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

Newsletter December 2013

Santa takes his holidays in Mangawhai

FATHER-CHRISTMASHere is Santa at the surf beach. You can see the crocodile rocks just behind him. There at the very, very, bottom are two small elves trying out for surf life savers.
"Water is the other way guys"

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First of course – our Christmas Events

 Christmas Carol Services

MuseumMangawhai Museum -On Molesworth Drive 
musicWednesday 18 December at 7:30pm
Mangawhai Singers Present
 “Christmas Carols”

Mangawhai Causeway Church
palm-treeChristmas Carol Services will be on Christmas Eve Mangawhai Beach School.
All Welcome, parking available
Arrive early – this event fills up fast!


Rock  December

At the Sail Rock café

  • Friday 6th 7.30pm
  • Maura Flower & Peter
  • Friday 13th 7.30pm
  • Allanah May with Laurie Walker
  • Friday 20th 7.30pm
  • Maura Flower & Peter
  • Friday 27th 7.30pm
  • Allanah May with Laurie Walker
  •  Friday 10th Jan 7:30pm
  • Paul Urbana Jones - Ubana sings Dylan
  •  February 4th Tuesday 7:30pm ( First Tuesday each month)
  • Mangawhai Music Makers
presentTickets to Northern Bass Mangawhai


See website for more event info, transport and camping. northernbass.co.nz

Northern Bass is situated at 420 Settlement Road Mangawhai/Kaiwaka on Worsfold Farm.
Check out how to get to Northern Bass here.
The Mangawhai Tavern
  • Saturday 7 Dec   U2 Tribute 830pmDinner and Show $28.50 Show Only $10
  • Saturday 14 Dec The Goods 9pm Free Entry
  • Saturday 21 Dec The Damage 9pm Locals Christmas Party Free Entry
Christmas/New Year Festival
Dec 26 - Jan 5
Live music every day/night
  • Thurs Dec 26 - Mt Eden w' State of Mind - Dick Johnson - Please Please - Overkill - Doors open 7.30pm
  • Friday Dec 27 - Guy Sebastian - Doors open 7.30pm
  • Sat 28 Dec - Yebiisu - 8.30pm
  • Sun 29 Dec - Kurfew  - 8.30pm
  • Mon 30 Dec - Credence Clearwater Revival Tribute - 8.30pm
  • Tues 31 Dec - The Feelers w' Lightning on me - The Goods - & DJ - Doors open 7.30pm
  • Wed 1 Jan - The Damage - from 3.30pm Plus Mangawhai Tavern Wet T/shirt comp 4.30pm
  • Hot Spit roast available from 4.00pm
  • Thurs 2 Jan - to be announced
  • Frid 3 Jan - Katchafire & Kora - doors open 7.30pm
  • Sat 4 Jan - Hipshooters - 8.30pm
  • Sun 5 Jan - Alien Weaponry - Aftershock - Ourselves alone - 4.00pm

presentbennettsBennett’s Chocolates and Cafe

Come in to see our wonderful display of chocolates and gifts at the world famous Bennett’s Chocolate Factory and Cafe. Chocolate makes Christmas perfect



Surf-School  web

presentThe ideal ‘selfy’ Christmas gift or for that “challenge to buy for” teenager.

From beginner to advanced, young to not so young, you will be able to enjoy the surfing experience in a safe, controlled environment with your coach in the water with you.

For beginners and novices we provide “state of the art” modern softboards that are safe, stable, easy to ride and are especially designed to get you up and riding as quickly as possible. You’ll catch more waves and get longer rides. Full length wetsuits are provided for extra comfort and safety.

We also provide a wide variety of surfboards and wetsuits for hire.

P: 09 431 5760 or 027 250 7906   E:wayne@aotearoasurf.co.nz  W:www.aotearoasurf.co.nz     facebook  

presentWined About Bikes(copy)Wined About Bike Tours

Two for One Christmas Special
For couples and groups up to 4.
Give a Christmas gift that is just a little bit out of the ordinary.
Tours include:
  • Wine and olives
  • Chocolate treat
  • Art and crafts
  • Eat your way around Mangawhai
Our specialised maps with all the attractions clearly marked will guide you as you cycle at your own pace. Free pick up and drop off in Mangawhai.

www.winedabout.co.nz  Ph 021 945050. Email fun@winedabout.co.nz Wined about bike tours Mangawhai NZ  facebook

present!!! 10% off kitesurfing lessons in Mangawhai

Blue Adventure(copy)
We’re all about providing a personalised and exciting experience – no matter your age or ability level. Our dedicated instructors are passionate about what they do and will provide you with a safe and fun way to learn these amazing water sports. Whether you’re looking for kite surfing, stand up paddle boarding or wakeboarding lessons in Auckland and Matakana or exhilarating jet boat tours, we’ve got something for you!
All lessons and tours can be run in several locations from Auckland City to Mangawhai, depending on wind, weather, tides and of course, your plans.  Kitesurfing camps in Omaha 13-16 Dec and 24-27 January
More info on our website www.blueadventures.co.nz.

e: bookings@blueadventures.co.nz
p: Tony +64 (0) 22 630 5705
f: www.facebook.com/BlueAdventuresNZ

Ridge back Fishing and Dive Charters

ridgebackFishing Trips from Mangawhai Ph 0800 347 467
Hen and Chicken Islands, Mokohinau Islands, Sail Rock, Little Barrier, Great Barrier

Experience an unforgettable days fishing, diving or sightseeing from our well-equipped charter boat. Departing from Mangawhai your experienced guide can show you the best fishing spots and dive sites.
Excellent fishing and an interesting and varied marine environment make Mangawhai a top destination for corporate trips, weekends away with friends, family fishing and diving adventures and a brilliant, memorable excursion for any holiday in Northland.
Explore some of the best diving in the world. Your guide can show you a wealth of interesting coastal features and many unique reefs and undersea pinnacles.
www.fishing-diving.co.nz/    Ridgeback Fishing and Dive Charters Mangawhai  

presentcatered-walksCatered Coast Walks

Catered Coast Walks” is a private, fully catered holiday. There are two or three day coastal walking adventures. Explore the spectacular and hidden coastline of the Bream Bay and Mangawhai
Carry only your day pack and if you find yourself too tired to walk the return journey home, just ring and you’ll be picked up.


Mangawhai Golf

Golf Club
Mangawhai (translated as “the estuary of the Stingray”) is a superb sand-based course with a true sting in its tail. This wonderful natural layout will challenge and reward golfers of every level.
Tight fairways wind through a setting that was made for golf, leading to large undulating greens that possess unvaryingly quick pace.
Natural hazards abound, demanding a quality of golf that favours finesse over raw power.
Internationally rated as a “must play” course, Mangawhai welcomes you to an always-playable layout at any time of the year. www.mangawhaigolf.co.nz

maz webThe Mangawhai Activity Zone

MAZ on Molesworth Drive

The MAZ volunteers will be working on the snake pathway around the small children's playground over Christmas. Contact Simon Bennet on 021 320 705 if you would like to contribute.
You can help raise funds for MAZ and Mangawhai Cadets by taking part in a Golf Tournament on 17th January at Mangawhai Golf Club. 

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Fun for Everyone

Behind Mangawhai Fishing and Tackle at 8 Wood Street in Mangawhai Heads.

Ph: 09 431 5385.
Open 7 Days excluding Christmas Day
Adults $6.00; 12 years and under $3.00;

Family Concession
2 Adults and 2 Children only $15.00.



presentBeach and Country Market

The Domain
Sundays: 15 December, 12th &  19 January 
Twilight Market 26th 7pm
A country market of foods, wines, arts crafts and entertainment

presentVillage Market

 Village Market(copy)
Every Saturday morning Mangawhai Village market 7,14,21,28 Dec and 4 Jan
Village Hall
9am until 1pm

Mangawhai Gala 2 January 2014

For more information

Mangawhai Shuttle

Shops to the Sands

The Shuttle will be running  from 27th Dec  until 11 January   daily leaving the  school  on the hour and the Heads  on the half hour.
The shuttle will travel from the Mangawhai Beach School in Insley Street  to Mangawhai Heads
Pick up and drop off to  the Riverside Campground in Black Swamp Road on request
$2 per trip Children (5-14) $1  under 5's free
There will be pick up and drop off points along the route, and  these are listed on the website
First pick up Mangawhai Beach School 10am Last pick up 4pm
First pick up Mangawhai Heads 10.30  Last pick up 4.30pm
PDF Timetable  to view or print

Phone: 0274 668 1287

For more information and details on the route   click here
The next newsletter is due out January 2014
if you have any news you want included please send it to us before   December 20th 2013
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