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Newsletter April 2014

Easter-bunny-1April and its Easter...

Celebrate your Easter in Mangawhai and enjoy the never ending fun that is Mangawhai

Bennetts-in-pinkBennetts’, 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
Boot Camp
Brynderwyns Bush Tramp to Marunui Trig
Doggy Walk
Estuary to Ocean
Henrys’ Bush and Farm
Mangawhai Cliff Top Walk
Panoramic Mangawhai
Ramblers’ Food Experience
Romance on the Kaipara
Tamahunga Summit
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
Brynderwyn Trig
Dunns Bush
King Country
Leagues Bush
Matheson Bay to Goat Island
Mangawhai Cliff Top Walk
McKenzie Limestone Hill Scenic Reserve
Pakiri Cliff Walk
Photography Walk
Sunrise Walk
Tanekaha Forest Track
Te Arai
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

Easter-NightThursday 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 logoTimberworld’s 10th Easter Fishing Competition

Saturday 19th April at Mangawhai Fishing Club

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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.”
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sail-rock-logoEvents 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

Live music 

  • 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

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 .

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-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
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

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

frognkiwiFrog & 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

Mangawhai Pub  Mangrove Estuary0164 2 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

  • MTV118311-Beatles-poster(copy)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
Introducing Abbey Road-The New Zealand Beatles Tribute Show
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’.

eastern-bridge-press-hi-res(copy)The Eastern
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.
video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ef80lvhdzaw&noredirect=1

**Easter Sunday 
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.

KakarikiKakariki Logo(copy)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)
  • Wednesday 9th April 12noon
  • Tuesday 15th April 7pm
  • Saturday 26th April 11am
Email or call for further details –
Dianne 09 431-5670  info@totalhealth.co.nz


Golf ClubMangawhai Golf Club

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


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

  • Our lifeguards will be patrolling between 10am-4pm (Dec-Feb) on weekends and public holidays through to Easter 2014. 

MuseumMangawhai Museum on Molesworth Drive
 Easter Saturday & Sunday Book Fair  

Saturday 19th April  & Sunday 20th April    9am - 1pm

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  lyndsay@strongca.co.nz
For more information and to view flyer  click here

Beach and Country Market

The Domain
Easter Market  Saturday  19th April  3 - 6pm
A country market of foods, wines, arts crafts and entertainment
Car boot sites available
Stall holders welcome
Live entertainment
Enquiries: Sue – 0274 586 144 toriamartin@hotmail.com

Village Market

 Village Market(copy)
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


Mangawhai Business Development Association AGM 

Tuesday  15th April 2014 700 pm
Venue:  Smashed Pipi Café 

All welcome

• Apologies
• Present
• 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

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