I left London five years ago to settle in Whangarei to be near my daughter and her family, leaving behind friends, relatives and acquaintances who’d been part of my life for 70 years.
It was a big wrench but WINGS was the first organisation I joined and I quickly got to know other women, many in the same situation as myself.
There have been so many enjoyable social activities to take part in e.g. games, outings, dancing, dining out and coffee mornings. Serving on the committee helped me to really feel part of this group.
I am so fortunate to be able to say that I have made a new circle of friends from all over the world and also from New Zealand, learned more about Maori culture, sampled international cuisine and tried lots of new activities.
If you’re new to Whangarei, or would just like to broaden your social life, come and try WINGS - you will be assured of a warm welcome.
Dear Mina, Zainab, Avi and all the WINGS Committee,
Thank you very much for creating a delightful evening for the WINGS AGM. We were greeted with tea which was most welcome. The business agenda was managed swiftly, efficiently and with charming wit. The supper was really delicious and we had time then, to mix and meet with other members.
All this does not happen without a lot of thought and hard work, and I would like to let you know how much I - and I'm sure many others - appreciate it.
With all good wishes.