The official Mangawhai website, owned and operated by The Mangawhai Business Development Association

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

January 2015

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Only one thing on our minds and

                                           thats SUMMERTIME!!!


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


Mangawhai 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, jewellery, 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.comClick here for more information on the event visit.


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Northern 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



Kaipara Refuse Ltd

Christmas Schedule
Rubbish Collection 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 10th, 17th, 2th & 31st January 9-1pm

Mangawhai Domain

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



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

Mangawhai 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.

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30th December

The Waratahs, Tami Nielson, And Delaney Davidson
2nd January - 7pm

1 x double pass to see Tami Neilson, The Warratahs and Delaney Davidson at Mangawhai Tavern on January 2, just FB us your name and contact number and email.  The winner will also receive the latest Cds from The Warratahs, Tami Neilson and Delaney Davidson.

These three acts are undoubtedly some of New Zealand's finest and this will be one heck of a night at Mangawhai Tavern. Be there and be part of this magical evening! Check out our Facebook page for more information. 

Katchafire, Sons of Zion, Kora 
Saturday 9th Jan - 7pm
Three of New Zealands finest

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


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Buzz 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 

Black Swamp Rd Rod Run


bowling-570Family fun bowls day

28th Jan Mangawhai Bowling Club from 10am
Bowlers & Non-bowlers tournament
It is here, the home of Mangawhai  Bowls, where visitors and residents have the opportunity to try their hand at bowls.

Non-bowlers are invited to put in a team and play a game of bowls at The Club at the annual Bowlers/Non-Bowlers day, Saturday December 28.

Registration starts from 10.30am and bowling will begin at noon. To register just call into The Club. Bowls supplied if you need them and all you have to do is make sure you wear flat soled shoes.  Plenty of prizes to be won, tell the rellies and the batching neighbours, make it a must do event and let the fun begin to end 2013.

Enquiries ph (09)4315085.


Mangawhai 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
Special prizes for heaviest  Snapper, Kahawai, Trevally, Gurnard, Sprat and the most unusual catch of the day. Sausage sizzle & raffle,  with proceeds to the Blue Light Foundation
Prior registration required at the Mangawhai Fishing & Tackle by 5 pm Friday 16th January with entries limited to 120. All children must be supervised by an adult.
Any enquires please contact Isabel Hollis: 021685851


MAZ - Mangawhai Activity Zone

Our MyPad Charity home will go to auction with Barfoot and Thompson on Saturday 6th February 2016. It will be an exciting event with a number of pre auction sporting goods being donated to get the crowd humming. Go over to MyPad.net.nz to check out designs.
Open homes commence 9th January.
bowl jam-108The same day will see the major Annual Mangawhai Bowl Jam at the MAZ park. Last year 800 attended. We will beat it this year as the quality of skaters is increasing as the news of our park intensifies.
Contractors have been working at MAZ since September with a large extension to the street plaza and new flow bowls.
The BBQs are being installed and the 60m Flying Fox is nearly ready.
Visit enjoy and be active, See you there!
MAZ Committee
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

smashed-167Smashed Pipi Bar & Cafe

We will now be open 7 days a week from 27th Dec

DJ Mike Fridays
New Years Eve - Beau 9-6 followed by DJ Mike
Wood fired pizzas and fresh beer on tap to keep you energized all night long!

New chef with over 40 years experience classically french trained so come along and experience our new Mediterranean menu 

40 Moir Street
Mangawhai, New Zealand
09-431 4848


golf jan-99Mangawhai Golf Club

The 2016 New Zealand Men’s Mid Amateur & The 2016 New Zealand Women’s Mid Amateur
Mangawhai Golf Club
Friday 15th - Sunday 17th January 2016
Entries Open to Amateur Golfers aged 30+ as at the 15 January 2016 Men Handicaps 0 – 14 / Women 0 – 24 54 holes – Gross & Net NZ $150 per person includes 54 holes at

Mangawhai Golf Club and lunch on Sunday afternoon 17 January

  • 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

Kaiwaka Cinemas

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



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Te Whai Bay Wines - Music in the Vines

367 King Road, Mangawhai
Dates: 16,23 & 30 January 2016
Times: 4 Pm to 8 Pm
Live music every Saturday afternoon over summer. Come and enjoy a glass of wine or beer while listening to great local musicians. Platters and BBQ food available all day.
Details at: http://www.eventfinda.co.nz/2016/music-in-the-vines/mangawhai

Bennetts of Mangawhai

52 Moir Street, Mangawhai

Combining passion and vision, Bennetts has been hand-crafting their exquisite chocolates in Mangawhai, Northland, since 1998. Bennetts cordially invites you to visit and to experience their fine chocolates, made only from the best Belgian couverture and local ingredients.

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Shop Hours 9am - 5pm Open Daily
Cafe Hours 8.30 - 4pm
Ice-cream & Takeout coffee summer hours: 7am – 5pm

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 7.30am til Late Afternoon 
& Friday & Saturday Night for Dinner From 6pm

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


Watch for our soon to be expanded outdoor area!
Great place for the kids

Open 7 Days from 7.30am til Late Afternoon & Thrusday, Friday & Saturday Night for Dinner From 6pm


artistsMangawhai Artists Association

The new gallery is  open 7 days a week.
Opening hours - 10am - 3pm.   

From Small Beginnings
19 Dec - 10 Jan 16
Opening exhibition for our new gallery.
Over 50 artists exhibiting 
Small format - Cash and Carry - price limit just $150
Drop in and check out the vast range of artists working in the area.

New exhibitions every two weeks till Mangawhai Art Trail weekend of Sat 2nd and Sun 3rd April 2016,  The weekend of “Daylight Saving ending”  

Go to
www.mangawhaiartists.co.nz  To see what exhibitions are on and what is upcoming.  

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Kickstart 2016 Yoga Week - Monday 11 Jan to Friday 15th, 9-10am: Make a positive start to your year with a week of daily yoga classes with Glen Crofskey from Tara Retreat Yoga

9-10am. $60 for all five mornings, including revitalising hot chai or green tea.

Restricted to eight participants. Beginners and experienced yogis welcome.

Movement Bootcamp - Mon Jan 18, 20 & 22 2016 from 8 - 9.30am

Boost strength, enhance flexibility and increase your range and quality of movement with a combination of traditional yoga, bodyweight exercises, breathing techniques, HIIT and functional/animal flow movement patterns. $50 for the three sessions. All held at Tara Retreat Yoga Studio - 247 Tara Road, Mangawhai.

See www.tararetreat.co.nz/workshops for more info... also like www.facebook.com/tararetreatyoga Register now via tararetreat@gmail.com - feel free to ask Glen any questions (02102797970)


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Sarah C Design

Sarah C Artworks are a diverse range of pieces that are guaranteed to add colour and create atmosphere to any home bach or office space. 

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.



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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

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Beauty Within open 6 days Wendy & Teneille would love to see you for a Pure Fiji Spa Pedicure then relax in our outdoor setting while  your toenails dry with  complementary iced tea & mags while enjoying your holiday

Wendy Simpson
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Kakariki - Health & Wellbeing 

Bennett's  Complex                           
52 Moir Street                                   
Mangawhai Village 

antipode-803FREE GIFT From the Delicious Antipodes Scientific Organic Beauty. JOYOUS HAND AND BODY CREAM worth $42.90 FREE when you purchase 2 ANTIPODES products.
  • 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 - Wishes you a very Happy Christmas and a healthy and safe New Year.

Thank you sincerely to all the support from the locals in Mangawhai - allowing my business to thrive. Thank you for inspiring me to learn more so I can serve this wonderful community where we live.

My way of saying thank you, and in the spirit of Christmas…..

I am offering 5 complimentary treatments to people you feel could benefit from Osteopathy. Email me at: mangawhaiosteopathy@gmail.com with a short email as to why you believe they are in need. I will choose 5 from the entries and give pro bono treatment as my Christmas present to Mangawhai locals. Entries must be permanent residents.

Osteopath: Jacquelyn Schirmer BBSc BOst (London)
Registered ACC Osteopath
Certified Pilates & Yoga Teacher




Vintage 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



Mangawhai Heads Volunteer Lifesaving

Summer hours for Volunteer Lifeguard Patrols @ Mangawhai Heads -11am-5pm Weekends and Public Holidays ( Dec-Feb). Patrols up until Easter 2016.

SLSNR Regional Lifeguard Service 10am-6pm weekdays from Mid December till end of January (dates TBC).

  • 3rd January 2016 - Annual Door Knock / Fundraiser Appeal - THANK YOU!
  • 24th January 2016 - Annual Beach Day. 
  • 17th February 2016 - MHVLS Golf Tournament - Fundraiser.  Heaps of amazing prizes.
  • 27th February 2016 - Lifeguard Longboard Nationals - Open to all past and present Lifeguards. 


Raise your hand if you get into trouble while swimming in the ocean, and CALL 111 if you see someone in trouble in or on the ocean or water.

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


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Family Beach Day

Sunday 24th January 10am
Fun, family day for all. Beach Games, Head Rock swim enter on the day), Big Dig and lots more. Sausage sizzle and pizza available, come along and enjoy a day with us at Mangawhai Heads. 



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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.  

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"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.
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! 


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King 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


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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



Pilates Holiday Maintenance

Pilates Holiday Maintenance ...for locals, bach owners & visitors!

Tues. 12th – Thurs. 28th January

  • Tues.@8:30am (X) @9:45am (G) & @5:30pm (G)
  • Wed. @9am (G) Thurs.@8:30am (X) @9:45am (G)

(X) Extension / experienced (G) General / beginners Pilates with Mary is enjoyable, engaging & energising!

Register your interest & book now! # Term one full timetable all levels starts in Feb… Enrol now!

Studio 110 Pilates
Tomarata Rd, Mangawhai
Ph: (09) 431- 4351 Mob: 021- 034 - 8450
E: mary_madden@xtra.co.nz FB: MangawhaiPilatesWithMary


woodhouse-102Wood St Freehouse

12 Wood Street
Mangawhai, New Zealand
09-431 4051

By popular demand, we will be open on Dec 25th! Doors open 2pm for an all you can eat buffet and absolutely no Christmas music or novelty hats!

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

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Q 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 reasonable Offer will be refused, Bar part set up to sell Alcohol 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


harvest-726Harvest Blue Cafe & Bistro

Check out our blue-to-go takeaway coffee shack. Come get yourself a takeaway coffee or a nice ice cold drink!

Our summer All Day Brunch Menu has started.  Come and try our fantastic menu.

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.

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
Find us on Facebook 



Dizzy 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  


Sustainable Mangawhai

Saturday, 9th January, 6 pm, Mangawhai Library Hall

We invite all young people to come and discover the regional and international sustainable job opportunities in sales, service and maintenance, in research, science and further development in a future proof field.

We invite the Waste Water Extension Advisory Panel Members, the Commissioners, all Council staff to join us and our community in learning about a better way forward - before we consign ourselves to unmanaged costs and further environmental degradation.

Sustainable Mangawhai - Sustainable Sanitation !......READ MORE HERE



Wined 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



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”

“Proudly brought to you by Heads106.4FM, tune in to win tickets to this great Kiwi concert”




Jennys 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!  

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


Hidden Treasures

Hidden-page-001-54920 Bagnal Rd
Ph: 0272850517

Mangawhai Hidden Treasures @ 20 Bagnel road is the perfect place to find that gift for that special occasion or just to treat yourself.

Pipi 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 have new artwork arriving all the time, pop in and have a look.

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


Mangawhai Originals Art Group

1 + 2   January 2016
Annual New Year  exhibition  at Community  Hall
Fagan Pl Mangawhai  Heads


Mangawhai Town Plan

Kaipara District Council needs your help this summer with your views on the future of Mangawhai. 
Your input into a brief 10 minute survey will assist Council with strategic direction on policy, planning and spending on infrastructure, parks and facilities.
Participation is confidential. However, each participant who provides a contact email will go into the draw to win one of three $100 restaurant vouchers from a Mangawhai restaurant of your choice. 
The survey is open until Monday 11 January 2016.  Winners of the restaurant vouchers will be drawn by Friday 15 January 2016. 
Further opportunities for the public to have a say will occur as this project develops. 
Please take the time this summer to fill it out. Your views are important.
You can find the survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/7TX7R7C 
Any queries can be emailed to mangawhaitownplan@kaipara.govt.nz  


swim-828Ross Millar Swim School

Mangawhai Northland Lessons

We are running summer block lessons in Mangawhai at the Mangawhai Beach School! With summer coming up and being so close to the water it’s so important for children to learn how to swim!

Dates are:
December 2015
Monday 7th to Friday 11th     from 3pm –  instructor Jennimay
Monday 14th to Friday 18th  from 3pm –  instructor Jennimay

January 2016 from 10am
Tuesday 5th to Saturday 9th from 10am – instructor Jordan
Monday 11th to Friday 15th  from 10am – instructor Jordan
Monday 18th to Friday 22nd from 10am – instructor Jordan

Suitable for Ages 3 years to 11 years
Levels available: from beginner to mini Tasman (swimming lengths)

Fees  are $55.00 per 5 day course, per child

We can also be contacted on 431- 4328 Mangawhai

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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.


dawn-617Sand Spit Dawn Paddle!

January 7th, 14th,21st, 28th, 2016 @ 7:00 am - 9:00 am - Aotearoa
Mangawhai Boat Ramp, 
57 Olsen Ave 

A fantastic paddle around the entrance of the Mangawhai Harbour and a chance to explore the sand dunes! A 2 hour cruise and tour for an unforgettable experience. For first timers or the more experienced. Get a chance to explore the sand dunes  in the picturesque morning sun. If your lucky you may just get to see the Fairy Tern, NZ's most endangered bird! You never know there may be dolphins in the estuary! All equipment provided Outline: Quick safety…

Danger 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 children are warned not to dig into the side of any cliff/sand dune/embankment etc.

Thank you in advance for your support

Logo Claudia Moir 2015-23
NZ Travel Brokers

I am your local Travel Broker serving the Mangawhai community and beyond.

If you are thinking about a trip overseas, please contact me for a quote.
I have access to various suppliers and I will find the best deal for you. I can book anything from flights, accommodation, rental cars, tours and cruises to special interest groups. Even if you don’t know what exactly you would like to do, talk to me, I am only too happy to give you some advice and meet up with you over a cup of coffee to discuss your travel plans and ideas. I can meet you in the convenience of your own home or at a café at a time to suits you. No need to leave town!

If you are on facebook please LIKE my business page NZ Travel Brokers – Claudia Moir to keep up to date with travel specials and other interesting travel news.

E446-80-471Last but not least, I would like to say a huge THANK YOU to all my clients! All of you have contributed to an achievement I would like to share with you. At our last conference I was awarded the NZ Travel Brokers “Business Growth Award 2015” Pictured with our directors Guy Flynn and Steve Lee. 

Claudia Moir – NZ Travel Brokers Mangawhai
Ph. 09 4315899, mob: 021 431589 claudia@nztravelbrokers.co.nz www.nztravelbrokers.co.nz


gift-659Mangawhai Horse Riding

Introducing our new vouchers! Give someone you love a great gift by going horse riding in Mangawhai! Fantastic for Christmas or Birthdays. Call now! 0211748161

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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Walking 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.


Blue Adventures Ltd
Freestyle Kiteboarding Clinic with 8 x NZ Champ and 2013 Vice World Champ Marc Jacobs on the 2nd/3rd of January.

Also a 4 Day Kite Camp 15-18th of January.

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

Blue Aventures has a range of fun events planner for you this season..... 

Find us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/BlueAdventuresNZ
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Interislander Summer Festival Ruakaka Races

Tue, January 05, 2016 (10:30am)

Enjoy a thrilling day of racing action in an idyllic beachside location. Make summer memories; get family and friends together, pack a picnic - and sample some of the region's finest local fare and wine. With live music and free kids entertainment, this is perfect start to everyones New Year.

For full information about hospitality packages and entertainment available, visit our




Top 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.


Moir 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 solar 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.

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

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