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.
Alzheimers Society Northland Inc.
goodGround is now a proud Patron of Alzheimers Northland, the highest level of annual membership. 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
Find DubDub – Waipu & Ruakaka
Every month we run 2 competitions (in Waipu & Ruakaka) 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 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. Martin has been one of the calf club judges for over 10 years! 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 at the time. The Waipu Croquet Club now has a new club house.
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.
Whangarei SPCA +64 9 438 9161
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
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
Waipu Fire Brigade
Waipu Fire Brigade is a volunteer station. That means all members of the brigade dedicate their own time in order to serve this community. Shane has actively contributed to fundraising events for the Waipu Fire Brigade to support them in every way we can.
Waipu and Otamatea Rugby Clubs
goodGround is involved with sponsorship for both of these rugby clubs. Grass-roots sport is a vital part of communities and we are proud to be able to support this.
Grasshopper Racing is what our Contracts Manager – Shian, gets up to in her spare time. goodGround has sponsored them for the 2020/2021 Speedway Season as they race their Stockcar around the North Island. Follow them here https://www.facebook.com/grasshopperracing47
NZ Fairy Terns
The NZ Fairy Tern (Tara-Iti in Maori) is NZ’s rarest bird, with a population of around only 40. The NZ Fairy Tern Charitable Trust is committed to growth of this tiny population. They work directly and in partnership with the Department of Conservation and NZ Forest & Bird to improve breeding success and adult survival.
Caring Families Aotearoa
Caring Families Aotearoa (formerly Fostering Kids New Zealand) was formed more than 40 years ago to help caregiving families. They are here to support families who open their homes and hearts to tamariki (children) and rangatahi (young people) in need of care and protection.
Weed Action Piroa-Brynderwyns
Join the fight against weeds – in your own backyard or in the bush – and protect what is uniquely ours! Weed action – helping communities to eliminate invasive weeds, restore biodiversity and promote healthy ecosystems.
Waipu Bowling Club
Back in May 1920, 8 would-be-bowlers met in Waipu and resolved to form a lawn bowls club. Waipu was a place on the go. Membership grew to 50+ after the war. Member love the friendliness of the club – It’s not about the winning. Waipu may not be enriching the bowling elite, but they’re certainly nourishing the grass roots. A formula which we’re looking forward to seeing for another 100 years!