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Mangawhai Probus Club

Te Hana Marae hosts mid-winter Christmas
Probus members celebrated a Mid Winter Christmas party at Te Hana Marae, along with Christmas decorations, a full roast dinner and ten spot prizes – bought, wrapped and distributed by Jim Wintle. Christmas tunes were played by Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra and Sammy Davis Jnr – The Rat Pack.

New members Bill and Christine Bygrave were welcomed to the club and members and visitors joined in the good humour and celebrations.

The Te Hana Marae staff looked after our group very well and we recommend people from Mangawhai and surrounding areas take the short trip to Te Hana and visit. A fabulous facility with lots to see and do.

Thomas outlined the idea behind setting up this tourist attraction. Back in the days when industry left town and people were disenchanted with no employment, trouble soon came to the area. It was as a result of a dream that Thomas had, and the hard work of others that joined in, that so much has been achieved. A very inspirational venture and we wish them every success.

Operatunity concert details
Mangawhai Probus is again bringing an Operatunity Concert to town entitled I’m In Love With Vienna. It will be held at the Anglican Church, Molesworth Drive, Mangawhai Village on Thursday September 17 at 1pm followed by afternoon tea.

Tickets are on sale from August 3 at Mangawhai Gifts and Books at The Heads, and Bammas at The Village. These tickets are sold on a cash sale basis for $25 per person.

A raffle launched at the Mangawhai Singers Concerts at the Museum in July will be drawn at the Operatunity concert. Call in to the Mangawhai Museum and purchase your ticket.

Next meeting
Mangawhai Probus meet every third Thursday in the month at the Senior Citizens Hall, Fagan Place, Managwhai at 2pm. Next meeting will be the bus trip on Thursday August 20. If you require more info or transport please contact Ron and Gaylene Lawrence 431 5617 or Beve Smith 431 5777. All visitors are welcome.
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