastname@example.org for
next meeting date and venue.
ORCHESTRA, Meets Weds 7-9pm,
Brass Band Hall, Dyer St. New
members welcome. Nigel
NORTHLAND WOODTURNERS &
WOODWORKERS CLUB, Meets 1st
& 3rd Tuesday of month @ 6.30pm
Craft Quarry, Selwyn Ave. Jim
434-0047 or Sid 433-1754.
NORTHLAND YOUTH THEATRE,
Weekly workshops. Fun & casual.
All welcome, age 12 up. Guest
tutors covering a range of acting &
improvisational skills. Every Weds
during school term 4-5.30pm,
NZ SOCIETY OF AUTHORS (PEN
Inc) Northland, Meet third Sunday
of the month at members' homes
around the North. Diana
09-433-9630 or Judith
OLD TIME DANCE, 1st Thurs each
month, 12.45-2.45pm, Senior
Citizens Hall, Alexander St. $1
members, $2 non-members.
Afternoon tea $2. All welcome.
ONERAHI BOWLING CLUB, Alamein
Ave, Onerahi. Twilight bowls
Mondays 6pm. All welcome.
436-0584 after 4pm.
PLAYGROUP, meets Mondays and
Fridays 9-11.30am at Onerahi
Community House, next to the
Community Hall. Angela 436-3599.
ONERAHI INDOOR BOWLING
CLUB, Meets Wed nights at
community Hall Onerahi, 7.15pm.
Inquires Val 436-1127.
ONERAHI PLAYCENTRE, For
families/ whanau and their children
from birth to 6 years. Church St,
09-436-1001, Mon, Wed & Fri
ONERAHI RESOURCE CENTRE,
Open Weds-Thurs 9am-3pm.
436-3203 or 027-4-294 315.
ONERAHI TENNIS CLUB, Ormiston
Road, Onerahi. Club days-
Wednesday from 8.30am and
Sunday from 9am. New players
welcome. Stephen 436-2095, or
ORCHID SOCIETY, Meetings St
John's Church Hall, Kamo Rd, 1st
Sunday each month 1.30pm and an
informal day of meetings at growers'
properties on Thursday 11 days
later at 9.30 am. 459-4429 or
ORNITHOLOGICAL SOCIETY, Meets
2nd Thursday each month, 7.30pm.
New members welcome. Kevin/
Meets -Tuesdays 5.30pm-6.30pm;
Plunket Rooms, Corner King St and
Kamo Rd. Kath 021-130-9851 for
PAINTING - OILS AND ACRYLICS,
Friendly group meets Wednesdays
1pm, Reyburn Studio. No tutor. New
members welcome. 438-7350,
437-2339, or 437-3448.
PLAYCENTRE, For families/whanau
and their children from birth to 6
years. Mangakahia Rd,
09-433-1155, Wed 9.30am-
PAN EURHYTHMY, musical
meditation, Thurs 11.30am. Judith
437-6786 or Lin 435-2585.
PAPAROA PLAYCENTRE, For
families/ whanau and their children
from birth to 6 years, Franklin Rd,
09-431-653, Tues, Fri 9.30am-
12noon & Wed 11.30am-2pm.
PARENT TO PARENT NZ INC,
Empowering parents, caregivers and
whanau who have children and
family members with disabilities,
health impairments or special
needs through support and the
provision of information. 291 Kamo
Rd, Whangarei. 09-437-3337 or
free phone 0508-236-236.
PARENTS CENTRE, (Whangarei)
Antenatal and parent education
classes catering from new-borns to
school-age children. Weekly
playgroup (Mondays school terms
from 9.30am-12.30pm, 13a Te Mai
Rd, and support and advocacy for
parents. Venue for hire. 438-3003
(answer phone) or
NORTHLAND, Whangarei Support
Group meetings first Friday of month
(Feb-Dec),11am. Bring plate for
shared lunch. Venue and info -
PARKLANDS PLAYCENTRE, For
families/ whanau and their children
from birth to 6 years, 26 Tait St,
Kamo. 435-0965 weekdays 9am-
PARUA BAY GARDEN CLUB, Meets
1st Thursday of the month. New
members welcome. Mary Smith
PARUA BAY PLAYCENTRE, For
families/whanau and their children
from birth to 6 years, Whangarei
Heads Rd, 09-436-5224, Mon,
Thurs & Fri 9-11.30am. 436-5224.
POETRY PROSE TEA & TALK,
Welcomes readers, writers &
listeners, free last Sun of month,
2.30pm. Rosalie 438-8913, Colin
POGO'S PLAYGROUP, Murdoch
Cres, Raumanga (behind church).
Mon Wed Fri 9am-12noon. All
welcome. Api (co-ordinator)
438-2575, Tania (secretary)
021-027-2421, Nicole (treasurer)
459-6215 or 021-180-6240.
POST POLIO SUPPORT GROUP,
Northland. Information and help for
survivors and their families. Regular
meetings and newsletters. Betty
434-3357 or 0800-476-546.
PROBUS CLUB OF ONERAHI,
Meets 2nd Tues each month 10am,
Onerahi Bowling Club, Alamein Ave.
PROBUS CLUB OF WHANGAREI
(mens), Meets last Mon each
month at Kamo Club, Meldrum
St,10am. New members welcome.
437-5524 and 436-2494.
PROSTATE CANCER FOUNDATION,
Information and support for those
with problems related to diagnosis
and treatment of prostate problems.
Jack 438-4479 or 0800-477-678.
QI GONG EXERCISES, Whangarei
Senior Citizens' Club, 4 Alexander
St. Every Mon 9-30-10.30am.
RAINBOW PLAYGROUP, Meets
every Wed & Fri 9am-12noon,
St.Paul's Church, Corner Station Rd
& Boswell St, Kamo. $1 per family.
Cindy 434 8181. All welcome.
RAUMANGA CHURCH, Murdoch
Cres. Craft mornings 2nd Thurs of
month 10am-12noon. Games
evenings 1st Fri of month
6.30-8.30pm. All welcome.
RAUMANGA COUNTRY MUSIC
CLUB. Every 2nd Sun, 1-4pm,
Murdoch Church Hall. Ph 435-2656.
REIKI NATURAL HEALING
TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT,
every third Weds of the month
7-9pm. Evening includes
meditation, healing and information
on workshops. All Reiki students
from other lineages welcome.
Yvonne 436-0182 or
Counselling for individuals and
couples on a range of issues from
relationships, workplace to grief &
loss and more. FREE monthly
Parenting Through Separation
courses. Whangarei office hrs Mon
Tue Wed 9am-3pm, Thurs 9am-7pm
and Fri 9am-1pm. Contact,
09-437-0712 or email
RESOURCE ROOM, for womyn and
community groups. Access to
computer, internet, binder,
laminator, 10c A4 photocopying. Ph
Rape Crisis 438-6221.
ROTARACT CLUB, of Whangarei
invites anyone aged 18-30 who
wants to help in the community
meet new people and have FUN!
ROYAL NZ AIRFORCE Northland
Branch, Monthly meeting lunches
4th Thursday each month at
Whangarei RSA. All ex-Airforce
personnel welcome. Secretary T.T.
ROYAL NEW ZEALAND NAVAL
ASSN, Whangarei branch, Meets in
the reading room, Whangarei R.S.A.
Rust Ave, on the 3rd Friday of each
month at 1700 hours. Smudge
RSA SUPPORT SERVICES,
available to all ex-servicemen and
woman. Colleen Towgood
RUATANGATA INDOOR BOWLS,
Wednesday evenings, 7.30pm start.
All welcome. Ben Foster 435-1570
or Alan Agnew 435-0141.
RUATANGATA PLAYCENTRE, For
families/ whanau and their children
from birth to 6 years, Pipiwai Rd,
09-438-3947, Tues, Wed, Thurs &
RUATANGATA TABLE TENNIS
CLUB, Ruatangata Hall, Pipiwai Rd.
Mondays 7-9pm. $2 per player.
Catherine 027 2526035.
INSTITUTE, Meets every 2nd Thurs
at Ruatangata District Hall, Pipiwai
Rd, 11.30am. New members
welcome. Mrs B Payne 433-5910.
SAFE -- WHANGAREI, A group of
volunteers working for animals. For
information or to become a
volunteer phone Cathy on
SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCING,
Kamo, Onerahi and Waipu.
435-1794 or 436-3931.
SENIOR CITIZEN'S CLUB,4
Alexander St, Mon-Fri 9am-3pm.
Activities include cards, bowls, line
dancing, numbers. Members
birthday meetings 3rd Thurs. Old
time dancing 1st Thur. 438-4962.
New Members welcome. 438-4962.
are over 50 and having trouble with
your computer we may be able to
help you with your problems. We
have tutors willing to assist. Come
to our open day, 1st Friday every
month 1-3pm in our rooms above
Orr's Pharmacy. Access from
James' Street arcade (lift available).
We also have a meeting on the 1st
Thursday of the month in Kamo
Club, Meldrum St Kamo at 1.30pm
with speakers and demonstrations.
Alice 459-5133 or Joe 435-5954.
WHANGAREI, free service for
migrants and newcomers.
Information, advice and referrals.
Visit the Whangarei Migrant Centre,
Municipal Building, 71 Bank St for
free welcome info pack. 470-3056
SF AUCKLAND NORTHLAND
BRANCH, Supporting families in
major mental Illness. Free support,
information, education and
advocacy for family whanau dealing
with Schizophrenia Bi-polar Disorder
and Major Depression in the
Northland Region. Support Groups
for family members held monthly
Whangarei, Dargaville, Kerikeri and
Kaitaia. Ph (09) 430-3844 during
SHERWOOD PLAYCENTRE, Edge
St, Onerahi, 021-073-7449, Wed,
SHIMJANG TAEKWONDO, Self
defence classes. Whangarei Girls'
High Gym. Weds 6-7pm. Kate
SMALL FARM ASSOCIATION, Field
days last Sunday of each month.
Neil 436-3623 or Graeme
SOUTH END MUSIC CLUB, Meets
every 3rd Saturday, 2-5pm, 61
Murdoch Cres, Raumanga. Maani
SPACE NORTHLAND, For first time
parents looking for advice and
support in a friendly group
environment. Meets weekly
SPECIAL NEEDS EDUCATIONAL
RESOURCE LIBRARY, Toy and
resource library for children/ adults
with special learning needs. 5
Porowini Ave -- Mon 9.30am-noon,
12.30-3pm. Weds and Friday
9.30-noon. We also operate a
mobile library run around the greater
Northland area every Tuesday.
459-7030 or email
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