AGM for local Chinese(6th) and Korean(13th) community in WMC.
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Welcome to our August newsletter!


What we've been up to...

Mid winter gathering on Wednesday, 24th August 5:30pm at the Butter Factory.
Please Renew your Membership
New financial year start at July, Please remember your membership fee $10. Internet Banking to account 12-3099-0866405-01. please remember add your name and phone number as reference with membership. It will be great if you can send an email of your payment slip to will be great, so we can keep your record updated in a good time.
AGM will be on September once the financial report is ready.

COMING UP at Whangarei Migrant Centre


Our monthly Legal workshop will be held on the

12th August from 10:30am to 11:30am.
Will, Trust, EPOAs (Enduring Powers of Attorney).
How to protect your asset use NZ law system.
There will be time to answer questions with a lawyer from 155 Community Law Centre.
Light lunch provided with booking.
The Whangarei Ethnic Football Festival on Sat 22nd October 2016 9:00am to 3:00pm. Rule and the registration form here.
  • Pamper Day is on 3rd September 11am-4pm. Detail, email:
  • Friday Coffee Group 10am-12noon Riverside Café, Children welcome.
  • 20th Oct, Thursday  10am Gibbs Farm.

Where to know more about NZ?


Local election will be on October this year.

Please make sure that you are enrolled and ready to vote. In New Zealand you must be on the electoral roll if you are eligible to enrol.

There will be two voting systems used in this year's election. First past the post(FPP) and Single Transferable Vote(STV). The Northland District Health Board use STV system, while Northland Regional Council and Whangarei District Council use the FPP system.

In FPP, you have one vote to choose the candidate. The candidate who gets the most votes wins. They do not have to get more than half the votes. You vote the candidate by tick his/her name on the voting paper.
In STV. you has a single vote that is transferable. You must ranking the candidates with numbers(1,2,3,etc.). The candidates are elected by receiving a minimum number of votes. detail of the system can be found in

Trinity Trio
Old Library ,  Rust Avenue.  Thursday 4th  August. 7.30pm
 Award -Winning  Trinity Piano Trio in Whangarei

Award-winning. musical sisters, Tina (piano), Stella (cello)  and violinist Sally Kim feature in a rich programme of Beethoven, Dvorak and Gareth Farr’s  “Ahi”  in Whangarei’s Old Library, Rust Avenue, on Thursday 4 August, presented by Whangarei Music Society.

The Trinity Trio was formed in 2013 at the University of Auckland  School of Music.  As a group they won the prestigious Pettman/ROSL Scholarship, which was hosted in New Zealand. This gave them the opportunity to give more than 12 concerts around the UK – including at the Edinburgh Festival, the Lake District Summer Music Festival and at St James's Piccadilly. 
Polish/Russian potato patties - Draniki.
Thanks Vita, a Polish woman from Ukraine living in Parua Bay provide this recipe.

To serve two persons
Preparation time  - under 30 minutes
3 large Agria potatoes
2 tbsp flour
1 egg
1 small onion
3 cloves garlic
salt, pepper

Grate two potatoes on the grater with large holes, and one potato on the small grater. Drain off any liquid. Grate an onion and the garlic and add to the potato. You can use a food processor for this. Add all the other ingredients and mix through. Fry in oil until golden and crisp on both sides. Lay out on a paper towel to absorb excess oil. Serve while hot, garnish with green onion, parsley and sour cream.
Looking for starting a business?

Taking Care of Business: Government Supporting Your Business

Hot topics include: detail

  • Regional Business Partners and what they offer
  • – tools and service offering
  • Statistics New Zealand's website and business toolbox
  • Making tax simpler
  • Health and safety legislation
  • ACC levies and employment legislation
  • Digital technology.

Some information will also be provided on cyber security, Te Puni Kokiri’s Maori Business Facilitation Service, free trade agreements, intellectual property protection and immigration.
Online Business network,
local Business network,
Campaign on Healthcare - where should I go?

For more information, visit the revamped Your Local Doctor website to be viewed in either English, Chinese or Korean, and go to the Useful Links page to access the Healthcare - where should I go? campaign materials in English, Simplified Chinese, Korean, and Hindi, and videos on the NZ health & disability system (Hindi and bite-sized chapters for Mandarin uploaded next week) plus other health services and resource links.


  • Volunteers for events, office, committee.
  • Financial member for the Migrant Centre $10 annual membership fee.
  • Nominations for the AGM and Committee members
Cancer Society Auckland Northland
Help Kiwi with Cancer
Farmers urged to do on-line quad bike safety survey
In a world first, the University of New South Wales is studying how quad bike riders survive, or are injured, in rollover incidents. They are also looking at the efficacy of rollover protection devices. And they need your help – WorkSafe is encouraging farmers to complete the survey. Read more...
Take part in the research now
What else is on in the city this month?

Please check our website for more detail or just add our calendar in yours.

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