Mangakahia Complex Newsletter December 2018

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Mangakahia Community Sports & Recreation Centre NEWSLETTER December 2018 (09) 4346923 Like us on facebook


Wow - what a great year we have had.


There have been a record number of people utilising the Complex and it has been great to see everyone. We are hoping to continue to build on this interest and welcome your feedback on activities you would like to see offered at the Complex (contact details listed above). There is also a program of continuous improvements planned to upgrade the facility and provide a modern environment for your use. The success of our centre is due to the contribution of many - the generosity of our sponsors, the participation of our members, the skills of our tradies, and the immense number of hours provided by our volunteers. Thank you to all - we are extremely grateful for your support. We wish you all a safe and enjoyable time during the holiday season and look forward to seeing you in the New Year.

*** MARK YOUR CALENDAR - 9th February 2019 *** Great community event to start the 2019 year - the inaugural Mangakahia Axemens Carnival After a long absence, we are very fortunate to have the Northland Axemen’s Association able to again provide a display of woodchopping skills in Mangakahia - a great tradition that was a regular event in earlier years. Bring the family and enjoy a great day out, catch up with friends and whanau, check out the incredible talent in our community and support our stallholders, try your luck at Tug-o-War or other fun competitions, and enjoy the fabulous sounds provided by Ngati Hine FM. Let’s all get behind this and ensure it becomes an annual event .......................

Did you know .............. The Complex Bar & Cafe is

open on Sundays 10am-5pm All day breakfast and bar

food is available so call in

and relax and catch up with others enjoying the day

Our grateful thanks to the the wonderful rural delivery posties (RD 2, 10, 9A & B) who kindly deliver our newsletter

MANGAKAHIA JUNIOR SOCCER CLUB 2018 has been a good year for the club and well done to our teams who have played a great season: Mangakahia Blues - 12th grade Mangakahia Dragons - 10th grade Mangakahia Vipers - 10th grade plus four teams for the 5 - 8 year olds Our 2019 winter season will start early next year so check our March newsletter and facebook page for details We cater for boys and girls, aged 5 to 12, and all enquiries are welcome. For further details please contact Susan on 022 1524175 or Kerry on 027 6139280


The 2018 season was wrapped up with prize-giving for both Senior & Junior teams. Congratulations to all prize winners and all the Junior players who achieved representative honours. We have appointed Colin Tito as head coach for 2019. Keep an eye on the Mangakahia Facebook page for details of start dates, training and rally days. Touch rugby is proving popular again this year with 18 teams in the Kids grades, 4 Whanau teams, and 10 teams in the adult Open grade. That’s over 300 kids and adults out there playing at the Complex every Thursday. It is a wonderful community atmosphere. Jay has the bar and kitchen open so come on down and support the teams. The finals night will be Thursday 20th December.

Mangakahia Loop

MANGAKAHIA GARDENING CLUB ShraddhaTerm 1, 2019 commences 11 February


Mangakahia YOGA

Mangakahia Sports Complex (upstairs lounge) MONDAY 6—7.15 pm 

Kara Kokopu YOGA 

Term 1, 2019 from 11 Feb with Radhe

Mob: 027 392 8220

Mangakahia YOGA

Mangakahia Sports Complex (upstairs lounge) MONDAY 6—7.15 pm


Why wouldn’t you join Mangakahia Gardening Club? Members - 65 like-minded people with an interest in gardening and the community Lunch - our cafe serves delicious homemade food free! Competitions - bountiful produce and blooms to rival any sold in florists Sales Table - surplus produce, plants, cuttings, bulbs - all available for a song Activities - hilarious fun, where talent abounds Visits - exploring other gardens and delighting in what they grow Our December event will see us dressed in floral frocks & hats, nibbling cucumber sandwiches and sipping bubbles, followed by visits to “stop and smell the roses” Will you join us in 2019 ???

Mangakahia Squash Club

March 8th

Maungarongo Marae

April 12th

Mangakahia Group Fitness

May 10th

Mangakahia Rugby Club Held 2nd Friday of each month. Come along and support our local clubs and groups. Two course meal (main & dessert). Price range $17 for a steak meal to $2 for a hotdog. Great value and an opportunity to catch up with friends & family. Meals served from 6:30 pm


MANGAKAHIA SQUASH CLUB 2018 has been a great year, with club numbers on the rise and many new players taking up the game. Our E grade Men’s team represented us well at Nationals, placing 5th overall. A huge thank you to Pub Charity who supplied a grant to help towards expenses for this tournament. Our Club championships were held at the end of October and we congratulate our 2018 Men’s & Women’s Champions - Rob Dill-Russell and Jacinta Matson. We also congratulate Wayne Brown for being awarded “Volunteer of the Year” at the Northland Squash prize-giving. A beginner’s women’s night is being held on Monday nights and everyone is welcome. The season will officially start again on 6th February 2019 and the AGM will be held on 21st February 2019.

FRED OGLE MEMORIAL RIDE Squash is a fantastic game for fitness, it’s fun, family

friendly, and has a strong social side too. So This annual cycling event was held come and try something new next year. on Sunday 11th November with For more information contact: a strong turnout. It is held in Wayne Brown 027 853551 or memory of Fred Ogle, a Whangarei Hayley Taylor 021 2621674 cyclist who was an avid advocate for road safety for cyclists. MANGAKAHIA The event is raced over 25km, 50km and 110km courses. This was the 10th anniversary of the event and has always been held at Mangakahia Complex.


Formed in 1969, members of the Mangakahia Lions Club have been true to their motto - We Serve. Our emphasis is on community service and Lions programs are developed for anyone who has a need. New members are very welcome - come along and join this rewarding community group. For further information contact Bob Jamieson on 434 6864

COMMUNITY PROFILE - Royce Kokich On 20th November 2018, Royce Kokich retired from the Mangakahia Complex Committee. A generous and selfless man, Royce has provided decades of service to the Mangakahia Complex. While serving on the committee he has held the positions of Secretary from 1982 - 1994, Chairman from 1998 - 2012, and is, not surprisingly, a Life Member. Royce has also been an active menber of other organisations, including Mangakahia Lions Club and Northland Federated Farmers, which demonstrate his extraordinary heart and desire to contribute to his community. Mangakahia Complex has gone through many changes and today is a great facility with a thriving membership.

Maungatapere School is holding “Maunga Mayhem”, an Obstacle Adventure race on: Saturday 30th March 2019 After the success of this year’s event, 2019 will be even bigger and better - so start training ! All info is on our website

Royce - this is your legacy and your community thanks you qwnk y



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