Matakana Women’s Institute turns 90

Matakana Women’s Institute president Dianne Sole, right, prepares to cut the cake to celebrate the institute’s 90th birthday.

She is joined by Institute member Mary Dix, centre, and invited guest Anita Kristensson, who lit the candles.

The Matakana WI is the oldest in the Mahurangi region, founded on September 18, 1928. About 30 members gathered at Totara Park Retirement Village for the celebration lunch on September 17.

Some had been WI members for more than 70 years.