Pirongia Accommodation and Directory of Local Goods, Services and Organisations.

The Pirongia Historic Visitor Centre has just released a new (2007) version of its Local Directory, replacing the old version below.

The new version is considerably expanded with some deletions and a number of changes. We will replace the old version when we recieve it.

Contents: Local Goods and Services: Accommodation - Agricultural Contracting - Architect - Arts and Craft - Bobcat - Builders and Carpenters - Bus Travel - Butcher - Cabinet-Making and Furniture - Cartage - Conservation - Coffee Supplies - Community Representation - Concrete and Paving - Eating Out page - Education - Electrical Services - Gates - Health and Beauty - Heritage - Household Supplies - Hotel - Justices of the Peace - Landscaping and gardening - Marae - Market - Meeting Venues - Motor Services - Music page - Newspaper - Parent Support - Pets - Postal Services - Real Estate - Upholstery - Vegetables - Visitor Information - Water Testing - Weddings and Functions - Weed Spraying - Welding and Wrought Iron Clubs, Societies and Local Interest Groups: Children and Youth page - Churches - Community Representation page - Service Organizations - Sports Clubs page

The Historic Visitor Centre is grateful to The Lions Club of Mount Pirongia for the financial support to print this edition of the directory. The Lions Club of Mount Pirongia (Inc.): The Lions Club of Mount Pirongia has served the Pirongia community for 25 years. It has completed many local projects and regularly raises funds to support health initiatives such as the Child Cancer Foundation and the Waikato Burns Unit.

Catering at the annual Boxing Day race meeting is the major annual fund-raiser, but in recent years, garage sales have also generated significant funding. As a part of Lions International, the club has facilitated scores of student exchanges and regularly enjoys competitions with other clubs. The club meets on the first and third Tuesday of each month.

At present, a membership drive is under way and the club will welcome new members who wish to serve their community and enjoy good fellowship. Inquiries about membership should be directed to either Mary Buchmann, President (Phone 871 9767) or Roger Iliffe, Membership Chairman (Phone 871 9661).

The Pirongia Historic Visitor Centre: The Historic Visitor Centre is located in the former St Saviours Church which was relocated in Franklin Street in 2003. The Centre houses a growing collection of information and displays about the rich history of the village and district.

It is run entirely by volunteers who currently open it on two days a week and on other occasions by request. It is hoped to extend the opening hours further in the near future. Membership of the Centre is by annual subscription and new members are welcomed. Inquiries about membership should be directed to the President, Sabina Owen (Phone 871 9992) or the Centre (798 Franklin Street)

LOCAL GOODS AND SERVICES:

Pirongia Accommodation: Pirongia Clydesdales: - Boutique farmstays, bed and breakfast. - Nick and Jill van der Sande - 375 McClure Street - Phone: (07) 871 9711 - Mobile: 021 771 927 - Email: pirongia.clydesdales@xtra.co.nz

Persimmon Tree Cafe: - Motor home parks - Toilet shower & laundry facilities - Café on site 9:00 am – 5:00 pm daily - Internet access - Keith & Heather-Anne Lang - 1050 Franklin Street - Phone: (07) 871 9288 - Fax: (07) 871 9288 - Mobile: 021 750 649 - Email: k.h.lang@clear.net.nz

Pirongia Hiking Trails: click on link to find out about Pirongia hiking trails and Pirongia walking tracks.

AGRICULTURAL CONTRACTING: McGuire Contracting - Section development, laser drainage, sand, metal and landscape supplies, house sites, farm races and general farm work - Dave & Glenn McGuire - 121 Kakaramea Road - Phone: (07) 871 9929 (After hours) - Fax: (07) 871 9939 - Mobile: 021 871 170 (Dave) - 027 222 3130 (Glenn) - Email: mcguiresbobcat@xtra.co.nz

Reymer Contracting for all your agricultural contracting requirements: Bill Reymer - RD6, Pirongia - Phone: (07) 871 9677 - Fax: (07) 871 9607 - Mobile: 021 768 611 - Email: reymers@xtra.co.nz

Rural Contractors Ltd: Earth moving, bulk cartage, heavy haulage, grader and roller hire, bulldozing - Charles Sicely - Phone: (07) 8706610 - Mobile: 027 2201417

Rodger White Contracting Ltd: For all your agricultural contracting requirements - Rodger White, Corcoran Rd., Te Pahu - Phone: (07) 8259105

Sterling Harvesting: Wrapped conventional size haylage. Conventional haybaling. Ploughing - Blenddyn Sterling - 39 Pirongia Road - Phone: (07) 871 6937 - Mobile: 0274 295 222

Farm Staff Solutions: Farm employment for relief milking, weed Spraying, fencing, or just general farm labour...Ph: Don Thompson 021 239 6412

ARCHITECT:

Gisler Architects - Providing innovative architecture - Tim Gisler - Baffin Street - Hours: Mon. to Fri.: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm. - Phone: (07) 870 5200 - Fax: (07) 870 5300 - Mobile: 029 839 9998 - Email: tim@gisler-architects.co.nz

ARTS & CRAFTS: Chriss Gisler - Weaver - 552 Baffin Street - Hours: By appointment - Phone: (07) 871 9154 - Mobile: 021 802 813

Creative Memories: Home classes and workshops, photosafe albums & supplies, group presentations, business opportunities - Paula McWha - 261/4 Ross Street - Hours: By appointment - Phone: (07) 871 9585 - Email: mcwha.rjpk@xtra.co.nz

Heather Eyre Water colour and acrylic medium artist: - 161 O'Shea Road - Hours: By appointment - Phone: (07) 871 9849 Kathy Boggiss: - Painter - Pirongia Art & Craft Shop & Gallery - 708 Franklin Street - Hours: Mostly seven days: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm. - Phone: (07) 871 9689 (Home) - Mobile: 021 154 2157

Nynke Piebenga: Weaver - O'Shea Road - Hours: By appointment - Phone: (07) 871 9595 Oliver's Art: Images of yesteryear - Julie Oliver - 1/585 O'Shea Road (Home studio) - Hours: By appointment only - Phone: (07) 871 9603 - Mobile: 021 043 3855 - Email: oliversart@ihug.co.nz

Pinargan Studio: Adele Mitchell, Potter and painter - 309 Waite Road, Te Pahu - Hours: By appointment - Phone: (07) 825 9072 - Mobile: 021 120 6715 - Email: adele@pinargan.co.nz

Pirongia Gallery of Lavender & Art: Hilary Ramage: Artist and Printmaker - 812 Baffin Street - Hours: First weekend of months Nov - March, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Other times by appointment - Phone: (07) 871 9890 - Email: tplc@clear.net.nz

Pirongia Art & Craft Shop & Gallery: A great selection of gifts. Monthly art exhibitions - Kathy Boggiss - 708 Franklin Street - Hours: Mostly seven days: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm. - Phone: (07) 871 9689 (Home) - Mobile: 021 154 2157

Pirongia Wooden Arts: Studio 1000: Turned wood art using mainly native timbers.Succulent plants - Ian Sutton - 1000 Franklin Street - Hours: Usually 10:00 am – 5:00 pm. - Closed Tuesdays - Phone: (07) 871 9131

Quin Creations: Freelance artist: illustration, graphic design, cartooning - Katherine Quin - 310 Kane Street - Hours: By appointment - Phone: (07) 872 8155 - Mobile: 027 242 5153 - Email: quincreations@maori-arts.com

Shirley Scott: Mixed media artist. Organizes the annual Memorial Hall Art Exhibition - 626 McClure Street - Hours: By appointment - Phone: (07) 871 9536 Vicki Grilli: Mixed media artist - 242 Baffin Street - Hours: By appointment - Phone: (07) 871 9066

BOBCAT: McGuire Contracting - Section development, laser drainage, sand, metal and landscape supplies, house sites, farm races and general farm work - Dave & Glenn McGuire - 121 Kakaramea Road - Phone: 871 9929 (After hours) - Fax: 871 9939 - Mobile: 021 871 170 (Dave) - 027 222 3130 (Glenn) - Email: mcguiresbobcat@xtra.co.nz

BUILDERS & CARPENTERS: Estate Builders: All building services - Mike Pryor - 1 Beechey Street - Phone: (07) 871 9909 - Mobile: 021 640 336 Thackray Erections: Welding and building services - Mike Thackray - 146 Ross Street - Phone: (07) 871 9047 - Mobile: 021 719 047 Yeates

Building: Qualified builder. Member NZCBA. All building requirements - Simon Yeates - Te Tahi Road - Phone: (07) 871 9160 - Mobile: 027 273 1645 - Email: yeatesbuilding@xtra.co.nz

BUS TRAVEL: Pirongia Travel Lines - Bus travel for groups of all sizes - Larry Lawrence - 1701 McClure Street - Phone: (07) 871 9040 - Fax: (07) 871 9043 - Mobile: 021 114 5952

Meateater Homekills Ltd: On farm slaughtering. Refrigerated delivery to butcher of choice - Peter & Pauline Carey - 23 Ngutunui Road - Phone: (07) 871 9751 - Mobile: 029 871 9995

Pirongia Butchery: Meat and meat products. Bacon, ham, sausages. Home kills packed - Greg & Joce Ruscoe - 751 Franklin Street - Hours: Mon. – Fri.: 6:00 am – 4:30 pm. Sat.: 7:00 – 11:00 am - Phone: (07) 871 9751

CABINET-MAKING & FURNITURE: The Village Joinery: All things wooden - Seamus Trodden - 1105 Crozier Street - Phone: (07) 872 8128 - Mobile: 027 572 8128 Trojan Furniture Ltd: Outdoor furniture manufacture and sales - Paddy Troy - 1 Penny Lane - Hours: Open all hours - Phone: (07) 871 9888 - Fax: (07) 871 9668

Woodcraft Pirongia: Furniture maker and shop fitter - Alan Dalton - 520 Beechey Street - Phone: (07) 871 9596 - Fax: (07) 871 9545 - Mobile: 021 525 263- Email: alandalton@ihug.co.nz

CARTAGE: G.M.(Greg) Fitgerald Contracting - General cartage and grader work - Greg Fitzgerald - 44 Mangauika Road - Phone: (07) 871 9146 - Mobile: 021 661 338 CONSERVATION: Pirongia Te Aroaro O Kahu:

Pirongia Restoration Society - Restoration of natural ecosystems on Mt Pirongia; promoting historical, cultural, spiritual and recreational values - Contact: Clare St Pierre - 1106 Crozier Street - Phone: (07) 871 9133 - Email: stpierre@xtra.co.nz

Origin Coffee Co. Ltd: Freshly roasted coffee bean and g round coffee. Barrista training.Mail-order and commercial - Roger Sheppard - Franklin Street - Hours: Mon-Fri: 9:00am-3:30pm - Phone: (07) 871 9550 - Fax: (07) 871 9557 - Email: info@origincoffee.co.nz

Pirongia Residents and Ratepayers Association: Represents community points of view on matters relevant to the Pirongia Ward - Executive Committee meets on the 1st Wednesday of every second month - President: Alison Guy - Phone: (07) 871 9059 - Secretary: Dave Tuson - Phone: (07) 871 9555

Impression Concrete: Coloured, exposed aggregate and impression concrete - Mike Barry - 439 Crozier Street - Phone: (07) 871 9153 - Mobile: 027 477 6377 - Email: mike-ally@xtra.co.nz Kwik Kerb: Continuous concrete edging by machine - Jeff Smith - 44 Te Tahi Road - Phone: (07) 871 9057 - Mobile: 021 419 450

Mark Dowty Paving: All paving needs - Mark Dowty - 260 Belcher Street - Phone: (07) 871 9851 - Fax: (07) 871 9351 - Mobile: 027 280 6663 Alexandra Bar and Grill: Private functions and catering by arrangement - 815 Franklin Street - Hours: Wed. – Sun.: 4:00- 8:30 pm. - Phone: (07) 871 9799

Persimmon Tree Cafe: Fresh, fabulous food, Rocket coffee, indoor/outdoor seating. Outcatering available - Keith & Heather-Anne Lang - 1050 Franklin Street - Hours: Daily: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm. - Phone: (07) 871 9288 - Fax: (07) 871 9288 - Mobile: 021 750 649 - Email: k.h.lang@clear.net.nz

Pirongia Store 'n' Cafe: Daytime meals and takeaways.Origin coffee. Indoor/outdoor dining - Alison Guy - Franklin Street - Summer: Monday - Friday: 6:00 am - 7:00pm - saturday, Sunday: 7:30 am - 7:00 pm - Winter: Every day: 7:30 am – 6:00 pm - Phone: (07) 871 9675 - Fax: (07) 871 9475

The Swingletree: Group morning teas and lunches for 25 or more, by prior arrangement - Alison Hooker - 79 Bell Road, Paterangi - Hours: By prior arrangement - Phone: (07) 871 9873 - Email: Alison@swingletree.co.nz

Pirongia Playcentre: Parent cooperative preschool education - 702 Franklin Street - Phone: (07) 871 9669 - Hours: Mon - Fri: 9:30am - 12:00 - Mon/Wed/Fri: General sessions - tue/Thu: Challenger sessions - Contact: Ruth Henderson - Phone: (07) 871 9198

Pirongia School: Full primary school: Years 1-8 - 100 Beechey Street - Principal: Kevin Cronin - Phone: (07) 871 9727 and (07) 871 9726 - Fax: (07) 871 9075 - Email office@pirongia.school.nz BoT: Ed Blake (Chair) - Phone: (07) 871 9577 (Home)

Pirongia Electrical: 24 hour electrical service - Dave Peryer - 1878 McClure Street - Phone: (07) 871 9008 Quinlan Electrical: For all electrical requirements - Rob Quinlan - 102 Aubin Close - Phone: (07) 872 8161 (After hours) - Mobile: 027 498 5546

Automated Services (NZ) Ltd: Gate automation and CCTV, access control, road barriers, garage door automation - Jon Shoubridge - 1401 McClure Street - Phone: (07) 872 8044 - Fax: (07) 872 8044 - Mobile: 021 117 7687 - Email: asnzltd@hotmail.com

PW Automatic Gates: Metal gates including gate automation and CCTV, access control,bollards and road barriers - Kevin Farrell - 25 Kakaramea Road - Phone: (07) 871 9507 - Mobile: 021 162 1077 Classical Homeopathy: Monika Neuhauser - 841 McClure Street - Hours: By appointment - Phone: (07) 871 9033 - Mobile: 021 463 663 - Email: neuhauser@xtra.co.nz

Friendly Foot Care: Toenail cutting, fingernail cutting, corns, cracked heels, massage, advice - Tracy de Thierry - 581 Crozier Street - Hours: By appointment - Phone: (07) 871 9872 - Fax: (07) 871 9868

Midwife: Midwifery care for birth at home or at a birthing unit - Karene Clark - Phone: (07) 871 9114 Optician: Reputation you can trust - Peter Neuhauser - 841 McClure Street - Hours: By appointment - Phone: (07) 839 3967 - Mobile: 021 863 663

Pirongia Gallery of Lavender & Art: Lavender garden and distillery. Therapeutic products - 812 Baffin Street - Hours: First weekend of months Nov -March, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Other times by appointment - Phone: (07) 871 9890 - Email: tplc@clear.net.nz

Place of Natural Therapy: Relaxation massage and modalities of traditional healing - Shirley Scott - 626 McClure Street - Hours: By appointment - Phone: (07) 871 9536

Time Out Beauty Centre: Hair styling, massage therapy, beauty therapy, sun-bed - Jackie Dunderdale - 805 Crozier Street - Hours: Mon - Fri: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm - wed: Open until 8:00 pm - Phone: (07) 872 8073 - Fax: (07) 872 8074

Historic Visitor Centre: Te Whare Taonga O Nga Rohe O Arekaharana - Information and displays about the history of Pirongia village and district, including Pirongia Forest Park - 798 Franklin Street - Hours: Sun & Mon: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm Other times by arrangement - Sabina Owen (President) - 550 Kane Street - Phone: (07) 871 9992 - Fax: (07) 871 9190 - Email: sabowen@xtra.co.nz

Pirongia Clydesdales: Carriage tours around historic Pirongia. Picnics by arrangement - Nick and Jill van der Sande - 1375 McClure Street - Hours: By appointment - Phone: (07) 871 9711 - Mobile: 021 771 927 - Email: pirongia.clydesdales@xtra.co.nz

Alexandra Hotel: Friendly service - Cara & Greg O'Connor - 815 Franklin Street - Hours: Mon - Sat.: 11:00 am – Close (2:00 am). Sun: 11:00 am – 8:00 pm. - Phone: (07) 871 9799 - Fax: (07) 825 9109

Pirongia Store 'n' Cafe: Fresh bread, milk, frozen products and basic home supplies - Alison Guy - Franklin Street - Summer: Monday - Friday: 6:00 am - 7:00pm - Saturday, Sunday: 7:30 am - 7:00 pm - Winter: Every day: 7:30 am – 6:00 pm - Phone: (07) 871 9675 - Fax: (07) 871 9475

Pirongia Service Station: Fresh bread, perishables and basic househoild supplies.Home videos and DVDs. Photocopying and Fax services - Steve Rasmussen - Cnr. Beechey & McClure Streets - Hours: Mon. to Fri.: 7:00 am – 7:00 pm. - Sat., Sun.: 8:00 am – 7:00 pm - Closed public holidays - Phone: (07) 871 9723 - Fax: (07) 871 9924 Ray L. Cullen: 93 Mangauika Road - Phone: (07) 871 9649 - John S. Lorimer: - 244 Kakaramea Road - Phone: (07) 871 9884

C.A. Murray: 368 Ngutunui Road - Phone: (07) 871 9406 - Margaret Strawbridge - 324 Ross Street - Phone: (07) 871 9477 - Paula McWha - 4/261 Ross Street - Phone: (07) 871 9585 - Carol J. Hatch-Pratt - 710 Belcher Street - Phone: (07) 871 9414 Gayne Jacobs Lawnmowing: Commercial and residential lawnmowing - Phone: (07) 871 9932 - Mobile: 027 252 0339

Mow Hawks: Residential and commercial mowing - Eric Bradley - 96 Ross Street - Phone: (07) 871 9306 - Mobile: 027 221 0142 Natural Choice Landscapes: Residential and commercial design - Sue Ranstead - Sainsbury Road - Phone: (07) 871 9105

Purekireki Marae: Ngati Apakura - 187 Ormsby Road - Inquiries: Tuhiwai Kingi - Phone: (07) 873 7529

Farmers Market: A weekly market for produce is planned to commence in September - Inquiries: Susan Trodden - 1105 Crozier Street - phone: (07) 872 8128

Activity Room – Pirongia School: Meeting room,kitchen facilities and hall which accommodates 200. Conditions apply - 100 Beechey Street - Available by arrangement - Contact: Pirongia School Office - Phone: (07) 871 9727 Fax: (07) 871 9075 - Email office@pirongia.school.nz

Memorial Hall: Available for a wide variety of functions - Inquiries: Phone: (07) ) 871 9595 Historic Visitor Centre: Te Whare Taonga O Nga Rohe O Arekaharana - Available for meetings by arrangement - 798 Franklin Street - Contact: Sabina Owen (President) - 550 Kane Street - Phone: (07) 871 9992 - Fax: (07) 871 9190 - Email: sabowen@xtra.co.nz

The Swingletree: Corporate meetings and seminars - Alison Hooker - 79 Bell Road, Paterangi - Hours: By prior arrangement - Phone: (07) 871 9873 - Email: alison@swingletree.co.nz

Euro Pacific: Independent Porsche specialists. Spare parts full servicing, race preparation, track support, restoration - 210 McClure Street - Hours: Monday – Friday: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm. - Steve Rasmussen - Mobile: 021 911 944 - Email: steve@europacific.co.nz

Pirongia Service Station: Full workshop facilities, tyres, batteries and wof,. body repairs and carpainting - Steve Rasmussen - Cnr. Beechey & McClure Streets - Hours: Monday to Friday: 7:00 am – 7:00 pm. - Saturday, Sunday: 8:00 am – 7:00 pm - Closed public holidays - Phone: (07) 871 9723 - Fax: (07) 871 9924

Mobile Motorcycle Repairs: On-site servicing - Gordon Brierly - Phone: (07) 871 9907 - Mobile: (07) 021 966 720

Pirongia Mountain Music Co: Adult contemporary and country music. Local music CDs. Available for private functions - Keith.Pendergrast - 205 Sainsbury Road - Phone: (07) 871 9432 - Email: keith@pirongiamountainmusic.co.nz

Te Awamutu Courier: Delivered free Tuesdays and Thursdays - 336 Alexandra Street, Te Awamutu - Phone: (07) 871 5151 - Fax: (07) 871 3675

Pirongia Plunket: Primary caregiver support, particularly for parents with young children - Clinic: 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month. At the Pirongia Sports Centre - Hours For appointment phone 871 5291 - Contact: Liz Seager - Phone: (07) 871 9076

Mothers' Network: Courses about being a mother - Contact: Cherie Kemp - Phone: (07) 871 9995

Brackendell Kennels & Cattery: Boarding facilities for cats and dogs - Lexie Smid - 750 Beechey Street, Pirongia - Hours: Drop-off and pickup times 8:00 - 11:00 am and 3:00 - 6:00 pm. Closed Wednesdays - Phone: (07) 871 9735

Pampered Pets: Mobile dog grooming service - Jo Peters - Phone: (07) 871 9181 - Email: bernalese@wave.co.nz

Trojan Furniture Ltd: Automatic dog cooling showers, cattle cooling showers - Paddy Troy - 1 Penny Lane - Hours: Open all hours - Phone: (07) 871 9888 - Fax: (07) 871 9668

Postal Delivery: House to house delivery within Pirongia Village and Rural Delivery throughout the district - New Zealand Post - Phone: 0800 501 501

Postal Delivery Centre: Business mail delivery only - Pirongia Store 'n' Cafe - 765 Franklin Street - Summer: Monday - Friday: 6:00 am - 7:00pm - Saturday, Sunday: 7:30 am - 7:00 pm - Winter: Every day: 7:30 am – 6:00 pm - Phone: (07) 871 9675 - Fax: (07) 871 9475 Century 21

Countrywide Real Estate: MREINZ - Consultant for Pirongia area - Kay Crombie - 339 Beechey Street - Office: 21 Sloane Street, Te Awamutu - Phone: (07) 871 9697 (After hours) - Mobile: 021 633 211

Bruce Edwards: All upholstery and trimming requirements - Bruce Edwards - 9 McClintock Street - Phone: (07) 872 8007 - Mobile: 027 206 6366

Spray-Free Vegetables: Fresh vegetables and perennial plants - John and Ngaire Walters - 951 McClure Street - Hours: Mon-Fri: 9:30 am - 5:00 pm Sat: 9:00am - 1:00 pm - Phone: (07) 871 9301 - Fax: (07 871 9302

Historic Visitor Centre: Te Whare Taonga O Nga Rohe O Arekaharana - Visitor information about Pirongia Village and district, including Pirongia Forest Park - 798 Franklin Street - Hours: Sun & Mon: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm Other times by arrangement - Sabina Owen (President) - 550 Kane Street - Phone: (07) 871 9992 - Fax: (07) 871 9190 - Email: sabowen@xtra.co.nz

Food & Health Environmental: Water testing - John Guy - 765 Franklin Street - Hours: Monday to Friday: 8:30 am – 5:00 pm. - Phone: (07) 871 9159 - Mobile: 021 894 059 - Email: jbguy@xtra.co.nz

Alexandra Gardens: Garden wedding venue - Marg & Ken - 1 Belcher Street - Phone: (07) 871 9717 Memorial Hall: Available for a wide variety of functions - Inquiries: Shirley Scott (Custodian) - Phone: (07) 871 9536

Pirongia Clydesdales: Wedding venue and functions –for up to 100 - Nick and Jill van der San 1375 McClure Street - Phone: (07) 871 9711 - Mobile: 021 771 927 - Email: pirongia.clydesdales@xtra.co.nz

Gorse Control: Full range of weed control spraying. No job too small - Bill Short - 163 Belcher Street - Phone: (07) 871 9925 - Mobile: 027 2240078

PW Automatic Gates: Metal construction for farm buildingsand other welduing and wrought iron work - Kevin Farrell - 25 Kakaramea Road - Phone: (07) 871 9507 - Mobile: 021 162 1077

CLUBS, SOCIETIES AND LOCAL INTEREST GROUPS:

CHILDREN & YOUTH: Brownies - Activities for girls,7 to 10 years - Meet: Memorial Hall: Tues. 4:00-5:30 - Contact: Sharron Wilkinson - Phone: (07) 871 1907

Girl Guides: Youth activities for girls, 9½ to 13 years - Meet: Activity Centre: Wed. 6:00-7:30 pm - Contact: Sonia Barlow - Phone: (07) 871 9518

Mainly Music: Music and movement for preschoolers - Meet: Rugby Clubrooms: Thurs. 10:00-11:30 am - Contact: Susan Trodden - Phone: (07) 872 8128

Pippins: Activities for girls 5 to 7 years - Meet: Methodist Youth Hall: Wed. 3:00-4:30 pm - Contact: Theresa Kewish - Phone: (07) 825 9133

CHURCHES:

Pirongia Methodist Church - Services: 1st and 3rd Sunday of each month - Minister: Rev. Maureen Calman - Phone: (07) 870 6224 - Contact: Ailsa Campbell - Phone: (07) 825 2876

St Saviour's Anglican Church: Communion: 2nd and 4th Sundays of each month.. Family worship: 1st and 3rd Sundays. Winter: 9:30 am . Summer 9:00 am - Minister: Rev. George Allanson - Phone: (07) 871 9738 - Contact: Pat Randell - Phone: (07) 871 9672

COMMUNITY REPRESENTATION: Pirongia Residents and Ratepayers Association - Represents community points of view on matters relevant to the Pirongia Ward - Executive Committee meets on the 1st Wednesday of every second month - President: Alison Guy - Phone: (07) 871 9059 - Secretary: Dave Tuson - Phone: (07) 871 9555

SERVICE ORGANIZATIONS:

Lions Club of Mount Pirongia - Meets 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month - Contact: Len Styles - 364 McClure Street - Phone: (07) 871 9856

Pirongia Cottage Craft Group: Organizes the annual Cottage Craft Day held in Franklin Street each September - Contact: Sue Ranstead - Phone: (07) 871 9105

Pirongia Fire Force: Local volunteer fire response unit - Contact: Bruce Budd or Dave Bowler - Phone: (07) 871 9986

Pirongia Te Aroaro O Kahu: Pirongia Restoration Society - Restoration of natural ecosystems on Mt Pirongia; promoting the historical, cultural, spiritual and recreational values - St Pierre - 1106 Crozier Street - Phone: (07) 871 9133 - Email: stpierre@xtra.co.nz

Women's Institute: For home and country - Meet 2nd Wednesday each month - Memorial Hall at 1pm - contact Beryl Lukey - Phone: (07) 871 9618

SPORTS CLUBS: Alexandra Racing Club - Annual Boxing Day race meeting - Contact: Keith Ormsby - Phone: (07) 871 9436

Pirongia Bowling Club: Men's and women's outdoor lawn bowls - Club days: Tuesdays and Thursdays, September to April - Contact: Ron Parsons - Phone: (07) 871 9964

Pirongia Darts Club: Tuesday darts matches March to July . Alternative weeks at home at the Alexandra Hotel - Contact: Shamus Trodden (Captain) - 1105 Crozier Street - Phone: (07) 872 8128

Pirongia Eight-Ball Club: Monday pool nights at the Alexandra Hotel. New members welcome - Contact: Julie Gibson - Phone: (07) 825 9715

Pirongia Fishing Club: Fresh and salt-water fishing - Contact: Peter Neuhauser (Sec./Treas.) - 841 McClure Street - Phone: (07) 871 9033

Pirongia Golf Club: Men and women golfers welcome - Contact: Murray Walter - Phone: (07) 871 9880 - Email: clandon@xtra.co.nz Pirongia Gun Club: Coaching for new members by a NZ representative. Gunsafe emphasis - Meet: First Sunday of each month - Contact: Richard Smith - Phone: (07) 871 9083 - Mobile: 027 288 8070

Pirongia Netball Club: FutureFerns, Junior, Secondary, Senior and Premier grades - Contact: Susanne Woods - Phone: (07) 825 9196 Pirongia Pony Club: Contact: Jill van der Sande -Phone: (07) 871 9711

Pirongia Rugby Club: Junior and Senior teams - Contact: Layne Kerr - Phone: (07) 871 99892

Pirongia Squash Club: Men's and women's squash: June to November - Contact: Paul Johnson - Phone: (07) 871 2983