Home' Bay Chronicle : March 24th 2011 Contents 14 BAY CHRONICLE, MARCH 24, 2011
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. 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
Age Concern Mid North, 128 Kerikeri Road.
Accredited visiting service, health promotion
and social activities. Membership $10 pa.
Phone 407-4474. 24-hour answerphone.
Babes'N'Bubs, playgroup meets at the
Plunket Kaitaia clinic on Bank Street every
Friday from 10am. All parents and babies
welcome. Contact Erena Hodgkinson on
027 266 2388 or erena.hodgkinson@
plunket.org.nz for further information.
Bay of Islands Runners and Walkers,
Meets every Saturday at 8 am in Summer
and 9am in Winter for a walk or run. Contact
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
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-
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
BOI Diners Club, Meets monthly at different
restaurants. Phone for membership details.
Tel, 407-5364 or 407-7770.
BOI Federation of Womens 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
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
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
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. Enquiries 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
Family Playgroup Kaikohe, Tuesdays
10am-1pm. Anglican Church Hall, Clifford
St, Kaikohe. Tel, 401-1783.
Far North Federation of Women's
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
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
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
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
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,
Kaikohe Aged Widows and Invalids
Association, Meets first Tuesday of month
at 1.30pm in the Senior Citizens Hall.
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, email@example.com.
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
Kaikohe Gliding Club, Flying Thursdays and
Sundays at Kaikohe Airfield, Mangakahia
Rd, Kaikohe. Phone 407-8454 or
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,
Kaikohe Pony Club, Rallies at Waimate
North Showgrounds. For information, phone
Michele Cook on 021-849-203 or email
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
Kerikeri Embroiderers Guild, Meets at
Kingston House, Hone Heke Rd, Kerikeri
every Thursday. Morning session
9.30-noon, evening session 7.30-9.30pm.
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
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.
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.
Kohukohu Spiritual Centre, meets every
2nd Sunday of the month at the Old School,
Kirkpatrick St 12 noon - 3pm. We offer
healing, spiritual guidance and support and
a place to gather in an open, caring and
non-judgemental environment. Phone Lea
4055843 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
Little Tennessee Country Music Club,
Meets third Sunday of the month at 1pm at
the Star Hotel in Kawakawa. Phone
405-9676 for more information.
Mental Health, Addictions and Disabilities.
Northpoint Services Trust is a community
based support for those who experience
mental health, addiction or have a disability.
143 Broadway, Kaikohe. Phone (09)
401-2522. Servicing the Mid North.
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, meets second
Thursday of every month alternating
between Kaikohe (Snr Citizens Hall) and
Kerikeri (Cherry Park House) Friendly group
welcomes new members. Learn all aspects
of photography. Further information phone
407-8148 or 402-5966.
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
Mid North Women's Refuge, You may wish
to call us if you are a 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 enquiries to
Northland Harness Club, Pleasure driving of
horses, ponies, donkeys. Club meets
second Wednesday each month. More info
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
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.
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
Overeaters Anonymous, 12-step
programme. Meets once a week. For more
information, call 407-4574 or 403-8543 or
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
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)
Probus Club Bay of Islands, Meets second
Tuesday of every month 10am. Opua
Cruising Club, Opua. Contact president
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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,
Practices every Wed 6pm-7pm at Rawene
Town Hall. Partner not mandatory. More info
021-040-0751 (txt only please) New people
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
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
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
Rotary Club of Waipapa, Meets
Wednesdays, 7pm at Bay Sports
Clubrooms, Harmony Lane, Waipapa.
Contact Stephen Hunt 407-4670 or
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
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
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)
Waimate Taumarere Pastorate Anglican
Youth Group, Meets every Wednesday at
5.00pm 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
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
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
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