Totally dedicated to delivery of quality projects that go a long way to make our Southern Tararua community an even better place to live, laugh, love and raise a family. And not too long ago we marked fifty years since our club was chartered in 1966.

News Flash! Woodville Lions are proud to announce work is underway to support the new Sleep Health Foundation/Lions Sleep Health Awareness Week project, a major humanitarian service aiming to shine a very strong light on the huge issues of sleep disorders and sleep loss. Read more here.

Woodville Lions are very proud of the events we have developed and delivered for mmore than two decades now. Here, the end of another great day, as riders and entrants in our great annual Woodville Lions / Suzuki Coast2Coast motorcycle run gather at the Akitio community club, a superb setting for conclusion of another fabulous day on the road.

NEWS Flash!!!

Our 2017 Coast to Coast featured a new element again this year - a raffle with a powerhouse compact motorcycle as the prize. Specifically a Suzuki GSX150F road runner!  

The Suzuki Road Bike was won by a local ticket-holder from the Woodville area. We sincerely thank all who supported our Rescue Helicopter through this fundraising initiative. Your help enables us to make a difference.

This event, and our earlier equally well-supported and absolutely unique 8km 'Track and Tunnel' walk through Manawatu's scenic gem, Te Apiti/Manawatu Gorge via its usually inaccessible rail corridor, represent our two flagship projects.

Please be aware this walk is currently 'on hold" as it is reassessed for compliance within today's health and safety environment. 


Some of the fifteen hundred hikers preparing to head off on last year's Track and Tunnel adventure along the Wellington-Napier rail corridor, through Te Apiti / Manawatu Gorge.

Quite possibly one of the most remarkable and safe walking trek adventures on offer in our country, Woodville Lions' annual Te Apiti Manawatu Gorge Track and Tunnel walk places trekkers firmly in the midst of some majestic landscape. Here hikers are seen  passing the 'Niagara' section, approximately half-way along the rail corridor through the gorge.

Of course, since state highway 3 has been closed permanently by Transport NZ, our adventure walk will present hikers with the only practicle opportunity to witness the remarkable 'return to nature' event unfolding on the south side of the gorge.

Woodville Lions are proud to be a vibrant and welcoming group in the community 'we serve'. Enquiries and indication of membership interest are always welcomed. 

Download our current information brochure here.





Postal Address

P.O. Box 54,Woodville

Meeting Times

6:00pm refreshments, 6.30pm start , 2nd & 4th Monday
Woodville Racecourse, Function Room, 1032 McLean Street Street, Woodville


Send Email Club President:
Charlie Bethune
Phone: 06 3764568
Send Email Club Secretary:
Mike James
Club Treasurer:
Tim Poulton
Club Membership Chairperson:
Neal Hull
Phone: 0064 6 3767283




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