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December Newsletter
2022


Please note our office will be closed from 15th December 2022 to 16th January 2023
WHAT'S HAPPENING NEXT
Upcoming Fundraiser 
KEEP YOUR 8th of DECEMBER FREE

WINGS Fundraiser event - WINGS Christmas Market & Fest. 
This December, WINGS brings you an exciting and fun-filled evening. The International Christmas Market & Festival will be held on
Thursday 8th of Dec 2022. from 4 pm - 8 pm.
Venue: St. John's Golden Church , Kamo Road


Lots of cool things to buy for Christmas presents, face painting, storytelling corner for the kids. delicious food, raffles, Santa, a Display of International Christmas traditions and much more. 

Calling stall holders to this event. Please contact the WINGS office at
wingsnz@hotmail.com
Text/call on 021 0829 0683
Volunteers needed to offer a few hours of their time during the day to support the WINGS Christmas Market and Festival.

Jobs include: Setting up, decorating the hall and packing away, selling raffle tickets, covering the information booth, and many more.
 Please click on ''COUNT ME IN' if you can help.
Call in or phone the office for more details.
Count me in!
WINGS at the Christmas Tree Festival 
St. John's Golden Church is preparing a magical Festival of Christmas trees. WINGS will have a decorated tree in the Church celebrating and advertising our organisation. All the decorations have been donated/handmade by our WINGS ladies, which will brighten up a tree. 

We need a couple of people to help us with the decoration. Please text/email at wingsnz@hotmail.com / 021 0829 0683. All we want is a couple of hours time on the 25th Nov at 11:45 am at St. John's Golden Church. 

The viewing of the trees: The trees will be displayed from the 1st - 24th December, 
Time: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm & 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Entry by KOHA.
   WINGS Monthly Meeting
Christmas Themed -- Book Swap
 
Date: Wednesday,  7th December 2022
Venue: Whangarei Women's Club, Corner of Rust Ave and Alexander St.
Time: 6:30 pm
Dress Code:  Anything Christmas

Well, here we are at the end of the month. A Festive month filled with joy, laughter, sparkles and gifts. We all like a good book don't we? Let's celebrate the last WINGS monthly theme meeting of the year with an Icelandic Christmas Tradition of giving books. Bring one pre-loved book of any genre that you are willing to part with. We will swap a book this evening. We also have the Harmony Chorus to entertain us. Stay tuned.

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

Mums and bubs walk
 
Date: Thursday 8th December 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 wingsnz@hotmail.com or ring 027 564 6011 
WINGS Calendar (Fundraiser)
Perfect Christmas present - Buy your copy today
Looking for ideas for Christmas presents?

We are super excited to announce that our WINGS Calendar is out.
Grab your Calendar for 2023 and get planned for the year ahead. The WINGS members have put this calendar together. Sharing their pictures that show the place that connects them to Whangarei. 
 
Cost: $20

You can get your calendar from the office or contact us at 021 0829 0683 / wingsnz@hotmail.com
REGULAR EVENTS
Mahjong

Date:  RESUMES IN FEBRUARY 2023
 

Art and Craft
 

Date: RESUMES IN 2023

 
THURSDAY COFFEE MORNING

New Venue - Cafe Narnia
Every Thursday (Please note we now meet at Cafe Narnia )
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. 

FRIDAY COFFEE MORNING

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 wingsnz@hotmail.com
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.

BOOK CLUB

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 kristin220@hotmail.com and Lindsey Shaw at lindseyshaw1q@gmail.com

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

 

PAST EVENTS
Rugby World Cup Aotearoa 2021
The best in Women's Rugby
A few of our WINGS ladies went to watch the Quarter finals on the 29th of Oct. Thank you to Whangarei District Council for giving away free tickets to the local communities. It was a great day filled with fun, enthusiasm and lots of cheering. 
Glow Worms
"We all enjoyed our Fish & Chips supper at Stumpy's followed by a walk along the track from Dundas Rd. to the waterfall.
Unfortunately, there were no glow worms this time but the company made it a fun evening." --- Deirdre N 
Wednesday Monthly Meeting - November 2022
It was a very fun and entertaining evening. Our Canadian friends, Liane, Norma, & Susan Cooney took us through the Canadian Thanksgiving celebration. Showing us beautiful pictures and giving us a virtual tour of Thanksgiving day in Canada. Food is always the star of the show, isn't just? There was some delicious food on the table which is eaten on Thanksgiving day. Pumpkin pie, Canadian Hay Stacks, Pecan Pie, Sweet Potatoes & Filo are Simply mouth-watering.

Next month put on your glittery and sparkling clothes like, tinsels its Christmas theme night. Bring your friends, daughters, and neighbour. 

Whangarei Libraries Big Day in 2022 






WINGS had a great day at the Library. Thank you to everyone who came in and supported us. A big shout-out to our volunteers - Gwen, Eva, Janina and Shamim.

Tutukaka Twilight Market 
Tutukaka Twilight market was great. WINGS had a great day being a part of the local community. Thank you to everyone who came in and supported us.

A big shout-out to our volunteers who have been a big support and who are our superheroes. - Gwen, Gwen's Daughter, Julia, Liza, Kameela, Jennifer Starr,  Annette, Avi, Eva and Leslie.
BUSHWIRE
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 wingsnz@hotmail.com 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 wingsnz@hotmail.com
or ring us on 021 0829 0683
Johanna is looking for 2 accountability buddies to run with their Healthpoint program leading up to Christmas. So if you are keen to drop a few kilos and gain heap of energy, message Johanna on 027 201 2481. There's just time to coach a couple of friends as she does it.. if you relate and are keen. Some things are more fun & effective with a friend. One is family and friends! The above picture shows the result of last time's programme she did. 
8 seater Dining table for sale

Large, square (1500mm X 1500mm) dining table with 8 chairs. Very solid and strong. Selling for $800. Contact Johanna on 027 201 2481
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  ttsportsnorth@gmail.com
Jean Tier -- Ph no. 027 352 0083  jeantier980@gmail.com
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 -- be-free@xtra.co.nz
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 
https://www.breastcancernorthland.co.nz/
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
Email: tehvava@gmail.com


 
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 aviva@dalan.co.nz or ring her on 021 862 638 for more info.
USEFUL LINKS
WINGS:  
www.wingsnz.org.nz 
Like our Facebook page to be updated with lots of events, networking, photos, and messages - 
https://www.facebook.com/wingswhangarei
You can join our Facebook groups - Mothers, Crafts, Dining Out, Family Events and Theme Night

Email: wingsnz@hotmail.com

MIGRANT CONNECT:  
www.cab.org.nz
Phone: 09 438 8046


MULTICULTURAL WHANGAREI:
www.multiculturalwhangarei.co.nz
Phone: 09 430 0571

ENGLISH LANGUAGE PARTNERS (ELP):  
www.englishlanguage.org.nz/whangarei
Phone: 09 438 2512
Address: 10 Rathbone Street (above Gifts on Rathbone) 
Email : northland@englishlanguage.org.nz
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Phone:
09 430 3221 (Landline) or 021 0829 068 (Mobile)
Email: wingsnz@hotmail.com
Office hours -

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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