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WHANGAREI LEADER, FEBRUARY 5, 2013
50 years: The Kauri Museum celebrates the first 50 years.
The Kauri Museum has cel-
ebrated its 50th birthday by
doing something it always does
well -- entertaining and informing
people, whether they're locals or
on the other side of the world.
Pioneering Life & the Kauri
Tree: The Kauri Museum celeb-
rates the first 50 years of the
museum and is a perpetual calen-
dar, cookbook, photo album and
history all rolled into one stun-
ning and high-quality publi-
The book con-
tains a once-over-
lightly history of
the museum, the
area, the kauri
tree and the
Smith family who
museum. In the
same clever way
shares stories, the
book includes just
enough to inform,
entertain and, at
It seems that no
has been ignored.
As well as the obvious, such as
the founding of the museum and
information about the science
relating to kauri trees, it touches
on pioneer farming, hunting and
fishing, Kaipara Harbour's floun-
der, shellfish gathering, flax cul-
tivation and export, medicine and
nursing, photographer Tudor
Collins and much more.
As well as sharing history, it
features countless fabulous
photographs from past and pres-
ent and 50 recipes.
I immediately had to make
Date and Fig slice on page 33.
The filling is so yummy the fin-
ished product had somewhat less
than the recipe intended and the
cook somewhat more.
Each month begins with a
double-page spread photograph
that, when possible, relates to the
time of year, for example March --
preserves; December -- Christmas
Several months are heralded
by still-life photographs such as
the antique sew-
ing kit in Novem-
and calendar are
page is interes-
Many feature a
touch of every-
thing and the
content is rel-
evant to the date.
In late April,
there's an Anzac story, World
War I photos, a recipe for Anzac
biscuits and, of course, several
late April dates with space avail-
able for making notes.
The inclusion of the perpetual
diary for important dates,
whether relating to this year, last
year, or last century, will ensure
the book is well-loved, well-used
It's not a book to be stored in a
bookcase, but is clearly meant to
be used and shared.
-- Reviewed by Rae Roadley
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STROKE CLUB, meets third Weds each
month, Kamo Club Rooms, 11am. Ph
Merlyn 09 437 0859, or Allen
09 438 5016, Stroke Foundation field
officer Merlyn 437 0859 or write to C.P.O.
Box 1937, Whangarei.
STROKE SURVIVORS, meet every
Wednesday for enjoyment. Participants
share outings, activities, food and 10-pin
bowling. Free transport. Ph June 438 2799
or Stroke Foundation field officer Merlyn
SUICIDE SUPPORT GROUP, For survivors
of suicide. Not councillors, only offering
support. Ph Debbie 437 5171.
SUICIDE SUPPORT AND INFORMATION,
see the website CASPER.org.nz. Inquiries
call Deb Williams 434 4485.
SUPPORTING FAMILIES NORTHLAND,
Free support for families/ whanau/
caregivers who care for their loved ones
who suffer from a mental Illness. We offer
support, education and information,
advocacy. Ph 430 3844.
SWING DANCE COMPANY B, Learn this
fun dance from the 1930s/40s.
Introductory free lesson.
TAI CHI, Give it a go. Mon & Wed 6-7pm,
Ratana Hall, Kamo Rd. Ph Ben
021 217 3522 or 434 0551
TABLE TENNIS, Social mixed doubles over
30s, Mon and Fri 12.30pm-3.30pm. Wed
club night open to all 7pm-9.30pm. School
children coaching session Tues 4.15pm.
Table Tennis Northland Stadium
Kensington Park. Ph Brent Davies
027 2455 410, 437 3519. Don Redfearn
TEACHER OF ''A COURSE OF MIRACLES''
- Available full-time, Non-profit. Teaching/
study group Thursday evenings in Tikipunga
7.30pm-9pm. For details phone Colin
09 435 7493.
TAEKWON-DO (ITFNZ), Hurupaki Two free
lessons, Mon, Weds, 6pm-8pm, All ages
welcome. Ph George (4th dan) 435 0177
or 027 499 0875.
TAEKWONDO (Pacific Sun), Whangarei
Central and Ngunguru. Four free lessons.
Inquiries Dion (3rd Dan) 438 5513
TAMATERAU INDOOR BOWLS, Meets
every Tues 7.15pm, Tamaterau Hall,
Whangarei Heads Rd. New members
welcome. Ph Yvonne Yovich 436 0206.
TARGET SHOOTING, Full bore. Kauri
Mountain Range, alternate weekends from
9am. Don 437 6034.
TE KOPURU PLAYCENTRE, For families/
whanau and their children from birth to 6
years, Norton St, 09 439 0083, Mon, Tues
& Thurs 9.30am-noon.
THE NEW LIFE MISSION, Free Christian
books. Ph Phil 459 6144 or
THE ORDER OF ST JOHN CARING CALLER
SERVICE, Free daily telephone call to
senior citizens who need vital contact with
our callers. Ph 0800 780 780 during office
hours for info and also to become a caller
in the service.
THEOSOPHICAL SOCIETY, An organisation
that explores the nature of reality in both
the physical and spiritual realms. Ph
president Paul 436 2661.
THE PAPERMILL, Offers papermaking and
papercraft sessions for the disabled daily.
Build self-esteem, learn a skill, come and
have fun. Ph 438 2652.
TIAHO TRUST, Empowering disabled
people by providing disability news and
information for Northland. Website
tiaho.org.nz provides a medium for
disabled people to express their views and
opinions on issues that affect them. Tiaho
works collaboratively with community
groups, local government bodies on
projects that promote the value and
inclusion of disabled people in our
communities. Ph 430 3406.
TIBETAN YOGA, Every Friday 9.30am at
Jam Tse Dhargyey Ling Tibetan Buddhist
Temple and Learning Centre. Enquiries to:
Susan Pryor (Cert. Yoga Teacher)
433 9578 or 021 208 4167 Email:
Welcome. Suggested Koha $5
TIKIPUNGA PLAYCENTRE, For families/
whanau and their children from birth to six
years, 14 Cobham Place, Tikipunga, ph
09 437 5187, Tues, Wed and Thurs 9am-
TITOKI PLAYCENTRE, For families/
whanau and their children from birth to six
years, Mangakahia Rd, ph 09 433 1702.
TOASTMASTERS AT LUNCHTIME,For
anyone wanting to improve their
communication and leadership skills in a
supportive environment. Meet every
Wednesday, 1.05pm-1.55pm, Whangarei
Library's May Bain Room. Ph Karen Taylor
021 042 9449 or 436 2106 (a/h). Tim
Tunnicliffe 433 2232 (a/h). David Taylor
021 419 414 or 438 1092 (w).
TOASTMASTERS CLUB WHANGAREI,
meets 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the
month, from 7-9pm. For speech
communication and leadership training.
Contact Helen 09 459 5161 or Tracey
021 244 7123 toastmasters.org.nz.
TODDLER ROCK, New day And time, for
ages 1 to 6, movement to music rock n roll
style. Come have some fun and games
with your little ones. Every Wednesday at
the Ratana Hall, Kensington, look for the
pink flag at 3.30pm. Only $2 per child,
goes for 35 min. All inquiries to Sue
438 6496, Helen 437 6500 or check out
our Facebook Kensington community page.
TOTARA GROVE PLAYCENTRE, For
families/ whanau and their children from
birth to 6 years, 38 Corks Rd, Tikipunga, ph
435 1058, Mon and Fri 9am-noon.
TRANSITION TOWN WHANGAREI,
Creating healthy self-sufficient
communities. Ongoing projects and events.
Ph Martin 437 5224
TUTUKAKA COAST PLAYCENTRE,For
families/ whanau and their children from
birth to 6 years, Waiotoi Rd, ph
09 434 3492, weekdays 9.30am-noon.
TWILIGHT YACHTING, Twilight centre
board yacht racing at Onerahi beachfront,
every second Tues evening until daylight
saving finishes. Open to the public. Yacht
racing starts at 5.45pm. All types of
centreboard sailboats welcome. Ph
Onerahi Yacht Club 436 0425, or Bruce
Yovich 027 439 4993, or be there from
U3A HATEA, Meets 2nd Thursday of
month (February to November), 10am, St.
John's Church, Kamo Rd. New members
welcome. Ph Peter Whatt 437 5131 or
Noela Sayers 438 7115.
U3A WHANGAREI, Meets 4th Tuesday of
month (February to November), 10am, at
St John's Golden Church, Kamo Rd.
Entertaining and interesting speakers each
month. Ph secretary Gaye Maxwell
ULTIMATE FRISBEE LEAGUE,
Wednesdays 6pm-8pm, Otaika Sports
Park. Co-ed teams open to all ages. Ph
Jordan 028 529 8854 or
VARIETY MUSIC GROUP, Meets Onerahi
Community Hall (Church Rd), 1.30pm, 2nd
and 4th Sun. Ph 437 0646.
WAIPU PLAYCENTRE, For families/
whanau and their children from birth to six
years, ph 027 450 0647, Tues 9.30am-
12.30pm, Thurs and Fri 10am-2pm.
WAIPU RUAKAKA TOY LIBRARY, Fri
10am-1pm, Crossroad Building, Waipu, ph
Julie 432 0388.
WAIPU SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCE
CLUB, meets on Monday's at 7pm in
Coronation Hall for a fun filled evening. Why
not join them/ All welcome no partner
required. Phone Elaine or Steve 432 0532.
WALKING GROUP, Meets Onerahi
Community Hall, 8.30am Thurs. Ph
WEAVING WITH OTHERS, Meets: 3rd
Monday each Month at 10am. Kamo
Ladies Bowling Club Pavilion, 15A Three
Mile Bush Rd - Kamo. Bring table loom,
lunch, own materials. Ph: Erin
09 433 8898.
WHAKAMAMA TANGATA / Men Beyond
Violence, Do you need help? We offer an
introduction and education course for men
wanting to change to a violence-free
lifestyle. Ph Allan 438 0789.
WHANGAREI ACADEMY OF
GYMNASTICS, Gymnastics for all ages.
Preschool, school age -- recreation,
competition and adult classes. Ph 435
WHANGAREI, A COURSE IN MIRACLES
STUDY GROUP, Meets every Thursday
7.30pm at 8 Townsend Place, Tikipunga.
Ph Colin 435 7493.
WHANGAREI AMATEUR SWIMMING
CLUB, Club nights and Sunday morning
'Learn to Swim' classes at the Club rooms,
Whangarei Aquatic Centre. For more
information, please phone Skip on
438 8222 (evenings only).
WHANGAREI AMATEUR WINEMAKERS &
BREWERS CLUB, Enquiries to Gordon or
Sherrill, 09 437 3798.
WHANGAREI 60S UP, Meets 2nd Thurs,
Badminton Hall, Porowini Ave, 10am-4pm,
indoor bowls, table-tennis, cards, outings
etc. Meeting, speakers/ entertainment at
1.15pm. Ph Yvonne 436 1732.
WHANGAREI ANTIQUES CLUB, Meets
7.30pm, 3rd Weds, Raumanga Co-op
Church, Murdoch Cres. Ph John House
WHANGAREI BADMINTON CLUB, Juniors
Mon 5.30pm-7.30pm, club nights Mon and
Thurs 7pm-9pm, day club Tues 9.30am-
noon. All welcome, first time free. Ph
Sharon 437 7406.
WHANGAREI BLIND & VISION IMPAIRED
SUPPORT GROUP, Meets the last
Thursday of every month. Contact Dorette
437 7758 or Graham 438 3222
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. Ph
WHANGAREI BUDGETING SERVICE, offers
free budgeting advice and 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 BRANCH OF BADEN
POWELL GUILD, Secretary Mr Maurice
Arthur 436 2201 for information.
WHANGAREI CHORAL SOCIETY, meets
Mondays 7.30pm St Johns Golden Church
Kamo Rd. Do you like to sing? New
members welcome, especially men. Ph
Phyl 435 5445.
WHANGAREI COMBINED GUN CLUB,Clay
target shooting on the first Sunday of the
month, McAllister Road, Mangapai.
email@example.com ph Maurice 437 1901.
WHANGAREI COMMUNITY TOY LIBRARY,
Affordable toy lending for all families, 202
Bank St, Regent. Open Tuesday to Friday
9am to noon. Ph Librarian Pam Carr
WHANGAREI COMMUNITY PATROL,We
carry out night time patrols by community
patrol vehicle, and are always looking for
new suitable members to join a our friendly
dedicated group. Meeting held every
second Thursday of the Month at
Whangarei Police Station at 7pm. ph Troy
09 470 2733 or e-mail
WHANGAREI COUNTRY MUSIC CLUB,
meets 2nd and 4th Sunday each month,
7pm - 10pm; 3rd Sunday 12.30 - 4pm at
Golden Church Hall, Kamo Rd. Ph Elva
WHANGAREI CRAFT, Art Club. Meets
Golden Church, Kamo Rd, Wed 10am
(Tutor Gwen Dreadon). ph 437 7332.
WHANGAREI CROQUET CLUB, 2 Third Ave
is starting Twilight Golf Croquet every
Monday from October 17, 5.30pm-7pm.
Golf Croquet is social fun with a mental
challenge. No strenuous exercise.
Inexpensive. Easy to learn 40 min games.
All ages welcome. Flat shoes please.
Inquiries Kath 438 0576 Jan 436 2844.
We are a small friendly club, in a beautiful
setting, in the heart of town.
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. Ph Roseann 438 4155.
WHANGAREI EMBROIDERERS GUILD,
meets Feb-Nov (4 x a month) in the Training
Room at North Haven Hospice, 24A
Takahe St, Tikipunga. Ph Trish Hughes
437 1212 for meeting times and venues.
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 enquiries contact Barbara
Thomson, 437 6463.
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. Ph
436 4053 or Bruce MacKenzie 434 4460.
WHANGAREI FOLK MUSIC CLUB, Meets
3rd Fri each month. Ph Dave Smith
436 3003, firstname.lastname@example.org.
WHANGAREI HARMONY CHORUS,Fun
acapella singing. Brass Band Hall, Dyer St
Monday nights 7pm. Ph Sheryl Cumming
430 2255 (day) 435 3780 (evenings).
WHANGAREI HATEA LIONS CLUB
(mixed), Dinner meeting 1st Thurs each
month at RSA Rust Ave, 6pm. Business
meeting 3rd Thurs at Northland
Homebased Childcare rooms, 6pm. Ph
Yvonne 434 3889 or Robyn 435 1631.
WHANGAREI HEADS Community Art
Centre, ph Carole 434 0114.
WHANGAREI HEADS PLAYCENTRE,For
families/whanau and their children from
birth to 6 years, School Rd, Mon and Weds
Ratana Church, Kamo Road. For
information Ph Shelley 437 0224.
WHANGAREI HINDU SOCIETY, meets
every second Friday for bhajans and vedic
classes at the Migrant Centre, 71 Bank
Street, from 7pm. Free membership. All
welcome. Ph 430 3670 or 345 5374
WHANGAREI HOME EDUCATORS
SUPPORT GROUP, Meets weekly, ph
Shelley 436 1362 or Karen 436 4003.
WHANGAREI JIU JITSU CLUB, Train twice
a week, Mondays and Thursdays 6pm to
8pm, at the Glenbervie Hall Glenbervie. We
only teach ages 15 and up. Our fees are
$15 per month for students and $30 per
month for seniors.
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