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

Newsletter August September 2015

Transitioning out of winter into Spring


Winter Time Snapper Fishing 


                                        Fathers Day



Daffodil Day                         MARKETS

                        News and Views

Just a great place to be...............


Mangawhai Information

Wanting up to date info on Mangawhai?  For where to Stay, What to Do, Where to eat or a directory of Local Business contact information check out our Website or Facebook page. 

PLUS we also have a Lost and Found Mangawhai  facebook page, offering visitors a convenient, one-stop source for the exchange of lost and found property. Be seen publicly for rapid recovery. 


info centre-954Carters Mangawhai Information Centre 

221 Molesworth Drive, Mangawhai Heads
Off Season Hours:
Friday 2-5pm
Saturday 11am - 5pm
Sunday 10am - 1pm

Outside these hours the phone is manned by the Duty Motel - no calls after 10pm please. 

Carter's Mangawhai Information Centre is located on Molesworth Drive, Mangawhai Heads (at the entrance to the Mangawhai Golf Club) and is run by volunteers to assist all visitors to the area, both domestic and international.  Full information on accommodation, eating out, activities and events.

For more information contact Val Cleaver
(09) 09 431 4042 Mob: 021 619 311
Email: mangawhaiinfo@xtra.co.nz or
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MBDA logoImportant Dates 

Daffodil Day 28th August 
Fathers Day Sunday 6th September
End of term 3 25th September
Daylight savings starts Sunday 27th September

MBDA Meet and Greet Workshop

With a view to aiding future promotion and growth of Mangawhai, the Mangawhai Business Development Association (MBDA) held a ‘meet and greet’ evening at the Golf Club last Tuesday inviting allcomers to combine their vision for a future Mangawhai.
Marshalled into groups and prompted by MBDA Chair Richard Gunson, the attendees listed and discussed their vision of a future direction for Mangawhai. This covered all sectors of the community from the servicing of permanent locals, regular visitors, tourists, schooling, business and leisure opportunities and generally raising the overall profile of the town and capitalising on creating points of difference.

Noting that there were in the vicinity of 47 building consents issued for Mangawhai in May and coupled with the current building activity, optimism on future growth for Mangawhai appears well founded.

The MBDA would like to thank those who attended, notes taken are being collated and will be presented for further discussion at another gathering on approx 16th September (to be confirmed). Anyone requiring information about the meeting or the MBDA should refer to mangawhai.co.nz or contact Richard Gunson on 431 4675.


MPL Landscape Supplies

Materials Processing Ltd are solid waste recovery experts in the upper North Island.

Our retail site in Mangawhai Heads sells landscape products and offers a recycling facility. Cardboard, paper, plastic bottles, bags and film, steel and aluminium cans, scrap metal, wood and green waste, concrete, and rubbish bags for transfer are all accepted. Many of the MPL end-products are available at the Mangawhai Heads site as landscape products such as mulch, compost, aggregates and pavers made from recycled concrete.


August's moon in brief by Richard Guyton
From August 28 to the end of the month, the full moon phase will quiet you down and let things settle in the garden as well.

n Full moon phase from July 31 to August 3 (4th and 5th good for sowing root crops). 
n Last quarter from the 4th to the 11th, known as the "barren" period.
n Cultivate and prune (11th and 12th, sow more root crops.)
n New moon phase from the 13th to the 18th with the new moon falling on the 15th.
n First quarter phase from the 19th to the 27th and a very good time for sowing and planting.

MPL Landscape Supplies
Ph 09 431 5445 102 
Mangawhai Heads Rd Mangawhai Heads



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Mangawhai's Amazing Race

Sunday August 2
10am Start
Te Arai Beach
8-10 Team members
$20 per team
Be there, Lots of fun and prizes.

For all those tuff guys and gals out there into team sports, mud runs and the like, why not try something a little different, challenging and fun – plus try and out-muscle our Magawhai Cadet troop.

It’s a casual 18km beach jaunt, but on steroids! It’s a team exercise so choose your best 8 - 10 team members but ‘best’ is not necessarily the strongest or fastest.

Starting at Te Arai teams head towards Pakiri then back along the beach all the way to Black Swamp Road, 18km in total with eight compulsory ‘exercises’ along the way that they must complete before continuing. This is where the team work comes in, brain versus brawn, and where teams can win bonus points or time penalties where they have to sit out for 10 minutes.

We can’t disclose the exercises as they are secret but can say the first will be a beach dig where teams must find three different items which sets the teams off at different times.

Read more here

For more information and registrations email mangawhaicadetunit@yahoo.co.nz or ph Sandra 0274 680 251. Limited no. of teams.


Daffodil Day

This year we are celebrating the 25th nationwide Daffodil Day and we want to make it our most successful appeal yet.  Click here for more information. 




Wined About Bike Tours

Mon - Sun:
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
$40 per person

Phone 09 9450580

Wined about bike Tours offers a unique experience to enjoy the natural attributes of Mangawhai countryside as well as a fun cycling experience. The tours are self guided and our maps will guide you as you cycle at your own pace, spending as much or as little time as you like at the various stops.

Choosing from Art & Chocolate, Olives and Wine or going on your own path - flat and rolling hills. Tours are also a great idea for Hens, Bucks and Birthday or corporate events.
View our tours at www.winedabout.co.nz or call 09 9450580 or 021945050

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MHVLS - Annual General Meeting
Saturday, August 8 at 12:00pm

Hi all - our 2015 AGM is coming up fast. I will have the Nomination Forms available a.s.a.p. If you are interested in standing for a position or want to know more about getting involved in the Club email mangawhaisurfclub@xtra.co.nz or give me a bell on (021)907066.

For enquiries email mangawhaisurfclub@xtra.co.nz

restoration aug-603Restoration plan for the Mangawhai Heads sand dunes

Saturday 15th August
10am till noon
The Northland Regional Council, Kaipara District Council and the community are working together on a restoration plan for the Mangawhai Heads sand dunes, which are suffering serious deterioration due to the impact of people and the invasion of weeds. The project aims to replant the back dune and re-establish vegetation of the fore dune within a staged 3 year programme.

Laura Shaft, CoastCare co-ordinator for NRC has provided the plan, in consultation with Dr David Bergin of the Dunes Trust, and is funding plants and materials. Adrian Birkbeck of KDC is providing support and funding for weed control, and I am providing the link into the community.

Stage 1, during the current winter and spring, will focus on the section immediately north of the Surf Club along to opposite the toilets and wi ll involve taping walkway boundaries and the foot of the dune to keep folk off the restoration area, and planting of spinifex and pingao on open sand, wiwi and flax in the back dune, preceded by weed control.

A community planting day is planned for Saturday 15th August from 10am until noon. I am seeking support from as many community groups as I can so please put this in your diary if you can possibly help. The day will go ahead wet or fine (plants love water!). If you think you can make it a quick reply to gordon.hosking@xtra.co.nz, without any commitment, would give me an indication of numbers I can expect. 

We would greatly appreciate your support.


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Q Cafe and Ambers Kitchen

Closing on the 15th August and reopen on the 22nd September 2015. We are off to China for Niece's wedding.

5:00pm - 8:00pm 
9:00am – 8:00pm
9:00am – 8:00pm
9:00am – 8:30pm
9:00am – 9:00pm
9:00am – 8:00pm

A fun place to dine that is great value for money and has lots of atmosphere. 

Dine in or takeaway, we cater for the family, locals and travelers. We have a Breakfast Menu, a Lunch Menu, and an Evening Menu, serving North Chinese, Kiwi and Seafood and from 10am through to closing we have a full Pizza menu with 4 different sizes and 22 different toppings  with Gluten free available. Plus homemade Pasta's, Fettuccine and Lasagne. Also Keripies, Muffins, Soups and Chowders, toasted Sandwiches and sandwiches made to order. B.Y.O. No corkage Fee, “IF” you take your empties home.


We are ready to retire and are on the market. If you think you can picture yourself running your own restaurant give us a call (09)431 5226.

You've tried the rest, now try the best!!

The Village, Mangawhai
09 431 5226

The Mangawhai Tavern

Address: 2 Moir Street, Mangawhai 0505
Phone:09-431 4505
Hours: Open today · 11:00 am - 1:00 am

Mangawhai Tavern is the place to visit in the North. Right on the water – serving cold beer, chilled wine, and mighty fine pub food. You’re welcome.

Take it easy with great music and food at the iconic Mangawhai Tavern, day and night

Hunting & Fishing Results
Heaviest Snapper
1st - Chooky Hay 6.548kg
2nd - Tony Comin 6.107kg
3rd - Chooky Hay 5.937kg

Heaviest Gurnard
1st - Emmy Harris 1.156kg
2nd - Neihanna Oldfield 1.115kg
3rd - Emmy Harris 0.948kg

Heaviest Boar
1st - Barry Beston 72.9kg

Mangawhai Tavern is famous for hosting top gigs throughout the year and especially the summer season. Check out our website to see whats coming up www.mangawhaitavern.co.nz

Mangawhai Tavern Quiz Night
Kicking off Tuesday August 4th 7pm! Register your team of 4 (make sure there is a brainy one amongst them). Free Garlic Bread on the table if you can get your act together

Handle Club & Pool Night
Every Wednesday 6pm
Come join Mangawhai Tavern's Handle Club & Pool Club Night, every Wednesday from 6pm onwards. Complementary bar snacks, ladies wine night raffles.

Summer Line up
Stay tuned for some VERY cool gig announcements for the summer circuit.

tav aug-353Time to eat!
Freshly baked muffins and a flat white! Only $7. Come on down.

Lunch and dinner. Roast lamb, beef, chicken or pork (alternating weekly) served with potato, kumara, pumpkin, greens and gravy $18.50.

Come along and enjoy the beautiful view!

sailrock aug-633-374-482Sail Rock Cafe, Bar & Restaurant

Open 6 day & 6 nights
Closed Wednesdays
Eat in or Take Out
ll Day Breakfast - Lunch – Dinner

We will be closed from 2nd August and reopen Thursday 3rd September

Bar Snacks * Kids Menu * Desserts * Pizza from 5.30pm


Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 5.30pm -6.30pm $15 Meal Deals
A variety of options available.    Beef, Lamb, Fish & Chicken

Pizza Loyalty Card
Pizza from 5.30pm eat in or take out
When ordering your next Pizza – Ask about our new loyalty card and how this can work for you. Conditions apply. Pizzas are available to take out or eat in. Gluten & Dairy Free options.

Food & Beverage available
Great selection of local and NZ wines by the glass and bottle
An extensive range of gluten Free meal options


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Email: sailrockcafe@gmail.co.nz    www.sailrockcafe.co.nz
09 4314051 Wood Street Shops Mangawhai Heads

Mangawhai Museum

Molesworth Drive Mangawhai Heads
Open 7 days from 9am until 4pm
 (Jessie’s cafe and museum shop open from 10am).

Mangawhai Museum has had a steady start since opening in December and a number of special exhibits are opening.

museum june-181War comes to Mangawhai
Come in and see our special display entitled “War Comes to Mangawhai”  It will be well worth visiting showing various aspects of how our district was touched and affected by WWII. The display will be available for viewing through to October. 

Other displays have inspiring stories to tell as well as classic kiwiana accounts of leisure at the beach, fishing and boating. 

75th anniversary of the Niagara sinking
On June 20th, we hosted a public event supporting our special exhibition and the 75th Anniversary of the sinking of the Niagara by a German mine. We had a great turn out and positive feedback. Guest speaker Keith Gordon wowed the audience with his talk.

jessies cafe-485Jessies Cafe
Enjoy fine coffee, Devonshire teas and old-fashioned delights at Jessie’s Cafe.

Friends of the Museum
So many people have joined us as Friends of the Museum that we are issueing membership cards. People can join ‘Friends of the Museum’ and pay an annual fee to visit the museum any time and be notified of special events and exhibits.

Genealogy group 
A lively Group of experienced and new family researchers meet every third Thursday of the month at 10.30 here at the Museum.

This is an informal group and not affiliated to any genealogical society, although some individual members belong to the NZ Society of Genealogists.

New members are welcome to join us, so if you would like to know more, mark the time in your calendar.

Visit www.mangawhai-museum.org.nz or contact us on info@mangawhai-museum.org.nz or (09)431-4645.

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Rejuvenate, Refresh, Revive

Gift yourself the time to improve your wellbeing. Learn about and enjoy recipes that will create overall health to support a full and fun life.

total health may-875“Dianne has a lovely way with people and has a genuine interest in people’s health and wellbeing. She teaches from the heart and from her valuable life experiences. I feel that I can easily increase the health benefits to my family.”

Put more years into your life and more life into your years and start creating total health one step at a time now!

Call or email now for more details on workshops and retreats, to ask questions or to reserve your place - bookings required - 09 431-5670 or 
dianne@totalhealth.co.nz .  See www.totalhealth.co.nz and click on left hand side workshops and retreats.

Dianne Christensen
Total Health Centre – Health Education the Natural and Simple Way

Email dianne@totalhealth.co.nz
Like us on Facebook
Check out our Website  www.totalhealth.co.nz
D +64 9 431 5670  
M +64 21 741 541

markets aug-968Mangawhai Village Market

Saturday Mornings in August and September 
9am – 1pm Mangawhai Library Hall, 45 Moir Street, Mangawhai

A vibrant local market selling all kinds of produce and goods. Fruit and vegetables, cheese, olive oils, breads, coffee, delicatessen meats, plants, books, clothes, bric-a-brac and much more. There is also a cafe selling coffee, teas and soft drinks, quiches, croissant, cakes and more. A friendly, social way to pass some time on a Saturday morning while picking up all your vital supplies. 

Buskers / Musicians welcome !

Contact details Mangawhai village markets - 
Marita Draper  (09) 431 2195  or on mobile on 021598917     
Email: keith@cheese-shop.co.nz. 

Sarah C Art

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Sarah C Design Corporate Gifts
Say thank you to customers, clients, suppliers and staff with Sarah C Artwork. We can personalise the presentation with your company brand and contact details.

Lots of mediums to choose Calendars, Gloss Panels, Corrugated Iron, Wooden and  Art Blocks. 

Local Mangawhai and beach scenes or generic Kiwiana designs, Motivational Word Art.
Made and designed in Mangawhai.

Any quantity available.

We can organise the delivery local or international

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House Signs
Sarah C House Signs can be made to any size and can have your name or the name of your property and your property number. We can Customise to your space and requirements. Priced per sign depending on size and design. Please email us to find out more info@sarahcdesign.co.nz 

There's a really good selection of work in the Gallery. We are open most days 10am to 4pm. Or give us a call 0800 72 72 42. There's a number of seconds and artists editions (priced accordingly) as well as some ceramic, glass and wooden artworks. Great for you or family and friends. www.sarahc.co.nz

Art Calendars
2016 NZ Art Desk Calendars are now available. Sarah C "Beach and Flax with Sandune" is the October image. Limited stock available at $9 each great for sending overseas! Call into the Gallery or Phone to order

We have ooodles of Tangelos and Mandarins ready! They are fresh from our orchard. Just $3 bag. These have not been sprayed. Call into the Sarah C Art Mangawhai Gallery at 18 Thelma Road South, Mangawhai Heads. We are open most days 10am to 4pm.

Connect with us on Facebook   to get updates of events
Website: http://www.sarahcdesign.co.nz/signs.html.
The Sarah C Gallery  027 572 7242
18 Thelma Road South, Mangawhai Heads, along from the Museum.

Pipi Gallery  

pipi aug-422The Pipi Gallery has a great range of items inspired by the Gallery's works and unique gifts created by practicing artists. Browse the artwork and  meet the team Angella, Arren, and Barbara. 
Our gallery displays a wide selection of New Zealand made products – pottery, glass, jewellery, wood, textiles and floral art containers.

As work is handmade it may vary in size and colour. Barbara has made her mark in NZ with her pottery. She has done it with hard work and dedication to her craft.  She has exhibited many times in group and solo shows and her work is in the permanent collection at the Auckland Memorial Museum !!!


Copperworkx is back up and running, new owners, fabulous copper work in gallery now!

Gavan Riley Jewellery
Gavan's jewellery captures the intricacies and beauty of nature. He combines the skills of carving and jewellery making to render unique pieces of jewellery. Each piece of jewellery is hand carved using the tradition of lost-wax and then cast in silver or gold.

Gavan honed his skills while working with his whanau at The Great Frog rock n roll jewellery shop in London designing jewellery for heavy metal bands, movies and television shows.

It wasn't until he returned to New Zealand where he found the ability to express his real talent, which had arisen from the (re) connection with the land and observations of the surrounding environment, which resulted in his portrayals of indigenous flora and fauna.  

We at Pipi Gallery are very fortunate to have now on display some of Gavan's special one off pieces along with a wide selection of his rings, bracelets, brooches, earrings and pendants.

Prices and sizes availabe on request. We post and package within New Zealand and overseas, or contact us for a Smashed Pipi Gallery gift voucher

Later take a walk on Mangawhai beach or relax and enjoy food and a coffee at the Smashed Pipi Café Bar next door.
Open 9 – 5.30am Daily
40 Moir Street, Mangawhai,
Ph: (09) 431 4849

bennetts aug-436Bennetts of Mangawhai

*We have some special winter price offers going on in our shop currently – stop in to check them out! 

*Our nougat and chocolate coated slivered almonds are back and better than ever – available in the shop and online 

*Our Father’s Day and Christmas ranges will be ready for release in early August

Flavour of the month We're loving our nougat right now! Stop by our Mangawhai store and see Tracy for a mouth-watering taste!

bennetts aug-150Cafe
*The café will be having a $1 coffee day, so watch out on social media for the date to be announced!

Come in to the café to cosy up with our signature hot chocolate & cinnamon brioche or warm your bones with a big bowl of soup, perfect for a winter's day. 

Café open daily 8:30am – 4pm
Shop open daily 9am – 4:30pm 

Bennetts of Mangawhai
52 Moir Street
09 431 5500
Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter!


leabourn may-361Leaborns Passenger Service Ltd 

Leabourn Passenger Service has been involved in the bus and coach industry for 45 years, providing a wide range of passenger transport solutions for various group needs.

Shuttle will not be running over winter, Bookings can be made through the office at the number below. 
For more information and details on the route check the website.

(09) 4237416 or Call 0274714108 to contact the shuttle after business hours. 
W: www.leabourn.co.nz  E: info@leabourn.co.nz 


Where the locals meet to eat

7a WOOD STREET SHOPS (off Fagan Pl.)
(09) 431 5587

burger-406-966Come in and try our Winter specials
Friday - Gourmet Burger & Craft Beer night $25
Wednesday - Fish 'n' Chips plus house beer or wine $25

That's right, Friday Night's Burger & Beer Nights are back.
Kicking off with a Classic Beef n Bacon Burger w Gruyere Cheese & Chipotle Mayo on Brioche.
Matched with East Indies Lager.

Sounds good to Us! Call 4315587 and get yourselves a table. We promise the warmest of welcomes to all, whenever you visit.

Are you wanting to book a group of 8 or more? Book our place for a private function? Want a dining experience for a special occasion? We are well equipped to cater to your needs. Just drop in to see us, Give us a call or email us, if we don't have the right menu we will create one for you!

Sandbar is a local neighborhood eatery. Focusing on fresh, locally sourced food, great wine and excellent coffee with attentive yet relaxed service.

Bike Mangawhai  

110A Moir Point Road Mangawhai Heads 0505
09-431 4546

Mountain Bike Mondays

Held at the Mangawhai Activity Zone (MAZ), young riders are taught skills and safety, along with how to mend a puncture, service the bike and lots more.  This after-school activity is held on Mondays for two age groups, so if you would like to enrol, call 431 4546 or 022 453 4475.

3:15 - 4pm for 5-7 year olds. 8+ starts at 4:15 to 5:15. $5 per rider per session.

Spin Class
Starting this Tuesday at 6:30pm -7:30pm. Bring bike and trainer, drink bottle and towel. Drop me an email or text if you need to hire a trainer. $10 for session or $15 to hire. Hire to buy options available also. Great for general fitness, learn basic skills, improve cadence and weight management over winter. 

rayders aug-248Mangawhai Rayders
The Mangawhai Rayders is a newly formed cycle club. We are currently catering for the road cyclist in Mangawhai and as the club grows we hope to support, encourage and develop the different disciplines of cycling.
The club is run by locals, and encourage all levels to come and join us for a ride or training session. With a wealth of knowledge and experience the club can support the beginner rider and challenge the experienced rider.

Join us for a social ride or training session. See our website for the next ride or more information 


Frog 'n' Kiwi  

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"THE HUB" 6 Molesworth Drive
Mangawhai, New Zealand
09-431 4439
Open Today 9:00am - 2:30pm, 6:00pm - 10:00pm

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Bonjour Everyone, A unique experience coming at the Frog....
Our annual Tour de France!!!

For real french wine and food lovers. A trip around France sampling from the regions. Almost like a degustation menu with 9 gorgeous courses (cook per the Chef David) and each courses with a beautifull French wine!!!
This year the "Tour de France" will stop in some amazing wine regions of France!!! Bourgogne, Loire Valley, Champagne, Beaujolais....and more!!!
Don't miss this very unique evening...
You invite you to dress to impress...OR not.....

Book now 
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Fathers Day
Celebrate this special day!! Bring in your Papa and enjoy a special meal with your loved one.  
Make the most of the sunshine and join us on our new deck for tantalizing food that will have your tastebuds wanting more - Bringing a little of France to the magnificent village of Mangawhai.

Lots of theme nights, fun nights, speciality food nights etc etc... For all events and up to date information www.frogandkiwirestaurant.co.nz or find us on Facebook to see whats coming up next! 

Te Whai Bay Wines

Tasting Room in the Vines
We are a privately owned boutique vineyard nestled in the foothills of the Brynderwyn range in the Mangawhai wine region. Our vineyard is situated on a hillside terrace in a valley described as Northland’s Tuscanny.

We produce handcrafted high quality wines in limited quantities. Our unique range of wines include: Chardonnay, Merlot, Rose, Riesling, Gewutztraminer and Pinot Gris. Great  Gift Ideas. Free Wrapping.

Te Whai twins-988Look who visited us at Kiwis Best Kitchen!!

New opening times: We are now open Saturday and Sunday 10-5 and by appointment during the week.

367 King Rd, Mangawhai
09 9450580 and 021945050
E: tewhaibay@gmail.com


Bennetts Complex
Moir St,  Mangawhai Village
(09) 431 4070


  • Osteopathy, ACC accredited, Tues & Thursdays
  • Massage-therapeutic & relaxation
  • Heavenly Face Massage – Wednesdays am or by appointment
  • Midwives-Antenatal Mondays
  • Pilates-Tues am & Thurs am

*Please note Hypnotherapy & Councelling has moved to Tara Retreat

kakariki june-658Health supplements, organic food ,gifts & homeware, baby clothes & needs.
Jacquelyn Schirmmer,  You can now book online! You can now change your appointment online! You can now do everything online! http://www.mangawhaiosteopathy.co.nz/book-now/. 
Jacquelyn is a resident of Mangawhai,so she is  extending her clinic hours to cater for those who can't make it during working hours. You can now make an early morning or evening appointment, phone Kakariki or check out her website: www.mangawhaiosteopathy.co.nz
Val the Naturopath & massage therapist is now working Fridays through Mondays, including the weekend. Val does naturopathic  consultations , clinical allergy testing & iridology. Please phone Kakariki for an appointment.

Also we have increased our range of bulk organic nuts, fruits & grains, so it's much cheaper for our customers!

We support our local producers: Old Stone House macadamias; Clare's fabulous double fermented Komboucha ;Organic garlic & of course Nora's freshly ground flours. Gluten Free Organic Bread now at Kakariki. The Purebread range of yumminess is now in store. Young Buck with supersede buckwheat and coconut oil. Corn and seed with sesae seeds and linseed. Gluten free, crumble free, G.E. Free

Harvest Blue Café & Bistro  

The fire is lit, it's warm inside!
There's somewhere to hang your jacket....
Soup is on the menu!

harvest aug-698Asian Fusian Night
We're excited about our upcoming Asian Infusion Night, on Thursday, August 6th!
There will be a selection of mains, three courses of delicious Asian food, all for just $45 on one special night. The menu will be posted soon, so hurry and reserve your table now.
For reservations call 431-4111, sorry we can't take reservations over Facebook. We'll take bookings from 6:00 on.

Love to see you there!

Announcing Monday Breakfasts 
A breakfast worth waking up for!

Come to our Mid-Winter Monday Morning Munch, from 8:30 to 10:30. For $18, you get a regular size coffee or tea, and your choice of:

A Hash Brown Tower
Smoky Bacon & Free Range Eggs
Sweet Corn Fritters

Start your day off right with the best breakfast deal in town!

New winter hours:
For the next few weeks we will be closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays.  Also we've changed our daytime operating hours, and will close at 2:00 in the afternoon, instead of 3:00. We'll go back to full week operation soon, stay posted!

We have 2 new local artists displaying their art work.....
Pauline Gough & Toni Smith
All very welcome to call in to view this amazing work!!!

We would like to thank all who joined us on Thursday night for our Italian Night....
It was great fun, the food was "favoloso" (thanks to our two amazing chefs Kris & Lance).
The waitresses (Jaz & Sam) looked "bella ragazza" and Pavarotti sung his heart out (will leave in back of playlist for awhile!)
We are now looking towards our next themed evening of food, fun and friends....
Hope to see you all there!!

198 Molesworth Drive
Mangawhai, New Zealand
09-431 4111
Find us on Facebook

Kaiwaka Community Cinema 

Looking for something to do?
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Kaiwaka War Memorial Hall, 4-6 Kaiwaka Mangawhai Road, Kaiwaka
Enquires ph 431 2225 or 431 2234
Email: clarijsam@xtra.co.nz

Mangawhai Boat and Fishing Club 

The club hosts many events and fishing competitions throughout the year from our Inaugural Big Game Competition Waitangi Weekend through to Ladies Competitions, Take a kid Fishing Day, Interclub competitions and many social events.

Upcoming Event: Mark your Calendars now!
Our 50th AGM - 15th August 2015, all welcome!!

Check back for results on our Queens Birthday Fishing Day!!

Any enquires please contact Rob: 021 2505034 or Buck: 0274 874128


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Jennys Rural Craft Shop  

134 kaiwaka & Mangawhai Road, Kaiwaka
Phone: 09 4312826
Wed: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sun: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Have you been to visit Mangawhais newest outlet? Lots of more crafts in the shop. You must come and have a look!

Jenny's rural craft shop is a small business in kaiwaka  that sells offers a large selection of locally, top of the range, arts and crafts based on local Kiwi ingenuity to provide an extensive range of products for you. Some of which include hand knitting, using many locally sourced yarns including wool and alpaca timber crafts, pottery, goat skins, candles, soaps, jewellery and Jewellery  boxes made out of Goose eggs.and many more exciting finds.  Come in and see us!  

We have warm jumpers and cardigan for all ages. There are nice things for birthdays and other special accession. New children stock as arrived. We also have Gift Vouchers available. Ideal for special occasions. 

Check us out on Facebook

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At Beauty Within we offer a friendly relaxed atmosphere, non pressured, confidential service. 

​We are fully qualified beauticians with an accumulation of 19 years experience offering a range of beauty treatments for men & women including waxing, facials, manicure,pedicure, electrolysis, eyelash eyebrow tinting, brow shaping, spray tanning, gift vouchers & retail shopping in the studio & online at www.skinandbeautynz.
Enjoy a Winter/spring vinylux manicure which incl
nail shape, cuticle, nail plate exfoliation & tidy hand massage
1 bottle of vinylux week long wear polish to wear & take home all for $45.00

You will find us @ 2159 cove road, Mangawhai with plenty of off street parking. 

Wendy & Teneille
Beauty Within



Smashed Pipi Cafe, Resturant & Bar

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Pipi is changing hands!!

Here's to you all!

Here's to the wonderful staff we have employed over the years at the Smashed Pipi Cafe & Bar, We will miss you all, 
Thank you to Sharon Mathieson for all your years to Lou Sutton & Nat for your energy, to David & Aaron Jenkins, Tyler (RED), Vinny & Danika, Thanks for the laughs & fun times, to John Boy & Tony Ganley for the wise cracks, Cheers to Shizuka Ayabe, Chiho Malyon & Alice for the awesome coffee! 

To Vicki, Shari, Olivia and Caleb Rynn, how great it was to work with you all. 

Cheers to the beautiful Nadine Chapman and Tori, Nicole & Shannon Robertson, Sam Scott & Brett who we loved to have around always with a smile and a good story. 
Steve Mulqueen who ditched us for the Frog. Still love ya tho!

Michael & Katie Schmidt, who came and went, gorgeous Gemma Smith, Kristin McInnes, Sarah Busbridge, & Stevie Wintle who also lovingly came and went, we thank you for your loyalty, your weekends and holidays. Cheers to Sheryl Hayes for the speedy Pizza's and Aliesha Hayes for your patience during those busy bar service and rugby nights, your shots & cocktail making skills will definitely be missed!
To Paul McLiver and Nikki for picking up the pieces after a busy night, to Keri Hadfield for the amazing Kerioke... Those were the days, lovely Petra the songbird we'll miss you both, and Dean Carter (Punga) for the amazing NYE's we had, couldn't quite give you up!

To Levonne Lesley for the melting moments, Eden Hockenhull-Church for putting up with Shel in the kitchen over summer, and of course our team Nina Lynnell, Marine Gayford, Jess, Sandy & Jen Gorden, Without you all the Pipi wouldn't have been such a great place to be, and without all our regular customers we wouldn't have loved it as much as we have.

Cheers to our family, they have stuck by us and worked their years away, here's to having a family Christmas at the beach ah Mitchell Lloydd, Chelsea Lloydd & Teighan Lloydd!

The chapter is over for us, We wish Helen Wilson and her team all the best with their journey, I'm sure you will all support her. 

Join us for a drink on Saturday night, and fond farewell to all!

Shel & Jenny Lloydd

40 Moir Street, Mangawhai, New Zealand
Call us on (09) 431 4848 or email
Visit us on www.smashedpipicafe.co.nz 

Aotearoa Surf School

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Te Arai and Forestry are the only undeveloped beaches left between Auckland and Whangarei with kilometres of white sandy beaches and clean clear water providing some of the best surfing conditions you are likely to find anywhere and yet are close to the rapidly growing centre of Mangawhai and Mangawhai Heads which offers great surf for beginner to experienced surfers as well as many and varied eating, accommodation and “things to do” options.

Kilometres of pristine white sandy beaches and clean clear water provide some of the best surfing conditions you are likely to find anywhere, suitable for surfers of all skill levels.

Aotearoa Surf School is the only Surfing New Zealand approved Surf School based in the area. We provide safe easy step by step instructions with experienced surf coaches.

Surfboard and wetsuit hire available from our base at Te Arai.

75 Cemetery Rd
Te Arai
9 431 5760
027 250 7906.
Facebook us 
www.aotearoasurf.co.nz 0272717036 4338385 rosco

SeniorNet Mangawhai 

Online banking explained
SeniorNet Mangawhai and major sponsor Westpac are running online banking workshops so you can learn how to use online banking, regardless of which bank you use. August 6, all at 10.30am at The Club on Molesworth Drive. These are 'hands on', with only eight places available for each date, so you must register. Call Tony 431 2269 or Val 431 4042. SeniorNet Mangawhai is offering these 2-hour courses at no charge. Bring your own laptop/device if you prefer.

Help Clinics

seniornet may-73Need a little help to get the best from your iPad, tablet or computer? SeniorNet have Help Clinics on the third Thursday of the month at the Learning Centre conference room at Milestone Cottages, Moir Point Road, Mangawhai. Bring your laptop, iPad or tablet with you, or just come along with questions. Compare notes and solve problems with others.

Clinics are 2 hours, 10.30am -12.30pm, $10 members, $15 non-members.

Age is no barrier to starting to learn all about home computers and modern technology, or to improving your current knowledge and skills. SeniorNet Mangawhai runs a wide range of courses, so take advantage of what is on offer right here in Mangawhai.

Based at our Learning Centre in Mangawhai, our tutors provide hands-on learning experiences in a fully equipped and comfortable dedicated training facility.

Membership and fees are incredibly low, and membership provides you opportunities to attend courses, workshops and presentations throughout the year. Learn at your own pace. Make friends, impress your family, and show those youngsters how successful you can be! 

Register with Tony Cox 431 2269 or Val Cleaver 431 4042.
Email seniornet.mangawhai@ gmail.com

elena aug-54Mangawhai Artists

Beautiful scenery, great food, and over 80 talented artists inspired by their environment. Tucked away in studios all over the Mangawhai region are painters, photographers, jewellery makers, wood carvers, sculptors, weavers, and other artists. You can see their work in local galleries, Saturday markets and exhibitions organised by the group, while enjoying all the other special treats that Mangawhai has to offer.

Catch Up
Come along and meet fellow artists for a coffee at Harvest Blue Café at 10.00am on Wednesday 24th June and 29th July, being the last Wednesday of the month. We have had several new members join us recently, more new members are also welcome.


Workshop "Cityscape at Night" with Elena Nikolaeva
This workshop is about painting a cityscape with artificial lights: street lamps, traffic lights, windows, advertisements - the whole multi-coloured atmosphere in the evening. 
When: August 30th, from 9.30 am till 4pm.
Where: 60 Wintle St, Mangawhai Heads
Cost: $40 MAI members, $45 non members,($15 deposit)
For reservation/booking or for more information please e-mail Elena: enikonzealand@gmail.com

To book contact Jan Grover at jbgrover@clear.net.nz
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Claudia Moir logo-895Claudia Moir - NZ Travel Brokers 

I am your local Travel Broker serving the Mangawhai community and beyond.

I am your local Travel Broker serving the Mangawhai community and beyond. Within the last 3 years I have established a good client base with lot's of repeat and referral business. If you are thinking of your next trip overseas, please give me a call or email me for a quote. I can book flights, accommodation, tours, cruises, rental cars, trains and can also take care of your travel insurance and help you organize group travel. Trading as a member of NZ Travel Brokers Ltd I am TAANZ bonded and IATA accredited, so as a customer you have the same security as booking with any other bonded travel agency, just a lot more convenient as I am based right here in Mangawhai and I am happy to come and meet you at your house to discuss your travel plans at a time that suits you.


Ph. 09-4315899 or 021-431589
Email: claudia@nztravelbrokers.co.nz

maz aug-119MAZ - Mangawhai Activity Zone

The Casino Royale night was an outstanding success! Almost $42,000 was raised on the night. Funds are to be spent on a BBQ area in the park close to the carpark and children’s playground area, and the goal is to have BBQ’s installed and operating by Christmas.

A huge THANK YOU to all those who organised the night, to everyone who gave of their time voluntarily on the night to make it happen, to sponsors for donating amazing auction items and to the local community for turning up and supporting this wonderful cause.

To the five families who made this happen MAZ and Mangawhai thank you very much. To:

Honor & Craig Stratton-Parker
Dayna & Bryce Beauchamp
Pit & Kevin Stirrat
Jo & Ricardo Lee
Natasha & John Lee
A very special big thank you to Vanessa Kerridge of Flaxmere House, Vanessa and her team generously volunteered their time to make the night amazing.

mypad-848MyPad Auction – Mangawhai Heads
In the next few days MAZ hopes to begin construction of a “MyPad” in Mangawhai. This is a project undertaken for MAZ by Colin and Jenny Gallagher to raise funds for our park.
The house will be located on the corner of Devon and Moir Point Road.

MyPad is not just a well designed bach, it’s “future proofed” so that it can transform from a bach into a permanent home. MyPad is eco friendly, healthy and energy efficient.

The MyPad to be built for MAZ will have three bedrooms, two bathrooms, a covered outdoor area and boat shed all on a 940 m2 site. It will have a 7 HomeStar rating and a Lifemark certification.

Funds raised through this project will be used at MAZ to build an extensive wooden fort in the children’s playground area, a warm up / cool down exercise area at the entrance to the walking tracks, and commencement of stage III of the skate park “free flow” bowl.

There will be open home days during January 2015 when the house is complete. The auction date is yet to be announced.

Go over to MyPad.net.nz to check out designs.

Become an official SMAZ
The call is out from Mangawhai Activity Zone, that wonderful park on Molesworth Drive. Noticed how many people were using all the facilities over the school holidays? Just brilliant. MAZ trustees wish now to build a team of community minded volunteers to help maintain and develop our Mangawhai Activity Zone (MAZ). If you could give one hour, or even one day per month, they would love to hear from you. Call Colin for details 021 955 850 or 09 431 4598. If you love Mangawhai, do something like joining SMAZ – Supporters of MAZ. Come along to meet the committee this Sunday, 26 July, 11am, at the MAZ carpark, to get an idea of the sort of volunteer work required – mowing, weeding, lost property, signage, maintenance, safety aspects and suchlike.

Submit your MAZ Photos & Videos
Do you have a photo or video you want to share? Upload your photos and videos to the MAZ website here.



Mangawhai Golf Club 

Mangawhais got Talent!
Robby Turnbull continues to star as he plays in the States. This time he's finished runner-up in the World Stars of Junior Golf 2015, in the 7-8 year old division. Robby's a great talent, nurtured here at Mangawhai by Terry Young and very definitely a name we'll hear a lot more of in future years. Robby's placing this time saw him come out ahead of the recent winner of the World title. A brilliant result, congratulations to Robby and his team - and a very proud Terry.

Peter Adkins Memorial
Thanks to Peter, Cherie and all the Adkins family for their generous sponsorship of this day - one of our most popular annual events. 28 family members played, plus nearly 100 members, all enjoying a competitive day.

Another busy sunday
Not the most wonderful of days weather wise, but another busy Sunday at unbeatable Mangawhai. The Kings Arms Tavern group were followed by Silverdale RSA and both groups soldiered on through 18 holes of drizzle and low cloud. Great to have these groups here - and they've enjoyed the course for its playability even on dismal days like this. Thanks for coming, everyone.​

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Northern Passport membership
We have had big interest in our Northern Passport membership. $300 per year, gives you six free rounds at 6 different courses, plus a $20 rate for 18 holes at any of those 6 courses through your year. Plus, full NZ Golf handicap - and membership of unbeatable Mangawhai. Join up now.

Whats coming up
2015 North Harbour Men's 72 Hole Stroke Play Championship.

Regular Events
Mondays Men
Tuesday 9 hole Womens
Wednesday Midweek Mixed
Friday Winter twilight $2


Molesworth Drive, Mangawhai Heads
Mangawhai, New Zealand
09-431 4807

Mangawhai Wastewater Scheme
From the Mangawhai Community Waste Water Scheme Advisory Panel
The Advisory Panel is now in the final stages of editing and proofing the report that will be presented to the Kaipara District Council at their monthly meeting on 28 July at 10am, The Club, Mangawhai – the public are welcome to attend.


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Mangawhai Probus 

Probus Clubs worldwide work to provide regular gatherings to those retired or semi-retired business or professional people who, in retirement, appreciate and value opportunities to meet others in similar circumstances and with similar interests.

Next meeting
Mangawhai Probus meet every third Thursday in the month at the Senior Citizens Hall, Fagan Place, Managwhai at 2pm. The next meetings will be Thursday August 20th and September 17th . If you require more info or transport please contact Ron and Gaylene Lawrence 431 5617 or Beve Smith 431 5777. All visitors are welcome.

Operatunity Concert
Mark your diary now for another anticipated sellout concert from Operatunity. Mangawhai Probus Club is once again hosting this daytime event, on Thursday September 17. I'm In Love With Vienna is the theme, tickets on sale from August.

Ron and Gaylene Lawrence 431 5617  
Beve Smith 431 5777


PORSE Mangawhai 

PORSE offers early childhood education and an employment opportunity for families and the community. PORSE believes that the first years of a child’s life are when positive foundations are set for lifetime experiences and a lifetime of loving relationships.  You are helping a baby’s brain to grow when you choose to build secure attachment relationships based on love, trust and respect.  With PORSE you choose a special person to care for your child, in a settled home environment, with natural play and learning. 

PORSE is new to Mangawhai with myself living in Mangawhai.

If you would like to learn more about opportunities at PORSE, please visit our website www.porse.co.nz or call one of our programme tutors Karen Smith on 021 833 737 or Victoria Goodall on 021 955 335 to register your interest in this exciting new opportunity.


Mangawhai Beach School

Scholastic Book Fair
3rd Aug — 6th Aug
Mon, Wed, Thu 2:30pm-4:OOpm
Tue 1:00pm-6:00pm

Books are available for purchase for self or for the school library. Year 8 students might like to think of buying and donating a book in memory of their time at MBS.

Old Mobile Phones
Mangawhai Beach School has a collection box for old mobile phones - please drop your old phone at the office so we can accumulate points and get rewards for our school.

Coming Up!
Ag Day Saturday 24 October 2015
Yes it is that time of year again!
Time to spring clean!

We need plates for plate smash , Yard Goods, Bric a Brac, books, clothes, toys, plastic bags, ice-creams containers, plastic jars. Lollies for Lolly Square game, seedling plants for those with green fingers.

Any donations of goods or services for prizes would be greatly received

Please drop off at school office or call Mariska on 021686 574 if needs collecting



Tramping Programme

Mangahwhai Cliffs Walkway 1st Aug. 2015 
(E, 4.5hrs low tide 1.43pm). North Shore Tramping Club

Meet 9:00am, Mangawhai Heads. Please arrive 15 mins early for briefing etc.

Trampers are grouped according to capability.   As a tramping club, on a day trip, expect to walk for 5 or more hours on a variety of uneven terrains.  Trips are held wet or fine and generally there is no requirement to book.   We look forward to meeting you! 

Waterfall Track 9th August 2015           
Beginning at the end of King Road,Mangawhai the aptly named Waterfall track has been extended to meet the Brynderwyn Walkway ( courtesy of the Mangawhai Track’s Charitable Trust Group ) 

This is a very picturesque bush track tracking a stream to the ridge.From here the options are to return to King Road via the Tanekaha track, or for those wanting something a bit longer they can continue to the coast to the Mangawhai Cliff’s Walkway ending at the Surf Club.

For information and pricing call Eileen Wintle Phone: 09-4314901 Mob: 021-293-6211


gardenramble-188Palmers Garden Ramble

The date is set for Sat 14th & Sun 15th, November.

Mark it on your calendar now!
Planning for the 2015 Palmers Planet Mangawhai Garden Ramble is underway, some of our most popular gardens from previous years have agreed to be on show again and our team are working hard to find something new too. We are also very lucky to announce the continued sponsorship from Palmers Planet! A big thanks to the Palmers Planet team for their support.

There's something old, something new, there's big and bold and beautiful too. We wish all our gardeners a forgiving winter as they muck in and prepare to put their piece of paradise on show. We couldn't do it without your support! There is always room for more though so anyone keen to be involved this year, there is still time.

We are able to confirm our 20th garden to be included in our 2015 line up.
Daffodil Day is the Cancer Society's annual flagship event and one of the most important fundraising and awareness campaigns in the country. As well as providing an opportunity to raise awareness of cancer in New Zealand, Daffodil Day is a major funding source for the Cancer Society.

Contact the Mangawhai Kindergarten on 09 4314333 or comment on Facebook to get in touch with the Garden Ramble team.

NZ National Vegetable

LeaderBrand, one of the country’s largest producers of fresh vegetables, has been lobbying for beetroot to be declared the national vegetable of New Zealand.

However, a new challenger has thrown their hat into the ring. Kaipara Kumara, based in Ruawai, is arguing that kumara should have the title. Both LeaderBrand and Kaipara Kumara have set up online petitions via change.org where New Zealanders can get behind their chosen vegetable by leaving their signature.

The battle of beetroot versus kumara will come to a head at The Food Show in Auckland from July 30-Aug 2 where both LeaderBrand and Kaipara Kumara will be collecting signatures.

Get involved
Show your support by using the hashtag #VoteBeetroot or #VoteKumara on Twitter and Instagram. Updates on the petition will be posted on a dedicated Kumara vs. Beetroot Facebook page. LeaderBrand and Kaipara Kumara will also be running a joint recipe competition through the Facebook page to help promote the campaign. The beetroot petition can be found at 
bit.ly/voteforbeetroot and the kumara petition can be found at bit.ly/voteforkumara.

You can read more here


NB  The next newsletter  will be October 2015

The next newsletter is due out  early October 2015 and will cover all events  for October  2015, if you have any news you want included please send it to us before  20th September  2015 website@mangawhai.co.nz


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