This is a temporary website for the wintertime, which will be updated as news comes to hand and will be fully updated in perhaps early September with ongoing information for the new season. To access our season 2016-2017 website, as it was soon after the season closed, please click here. That website carries full information about the club.
If you would like to contact our secretary, here are his details:
David Beerworth, phone (04) 970-7828: firstname.lastname@example.org
No Winter Croquet at Waimarie from now until the start of the new season
After quite a lot of wet weather, it has been decided to close the lawns. Opening Day for the 2017 - 18 season is Saturday, 16 September.
Winter board games in our club rooms
During the croquet off-season, we play board games such as mah jong, rummikub and a large jigsaw puzzle to keep up our social contact with each other. The cost is $3.00 for the afternoon. Arrive before 12.45 pm for a 1.00 pm start, every Wednesday until the start of the new croquet season in about the middle of September. Everyone welcome, members and non-members. If you don't know how to play but would like to learn, we will soon show you. For further information, please contact either Heather Nixon, phone (04) 563-7676 or Mike Beardsell, phone (04) 568-6579.
Our annual Players' Meeting will be held in Shona McFarlane Retirement Village, 66 Mabey Road, Avalon, Lower Hutt at 10.00 am on Saturday 5 August 2017.
2017 - 2018 Croquet Season
At this point in time, it is intended that our coming croquet season, from approximately mid-September 2017 to mid April 2018 will be our last at our present site at Melling, Lower Hutt where our club, which started in 1922, has been operating since 1952. The land we presently occupy is required for the upgrade of the stop bank of the Hutt River to enable better protection from floods for the business and residential areas of Lower Hutt. We will be relocating to Walter Nash Park, Reynolds Street, Taita, Lower Hutt. The grounds there are presently being prepared and will hopefully be ready for us to start play in September 2018.
If you would like to included on the e-mail list to be alerted when there is a significant change on the website, please contact Dawn Dorresteijn on email@example.com or phone her on (04) 938 2378.
Note for your diary - Golf Croquet Open Tournament at Waikanae Croquet Club
Our Club has received a poster regarding a tournament that will be entered into this website closer to the opening of the 2017 - 18 croquet season and in the meantime will be displayed in our club rooms. If you would like to make a note in your diary, it is a Golf Croquet Open Tournament, Levels Double and Singles, to be held on Saturday/Sunday 16/17 September at Waikanae Croquet Club. Please contact Dawn if you would like to have the poster e-mailed to you: firstname.lastname@example.org
Unwanted spectacles requested
A radio station recently announced that a collection is being made of unwanted glasses, including sunglasses, to be taken to Fiji at the end of July. Waimarie members who would like to donate their unwanted spectacles can drop them into our club rooms before 4.00 pm on Saturday the 22nd of July. For further information please phone Heather or Sue on (04) 563 7676.