April and its Easter...
Celebrate your Easter in Mangawhai and enjoy the never ending fun that is Mangawhai
Bennetts’, our very own Chocolatiers, have an awesome line up of events for all the family including an Easter egg hunt with Classic hits, children’s events and radio competitions. See their details in this newsletter.
March 28th - 30th 2014 Mangawhai Walking Weekend is almost here! Bring your boots – with 19 walks to choose from; whatever your style, there is a walk for you www.mangawhaiwalkingweekend.co.nz
Mangawhai Walking Weekend The walking capital of New Zealand
Adventure in Mangawhai Park
Brynderwyns Bush Tramp to Marunui Trig
Estuary to Ocean
Henrys’ Bush and Farm
Mangawhai Cliff Top Walk
Ramblers’ Food Experience
Romance on the Kaipara
Tanekaha Falls Track
Tanekaha Forest Track
Te Arai Unwrapped
Thornleigh Farm Walk
Tomarata Lakes to the Beach
Waipu Caves Experience
Waipu Coastal Trail
Bald Rock and Pukekaroro
Matheson Bay to Goat Island
Mangawhai Cliff Top Walk
McKenzie Limestone Hill Scenic Reserve
Pakiri Cliff Walk
Tanekaha Forest Track
Waipu Coastal Walk
Saturday 29th march 3- 7pm At the Olive Grove, Insley Street Mangawhai
Mangawhai Food and Wine Festival
Featuring The Mermaids :Relax and dance with The Mermaids, a lively trio of beautiful women with dynamic voices and glamorous style. The Mangawhai Food & Wine festival is a lively afternoon event so gather your friends and your dancing shoes and come along for some fun under the olive trees. www.mangawhaiwalkingweekend.co.nz/wineandfood.htm
Bennetts Easter Chocolate
Visit in Chocolaterie, in iconic Bennetts building, at 52 Moir Street, Mangawhai.
Open daily 9.00am – 5pm. Phone 09 431 5500
Bennetts Cafe open 8.30-4.00pm Daily
Internet Launch We’re really proud to launch our new styled website. www.bennettsofmangawhai.com
Buy online & receive a free 60g chocolate bar for the first month. T's & C's apply
Thursday 17th April. Bennetts Easter Hunt with Classic Hits
Listen to Mike and Charmaine who will give clues out between 7am-9am Easter Thursday 17th of April. Each clue will lead the listeners to a location where the Classic Hits truck will be on-site with an egg hidden around that location. The Egg will have a number on it that will relate to a delicious sweet treat from Bennetts making your Easter that little bit sweeter!
Thursday 17th April at 5-8pm. Easter Shopping Evening
For some chocolate tasting and a splash of bubbly and not to forget 10% off everything!
Friday 18th April. Kids Easter Colouring in Competition
Bring the Kids down to Bennetts’ Chocolates to have some fun in our market square between 11am and 2pm. (Limited seats available). Winners will be chosen after 3PM on the 18th April so don’t go too far away from Bennetts’. Prizes available for the following age groups 3-4, 5-6 and 7-8 year olds with some spot prizes available during the day.
22nd, 23rd & 24th April and 28th, 29th, 30th & 31st April. Plus 1st, 2nd & 3rd May. At 1pm-2pm
School Holiday Children’s Chocolate Making Classes
Back By Popular Demand!!! Our famous children’s chocolate making class.
Spots go fast, so get your kids in early!
Sunday the 13th April. Grand Wedding Fair at Sky City
Visit us at Sky City Convention Centre for this years ‘Grand Wedding Fair’ between 9am – 4pm. We will be showcasing Bennetts of Mangawhai and our beautiful chocolates. http://www.weddingshow.co.nz
Celebrating the Feijoa Season
In conjunction with NZ Feijoa Association, Classic Hits and Coast Kitchen
Listen to the instant winner weekends, to celebrate the Feijoa season and to win Bennetts award winning Feijoa selections.
2-6 April Classic Hits
11th April Coast Kitchen
18th April Coast Kitchen
25th April Coast Kitchen
30th April – 4th May Classic Hits
2nd May Coast Kitchen
Timberworld’s 10th Easter Fishing Competition
Saturday 19th April at Mangawhai Fishing Club
Fishing starts at 6pm and the weigh in is from 4pm – 5pm at the Clubrooms at Alamar Crescent Mangawhai Heads. Boats must leave from the harbour on the morning of the competition and all Fishing Club and NZ Sports Fishing Council rules must be adhered to.
There’ll be heaps of prizes for all the major species, a Ladies section and some very good spot prizes too. A mammoth Fish Auction will also be held after the Weigh In with all proceeding going towards the Club Boat Ramp extension project.
The Clubrooms will be open with cold drinks and hot food available.
Entry is $20 for Seniors and $5 for Juniors (up to age 13).
Entries close at 10am on the morning of the competition. Get your tickets from Darryl at Mangawhai Fishing & Tackle at the Wood Street shops. Any enquiries please contact Rob: 021 2505034 or Buck: 0274 874128
“In the unlikely event that the competition is canceled the prize giving will go ahead with Ticket Draws for all prizes. Ticket holders must be present to claim prizes.”
Events at the Sail Rock Cafe
Poetry with Sam Hunt
Date to be Confirmed ( End April or Early May)
NZ’s most celebrated and eminent poet Sam Hunt
Price to be confirmed and call to book.
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
- Friday 28th March Allanah May, Laurie & Craig 7-9pm
- Friday 4th April Maura & Peter Flower 7-9pm
- Friday 11th April Allanah May, Laurie & Craig 7-9pm
- Thursday 17th April Maura & Peter Flower 7-9pm
- Friday 25th April Allanah May, Laurie & Craig 7-9pm
- Sunday 20th Jon E Clist 1-3pm
Mangawhai Music Makers
Want 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 .
A $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 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 Cafe & Restaurant
Find us in Mangawhai Village (opposite Carters)
6/41 Moir St Mangawhai
Open Mondays at 5pm to 8pm....( Observed Holidays Open 8am to 8pm? )
Tuesdays: Open 9am to 8pm
Wednesday: CLOSED ALL DAY.
Thursday: Open 9am to 8pm
Friday" Open 9am to 8.30pm....( Observed Holidays 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
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 Natalie.
A sure gastronomic delight!!
6 Molesworth Drive Mangawhai Ph 09-431 4439
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
Introducing Abbey Road-The New Zealand Beatles Tribute Show
- Saturday 5th April- Side Track - 8.30pm Free entry
- Saturday 12th April - The Beatles Tribute Show - 8.30pm Dinner & Show $35.00 Show only $15.00
- Thursday 17th April - The Eastern Tickets on sale Eventfinder & The Tavern Pre sales $ 20 Door Sales $25
- Friday 18th April - Good Friday open for lunch and dinner
- Saturday 20th April - Easter Saturday - Yesbiisu w' Fat Man Door entry $5 or free to Mangawhai Tavern VIP card members
- Sunday 21st April -Open for lunch and dinner **
- Saturday 26th April The Damage 8.30pm Free entry
This is a show that rekindles the memories of the most influential force in modern popular music.
Named after the final album the FAB FOUR recorded together, Abbey Road perform for you a 3 part (3*50 minute) live show, with costume changes, that is nothing but Beatles all night long!
The first part takes you back to the "Cavern Club" days in Liverpool; black suits and ties, with white shirts and 'mop tops', singing classic songs from the first 3 albums;
'Please Please me', 'With the Beatles', and 'A Hard Days Night'
The second part introduces their early musical exploration era: black polo neck jerseys with acoustic guitars and keyboards, showing their great variety of musical styles, taken from the next four albums;
'Beatles for Sale', 'Help', 'Rubber Soul' and 'Revolver'.
At last it's time to don the Sgt Pepper costumes for a finale that is all colour and splendour; featuring a musical selection from; 'Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band', 'The White Album', 'Abbey Road' and 'Let it Be'.
The Abbey Road NZ Beatles show had been performing together for the past eleven years and have played at numerous venues and festivals-Blues brews and barbecues, world rowing championships, sky city casino's, numerous workingmen's club, masters games in Wanganui, Mills reef festival, to name but a few! Also features a selection of Post Beatles songs such as ‘Imagine’ and ‘Band on the Run’.
The Eastern are a string band that roars like a punk band, that swings like a gospel band, that drinks like a country band, that works like a bar band, that hopes like folk singers, and sings love songs like union songs, and writes union songs like love songs, and wants to slow dance and stand on tables, all at the same time. Whether roaring as their big six piece string band or swinging the loud lonesome sound as a two piece and averaging over 200 shows a year, The Eastern can hold it down in all settings for all comers.
Constantly on tour The Eastern have played in every nook and corner of the good isles of New Zealand, and have broken strings and dented floors in parts beyond. From Papanui to Portland, Shirley to Sydney they’ve seen more than their share of barrooms and street corners, but treat any opportunity to hold it down and play as a gift and one they’d be fools to waste. They play like they mean it, like it’s all they know how do…because they do and it is.
Enjoy our Hot Spit Roast on Easter Sunday afternoon - made even more enjoyable with live music from Riverhead Slide w' Gail Ludlow.
Please note that entry for all patrons on Easter Sunday is only if you are joining us to order a meal either from our comprehensive menu choices or our special Hot Spit roast of the day - adults $14.50 Children - $8.50 - Family of 4 $42.00 (2 adults & 2 children 12yrs or under)
All children will receive a free Easter egg with their meals.
Get Your Motor Running
At Kakariki Health Store Quick, easy and tasty ideas to improve your health, lose weight, gain energy.
Total Health Centre
April introductory one hour workshops at
Kakariki Health Store (next to Bennetts in Moir Street, The Village, Mangawhai)
Email or call for further details –
- Wednesday 9th April 12noon
- Tuesday 15th April 7pm
- Saturday 26th April 11am
Dianne 09 431-5670 email@example.com
Mangawhai Golf Club
For more details and other events for club and affiliated members, go to www.mangawhaigolf.co.nz
- Friday 4th Museum Fund Raiser
- Sunday 6th Handicap Pennants (Men) @ Mangawhai
- Sunday 20th April Barfott &Thompson Mixed Open
- Thursday 24th April Mangawhai Beach School Fundraiser
Mangawhai Heads Volunteer Lifeguard Service
- Our lifeguards will be patrolling between 10am-4pm (Dec-Feb) on weekends and public holidays through to Easter 2014.
Mangawhai Museum on Molesworth Drive
Saturday 19th April & Sunday 20th April 9am - 1pm
Easter Saturday & Sunday Book Fair
Did you know people come from overseas, well Australia, to attend this fair – one of the biggest book fairs in New Zealand!
Using Technology to Grow Your Business
Tuesday 8th April 4pm - 6.30pm
The Hub 6 th Molesworth Drive
RSVP 09 431 4521 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information and to view flyer click here
Beach and Country Market
Easter Market Saturday 19th April 3 - 6pm
A country market of foods, wines, arts crafts and entertainment
Car boot sites available
Stall holders welcome
Enquiries: Sue – 0274 586 144 email@example.com
Every Saturday morning Mangawhai Village market Village Hall 9am until 1pm
For 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
Outside the above hours the phone is manned by the Duty Motel (no calls after 10pm please)
- Open Saturdays 11am - 5pm and Sundays 11am - 1pm. Ph 09 431 5090.
Mangawhai Business Development Association AGM
Tuesday 15th April 2014 700 pm
Venue: Smashed Pipi Café
• Minutes Previous AGM
• Business Arising
• Presidents Report
• Treasurers Report
• Election of officers for 2014/2015
• Discussion of direction for 2014/2015
• Thanks outgoing committee, welcome
NB The next newsletter will be for May & June
The next newsletter is due out May 2014 and will cover all events for May and June 2014
if you have any news you want included please send it to us before April 20th 2014