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

Newsletter June July 2015


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The word is out,  a world travel authority showcasing the best of art, food, culture and travel has named Mangawhai in its list of The 10 Most Beautiful Towns in New Zealand. 
Not only is Mangawhai home to a thriving art scene and fabulous fishing, beaches and walking tracks, the community is alive over winter with plenty of activites for all - there really is something for everyone!!

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. 


mangawhai info may-279Carters Mangawhai Information Centre 

221 Molesworth Drive, Mangawhai Heads
Off Season Hours:
Friday 2-5pm
Saturday 11am - 5pm
Sunday 10am - 1pm

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

Carter's Mangawhai Information Centre is located on Molesworth Drive, Mangawhai Heads (at the entrance to the Mangawhai Golf Club) and is 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 facebook 

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MPL Landscape Supplies

Thank you very much for your supply support over the past 8 years as we developed the Landscape Supplies part of our business at Mangawhai. Jan and I will settle all accounts to 1 April, 2015, but will not be responsible for invoices from that date, all then assumed by Colin and Julie with whom we trust you will continue to supply. 

Peter & Jan Fredricsen 

MPL new owners 2015-101New MPL owners Langs Beach couple Colin Paterson and Julie Monaghan took ownership in April. "We want to become integrated into the community and continue giving the service and supplying the products that locals have come for and come to expect. We have lots of ideas flying around at the moment, they need to be viable for us and at the same time benefit the community in terms of services and perhaps creating more jobs for locals.

MPL Landscape Supplies
Ph 09 431 5445 102 
Mangawhai Heads Rd Mangawhai Heads


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Palmers Garden Ramble 2015 

The date is set for Sat 14th & Sun 15th, November.

Mark it on your calendar now!
lanning for the 2015 Palmers Planet Mangawhai Garden Ramble is underway, some of our most popular gardens from previous years have agreed to be on show again and our team are working hard to find something new too. We are also very lucky to announce the continued sponsorship from Palmers Planet! A big thanks to the Palmers Planet team for their support.

We are able to confirm our 20th garden to be included in our 2015 line up.
There's something old, something new, there's big and bold and beautiful too. We wish all our gardeners a forgiving winter as they muck in and prepare to put their piece of paradise on show. We couldn't do it without your support! There is always room for more though so anyone keen to be involved this year, there is still time.

Contact the Mangawhai Kindergarten on 09 4314333 or comment on Facebook to get in touch with the Garden Ramble team.

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Wined About Bike Tours

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.

Along the way you will find cafes and restaurants and so many beautiful vistas to simply relax, breathe and enjoy the view whilst visiting vineyards, olive groves, orchards, Artist studios, and farmland - flat and rolling hills.
Choosing from Art & Chocolate, Olives and Wine or going on your own path, 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

Mangawhai Heads Volunteer Lifesaving 

Mid Xmas Dinner
Saturday, June 27 6:00pm
MHVLS Clubrooms

Dinner & Band. Tickets $40.00 from Bammas Surf | Sport | Leisure Mangawhai, under 13 $10.00, under 5 free. For each person attending bring something wrapped from home you no longer want to place under the tree. Spot prizes also. Fund raiser for MHVLS Junior Surf Oceans 16.

Thank You
guards-232From the Flavell/Barnes families, we express our deep gratitude for all your kindness during the past year and recently when Marie passed away. For all the kind thoughts, the love, the cards, the visits, the encouragement, the food parcels, the flowers, the help, the speeches, we all thank you from the bottom of our hearts. I don't think anyone will forget the 'guard of honour' after the service, truly one of the most beautiful sights ever. TENA KOUTOU

There can be only one lucky BUGGER!
Thanks to Personalised Plates Ltd for raising a huge $34,100 from the Trade Me auction for the rights of the plate 'Bugger' to be donated to Surf Lifesaving New Zealand. 

For enquiries email mangawhaisurfclub@xtra.co.nz

q cafe mayQ Cafe and Ambers Kitchen

5:00pm - 8:00pm 
9:00am – 8:00pm
9:00am – 8:00pm
9:00am – 8:30pm
9:00am – 9:00pm
9:00am – 8:00pm

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 give us a call (09)431 5226.

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

The Village, Mangawhai
09 431 5226

The Mangawhai Tavern

Address: 2 Moir Street, Mangawhai 0505
Phone:09-431 4505
Hours: Open today · 11:00 am - 1:00 am

Take it easy with great music and food at the iconic Mangawhai Tavern, day and night

stones-536Brown Sugar - The Rolling Stones Experience
Saturday 30th May 7:00pm Dinner Show $39 (a bargain!) or show only $15.
The music of The Rolling Stones has provided entertainment and fun for millions of fans worldwide since the early 1960’s and they are still filling concert venues today. They are one of the world's most enduring and popular rock ‘n roll bands. Their music has stood the test of time and their fan base encompasses all age groups. You’ll find yourself singing along to all those great hits you thought you’d forgotten.

Phone 4314505 or 0800 BUY TIX (289 849) for tickets. Get in early!!.

Sunday Roast
Sunday roasts are back on the menu. Lunch and dinner. Roast lamb, beef, chicken or pork (alternating weekly) served with potato, kumara, pumpkin, greens and gravy $16.50
Come along and enjoy the beautiful view!

Hunting & Fishing Competition
June 1st-30th
Entry fee $50
Prizegiving Sunday 5th July, dinner @ 6pm
Prizes for heaviest boar, snapper, gurnard, pheasant and U12 eel.
Proudly supporting our local Mangawhai Cadet Unit.

Wiz and Ra Rasta
Saturday 13th June  2015 8pm
$5 cover charge
Come check out the Reggae beats of this dynamic duo live at the Mangawhai Tavern, this will be an epic night.

Handle Club & Pool Night
Every Wednesday 6pm
Come join Mangawhai Tavern's Handle Club & Pool Club Night, every Wednesday from 6pm onwards. Complementary bar snacks, ladies wine night raffles.


sailrock logoSail Rock Cafe, Bar & Restaurant

Open 6 day & 6 nights
Closed Wednesdays
Eat in or Take Out
All Day Breakfast - Lunch – Dinner

Bar Snacks * Kids Menu * Desserts * Pizza from 5.30pm

Did you know?
We are known for our: Salt & Pepper Squid, Carrot Cake, Slow Roasted Pork Belly, Guinness, Hawkes Bay Handcrafted Beer, Gluten & Dairy Free Options

♫ What’s on @ Sail Rock ♫ 

Mangawhai Music Makers
Tuesday 9th June & 7th July
7 - 9 pm 
(open mic night) $2 pp

Maura & Peter Flower
Friday 12th June
7 – 9 pm 

Pure Romance Ladies Night
ladies nightWednesday 10th June 7pm 
Come and enjoy a ladies night out with Pure Romance by Laura. Bring a friend for a great evening of fun with the girls. The latest in bath, beauty, massage, relationship products and accessories - you will be in for a fun night of product testing, laughs and shopping.

Ladies $35 for 2 glasses of bubbles and cheese platter for 2 on arrival.

Phone 09 431 4051 & confirm you booking.

School Holidays
July 3rd to July 20th 
Special’s running throughout the holidays

Pizza Loyalty Card
When ordering your next Pizza – Ask about our new loyalty card and how this can work for you. Conditions apply. Pizzas are available to take out or eat in. Gluten & Dairy Free options.

Food & Beverage available
Great selection of local and NZ wines by the glass and bottle
An extensive range of gluten Free meal options

Email: sailrockcafe@gmail.co.nz    www.sailrockcafe.co.nz
09 4314051 Wood Street Shops Mangawhai Heads

Mangawhai Domain Society

Notice of AGM - Domain Hall
Mon 22nd June 2015 7.30pm

Everyone is most welcome to attend - your support is appreciated!

Come and have your say
We are still asking for expressions of interest from sports clubs and the general public as to what they and the community would like to see in the future for this wonderful space. We arecurrently preparing a long term plan and if you have some great ideas please come to the meeting.

Do you want to be part of our annual gala day team? We are also looking for willing and able volunteers to help out with our Annual Gala on 2nd Jan, your help would be greatly appreciated.

Di Rous 027 497 0290 rous.orl@xtra.co.nz

Annual Community Planting Day

riparianMangawhai Riparian Planting Group (MRPG) is having its annual planting day.

Sunday 31st May, if weather bad backup dates Monday 1st of june or Sunday 7th June.
Corner of Moir St and Tara Rd opposite Plunket building and Mangwhai Domain.

If you would like to help plant native trees along Mangawhai’s waterways, or learn about the work we are doing please contactu us or turn up on the day.

Please bring gardening gloves, a spade, suitable footwear and water.

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Or view our Facebook page for more information

Netball Club Fundraiser

For further enquiries ph 094314241 or

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Mangawhai Museum

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

museum june-181Come in and see our special display entitled “War Comes to Mangawhai”  It will be well worth visiting showing various aspects of how our district was touched and affected by WWII. The display will be available for viewing through to October. 

Other displays have inspiring stories to tell as well as classic kiwiana accounts of leisure at the beach, fishing and boating. 

75th anniversary of the Niagara sinking
The new Mangawhai Museum is marking the 75th anniversary of the Niagara sinking on Saturday 20 June at 4.00pm, with a special presentation at the museum by Keith Gordon of Tutukaka. More information can be viewed here. 

Limited tickets are available for the anniversary event at $20.00 each, which is supported by a special exhibition in the museum, nibbles and beverages. The event is from 4pm until 6pm.

To secure your ticket, please contact the manager, Emma Gray via manager@mangawhai-museum.org.nz or telephone (09)431-4645. Tickets are also available for purchase from the reception desk at Mangawhai Museum.

Friends of the Museum
New Member Cards are in Production! So many people have joined us as Friends of the Museum that we plan to issue membership cards.

Those who have supplied physical addresses we will post to, and for those who supplied email addresses only, your card can be collected from the reception desk at the museum. If you want your card posted then just email us with your postal address. Our email address is manager@mangawhai-museum.org.nz

Genealogy group 
A lively Group of experienced and new family researchers meet every third Thursday of the month at 10.30 here at the Museum.

The aim of this group is to help each other with brick walls and share information on the latest resources available. This is an informal group and not affiliated to any genealogical society, although some individual members belong to the NZ Society of Genealogists.

A few topics up for research are “ My Mother’s Father’s Mother”,WW1 heroes, and scandals in the family!!!!

New members are welcome to join us, so if you would like to know more, mark the time in your calendar.

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

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Total Health Winter Warmer Workshops
Easy, tasty & healthy

Thurs 25 June 12pm or Sun 28 June 11am (Mangawhai venue) Two hours including lunch, recipes, specials & giveaways - just $40.  If you have concerns for yourself or family around: lack of energy, weight, diabetes, blood pressure, cancer, toxins, insomnia, asthma, allergies, or just wanting vibrant health – Call Now – 431 5670.

total health may-875“Dianne has a lovely way with people and has a genuine interest in people’s health and wellbeing. She teaches from the heart and from her valuable life experiences. I feel that I can easily increase the health benefits to my family.”

Put more years into your life and more life into your years and start creating total health one step at a time now!

Dianne Christensen
Total Health Centre – Health Education the Natural and Simple Way

Email dianne@totalhealth.co.nz
Like us on Facebook
Check out our Website  www.totalhealth.co.nz
D +64 9 431 5670  
M +64 21 741 541


market febMangawhai Village Market

Saturday Mornings in June and July  
9am – 1pm Mangawhai Library Hall, 45 Moir Street, Mangawhai

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. 

Sarah C Art

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House Signs
Sarah C House Signs can be made to any size and can have your name or the name of your property and your property number. We can Customise to your space and requirements. Priced per sign depending on size and design. Please email us to find out more info@sarahcdesign.co.nz 

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


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Pipi Gallery  

The Pipi Gallery has a great range of items inspired by the Gallery's works and unique gifts created by practising 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.

As work is handmade it may vary in size and colour. Barbara has made her mark in NZ with her pottery. She has done it with hard work and dedication to her craft.  She has exhibited many times in group and solo shows and her work is in the permanent collection at the Auckland Memorial Museum !!!

Prices and sizes availabe on request. We post and package within New Zealand and overseas, or contact us for a Smashed Pipi Gallery gift voucher

Later 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


Bennetts of Mangawhai


Meet Bridgette, our new Sales & Wedding Coordinator. Bridgette has just returned home from traveling and is the newest member of our team. Let Bennetts of Mangawhai treat you like a royal this Queen’s Birthday.

Queen Delights
Look for our ad in the paper, and bring in the advert and spend more than $30 to get a free loose chocolate fit for a queen! 

As the weather grows cooler, come in to the café to cosy up with our signature hot chocolate or warm your bones with a big bowl of soup. 

Café open daily 8:30am – 4pm
Shop open daily 9am – 4:30pm 

Bennetts of Mangawhai
52 Moir Street
09 431 5500
Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter!


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Leabourn Passenger Service has been involved in the bus and coach industry for 45 years, providing a wide range of passenger transport solutions for various group needs.

Shuttle will not be running over winter, 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 


Where the locals meet to eat

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

Come in and try our Winter specials
Friday - Gourmet Burger & Craft Beer night $25
Wednesday - Fish 'n' Chips plus house beer or wine $25sandbar june-65

We promise the warmest of welcomes to all, whenever you visit.

Are you wanting to book a group of 8 or more? Book our place for a private function? Want a dining experience for a special occasion? We are well equipped to cater to your needs. Just drop in to see us, Give us a call or email us, if we don't have the right menu we will create one for you!

Sandbar is a local neighborhood eatery. Focusing on fresh, locally sourced food, great wine and excellent coffee with attentive yet relaxed service.

Bike Mangawhai  

110A Moir Point Road Mangawhai Heads 0505
09-431 4546

Mountain Bike Mondays

Held at the Mangawhai Activity Zone (MAZ), young riders are taught skills and safety, along with how to mend a puncture, service the bike and lots more.  This after-school activity is held on Mondays for two age groups, so if you would like to enrol, call 431 4546 or 022 453 4475.

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3:15 - 4pm for 5-7 year olds. 8+ starts at 4:15 to 5:15. $5 per rider per session.

Spin Class
Starting this Tuesday at 6:30pm -7:30pm. Bring bike and trainer, drink bottle and towel. Drop me an email or text if you need to hire a trainer. $10 for session or $15 to hire. Hire to buy options available also. Great for general fitness, learn basic skills, improve cadence and weight management over winter. 

Frog n Kiwi  

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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

Soiree Toulouse
Saturday 13th July

Would you like to discover some specialities from where Nathalie and David from, the "pink city"...Toulouse ?

If so, come for dinner to the Frog and Kiwi on the Saturday 13rd of June.

Book quickly!!!
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Bastille Day
Check out our Facebook page for our popular upcoming Bastille Day dinner in July.

www.frogandkiwirestaurant.co.nz or find us on Facebook for all events and up to date information. Make the most of the sunshine and join us on our new deck for tantalizing food that will have your tastebuds wanting more - Bringing a little of France to the magnificent village of Mangawhai.

Lots of theme nights, fun nights, speciality food nights etc etc... Check out the Website or find us on facebook to see whats coming up next!

Te Whai Bay Wines

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Tasting Room in the Vines
We are a privately owned boutique vineyard nestled in the foothills of the Brynderwyn range in the Mangawhai wine region. Our vineyard is situated on a hillside terrace in a valley described as Northland’s Tuscanny.

We produce handcrafted high quality wines in limited quantities. Our unique range of wines include: Chardonnay, Merlot, Rose, Riesling, Gewutztraminer and Pinot Gris. Great  Gift Ideas. Free Wrapping.

New opening times: We are now open Saturday and Sunday 10-5 and by appointment during the week.

367 King Rd, Mangawhai
09 9450580 and 021945050
E: tewhaibay@gmail.com


Bennetts Complex
Moir St,  Mangawhai Village
(09) 431 4070


  • Osteopathy, ACC accredited, Tues & Thursdays
  • Massage-therapeutic & relaxation
  • Heavenly Face Massage – Wednesdays am or by appointment
  • Midwives-Antenatal Mondays
  • Pilates-Tues am & Thurs am

*Please note Hypnotherapy & Councelling has moved to Tara Retreat

kakariki june-658Health supplements, organic food ,gifts & homeware, baby clothes & needs.
Jacquelyn Schirmmer,   our  Osteopath is now a resident of Mangawhai,so she is  extending her clinic hours to cater for those who can't make it during working hours. You can now make an early morning or evening appointment, phone Kakariki or check out her website: www.mangawhaiosteopathy.co.nz
Val the Naturopath & massage therapist is now working Fridays through Mondays, including the weekend. Val does naturopathic  consultations , clinical allergy testing & iridology. Please phone Kakariki for an appointment.

Also we have increased our range of bulk organic nuts, fruits & grains, so it's much cheaper for our customers!

We support our local producers: Old Stone House macadamias; Clare's fabulous double fermented Komboucha ;Organic garlic & of course Nora's freshly ground flours. Gluten Free Organic Bread now at Kakariki. The Purebread range of yumminess is now in store. Young Buck with supersede buckwheat and coconut oil. Corn and seed with sesae seeds and linseed. Gluten free, crumble free, G.E. Free

Harvest Blue Café & Bistro  

Just a quick heads-up: We've changed our daytime operating hours, and will close at 2:00 in the afternoon, instead of 3:00.

The fire is lit, it's warm inside!
There's somewhere to hang your jacket....
Soup is on the menu!

Pink Ribbon Brekkie
Mike, Vanessa and the Harvest Blue crew would like to thank everyone involved in a very successful Pink Ribbon Breakfast in aid of The NZ Breast Cancer Foundation. A huge thank you to all the businesses and individuals that donated products and services that helped raise the grand total of $1770.00 to go toward this very worthy cause. Also thank you to Gabby & Rachel for the amazing music played throughout the breakfast and Kate Cotching for her beautiful singing.

Italian Night

Make your reservations now for Italian Night at Harvest Blue on Thursday, June 11!

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There will be a three-course dinner featuring a selection of mains, with gluten-free and vegetarian options available.

Bookings must be made by phone, 431-4111, or at the café, we cannot take any reservations via Facebook, sorry. The cost is $45 per diner, and there will be four seatings from 6:00 on.

Look forward to seeing you here! Booking are required please...

198 Molesworth Drive
Mangawhai, New Zealand
09-431 4111
Find us on Facebook

Kaiwaka Community Cinema 

Looking for something to do?
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Indian Dinner Combo of 24 July is Sold Out!!!! ......and due to popular demand we will do the same again a week later On 31 July

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On 20 June there will be a special FUNDRAISER for the Otamatea- Rodney JMB team to compete for the Famous TANIWHA CUP in Kerikeri......all proceeds to go to travel and accomodation.


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

Mangawhai Boat and Fishing Club 

New Boat Ramp
boat june-647We have poured the boat ramp and are preparing to have the pontoon extension done by August. The current 50-metre L-shaped pontoon was installed by the club some six years ago, and has now be extended a further six metres into deeper water. The new boat ramp is built on the north side of the pontoon, restricted to launching boats, while incoming boats will be retrieved from the existing ramp on the south side of the pontoon. All good news for boaties. Just don't mention the parking issues!

Check back for results on our Queens Birthday Fishing Day!!

Any enquires please contact Rob: 021 2505034 or Buck: 0274 874128


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Jennys Rural Craft Shop  

134 kaiwaka & Mangawhai Road, Kaiwaka
Phone: 09 4312826
Wed: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sun: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Have you been to visit Mangawhais newest outlet? Lots of more crafts in the shop. You must come and have a look!

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!  

Check us out on Facebook

Smashed Pipi Cafe, Resturant & Bar

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At The Smashed Pipi Café & Bar we endeavour to offer you the best experience in the region. Most of our cooked food is prepared in our genuine wood-fired oven. By using a mixture of local hard woods for fuel we are able to achieve a unique but subtle flavour that enhances rather than overwhelms each ingredient's natural taste. 

The bistro menu offers a great selection of appetisers, quick snacks, and hearty winter soups, to meaty ribs, great steaks, fresh mussels, & sea foods, pasta dishes, wood-fired gourmet pizza and "wicked" desserts, plus a good choice of vegetarian.
We are currently open for dinner from 5:30pm, seven days a week and our full menu is generally available until 9pm. Groups and private functions can be catered for in our restaurant. Please contact us for more details. It's always a good idea to book.

Takes Reservations, Walk-Ins Welcome, Good For Groups, Take Out and Outdoor Seating
Specialities - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Coffee and Drinks

40 Moir Street, Mangawhai, New Zealand
Call us on (09) 431 4848 or email info@smashedpipicafe.co.nz
Visit us on www.smashedpipicafe.co.nz 

Aotearoa Surf School

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Te Arai and Forestry are the only undeveloped beaches left between Auckland and Whangarei with kilometres of white sandy beaches and clean clear water providing some of the best surfing conditions you are likely to find anywhere and yet are close to the rapidly growing centre of Mangawhai and Mangawhai Heads which offers great surf for beginner to experienced surfers as well as many and varied eating, accommodation and “things to do” options.

Kilometres of pristine white sandy beaches and clean clear water provide some of the best surfing conditions you are likely to find anywhere, suitable for surfers of all skill levels.

Aotearoa Surf School is the only Surfing New Zealand approved Surf School based in the area. We provide safe easy step by step instructions with experienced surf coaches.

Surfboard and wetsuit hire available from our base at Te Arai.

75 Cemetery Rd
Te Arai
9 431 5760
027 250 7906.
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SeniorNet Mangawhai 

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.

Based at our Learning Centre 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! 

Help Clinics

seniornet may-73Need a little help to get the best from your iPad, tablet or computer? SeniorNet have Help Clinics on the third Thursday of the month at the Learning Centre conference room at Milestone Cottages, Moir Point Road, Mangawhai. 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.

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


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Mangawhai Kaiwaka Directory 


We will soon be publishing the 2015/16 edition telephone directory of all the business and residential ph numbers which will be delivered free to homes and businesses in the Mangawhai Kaiwaka free-calling areas.

This will be a complete and comprehensive directory so make sure your Name and your Business is in there.

You can view the current Directory here.

Please contact us for full particulars
Ph (09)4320285 or (021) 454814
Email mkdirectory@outlook.com

Mangawhai Artists

Beautiful scenery, great food, and over 80 talented artists inspired by their environment. Tucked away in studios all over the Mangawhai region are painters, photographers, jewellery makers, wood carvers, sculptors, weavers, and other artists. You can see their work in local galleries, Saturday markets and exhibitions organised by the group, while enjoying all the other special treats that Mangawhai has to offer.

Catch Up
Come along and meet fellow artists for a coffee at Harvest Blue Café at 10.00am on Wednesday 24th June and 29th July, being the last Wednesday of the month. We have had several new members join us recently, more new members are also welcome.

Workshop with Gayle Forster
When: Saturday, June 6th, from 10 am till 3 pm.
Where: Paerata13 - Art Studiospace.
Price: $195 - most materials included..

To book contact Jan Grover at jbgrover@clear.net.nz
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Claudia Moir - NZ Travel Brokers 

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

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.

Cruise Information Evening
Thursday 4 June 7.00pm
The Mangawhai Club

DSC00095-454As a special service to our community I offer regular travel information evenings with different topics and interesting guest speakers. Please mark the next date in your diary I will be holding a Cruise information evening. If you are interested to learn more about this increasingly popular way to travel, please come along to listen to my guest speaker and find out about some great deals. Nibbles and a drink provided.

Please RSVP by 1 June. 
Ph. 09-4315899 or 021-431589
Email: claudia@nztravelbrokers.co.nz

Casino Royale - MAZ Fundraiser 

Saturday June 20th, 6.30 till mid-night
Tables of 8 - Get a group together.
Tables $600
Singles $80

leigh-hart-177On behalf of the Mangawhai Activity Zone (MAZ), we are delighted to invite you to Casino Royale Dinner and Auction raising funds for the family BBQ area at the Mangawhai Activity Hall, save the date and join us for the evening as your favourite James Bond character. 

Leigh Hart (aka 'That Guy') will be our MC for the night. Canapés, grazing platters and dessert will be served.  The evening will round off with dancing and a cash bar, there will even be a chance to try your luck on the Roulette or Black Jack tables. Casino Royale is all about having fun and the local community contributing to an amazing local facility.

Whats on offer
We would be grateful if you would consider supporting this venture with a donation for the auction, we already have some incredible auction prizes including a Family holiday on the Gold Coast for a family of 4, an absolutely beautiful bike, a series of treatments at Mangawhai Chiropractor, His n' Her Gift Vouchers, Delicious massages, Green fees, golf cart and a bar tab for $100 the list just goes on, check out our facebook page for more!!

Thank you to our amazing sponsors for these fab prizes, Heads FM and Bammas for helping to bring our community together. Pop down to Bammas for tickets to Casino Royale on 20th June - and be in to win a goody bag on the night.
We still have tables, join us for Mangawhai's party of the year.

Phone 021427001 - Dayna
Email beachies@xtra.co.nz
Or check our Facebook page

Mangawhai Golf Club 

Tom Bonnington Cup
ROBBIE NEWMAN-900Renowned for the quality of its greens, Mangawhai golf course was in exceptional condition for the Tom Bonnington Trophy event played in fine conditions over the weekend of May 16 & 17. For the first time in Bonnington history, an Elite Women's division was held and played host to golfers from across Northland, North Harbour and Auckland – possibly the best womens field to have played at Mangawhai. Stewart Speed and his organising committee did an outstanding job in co-ordinating every aspect of the event, along with John Donnelly and his greens team, Lisa and her catering, and other volunteers. Trophy winners were Robbie Newman of Mangawhai and Kylie Jacoby of Waipu.

The Tom Bonnngton Cup for Elite Men, will be staged later this year at Mangawhai.

Northern Passport membership
We have had big interest in our Northern Passport membership. $300 per year, gives you six free rounds at 6 different courses, plus a $20 rate for 18 holes at any of those 6 courses through your year. Plus, full NZ Golf handicap - and membership of unbeatable Mangawhai. Join up now.

Whats coming up
Sun 28th June Wilkinson Cup
Sun 12th July Great Northern Battle Northland vs North Harbour at Mangawhai
Sun 19th July Peter Atkins Memorial

Regular Events
Mondays Men
Tuesday 9 hole Womens
Wednesday Midweek Mixed
Friday Winter twilight $2


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

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Mangawhai Probus 

Probus Clubs worldwide work to provide regular gatherings to those retired or semi-retired business or professional people who, in retirement, appreciate and value opportunities to meet others in similar circumstances and with similar interests.

Next meeting
Mangawhai Probus meet every third Thursday in the month at the Senior Citizens Hall, Fagan Place, Managwhai at 2pm. The next meetings will be Thursday June 18th and July 16th. If you require more info or transport please contact Ron and Gaylene Lawrence 431 5617 or Beve Smith 431 5777. All visitors are welcome.

Ron and Gaylene Lawrence 431 5617  
Beve Smith 431 5777


avo-996Mangawhai Field Day

Date: 23 June 2015
Time: 10am-12pm
Venue: Eran orchard, 551 Tara Road, Mangawhai

Join the NZ Avocado R&D team to discuss the outcomes we are seeing in the research we are undertaking with the grower working groups and with Plant & Food Research. The first of these field days kicks off on 11 June in the Bay of Plenty. 

We will be talking about the triggers and management of irregular bearing, pruning avocado trees, as well as providing an update on new cultivars and our MBIE and PGP projects.  

NZ Avocado CEO Jen Scoular will also be at each of the field days to update you on NZ Avocado activity; China access, Biosecurity and the season outlook. 

Refreshments provided. 

Please RSVP with which field day you would like to attend by emailing Jo at jo.nunn@nzavocado.co.nz or by calling the NZ Avocado office on 0800 286 2236.


film comp-932The Dargaville Community Cinema Charitable Trust 

2015 Northland Short Film Competition
Closes on 30 June 2015

Three Sections:
Gallipoli: First Prize $1000
Open: First Prize $1000
School Age: First Prize $500

Further information available at www.anzactheatre.co.nz
Email: jacobap@xtra.co.nz
Phone 09 439 7356 or 0274 419 924
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NB  The next newsletter  will be August 2015

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


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