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May Newsletter

WINGS Monthly Meeting
Date: Wednesday, 4th May 2022
Venue: Whangarei Women's Club, Corner of Rust Ave and Alexander St.
Time: 6:30pm

Join us at WINGS Annual General Meeting and have your say. Learn about what is happening and what is coming up at WINGS and meet the new committee.

Pizza for Dinner.

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

 Indonesian Cooking 
Date: Friday 13th May 2022
Venue: Tutukaka (Address given upon Booking)
Time: 11:00 am to 2:00pm

Price: $10 

Fancy some Indonesian lunch? How about we learn how it is made the way an Indonesian would make it at home. Book in quickly for fine dining in, with the view of Tutukaka Marina. 
What's for the menu?
Casava Cake
Nasi Goreng

Another attraction as a bonus is Kayaking. If you are interested in Kayaking, jump in the Kayak (Provided) after lunch or just a short walk. 

Count me in!
Jam Tse Dhargyey Tibetan Buddhist Centre. 
Date: Wednesday, 18th May 2022
Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm
Address:159 Parakiore Rd, Kamo, Whangarei 

All women are welcome

It's a quiet, calm and peaceful place. This Buddhist Temple is located high up in Kamo with an amazing view. Let us go up there and give ourselves a little break from our busy and hectic life. 
Count me in!
 Lunch At  Omata Winery in Russell
Date: Saturday, 28th May 2022
Time: 10:00 am Departure from Whangarei
Lunch: at 12:30
Address: 212 Aucks Rd. Russell, 0272
Book by: Wednesday, 16th of May

Car Pool encouraged.

Partners welcome.

The Omata Estate in Russell has a highly recommended restaurant. It has an amazing view and wonderful wine. Let us soak in the view and treat ourselves to the delicious food. 

Count me in!

Date:  Monday, 16th May 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!
Due to the low number of interest, we have decided to postpone it to a later date in the year.
Please email us for your refund at

Date: 2022 Later in the Year (Saturday)
Venue: St' Johns Golden Church
Address: 149 Kamo Road.

Calling all stallholders and Beauty therapists to book in your space before they go.
Email us your interests at

Art and Craft
Every 2nd and 4th Tuesday
Date: (upcoming dates) 26th April, 10th May & 24th May 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

Coffee group for people who like a quieter setting. The quiet 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: 3rd May 2022
Time: 10:00 am
Venue: Café Botannix at Palmers
Address: Cnr Water St &, Central Avenue, Avenues, Whangarei


Wednesday Monthly Meeting - April 2022

We had a very informative evening at the WINGS Wednesday meeting learning about Driving Miss Daisy. It is fascinating to know that this service is not just about driving you from point A to point B but also a companion driving service. They take great care in helping their clients to get to their destination. They give a confirmation call a night before and wait patiently for the client to leave their homes. 
We ended this evening with a round of Table Tennis games which was great fun. The lovely Naina who is a coach for the Northland Table Tennis taught us the basics making it exciting. 

Meet the calves - April 2022

We all enjoyed our visit to Robyn and Steve's farm. Glorious weather, delicious morning tea and lovely meeting the 'new-born' calves. We were even able to get up close.
Brainstorming session at WINGS- April 2022
We held a brainstorming session at WINGS. A group of us from WINGS along with Plunket and Table Tennis Northland came together to discuss the events we can organise to cater for all age groups.
Some really good ideas were thrown on the table. 
We even pulled our Co-Founder Liane in to dig into some past events they held. People seemed inspired. 
Gwen our Co vice-Chair did an amazing job of chairing the meeting and watching the time. 

So if you have some ideas which you think can be included in our Events planner pop into our office to see our lovely Eva or Zainab and talk to them. or email us at
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.
It is always a delight to meet our WINGS members who have moved away from Whangarei. A lot of you might know Rosalind, who was with WINGS as a committee member, as a treasurer and as a very active volunteer at WINGS. She moved down to Taupo with her husband a few years ago. She is also the face behind starting our WINGS Taupo branch coffee morning every Friday. 
She still comes to visit us up in Whangarei frequently

Our lovely Avi and Eva were in the Taupo area at the end of March so they took this opportunity to pay her a visit, a surprise visit. They spent some good quality time there, catching up and exploring the Taupo Botanical Garden.

So if you are in Taupo, do give her a call.
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 7182
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

Book NUR HABIBI Performance Group for your next functions, i.e. birthday, hens night, Christmas do, workshops, etc.
Please contact Eva 021-2964840
Or Anna 0272313259
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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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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