Testimonials

Hi Linda, Thank you to you and the team for a wonderful evening. I think you were enjoying it more than we were at one stage. I did thank the chefs last night but please pass on all of our gratitude for the outstanding food and service, it really was five star. We were so lucky with the weather and the flying will hopefully be something for your members and staff to remember. A Five Star effort all round. Thank you Rodger

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Many thanks for a wonderful day yesterday.Please convey our thanks to your staff who were efficient, friendly, and so discretely removed plates etc. The chef provided a superb meal and the lamb received special praise from everyone. Our "gluten free" guest was quite overwhelmed to receive her special meal. It was a brilliant idea to give us the Peninsula room as the gathering place, so warm and welcoming and friendly staff dispensing drinks. Thank you for your organisational skills, we will certainly recommend your services to friends looking for a venue. Regards, Marie and Tom - August 2019

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I would like to take the opportunity to thank you for making Howards farewell an enormous success. Howard has not stopped talking about the evening and we certainly achieved our desire to send him off with a night he will never forget. The staff were fantastic and the food was absolutely delicious. The venue was perfect for our requirements and everything was made so effortless by yourself. Thank you once again and we will definitely recommend your venue to others. Regards Michelle - July 2019

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I would like you to pass on my personal thanks and gratitude to your team especially Mira and Chef. One thing that came through to me was the importance of leadership and I complement Terry and yourself on your leadership and the culture you have created within the team at Wainui. This gives you the ability to recruit, develop and retain good people. You do have good people! I know, because it is evident when working on projects alongside them. The culture you set from the direction, values and the daily actions you take is evident amongst all of the team so I commend you both.

It was an absolute pleasure working with you again…until next time - Lindsey July 2019

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"Hello Linda, I don’t quite know how to express my thanks adequately for the amazing evening you and your wonderful team did for me, my family and my friends on Saturday last.

To start with your facilities are excellent, your staff superb, and you are a fantastic hostess.

Quite often at buffet dinners the food is ok but not worthy of comment. However on Saturday the buffet was top drawer.

Not only did my family comment on it but several of my guests expressed their very favourable comments to me and to my Wife and daughters.

We who live in Orewa and surrounding area are very lucky to have such a wonderful venue for lunches, dinners and numerous types of functions. I think Wainui Golf Club is a jewel in the crown when it comes to a function centre. There is nothing in our area to match it.

Sometimes when I have reason to have a business lunch I come to your restaurant. Mira and her team are always welcoming and serve nice meals. Compliments to the Chefs.

Thanks again Linda please pass on our grateful thanks to all who were involved"

Kindest regards Henry, June 2019

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"Our client absolutely loved your fabulous venue and the beautiful cuisine. One of the members is very particular about his food and thought it was brilliant. The deconstructed dessert option inspired him too! He also enjoyed the pinot noir and was surprised it was from Marlborough.

I did thank your Chef last night as the feedback was great. Please do thank him again.

The flow from the bar through to Orewa Room and then back into the bar worked well. The only challenge was beverages to the tables but your team stepped in and helped which was much appreciated.

Thanks heaps for all your help with the event and for talking through options and the best plan for our client. Hope we can work together again." - Rach - April 2019

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"I am delighted to provide feedback on your excellent function centre!

We have used the boardroom at Wainui on three different occasions for strategy meetings for our global non-profit organisation. On all occasions the Wainui staff were all very professional and customer focussed. This meant that our days ran smoothly, and we could concentrate on the work we needed to do. In addition to this, we used the Orewa room over the weekend of 16 and 17 March. Again all your staff were very helpful and professional. It was a relief to be able to come in and setup the day before so that we weren’t rushed on the day we started. This was most appreciated!

I have enjoyed leading training functions in several beautiful 5 Star venues in many nations, the reason for my writing is that, Wainui is equal to and beyond those – right in our own back yard! Getting out of Auckland and having the green vista of your golf course along with the beautiful venue, having great catering, having the café at hand, and dealing with helpful and professional staff all made our experience at Wainui one that we will definitely repeat!

It is one thing in function centres to have a nice venue and good catering – however from our experience the “X factor” in using Wainui, is the staff culture that is shown and led by Linda and her team at all levels of interaction. It is the reason we are shifting all of our forward functions and annual evens to Wainui functions centre.

Thanks to Linda, Mira and the teams for great flawless experience! Regards Mike - March 2019

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“I must thank you and your customer service team most sincerely for a top afternoon of hospitality at Wainui on Friday last - 19th October. I have had a number of comments back from our guests who attended our customer appreciation afternoon and all are very appreciative of the service offered. Particular mention was made of the dinner ; a number of guests commented on the evening, that the dinner was great. “The buffet also was absolutely delicious!!!” came in one email. Please thank your chef. Your ladies Sarah and Robyn were very hospitable in the Peninsula bar area and most pleasant to communicate with . And thank you sincerely for looking after our every need .We’ll be back no doubt!- Graeme – October 2018

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“A huge thanks and well done to you and your team for last night - everyone was raving! The food was superb, and the team looked after us so so well. We'll certainly be back, and I know a lot of the guests last night will too! Thanks again - and pass on huge thanks to chef, your GM and the entire team. Top Notch!” – Sarah – September 2018

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“HUGE thank you from our Company for providing such an awesome venue for us to have our Staff Function last Thursday. WOW the facilities there are fabulous! From the very first contact with you nothing was an issue. You made my job of organising the event seamless and easy. The venue and staff were simply the best. They were so friendly and helpful. And the Orewa Room was just perfect for our team building event. Those views are to die for!!!” – Fiona- September 2018

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“ please give your staff a big 'thankyou' from myself and from my family and friends. We had a lovely celebration, with beautiful food, venue and your staff were very accommodating. Please, especially thank Mira she did a great job of making everything run smoothly and special thanks also to the Chef. I detected a little taste of France in there! Everyone commented on how nice the food was. We will definitely be back to enjoy some more of your super hospitality in the future” – Yvonne – August 2018

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“Wainui Golf Club was an absolute pleasure to liaise with in all areas from beginning to end. I believe we utilised every service possible and each delivered the highest level. I said it often throughout the weekend event, but I want to ensure it’s in writing: Linda and the Wainui Golf Club have been hands down, the best venue we have the pleasure of working with in New Zealand. We were impressed with every aspect and utilised all services, including enjoying the beautiful Trubridge room for three days (plus two rooms for catering), the restaurant, catering and golf for the presenter. Chef Darby's food was delicious and definitely a highlight with the delegates. We also appreciate that your staff embraced the high energy and fun nature of the event and people attending. Of special mention is Linda Holmes. I was so inspired by her commitment to service that I included her in our event introductions and also invited her to walk the Fire with us. What an employee…she walked it with us! Wainui gained a number of fans from our delegates over the weekend, so much so we’ve booked again for a small event in November.” – Sonja – August 2018

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“I just wanted to pass on our thanks to you and your team for helping making our Leadership team Planning day a success. The venue and room was fantastic and we really enjoyed our lunch. The food was great. We also had a lot of fun and laughs playing Foot Golf.” – Glenda- September 2018

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"Last night was wonderful, your staff were amazing, all went well and everyone had a great time... So thank you, you made it so easy and seamless and it couldn’t of gone better."– Melissa

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"...a great big thank you for the lovely afternoon that was put on for all the members, it was a great success. It was so nice to meet all our new club team and their families, what a delightful group of people, anyone that did not attend missed out on a fabulous afternoon. Thank you once again."– Gloria Spearey and all the nine hole ladies.

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"Can you pass on our thanks to Wainui Golf Clubs efforts to host our MWSS group on Friday. The weather conditions were poor but the positive attitude from you guys from the Pro shop through to the caterers was beyond the norm. To be one of the first groups outside paying members to be invited onto this magnificent course was special and appreciated. We will be back if you're happy to have us in the new year when the weather is fine to attack this challenging golf course Thanks again and good luck with hosting future groups on to this hidden gem. You have an amazing facility"– Grant and BT