Whangarei Leader : November 16th 2010
26 WHANGAREI LEADER, NOVEMBER 16, 2010 NEWS Barbecue giveaway's a sizzler Lucky winner: Bob Matson, left, of Onerahi receives a Masport six-burner barbecue from Terry Hooper of Kamo Hammer Hardware. Bob was one of five winners throughout New Zealand to receive a brand new barbecue after entering Hammer Hardware Father's Day competition. Kamo Hammer Hardware also had another lucky winner earlier in the year in the nationwide Mother's Day competition. Welcome to our Milestones feature. You're all welcome to contribute. It might be a birth- day, graduation, bap- tism, birth, wedding or anniversary or just something you are proud to have done. Perhaps you've just learned to ride a bike, retired or been promoted -- you name it, we could be interested. Send your photos with names, dates and details to whangarei.editor- @snl.co.nz or post them to The Editor, Whangarei Leader, PO Box 433, Whangarei. Be sure to include a daytime phone number in case we have a ques- tion and if you have a photo make sure it is emailed to us in its original size on the camera. COMMUNITY NOTICES RULES Whangarei Leader community notices is a free service for non-profit groups and clubs in the Whangarei District. Publication is subject to space availability. To list, amend, delete or update an entry email firstname.lastname@example.org. NOTICES HOME BIRTH SUPPORT GROUP, Considering home birth? Meet every month on 3rd Weds for coffee morning. All welcome. 021-757076. HOME EDUCATORS/ SCHOOLERS Support group, Weekly activities, support for home educating families. Sharyne 437-2725, Rose 433-7557, Maggie 438-3313, www.whesg.koru.net.nz. HORAHORA SCOUT GROUP, Scouts meet Mondays 6pm- 8pm, Keas Tuesdays 4.30pm- 5.30pm, Cubs Tuesdays 6.30pm-8pm and Venturers Wednesdays 7pm-9pm. Jim 438-2070. HORAHORA PLAYCENTRE, For families/whanau and their children from birth to 6 years. Te Mai Rd. 438-3839. Mon, Tues and Thurs 9.15am- 12noon. HUKERENUI PLAYCENTRE, For families/whanau and their children from birth to 6 years. Crows Nest Rd. Weds 9.30am- 12noon. HYDROTHERAPY, Pool open Tues and Thurs 9am-11am and 1pm-3pm. The 34degC warm water has special powers in getting rid of stress and rejuvenating your body. Supervised Hydro classes Mon and Fri noon-1pm at Whangarei Aquatics, 438-7957. HYDROTHERAPY EXERCISE GROUP of Arthritis New Zealand, Two classes at Whangarei Aquatic Centre every Wednesday -- except school holidays from 11am to 11.45am -- 25 metre pool and 11.45am to 12.30pm -- Hydrotherapy pool. Instructor is a qualified physiotherapist. Sue on 438-5037. INFERTILITY SUPPORT, Meets once a month. Informal and friendly network for those experiencing infertility or going through fertility treatment. email@example.com. INNER WHEEL, Meets 7.30pm 1st Tues each month at Whangarei Women's Club Rooms, corner Rust Ave and Alexander St. Inner Wheel is one of the world's largest women's organisations with members coming from relatives or Rotary members. We promote friendship, service and foster international understanding; support local, national and international projects. 435-0325. IRISH DANCE (Einnn Rince), classes for children and adults. Jean 435-1233 or Anne 437-6339. JAZZ, Jazz Society meets first Sun each month, Salut, Bank St, 2pm-5pm. All welcome. Colin 435-6383. JUST COFFEE GROUP,to promote people, community and businesses in Whangarei.Informal social and business networking over coffee. For dates and location contact Kristi 021-0297-9913, email, firstname.lastname@example.org. KAMO BOWLING CLUB, welcomes all new and past players to come and have a go. New season starts Oct. Monday games 9am, names in by 8.30am. Bowls supplied. Flat soled shoes, jandles or bare feet okay. Twilight bowls Wednesdays 5.30pm, includes sausage sizzle. National bowls open day in October, all welcome. Dave 437-6446. KAMO CAFE CONNECTION, Meets fortnightly on Thursday 10am at Clark Rd Chapel. Morning tea (provided), fun, fellowship and topical talks. All over 50s welcome. Terry and Noelene 435-2875. KAMO GARDEN CLUB, Meets 2nd Monday of the month at Kamo Football Club, 595 Kamo Rd, 1.30pm. Sandra 435-0007. KAMO INDOOR BOWLING CLUB, Meets Thursdays 7.15pm, Xavier Catholic Church Hall, Park Ave. New members welcome. 437-3044. KAMO PROBUS CLUB, Retired men will enjoy the relaxed informality of our meetings. Good company always with worthwhile speakers and occasional meals or outings. Meet 2nd Weds monthly. Don Gwilliam 435-1779 or Max Beazley 459-4595. KAMO SCOUT GROUP, Meets Scout Hall, Three Mile Bush Rd, Kamo. Kea's (6-8yrs) Tues 4.45pm-5.45pm. Cub's (8-10 1/2yrs) Mon 5.30pm-7pm. Scout's (10 1/2-15yrs) Tues 6pm-8pm. Venturer's (15yrs+) meet casually. Katy 433-5198 a/h. KAMO TENNIS CLUB, Three Mile Bush, Kamo (opposite Kamo Primary school, down R.O.W). Welcomes new players -- juniors, Tue 3.30pm- 5pm; all seniors Tues 5.30-7.30pm; ladies -- Weds 5.30-7.30pm; Thurs 9am, very social (mothers with pre- schoolers welcome). Francie 435-0432 or Colleen 435-0822. KARATE LESSONS, Tuesday and Thursday. Kids class 6-7pm. Adult class 7-8pm. St Paul's Church Hall, cnr station Rd & Boswell St. First two lessons free. Ph 021-023-29692 (Francis). KAURI INDOOR BOWLING CLUB, Meets every Weds night & Summer nights on 2nd Weds of each month Oct-Feb. Michael 433-8823 or Topsy 433-8813. KENSINGTON BADMINTON Club, Plays at Porowini Ave Badminton Hall on Thurs -- juniors 6pm-7.30pm. Seniors -- 7.30pm-9.30pm. Kareen 435-2468 or Deidre 434-6425. KENSINGTON PLUNKET COFFEE GROUP, Thursdays from 9.30am to 11am at 1 King St, Kensington (for toddlers from one year +). Helen Harwood 437-6500. KENSINGTON WALKING GROUP, leaves Kensington Fitness Centre reception area Tues and Thurs at 5,30pm. $2 non-gym members. Liz 437-2509. KEYBOARD MUSIC CLUB, Meets 4th Sunday of the month 1.30pm at the Masonic Village Hall, 224 Maunu Rd. All welcome. Richard (09) 438-9042 or Jim 09-437-1109. KI O RAHI, Whanau Based summer module. Tikipunga High School Wednesdays 4.30pm-6pm. All ages and abilities welcome. Learn and play the game. Andrea 437-3299. LIFELINE TELEPHONE COUNSELLING, Available 24 hours seven days a week. Have someone keep you company and through difficult times, bad news or tough decisions. Let us alert you to your own strengths and resources plus provide information about the assistance available in Northland communities. 437-5055 or 0800-437-5055. LIFES WAY BIBLE CHURCH, Keep your life in balance with spiritual food. 10am Sundays -- church service. 4th Wed each month -- ladies' group 10.30am. Make friends on Fridays @ Coffee Break 10am. Cnr Tarewa/Otaika roads. 438-3014. LIGHTHOUSE -- PRETEENS WITH A MISSION, Club for kids 9 to 13 years of age. Trinity Uniting Church, cnr Kiripaka Rd and Otuhiwai Cres, Tikipunga, 6pm-8pm every 2nd Friday during school terms. Fun activities, included a food night, Mission Impossible Night and a games night. Janice Hartwell -- 459-4552 or Jennie Clarke -- 435-3890. LIGHT SEEKERS COURSE FOR WOMEN, Meets fortnightly 10.15am-11.30am presented by Church on The Road. Christine 437-0070. LINE DANCING, Tues -- learners 5.30pm-6.30pm, early intermediate 6.30pm- 7.30pm, intermediate 7.30pm-9pm. Thurs -- early intermediate 6pm-7pm, intermediate 6.30pm-8pm, advanced 7.30pm-9pm. Raumanga Community Hall, Murdoch Cres. Bev 435-6162. LINE DANCING CENTRAL WHANGAREI, Easy intermediate, 1pm-3pm. Senior Citizen Hall, Alexandra St. 438-9852. LIVING THE QUESTIONS, Monthly investigation and discussion of Christian life and ideas. We meet at 7pm at Kaurihohore Church, on the 1st Sunday of each month (May-Dec). Richard Smith 437-0821. A community activity of St. Pauls' Co- operating Church. MACADAMIA, The New Zealand Macadamia Society aims to help people grow better trees. Bev 434-7255. MAINLY MUSIC FOR CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS, Small group size, sessions tailored to children's needs. $2 per family per session. Fridays (term time only) 10am, Clark Rd Chapel, Kamo. Chris Wilson 437-3016. MAH JONG Four Winds Club, Held at Swifts Soccer Clubrooms Kamo. Wednesdays at 12.45pm. 438-2061 or 435-0052. MAINLY MUSIC, Fun interactive music sessions for pre schoolers and their parents/caregivers. St Paul's Church Centre, Cnr Station Rd and Grant St, Kamo, Thursdays at 10am. MANGAKAHIA SQUASH CLUB, Meets at Mangakahia Sports Complex, Mangakahia Rd, Poroti. Club night Wednesday 5.45pm-9pm. Juniors Friday 4pm-6pm. Ladies Sunday 3pm-5pm. All welcome. President: Boyd Matson 434-7656, Club captain: Mark West 434-6349, Treasurer: Eileen Nauman 434-7290. MANGAPAI PLAYCENTRE, For families/whanau and their children from birth to 6 years, McAlister Rd. (09) 432-2481. Mon, Tues and Thurs 9.30am- noon. MARSDEN PLAYCENTRE, For families/whanau and their children from birth to six years. McEwen Rd, 027-264-4332, Mon, Tues,Thurs and Fri 9.30am-noon. MARTIAL ART, Learn a martial art in a fun, relaxed environment. Owen 438-3866 a/h. MAUNGAKARAMEA PLAYCENTRE, For families/ whanau and their children from birth to six years. Tauraroa Rd, 027-420-4301, Mon, Wed and Fri 9am-noon. MAUNGATAPERE PLAYCENTRE, Mangakahia Rd, 434-6451, weekdays 9.30am-12noon. MAUNGATUROTO PLAYCENTRE, Hurndall St, 431-8517, Wed and Fri 9.30am-noon. MAUNU TENNIS CLUB, welcomes new members to club days from 1pm every Saturday. Twilight tennis 5.30pm Thursdays, juniors from 3.30pm Tuesdays and Wednesdays, and ladies day each Wednesday from 9am. Ray or Sue 434-6898. MEDIEVAL CLUB MEDIUS AUVUM COMITATUS, meets every Monday while the weather is fine, 6pm-8pm, back of the Rose Gardens behind Forum North. Practice in Long sword, broadsword, dagger and medieval wrestling. Other club activities include Living history camps, longbow archery, feasting and craft workshops. Alex 027-319-3030. MIDLIFE MUMS COFFEE GROUP, Tuesdays 10am- noon, Plunket Family Centre, 33 King St, Kensington. Have you had a baby a little later in life? Join our fun and friendly social group 437-1907. MID WESTERN GARDEN GROUP, Meets 1st Mon each month, 10am at Maungakaramea Hall for garden visits. Val (09) 432-3800. MODEL ENGINEERS CLUB (Whangarei), meets 2nd Thurs of month @ Miniature Train Station, Heritage Park Maunu from 6pm. Train running day 3rd Sunday each month. Colin 438-7861 or Dave 437-7250. MORNINGSIDE COUNTRY MUSIC CLUB, Meets YWCA Hall, Rust Ave fortnightly on Sunday 1.30pm-4pm. 434-7497. MT MANAIA BOWLING CLUB, Welcomes all new players. Thursdays 8.30am. Beginners or past bowlers encouraged. Wear flat soled shoes, come and have ago. Parua Bay, beside Community Hall. Twilight bowls Weds evenings 5pm from October 27 (game plus dinner $7). Iris or Chuck 436-1159. MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY Northern, Provides a fieldworker and information service for people with neuromuscular conditions and their families from Kaitaia to Turangi. 0800-636-787 or 09-415-5682. NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS, meets Fridays 7pm-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 FEDERATION, Provides encouragement, training, advice and support to all foster carers involved in the foster/ whanau/ kin care journey. 0800-628-632, www.nzfostercare.org.nz NZ RED CROSS -- KAMO BRANCH, Meets fourth Monday each month. 10am Griffin Hall, Grant St, Kamo. All welcome. Jeanette Kerr -- president. 437-3035. NORDIC WALKING, Beginners, meet Whangarei i-SITE Mondays 5.15pm- 6.15pm. Kensington Group outside Table Tennis Hall, Wednesdays 12.15pm- 1.15pm. Bream Bay group meets Waipu Museum, Wednesdays 3.30pm. Poles provided at all venues. Matt 432-0386. email Matthias@nordicwalking nz.co.nz. NORTHABLE DISABILITY 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, www.north able.org.nz . NORTHERN CLASSIC AND SPORTS CAR CLUB, Coffee nights, 2nd Thurs each month. All car enthusiasts welcome. Club runs 4th Sun each month. 435-2323. NORTHLAND AVICULTURAL 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 Catherine 433-5618. 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. NORTHLAND MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS SOCIETY, Free exercise/ stretch classes for people with MS. Facilitated by a physiotherapist. Every Monday except public holidays 11am-noon, 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. 430-6524. NORTHLAND PROPERTY INVESTOR'S ASSOCIATION, Meetings to educate and to meet with others with interests in creating wealth through property investing. 437-1700 or email@example.com for next meeting date and venue. NORTHLAND SINFONIA ORCHESTRA, Meets Weds 7-9pm, Brass Band Hall, Dyer St. New members welcome. Nigel 459-6183. 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, 438-4453. 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 09-405-8758. 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. 438-7524. ONERAHI BOWLING CLUB, Alamein Ave, Onerahi. Twilight bowls Mondays 6pm. All welcome. 436-0584 after 4pm. ONERAHI COMMUNITY 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 9.30am- 12.30pm. ONERAHI RESOURCE CENTRE, Open Weds-Thurs 9am-3pm. 436-3203 or 027-4-294 315. ONERAHI TENNIS CLUB, Ormiston Rd, Onerahi. Club days-Wednesday from 8.30am and Sunday from 9am. New players welcome. Stephen 436-2095, or Warren 436-0650. 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 9.30am. 459-4429 or 435-2266. ORNITHOLOGICAL SOCIETY, Meets 2nd Thursday each month, 7.30pm. New members welcome. Kevin/ Pauline 437-6470. OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS, Meets Tuesdays 5.30pm- 6.30pm; Plunket Rooms, Corner King St and Kamo Rd. Kath 021-130-9851 for more information. PAINTING -- OILS AND ACRYLICS, Friendly group meets Wednesdays 1pm, Reyburn Studio. No tutor. New members welcome. 438-7350, 437-2339, or 437-3448. PAKOTAI/ PARAKAO PLAYCENTRE, For families/ whanau and their children from birth to 6 years. Mangakahia Rd, (09) 433-1155, Wed 9.30am-noon. 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-noon & 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. northland@parent2 parent.org.nz. 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 or www.parentscentre.org.nz . PARKINSONS SOCIETY NORTHLAND, Whangarei Support Group meetings first Friday of month (Feb- Dec),11am. Bring plate for shared lunch. Venue and info -- Leonie 436-1196. PARKLANDS PLAYCENTRE, For families/ whanau and their children from birth to 6 years, 26 Tait St, Kamo. 435-0965 weekdays 9am-noon. PARUA BAY GARDEN CLUB, Meets 1st Thursday of the month. Mary Smith 436-1061. 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.
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