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WHANGAREI LEADER, JUNE 12, 2012
Party on for
Special memories: Northland Rugby World Cup volunteers at a wrap up party at the Town Basin last year.
Photo: CYNTHIA CASEY
Volunteers who helped make
last year s Rugby World Cup
a success in Whangarei are to
mark the 1st anniversary
with a reunion later this
Christine Aberdeen, of the
NZ Team 2011 RWC Volun-
teer Reunion Committee, is
helping organise a non-profit
event in Auckland for the vol-
unteer teams from North-
land, Rotorua, Tauranga and
Christine was the manager
responsible for Northland
during the Rugby World Cup.
The reunion theme will be
He Kete Taonga [Basket of
Treasures] -- NZ Team 2011
RWC and the idea is to pro-
vide a unique opportunity for
Rugby World Cup volunteers
from throughout the country
to come together and relive
the memories of such a
This year we are excited
as it is our first reunion since
we were part of the historic
event that saw the return of
the Web Ellis Cup to NZ,
The reunion is set for Octo-
ber 20 at Sharks Sports Bar
& Function Centre in Orewa.
Volunteers can register at
and sponsors can find infor-
mation about sponsorship on
the same website.
A network meeting is being
held on Thursday at 1pm in
Toll Stadium's ARC Lounge for
volunteers and potential
sponsors of the event.
For catering purposes if you
are attending RSVP Christine
on 021 826 333.
Aspiring rock stars sang,
strummed and strutted their
stuff at the Forum North in
Sunday s Smokefreerock-
quest Northland heats, with
the 12 top bands and soloists
selected by the judges to go
on to the regional final at the
end of the month.
Vybes -- Otamatea High
School, Hot Plate -- Excellere
College, Alien Weaponry --
Bream Bay College & Waipu
Primary School, Natalie Wil-
son -- Tauraroa Area School,
The Indecent Combination --
Whangarei Boys High
School -- Deadweight Empire
-- Ruawai College &
Otamatea High School,
Green Light Go -- Whangarei
Boys High School, Naomi G
-- Excellere College, Sliver
String -- Bream Bay College,
Becky Moon -- Mahurangi
College and Damn the Ordi-
nary -- Otamatea High
School will now face off in
the Northland final at the
Forum North on Saturday,
June 30. Start time is 7pm,
tickets $15 from Ticketek or
at the door.
Music teacher Kyle Proffit
who mentors last year s
national winners The
Peasants, says he really
values having Smokefree-
The structure of the com-
petition creates oppor-
tunities for teachers to
assess students progress
and grade them for NCEA.
Although it s primarily a
music competition, it is
much more than just
another performance oppor-
tunity. It shows young
people how much fun
playing music together can
be, it teaches them to cooper-
ate and learn together, to
support and challenge each
other -- a whole range of
skills that can be applied
across their broader edu-
cation and in everyday life.
More info at sfrq.co.nz or
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COFFEE & CHAT, Drop In Centre at
St Johns Church Centre (The Golden
Church), 149 Kamo Rd, Kensington.
Every Tuesday 10am-noon. All
welcome. Ph 437 1601.
COFFEE BREAK LIFE'S WAY,Be
our guest each Friday at 10am for
coffee/eats. If you are lonely and
looking for friends, or new to New
Zealand and want to develop your
English through conversation, call in
at Life's Way (corner of Tarewa and
Otaika roads) for coffee and
company. Ph Bernie 434 6426 or
Don 437 7770.
COMBINED PROBUS CLUB OF
WHANGAREI, Meets for fun and
friendship, 1st Monday each month.
Dorothy 430 0383.
CONNECT OVER COFFEE,Joinus
every 2nd Thursday of school term,
10.30am-11.30am for adventure,
interesting speakers, and new
friendships. Thirty3 Event &
Conference Centre, 33 Porowini
Ave. Ph Claire 435 3577.
COOK ISLANDS INTEGRATED
GROUP, Meets at St Francis Xavier
Parish Church Hall, Friday each
week, 6-8.30pm. Everyone
welcome. Cnr Kamo Rd and Park
Ave. Ph/fax 438 3351 (bus hours),
021 213 2039.
CRAFTS AND ARTS IN
NORTHLAND (C.A.N), Meets 1st
Mon most months, Whangarei
Bowling Club, Second Ave. 1pm. Ph
Gwen 437 2771 for further info. All
CROQUET at Kensington Club,41
Mill Rd. Sept to May, Thurs-Sat.
During winter, cards v rummykub,
played Thurs and Sat in clubhouse
at 1pm. Croquet coaching anytime.
Ph George 437 5571 or the club
CROQUET & GOLF CROQUET, New
fast-fun-game. Kensington Croquet
Club, 41 Mill Rd. Club days Sept to
May, Thurs and Sat. Coaching
anytime. Ph 437 5571. Also during
winter, 500 and rummykub played
Thurs and Sat 1pm. Ph 437 6751.
CROQUET at Whangarei Croquet
Club, 2 Third Ave begins
September, every Thurs and Sat.
Coaching and times ph Kathleen
CYCLING, Social cycling group
meets Kensington Stadium (north
side) Sundays 8am during daylight
saving and 8.30am NZST. Cater for
all abilities. Join our Newheelers
Group and cycle up to one hour with
a guide. Coffee later. Ph Steve 435
1901 or Marge 434 8151.
DANCE, Join the Mady Dancers and
friends, 3rd Sat each month from
March to Nov at the 'Golden Church'
hall Kamo Rd for a variety of
dancing, 8pm-11.30pm. Ballroom,
Latin, New Vogue, Sequence and
English Old Time. Ph 437 6025.
DANCE BELLYDANCE LESSONS,
Beginners and performers welcome.
Tuesday 5.45pm @ Kamo High
School. Ph Tiana 021 880 459.
DANCE GLOBAL DANCE
WHANGAREI, From March, Monday
evenings 7.30pm-9.30pm, St
James Hall, Onerahi. Ph Elizabeth
DANCE LESSONS, Ballroom, Latin
American. Beginners, improvers,
classes and private lessons. InStep
Dance Studio. Ph Chris or Anne
430 0089 or instepdance.co.nz.
DANCE LESSONS, Ballroom, Latin
American, new vogue, sequence
and old time, for beginners and
improvers, classes and private
lessons, Glidetime Dance Studio.
Ph Josephine 438 0818.
DANCE LESSONS -- CEROC
FUSION, Mon -- Beginners 6.45pm,
Intermediates 8pm. Kamo
DANCE LESSONS, Whangarei
Rock'N'Roll Club. Monday and
Friday nights. William Fraser
Memorial Park, Riverside Dr (behind
BMX track). For demos and acts ph
Michelle 437 5567. Hall for hire ph
438 6496. All other inquiries ph
DANCE LESSONS, Rock n Roll
LESSONS -- Rock n Roll Live
Northland. Club night Every second
Friday 7pm fun for the whole family.
For those wanting lessons for adults
and children these are on Mondays
at 7.15pm come have some FUN.
Competition training and club social
activities available. All inquiries to
Jan 435 6537 or Helen 437 6500
or visit rnrlive.co.nz or
DANCE WITH WHANGAREI
SEQUENCE DANCE CLUB,St
Andrews Church Hall, Hunt St.
Lessons for all ages, Mondays (Mar-
Nov) 6.30pm-7.30pm then dancing
till 9.30pm. $3pp. Dance 1st and
3rd Sat each month, 8pm. $8pp
and a plate. Ph Frank 438 6241.
DANCING -- KAMO CLUB, beginner
line dance classes Weds 6pm-
6.45pm Lower Lounge.
Upper lounge. Members, guests
and affiliates welcome. Rock 'n' roll
lessons 7.30pm, Social dancing
from 8pm. Ph John 435 0287.
DEERSTALKERS, Hunt, range shoot
and socialise. Ph Alan Webster
DIABETES NZ NORTHLAND
SOCIETY, provides support,
awareness and information for both
undiagnosed and diagnosed people
with diabetes. Are you interested in
a local support group. Inquiries
phone 436 3669 Secretary, or write
to PO Box 996, Whangarei 0140.
DRESS FOR SUCCESS and Dress
To Impress Northland, providing
clothing, personal support and
career advice to help clients
succeed in work and life. Good
quality donations of clothing
(especially larger sizes 20+), shoes,
accessories, ie, handbags, belts,
pantyhose and toiletries always
welcome. Dress to impress also for
men's clothing. Drop off at 5 Central
Ave (opposite Palmers Garden
Centre), Mon-Fri 9am-2pm.
Interested in helping? Ph Tina 09
DRUGS, Advocacy, advice
education, needle exchange --
weekdays 10am to 7pm, weekends
11am to 3pm. Ph 430 6524. All
EATING DISORDERS GROUP, Eight
week cyclical group -- meets every
first, second and fourth Weds of the
month at 6pm. New members
invited to join at beginning of each
new cycle only. Call Henriette at
Counselling Therapy 459 5685 or
027 306 2386. Email
Tokerau Emergency Housing
Charitable Trust provides temporary
emergency accommodation for
families. Ph 430 8098. Office hours
EPILEPSY AND SEIZURE
SUPPORT, offering friendship and
peer to peer support through social
and educational activites with
Seizure Support Northland. Our
motto: No one with seizures should
ever feel alone. Contact Elaine on
432 0532 or go to
EPILEPSY NORTHLAND, Free
support, education & awareness to
anyone effected by epilepsy.
Education in the wider community is
a priority. Ph 438 5498, 0800 20
ELPNZ WHANGAREI, English
language tuition for speakers of
other languages. One-to-one or
group tuition available with qualified
tutors. Social English groups meet
Mondays 10am-noon, from
beginners to advanced learners --
upstairs at 10 Rathbone St. Ph
Jenny 438 2512.
FAMILY HISTORY, Whangarei
Branch of NZ Society of
Genealogists meets on the first
Saturday of each month from
February to December, at 9.30am in
the May Bain room of the Whangarei
Central Library. Those who are
interested in researching their
family history, whether beginners,
addicts, or experts, are all welcome.
For further inquiries contact Barbara
Thomson 437 6463.
FERTILITY NZ, supports and
provides information and
understanding for New Zealanders
experiencing fertility problems,
whether having difficulties getting or
staying pregnant. For information
about Support Groups in your area
phone 0800333306, email
FIBROMYALGIA SUPPORT GROUP,
meets 3rd Tuesday every 2nd
month, (starting in February). Join
us for support and information. Gold
coin donation. Contact Lee
0800 663 463.
FIFTIES FORWARD CLUB, Meets at
the Aquatic Centre every Tuesday
and Thursday during school term for
aerobic and aqua-aerobic exercises.
Ph Barbara 437 0705, Glenis
FILIPINO GROUP, Meets weekly for
friendship and Christian fellowship.
All welcome. Ph Joanne 438 8859.
FLORAL ART CLUB, Whangarei
Floral Art Club meets 2nd Weds of
each month in the Vintage Car Club
Rooms, Maunu, 9.30am-2.30pm.
Ph Colleen 459 7497.
FOLK MUSIC CLUB, Meets every
3rd Friday of the month, Kamo
Soccer Club rooms, 7.30pm. Ph
Dave 436 3003,
FOREST & BIRD, Royal Forest &
Bird Protection Society, Northern
Branch. We have monthly rambles
in and around the Whangarei
District and sometimes further
afield. These are held on the 2nd
Saturday of the month (weather
permitting). Meet at Deveron Street
at 9am for carpooling. We are a
small friendly group of caring
environmentalists. If you like nature
and want to learn more, come and
join us. Contact Diane 438 6636
FORGET ME NOT ADULT DAY
CENTRE, Good company,
friendship, mental stimulation,
exercise and laughter for adults of
any age who require day care. We
provide a break for carers by caring
for their loved one in a safe
environment. All welcome. 110
Boundary Rd, Tikipunga. Monday-
Friday 8.30am-4pm. Ph 437 1144.
FOUR CS, Central Community Care
and Creativity. Meets Mondays
9.30am-1pm for fellowship at
Regent Baptist Church. Morning tea,
lunch at small cost. Speakers, trips,
devotionals, cards, bowls, trading
table, special events. All welcome.
Ph Jocelyn Badger 437 1170.
FREE FLYING SCHOOL, Dargaville
Aero Club offers New Zealand's only
free flying school. Open to
Whangarei/Dargaville residents of
all ages, genuinely interested in
learning to fly, contact chief flying
officer, Murray Foster, who has
been teaching aviation students for
over 30 years, and volunteers his
time, seven days a week. Ph 439
8984 or 439 8024, 0274 784 308
Meets every 2nd Monday of the
month, at Masonic Centre, 17A
Albert St, Lodge Whangarei 102.
New members welcome. Ph
436 0806, 438-9023.
FREE TRANSPORTATION, Sunday
am to and from Christian Renewal
Fellowship Church. Free service for
all. Raumanga or Morningside, Mon-
Fri 8.30am-3pm, ph 438 6875.
FRIENDSHIP FORCE, is a worldwide
organisation which aims to
encourage friendship by meeting,
visiting and home-hosting like
minded people from all over the
globe. The Whangarei branch meets
monthly. Further information from
Glenys 436 1194 or Patsy
FRIENDSHIP GARDEN GROUP
WHANGAREI, Meets 1st Weds
each month, 9.30am, Whangarei
Central Baptist Church, Bank St. 3rd
Weds each month garden visits/
bus trips. New members welcome.
Ph 436 0694 or 437 3679.
GAMBLING HELPLINE, Free
confidential 24 hour service offering
professional telephone counselling
to people with gambling problems
and those affected by someone
else's gambling. The helpline is a
registered charity, non-profit
organisation funded by the Ministry
of Health to provide 365 day service
nationwide. Ph 0800 654 655.
GAMBLING SUPPORT SERVICES,
Free Gambling Support Services
delivered by local provider Nga
Manga Puriri Trust to the people of
Whangarei and Northland. Services
include confidential counselling
services, advocacy, support and
health promotion. If you or someone
you know has problems with their
gambling, Nga Manga Puriri is here
to help based at 1B Kensington
437 0167. Check out our website
GE FREE Whangarei, Monthly
meeting 2nd Tuesday, 5.30pm, ph
Zelka 432 2155 or Solange 434
3314 for information on venue.
GIRLS BRIGADE, Meets weekly
during school terms. For girls aged
five and up. We offer a balanced
programme covering a selection of
physical, educational, spiritual and
social activities. Ph Jill 435 2294 or
Lynette 438 4689.
GOLF CROQUET, played at
Kensington Croquet Club, 41 Mill
Rd, Thurs and Sat 9.30am. Families
welcome. Ph George 437 5571 or
Jo 437 6518.
GOLF CROQUET, Whangarei
Croquet Club, 2 Third Ave, beginning
September every Thurs and Sat.
eenagers welcome. Ph Kathleen
438 0576 for coaching and times.
GOLF, Hikurangi Golf Club -- Green
Fees $20-00 per round. $10 special
Wednesdays and Fridays.
GOLF, Pines Golf Club Women's
Club days -- Tuesday 8.45am and
Sunday 9am. Betty 436 2383 or
email thepines@callplus. net.nz.
GREY POWER Whangarei, Meets
2nd Thursday of March, June,
September, November at the Kamo
Club, Meldrum St, Kamo, 1.30pm.
Ph 430 0039.
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