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June Newsletter

Please note our new office hours, starting May 2021

Monday and Tuesday 9:30 am - 1:30 pm
 Wednesday 9:30 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Friday - CLOSED
Fresh News!
A BIG congratulation to our WINGS Coordinator Zainab and her hubby Shak for the arrival of their little baby boy early this morning Wednesday 19th May. Both mum and baby are doing great. Welcome to parenthood guys, and may your family be blessed with your new bundle of joy :)

Please note that Eva Corne will cover for Zainab during her maternity leave.
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Date: Tuesday 25th May 2021
Time: 10 am - Meet at Whangarei Pools car park (behind the swimming pool off Ewing Rd)

           Car Share to Whangarei Heads - Munro Bay (sign posted)
Address: Whangarei Heads - Munro Bay

Contact: Mina -

Come and join Mina for an opportunity to see some renowned artists working together to produce some high-quality pieces of art using glass, wood, weaving, carving, ceramics etc to be auctioned at Forum North on Saturday 29th May, 2021.
WINGS will be providing food for sale as a fundraiser at Forum North at the Saturday auction.
Please contact Mina directly if you would like to come join her on this outing.

WINGS Monthly Meeting
Leaving Home, Going Home and Being Home
Date: Wednesday, 2nd June 2021
Time: 6:30 pm
Venue: Whangarei Women's Club
Address: Corner Rust Avenue and Alexander Street

Sue-Anne is a Singapore-qualified lawyer, homemaker and mother of 2 school-going children. She is an active volunteer member with the Multi-Ethnic Collective (MEC). The MEC is a community advisory group working alongside government partners, namely Immigration NZ, Office of Ethnic Communities, NZ Police, Whangarei District Council and Multicultural Whangarei.
Sue-Anne aims to share a bit of her journey settling into Whangarei as an ethnic minority, her challenges in adjusting culturally and how she has developed her perspective and attitude to now be able to call Whangarei home. Sue-Anne hopes to share a few reflections on developing cultural intelligence, not as an expert, but as a fellow sojourner alongside the audience.

* Free to all paid members. Entrance fee of $5 for non-members.
* Please bring a plate to share.

Afternoon Tea
Date: Wednesday, 9th June 2021
Time: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Venue: At a member's home

Contact: Please contact Sarah Pollard for the address
0212570816 (texts only please)

Join us for a WINGS nice and relaxing afternoon tea at a member's home. Please bring a small plate to share.

A Game of Mahjong
Date: Monday, 21st June 2021
Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Venue: WINGS Office

This is getting quite addictive! We love our Mahjong and we think you should try it too. Join us for a game of strategy and wit, and experience this old traditional game of Mahjong.

Mahjong is a strategy game that originated in China. It's similar to rummy, but it's played with tiles instead of cards. Generally, you play with 4 people. The goal is to form 4 sets or sequences and a pair, creating Mahjong!
Bring your thinking hats :)

Count me in!
Dining Out Evening
Date: Friday, 25th June 2021
Time: 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Venue: Lonestar Whangarei
8 Kensington Ave
* Partners welcome

Join us for a fun dining evening at this new hot spot in Whangarei, and enjoy some quality time with a group of awesome people.

Count me in!
Visit to the Papermill
Date: Wednesday, 30th June 2021
Time: 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Venue: The Papermill
38 Kamo Road - Parking available in Graham Road or Kensington Shops
Fee: $5 for member. $10 for non-members
Optional: Coffee, brunch or lunch at a nearby café

Papermill is a unique small business where intellectually, physically and emotionally challenged people can build esteem, confidence and life skills through papermaking.
Join for for a studio tour and paper-making workshop.
Beautifully designed and crafted items on sale - so bring your cash and cards.

Count me in!
Every Thursday
Time: 10:30 am (all Thursdays except last)/ 11:30 am (last Thursday)
Venue: Botanix Cafe at Palmers
Address: Cnr Water St &, Central Avenue, Avenues, Whangarei
Organizer: Lindsey Shaw (Ph: 0211367866)
All women are welcome

Coffee group for people who like a quieter setting. The quiet coffee group meets at Palmer’s cafe 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 Cafe has a convenient place for free parking.


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

All women are welcom

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.


1st Tuesday of every month
Date: 1st June 2021
Time: 10:30 am

Venue: Botanix Café at Palmers
Address: Cnr Water St &, Central Avenue, Avenues
Admission: Totally FREE

All women are welcome

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


Every 2nd and 4th Tuesday
Date: 8th June and 27th June 2021
Time: 12:30 pm

Venue: WINGS Office
Address: Civic Arcade (level 1), 37 Bank St. Whangarei

All women are welcome

Would you like to get your needlework sorted out, or just knit and a natter?

Join us on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month.  For further information please contact Lindsey on 021 136 7866 or 09 971 8675 / email -

Count me in!
Dining Out Evening -  The Crazy Cowgirls of Pemberley Ranch
Wings’ ladies and partners enjoyed a meal and show at Whangarei’s Octagon theatre for our ‘Dining Out’ evening on 23rd of April.
The play/musical by Jon Jory, was a light-hearted adaptation of Jane Austin’s classic, Pride and Prejudice, originally written over 200 years ago in 1813.
The cast gave a professional and lively performance with particular praise going to the leads and, of course, our own Michelle Briggs, a long-time member of WINGS :)
The story was moved from ‘olde England’ to Pemberly Ranch in America but the seasoned plot remained familiar:  Mr. and Mrs. Bennett keen to marry off their brood of daughters who wanted to marry for love and not the desperately needed money.
With some drama, scandal and intrigue, feisty Lizzie got her man and there was a ‘happy-ever-after’ ending for all the family.

Our Annual General Meeting proved to be a fun-filled occasion attended by 38 members.
Superbly organized by Mina Crisp, all the important and legal requirements were covered
followed by thanks to the many members of last year’s committee without whom WINGS
could not function.
The hugely important contribution of our sponsors was gratefully acknowledged.
Dawn Spence, Norah Dodson and Robyn Wildeman were elected to the new committee.
Deirdre Nicholls stood down after several years as secretary to take up her new role as
Events Coordinator.
Lindsey Shaw and Paula Smith were awarded ‘Volunteers of the Year’ in recognition of their
outstanding contribution to the life of WINGS over the past years
The evening concluded with spot prizes, gifts, presentations and a delicious shared supper
provided by Mina.

More photos of our evening here >>

On Friday 7th May, team WINGS ladies, prettily clad in pink, met bright and early at the Clock Museum in Whangarei's Town Basin. Our mission-to walk The Loop to raise awareness of breast cancer. It was a bright sparkling morning and the walk gave us an opportunity to catch up with each other and meet new friends. 
We stopped for a breather by the iconic harbour bridge, Te Matau a Pohe, and unexpectedly Janina led us in a rather lovely spontaneous Tai Chi session with the backdrop of the beautiful Hatea River.
We ended up at Sabio's coffeeshop for breakfast where several other WINGS ladies were already enjoying their coffee. The Ladies were most generous and the Koha donations raised in excess of $90, which Sabio Cafe will pass on. Thank you to Sabio Cafe for welcoming us.

A couple more photos here>
What a great event that was. All the hard work paid off and WINGS launched Pamper Day 2021 on Friday 15 May with a fantastic turn up of amazing women. More than 200 visitors supported our fundraiser and for that we are very grateful.
Everyone enjoyed their time. Some very lucky winners got fabulous prizes, and most ladies had relaxing and fun pampering treatments, and bought great goodies by local vendors and stall holders.
A very special thank you to our awesome volunteers and members who made it all happen. Thank you ladies!
Another huge thank you goes to our generous sponsors who donated so much to make this event a success.
Finally, a big thank you to our Mayor Sheryl Mai, who officially opened Pamper Day and joined us inside.

More photos of Pamper Day 2021 here >>
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.

Great Opportunity

Beautiful self-contained, fully furnished unit on Beach Road, Onerahi, right next to the water. Suitable for a single professional. 
Please contact the owner on 021 0248 6340

NUR Belly Dance - with the talented Eva Corne

(UPDATE) Join Eva to learn Bellydance, a great source of exercise and a fun means of socialization. Every Tuesday at Dance Room, Northland Badminton Hall, Porowni Ave All Levels -  5:15 pm to 6:15 pm Fee: $10


I have a couple of wild doves visiting my garden and would like to encourage them to stay.  I'm looking for an old unwanted dovecote or happy to pay reasonable cost to have one built. Contact Carolyn Bond at


My son and his wife and 2 children are moving here to Whangarei from Germany and will be out of quarantine by 18/03/21.

They will be looking for a house to stay in while they try and find a rental or house to buy.

Is there anyone who needs a house sitter for a couple of months from mid March while they settle? Or even a rental that is available from mid March.

They have 2 sons - 12 years and 7 years.

Please contact Jenny de Vetter 027 414 1286


Dalan d'Olive

Looking for a new skin and haircare range, one of our members may have just the thing you are after.
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 parabens, PEG, silicon, SLES or SLS). 
Please get in touch at  email: or mobile number  021862638 for more information.

ZUMBA is a total workout, combining all elements of fitness - cardio, muscle conditioning, balance and flexibility, boosted energy and a serious dose of awesome each time you leave class.

MONDAY low impact class (9:30 am)

THURSDAY (9:30 am)

SATURDAY (9:30 am)



50 John Street

​Call 022 1978997

$12 Casual

$90 Concession Card (10 classes)



Microsoft Excel classes at a date, time and venue chosen by participants (WINGS office is ideal).
Provided by a local Excel training tutor. Beginner or advanced, all levels available.

groups of 6 at $10/person. 
Contact Kristine on 021 1705 119 for more information.


Hello, ladies! I am happy to offer a special gift for Wings members healing facial massage for $39 including cleansing, exfoliation, detoxification mask and massage, head, neck and face.
Valid until 30.09.2020
We are in CBD. 1 room, 2nd floor, Rathbone st.
Please book your relaxation hour by text or call 0211838177 Farida

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

Phone: 09 430 0571

Phone: 09 438 2512
Address: 10 Rathbone Street (above Gifts on Rathbone) 
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Thursday and Friday 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

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

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