Poverty Bay Wairoa Federation of Women’s Institutes

Poverty Bay Wairoa Federation of Women’s Institutes

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Alison Crawford and National President Kay Hart at our Federation AGM May 2017


Hello from Alison Crawford, President of Poverty Bay Wairoa Federation of WI.

The countdown is on to celebrate 100 years of WI in New Zealand in 2021. Would you like to belong to the largest women’s group in New Zealand with a long and proud history?

We would love you to join WI. All that is required to start your own WI, is for a group of 6 or more like-minded women to get together.

You can do what you want, decide where you want to meet and at what time. Or you can join a current WI group.

For more information and ideas please email me:  alisoncrawford@xtra.co.nz


President   Alison Crawford  ph: 06 868 9586

Secretary   Mary Bayley        ph: 06 862 3407

Treasurer   Sandra Green      ph: 06 863 3008


National Theme: Share the friendship... National Project: Teach a skill

Our National Magazine “Home and Country” is delivered every 2nd month through the mail and is full of interesting reading. Magazine may be accessed online by members through the National website: www.wi.org.nz

Cost per year. TBA.. (to be advised.)


November 1st International Showtime - a fun day at Kahutia Bowling Club with competitions, an auction and entertainment with lunch

November 16th/17th Puha WI Teach a skill Christmas craft session in the shop next to Michael Hill, Gladstone Road.
New craft on sale. Raffle on the day. Contact Alison 868 9586

February 2019 Associate’s Day fun, games and lunch.

We are looking for a member who has never played indoor bowls to join our bowls team. We will be travelling to Porirua to play against other WI teams in February.  Contact Alison 868 9586

Scroll down for photos and meeting times/ venues etc. of our 5 Institutes

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Puha Court for AMP Show

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Lois Eade's 90th Birthday with Alison Crawford

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Catering for Positive Ageing Day

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“Vases of flowers ready for dispersing around town.”

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I'm a lonely bouquet CARD to go with flowers in jars delivered around town for people to pickup and take home.

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Mints given away at A&P Show to promote PBWFWI

Poverty Bay Wairoa Federation has 5 Institutes that meet on different days/evenings

Crafters Union WI
Are made up of associate members
Contact - Katie Wallace em: katy@katywallace.co.nz 

Frasertown WI
Meets in Wairoa Second Tuesday of the month at various venues
Contact - Patsy Hine ph: 06 838 6545

Puha WI
Meets in member’s homes in Gisborne on second Wednesday of the month at 10am
Contact - Jean Mills ph: 06 867 4514

Taruheru Makaraka WI
Meets in the Mangapapa Residents Hall, Ormond Road, Gisborne. ( Or in members homes )
Third Thursday of the month at 1.30pm
Contact - Sue Hope ph: 06 862 7763

Turanganui WI
Meets at Elgin School, Knox Street, Gisborne on the second Thursday of the month 7pm
Contact - Nelda McKinnon ph: 06 867 5562

Associate members are members who cannot attend their monthly meetings but are still considered members.

They pay the same annual subscription $45.00, receive a newsletter each month,
and Home & Country magazine, may enter all competitions and are welcome to join in all events.