Mangakahia Complex Newsletter March 2019

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Mangakahia Community Sports & Recreation Centre NEWSLETTER March 2019 (09) 4346923 Like us on facebook https:/ mailto:




Welcome back everyone. I hope you all had a refreshing break over the holiday season and got to enjoy the great summer weather, although at times it did dry out too much. 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. The inaugural Mangakahia Axemen’s Carnival was held on Saturday 9th February and is planned to be an annual event. It was great to see the Axemen displaying their skills and was possibly the first time some people had seen wood-chopping competitions. Although the weather wasn’t ideal there was an enthusiastic turnout and is definitely a great base to build on for next year. Thank you to Northland Axemen’s Association, Maungarongo Marae, Poroti School, Ngati Hine FM, sponsors, stallholders, volunteers, and all those who attended for helping create a great new event for our district.

Automated External Defibrillator (AED) The current AED’s in our area for emergency use are located at Old Parakao Store, Maungatapere Bowling Club & Sherwood Park Golf Club. It is hoped to acquire a further two in the next few months. ************************************

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PUBLIC MEETING ***********************

Annual Plan 2019/20 Consultation WDC will be available for consultation on the 2019/20 Annual Plan and are keen to hear from communities. All welcome. The meeting is scheduled as follows: Where: Mangakahia Complex Date: Thursday 28th March Time: from 6pm

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MANGAKAHIA SQUASH CLUB The 2019 season has started with the Wednesday night interhouse competition well underway. Once again, we welcome some new faces to the club, along with our returning members. The heat means it’s even more of a workout than usual, a good way to sweat out the summer over indulgences! Junior Squash will start again in Term 2 on Monday 29th April from 3.00pm-5.00 pm. All children of primary, intermediate and secondary school age are welcome. Please contact Wayne for more information. If you are looking for something new in 2019 why not give Squash a go? Come and join our vibrant club and enjoy the fun, friendly atmosphere. For more information contact Wayne Brown 021 853551 or Hayley Taylor 021 2621674 Make sure you save these dates:

Mangakahia open squash tournament 3rd - 5th may Mangakahia juniors tournament 8th - 9th june

‘30 minutes on a squash court gives you an impressive cardio workout’

(Forbes Magazine)

MANGAKAHIA RUGBY CLUB Senior Rugby with new coaches, Colin Tito (head) and Brett Cassidy (assistant), combined with a group of new players and our faithful regulars, look set for a big 2019 season. They have been training hard to be ready for season kick off on 23rd March. It would be great to see plenty of support for our seniors, so make sure you check out the Mangakahia Rugby facebook page for the draw and game times. If you are interested in playing please contact the manager, Jade Tuhiwai, on 021 1286313. Junior Rugby rally day will be held on Saturday 16th March from 10am - 12pm. We have teams in all grades from Rippa Rugby to under 13 and welcome all players. We are looking to enter an all-girls this season. We have a strong club, with great coaches, so get your kids involved - they will love rugby at Mangakahia. For more information contact Kylie Livingston on 021 1227063 and keep an eye on Mangakahia Rugby facebook page.

Senior Rugby Draw 23 March (away) vs Tomarata 30 March (home) vs Pipiwai 6 April (away) vs Dargaville Old Boys 13 April (home) vs Whangaruru 20 April (home) vs Southern 27 April (away) vs Mid Western 4 May BYE 11 May (home) vs Tomarata 18 May (away) vs Pipiwai 25 May (home) vs Dargaville Old Boys 8 June (away) vs Whangaruru 15 June (away) vs Southern 22 June (home) vs Mid Western 29 June BYE

MANGAKAHIA LIONS CLUB We had a few busy months leading up to the end of 2018, culminating in a very successful Senior Citizens Christmas lunch in December. This is a popular annual event attended by approximately 100 people. Thanks to Craig and Kerry McMillan for continuing to let us use an area of their farm for storing and splitting logs for our firewood fundraising. The splitting was completed before Xmas, and with the hot summer, the wood will be really dry by now. We will be delivering from March but get in quick as it will be gone in no time. To order at $90/metre contact Ian McBeth on 459 4909 or Graeme Dawson on 434 7215 A fund-raising golf tournament is planned for Friday 5th April. This will be a mixed tournament with a multi-tee start at midday and your support is encouraged. To enter please contact Royce Kokich 434 6874 or Mike Eages 434 7271. This event will hopefully fund another AED (Automated External Defibrillator) for our district. The balance of the funds will go to a recently formed charity called ‘Open Arms’. The charity provides a day drop-in centre in Whangarei, whose aim is to create a place of physical and emotional support for people in crisis.

Mangakahia Lions - continuing to do our bit in the Community

Mangakahia Sports Complex POROTI in the upstairs lounge

Casual YOGA class rate: $12 for adults; $6 for secondary or tertiary students

Cards are also able to be used at the Kara Kokopu class at 6 pm on Wednesdays. No expiry.

MANGAKAHIA JUNIOR SOCCER CLUB We are currently processing registrations and are looking forward to the season start in early April. We cater for boys and girls, aged 5 - 12, and all enquiries are welcome. For further details please contact Susan on 022 152 4175


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Hopefully by the time this newsletter arrives there will have been rain. Alas, it will be too late for many plants and perhaps trees. The ‘big dry’ and collateral damage ie. dead or possibly dead plants, will find a bigger than usual attendance at our ever popular propagation days. This is the day we hand out advice, propogation mix, and show you how to grow your own plants from cuttings. If yours fail, sure as eggs another member’s cuttings will have struck and will be happy to share. These days also involve members digging up clumps of plants and dividing them amongst the attendees - instant gap fillers. For reasonably priced plants as well as supporting a good cause - Riding for the Disabled fundraise by propagating and selling plants. They are in Barge Park and are open Monday to Thursday 9am - 3pm. Cash sales. Average price $5. See Facebook for Saturday sales. You are likely to meet some of our members filling their car boots. The “lonely bouquet� and “Big Day In�, both to be held at the Whangarei Library, will see us in action again, creating posies for those who would like them. PS. Hope you enjoyed the free posies that were made and gifted at the recent Axemen’s Carnival. . Happy gardening....................



Mangakahia Sports Complex

434 6923 Maungatapere Bowling Club

434 6392

Mangakahia Gardening Club

434 7660 Maungatapere Valley Aquatics

434 7723

Mangakahia Group Fitness

434 6308 Poroti Outdoors Club

434 6856

Mangakahia Junior Soccer Mangakahia Lions

022 1524175 Tai Kwan Do 434 6864 Whatitiri Clay Target Club

Mangakahia Rugby

027 6875363

Mangakahia Squash

027 853551

434 6340 434 6260 or 027 1723630


AJ Accounting Services

021 771557

JL & SJ Bazil Painters

433 6208


434 6765 Drainage & Sewerage

0800 2475212

Mangakahia Area

433 1702 Kevin Trumper (Electrician)


434 6743 Maungatapere Transport


438 8060

434 6632

Otaika Valley

432 2731 Maungatapere Water Co

433 6728


433 1727 Northland Plants

434 6864


434 6867 The Country Yard

434 6748


434 6722 or


Maungatapere Playcentre

434 6451

Portland Kindergarten

432 2533

Titoki Playcentre

027 4934572

027 6993021

Korokota Maungarongo

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