Northern News : December 1st 2010
25 NORTHERN NEWS, DECEMBER 1, 2010 NEWS NOTICES Air Training Corps 25 Squadron (District of Kaikohe), Tuesday night ATC Hall, Clifford St (beside the Fire Station). Information from unit commander 401-2171 (Tuesdays 6.30pm-9pm) or a/h 405-2384. ACC Support Group Far North, Support and assistance for ACC claimants. Tel: 405-3141 or 021-029-61639. Alcoholics Anonymous, family groups, weekly and fortnightly meetings. Kerikeri meeting details 407-5444. Kaikohe meet every Monday at 12.30pm at Lindvart Park sports pavilion. Tel: Gary 09 405 7833. Alzheimers Society Northland Kerikeri, Meets in Herb Murray Room, Kerikeri Village Trust, third Wednesday of month, 1pm. Rawene meets at Ambulance Hall, third Monday of month, 9.30am- 11.30am. Information, 407-3010. Arthritis NZ Information and Support, Free monthly clinics in your area. Contact 0800-663-463. Age Concern Mid North, 128 Kerikeri Road. Accredited visiting service, health promotion and social activities. Membership $10 pa. Phone 407-4474. 24-hour answerphone. Bay of Islands Runners and Walkers, Meets every Saturday at 8 am in Summer and 9am in Winter for a walk or run. Contact Gea, 405-7773. Bay Shutterbugs Camera Group, Meets monthly every 3rd Sunday. Novices to professionals welcome. Information 407-8695 or 405-0235. Bay of Islands Aero Club, Next to terminal at Kerikeri Airport. Piper Cherokee and Cessna 150 aircraft available for hire, instructor available. Meet 1st and 3rd Sunday for dinner, licensed bar. Social membership available. Contact Alan Murgatroyd 407-8885. Bay of Islands Classic and Sports Car Club (Inc), A social car club for anyone interested in cars and motoring activities. All car enthusiasts welcome. For more information phone (09) 407-4688. Bay of Islands Dressage Group, Meets fortnightly at Kaikohe Showgrounds for group rallies. We welcome new adult members and children over 10 years. Start time 11am. Inquires to 405-9638 or 401- 055. BOI Branch New Zealand Society of Genealogists, Meets fourth Saturday on the months January to November at North Tech, corner Kerikeri and Hone Heke roads, Kerikeri. 9.30am to 12.30pm. Contact 401-7078 BOI Diners Club, Meets monthly at different restaurants. Phone for membership details. Tel, 407-5364 or 407-7770. BOI Federation of Women's Institute, Kaikohe meets second Monday of month 11am at senior Citizens Hall; Taumarere/Opua meets first Tuesday 10.30am Taumarere United Rugby Football Hall. For more information 401-2591. Bay of Islands Garden Club meets, 1st Tuesday of each month, new members welcome, for more information contact (09) 404-1355 or (09) 407-7634. BOI Travel Club, Now meets at The Club, Cobham Rd, Kerikeri, last Friday of the month at 6pm. New members welcome. Bookings essential. More information ph 407-8907 or 401-0412. BOI Waldorf Education Trust, Playgroup meets Monday 9am- 12pm at Manoah, 1188 Bulls Gorge, SH10 Kerikeri. Toy making and craft group meets last Friday of each month in each others homes. Festivals and parent education workshops are organised by term. Contact 401-9915 or 405-9212. Business and Professional Women BPW, Kerikeri Business and Professional Women meet at Woodlands, 126 Kerikeri Rd, 6.15pm second Wednesday of month. Information on 407-4245. Cancer Society, Information and support to people and whanau at time of cancer diagnosis. Information also available on reducing risk of developing cancer. For information, contact Daffodil House 437-5593 or 0800-366-066. Cadets, The Kerikeri Cadet Unit, commonly known as the Army Cadets, meets Thursdays from 6.30pm to 8.30pm at Kerikeri High School. Accepting new recruits aged 13 to 15 during February. Information from Unit Commander 021-626-569. Ceilidh-Celtic music song and dance, Mangonui Hall on 3rd Saturday of month. Doors open 7pm. Dancing begins 7.30pm. Entry $2 plus a plate. Music by local musicians. Citizens Advice Bureau Cobham Rd, Kerikeri, Service from Kaeo to Kerikeri and Bay of Islands; Kawakawa to Kaikohe and across to Hokianga. Free confidential service. Phone 407-9829 or 0800-367-222 Monday-Friday 9.30am-3.30pm. Coastguard BOI, 24-hour, 7 days radio coverage. Get involved! Training courses available or join for the benefits. Meet Tuesdays at Wiroa Rd base, 7pm. Phone 407-4071 for information. Come Dancing, Waipapa Hall, Thursdays 7pm-9.30pm, teaching available waltz, foxtrot, etc. Cost $5 a person to cover hall hire expenses. Inquiries 407-5447. Computer Club for the over 50s, Many courses with low fees, daytime and evening classes. SeniorNet Kaikohe. Tel, 401-0424. Down Syndrome, Whangarei & Districts Down Syndrome Support Group meets every third Wednesday at the Child Health Centre, Whangarei 7.30pm. Phone 434-6723 or 437-1267. Family Playgroup Kaikohe, Tuesdays 10am-1pm. Anglican Church Hall, Clifford St, Kaikohe. Tel, 401-1783. Far North Federation of Womens Institute,Te Karae (Hokianga Area) meet first Wednesday at 10.30am in the Fire Brigade Station - Kohukohu. North Night (Kaitaia) meet second Monday at 5.30pm. Waikuruki (Kaitaia ) meet third Tuesday of month 1.30pm. Takahue meet third Wednesday in the Takahue Hall at 10am. New members welcome, for more information contact 09) 406-7523. Far North Playcentre Association - centres in Awanui, Herekino, Houhora, Kaitaia, Pamapuria and Peria. All Charities Commission registered. For info on these early childhood education centres, contact Fleur Brassett (09) 408 4338 or visit www.playcentre.org.nz. Far North Riding Club, Members meet for great horse treks across stunning locations. New members and guests welcome. For more info call Rebecca Clay on 407-7197, or Belinda Peddie on 402-7115. Gambling Helpline, A free confidential 24 hour service offering professional telephone counselling to people with gambling problems and those affected by someone else's gambling. Gambling Helpline 0800 654 655 Gay in the Bay, A social group of gay and lesbians meet on a monthly basis with activities to promote friendship and fun in the Northland area. For contact see our website www.gayinthebay.co.nz. Guides Northland, Pippins, Brownies, Guides and Ranger units throughout the north. Girls 5 to adult. Fun and personal growth. Information 401-0863. Her Business, Women into self- employment meet third Tuesday of month for networking and a guest speaker. Tel, 407-7552. Health and Disability Advocates, Free, confidential service, advocates help consumers resolve issues with health care or disability provider. Information, options and support. Phone Kaitaia 408-7189, Kaikohe 401-1819, head office 0800-555-050. Hospice Mid-Northland, Pathways Support Group for those of all ages experiencing grief-related changes in their lives. 4th Thursday of month 10am-noon. Stella Drive, Kerikeri, 407-7799. Kaikohe Aged Widows and Invalids Association, Meets first Tuesday of month at 1.30pm in the Senior Citizens Hall. Information, 405-2292. Kaikohe Community Arts Council, Promoting arts and culture within our community for our community. Meets 1st Wed of every month @ Mid North Motor Inn, 5.30pm. email, firstname.lastname@example.org. Ph, 401-0077 or visit the Nursery Box. Kaikohe Garden Club, Meets 4th Monday of month at the Senior Citizens Hall, Tawanui St, at 1.30pm. Annual subs $10. New members welcome. Information, 401-1105 or 405-9555. Kaikohe Gliding Club, Flying Thursdays and Sundays at Kaikohe Airfield, Mangakahia Rd, Kaikohe. Phone 407-8454 or 401-1157. Kaikohe Ladies Simply Social Club, Meet for dinner Mid North Motor Inn, last Wednesday of the month, 6.15pm. Further information contact Dot Field 401-0429. Kaikohe Playcentre, Family Co- operative Early Childhood Centre. Mondays, sessions for first time parents and babies up to one year old, 11am to 1.30pm. Tuesdays to Fridays general sessions for children up to six years, 9.45am- 12.30pm. Tel, 401-0905. Kaikohe Pony Club, Rallies at Waimate North Showgrounds. For information, phone Michele Cook on 021-849-203 or email michele--- email@example.com. Kaikohe Rotary Club, Meets 5.30pm Wednesdays at the RSA. Ring Noel Birchall on 401-1700 for meal arrangements. Kaikohe Rambling and Tramping Club, tramps every three weeks to a month within the district. They welcome new members. For more information call Lyn on (09) 401-9338 or Cynthia on (09) 4019-128. Kaikohe Senior Citizens, Fun and games for elderly every Tuesday 1.30pm-3pm, Senior Citizens Hall, Tawanui St, Kaikohe. Bowls, housie, your ideas welcome. Information on 401-0312. Kaikohe Simply Social Club, Meets last Wednesday month, Mid North Motor Inn. All women are invited to come along any age, any size have a meal with us and be Simply Social. Contact Dot Field (09) 401-0429. Kaikohe Yun Jung Do Club, Martial art training for all ages. Mondays and Wednesdays 5.30pm-8.30pm Kaikohe Memorial Hall. Non- contact, non-competitive self defence. Phone 401-3030 (John Cowan). Kaitaia ALZ Club, Provides relief for carers of people with Alzheimers. Meetings held in Kaitaia and Mangonui fortnightly. For information phone Georgie, at the Switzer Home, 408-1480. Kaitaia Croquet Club, Matthews Avenue. Thursdays and Saturdays. Coaching available. Contact Lynda 408-4007. Kaitaia Mahjong Group, Tuesdays at Croquet Club, 1pm. Phone Margaret on 406-7059. Kaitaia Peoples Centre, General information, advocacy and free legal clinics. Hofstede Arcade, Office 2, 90 Commerce St, Kaitaia. All enquiries confidential. Opening hours 9am to 2pm Monday to Friday. Contact (09) 408-3378. Kawakawa Kiwi Weight Watchers, This support group meets at the Kawakawa Fire Brigade Lounge Tuesdays 5pm. Inquiries to Shirley 404-0004. Kawakawa Playcentre, Albert St, Kawakawa. Licensed, educational and fun sessions for children 0-6yrs, Tuesday and Thursday 9am- noon. Wednesday for extended learning in preparation for school children three and older) 9am-noon. Call 404-0114. Kerikeri Artcraft Society, Working groups and tutored workshops for all levels in painting, drawing, needlecraft, photography and clay sculpture. Phone 407-8476. Kerikeri Athletic & Striders Club, Sunday coaching seminars, Kerikeri High School, 10am-1pm. Phone 407-8982. Kerikeri Bridge Club, Thursday evenings, play starts 7.30pm. For partners, call 407-9884. Info on, 407-8253 or 407-7932. Kerikeri Croquet Club, Cherry Park Reserve, Landing Rd. Wednesdays and Saturdays 9am-3.30pm. New members welcome. Phone 407-8407. Kerikeri Creative Fibre, Diverse group committed to fibre arts, including spinning, knitting, felting, weaving and dyeing. Meet 1st and 3rd Monday of each month at 10.30am. For more information phone 407-3118 or 407-7497. Visitors and new members welcome. Kerikeri Community Toy Library, Procter Library. Open Tuesdays and Saturdays 10am-12.30pm. Enquires Tel: 94 66 403 or mobile 027 310 7272. Kerikeri Diabetes Awareness Group, Meets second Tuesday every month, St John Ambulance Station at 10am. Contact 407-8842. Kerikeri Embroiderers Guild, Meets at Kingston House, Hone Heke Rd, Kerikeri every Thursday. Morning session 9.30-noon, evening session 7.30-9.30pm. Inquiries 407-4504. Kerikeri Floral Art Group, Meets 9am 1st Wednesday of month at St Johns Ambulance Station, Kerikeri Rd. Contact 407-8883. Beginners welcome. Kerikeri Indoor Bowling Club, Meets every Thursday night at 7.15pm. Information phone 407-8828. Kerikeri Mainly Music, Music and movement for pre-schoolers and their carers. James Kemp Hall, Stone Store Hill, Kerikeri. Tuesdays 10.15am except during school holidays, call Stephanie 407-3422 or Pat 407-9376. Kerikeri Patchwork Club, Meets every fourth Tuesday of the month at 10am at Kingston House, Hone Heke Rd, Kerikeri. Contact 407-9846 or 407-5100. Kerikeri Probus Club, Meets first Tuesday every month, 10am at the Kerikeri Club. Phone 407-9630. Kerikeri SeniorNet, Computer classes for the over 50s (never too old to learn) Kingston House Kerikeri, 407-6697. Kerikeri Stroke Club, Meets fortnightly on Wednesdays, Union Church Hall at 1.30pm, 407-7316 or 407-9005. Kerikeri Stamp Club, Meets second Monday in the month at the Red Cross Rooms, 14 Butler Rd, Kerikeri, 7.30pm. Contact 407-4598. Kohukohu Spiritual Centre, meets every 2nd Sunday of the month at the Old School, Kirkpatrick St noon- 3pm. We offer healing, spiritual guidance and support and a place to gather in an open, caring and non-judgemental environment. Phone Lea 405-5843 or Whito 4055517 Kurbside Rod & Custom Club, Kerikeri, Meets second Tuesday of the Month at 8pm, Hi Octane refuel meetings encouraging and helping people with project development. Certification info and safety, all petrol heads welcome. Tel a/hrs 405-0949, or 021-777-808. La Leche League: Bay of Islands, meets the 2nd Wednesday of each month 10am Paihia Baptist Church, 77 Williams Rd. Kerikeri meets the last Friday of the month, St James Church 10am. Phone Kelly (09) 401 7175 or (09) 403 8825 for free confidential breastfeeding advice and information. Little Tennessee Country Music Club, Meets third Sunday of the month at 1pm at the Star Hotel in Kawakawa Phone 405-9676. Mid North Budgeting Services Trust, Finances out of control? Want to save? Need financial advice? Call Kane on 401-2216 or call 7 Raihara St, Kaikohe. Home visits available. Mid North Camera Club, Friendly group meets monthly, outings, fun and competition. Phone 407-9735 or 405-2015 before 8.30pm. Club meets second Thursday of month alternately at Senior Citizens Hall Kaikohe and Cherry Park House, Kerikeri. All welcome. Mid North Family Support, Rape Crisis & Youth Services, Free confidental counselling, advocacy, youth and budgeting services, education, information and resources. Free community courses, Step families, parenting skills, siblings who fight, community awarenesss, Rape Crisis. Upstairs at Kingston House, 123 Hone Heke Rd, Kerikeri. Phone 407-7511. Mid North Probus Club, Meets at Senior Citizens Hall, Tawanui Rd, Kaikohe, second Monday each month at 9:45am. Prospective members welcome. Phone 401-2055. Mid North Women's Refuge, You maywishtocallusifyouarea survivor of or are currently experiencing family violence or abuse. Our 24-hour crisis line number is 401-1030. Women are able to access our community outreach counsellor, support and advocacy, anger change for mothers programme and crisis accommodation through the number. New Zealand Red Cross Kaikohe branch, Meets third Monday of month at Senior Citizens Hall, Tawanui Rd, 9.30am, ph 401-1248. Paihia branch meets third Tuesday of month at Baptist Church Centre, Williams Rd, 10.30am. Kerikeri branch meets second Thursday of month 1.30pm at Far North District Red Cross Service Centre, 14 Butler Rd, ph 407-4168. NorthAble, Disability information, equipment new, second hand and hire, needs assessment and service co-ordination (0-65 years), LYNKZ vocational support and community participation, Oranga Wairua Marae programme, accessible meeting room and facilities hire, WEKA public access computer. Contact nearest office for details, Whangarei, 40 John St, ph 430-0988, freeph 0508-637-200, fax 438-9468. Kaikohe, Library Square, Marino Court, ph/fax 401-0942. All email inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org. Northland Harness Club, Pleasure driving of horses, ponies, donkeys. Club meets second Wednesday each month. More info 407-7925. Ohaeawai Taiamai Residents Association, Meets at 7.30pm on the first Tuesday of each month at the Ohaeawai Hotel. Come along, take part and have your say.Contact Tracey 405-9717 or Michael 405-9969. Okaihau Community Association, Meets first Monday of the month at 7.30pm at the Community Hall, Settlers Way, Okaihau. All welcome. Okaihau Garden Club, Meets 4th Monday of each month at 11.30am at members homes and visits gardens. Annual subs $10. New members welcome. Phone 401-9296 or 401-9116. Okaihau Playcentre, Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9am-noon, ages up to six years. First three sessions free. Tuesday 9am-12.30pm, big kids day, drop off session for children three to six, Michie St, Okaihau. 401-9918. Omapere & Opononi Ratepayers & Residents Association, Meets 3rd Monday of each month at the Opononi Hall at 7.30pm. Phone 405-4522. Ornithological Club of New Zealand, Far North Region, regular meetings in Kerikeri and field trips, open to all interested in wild birds. Contact regional representative on 407-3874. Overeaters Anonymous, 12-step programme. Meets once a week. For more information, call 407-4574 or 403-8543 or mobile 021-265-8410. Pamapuria Playcentre, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 9.30am- 12.30pm, ages 0-6, sessions free, 10 minutes south of Kaitaia on State Highway 1 next to Pamapuria School, everyone welcome, contact Fleur Brassett (09) 408 4338. Parkinsons Northland, Mid North Support Group meets on the 3rd Thursday of every month at St.Johns Ambulance Hall Main Rd, Kerikeri at 11am-1pm. Bring plate for shared lunch. Inquiries to Megan Scott (09) 402-7485. Probus Club Bay of Islands, Meets second Tuesday of every month 10am. Opua Cruising Club, Opua. Contact president 402-5005. Probus Clubs, Combined Probus Club of Kerikeri meets 2nd Monday of each month at 10am at the Kerikeri Club. Guest speakers. Inquiries phone 407-1104 secretary. Quilting Club, Rawene. Do you quilt or sew? Would you like to learn or participate in a quilt or sewing group to have fun, share interests and ideas? Meetings are held on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month at The Doctors house, Nimmo St East, opposite Polytech. Beginners quilt classes on meeting nights. Phone Jan Main 405-7432 or email email@example.com. Quilt club meetings, 2nd and last Mondays of the month, 7pm-9pm at Phoenix Quilt shop, 30 Waitomarama Gorge Rd, at old Pakanae school, Ph Jan 405-8339. Sew and Chat, Thur 10am to 4pm, if you sew, knit, weave, embroider or would like to learn, come and meet others bring lunch. Cost $2 towards next charity quilt. Rawene Ballroom and Latin Dance Club, Practises every Wed 6pm-7pm at Rawene Town Hall. Partner not mandatory. More info 021-040-0751 (txt only please) New people welcome. Relationship Services, All kinds of counselling, specialising in relationship counselling. At 11 Raihara St, Kaikohe. Phone 405-2532, and at Kerikeri Professional Centre, Fairway Drive, Kerikeri. Phone 407-3236. Freephone 0800-735-283. Rotary club of the Bay of Islands, Meets at The Bay Of Islands Motel, Tohitapu Rd, Paihia, Thursdays at 5.45pm for 6.15pm. For meal bookings phone Roger 402-7838 or email by 8.30am Thursday to firstname.lastname@example.org. Rotary Club of Kerikeri, Meets Mondays 5.45pm for 6.15pm start at the Kerikeri Club, Cobham Rd. For meal bookings phone 407-7142 before 1pm on Mondays. Rotary Club of Kaikohe, Meets Wednesdays 5.45pm for 6pm start at RSA Clubrooms, upper Broadway. For meal bookings phone 401-1700 by noon on Wednesdays. Rotary Club of Waipapa, Meets Wednesdays, 7pm at Bay Sports Clubrooms, Harmony Lane, Waipapa. Contact Stephen Hunt 407-4670 or 027-435-6225. Russell Gardening Club, Meets second Thursday of each month except January at 1pm in Christ Church Parish Hall. New members welcome. Phone 403-7624. Scottish Country Dancing, Wharepuke Hall, Stone Store Hill, Kerikeri, every Wednesday 1.30pm- 3.30pm March-November. New dancers welcome. Beginner classes available. Tel, 407-5531. Bay of Islands Club on Mondays at 7.30pm at the Pakaraka Hall. Phone 402-8696. Taumarere Counselling Service, Confidential, culture and gender appropriate counselling and programmes for individuals and families. Phone 0800-456-999 24 hours. U3A University of the Third Age, Daytime study groups are held in members homes, providing mental stimulation and social interaction for people in retirement. Topics being studied include Art, Local History, French Conversation, Opera, The Share Market and Current Affairs. More info from Peter at Ph 401-6455 or Mary at Ph 401-0412. Te Hauauru Mahi a Iwi Social Services, Offers counselling, advocacy, budgeting and food bank services to people in the Mid North. For information about accessing the services, phone Gwen Tahana on 027-406-6180 or 027-636-1937. Te Tai Tokerau Labour Electorate Committee, Meets on the 3rd Sunday of the month at the Labour office in Kaikohe at 3pm. Inquiries to secretary on phone (09) 404-1191. Waimate Taumarere Pastorate Anglican Youth Group, Meets every Wednesday at 5pm at the Ohaeawai Cultural Community Centre (or Old Ngawha School), Ngawha School Lane. We are a fun and interactive Kahui Rangatahi and Kahui Mokopuna roopu that teach Youth life skills, Computing & IT and much more within our community. Nau Mai Haere Mai! Bring your tamariki and mokopuna along to our youth classes. All are welcome to attend. For more information email email@example.com or 021-208-1670. Waipapa & District Lions Club, Meets every 2nd and 4th wed of the month in the Waipapa Hall. 7.30 start. New members welcome. Phone 407-5445 for details. Waikeri Garden Club, Meets 4th Tuesday each month except December, 10am Kerikeri Club, Cobham Rd. New members and visitors welcome. Contact 407 5455 or 407 6885. Wharetimatatanga Hou Ora Kaitaia Womens Refuge, Women and children have the right to live in communities free from being terrorised, controlled, beaten or sexually abused. Help and support is available. Kia kaha korero mai. Phone 408-2946.
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