Mangakahia Complex Newsletter November 2020

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Mangakahia Community Sports & Recreation Centre NEWSLETTER November 2020 (09) 4346923 Like us on facebook https:/ mailto:


We have had a busy second half of the year with our clubs and events able to resume after the lockdowns. While it was a disruptive period most of our activities were completed, although some had extended seasons. Our annual February event, Mangakahia Summer Festival, Festival will be held on Saturday 27th February, so make sure you keep this date free. February 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 from $20. Bring along the family and come and join in this fun event. Free entry and all welcome.


December 11th Titoki Playcentre

February 12th

Saturday 27th February 2021

Mangakahia Squash Club

March 12th

Maungarongo Marae 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


Things are back to normal at the Mangakahia Lions Club as Covid is hopefully behind us. We recently had a very successful Country Meal and on 11 December we have our annual Senior Citizens lunch at the Complex. Club members have been flat out splitting firewood for next winter so get your order in early to avoid disappointment. We are always looking for new members so if you are interested contact me at and join an active and fun club.


Attendance is up as our members enjoy the delights spring gardens bring us. Members are happily enjoying the competition and brag table blooms brought along each month.

October - Saw us visiting the Farrells Garden in Parakao with members amazed at the growth

that has happened in 12 months since the Mangakahia Garden Ramble. We finished the visit with a cuppa in the shade, enjoyed the tranquillity of the setting and wondered if it would be ok to run around bare foot on Brett’s beautiful lawn. Hosting the country meal in October is an event we enjoy. This year saw us provide activities for the children. We received thanks from many grateful parents, with the children taking away their artistic creations.

November - The recent posy making in the library was very welcome. Our members pick flow-

ers from their gardens and we put together small posies in the library to give away to anyone who would like them. This time Kathy Baker created specific posies for men to take home to their wives/ partners. We trust this was a nice surprise for the receiver. Such a simple act brings so many smiles. Thanks to Jenny Waterhouse and Kaye Jamieson for organising this. November is a glorious month in the garden. Roses and perennials are in full bloom. The blooms on display at our meeting, especially the roses were much admired. We all go away with the names of plants we need to propagate or purchase so we can enjoy them in our own gardens next year. Following our meeting a visit to Linda Wilkinson’s garden in Poroti was a delight. Such a lovely setting with Linda’s artistic eye evident in the planting combination. The care of the stand of natives on the property is a credit to Linda and Murray. The call of the roses sees us visiting a garden in Dargaville and the Matakohe heritage rose gardens.

December - The month for fun and games seeing as how we like to get in the festive spirit. If you see groups of people dressed in their Christmas best wandering around the loop it will be us on a treasure hunt. The food and company will be delightful. Then we will don our hats and visit a commercial flower grower in Whatitiri. What a great way to round up our year.

Merry Christmas to everyone, happy gardening

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 contact:

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MANGAKAHIA SQUASH CLUB We had a successful end to this years Squash season. Our D grade Men’s team represented Northland at the National Super Champs tournament in Blenheim. They won their pool and finished 3rd overall, which was a great result. Mangakahia hosted the Northland Champ of Champions tournament and our club took out 7 of the 13 grade titles. Congratulations to the winners: Janelle Imeson (F grade), Andrew Booth & Donna-Rae Carroll (E grade), Troy Ruddell & Hayley Taylor (D grade), Rhett Matson (C grade), Amy Brown (B grade). Congratulations to Linda Matson and Neil Lewis who represented Northland at the National Masters tournament where the team placed a respectable 5th overall. Our Club Champs wrapped up our season. Jacinta Matson had to beat her mother in the final to gain the women’s title. Neil Lewis and Pete Langford played the men’s final. Pete took out the men’s title after winning it 33 years ago! Intermediate champions were Amy Brown and Jackson Treloar. Tayla Ruddell and Joe Taylor were the Junior champions. We are really excited about the working plans being drawn up for the upgrade of our men’s and women’s ablution areas, and a third glass backed court with viewing gallery. We look forward to this project really taking off in 2021. New players are always welcome at our thriving, fun and family friendly club. A great game for fitness, contact Wayne on 021 853551 or Hayley on 021 2621674

MANGAKAHIA RUGBY CLUB The Touch season is up and running for 2020. 8 teams in the Mixed Open grade and 19 kids’ teams from grade u8 through to u14. Come along on Thursday nights and support the teams. Bar service and food available and an awesome community atmosphere. Keep an eye on the Mangakahia FB page for information about 7’s Rugby and start dates for all teams in 2021. Remember, it’s never too early to start pre-season training!



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Shraddha 1, 2019 commences 11 February YogaTermwith Radhe

Les Mills routines - Qualified Instructor - Great Music Mangakahia YOGA mob:Sports 027Complex 392 8220 Mangakahia (upstairs lounge)

All skill and fitness levels - you proceed at your own pace Equipment provided - just BYO water & towel

Poroti YOGA

Only $10 per person (student discounts) or $80 for ten-class concession card Last class for 2020 is on 15th December and we will re-start in 2021 on 9th February

MONDAY 6—7.15 pm 

Kara Sports Kokopu YOGA Mangakahia Complex (upstairs lounge)

MONDAY 6—7.15 pm 



YWCA 21 Rust Avenue, WHANGAREI TUESDAY 5.15—6.30 pm

Kara Kokopu

Kara Kokopu Hall, MAUNGATAPERE WEDNESDAY 6—7.15 pm

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 09 9717900

BUSINESS Aches Away! (helps pain) 027 4346635 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 8233 433 1727 The Hardwood Guys 434 6867 (Wooden Flooring) MARAE 434 6451 Korokota 432 2533 Maungarongo 021 1587766

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