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July Newsletter

Planetarium Visit
Date: Saturday, 25th June 2022
Time: Meet at 5:45 pm
Fees: $15  for WINGS members
           $20 for NON-WINGS members (Tickets must be booked in advanced)
Minimum Age: 5, Maximum age 13.8 billion years.
Address: 500 State Highway 14, Maunu
Max number: 24 

5 Spots left -- Hurry 

Priorities are given to members.
Car Pool encouraged.
Partners welcome.

Enjoy a trip to the Planetarium. Night shows come with the opportunity to look through the telescope at the stars after the show has finished.

This is a family-friendly event, so bring your friends and family with you. The little ones would enjoy it too.
Count me in!
   Glitter Balls
Date: Saturday 2nd July 2022
Time: 7:00 pm
Address: ONEONESIX, Whangarei 
Tickets: Entry $20 (Presale) $25 (Door Sales)

Right ladies take out your glittery dresses and on the dance floor. It's going to be some classic retro vibes. 
Please contact Gwen at 021 152 0437 if you are going. 

Click on the link below to buy your tickets
    WINGS Monthly Meeting
Date: Wednesday, 6th July 2022
Venue: Whangarei Women's Club, Corner of Rust Ave and Alexander St.
Time: 6:30pm

Meet our superhero. These are the ab fabs of WINGS who are the brains behind the WINGS organisation, keeping sailing smoothly. 

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


Mums and bubs walk
Date: Thursday 7th July 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 
The Jordan Luck Band
Date: Friday 15th July 2022
Time: 8:00 pm
Venue: The Butter Factory, Whangarei 

July is a month of dancing Ladies and Gents. Hope we have got our dancing shoes all shining bright. 
The Jordan Luck Band will be performing for Whangarei on the 15th. Some of the Kiwi classics, taking you down memory lane. 
Please contact Liane Blair on 0211116711 if you are going. 

Please click below if you have not bought your tickets yet.
     Glow worms
Date: Friday 29th July 2022
Time: 6:00 pm we start walking to see the Glow Worms.
           Followed by dinner at Stumpy's fish & chips.
Meeting point: Outside Stumpy's Fish & Chips
Address: Stumpy's Fish & Chips, 121 Riverside Drive, Parahaki, Whangarei 0112

Do you fancy a starry starry night, even when it is cloudy? Well, let us go a hunt for some glowworms. Just a little walk up Dundas Road and there it is. Beautiful glowing creatures. 
Bring your partner, friends & family along. 
We will car share due to limited parking up the hill.

Please bring a torch/head torch.

Members are given priority. 
Count me in!
   QUIZ Night 
We are back with our QUIZ fundraiser.
A new Theme:
" What were you wearing when the ship went down?"
A new date:
Saturday 13th of August.
Venue: Onerahi Community Hall
Ticket: $15, Food (Optional) $10 No Bar/ BYO

Please register your team soon.
No Team no worries. We will find you a team
Count me in!

Date:  Monday, 19th July 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) 28th June, 12th July & 26th July 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

Every Thursday
Time: 10:30 am (all Thursdays except the last) / 11:30 am (last Thursday)
Venue: Café Botannix at Palmers 
Address: Cnr Water St & Central Avenue, Avenues, Whangarei
Organiser: Lindsey Shaw (Ph: 0211367866)
All women are welcome

This coffee group meets at Café Botannix at Palmer’s in the plant centre at the corner of Central Avenue and Water Street, at 10.30 am, EXCEPT for the last Thursday of the month, when they gather at 11.30 am and have lunch together. Palmers has a convenient place for free parking.


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: 5th July 2022
Time: 10:00 am
Venue: Café Botannix inside Palmers Garden Centre
Address: Cnr Water St &, Central Avenue, Avenues, Whangarei


 Pink Ribbon Walk & Coffee Morning 27th May 2022

Well, it turned out to be a rainy day, so we had to cancel our walk but we spent a nice time talking to the lovely ladies all dressed up in pretty pink. Sabio Cafe was nice, warm and cosy inside. 
 Lunch at Marsden Estate - KeriKeri
Ladies who lunch- A group of us had a lovely lunch soaking in the amazing view on a sunny day. The food was very Moorish too and of course, we had a sample of the wine! 
Here is what a couple of ladies have to say.

It is a beautiful setting with wide-ranging views, rows of grapevines, a pretty garden and a lake. The service was excellent and the food was a good value. I definitely recommend it as a place to go back for a special occasion and take your visitors. -- Deirdre Nicholls 

"We had a lovely lunch at Marsden Estate in Kerikeri. A superb setting and great food!" - Sue Mostert
Wednesday Monthly Meeting - May 2022
Life on a Greek Island
It was an interesting and a privilege to hear Jennifer Starr's life living on Agistri in the beautiful Aegean sea.
She shared stories of the children swimming in the warm blue waters from the sandy beaches; of ferry rides to the Greek mainland and the ancient city of Athens.

Learning the language was a  challenge especially mastering new vocabulary when the children started school which could only begin once the local priest arrived and performed a blessing. There were many special days of festivals and celebrations. The children wore the national colours of blue and white with the top student having the honour of carrying the flag.

We saw photos of stunning scenery, mountains, rivers and the azure sea surrounding the tiny island.

Jennifer made a traditional Greek pudding called Galatopita. A delicious bake. find out the recipe on the website.
We also had a visit from our previous Chairperson, the lovely Mina Crisp, (A video chat from England)
Click on the link below...
Read and see more photos here >>
Mums & Bubs walk - June 2022
Wet and Windy day didn't stop us, mums, with our little bubs from taking a walk around the loop. The kids did their thing, some dozed off, some wanted snacks, some wanted cuddles, and some were just looking around with their curious little eyes. 6 of us had a great time exchanging notes on how our bubs are and what are they doing. A great day ended with a well-deserved hot chocolate/coffee/ breakfast.  

The mums and bubs group will be held on the first Thursday of every month. 
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.
Sofa Bed - Looking for a buyer

Looking to sell this Sofa bed. 
Bought this sofa bed 3 years ago from URBAN SALES. A very nice and comfortable sofa and bed.
Price: $250
Cushions are not included. 
Please contact Shamim on 021 0248 6340
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 

At the WINGS meeting on the 6th of April Naina Suri, Northland table tennis coach invited us to take part in a new session of table tennis she is starting for women. It takes place from 9 am - 11 am on Tuesday morning.

Jean Tier our WINGS Member went 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
Just Beginners Level -  6:45 pm to 7:30 pm

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

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Get in touch with Aviva on or ring her on 021 862 638 for more info.
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Thursday 9:30 am to 1:30 pm
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Office Address: Civic Arcade (Upstairs), 37 Bank Street, Whangarei 0110

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