OPONONI AND DISTRICTS - President Mere Morunga - morunga_morris@hotmail.com

Hokianga Half Marathon

24th March 2018

Registration click here

Thank you to our sponsers:

Rintoul Civil

Palmer Macauley

Fullers Greatsights – Paihia

Edgewater Palms Apartments =- Paihia

Explore Group – Paihia.

Waimamaku Service Station

Waimamaku Four Square

Hidden Valley Horses

Opononi Four Square

Omapere Food Mart

Lens Pies.

South Hokianga St John.


Opononi and Districts Lions Club 

We are a mixed gender Club of thirtysix members. We Chartered in 1983 and initially met at the Waiotemarama Complex but now meet in Omapere - Business Meetings first Thursday at Omapere Fire Station, and Dinner Meetings at the Copthorne Hotel.

We are an active club and we organise two major Projects annually. The first is the Half Marathon from Rawene to Omapere which this year, its second year attracted 160 Registrations. Funds raised this year were donated to South Hokianga St John for their new Cadet programme and to Hokianga Health for two Tablets for the use of their Midwives and a Vital Signs Monitor for the Hospital.

The second is 'Security'. Every weekend from Labour Weekend to Easter members are rostered on to 'do security'. They take a two hour shift at the end of Signal Station Rd Omapere at the entrance to the Arai te uru Reserve and provide a secure place for visitors to the area to park their cars so they can take a walk to take in the local natural beauty and return knowing their vehicles have not been broken into, as was happening prior to us taking up this project ten years ago.

Other projects include a Highway Hold Up from which the funds raised support our Scholarship fund which presents a Scholaship to a senior student at each Opononi Area School & the Whirinaki Kura to assist with their University studies.

We promote our Youth through the Young Speechmaker and the Young Ambassador Awards.

Our seniors are not forgotten either and we invite them to our annual 'Soup Day' a mid winter outing for them and in early December we host them at our Senior Citizens Lunch, and entertain them for the afternoon. Funds to provide this meal are raised with an Easter and Christmas Raffle.


Postal Address

PO Box 74 Omapere 0444

Meeting Times

Dinner Meeting - 3rd Thursday of each month
Fellowship - 6.30 pm , Dinner - 7.30pm , , Phone Maria -09 4058622
Copthorne Hokianga Hotel, State Highway 12, Omapere
Opononi & Districts - Business Meeting - 1st Thursday of each month
7.30 pm. , , Phone George - 4058622
Omapere Fire Station, State Highway 12, Omapere


Send Email Bulletin Ed / past president:
Toia Baker
Phone: 09 405 4817
Mobile: 021 458 207
Send Email Club President:
Phone: 09 4058041
Send Email Club Secretary:
Maria Goodhew
Phone: 09 4365622
Send Email Club Treasurer:
Phone: 09 4058041
Send Email Club Membership Chairperson:
George Goodhew
Phone: 09 4365622
Mobile: 021 742213




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