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

June July 2016



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)

Winter Hours:
Friday 2-5pm 
Sat 11-5pm
Sun 10-1pm

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)431 4042 Mob: 021 619 311
Email mangawhaiinfo@xtra.co.nz or find us on fb-logo-981-289


winston-230The Mangawhai Business and Development  Association has the pleasure of inviting you to an evening with Winston Peters.

Date: 13th June 2016
Venue: Mangawhai Golf Club
Time: Please arrive by 5.30. Dinner will be served at 6.30.
Cost:  $25pp and includes dinner and dessert. 

Winston Peters will speak for an hour from approx 7.30 and allowing questions afterwards.

This event is limited to 100 spaces only, MBDA members have first option then we will be opening up to the community by Monday 16th May.

Please email Melody at info@mangawhai.co.nz or call (021)454814 to reserve your space. Payments can be made by internet banking. Please let us know if you will be paying at the door, if you have not reserved a space and payment is not made we can not allow entry.

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Please use your name and Wins as reference.

We look forward to a full house and an interesting evening.

Heads Dune Planting

Stage 2 planting of the Heads dunes will take place on Saturday 4th June 9am at the Heads carpark. Hope you can make it. We will also do some work on the barrier tape on stage 1 and plant the small area disturbed by the new surf club access ramp. Look forward to catching up. Spades or trowels and gloves will do the job. All support is welcome.

Mangawhai Tavern

2 Moir Street, Mangawhai 0505
09-431 4505
Hours: Open everyday 11:00 am - late
jordan luck-415Whats On this month
June 1st MT Annual Hunting and Fishing Comp kicks off (runs through the month of June)
June 4th The Jordan Luck Band : ‘Edens of Suburbia’
June 5th Sunday Session with Benjammin Ratima
June 11th Blackout1 The Mighty All Blacks vs Wales
June 12 Sunday Session
June 14  Quiz Nites kick off
ab vs wales-218June 18th  Black Out #2  The Mighty All Blacks vs Wales
June 19th  Sunday Session
June 25th Black Out #3 The Mighty All Blacks vs Wales
June 25th DJ09 from 9.30!!!!
June 26th: Sunday Session 

July 3rd  Hunting and Fishing Comp prize Giving
July 3rd  Sunday Session Ben Ratima
July 16th The Tina Turner Tribute show

And heaps more : Facebook updated daily

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


Mangawhai 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

  • Peggy-663 Fridays at 10.30am - Peggy Purl
Meet for a coffee and a chat knitting Peggy Square blankets for vulnerable children in our community.
At the Mangawhai Museum in Molesworth Drive. 
  • book-617-7324th, 5th, 6th March 9am - 4pm - Book fair
Thousands of books covering all categories means a great opportunity to stock up on your winter reading!  All proceeds to the new museum.  EFTPOS  or cash only. Donations of books gratefully received.  Please contact Bill Bygrave 09 431 2057 to arrange for collection or books may be dropped off at the museum.
  • Genealogy meeting every third Thursday of the month at the museum.
We help each other out with our family histories, and help out with projects for the museum. Beginners are very welcome, and others who need to know more from their family trees.

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.


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SeniorNet Mangawhai

Courses run on Tuesday & Wednesdays (4 week courses).  Help Clinics third Thursday in the month.

Password Manager Help Clinic
Thursday 16th June 
10.30 - 12.30pm @ The Club.

This session will introduce you to the concept of a password manager, explain why you should use one to keep yourself safe on the internet, show you how to make up a strong password you can remember and then help you install and configure Dashlane Password manager on your computer. For the best result please bring along your laptop. This session will only cover Dashlane on the PC. We will cover Dashlane on iPad and Android in another session

$10 members, $15 non-members.

Age is no barrier to starting to learn all about home computers and modern technology, or to improving your current knowledge and skills. SeniorNet Mangawhai runs a wide range of courses, so take advantage of what is on offer right here in Mangawhai.

Our tutors provide hands-on learning experiences in a fully equipped and comfortable dedicated training facility.

Membership and fees are incredibly low, and membership provides you opportunities to attend courses, workshops and presentations throughout the year. Learn at your own pace. Make friends, impress your family, and show those youngsters how successful you can be! 

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


fishing-735Mangawhai 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!
Club members event - Last of season members only fishing rally
Keep Sunday 5th June clear for this fun filled fishing event
Snapper and Kahawai, Men’s, lady’s sections and a Kids section.

Any enquiries please contact Isabel Hollis: 021685851



Garage Sales

14 Longview Street
Saturday 4th June
Bric-a-brac, clothing, plants and a variety of other goods. All proceeds to Operation Christmas Child.
14 Robert Street Mangawhai
Saturday 4th June
Framed tapestries, picture frames, bag handles, haberdasheries, baskets etc.
435 Tara Rd
Saturday 4th June
9.30am - 1pm

Mangawhai Golf Club

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Unbeatable golf app coming soon!
Soon to be live - free download from your app store - giving all golfers, affiliates and non-affiliates access to added-value packages for golf at unbeatable Mangawhai.

Online Booking 
Please use this whenever possible.  You need to register at 
www.golf.co.nz first, obtain your login 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


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Te Whai Bay Wines

367 King Road, Mangawhai

The Te Whai Bay vineyard pavilion is now finished and we will be open weekends over winter. Customers are welcome to drop in for a platter (hot options available) and a glass of wine between 11am and 5pm.

We will also have mulled wine available to enjoy on a cold winter day.


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 

Wood St Freehouse

12 Wood Street
Mangawhai, New Zealand
09-431 4051


Whats going on at Wood St Freehouse?
  • Movie Night every Wednesday
  • Have you challenged your mate to pacman yet? Our Spacie machine is going down a treat.
  • Winter is coming...and that means we're getting into dark beer season!

Looking to steer away from traditional European dining, the American chef with 20 years experience is well-versed in a variety of tastes and styles: slow cooked meats, smaller dishes, smoked barbecue-type meals, tapas, a new slow-style of marinated ribs done the American way with his own spice mix and 24 hour preparation, and of course American style chicken wings.

Our establishment has no specific association with any particular brewery or their product, allowing us to stock a wider range of beverages and more boutique lines.


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Mangawhai Artists Gallery

Moir St, Mangawhai Village
The new gallery is  open 7 days a week.
Opening hours - 10am - 3pm.  

Mangawhai Art Inc (MAI) has gone through a reshuffle as three management roles became vacant due to multi-resignations.

President of the art group for three years and secretary-treasurer for eight, Jan Grover has decided to relinquish her leadership role to take more time out for her own artwork.

Mangawhai Art Centre’s new elected president is John Pickworth, secretary Brenda Adams, with no one yet appointed as treasurer.

art june-64Events, workshops and classes
1 - 13 Jun 16
Airoglyphics by Colin Unkovich
The exhibit will be a selection of original airbrush paintings – landscape, figurative and surreal, as well as some limited edition prints of the highest quality. There will be a variety of sizes and prices to appeal to all.

For more information on events and workshops go www.mangawhaiartists.co.nz



Bennetts of Mangawhai

52 Moir Street
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The Bennett Bunny heard about the Easter Bunny’s upcoming travels and was envious.

 So we sent him on his own trip. Can you guess where he went?

Antartica took my breath away. I’m going to miss my penguin friends, but must get home to Bennetts. Read more on my travels here

Shop Hours 9am - 5pm Open Daily
Cafe Hours 8.30 - 4pm

For more information: (09) 431 5072.


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Sarah C Design

Queens Birthday Weekend Seconds Sale: This will be HUGE!!! We have so much seconds stock at the moment we can hardly move!!! Lots of artwork - heavily discounted!!! We're More Excited than the Queen About This!!! Sale starts Saturday 4th June 10am through to Monday 6th June Gallery is open daily from 10am to 4pm. Please let us know in advance if there is a specific piece you want and we can put it aside. sarah@sarahcdesign.co.nz Note we have limited designs and style - and these are all seconds or samples.  www.sarahc.co.nz

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.



The Surf Dojo

dojo march-124We 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


sandbar march-240Sandbar Restaurant, Cafe & Bar
Where the locals meet to eat

Come down and join us every Friday night - kicking off tomorrow - for our Burger and beer night! By popular demand we will be serving our Dirty Bird burger for just $25!!

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

Sandbar Mangawhai will CONTINUE to be open for 7 days a week AS WE HAVE DONE ALL YEAR.

We are the only cafe 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 we’re open til 4.

Sandbar is also open from 6, Friday and Saturday nights.

And you can meet your friends for a “quiet one” in our expanded outdoor area

Great place for the kids too, with yum treats like smoothies, cakes, slices and Frappes.

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


pilates march-902Pilates with Mary

Pilates with Mary is never a dull moment...there is always something else!
If you are looking to expand your existing Pilates and yoga practise or interested in trying something fun and new...check this out. Gradual and gentle introduction to aerial poses and inversions can be learnt...great for your spine! Call me to enquire about my Pilates mat classes and my special private and small group sessions catering for your needs!

Mob 0210348450  E: mary_madden@xtra.co.nzFacebook.com/MangawhaiPilateswithMary
Classes daily all levels and all ages! Beginners and visitors welcome....Enrol now!

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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 Blue Cafe & Bistro

Big Az Burgers are back -- one night only!

Make reservations now for Harvest Blue's Big Az Burgers night, Friday, June 10th. Choose from four of the best burgers in town:

Beef & Blue Cheese with caramelised onions,
Hickory Pulled Pork with pickled slaw and gherkins,
The Clucka -- the mother of all chicken burgers, and
Vege Burger, a falafel pattie with roasted capsicum and chili jam.

Throw on a generous helping of fries and all for $19.90 you won't find a better deal. Bookings are strongly advised, call 431-4111, sorry we can't take reservations on Facebook.

It's winter, so that means hibernation mode -- we'll be hib-closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays, and open our regular hours the rest of the week.

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.

Opening hours:
Closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays

Open other days 8 - 3
Friday & Sat nights from 6 - late

pipijune-982Pipi Gallery

Just in time for the long weekend, well known artist Andrew Van der Puttens work has arrived, and check out the latest issue of the NZ House & Garden with a lovelly write up on him and his wife Jeannie also a well known designer
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.

Open 9 – 5.30am Daily
40 Moir Street, Mangawhai,
Ph: (09) 431 4849

Mangawhai Probus

Next meeting Thursday June 16th.

Mangawhai Probus meet every third Thursday in the month at the Senior Citizens Hall, Fagan Place, Managwhai at 2pm. If you require more info or transport please contact Ron and Gaylene Lawrence 431 5617 or Beve Smith 431 5777. All visitors are welcome.


leabourn may-361Leabourns 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 

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


horse feb-213Mangawhai Horse Riding

Introducing our new vouchers! Give someone you love a great gift by going horse riding in Mangawhai! Fantastic for gifts. 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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NB  The next newsletter is due out  early August 2016 and will cover all events  for August and September 2016, if you have any news you want included please send it to us before  20th March 2016 website@mangawhai.co.nz

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