We have just returned home from a visit to Whangarei's hidden gem - The Jam Tse Dhargyey Ling Tibetan Buddhist Centre and what a wonderful experience it was. We were met in the car park by Paul, the Director of the Centre, who very kindly gave us a tour of the Centre and was very informative and welcoming. Our first stop was at the painting studio where Nyima, a Tibetan monk who specialises in the Thangka (pronounced Tanka) painting and is also a teacher gave us a very warm w
Ready, Steady, Cook - Indonesian style. On a beautiful sunny Autumnal day, 9 ladies + a curious infant from WINGS were treated to a demonstration of Indonesian cooking by Avi, Eva and Tina. We learned from Avi how to make Cassava cake, Choco Soup by Tina and Chicken Nasi Goreng by Eva. She also made the famous Kerupuk which can be used to scoop up the rice, deep-fried noodles and 'birds nest' baskets. Tina whipped up Dabudabu, a delicious tangy onion, tomato and chilli accomp
Our Annual General Meeting proved to be a fun-filled occasion attended by WINGS members and non members. Superbly organised, all the important and legal requirements were covered
followed by thanks to the many members of last year’s committee without whom WINGS
could not function. The hugely important contribution of our sponsors was gratefully acknowledged. Jenny De Vetter & Mary Hobson were elected to the new committee.
Our long time committee member Paula Smith and Grant w