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‘A little out of the way: A lot out of the ordinary’

December 2015

Summer is the time of infinite fun.
The day seems to last forever, and the fun never stops.
It is a time of romance, excitement and an enhanced enjoyment of life.
Somehow summer never seems to last long enough.
It is always over before we get a chance to fully experience its power.
This is true of all things wonderful. They always seem too short.



Mangawhai Information

Wanting up to date info on Mangawhai?  For where to Stay, What to Do, Where to eat or a directory of Local Business contact information check out our Website or Facebook page. 

PLUS we also have a Lost and Found Mangawhai  facebook page, offering visitors a convenient, one-stop source for the exchange of lost and found property. Be seen publicly for rapid recovery. 

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Carters Mangawhai Information Centre

221 Molesworth Drive, Mangawhai Heads 
(at the entrance to the Mangawhai Golf Club)

Friday 2-5pm
Saturday 11am - 5pm
Sunday 10am - 1pm

From 18th Dec open everyday 11am - 5pm
From Boxing day till the end of January 9am - 6pm 
Closed Christmas Day
February until Easter 11am - 5pm.

Outside these hours the phone is manned by the Duty Motel - no calls after 10pm please. 

Carter's Mangawhai Information Centre run by volunteers to assist all visitors to the area, both domestic and international.  Full information on accommodation, eating out, activities and events.

For more information contact
Val Cleaver (09) 09 431 4042 Mob: 021 619 311 email mangawhaiinfo@xtra.co.nz or find us on fb-logo-981-289

carols-831Christmas Carol Services

Mangawhai Causeway Church
Christmas Eve will see the Mangawhai community once again gather together at the Mangawhai Recreation Centre to sing Christmas Carols, an annual event hosted by CauseWay Church. 

All Welcome, parking available
Arrive early – this event fills up fast! 

Northern Bass 2016-86Northern Bass  

Northern Bass is three days and nights of New Year celebrations in the summer hotspot of Mangawhai. Northern Bass brings together a world class selection of musicians, DJs and producers to provide the perfect soundtrack for bringing in the New Year.
  • Sustainability and environmental awareness
  • Clean natural swimming lagoon 
  • Massive main stage
  • Revamped Jungle Stage 
  • Bass Hotel – Boutique Camping:
  • FuZen Lounge
  • Powder Room

refuse-300Kaipara Refuse Ltd

Christmas Schedule
Rubbish Collection starting from 14th December 2015 through until the end of January 2016 Monday and Thursday. 

Please note: Bags need to be on the kerbside by 8am as collection times vary over the busy season.

Recycling collection remains the same on a Monday Only

Phone: (09) 439 2146


Mangawhai Beach and Country Xmas Markets  

Sun 6 & 13th December 2015 9-1pm
Mangawhai Domain

Please note that we shut down after that until January 10th   2016  

This is the place to be on a sunday morning to enjoy a genuine country market  experience in our beautiful village holiday destination.  We are pleased to  offer free parking/admission all summer long as well as many stalls and the chance to do a carboot sale   We also have food, live  music, café , art, veges, and so much more at our market that is full of heart and soul Bring the family, meet the locals, entertain your visitors and even walk the dog  

We look forward to your company ..tell everyone 
Bookings  0274586144   email  toriamartin@hotmail.com

xmaslights-430Christmas Lights in the Village

Come and enjoy the Christmas Lights at our home: 

10 Kagan Avenue
Mangawhai Village

The lights will be on every night from 1st December, unless raining. No dogs please!! Gold coin donation appreciated with all proceeds going to St John Ambulance Mangawhai. We hope to see you. 

Merry Christmas from Mike, Char & Michaela Morrison.
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Garage Sales

Sat 5th/12th December
621 Tara Rd
Old Stone Farm House. Huge variety of interesting items & junk. Not before 9am.

Sat 5th & Sun 6th Dec
1261 Kaiwaka Mangawhai Rd (Just up from Coolectables)
Clothing new & old, jewellery, bric-a-brac & retro & interesting junk.

Sat 5th Dec
760 Settlement Rd 9am

Kitchen and household items.

choir-536World Song Choir Mangawhai

Monday 14th December 8pm
Mangawhai Museum, Molesworth Dr, Mangawhai Heads
Gold coin donation

World renowned conductor and theatre director Bert van Dijk will present a stimulating repertoire of arousing polyphonic, a cappella songs from around the world.


Mangawhai Mini Golf

Mangawhai Fishing and Tackle
8 Wood Street
Mangawhai Heads.

Open 7 Days      
Adults $6.00
12 years and under $3.00
Family Concession of 2 Adults and 2 Children   $15.00.

Come and challange your friends and family on Mangawhais only Mini Golf course. How many shots will it take you to putt these tricky holes?

Ph:  09 431 5385

Mangawhai Tavern

2 Moir Street, Mangawhai 0505
09-431 4505
Hours: Open everyday 11:00 am - late

mistletoe-604The team at Mangawhai Tavern wish you a holiday season packed with friends, whanau and fun. Drop down to the Tavern to enjoy a great brew and fine pub food right by the water. We love Mangawhai! 

the-hendrix-project- photo-679Mangawhai Tavern, right on the water – serving cold beer, chilled wine, and mighty fine pub food. Famous for hosting top gigs throughout the year and especially the summer season, check out our website to see whats 
coming up www.mangawhaitavern.co.nz.

Jimi Hendrix Tribute Show
Sat 12th December Read more here

ffd-272Fat Freddies Drop
27th December

The Feelers
30th December

feel-869Band Of Brothers - Peter Urlich, Jordan Luck, Eddie Raynor
Saturday January 2

Saturday 9th Jan

Award Winning Chefs, New menus, daily specials

Jazzy Sunday sessions from 2pm and the Sunday roast special.
Every Sunday – ALL DAY - $18.50

Pssst – follow us on Facebook – we’re busy there fb-logo-981-289

Buzz Me-512-442Buzz Me Passenger Service

Sober driver
Silly season coming up and the temptation to overimbibe?

BUZZ ME seven day passenger service.
“Stay alive- let me drive.”

Call Lesley on 027 241 7285

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Leabourns Passenger Service Ltd 
Providing transport in the Mangawhai area for over 50 years 

We can transport your group to local restaurants, Christmas functions, Local events, Weddings, Airport Transfers and connections to Naked Bus and Northliner.

Call us to make your booking for your group transport. Remember - GROUP TRAVEL IS MILES BETTER                        
Bookings can be made through the office at the number below. 

For more information and details on the route check the website.

(09) 4237416 or Call 0274714108 to contact the shuttle after business hours. 
W: www.leabourn.co.nz  E: info@leabourn.co.nz 

kakariki-326Kakariki - Health & Wellbeing 

Bennett's  Complex                           
52 Moir Street                                   
Mangawhai Village 

  • Organic food- Baking & smoothie ingredients
  • Large range of Vitamin & Mineral supplements
  • Natural & Organic Skincare & cosmetics
  • Organic Cotton & Merino Baby clothes & Baby needs
  • LivingLight Candles & Room Diffusers
  • Local Tutus, made by Mangawhai's own retired Ballerina
  • Homeware & gifts,cards & books

  • OSTEOPATH- 4 Days a week, Tuesday- Friday, ACC approved.

Please phone 4314070 for appointments.
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Mangawhai Osteopathy

MANGAWHAI OSTEOPATHY ACC Accredited (Pilates and Yoga)
52 Moir Street (Bennett's Complex)
Mangawhai Village 0505
Tel: 09 431 4070

Jac MO-809Opening hours: 
Tuesday 9.20-6pm
Wednesday 7-12 noon
Thursday 11-6pm
Friday 7-12noon
Online at http://www.mangawhaiosteopathy.co.nz/book-now/
or telephone: 09 431 4070.
Jacquelyn Schirmer
Registered Osteopath
ACC Accredited
Certified Pilates & Yoga
Jacquelyn Schirmer BBSc BOst (London)
Registered Osteopath, Yoga and Pilates teacher
To book an appointment click here:

vintage-6-755Vintage Picnics

A dab hand in the kitchen, Liz prepares three fresh and tasty options for customers who may be out bike riding, walking, at the beach or who would like something romantic in their own backyard. Order a picnic of choice from Liz’s range of three - breakfast, lunch or a sundowner complete with antipasto and wine delivered on site in traditional retro basket together with crockery, cutlery, serviettes and linen. 

Twenty four hours notice and a small refundable deposit on the basket is all that’s required. Tradition never dies and with a resurgence of things retro Vintage Picnics is a winner.

Call Liz on 021 714 543 or vintageobsessions.simplesite.com

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The Surf Dojo

We are still going strong with our After-School Programes with 3 FULL groups - Midgies, Groms and Advance Group. We are planning on some summer camps and training so check website for updates. All steam ahead for 2016 - Term One After School Programe too. 

We offer the following:
  • After School Surfing Programes 
  • Private and Small Group Surf Lessons
  • Advanced Coaching  
  • Longboard Clinics - Coming soon in conjunction with Surfline Surfboards
Surfing Events:Logger Heads III, Lifeguard Longboard Nationals 2016

For more details call Tony  021 907066 / info@thesurfdojo.co.nz or visit our website: www.thesurfdojo.co.nz 



The Coastal Adventure Co.
The Coastal Adventure Co. is a new addition to The Surf Dojo business and aims to provide both locals and visitors to our area a quality experience in everything our beautiful coastal playground has to offer..

If you want a more private experience in Mangawhai then the @CACo. can help you with everything you need, from good advice to taking you on a little adventure in paradise. Contact info@thesurfdojo.co.nz if you have any inquiries. We can also connect you with other businesses and Tour Operators to make your next Coastal Adventure stress free.What ever your needs are touch base and we will help out where ever we can info@thesurfdojo.co.nz

football-923Mangawhai Football Club

Kids Summer Football Training is on!
Saturdays at the Mangawhai Domain

Register and pay online!
2-3pm ages 5-9
3-4pm ages 10-14

Training will run for 8 weeks, last day will be Saturday, 19th December.
Training provided by Football Coach Grant van Dalsum.
If you have any queries please email mangawhaifootballclub@gmail.com.


Rodney Cricket
Rodney Cricket is offering free have-a-go Milo cricket session in Mangawhaii this summer.

These will be held at Mangawhai Domain or the Mangawhai Activity zone each week during the cricket season, these are for all Year 1-4 school aged kids.

The final details are still to be confirmed but what can be confirmed is below with my contact details of those with kids who would be interested in participating.

 http://www.sportsground.co.nz/rodneycricket/29151/2 and has the detail on there also

November 4th to December 16th
Time: 4pm - 5.30pm
Venue: Mangawhai Domain.
Age: School year 1-4
Equipment: This will be provided.
Queries: Kevin Forde – Mobile 021 795 072; Email: kevin.forde@nff.org.nz

xmas tree 2-756-836Beauty Within

Give the gift of gorgeous skin care this Christmas, we have loads of Pure Fiji gifts for $30, $23 & $20, loads of ideas & don’t forget we do gift vouchers as well. We will be closed from Dec 24th thru to & open  Tuesday 5th Jan We wish you a safe & Merry Christmas From Wendy & Teneille
Wendy Simpson
Beauty Within


11008824 10153252248166797 5398994616683427203 n-499Aotearoa Surf School & Board HIre

Annual Aotearoa Surf SUP Kids Race!
Sunday 13th December 9am – 12pm!
North Ave Boat Ramp, Mangawhai Heads

FREE lesson, race, prizes for kids aged 8-15yo!

Learn about safety, how to stand up paddle, on water lesson finished by a race.. never needed to have tried paddleboarding before!

Bought to you by Aotearoa Surf in conjunction with Red Paddle,.

3 groups of up to 15 kids / group

A whole lot of fun, set in the morning and high tide of the Mangawhai Harbour. 

Prizes from surf and sup lessons and much more. Also get a chance to WIN a brand new Red Paddle - Red Air 10’6″ Ride SUP Board, valued at $1500!

Registration essential. All equipment provided
Please contact us with your childrens names and ages via www.aotearoasurf.co.nz/contact

Fingers crossed for low winds and sunshine for a fun event!
Aotearoa Surf is a fully accredited Surfing NZ SUP school
sup-408This summer get out on the water with Aotearoa Surf!

Stand Up Paddle boarding, Surfing & Kayaking. Thats Aotearoa Surf! Approved Stand Up Paddle and Surfing School, with qualified coaches, all coaches have Surf Lifesaving NZ Community Award and First Aid trained!

  • Register your interest online now:  
  • Kids Summer Surf programs: 5x sessions $129
  • Adult Surf lessons: $60 / person
  • Private Surf Lesson: $150 / person or $200 for 2 people
  • Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) Lessons $40 / person
  • SUP Cruise $60 / person SUP Wildlife & Eco Tour $65 / person
  • NEW SUP Boards and Paddles for sale – Full package $1499 (Auckland Prices)
  • Hire SUP, SURF & Kayak equipment Bookings essential!

Call Che on 094315670 / 021442163
Email us che@aotearoasurf.co.nz

Aotearoa Surf are pleased to announce our Stand Up Paddle & Surf Parties for end of year functions, in conjunction with The Mangawhai Tavern. Awesome fun for the whole team learning to stand up paddle or surf and finish with drinkies and a meal at The Tavern. Get in touch with us for more info.. This will be a hit for your end of year function. Easy, Safe, Fun.. a year to remember

Check out all our events online www.aotearoasurf.co.nz


Wood St Freehouse

Wood Street Freehouse will be open seven days over summer. Drop in and try our wholesome food prepared just a little differently and enjoy all the things Mangawhai has to offer.

  • Fresh seafood
  • Pizzas
  • BBQ
  • Craft beer, new tap beers: Schippers Double Chinook, 8 Wired West Island IPA
  • Local Wines
dog freehouse-139We are now seriously dog friendly at Wood Street Freehouse. Your own doggy entrance complete with ramp!! Clip them up on one side...you walk around through the bar and lead them through the purpose made hole. Hygienic so no dogs walking through the bar area and you get to enjoy your pet on the patio. ! Enjoy.

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FullSizeRender (3)-73Mangawhai Landscape Supplies

Mangawhai Landscape Supplies – Helping you make your gardens look fabulous for summer 

Summer Vegetables and Herbs – it’s not too late to get those vege and herb gardens in.  We have Organic Herbs and Seedlings just waiting to delight your taste buds

Don’t have the planter box - Plant them in a raised garden bed – we can help you with one of those

Don’t have the room - Plant them in tubs that take up less space and are instant – we can help you with those

Won’t have the time -  pre-order lettuce and herb bowls that we’ll start growing for you so you get a head start before Christmas and they’ll be ready for eating over summer

Garden Inspiration – check out the display gardens to give you lots of ideas.  All built from 3 wonderful local Landscapers – Shelley Hamilton, Julian Rous & Alex Tidyman. 

Looking for that perfect Christmas Gift that’s unique and will provide ongoing joy and kudos to you?:
  • Pizza Ovens – fully built and installed ready to fire up
  • Palm Trees – locally grown so hardy to our conditions.  From $65
  • Willory Pots – adds stunning pieces to any outdoor or house setting.  www.willory.co.nz
  • Pre-grown herbs and lettuce bowls – the perfect gift when you want something not overally expense but will totally get you noticed
  • Vouchers – not sure, buy a voucher and let them decide 

Through December we’ll be firing up that Pizza Oven and making Pizzas on random days and if it’s super hot we may have another surprise to make your visit more enjoyable.  Come and see the Friendly team.
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Ph:  09 431 5445
107 Mangawhai Heads Rd Mangawhai Heads


Boat Park-341Moir St Boat Park

This facility on Moir Street, opposite Molesworth Drive, offers secure storage
  • Boats
  • Caravans
  • Motor homes
  • Horse trucks and trailers
There is individualised key pad entry to the site.  The site is  environmentally friendly, using sloar and wind power to operate the security an gate systems.

Enquiries to moirstboatpark@vodafone.co.nz, or call George on 021 125 0330 or Elizabeth on 021 0721 101.  This is a great addition and service for the boaties and fisherman who frequent Mangawhai Harbour and the fishing grounds nearby. 

Long and short term storage available.

winedabout-497Wined About Bike Tours

Mon - Sun:
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
$50 per person
Phone 09 9450580

Wined about bike Tours offers a unique experience to enjoy the natural attributes of Mangawhai countryside as well as a fun cycling experience. The tours are self guided and our maps will guide you as you cycle at your own pace, spending as much or as little time as you like at the various stops.

Choosing from Art & Chocolate, Olives and Wine or going on your own path - flat and rolling hills. Tours are also a great idea for Hens, Bucks and Birthday or corporate events.
View our tours at www.winedabout.co.nz or call 09 9450580 or 021945050

lifeguards-513Mangawhai Heads Volunteer Lifesaving

MHVLS Volunteer Lifeguards have been busy patrolling weekends since Opening Weekend in October. All lifeguards complete a Refresher which includes a Run/Swim/Run , First Aid, Tube Rescue and Signals. 

No major incidents to report as such, however a group of Lifeguards were involved in assisting the successful Dolphin Rescue last weekend. 

jellyfish-618The Lion's Maine Jellyfish made a brief appearance in the waters around the Heads. Senior Lifeguard Tony Baker had been in communication with NIWA Scientist and Ruakaka Surf Lifesaving Chairman Andrew forsythe regarding this , and concluded the species was likely to be a Lions Mane.- https://www.niwa.co.nz/news/summer-series-1-jellyfish, not-really-fish-mostly-jelly.

With a busy summer season expected both Volunteer and Professional Lifeguards will be patrolling the beaches this summer.  

For details and enquiries email us mangawhaisurfclub@xtra.co.nz.

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Mangawhai Village Markets

Saturday Mornings in November
9am – 1pm Mangawhai Library Hall, 45 Moir Street, Mangawhai

A vibrant local market selling all kinds of produce and goods. Fruit and vegetables, cheese, olive oils, breads, coffee, delicatessen meats, plants, books, clothes, bric-a-brac and much more. There is also a cafe selling coffee, teas and soft drinks, quiches, croissant, cakes and more. A friendly, social way to pass some time on a Saturday morning while picking up all your vital supplies. 

Buskers / Musicians welcome !

Contact details Mangawhai village markets - 
Marita Draper  (09) 431 2195  or on mobile on 021598917     
Email: keith@cheese-shop.co.nz.  

Heads FM

To all our advertisers, past and present, and to all our listeners, have a cool Yule and a hummer of a summer.
From the team at your local radio stations, Heads 106.4FM and The Wireless 90.4FM”

wirelessfm-720The Wireless 90.4FM
PO Box 180
Mangawhai 0540
New Zealand
Ph: 09 431 5423
Cell: 0274 983 486
Streaming via:
iTunes, Facebook and Tunein.


headsfm-846Heads FM
PO Box 180
Mangawhai 0540
New Zealand
Ph: 09 431 5423
Cell: 0274 983 486
Streaming LIVE via Facebook at
or Tunein at



museum-949Mangawhai Museum

Molesworth Drive Mangawhai Heads
Open 7 days from 9am until 4pm (Jessie’s cafe and museum shop open from 10am).
Closed christmas and boxing day

  • 5th Dec - Mangawhai museum’s first birthday celebration. (Tickets have sold out)
  • 14th Dec World Song Choir Mangawhai
  • War comes to Mangawhai exhibition extended until end of March 2016

Christmas gifts available in the museum shop now
Christmas hamper raffle: Tickets are $5 and can be purchased from the museum. It will be drawn on December 12th.

Jessies Cafe
Enjoy fine coffee, Devonshire teas and old-fashioned delights at Jessie’s Cafe.

Visit www.mangawhai-museum.org.nz or contact us on info@mangawhai-museum.org.nz or (09)431-4645.

minigolf-511Mini Golf

Mangawhai Fishing and Tackle
8 Wood Street
Mangawhai Heads.

Open 7 Days      
Adults $6.00
12 years and under $3.00
Family Concession of 2 Adults and 2 Children   $15.00.

Ph:  09 431 5385

horseriding-976Mangawhai Horse Riding

If you want to experience this view on horseback get in touch with me!

All ages welcome!!

If you are a horse lover or would just like to give it a try, then this is the place come. Quality horses, scenic trails, and friendly guides, we can cater to all, no experience needed - Private lessons, Beach rides, Forest treks, Functions and much more!

A great way to get started if you have an interest in horses.

Phone Lucy: 0211748161
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Mangawhai  Bowling Club

With 2015 coming to end and everyone looking forward to enjoying Christmas and the summer holidays, Mangawhai bowlers can look back on a fantastic year. Over the summer holiday break Mangawhai will swell with visitors, many of whom are already aware of the fantastic facilities available at The Club in Mangawhai. 

Bowlers & Non-bowlers tournament
Saturday December 28.

A team of 4 people (max only one registered bowler) Registration starts from 10.30am and bowling will begin at noon. To register just call into The Club. Bowls supplied, make sure you wear flat soled shoes.  Plenty of prizes to be won, tell the rallies and the baching neighbours, dress up and make it a must do event, let the fun begin to end 2015.

Enquiries ph (09)4315085.


tanekaha-777Walking Tracks

Mangawhai has some amazing secrets that can only be seen on foot. For a list of all our walks go to www.mangawhai.co.nz/WHAT+TO+DO/Mangawhai+Walks

Latest addition - Puriri Track
A brand new track forming part of the Tanekaha Track complex just off King Road.

The track is grade 3/4  and well signposted, with extensive benching and lots of steps. The Puriri Track/Falls Track loop, with a short detour to the kauri dam promises to be a favourite for walkers over the coming summer.

Mangawhai Kaiwaka mid week tramping group.
We are a grou of women who enjoy the out-doors and wish to maintain our fitness. We meet every Monday 8am-2.30pm approx and tramp the local walking tracks, farms, coastal tracks etc. If you wish to join us please phone Gail 431 5174, Sharon 431 4661 or Karen 431 2090


Mangawhai Pilates With Mary

Pilates is for everybody!!

Relax *Rejuvenate *Stretch* Strengthen & have fun, meet new friends and get fit! Classes are designed to suit the absolute beginner to the confident advanced!

1. Make the phone call…Enquire!

2. Book a consult/screening/class

3. Commit to regular Pilates! Start today…call me!

Looking forward to more Pilates on the beach this summer! Plus its a great place to meet new people!

Mangawhai Pilates with Mary
STUDIO 110 Tomarata / Mangawhai Rd
Ph: (09) 431 4351
Mob: 021 034 8450

Email: mary_madden@xtra.co.nz 

q cafe-152Q Cafe and Ambers Kitchen 

For opening times and menu please click here

A fun place to dine that is great value for money and has lots of atmosphere. 

Dine in or takeaway, we cater for the family, locals and travelers. We have a Breakfast Menu, a Lunch Menu, and an Evening Menu, serving North Chinese, Kiwi and Seafood and from 10am through to closing we have a full Pizza menu with 4 different sizes and 22 different toppings  with Gluten free available. Plus homemade Pasta's, Fettuccine and Lasagne. Also Keripies, Muffins, Soups and Chowders, toasted Sandwiches and sandwiches made to order. B.Y.O. No corkage Fee, “IF” you take your empties home.

We are ready to retire and are on the market. If you think you can picture yourself running your own restaurant, No reasonabe Offer will be refused, Bar part set up to sell Alchole give us a call (09)431 5226. or come and have a talk to us.

You've tried the rest, now try the best!!

The Village, Mangawhai
09 431 5226


Frog 'n' Kiwi

"THE HUB" 6 Molesworth Drive
Mangawhai, New Zealand
09-431 4439
Open Today 9:00am - 2:30pm, 6:00pm - 10:00pm

This French-Kiwi café and bistro does great counter food, good-value  lunch specials – also available to takeaway – and more refined French classics at night.
Books with us for your Christmas function and enjoy the time of your life, bringing a little of France to the magnificent village of Mangawhai!

For all events and up to date information: www.frogandkiwirestaurant.co.nz or find us on Facebook to see whats coming up next! 


potential glasses 2-66King Road Wine Trails - Mangawhai Vineyards Summer Offer

Te Whai Bay Wines, Millars Vineyard, Estuary Vineyard & Lochiel Estate

Visit the Mangawhai Vineyards this summer and purchase wines to receive a FREE Mangawhai Vineyard wine glass!

Summer is all about celebrating special moments, sharing good food and relaxing with family and friends. Combine this with some superb local wines to make these occasions even more memorable.

Nestled at the foot of the Brynderwyns at the end of King Road you will find four boutique vineyards, each with its own personality and unique range of wines. We invite you to visit our cellar doors, taste some impressive wines and enjoy the picturesqe surroundings of the King Road Wine Trail.

Estuary Vineyard
(021) 187 4085
Millars Wines
09-431 4326
Lochiel Estate
09-431 4554
Te Whai Bay Wines
09-945 0580

dizzy-753Dizzy Lizzy’s

All our gelatos (Italian Ice creams ) are proudly made on site at Dizzy Lizzys Mangawhai.

We also make our own cakes as well as all our sauces . I wanted to create an atmosphere around ‘real food’ that our mums and grandmas used to make .

We also do coffees and freshly baked scones daily .

I hope you enjoy the experience when you visit us and the friendliness of our staff..and of course the music ,which will take you back down memory lane.

Shop 6 // 7 Wood St // Mangawhai Heads // Phone: 09 431 5541   

harvest-651Harvest Blue Café & Bistro

Great news! Starting Tuesday, December 1, Harvest Blue will be open every day of the week, Tuesdays and Wednesdays included!  And we'll be open until 3:00 in the afternoon on weekdays.

Theme night 3rd Dec, contact Vanessa at Harvest Blue on 09 4314111 to reserve your place.

We're a local cafe and bistro showcasing the best fresh produce Mangawhai and New Zealand have to offer, with dietary requirement foods our specialty. 
We have local artists displaying their art work, all very welcome to call in to view this amazing work!!!

Looking forward to serving you this summer!

Opening hours:
Open daily 8 - 3
Friday & Sat nights from 6 - late

198 Molesworth Drive
09-431 4111
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Kaiwaka Community Cinema


Kaiwaka War Memorial Hall, 4-6 Kaiwaka Mangawhai Road, Kaiwaka
Enquires ph 431 2225 or 431 2234
Email: clarijsam@xtra.co.nz                           

christmas tree-247-490Christmas trees for sale    

St John Op Shop - Moir St, Mangawhai Village
Yes its that time, St Johns will be selling Christmas Trees again.

Available from the first week of December 2015 until 23rd December 2015
Monday to Saturday - 10am to 4pm
Sunday - 10am to 2pm

St John Shop 4315172



jennys-341Jennys Rural Craft Shop

134 Kaiwaka - Mangwahai Road. Kaiwaka.
Hours Wednesday to Sunday 10.00 am to 3.pm.

Lots more crafts in the shop. You must come and have a look!

Come for a drive and see all the nice craft made around from local people, we also have Gift Vouchers. Jenny's rural craft shop is a small business in kaiwaka  that sells offers a large selection of locally, top of the range, arts and crafts based on local Kiwi ingenuity to provide an extensive range of products for you. Some of which include hand knitting, using many locally sourced yarns including wool and alpaca timber crafts, pottery, goat skins, candles, soaps, jewellery and Jewellery  boxes made out of Goose eggs.and many more exciting finds.  Come in and see us!  

We have warm jumpers and cardigan for all ages. There are nice things for birthdays and other special accession. New children stock as arrived. We also have Gift Vouchers available. Ideal for special occasions. 

Gift vouchers available!!

134 kaiwaka & Mangawhai Road, Kaiwaka
Phone: 09 4312826
Wed: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sun: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Check us out on Facebook


golf-695Mangawhai Golf Club

  • Scotties 4 Square Christmas Cheer Sunday 13th Dec,  morning and afternoon fields. Members $20 Visitors $35, mixed open.
  • Twilight on Fridays 
  • Monday Morning Men  
  • Womans summer Golf
  • Northern Passport membership
Online Booking Please use this whenever possible.  You need to register at www.golf.co.nz first, obtain your lohin and password, thereafter make bookings through that sire or via our own website, www.mangawhaigolf.co.nz (go to the Members section once you've logged in).   


Molesworth Drive, Mangawhai Heads
Mangawhai, New Zealand
09-431 4807

MAZ - Mangawhai Activity Zone

We wish to build a team of community minded volunteers to help us maintain and develop our Mangawhai Activity Zone (MAZ) Community Park. If you could give 1 hour or even 1 day per month we would love to hear from you.

Please call Colin for details 021 955 850 or 09 431 4598

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MyPad Auction – Mangawhai Heads
This is a project undertaken for MAZ by Colin and Jenny Gallagher to raise funds for our park. Funds raised will be used at MAZ to build an extensive wooden fort in the children’s playground area, a warm up / cool down exercise area at the entrance to the walking tracks, and commencement of stage III of the skate park “free flow” bowl.

There will be open home days during January 2015 when the house is complete. The auction date is yet to be announced.

Go over to MyPad.net.nz to check out designs.

sarah c-154Sarah C Design

Small Indoor Art blocks - First Grade - Usually $23 each Christmas Special Just $19. Small indoor art blocks are 110 x 90mm and 16mm deep. They are beautifully finished in black on the sides and back. Choose from the entire range here www.sarahcdesign.co.nz/art-blocks.

  • House numbers & signs
  • Art Calendar 
  • Sarah C Design Corporate Gifts

Connect with us on Facebook to get updates of events
Website: www.sarahcdesign.co.nz/signs
The Sarah C Gallery  027 572 7242
18 Thelma Road South, Mangawhai Heads, along from the Museum.

tony-410Pipi Gallery

New work arrived by Tony Sly  and Aaron Scythe

Come in and have a look at all our gorgeous new stock, the Pipi Gallery has a great range of items inspired by the Gallery's works and unique christmas gifts created by practicing 


artists. Browse the artwork and  meet the team Angella, Arren, and Barbara. 
Our gallery displays a wide selection of New Zealand made products – pottery, glass, jewellery, wood, textiles and floral art containers.

We post and package within New Zealand and overseas, or contact us for a Smashed Pipi Gallery gift voucher

Drop in, then take a walk on Mangawhai beach or relax and enjoy food and a coffee at the Smashed Pipi Café Bar next door.

Christmas wishes and happy new year to one and all.
Open 9 – 5.30am Daily
40 Moir Street, Mangawhai,
Ph: (09) 431 4849

fishing-827Mangawhai Boat and Fishing Club 

Come and meet the crew, everyone welcome!  Friendly family atmosphere,  drinks, bar Snacks, members, friends & guests alike all welcome at the club.
Situated in a great location the club provides opportunities for its members to partake in various social activities which are organised throughout the year.

Upcoming Event: Mark your Calendars now!
kids fishing comp 16th Jan
Any enquires please contact Isabel Hollis: 021685851

Crofsfit Poster-688Crofsfit: Yoga + Movement + Fitness

Mangawhai yoga teacher Glen Crofskey has started two new early morning “yoga bootcamps” from his studio on Tara Road.

CROFSFIT is a unique combination of traditional yoga with bodyweight exercises, breathing techniques, HIIT and functional/animal movement patterns. These yoga fitness sessions are an alternative, fun and natural way to boost strength, enhance flexibility and increase your range and quality of movement - as the great master Bruce Lee says, be like water my friend, be like water.

Tuesday and Thursdays 6.15 - 7.15am
Tara Retreat Yoga Studio
247 Tara Road

“Normal” Yoga classes
Wed 6pm, Thurs, 9am and Saturdays at 8am.

All classes are $10. Feel free to give Glen a bell on 02102797970 or email tararetreat@gmail.com Check outwww.tararetreat.co.nz/yoga and like www.facebook.com/tararetreatyoga to keep up to date with upcoming workshops.

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SeniorNet Mangawhai 

Seniornet will be closed mid december and starting again mid feb.

Help Clinics
​Need a little help to get the best from your iPad, tablet or computer? SeniorNet have their last Help Clinic for the year on the 10th December at the Mangawhai Club. Bring your laptop, iPad or tablet with you, or just come along with questions. Compare notes and solve problems with others.

Clinics are 2 hours, 10.30am -12.30pm, $10 members, $15 non-members.

mistletoe-604Our best Christmas wishes go out to all seniornet members and non-members, have a safe one and we look forward to seeing you in the new year.

Register with Tony Cox 431 2269 or Val Cleaver 431 4042.
Email seniornet.mangawhai@ gmail.com


Claudia Moir - NZ Travel Brokers 
I am your local Travel Broker serving the Mangawhai community and beyond.

Contact me now for a quote!

mistletoe-604I wish all my clients a very merry Christmas and happy holidays!

Now is the EARLY BIRD season for Europe!
If you are thinking about a trip to Europe next year, now is the best time to book your flights, rental car, tour or cruise! Great specials out from many airlines and also Early Bird discounts on tours and cruises, including the popular river cruises!

Within the last 3 years I have established a good client base with lot's of repeat and referral business. If you are thinking of your next trip overseas, please give me a call or email me for a quote. I can book flights, accommodation, tours, cruises, rental cars, trains and can also take care of your travel insurance and help you organize group travel. Trading as a member of NZ Travel Brokers Ltd I am TAANZ bonded and IATA accredited, so as a customer you have the same security as booking with any other bonded travel agency, just a lot more convenient as I am based right here in Mangawhai and I am happy to come and meet you at your house to discuss your travel plans at a time that suits you.

Claudia Moir
NZ Travel Brokers Mangawhai
Ph:  09 431 5899 or  021 431589
Email: claudia@nztravelbrokers.co.nz
sand-581Danger Warning!!
Reports have been received that caves are being dug into the side of the cliff, south of the bottom of the steps at Bullet Point. This is HIGHLY DANGEROUS as it may collaps, trapping people in these caves.

We have already lost a young person in the past in similar circumstances and we do not want a repeat of this tragedy.

We urge all parents, grandparents and the general public to be vigiland and make sure tht this practice, alotholugh it may seem like harmless fun, is stopped. Please ensure that your chidren are warned not to dig into the side of any cliff/sand dune/embankment etc.

Thank you in advance for your support
pipi2-645Smashed Pipi Cafe, Bar & Restaurant
Open Tuesday to Sunday frrom 8.30am, with bar meals available in the evening. 

4th Dec - DJ Mike from Whangarei is coming to entertain you, bring your friends along for a beer and pizza or meal, shuttle available. keep this night free!

Weekly special offers! Terms and conditions do apply so please come in for more info.

See you all here soon!
- The Smashed Pipi Team

40 Moir Street, Mangawhai, New Zealand
Call us on (09) 431 4848 
Bennetts of Mangawhai
Christmas and New Year’s are a busy and exciting time for us at Bennetts, join us for our Christmas Fair at Bennetts, Sat 12th December.  Thanks for spending your holidays with us—we love having you!
Bennetts' 12 Days of Christmas starts tomorrow!
New online specials daily at 10am....

Buy one of the 12 daily deals on our website and go in the draw to win a Fantastical Christmas Hamper!

*Bennetts' online store only - T&C's apply

Bennetts Cafe
The Café at 52 Moir Street, Mangawhai is open daily from 8.30am to 4.00pm for breakfast and lunch, and on special occasions for dinner. To make a booking, please ring.

*Please note that the kitchen closes at 2.00pm, while coffees and cabinet food are available until 4.00pm.

For more information: (09) 431 5072.
Sandbar Restaurant, Cafe & Bar
Where the locals meet to eat

The Mangawhai Sand Bar is a local iconic spot that’s famous to surfers and fishermen...

And Mangawhai’s Sandbar Cafe & Restaurant is just as well known, but it’s famous for fresh locally sourced food, craft beer, great local and NZ wine, and not forgetting Atomic Fair Trade coffee. 

The Sandbar cafe & restaurant is the only place in town that’s open from 7.30 every day for that early hit of coffee or a delicious breakfast, or cruise by later in the afternoon as they’re open til 4.

 The SandBar Cafe & restaurant are also open from 6, Friday and Saturday nights and you can meet your friends for a “quiet one” in our soon to be expanded outdoor area

Great place for the kids too, with yum treats like smoothies, cakes, slices and Frappes.
The Sandbar Cafe & Restaurant…where the locals meet to eat, Fagan Place just at the back of the Wood St shops at the Heads….check online “sanbarmangawhai.co.nz” ….it’s Mangawhai’s other famous sand bar!

Open 7 Days from 730am til Late Afternoon 
& Friday & Saturday Night for Dinner From 6pm

7a WOOD STREET SHOPS (off Fagan Pl.)
(09) 431 5587


IMG 0089-167Mangawhai Artists
It is with much pleasure that we announce the opening of our new gallery in Moir St next to the Mangawhai Village Hall.

Opening exhibition: “From Small Beginnings”   
Open to the public daily: 10.00am to 3.00pm 
Saturday December 19th  to Sunday January 10th -  excluding December 25th & 26th , January 1st

This is a limited format show to allow as many of our 100+ members as possible a chance to introduce and showcase their work. 

Price cap $150  - cash and carry - come and pick up a bargain and celebrate the diverse talent within our community.

This has been a tremendous team effort to finally have our own permanent home in Mangawhai.  Our thanks to the many helping hands who have contributed time and discounted materials, including Bill Adams, Placemakers Mangawhai, Chemwash, Handy Guys, electrician Barry Forsyth, Jakob Gruener and Margaret Fish, plus Mangawhai Historical Society and Mangawhai Hall committee for making the building available to us.

Blue Adventures Ltd
Phone: (0064) 22 630 5705
Email: bookings@blueadventures.co.nz
Web: www.blueadventures.co.nz

Kite camps & clinics, downwinders, demo days, wake clinics, moonlight, sup tours and free monthly events....
Blue Aventures has a range of fun events planner for you this season..... 

Find us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/BlueAdventuresNZ
Sign up to our Newsletter: http://eepurl.com/mIYMT

gala-683Mangawhai Annual Summer Gala
Mangawhai Domain, 2nd January
The annual summer gala is designed for a family day with a wide range of rides for all ages, dog obedience demonstrations, traditional fair games, Quickfire Raffles, sideshows and more than 200 stalls selling a wide range of arts, crafts, clothes, jewelery, food and much more. Come on down for a great day out!!

As normal, the Committee will be approaching  local businesses over the next 2-3 weeks requesting any donations of  "whatever" that may be suitable for the Quickfire Raffles, as  promotional give-aways or for prizes. Please, if you can assist at all,  please do so; contact can be made through mangawhaigala@gmail.com. Click here for more information on the event visit.

tor-828Top of the Rock 
Sunday 14th February from 8.30am
Kaiwaka Sports Association & Pakeho Rd

The Kaiwaka Sports Association's 6th annual Top of the Rock multi-sport events date has been locked in! 
Tackle the challenging 10km run + 15km mountain bike course or the 30km mountain bike route, or enter the 10km or 5km run or walk course. More information can be viewed on our website or stay up with the play on facebook.

NB  The next newsletter  will be December 2015
The next newsletter is due out  early January 2016 and will cover all events  for January 2016, if you have any news you want included please send it to us before  20th December 2015 website@mangawhai.co.nz

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