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Mangakahia Complex Newsletter November 2021

Mangakahia Community & Sports Complex NEWSLETTER November 2021

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Centre News

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

All welcome


Upcoming Events


21 NOVEMBER 2021

Mangakahia Valley, Northland

Tickets on sale now at eventfinda.co.nz, or in store at Graze Fine Foods

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.

General admission $30

Booking fee applies to Eventfinda 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

Check out our next newsletter for full details





The Squash season has come to an end for our 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



Dance Classes

Tuesdays 4pm in the Complex upstairs lounge

Contact: Sue on 021 881100




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.

$9500.00 to Make a Wish Foundation (this was raised from our annual Mangakahia Lions Golf Tournament).

$10,000.00 to Starship Hospital for another ICU Room.

$5000.00 for small donations given out over the last ten months.

This year we assisted the Zonta book sale for which we received $14,500.00.

94 banana boxes of citrus went to the South Island from the Maungatapere and Mangakahia area for the Citrus Fruit Run.

The Mangakahia Valley Schools Year 8 Speech Contest was held in October. The winners were; Runners up - Paige Karl and Aleksandra McIvor from Maungatapere School. Winner of the Rick Billing Shield - Jackson Weavers from Kokopu School.

The Lions’ members have decided that the Senior Citizens Xmas Luncheon is cancelled for this year and the Country Meal that is on 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




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








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

Bluebells in Roland's Wood

Bluebells in Roland's Wood




Mangakahia Sports Complex 434 6923

Mangakahia Gardening Club 434 7660

Mangakahia Group Fitness 434 6308

Mangakahia Junior Soccer 021 1295734

Mangakahia Lions 434 6864

Mangakahia Rugby 021 1227063

Mangakahia Squash 021 2621674


Kokopu 434 6765

Mangakahia Area 433 1702

Maungatapere 434 6743

Maunu 438 8060

Otaika Valley 432 2731

Pakotai 433 1727 Poroti 434 6867


Maungatapere Playcentre 434 6451

Portland Kindergarten 432 2533

Titoki Playcentre 021 1587766


Mangakahia Dance Club 021 881100

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


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)


Korokota 021 501516

Maungarongo 027 2704067


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