The Oakura Bay community is very fortunate to have some great amenities – including a community hall, store and takeaway. A sports field services the local rugby playing community with the addition of a rugby clubroom currently under construction. Nearby local maraes are also available for bookings.
Oakura Bay Store
Ph (09) 4336 888
No need to worry about doing a big grocery shop before heading out to the beach. Serving the Oakura Bay and Whangaruru community, the Oakura Bay Store offers a wide range of all the essential provisions, including fresh seasonal fruit and vegetables. With a liquor license, the Store also has you covered for all your alcohol needs. For the kids, there are lolly mixtures and the biggest and best ice-creams.
As well as providing all your grocery needs, the Store provides fuel, LPG, newspapers and a selection of magazines.
155 Oakura Road, Whangaruru
Ph. (09) 4336 008
Who doesn’t like a feed of fish and chips at the beach. An all-time favourite, Skips Fish’n’Chips serve up the freshest fish, the crispiest chips, yummy burgers and lots more! Customers are able to phone in orders to takeaway or eat in.
During the day, scrumptious pies, doughnuts and other delicious food – all baked on the premises – is available, along with a coffee.
We are very fortunate to have a Community Hall that serves as a hub for a variety of social activities and informative meetings that occur in the Bay. The hall is also available for hire. Contact Rebecca Rako – Mobile 021 1069015.
The Whangarei District Council Mobile Library can be found outside the hall. Visits are scheduled for Thursdays, 18 June, 16 July, 13 August, 10 September, 8 October, 5 November and 3 December 2020 between 2.00 – 3.00pm.
A hairdressing service takes place at the Community Hall on one Wednesday per month and is operated by Lotus Hair Design. For more details, contact Bronwyn – Mobile 021 0295 6874.
For assistance and advice on medical matters, Ngātiwai nurses are available at the Medical Room (First Aid Clinic beside the Hall) between 10.30am – 12.30pm every second Thursday of the month. For more information, contact Ki A Ora Ngātiwai Phone (09) 435 4586.
A defibrillator (AED) is also available in the Medical Room. When a call is made to 111, the operator will pass on the necessary code to get into the lock box to access the defibrillator. Remember to turn the defibrillator on and follow the oral instructions. A video on how to use the defibrillator is available here.
SPORTS FACILITIES AND RUGBY CLUB
The Council owned reserve at the end of Wharua Road, Oakura contains a single rugby field used by the Whangaruru Rugby Football Club (Whangaruru RFC). Along with the field, a new clubroom with changing facilities is currently under construction to replace the previously inadequate porticom facilities that were being used on the site.
On behalf of WDC, the Whangaruru Community & Sports Association is the administrative body. Generally, it is felt that the new facilities will serve all community members and allow for the promotion of healthy and physical sporting pursuits.
For more information on the Whangaruru RFC, contact Hepi Haika on mobile 027 475821 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information on Northland Rugby, visit their website by clicking here.
LOCAL MARAES FOR HIRE
The Omahanga Whare (formerly the Bush Hut) is available for bookings. Please contact Kuini Pugh – Mobile 020 40308260 or email email@example.com
Persons or groups wishing to book the Ngatiwai Marae for meetings or functions, please contact Merepeka Henley – phone Mobile 022 175 6679 or Home 09 435 6054 or Email firstname.lastname@example.org