The team at goodGround Real Estate are passionate about our local communities. In both the Whangarei and Kaipara districts we endeavour to get involved wherever possible to support and contribute to the community. Below we share the details of some of the fantastic businesses, charities and organisations that we have worked with.
Find DubDub – Waipu, Ruakaka, OTP, Maungaturoto
Every month we run 4 competitions (in Waipu, Ruakaka, One Tree Point & Maungaturoto) for the local school children to find Dubdub in a nearby shop or business. This is great fun for all, supporting not just the children and their schools but also the local business owners.
Waipu School +64 9 432 0135
Ruakaka School +64 9 432 7503
One Tree Point School +64 9 432 7891
Maungaturoto School +64 9 431 8106
Waipu Calf Club
Calf Club is an annual tradition for rural families and schools throughout New Zealand. With one of our offices based in the rural town of Waipu, we like to take some time out to get to know the younger members of our community and support this great event. We might bid on a cake or two while we’re there too!
The Waipu Croquet Club was founded in 1921. Much time and energy was put into converting rough paddock into level lawns and monthly socials brought in further funds for seed, soil and wages. September 1922 saw Mr A E Snaith and Mr McKay resign from the positions of President and Treasurer, with the gentlemen handing over management of the Club to the Ladies! Generous of them considering croquet was played by women only.
Waipu Croquet Club +64 9 432 1619
Waipu Fishing and Boating
The Waipu Boat and Fishing Club has a long history within the community and was started in 1962. The club was originally founded by local fishing and boating enthusiasts and the club is run and supported today by the local members. Safe and responsible fishing and boating practices are paramount within the club and is fully supported by the clubs members.
Waipu Boat & Fishing Club +64 9 438 2496
The SPCA helps protect over 45,000 animals in New Zealand every year. Animals who are sick, injured, abused or simply abandoned. In 2015, Carleen Still (goodGround team member)& Jan Macpherson decided to start an annual fundraiser using their singing talents to raise money for the local branch of the SPCA. Since 2015 the even has raised more than $12,000.
Whangarei SPCA +64 9 438 9161
Alzheimers Society Northland Inc.
Alzheimers Northland provides free information and support for all people affected by dementia throughout Northland; from Te Hana in the South, to Te Kao in the Far North. Their services include Home Visits, Rural Day Centre, Support Groups and Seminars.
Alzheimers Society Northland +64 9 438 7771
Northland Rugby Referees
The Northland Rugby Referees Association (NRRA) strives to recruit and retain quality community minded individuals that are passionate and committed to rugby in Northland. Referees are encouraged to deliver both, on field performances that promote and nurture quality rugby, and attitudes that encourage participation and camaraderie.
Northland Rugby Referees +64 27 837 1974
Bream Bay Sports Awards
The best of Bream Bay’s sporting representatives were celebrated at this year’s Bream Bay Sports Awards. The awards haven’t been held for several years, but a committee headed by Ken Moreland and Marilyn Cox have revived the celebration of local talent, receiving about 40 nominations from local sports clubs.
Whangarei South Rotary
Rotary is one of the largest international humanitarian organisations in the world, made up of people who share a passion for and commitment to enhancing communities and improving lives. Jennifer Starr was one of the sponsors of the 2nd photography competition run by the Rotary Club.
Rotary Whangarei +64 27 274 8674