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November Newsletter

Upcoming Fundraiser 

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 on Thursday 8th of Dec 2022. from 4 pm - 8 pm. Detail coming soon.  
Calling stall holders to this event. Please contact the WINGS office at
Text/call on 021 0829 0683

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. 
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!
  Glow Worms
Date: Friday 28th October 2022
Time:  6:00 pm dinner at Stumpys Fish & Chips.
             Followed by the walk to see the Glow Worms.
For people who don't want to have dinner please join us after
Meeting point: Outside Stumpys Fish & Chips
Address: Stumpys Fish & Chips, 121 Riverside Drive, Parahaki, Whangarei 0112

Do you fancy a starry starry night, even when it is cloudy? Well, let us go 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.
Wear sturdy footwear.
The walk is weather dependent.

Members are given priority
Count me in!
   WINGS Monthly Meeting
Date: Wednesday, 2nd November 2022
Venue: Whangarei Women's Club, Corner of Rust Ave and Alexander St.
Time: 6:30pm

Our Canadian and American friends will share their Thanksgiving Traditions with us. 
Join in for some fun and enjoyment.  

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

Mums and bubs walk
Date: Thursday 3rd November 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 027 564 6011 

Whangarei Libraries Big Day in 2022 

Date:  Saturday 5th November 2022
Time: 9:30am - 1:00 pm

Address: Whangarei Central Library

Every year WINGS has been a part of Whangarei Libraries Big Day In. It's a family event which showcases the community engagements of organisations/groups/individuals in Whangarei. 
Watch out for more information. Coming soon. 

Bring your Friends and Family

Silver Festival.
Celebrate Age, Let's Engage

Date:  Friday 11th November 2022
Time: 9:30 am - 10:30 am walk the loop (Town Basin) followed by Coffee at Sabio Coffee from 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Address: Sabio Coffee, 148 Lower Dent St. Whangarei 

The Silver Festival is an event to celebrate our older adults and acknowledge their important role & contribution to Whangarei. On this occasion, WINGS has organised a walk around the loop followed by coffee at Sabio Coffee. 

Bring your Friends and Family

Count me in!

Tutukaka Twilight Market 

Date:  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. Please click on COUNT ME IN if you can help for a couple of hours. 
Dates: Saturday 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

Count me in!
WINGS Calendar (Fundraiser)
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 /


Art and Craft

Date: RESUMES IN 2023


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. 


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: 1st November 2022
Time: 10:00 am
Venue: Café Botannix inside Palmers Garden Centre
Address: Cnr Water St &, Central Avenue, Avenues, Whangarei


 Clean Up Week - Keep Whangarei Beautiful 
Clean Up week 2022 - Keep New Zealand Beautiful.  WINGS has been a part of this initiative of keeping NZ beautiful. A group of us walked the loop picking up litter. Amazing how much rubbish was collected. We ended our walk at Sabio cafe for a well-deserved breakfast.
Wednesday Monthly Meeting - October 2022
What a lovely night it was for our monthly WINGS meeting. Great to see so many familiar faces and some newbies, after a long dark winter 
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
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


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Address: 10 Rathbone Street (above Gifts on Rathbone) 
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Thursday 9:30 am to 1:30 pm
Friday - CLOSED

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

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