Mangakahia Complex Newsletter February 2021

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Mangakahia Community Sports & Recreation Centre NEWSLETTER February 2021 (09) 4346923 Like us on facebook https:/ mailto:


Welcome to the new year. Although we continue to navigate an uncertain future there is much we can be grateful and optimistic for. Continue to stay safe and look after each other. And remember to scan or sign in when you visit the Complex to help keep us all safe. There is a lot happening at the moment with new season starts for our clubs and groups. Further details are available in the individual club updates and on their Facebook pages. It is also our annual February event, Mangakahia Summer Festival, Festival which will be held on Saturday 27th February from 10am to 3pm, 3pm so bring along your family and friends and join in the fun. Entry is free and is suitable for all ages. Many of our local artisans and clubs will be operating stalls so please support our multi-talented community. If anyone is interested in booking a stall for the day please contact us. Sites are available on the fields outside or undercover in the main building from $20.

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Mangakahia Sports Complex is looking for a new manager. The role has a rewarding and diverse range of duties and is a great opportunity to be involved with our community. Please contact Robin Grieve to register your interest and obtain the List of Duties phone: 027 4795663 email:

Dance Classes

We are pleased to offer dance classes with a very experienced, qualified teacher Classes will commence from 23rd February 2021 in the Complex upstairs lounge Tuesdays 4-5 pm Junior Ballet - Cecchetti / Royal style Tuesdays 5-6 pm Open Dance - includes lyrical / dance fusion / modern Contact Sue Mitchell at or phone 021 881100

MANGAKAHIA GARDENING CLUB 2021 has begun with water roulette, with most properties getting welcome rain. It is hard to imagine Whatitiri getting 180mls! Regardless, gardens are still bright and cheerful with the autumn blooms starting, notably the Dahlias which are well suited to Northland’s drier conditions.

December was an active month with our Xmas lunch and activities. It

included our annual collection for the Food Bank and Womens Refuge. This was followed with a garden visit to Cherie Goulays commercial flower and foliage business which was stunning. On December 13th we held our annual potato weigh in. Congratulations to the winner, Jenny Chapman, for growing 880gms of potatoes in her bucket. With such an unusually dry spring a very good yield. The fresh potatoes were added to our Food Bank donations.

February will be a busy month. After lunch at the 11th Feb meeting there

will be a garden visit to Catherine Davies -Colley’s garden. Most know this as a winter Magnolia garden, however the summer garden is a complete contrast of amazing plants and colours. This will be followed by a visit to Joe Oxford’s subtropical garden. Joe has developed this garden on a Kara rolling clay hillside and is a credit to this young man. This is an evolving garden and will be worth visiting many times in the future. Feb 27th is the Mangakahia Summer Festival at the Sports Complex. Gardening Club are supporting this with a White Elephant Gardening Stall. There will be many different treasures to be found here.

March 11th meeting will start at 11 am at the Mangakahia Community

Sports & Recreation Centre . Following lunch we plan to visit two very different town gardens - Margaret Slatter’s new subdivison garden and Janice Martin’s older garden that is surrounded by a native bush reserve.

Shraddha 1, 2019 commences 11 February YogaTermwith Radhe Mangakahia YOGA mob:Sports 027Complex 392 8220 Mangakahia (upstairs lounge) MONDAY 6—7.15 pm

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Kara Sports Kokopu YOGA Mangakahia Complex (upstairs lounge)

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YWCA 21 Rust Avenue, WHANGAREI TUESDAY 5.15—6.30 pm

Kara Kokopu

Kara Kokopu Hall, MAUNGATAPERE WEDNESDAY 6—7.15 pm

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.

For further details please lunch, brag table, and sales table with produce or plants. During the morn- contact: ing we have garden related activities or demonstrations. Lunch is followed mangakahiasoccerclub by garden visits. Our club meeting days have a variety of content that Club meetings usually include a morning tea, floral competitions, shared

everyone will find something special to enjoy.

For an update on club activities please check out our Facebook page, Mangakahia Gardening Club, or contact Jenny on 021 331836


Our club has been a consistent supporter of the Mangakahia Sports Complex, some say that without the input of the club back in the day it would not have been built. As a club we have taken on many tasks over the years for the betterment of the Complex including planting, pathway making, fencing, painting, and recently the provision of an AED. We are also going to fund an internal WiFi setup so that the hall is easier to use for gatherings that require the use of a PowerPoint display etc. Our most recent contribution has been the installation of a concrete picnic table next to the children’s playground that the complex committee recently installed. Lion Royce Kokich initiated the project and manged the procurement and installation of the table, paid for from the sale of firewood last summer. Lions Royce, Rob Soar, Ian McBeth, Bill Pedersen and Bruce McPherson did the installation.

All enquiries please contact

MANGAKAHIA RUGBY CLUB Welcome to the 2021 Rugby season! Planning is already underway for our Junior rugby season with our rally night booked for Thursday 11 March 2021 from 4.30pm onwards upstairs at the complex. This year the junior season will kick off on Saturday 08 May 2021 and run for 14 weeks. I’m sure we are all looking forward to a full season! Keep an eye out on our Mangakahia Rugby Facebook page for more information. We have two junior grades and one IMB grade participating in an all-day Sevens Tournament at Pohe Island on 20 February 2021. If you are keen to watch some rugby action, make sure to come down and support our players. The rugby club recently received funding from two grant applications, Oxford Trust and Pub Charity. The Oxford Trust application has enabled us to source a great speaker for this years’ Annual rugby fundraising which will be held on Friday 28 May 2021. The Pub Charity funding has enabled the club to replace existing training equipment, purchase new playing jerseys and other essentials for the season.



Support Local ----- Get toned for summer

Les Mills routines - Qualified Instructor - Great Music All skill and fitness levels - you proceed at your own pace Equipment provided - just BYO water & towel Only $10 per person (student discounts) or $80 for ten-class concession card


March 12th

Maungarongo Marae

April 9th

Mangakahia Junior Soccer Club

May 12th

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 Takeaway option available ALL WELCOME

Meals served from 6:30pm

MANGAKAHIA SQUASH CLUB The 2021 Squash season is underway with the first round hitting off in February. “Hot Squash� is a great way to regain fitness after all the holiday treats. If you are looking to try something new, why not give squash a go? Come and join our friendly vibrant club and enjoy the fun and health benefits of this great game. For more information contact: Wayne Brown 021 853551 or Hayley Taylor 021 2621674 Maunga Mayhem - Saturday 20th March Come & join us - there are races that cater for all ages, designed to be challenging & fun

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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

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 09 9717900

EDUCATION Schools Kokopu Mangakahia Area Maungatapere Maunu Otaika Valley Pakotai Poroti

BUSINESS Aches Away! (helps pain) 027 4346635 Graze - Whangarei Fine 027 7747293 Foods JL & SJ Bazil Painters 434 6208 Kevin Trumper (Electrician) 027 4934572 Maungatapere Transport 434 6722 or 434 6632 Northland Plants 434 6864 The Hardwood Guys 434 8233 (Wooden Flooring)

Pre-Schools Maungatapere Playcentre Portland Kindergarten Titoki Playcentre

434 6765 433 1702 434 6743 438 8060 432 2731 433 1727 434 6867

434 6451 MARAE 432 2533 Korokota 021 1587766 Maungarongo

021 501516 027 2704067

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