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Newsletter Feb 2014

Something in the Water

cartoon runnerTime to get into the water .....

There is something in the water in Mangawhai this month. So much activity in one small place! It all starts in February and continues on to the end of March.
There really is something in the water at the Ladies Day Fishing Competition on 8th Feb.
You’ll need plenty of water on the 9th for the Top of the Rock 5-10km walk/run. A tall climb and well worth the views. Fun for all the family!
23rd brings on the Triathlon – one of the harder events for the athletic calendar. This year’s race is pretty tough with a washing machine 500m swim followed by a grueling 20km cycle and the final leg is a rampant 5km run.....

Be My Valentine 14th February

valentine(copy)"The beach, the sun, the sea and the art
All these things are so close to my heart.
The wine, the olives, the chocolate too
All so much better when shared with you.
Just one thing more to make me high
Be my valentine in Mangawhai!"

There are romantic spots all over Mangawhai.
Bennetts chocolates have a range of Valentine Chocolate Treats to tantalise your taste buds and enhance romantic thoughts…
Last year wined About Bike Tours saw two marriage proposals!  
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TOTR 2014(copy)Top of the Rock  ....Its Back!!

Kaiwaka Sports Association presents  TOP OF THE ROCK

  • Sunday 9th February 2014
  • From 9.30am
  • Free camping at the KSA grounds on Saturday night
  • Refreshments - Food - Entertainment
  • for more information  www.kaiwakasports.co.nz

Mangawhai Triathlon 2014(copy)Mangawhai Triathlon

Sunday 16 February 2014  Entries close 12th Feb
Swim 500m/Kayak 1.5km, Cycle 20km, Run 5km
New cycle and run course!
Information - Entries
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Fishing club 1(copy)Mangawhai  Boating & Fishing Club

Ladies Day Competition Saturday 8th Feb 
At: 6am – 3pm
Weigh in:   3pm – 4pm
Entry Fee Free for Members and $30 nonmembers (includes membership)
Categories 1st and 2nd Heaviest Fish; Snapper; John Dory; Kahawai and Gurnard 
Tickets from:
  • Mangawhai Fishing and Tackle
  • Fishing club 2(copy)8 Wood Street, Mangawhai Heads
Great Prizes – Free Dinner- Bar Open


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tara-ldoge-devonshire-teasAnd something to relax...
         Tara Lodge Devonshire Teas

  • At the historic Tara Lodge, Tara Road, Mangawhai
  • At: 1.00pm - 4.00pm each Sunday through February and March
  • Cost: $10.00 per person
  • Bookings preferable ph: 431 4730
  • Garden games, chess, croquet
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Apple Basket  Patchworkcid c280b418843fddaf27db496495cf64aawww applebasketquilts co(copy)

The Apple Basket Patchwork Shop is situated in Kaiwaka. We offer original patterns and quilts as well as patterns  from other designers - Melly and Me, Moonshine Designs, Serendipity Studio, Favourite Things, Modkids, Indygo Junction, Heather Bailey, Tanya Whelan, Bunny Hill Designs,   Amy Butler,  Valori Wells and many more .
Owner and quilt designer Ngaire Williams has designed a wide range of beautiful patterns which are highly sought after among quilters. She has been designing quilts for many years, and is constantly adding new patterns to her highly sought after design collection. 
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The Apple Basket hold regular classes – all are welcome.
This month is Stress Free Circles with Sally Smith. Book in on-line or at the shop. www.applebasketquilts.co.nz
Stress-free Circles with Sally Smith 
apple basket 5 Saturday 22nd Feb 10.00am - 3.00pm
Class Fee $40.00 + ruler and fabric requirements.

Learn how to make circles the stress free way!!  Come to this class with Sally Smith, you will be amazed how easy it is.  You will need a circular ruler to do this class.  Get it on the day of the class or pick one up when you choose your fabrics.



TavernMusic The Mangawhai Tavern
  • Wed 5th Feb -  Summer Thieves $5.00 door entry 8.30pm
  • Thursday 6th Feb Waitangi Day Festival "Sounds Like Waitangi" from 4.00 pm Greg Johnson - Andrew Fagan more to come ...
  • Friday 7th Feb Blind Judge  free entry - 8.30pm
  • Saturday 8th Feb Rud Stwart - Rod Stewart Tribute from UK Dinner and Show $28.50 Show only $10.00 - 8.30pm
  • Saturday 15th FeB 8 Ball Aiten from Nashville USA & Moodog - from Australia Door entry $10.00  - 8.30pm
  • Sunday 16th Feb Riverhead Slide w' Gail Ludlow Live music on the deck free entry Hot spit roast from 4.00 pm
  • Saturday 22 February Yebiisuw'Fatman Door entry $10.00 8.30pm

bennettsBennett’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



logoTotal Health Workshop

Rejuvenate, Revive, Refresh
After the Christmas festivities set you body up for a good year
  • Detox
  • Illness recovery
  • Weight Loss
  • General well-being
Workshop 6th Feb 10am -12pm includes refreshments, recipes and had outs $30
Ph 09 431 5670  email diane@totalhealth.co.nz  www.totalhealth.co.nz

Melville Laird   MVHLS President 2013(copy)(copy)Mangawhai Heads Volunteer Lifeguard Service

  • February  Annual Jackman Waterman Classic 
    Long Distance paddle race from Waipu Cove to Mangawhai Heads - Open to qualified lifeguards. For more information contact - Nick Williams (Surf Sports Director) - nickwill@xtra.co.nz

    February  Annual Lifeguard Longboard Nationals 
    Open to all current and past lifeguards from all over NZ and the world. Into its 20th year this iconic event has become a staple for the surfing core of the SLS movement and every year the event is treated to good times both in the water and on dry land. information
Our lifeguards will be patrolling between 10am-4pm (Dec-Feb) on weekends and public holidays through to Easter 2014. 

Wined About Bikes(copy)Wined About Bike Tours

Try something new this summer that is just a little bit out of the ordinary.
Tours include:
  • Wine and olives
  • Chocolate treat
  • Art and crafts
  • Cycle 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

Fig' n Delicious

!cid image001 jpg@01CEE7A8Luscious figs are about to ripen at the Fig’n Delicious orchard. Our fruit is spray free and ready to eat off the tree. Come and see us at the Saturday Mangawhai Market! Small quantities of fresh figs can be bought from the chiller at Fig’n Delicious orchard, King Road on the weekends. Phone 094315127.
French Sugar is a flourishing variety with large sized fruit, a green to violet skin colour, and luscious sweet amber flesh.  It has a honeyed flavour and fruits mid-February – end of March.
San Piero is a medium to large sized fruit and the flesh and pulp are a burgundy to purple colour with a rich creamy strong flavour.  It fruits mid-season about March - April.
Adriatic is a medium sized fruit. It has a greenish skin and succulent rose strawberry coloured flesh with a strong, rich, creamy flavour. It fruits mid to late in the season about April - May.

Ridge back Fishing and Dive Charters

Fishing 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  



Beach and Country Market

The Domain
Sunday:  23rd February 
A country market of foods, wines, arts crafts and entertainment

Village Market

 Village Market(copy)
Every Saturday morning Mangawhai Village market  Village Hall  9am until 1pm

For your Information needs

Carters Mangawhai Information Centre

Location is Molesworth Drive, Mangawhai Heads, outside the Golf Club Open Saturdays 11am - 5pm and Sundays 11am - 1pm. Ph 09 431 5090.
Just arrived and nowhere to stay?  Call into the Centre and the staff will help you find somewhere. Outside the above hours the phone is manned by the Duty Motel (no calls after 10pm please)
email mangawhaiinfo@xtra.co.nz


Coming up in March 

Mangawhai Walking Weekend - March 28th - 30th 2014
Mangawhai Food & Wine Festival  Saturday 29th march  3.00-7.00pm Gate Sales ticket $30
Entertainment provided by Mermaids


The next newsletter is due out  March   2014
if you have any news you want included please send it to us before   February 20th 2014
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