Mangakahia Complex Newsletter November 2021

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Mangakahia Community & Sports Complex NEWSLETTER November 2021 (09) 4346923 Like us on facebook https:/ mailto:

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Well, we have had another uncertain year to contend with but hope you are all managing to deal with the fluctuating challenges.


Unfortunately our monthly country meals have been a casualty of the lockdown restrictions but we look forward to more stability in 2022. However, our club memberships have stayed strong and the community support has been greatly appreciated. It has also been a period of change for your Complex management team. Bexs Waterhouse has taken over the role of Mangakahia Complex Manager and has been a wonderful new addition to our team. We are always keen to have new members join our team and would invite anyone interested in contributing to the operation of the Mangakahia Complex to contact us. Our AGM will be held shortly (details below) and this is a great opportunity to come and gather information or discuss your interest or suggestions.

Mangakahia Community & Sports Complex AGM



21 NOVEMBER 2021 Mangakahia Valley, N or t hland Explore a new selection of the best hand selected gardens in the Mangakahia Valley. Meet with the owners, gather garden inspiration and have a great day out.

T ic ke ts on sale now at eventf, or in st ore at Graze Fine Foods General admission $30 Booking fee applies to Eventfina sales.

*Mangakahia Summer Festival* Saturday 26 February 2022

The date is set for our annual festival - keep it free and come and have a fun day with family and friends

will be held at the Mangakahia Complex at 7:30pm on Tuesday 16th November 2021

Check out our next newsletter for full details

All welcome


Dance Classes

Tuesdays 4pm in the Complex upstairs lounge Contact: Sue on 021 881100

MANGAKAHIA SQUASH CLUB The Squash season has come to an end for our Juniors Juniors. Our Kiwi Squash wrapped with a fun afternoon and with the Junior Club Champions tournament. Our Winners for 2021 are: Amy Brown (Senior Girls), Dion Robertson (Senior Boys), Mikayla Carroll (Junior Girls), Joe Taylor (Junior Boys). Well done to all our Junior Players on an awesome season. Congratulations to Mikayla Carroll and Nicole Ruddell taking out 1st and 2nd respectively at the Northland Intermediate tournament, while Joe Taylor placed 3rd in the boys competition. Congratulations to Miranda Harrison who won the Northland Women’s Masters title recently. The Seniors will start the Club Champs at the end of the last round, with finals and our Prizegiving taking place on Friday 5th November. Summer is a great time to give Squash a go, courts are quiet, and you can get yourself ready to start the new season in February. So if you’re interested please contact: Hayley Taylor 0212621674 or Wayne Brown 021853551

MANGAKAHIA RUGBY CLUB The JMB season officially finished with our prizegiving held across six nights to adhere to the alert level 2 restrictions. Rugby games were held prior to prizegiving to give players the opportunity to play each other and other club teams one last time. Great fun was had by all involved. Thank you to our coaches and managers who volunteer such a large portion of their personal time to the teams they look after. The club appreciates your efforts. Lastly thank you to our JMB delegate Graham Livingston for being a proactive contributor to, not only our club but the wider Junior Rugby Community. We will see you all again in 2022!



The Mangakahia Lions Club has been quiet over the last 10 months due to Covid restrictions. When we were allowed to venture out we still managed to do some fundraising. Main donations so far this year are. BODY PUMP $9500.00 to Make a Wish Foundation (this was raised from our annual Mangakahia Lions Golf Tournament). TUESDAYS 5:30PM $10,000.00 to Starship Hospital for another ICU Room. Support Local ----- Get toned $5000.00 for small donations given out over the last ten months. for summer This year we assisted the Zonta book sale for which we received Les Mills routines - Qualified $14,500.00. 94 banana boxes of citrus went to the South Island from the MaunInstructor - Great Music gatapere and Mangakahia area for the Citrus Fruit Run. All skill and fitness levels - you The Mangakahia Valley Schools Year 8 Speech Contest was held proceed at your own pace in October. The winners were; Equipment provided - just BYO Runners up - Paige Karl and Aleksandra McIvor from Maungatawater & towel pere School. Winner of the Rick Billing Shield - Jackson Weavers from Kokopu Only $10 per person (student School. discounts) The Lions’ members have decided that the Senior Citizens Xmas Luncheon is cancelled for this year and the Country Meal that is on or $80 for ten-class concession card the 12th of November will be decided on at our Business Meeting on the 9th of November. Be safe and look after each other. George Radich President of Mangakahia Lions

MANGAKAHIA GARDEN CLUB Spring has arrived and gardens are starting to move. A busy time of year as everyone tidys, plants and gets the last minute jobs done Sept 24th was our first club activity under Covid restrictions. An informal garden visit. Covid permitting we have a busy few months ahead. Oct 14th club meeting we will be hosting the Northland Country Garden Club Assn AGM. With extra visitors ,entertainment and garden visit Nov 11th club meeting will see us out and about viewing spring gardens in the Titoki Region. Later in the month we will support the Mangakahia Garden Ramble on Nov 21st. We have members with gardens entered and they are looking amazing already! Some of our members are assisting the Mangakahia School garden improvements.These gardens need a make-over. Our club meets every 2nd Thurs of the month. Any queries please contact Jenny 021331836 The bluebells are in Roland’s Wood

Be Connected - YOUR LOCAL PHONE DIRECTORY AFFILIATED CLUBS Mangakahia Sports Complex Mangakahia Gardening Club Mangakahia Group Fitness Mangakahia Junior Soccer Mangakahia Lions Mangakahia Rugby Mangakahia Squash EDUCATION Schools Kokopu Mangakahia Area Maungatapere Maunu Otaika Valley Pakotai Poroti Pre-Schools Maungatapere Playcentre Portland Kindergarten Titoki Playcentre

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