Coffee Mornings, Lunches



Coffee mornings are a great opportunity for members to get together for a coffee (or tea) and some social time.  Regular lunches provide opportunities for members to get together over a meal. Enjoy affordable meals and great social opportunities.

Stanmore Road

  • There are coffee mornings on Mondays.
  • Budget lunches take place fortnightly on Thursdays.
  • Wednesday lunches happen each week.

At West

  • West has coffee mornings most days at 10am.
  • A Budget lunch on a Friday and a light lunch happen each month.
  • West members also dine out for lunch most months at an affordable restaurant.
  • Rural

    • There are coffee mornings at Rangiora on Mondays and Wednesdays, and on Fridays in Ashburton.
    • Budget lunches happen once a month on Mondays at Rangiora, and on Fridays in Ashburton.


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