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Newsletter July August 2014

Winter -Time to light the fire make soup and wear big jumpers

While its a bit chilly there is still lots to do in Mangawhai these school holidays and over the next two months.  Make sure you come and check out all we have to offer...

Craft Workshops @ Funky Clothing

Tuesday July 22 & 29 
Two day work-shop 
Bring along your favourite pieces of fabric or clothing to cut up for your own Crazy Patch-work Memory Cushion.

Register by calling in to Funky Clothing in the village, or call Trish on 021 836 238.  And if there is something you would really like to learn how to do, Trish is happy to discuss one-on-one workshops. 


52 Moir Street, Mangawhai Village
Monday - Sunday   9.00 - 4.00
Ph 09 431 5500
bennetts@bennettsofmangawhai.com [Mary Bennett- Nz Cook Book
The Great New Zealand Cookbook

great-nz-cookbookWe are proud to announce Mary Bennett has been
handpicked to be a part of the prestigious
‘The Great New Zealand Cookbook’ 
which we will be launching at the end of July, keep an eye out for our book launch party and signing event.

kids-hourSchool Holiday Program
Children’s Chocolate Making Classes
From 7th  to 11th July 1-2pm and 14th to 18th July 1-2pm
$25 per child

Send your children down to Bennetts to enjoy our chocolate making classes.
Spots go fast, So get your kids in early!
Bastille Day
We like to celebrate Bastille Day -14th July here at Bennetts.  Since we have our very own French Chocolatier, pop into the shop for a special offer on the day, guaranteed to be a delicious treat.

Bennetts Café
bennetts-yardOur two Chefs have been hard at work all year and are in need of a tropical holiday.  From 21st July to 14th August we will be offering a limited menu to our customers, while our Chefs re-energize themselves. We will still be open daily 9-4pm, so come on in and treat yourself and enjoy the warmth by the fire.   Back to normal Friday 15th August, just in time for the weekend.
Food Show Auckland.

We will be showcasing ‘Bennetts of Mangawhai’ at the ASB showground’s, Greenlane on 31st July – 3rdAugust from 10am – 6pm daily.  Come on down and taste our stunning chocolates. 
Visit http://www.foodshow.co.nz/ to buy tickets online and enjoy a day of tantalizing your taste buds in all things gourmet.
Father’s Day
Don’t forget Father’s Day, which is the first weekend in September 7th, We’ll have some ‘Mansize Gifts’ to treat Dad with this year ready at the end of August. 

Q-barQ Cafe

You've tried the rest, now try the best

The Village, Mangawhai
09 431 5226

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. 
B.Y.O. No corkage Fee, “IF” you take your empty home
Monday Closed
Tuesday 8:00am – 8:00pm
Wednesday 8:00am – 8:00pm
Thursday 8:00am – 8:00pm
Friday 8:00am – 8:30pm
Saturday 8:00am – 9:00pm
Sunday 8:00am – 8:00pm


sandbarWhere the locals meet to eat


(off Fagan Pl.)

(09) 431 5587



​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! 
Come in and try our Winter specials:Friday - Gourmet Burger & Craft Beer night $25

Wednesday - Fish 'n' Chips plus house beer or wine $25

We promise the warmest of welcomes to all, whenever you visit


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

Practitioners: Osteopathy, ACC accredited, Tues & Thursdays
                        Massage-therapeutic & relaxation
                        Midwives-Antenatal Mondays
                        Pilates-Tues am & Thurs am
                                   Hypnotherapy & CounsellingHealth supplements,organic food ,gifts & homeware 

WINTER SPECIAL on Solgar Omnium - A powerful antioxidant, multivitamin and mineral. Specially developed to target modern health issues. For protection against age related disorders - cardiovascular, immune, skin, eyes, type 2 diabetes, detox support, sports people, high exposure to environmental toxins - smokers, city dwellers, sun lovers and agricultural workers.

WE ARE OFFERING MORE THAN 25% OFF OUR LARGE BOTTLES (90 tabs) RRP $140.20, now reduced to $100.  Free samples available instore, come in to talk to us about your health needs.

 Please call our friendly staff for an appointment 

Mangawhai Artists


artSoft Stone Sculpture workshop 

With Deva Prem and Elena Nikolaeva
10 Students max
Saturday 5th July 9am - pm
Cafe Utopia, Kaiwaka

Working with Supertufa cement to create 2 sculptures of medium size for indoors or outdoors.  All materials and tools provided by tutors.  Students to bring masks, rubber gloves, rags, old clothes to wear, lunch and drinks.

$50 for member, $60 non member + $25 for materials and equipment.

To Book call Jan Grover 4314649 jbgrover@clear.net.nz or for more information go to mangawhaiartists.co.nz

drawingDrawing with Suza @ Mangawhai Hall
Wed 13 & 27 Aug and 10 & 24 Sep 
Mangawhai Village Hall 10am - 12pm
Min 5 to max 10 people

Practice eye/hand co-ordination, freehand drawing and creative thinking. Learn about traditional and contemporary media and techniques, get inspiration and professional feedback.  This class is designed for beginners as well as those who with to improve and widen their drawing skills.

Please check website or call for materials to bring.

$68 for member or $80 for non member.

To Book call Jan Grover 4314649 jbgrover@clear.net.nz or for more information go to mangawhaiartists.co.nz
 or contact Suza 09 4321881 or Mob 021 924 819 or email suza@suza.co.nz.

paintingPainting with Suza @ Mangawhai Hall

Wed 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd July
Mangawhai Village Hall 1pm - 3pm
Min 5 to max 10 people

Experiment with various old and new water-based painting media and techniques.  Acquire and improve your skills and find your own style.  At the end of this 5 week course you will take home a body of work from initial sketches to more resolved works.

Please check website or call for materials to bring. Suitable for beginners and intermediate painters.

Cost: $85 for members $100 non members

To Book call Jan Grover 4314649 jbgrover@clear.net.nz or for more information go to mangawhaiartists.co.nz
 or contact Suza 09 4321881 or Mob 021 924 819 or email suza@suza.co.nz.

Techniques of Pastel Painting 
With Wendy Clifford
Sunday, July 27th
9.45am - 3.30pm
60 Wintle St
Only 8 places available, $50 for members, $60 for non members
*Working from still life set ups and florals

*Interpreting from photographs.

Portraiture Life-Drawing Rapid Painting
Venue: Mangawhai Village Hall
Portraiture: 9 July, 7 – 9 pm, pencil, charcoal, or pastel, cartridge paper, suitable from total beginning to intermediate artists 

Life Drawing: 13 August, 7 – 9 pm, pencil, charcoal, or pastel, cartridge paper, suitable for beginners to advanced

Rapid Painting: 10 September, 7 – 9 pm, acrylics & canvas, brushes, mixing plates, newspaper, rags, containers…
10 minimum and 14 maximum $17 for Members or $20 for Non-members

For more info and to book please contact Suza 09 4321881 or Mob 021 924 819 or email suza@suza.co.nz.

Evening Art Talks

Hosted by Suza Lawrence 
Learn something about our most influential artists, historic and contemporary, get an understanding of art movements and concepts, plus current exhibitions and biennales. Each presentation is accompanied by a slide show or movie, followed by group discussion.
July 23rd presentation - 2014 Sydney Biennale
August 20th presentation - You Imagine What You Desire: The most famous artists of 20th century
For more info, and to book, you will need to contact Suza 09 4321881 or Mob 021 924 819 or mail suza@suza.co.nz.

total-healthTextile Painting and Design 
With Jen Colgate
9th August
9am - 3pm
51a Jack Boyd Drive
Create your own design and paint it on a tee shirt, tea towel, pillow case, cushion cover or apron.
Bring your own lunch, morning and afternoon tea supplied.  Please view website for  list of materials or call Jen 431 5694.
4 minimum 8 maximum people
Cost: $50 for members $60 for non members
To Book call Jan Grover 4314649 jbgrover@clear.net.nz or for more information go to mangawhaiartists.co.nz
 or contact Suza 09 4321881 or Mob 021 924 819 or email suza@suza.co.nz.

KakarikiTotal Health

Workshops and Retreats Saturday 12th July 1-3pm 
Sunday 17th August 1-3pm 

Enjoy a long lunch while learning about easy ways to improve your health – You Taste I Talk, You Ask I Answer  - sit down and enjoy a wonderful range of health foods while hearing how you can easily improve your health .  Come away with all recipes, health information and 3 day cleanse/30 day health challenge after enjoying a lunch that will amaze you.  

Price:  $30 Bookings Required

 Rejuvenate Refresh Revive - Two Night Retreat29/30/31 July and 1/2/3 August
 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.  Fully catered, quality accommodation, personal down time, small groups. You will leave with a starter kit and the tools to continue creating better health One Step At a Time, along with follow up email support. Critical health challenges or just wanting to boost your health.

Just $500 individual room or $440 each share with a friend.

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.


museum Mangawhai MuseumWorkshops and Displays will continue through July and August. We are steadily progressing and have a great team of volunteers currently working on display areas, artifacts, tram and rocks. 


mangawhai-tavernMangawhai Tavern

 Moir Pt Rd, Mangawhai Village
09 431 4505


  • band-motelMotel California - NZ Eagles Tribute Band

Saturday 26th July 8.30pm
Genuine and pure 4 part vocal harmonies give an authentic reproduction to these songs, the next best thing to being at an Eagles show.
Dinner & Show $35
Show only $15

  • The Damage

The-damageSaturday 2nd August 8.30pm
A popular covers band based in the Warkworth area, covering anything from Chuck Berry to Florence and the Machine.  If you love rock then this is where you want to be.
Free entry

  • Saturday 16th August - NZ vs Australia from Sydney
  • Saturday 23rd August - NZ vs Australia from Auckland
  • cliffNZ Cliff Richards Tribute Show featuring Shane & The Shadz (St Paul Fame)

Saturday 27th September
Over a career spanning more than 50 years, Richard has become a fixture of the British entertainment world, amassing many gold and platinum discs and awards.  Relive those years and be taken back in time once again with a show that is sure to get you on your feet.
Dinner & Show $35
Show Only $15


guy summer-golf

 Mangawhai's Smooth Jazz FM is now The Wireless 88.1FM.


Station Owner/Manager, Mark Perry, has changed the format of the small low power radio station to a blend of nostalgic music from the 1940's, 50's, 60's and 70's, plus some more recent contemporary favourites.

Perry believes he will be serving listeners with a better music programme, as well as providing advertisers with another market to reach.

The Wireless FM is broadcast locally on 88.1FM and streaming to the world via the internet through the station's Facebook page or Tunein.com http://tunein.com/radio/The-Wireless-881FM-s205019/

The Wireless FM is the “sister” station of Heads 106.4FM and both stations will run the same community messages free of charge for all non profit and charity events.

You can email the station at: thewirelessfm@gmail.com.

Frog & Kiwi Restaurant

The Hub, 6 Molesworth Dr
Ph (09)4314439
basitlleBastille Evening
Saturday 12th July
From 6pm

The Bastille evening at the Frog will be especially for you this year.  You can discover the menu now!  We hope to see you there to enjoy this evening in a friendly atmosphere.

A presto......

Cost: $78 per person

David & Nathalie
Reservations from now by ph, email, via Facebook or just come in to the Frog The Club

Housie and Bingo trial Housie/Bingo could become automated at Mangawhai Club!

Friday 27th June
12.30 to 2.30pm

Starting this Friday, June 27, The Club will be running a six week trial period which, if successful, could see an automated system introduced at The Club. Ticket sales are from 11.30am, games start at 12.30pm and go through until 2.30pm. For further information contact either Jan 423 9511, Paul 431 5950 or Neville 431 4394.

the-clubGiant Auction & Trivial Pursuits Evening - Zonta @ the Mangawhai Club

 Mangawhai Club 7pm
Thursday 3rd July 7pm

Put this date in your diary now - its the Zonta Club of Mangawhai's Trivial Pursuit evening.  All proceeds from the evening will go towards a scholarship to send a young lady on a voyage with Spirit of New Zealand.

This is always an evening of great hilarity, with the them this year being "S".

Tables of 6 $12pp. Prizes, auctions, nibbles, cash bar.

To book call Isabel (09)431 4882.

logo-sail-rock-whiteSail Rock Cafe Bar & Restuarant

6 Days - 6 Nights
Closed Wednesdays
All Day Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner
Bar Snacks - Kid's Menu
Pizza eat in or take out
5.30pm onwards

  • Mon 28th July

2pm - 6pm
Come in for a drink and see whats happening

Sail Rock is excited to announce the  Antique Roadshow is coming to town.

A team of Reputable valuers from Auckland will be doing verbal valuations on all your old art and objects, good condition or damaged at absolutely no cost.

For anyone who is a collector or wants to add to their collection, Roadshow valuers will contact you if they come across a piece you may want.

Please note verbal valuations only free, written valuations will incur a charge. 

  • Thursday August 7th 

Dixie Street Jazz Band returns to Sail Rock Cafe on their way to the Paihia Jazz Festival
Book now for Dinner & Show $45

  • 1st Tuesday of the Month

Maura & Peter Flower present
Mangawhai Music Makers (Open Mic Night)
 $2 coin charge.

Monday Specials
  • Spare Ribs & fries
  • Cottage Pie, mash  & peas
  • (subject to change)
  • Two for one Pizza Deal
  • July/August
  • Monday, Tuesday and Thursday between 5.30pm - 7.pm (any size)
  • and get a second Lang's Pizza (same size) Free when dining in.
Kids meal 
  • with sprite or coke
  • Fish bites & fries
  • Chicken tender's & fries
  • Pasta - Tomato, cheese & bacon
  • $10 per person.

Hawkes bay Independent Brewery Craft Beers on Tap
Guinness On Tap
Great selection of local and NZ wines by the glass and bottle
An extensive range of gluten Free meal options
Email sailrockcafe@xtra.co.nz    www.sailrockcafe.co.nz
09 4314051 Wood Street Shops Mangawhai Heads

Hakaru Dance


Northland Taniwha Shield Rugby Tournament

July - exact date to come
Kaiwaka Sports Complex
The Taniwha Shield is a 5-day tournament for Years 7 & 8 representative rugby teams from all over Northland and will be held over the last week of the July school holidays.  This will be great for our community as it will bring in a huge influx of visitors - players, management, parents and supporters.

All enquiries Cheryl Anderson 09 4312051 kaiwakasports@gmail.com


KAIWAKA COMMUNITY CINEMA Fri 4th July 7.30pm The wolf of Wall Street  

  • Sun 6th July 2pm The Lego Movie  
  • Fri 18th July 7.30 American Hustle 
  • Fri 1st August 7.30pm Twelve years a slave 

logo-entertainOtamatea Repertory Theatre’s

July 12, 18 & 25,
matinees on July 13, 19, 20, 26 & 27

oz The Wizard of Oz.. Visit ort.org.nz for pricing details. On Saturday July 26, there will be a bus going from Mangawhai to the Wizard of Oz, in Maungaturoto, leaving Wood St at 1pm with a pick-up at the Village Hall.

Bookings essential ph. Lynda Wintle 431 4766. Not to be missed.

 Tickets $30 adults, $17.50 students, incl bus fare. 


Carters Mangawhai Information Centre

Winter Hours: 

  • Friday 2-5pm
  • Saturday 11am - 5pm
  • Sunday 10am - 1pm

221 Molesworth Drive, Mangawhai Heads
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, activites and events.
For more information contact Alison (09)431 5090 email mangawhaiinfo@xtra.co.nz or find us on btn login facebook small  login facebook 
Outside these hours the phone is manned by the Duty Motel - no calls after 10pm please

NB  The next newsletter  will be September 

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

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