Mangakahia Complex Newsletter February 2020

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Mangakahia Community Sports & Recreation Centre NEWSLETTER February 2020 (09) 4346923 Like us on facebook https:/www.facebook.com/mangakahiacomplex/ mailto: mangakahiasportscomplex@gmail.com www.mangakahiacomplex.org.nz

CENTRE NEWS

Welcome to another year everyone. I hope you all had a refreshing break over the holiday season and got to enjoy time with your family and friends. The Complex has started it’s annual programs & activities and all clubs are in full swing again. Details of upcoming rally days and tournaments can be found under individual club news. Our annual February event, Mangakahia Summer Festival, will be held on Saturday 29th February, so make sure you keep this date free. This is a great event for all our community and there is plenty to entertain all ages. We also welcome anyone who may be interested in booking a stall for the day, to contact us. Sites are available on the fields outside or undercover in the main building for $20. Bring along the family and come and join in this fun event.

************* UPCOMING EVENTS ************* COUNTRY MEALS AT THE COMPLEX

February 14th

Mangakahia Squash Club

March 13th

Maungarongo Marae

April 3rd

Mangakahia Group Fitness

May 8th

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 $18 for a steak meal to $2 for a hotdog Meals served from 6:30 pm


Automated External Defibrillator (AED) The current AED’s in our district for emergency use are located at Mangakahia Complex, Old Parakao Store, GAS Maungatapere, GAS Ruatangata and Sher wood Golf Club

MANGAKAHIA JUNIOR SOCCER CLUB We cater for boys and girls, aged 5 - 12, and all enquiries are welcome. Our season will be starting in early April and we look forward to another great year for our junior players.

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MANGAKAHIA SQUASH CLUB w The 2020 Squash season kicks off with round one starting 5th February. “Hot Squash” is a great way to burn off any excess gained over the holiday period! w Come and join us at our country meal on the 14th February, the perfect date night for Valentine’s Day. w The Mangakahia Open is being held the first week in May, so mark it in your dairies now. w New players are always welcome and we cater for all abilities, beginners through to A Grade. Contact our members below for more details: Hayley Taylor 021 2621674 Wayne Brown 021 853551

MANGAKAHIA RUGBY CLUB Senior Mens Rugby 2020 We are still on the hunt for a Manager to assist the team this season. If anyone is interested, please contact the Head Coach, Colin Tito on 0272955436. Keep an eye on our Facebook page for more information on the season. Junior Rugby 2020 We are preparing for another great junior rugby season! Online registrations will be open for the club from the beginning of February along with the process of how to complete the online forms. We will be holding our rally evening on Thursday the 12th of March from 5pm to 7pm upstairs at the complex. We encourage all existing and new players attend! Further information will be posted on the club Facebook closer to the time. Any questions, please feel free to contact the clubs JMB/IMB coordinator, Kylie Livingston on 0211227063. Touch Rugby Season The Touch season was enjoyed by all. Congratulations to the winners; under 10 - Tiny Taniwha, under 12’s- Taniwha 12’s, Under 14’s- Agony of De-Feet. The senior grade was a tight final between Manga Madness and S.O.S with S.O.S winning by one point. Looking forward to seeing all the teams back again in 2020.

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MANGAKAHIA LIONS CLUB It seems to have been a busy year for the Mangakahia Lions. We wish everyone a happy and healthy New Year. Pre Christmas, we hosted 120 senior citizens at our annual luncheon for those currently living in our community, or have done so in the past. The people who attend this function always get a great buzz out of the day. They enjoy a great meal and catch up with old friends. We are privileged to be able to provide this service, and gives us great satisfaction in seeing so many happy faces.

We have split a big pile of firewood, which is our major fundraiser for the year. This is truly dry and good quality gum. If anyone wants firewood, please contact a Lions member or Graeme Dawson 4347215 / 021962253 We are putting on a mixed fundraising golf Tournament at Sherwood park on Friday, 6th March. The funds raised this year are going to “Kind Hands Charitable Trust�. This local charity provides respite care for children under 6 years who have a disability and/or are medically fragile. This tournament is a lot of fun, with great prizes and food provided. Whether you are a gun golfer, or spend more time than you would like looking for your ball, put a team together, (or apply individually). Please contact Grant Algie 0274777873 or Royce Kokich 0274305374 / 4346874.


MANGAKAHIA GARDENING CLUB

The Mangakahia Garden Ramble was held in November and was a huge success. The weather was perfect and it was great to see the excellent support for the event. The fundraising will be used to upgrade the exterior of the Mangakahia Complex. A huge thank you to our ten owners who graciously opened their homes and gardens for the ramble. Hope you are all enjoying the summer fruits and blooms at this time of year.

Happy Gardening

GET TICKETS & INFO ONLINE www.maungamayhem.co.nz === Facilities for Hire ===

We offer multiple lounges suitable for a variety of functions at very reasonable hire rates. Next time you are planning a group event, keep us in mind. Contact Sylvia on 021 793073

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Be Connected - YOUR LOCAL PHONE DIRECTORY AFFILIATED CLUBS Mangakahia Sports Complex 434 6923 Mangakahia Gardening Club 434 7660 Mangakahia Group Fitness 434 6308 Mangakahia Junior Soccer 022 1524175 Mangakahia Lions 434 6864 Mangakahia Rugby 021 1227063 Mangakahia Squash 021 2621674 EDUCATION Schools Kokopu Mangakahia Area Maungatapere Maunu Otaika Valley Pakotai Poroti Pre-Schools Maungatapere Playcentre Portland Kindergarten Titoki Playcentre

OTHER LOCAL CLUBS Maungatapere Bowling Club 434 6392 Maungatapere Valley Aquatics 434 7723 Maunu Tennis Club 434 6898 Poroti Outdoors Club 434 6856 Tai Kwan Do 434 6340 Whatitiri Clay Target Club 434 6260 or 027 1723630

BUSINESS AJ Accounting Services 021 771557 434 6208 434 6765 JL & SJ Bazil Painters 433 1702 Kevin Trumper (Electrician) 027 4934572 434 6722 or 434 6743 Maungatapere Transport 434 6632 438 8060 434 6864 432 2731 Northland Plants 434 8110 or 433 1727 Rawleighs Distributor 027 4287583 434 6867 The Hardwood Guys 434 8233 (Wooden Flooring) 434 6451 432 2533 MARAE 021 501516 021 1587766 Korokota Maungarongo 027 2704067

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