It was a grand day in Whangarei recently when the local EC-MENz network got together for a jam and a catch up at the famous Tikipunga Tavern. In the sunlit garden bar, surrounded by guitars, children, and assorted dogs we played, sang, and swapped stories.

We are very lucky to have the talented Jason Chung as our new local area contact. Jason is teaching with the Northland Kindergarten Association, is a heck of a good guy, and can be reached at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

A huge vote of thanks is extended to the team at ‘The Tiki’ for making us feel so welcome. This included setting up the stage and PA system so we could really rock out a bit later in the piece, much to the delight of the local regulars. Kia ora kaupapa whanau!