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Newsletter June July 2014

May in the Winterless North
 through to Queens Birthday in June...

Still lovely, warm and sunny here guys! You may need some socks (maybe not with jandals tho’ please!) and maybe a jumper for the evening?
Come join us for a surf, a swim, or just a walk on the beach – sand between your toes – don’t you just sooo deserve it!

Emma 131 


Chocoalate Heaven Awaits

1st  2nd &  3rd MAY   At 1pm-2pm Bennetts School Holiday Children’s Chocolate Making Classes

Its May madness at Bennetts, come see us at our factory shop to treat yourself to our super deals across our chocolates, including hot chocolate stirrers, our award winning marshmallow & many more deals.

Get your cooking chocolate, hot chocolate, eating chocolate, bribing chocolate… in fact chocolate for all seasons and moods here in Mangawhai, the home of Bennetts chocolate. www.bennettsofmangawhai.com

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Treat mum on Mother’s Day, Sunday 11th May with brunch at Bennetts Café & she’ll receive a chocolate surprise.
Don’t forget to hop onto our Facebook page; like & share and go into the draw to win our amazing Mother’s Day hamper. 
A great reason to get your family & friends together; come in and enjoy Bennetts Café platters with two free glasses of wine in a relaxed atmosphere. 
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balloonsYou're Invited "Walk your Socks off"

The Walking Weekend may be over but many of the walks are still there, just waiting…
To check out more walks look on our website www.mangawhai.co.nz



Kakariki Logo(copy)Get ready for Winter and stay Healthy

At  Kakariki Health Store 
Quick, easy and tasty ideas to improve your health, lose weight, gain energy.
Total Health Centre lntroductory one hour workshops at
Kakariki Health Store (next to Bennetts in Moir Street, The Village, Mangawhai)

Email or call for further details – Dianne 09 431-5670  info@totalhealth.co.nz

Soul Food

 Music is what Feelings Sound Like!

10 Week Singing Series starting 4th May

Sail-Rock-Cafe---Mangawhai-HeadsEvents at the Sail Rock Cafe

  • Sonic Delusion Trio : Open Your Eyes Tour
Saturday 3rd May  7.00pm
Call to book. 
  • Music Makers
Tuesday 6th     7 - 9pm  
  • Maura and Peter Flower
Friday evenings during May 7-9pm
  • Adam Piggott and Jayne Freeman
On tour from UK
Acoustic - Folk  - Americana
Sat 17th May      7pm

Wood St Shops  Mangawhai Heads Ph 09 431 4051

Sail Rock Café is an iconic Café, Bar & Restaurant at  Mangawhai Heads
  • Open 7 days and 7 nights
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Gluten & Dairy Free Options
  • Bar Snacks & Children’s Menu
  • Pizza’s eat in or take out from 5pm
  • Extensive range of NZ Beers, Wines and Ciders & Guinness on tap


Mangawhai Music Makers

notesWant to try your hand at singing? 
Simply turn up and put your name on the blackboard – and of course listeners are equally welcome.
A sound system is available for use and there is a resident baby grand piano.
From 7- 9pm . First Tuesday of the month

logo-sail-rock-whiteA $2 coin charge per person, this goes towards the promotion of the event.
You can contact Maura on 021 1648318 to talk talent!
Food and beverage available with special rates for this event. 

smashed-pipi-1Smashed Pipi Cafe & bar

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 use Espresso coffee, from Auckland’s Jungle coffee.
The bar offers an excellent selection of local and New Zealand wines; beers including low alcohol & low carb beer. Steinlager, Mac’s, Lion Red and Speight's on tap. Plus premium spirits, cocktails, liqueurs, soft drinks and fruit juices. 
40 Moir St, Mangawhai Ph 09-431 4848


Where Locals Meet to Eat
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Open From 9am 7 Days

Over the last few years Sandbar has established itself as Mangawhai Heads own "Place to go". We promise the warmest of welcomes to all, whenever you visit. Our menu is ever evolving using fresh, locally sourced & produced ingredients whenever possible.
Our wine list is proudly New Zealand focused, with a strong presence of our local producers - Lochiel Estate, Estuary Vineyard, Millars Vineyard & Te Whai Bay.
We serve Atomic's Veloce Coffee (100% fair trade).
Whether you are looking for a quiet afternoon drink soaking up the Northland sun in our courtyard, a coffee and a light bite to eat on the couch by the fireplace, or an A La Carte experience in our cosy 30 seat dining room, we are well equipped to cater to your needs. Just drop in to see us!
 7 Wood St,  (off Fagan Place) Mangawhai Heads  09-431 5587

Q-BarQ Cafe & Restaurant

Find us in Mangawhai Village (opposite Carters)
6/41 Moir St Mangawhai
Mondays Closed....( Observed Holidays Open 8am to 8pm? )
Tuesdays: Open 8am to 8pm
Wednesday: Open 8am to 8pm
Thursday: Open 8am to 8pm
Friday Open 8am to 8.30pm....
Saturday: Open 8am to 9pm
Sunday:   Open 8am to 8pm
Pizza and Pasta dishes, all home made.

Light meals, sandwiches and soups
Soups, Entrees, Mains,  Fish Meals, Deserts, Pizza, Authentic North Chinese cooking,  
BYO   No Corkage- take away your empty bottles

Phone orders for Pizza and fish & Chips on 09 4315226.
PH 09-431 5226

Harvest-CafeHarvest Cafe

For the best in fun service and a great breakfast, lunch, brunch … see Kris and his team at the Harvest Café. Tapas and burgers on Thursday to Sunday evenings too!
198 Molesworth  Drive Mangawhai Heads Ph 09 431 4111


Frog & Kiwi  Cafe Restaurant

Located at the Hub
6 Molesworth Drive Mangawhai Village
Open daily 9– 2.30 and 6-10pm
Where French fusion takes place under the talented David and the beautiful Nathalie.
A sure gastronomic delight!!

6 Molesworth Drive  Mangawhai Ph 09-431 4439

mang The Mangawhai Tavern

Mangawhai’s only waterfront café serving Brunch, Light Meals and Main Meals all day
2 Moir St, Mangawhai PH 09-431 4505

Music at the Tavern

  • Saturday 3 May l- Side Track  - 8.30pm Free entry
  • Saturday 10 May -  Mangawhai International Comedy Night  Gordon Southern & Marcel Lucont from UK David Oakes from  Scotland  MC Neil Elston Dinner & Show $40.00
    Show only $20.00
  • Saturday 17th Mayl - The Goods Farewell Party 8.30pm " Farewell & Thanks You Guys Rock!!"
  • Saturday 24th Mayl - Tina Turner Tribute Show 8.30pm  Dinner & Show $35.00  Show only $15.00
  • Saturday 31st  May -Cornerstone Roots & Three Houses Down tickets $20.00
  • Sunday 1 June Side Track from 3.30pm  Hots spit Roast from 4.00 pm
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Tina Turner Cindy(copy)  


Golf ClubMangawhai Golf Club

Our well-stocked Golf Shop displays an excellent range of apparel, golfing needs and accessories at very competitive prices. Being a club-owned facility, our aim is to keep prices as low as possible and offer members and visitors a wide selection of quality golfing items and accessories. Our range is constantly being updated and we highlight leading brands like Titleist, Footjoy, MotoCaddy, Powakaddy and Sporte Leisure.
Hire clubs, trundlers and electric carts are available (pre-booking advisable) and snack foods, confectionery and refreshments are on sale.
May 9-11  First National Invitational
June 1 Sail Rock Mixed Open


 For more details and other events for club and affiliated members, go to www.mangawhaigolf.co.nz

   Wined About Bike Tours

  • head logo 1   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.
Ph 021 945050
www.winedabout.co.nz     Email fun@winedabout.co.nz
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club logoQueen’s Birthday Fishing Competition 

The Mangawhai Fishing Club will be holding a Club Members Day Out on the Sunday of Queen’s Birthday weekend starting at 6am with a weigh-in between 3-4pm. For more inforamtion contact Trevor on 027 432 8774.


Village Market

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Every Saturday morning Mangawhai Village market  Village Hall  9am until 1pm

Information-CentreFor your Information needs

Carters Mangawhai Information Centre

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

NB  The next newsletter  will be for July & August

The next newsletter is due out May    2014 and will cover all events  for July & August  2014 
if you have any news you want included please send it to us before  June  20th 2014
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