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September Newsletter

  Bay Of Island Vintage Train Ride - Kawakawa to Taumarere
Date: Saturday 27th August 2022
Time: 10:45 am

Return train fares are: $20 adult, $18 Gold card holders, $5 child of school age, free under school age, and $45 family (defined as 2 adults & up to 3 children)

Car share encouraged. 
Priorities are given to members

Fancy a train ride which takes you across Kawakawa to Taumarere? 

50 mins return train ride from Kawakawa railway station.

Followed by Lunch at the Railway Station Café.

Bring your family along.

Count me in!
   Mushrooms and Avos
Date: Monday, 5th September 2022
Venue:  361 Mangakahia Road, 0179
Time: 9:30 am Depart from Whangarei
           10:30 am - 11:30 am tea/coffee at 'The Office' cafe in Maungatapere
           11:30 am - 1:00 pm 'Visit to Mushroom & Avos' 

Come and join us on a visit to a new and exciting business venture in Maungatapere growing native Mushrooms, including Shitake and Oyster. 
There will be an opportunity to buy some as well.

Car Sharing encouraged
Parking available 
Bring your friends and family. 

Organiser Paula Smith - 021 447 976

Count me in!
   WINGS Monthly Meeting
Date: Wednesday, 7th September 2022
Venue: Whangarei Women's Club, Corner of Rust Ave and Alexander St.
Time: 6:30pm

In this upcoming Wednesday theme meeting, we bring to you some fun games. We will be playing a variety of games which would involve everyone's participation. A super interactive and joy-filled evening. 
Please note the side effect of this evening ---- Laughter, lots of it. 

*Free to all paid members. Entrance fee of $5 for non-members.


Mums and bubs walk
Date: Thursday 8th September 2022
Time: 9:30 am
Meeting Point: Meet outside Clapham Clock Museum, Town Basin.

The last walking with the mums and their bubs was popular, so here we are making it a regular event. Calling all the mums and bubs. Let's walk the Hatea loop, a good opportunity to meet other mamas and their babies. Free parking is available behind 130 Dent Street lower Dent Street. 
Please contact Zainab at or ring on 027 564 6011 
Wharepuke Subtropical Garden - Kerikeri
Date:  Saturday, 17th September 2022
Time: 9:30 am depart Whangarei. 
Garden Tour: 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Lunch: 12 noon

Address: Whangarei Wharepuke Subtropical Garden, 190 Kerikeri Rd. 0230
$10 for adults, $5 for children, $9 concession

Wharepuke, 'House on the Hill' is set in 2 hectares of 'lush' plants and trees.
Sculpture Trail, Art Gallery and print-making studio on site. Our tour will end with lunch at the Honey House cafe (246 Kerikeri Rd).

Bring your friends, children, and family. Dogs on a lead are also welcomed.

Priorities are given to current paid members

Car Share encouraged.
Count me in!
 Clean Up Week - Keep Whangarei Beautiful 
Date:  Friday, 23rd September 2022
Time: 9:30am - 10:30am. 

Address: Walk starts from the Canopy Bridge in Town Basin. End at Sabio Cafe on 147 Lower Dent Street.

WINGS has been a part of this annual Clean Up week for several years. We join the force and get into our local community to pick up litter. An initiative to keep Whangarei Clean and Beautiful. Please join us in this effort to make a difference.
We will end our loop clean-up walk at the Sabio Coffee for a nice hot cuppa /Breakfast.
Count me in!
  Board Games - 
Date: Wednesday 21st September 2022
Time: 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Venue: Community Hub, Civic Arcade, Level 1. 37 Bank Street, Whangarei

WINGS with Multicultural Whangarei bring you the game of scrabble. 

Do you like playing board games? Come join us with a game of Scrabble. Let's connect, strategise and have fun. Bring your friends too. 
Count me in!
  WINGS Calendar (A fundraiser )
We are designing a WINGS Calendar for the year 2023. It is a part of a fundraiser. The calendar will feature10 pictures taken by our WINGS members. The images will be of the Whangarei landscape, which gives you a sense of belonging here something that you see and say "Whangarei love it here", 
Example: Abbey Caves, Whangarei Falls, Bream Head, Mount Manaia, Parahaki, Hundertwasser, Sandy bay, Langs beach, etc.
(*We need high-resolution pictures*)

The deadline is the 31st of August 2022 -- Hurry 
All the pictures will be credited.
Please email your pictures to

A date for your diary (October & November)
Tutukaka Twilight Market

Date:  Saturday 22nd October & Saturday 19th November 2022
Time: 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Address: Tutukaka Marina, Marina Rd. Tutukaka.

We need volunteers to be at the stalls.
Dates: 22nd October & 19th November
Times: 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Please contact us for more information at or ring/text us on 021 0829 0683
A couple of hours of your time is all we need. 

WINGS will have a stall at the Tutukaka Twilight Market. Come and see us there. A great opportunity to get your Christmas gifts sorted.

Bring your Friends and Family


Date:  Monday, 19th September 2022
Time: 10:00 - 12:00 pm

Venue: WINGS Office, 
Address: Whangarei Civic Arcade (upstairs), 37 Bank Street, Whangarei 0110

All women are welcome

Join us for a game of strategy and wit, and experience this old traditional game of Mahjong.

Count me in!
Art and Craft
Every 2nd and 4th Tuesday
Date: (upcoming dates) 23rd August 2022, 13th September  2022 & 27th September 2022
Time: 12:30pm 
Venue: WINGS Office, 
Address: Whangarei Civic Arcade (upstairs), 37 Bank Street, Whangarei 0110
Organiser: Lindsey Shaw (Ph: 0211367866)
All women are welcome


New Venue from September onwards - Cafe Narnia
Every Thursday (Please note we will meet in Cafe Botannix on the 26th of August )
Time: 10:30 am (all Thursdays except the last) / 11:30 am (last Thursday)
Venue: Café Narnia, 74 Kamo Road.
Address: 74 Kamo Road, Whangarei. 
Organiser: Lindsey Shaw (Ph: 0211367866)
All women are welcome

This coffee group will meet at Café Narnia from September onwards, same time, at 10.30 am,
On the last Thursday of the month, when they gather at 11.30 am and have lunch together. will also be at Cafe Narina. 


Every Friday
Time: 10:30 - 11:30 am
Venue: Sabio Coffee
Address: 148 Lower Dent Str.
Queries: Contact the office on 09 430 3221 or
All women are welcome

Let's have a chat over coffee and have an amazing start to the weekend! 

​Look for the WINGS sign on the table.

​If you choose to stay after 11:30 am, please transfer to an individual table.


Back to Café Botannix

1st Tuesday of every month

All women are welcome

We discuss books we have read. For further information, contact Kristin Kelly at and Lindsey Shaw at

Date: 6th September 2022
Time: 10:00 am
Venue: Café Botannix inside Palmers Garden Centre
Address: Cnr Water St &, Central Avenue, Avenues, Whangarei


Wednesday Monthly Meeting - August 2022
It was an amazing and very informative evening at WINGS at the Wednesday theme meeting held on the 3rd of August. 
A lot of countries celebrate their independence day in the month of August. 
We were privileged to hear about some of the country's history and what they do on their special day. 
Amongst the many, we had representatives from Indonesia, India and S. Korea who told us about their independence day and how the whole country joined in this day to celebrate special day. 

According to one of the attendees:-- 
I thoroughly enjoyed learning about the history and how the countries celebrate their independence day.
Very informative and the Indonesian girls sang their national anthem. The Independence  Day song was a highlight. --- Vivienne Williamson (WINGS Member)
   QUIZ Night 
Thank you all for your participation and support in our Quiz Night fundraiser. 
The theme: "What were you wearing when the ship went down?" was hilarious. All our teams dressed up and told us what was going on when the ship went down. 
We had the team Captain's Table, SS Parkhill team, Greasy & Steamy team, The Castaway team and the Galley Slaves team. It was an evening filled with lots of laughter, and fun. 

According to one of the quiz goers:

What a fun night - great vibe, good company from friends and great competition. Some good raffles and food was great. Thank you for putting this event on - RobynW


Another quiz goer, Paula Smith says

Jennifer roped me in. I'm not normally a great quiz nighter, never know the answers, but I was surprised by how much I liked it. Sitting at the Captain’s table with an eager bunch (of hopefully) ‘know-it-alls’ to make up for my lack of quiz knowledge was huge fun.

Great ideas for table themes and some truly inspired costumes. Lots of laughs and rivalry.

A bit of heckling was going on, the competition was fierce and of course, a little bribery and corruption was afoot.

The great effort also from the food team, lovely curries and accompaniments fitted the night perfectly and was tasty and lovingly made, couldn’t have asked for more.

Hats off to the organisers, they made a fun-filled night with a super orchestrated quiz that even I knew some of the answers too, thank you!

All in all, it was super fun and there was plenty of good company. Now inspired to go to the next one.

Thanks one and all.

 I am sure you would want to know who the winner was, what were the people doing when the ship...
Click here to find out more >>
Need to buy /sell a specific something, or swap an item. How about a lift to Auckland, find a good hairdresser, a decent restaurant for that special occasion!!  Want a good plumber, or just to make a general enquiry.
Why not try WINGS Bushwire? 
Just email your details/description to us on and it will be emailed out with the monthly newsletter.
WINGS is looking for a couple of event planners (Volunteer)

Our Lovely Deirdre has been working with the coordinators of WINGS closely organising these wonderful events. We would however appreciate the help of a couple of ladies who like organising social events. 
Please contact us at
or ring us on 021 0829 0683
The last time Avi and Eva from WINGS went down to Taupo they caught up with Rosalind. Our lovely and honorary WINGS member. Who relocated to Taupo. 
Rosalind does visit us a few times a year. She comes up to Whangarei and makes sure we have our calendar free. 

We love seeing our WINGS members, a lot of you have moved away to a different place or maybe just got too busy. We are always here for a cuppa. So pop by and as hello to us.  
Play Table Tennis for Fitness and fun 

Our WINGS Member went to play Table Tennis and very much enjoyed playing learning from others and particularly Naina. The sessions are for everyone, whether you have played before or not. Wear sports shoes and bring a drink - all equipment is provided.
COST: The first session is Free. Then it costs $5 per session.
Sessions Days: Mon-Friday 11:30 am to 3:00 pm
Wednesday 6:45 pm - 9:00pm
Fridays 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm (For Veterans)
Venue: Northland Table Tennis Centre, Mackay Stadium, Kensington.
If you want a lift or have any questions please contact Naina or Jean Tier
Naina Suri -- Ph no. 022 538 2035
Jean Tier -- Pn no. 027 352 0083
MESSAGE FROM Gwendolyn at Friendship Force

Are you interested in a more peaceful world? Curious about other people's ways of life, and cultures? Keen to mix socially? Maybe group travel, in NZ & beyond? And especially for long-term friendship? Community belonging? 
Then FRIENDSHIP FORCE OF NORTHLAND invites you to be a guest at their lively club.
Varied Monthly events, 3rd Sundays, 2 pm at the Golden Church Lounge, 149 Kamo Road -- meet & greet, food speakers, cultural songs, potluck meals, hospitality, friendships.

 "A word of friends is a world of peace." Non- Sectarian, non-religious, universal philosophy of welcome and peace to all.
Northland contact: Gwendolyn Needham
09 437 7183
Email --
Club Patron  - Mayor Sheryl Mai
Breast Cancer Support Northland Trust

As a charity, we don't know when someone is diagnosed with Breast Cancer. But we want to support the nearly 200 women who receive this news annually in our region. If you know someone who has been diagnosed, see what practical and emotional care we provide. Learn more at
NUR Belly Dance - with the talented Eva Corne

Join Eva to learn Belly Dance.
A gentle & fun exercise.
Every Tuesday, for
All levels 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm

Venue:  Badminton Hall (upstairs).
Fee: $10 per session
Phone: 021-2964840

Dalan d' Olive
Looking for a new skin care & haircare range? Dalan d' Olive's personal care range dermatologically tested, suitable for the whole family (including those with sensitive or problematic skin), formulated with Agean Olive Oil extract but NO nasties.. (NO paragons, PEG, silicon, SLES or SLS).
Get in touch with Aviva on or ring her on 021 862 638 for more info.
Like our Facebook page to be updated with lots of events, networking, photos, and messages -
You can join our Facebook groups - Mothers, Crafts, Dining Out, Family Events and Theme Night


Phone: 09 438 8046

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Address: 10 Rathbone Street (above Gifts on Rathbone) 
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Monday 10:00am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday and Wednesday  9:30 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday 9:30 am to 1:30 pm
Friday - CLOSED

Office Address: Civic Arcade (Upstairs), 37 Bank Street, Whangarei 0110

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