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

Newsletter May 2015

May in Mangawhai 


May marks the end of autumn and  the beginning of winter. Unpredictable weather can make for an adventurous month but come rain or shine there is always plenty to do in Mangawhai.


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. 

mangawhai info may-279Carters 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
mangawhaiinfo@xtra.co.nz or
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Wined About Bike Tours   

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.

Along the way you will find cafes and restaurants and so many beautiful vistas to simply relax, breathe and enjoy the view whilst visiting vineyards, olive groves, orchards, Artist studios, and farmland - flat and rolling hills.
Choosing from Art & Chocolate, Olives and Wine or going on your own path, 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


mhvls logo janMangawhai Heads Volunteer Lifesaving 

Personalised Plates Ltd, NZ Transport Agency (NZTA) and Surf Life Saving New Zealand are pleased to jointly announce the intention to auction the Rights To Receive the personalised plate BUGGER to the highest bidder, with the winning bid amount being donated to Surf Life Saving New Zealand.

The auction for BUGGER will take place on Trade Me from 7am on 12th May 2015, concluding at 9am on 14th May 2015. Full details of the upcoming auction are on the Personalised Plates website www.plates.co.nz.

End of Season
Easter officially marked the end to the patrol season, but with the good weather and long weekends plenty of people are still hitting the beach.

Surf Life Saving New Zealand is urging Kiwis to be cautious when swimming at an unpatrolled beach and constantly working towards lowering New Zealand's drowning rate. With patrols now ended, we ask that people take responsibility for their own safety when around the water.

Volunteer weekend patrols begin again at Labour Weekend in October.
For enquiries email 



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Beach Clean Up 

Saturday May 16th - 3pm
Beach clean-up needs volunteers.  Mark Saturday May 16 in your diary now and be ready at 3pm for a volunteer community beach clean-up. All equipment will be provided – meet at the
Heads carpark.

With as many happy friends and family members as you can muster, and join in this community activity. As a 'thank you' organisers are hosting an Art Exhibition (with an Ocean theme of course!) in the village library Hall from 5.30pm. At 7pm they'll be showing a surf film on a big screen – all free, but a donation would be appreciated.

If you'd like more information, contact Craig Freeman 021 262 6178.



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Q Café and Ambers Kitchen   



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


wireless april The Wireless  90.4FM 

“This Sunday night, and every Sunday night, at 8pm The Wireless 90.4FM is replaying the legendary British radio comedy programme, “ The Goon Show", starring Spike Milligan, Harry Secombe and Peter Sellers. It was originally produced and broadcast by the BBC Home Service from 1951 to 1960, and played here in NZ on the NZBC in the mid sixties.
Join Neddie, Eccles, Bluebottle, Henry Crun, Minnie Bannister, Hercules Grytpype-Thynne, Count Jim Moriarty, and Major Denis Bloodnok in their various wacky antics. “The Goon Show”, Sunday nights at 8pm (same time as it used to play on 1YA), followed at 9pm by “Dragnet”.
Sunday night is “Serial Night” on the Wireless 90.4FM.” http://tunein.com/radio/The-Wireless-904-s205019/

Contact Mark Perry for further information, via 
thewirelessfm@gmail.com or phone: 0274 983 486.



tavern may-625The Mangawhai Tavern 

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

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

True to the edict that history repeats, the historic Mangawhai Tavern is now under new ownership. Two of the new owners, Rick Smith who has a history with the Tavern and cousin Angela Ferrier, along with new manager Fred Bayer, are hopeful of returning the tavern to something like its former position and re-establish the tavern as a great place to dine, enjoy a wine or beer, and listen to music. All are hugely excited about the venture and extend a warm welcome to everyone.

Happy Fish 

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Free entry
Happy Fish is an electric duo featuring Sue Gray on guitar/vocals and Gordon Joll on drums, who play a lively collection of original and popular songs with an emphasis on kiwi music.

The Bachelor NZ Final
Wed 6th May, 7pm
Hey Girls. Its the big night! Bring your buddies and hit the Tavern for the final of The Bachelor. Book a table and enjoy some bubbles and great food. More details to come. Book a table now!

Mothers Day
Sunday 10th May
Roast lunch or dinner plus dessert $25
Complimentary glass of bubbles for Mums and Grand Mums
Please book early
Ph 431 4505 for bookings

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.



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Sail Rock Cafe, Bar & Resturant  

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

Bar Snacks
Kids Menu
Pizza from 5.30pm

Did you know?
We are known for our:
Salt & Pepper Squid
Carrot Cake
Slow Roasted Pork Belly
Hawkes Bay Handcrafted Beer
Gluten & Dairy Free Options

♫ What’s on @ Sail Rock - 
New Zealand Music Month ♫

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Graham Brazier
Saturday 2nd May 7pm
$25 cover charge
Food & Beverage available

Mangawhai Music Makers
Tuesday 5th May 7 - 9 pm
(open mic night) $2 pp

Maura & Peter Flower

Friday 8th May 7 – 9 pm

Mother’s Day
Sunday 10th 

Allanah May & Laurie Walker

Friday 15th May 7 – 9 pm

Saturday 30th May 7pm
Hammond Gamble
$25 cover charge

Food & Beverage available
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




museum logoMangawhai Museum  

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

Come in and see our stunning displays evoking the Spirit of Mangawhai and surrounding local stories of our harbour and its people. We have inspiring stories to tell as well as classic kiwiana accounts of leisure at the beach, fishing and boating. 

Mothers Day
Make Mothers Day a special day - come on down to browse in the Museum Gift Shop, we have a varied selection of quality gifts and books for all the family. Finish off with tea and cakes in Jessie's cafe.

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War comes to Mangawhai
On May 16 the Mangawhai Museum will host a special display entitled “War Comes to Mangawhai” which will include additional material, a scale model of the Niagra, Mangawhai Home Guard stories, along with a 250kg German mine on loan from the Devonport Naval Museum. It will be well worth visiting  showing various aspects of how our district was touched and affected by WWII. The diplay will be available for viewing through to October.

Honorary life membership
Mangawhai Museum & Historical Society chairman Christine Bygrave has been awarded honorary life membership at the recent AGM. Christine has led the society for several years through the construction of the museum and is currently chairman of the board. To date, the museum cost is $1.7 million, but has been valued at $2.9 million for insurance, which shows just how much volunteer input goes into the operation. 

Book Fair
One of the most popular annual fundraising events at the museum, the infamous Book Fair, needs a new location. Over the Easter weekend $11,000 was raised, a rewarding sum for the many volunteers who put in long hours sorting books. Now that the museum is operating, a new venue needs to be found as using three small marquees proved somewhat difficult! Organiser Graeme Smith says the team is working on a solution for next year, and he would like to sincerely thank all those who assisted this time by erecting and taking down the tents, and those who have spent the best part of a year preparing books for the event.

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



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Is your Little Black Dress too Little or your Tux too Tight?  Weight normalising and general health workshop – tasty and easy!  Sun May 17th 1-3pm – just $40 – Mangawhai location. See web for details 09 431 5670 or info@totalhealth.co.nz or check out our website and upcoming workshops at www.totalhealth.co.nz, we also have fantastic personal blenders for sale.

Workshops and courses can be tailored to meet your needs whether on your own, with friends or family or a community group. Come to us or we can come to you. Contact us to discuss what your needs are and how we can best meet these for you.

total health may-875You may want to try the 3 Day Cleanse or 30 Day Challenge at home. 

Put more years into your life and more life into your years

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

Like us on Facebook
Check out our Website  
D +64 9 431 5670  
M +64 21 741 541



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Mangawhai Village Market 

Satuday Mornings in May  
9am – 1pm Mangawhai Library Hall, 45 Moir Street, Mangawhai
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     



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Sarah C Art 
Make Mothers Day one to be remembered with our massive selection of Indoor and Outdoor Artworks. From Art blocks to Canvas pieces, lots of designs to choose from. 

The Sarah C Gallery  027 572 7242
18 Thelma Road South, Mangawhai Heads, along from the Museum.




Pipi Gallery 

We've made present shopping simple this Mother's Day. The Pipi Gallery has a great range of items inspired by the Gallery's works and unique gifts created by practising 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. 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




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Bennetts of Mangawhai 

SHOP: Mother’s Day will be upon us before we know it, so be sure to get Mum what she really wants…CHOCOLATE!  All Mother’s Day products now available in store! Stop in and pick up a special gift for 

CAFÉ: As the weather grows cooler, come in to the café to cosy up with our signature hot chocolate or warm your bones with a big bowl of soup. 

All creatures, great and small, catered for with panache at Bennetts .HOURS:
Café open daily 8:30am – 4pm
Shop open daily 9am – 4:30pm 

Bennetts of Mangawhai
52 Moir Street
09 431 5500

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Leabourns 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. 
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

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 dont 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.




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Bike Mangawhai  

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

Mountain Bike Mondays

Mountainbike Mondays resuming on Star Wars Day...May the 4th (be with you). 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. 



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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

www.frogandkiwirestaurant.co.nz or find us on Facebook for all events and up to date information.
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... Check out the Website or find us on facebook to see whats coming up next!



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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.

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



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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

  • Hypnotherapy & Counselling - by appointment please


Health supplements, organic food ,gifts & homeware, baby clothes & needs.
Jacquelyn Schirmmer,   our  Osteopath is now 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: 
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  

Just a quick heads-up: We've changed our daytime operating hours, and will close at 2:00 in the afternoon, instead of 3:00.

Mexican FiestMexican Thursday, May 7 at 6:00pm
We would luv for you to join us for an evening of Mexican cuisine, flavours and festivities
This will be a set menu of 3 courses finished off with a light delicious mexican dessert.....$45.00per head.
Booking are required please and if you could let us know of any vegetarians at your table.


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Pink Ribbon Breakfast Tuesday, May 19 at 9:00am
This year Harvest Blue are taking part in the Pink Ribbon Breakfast to help raise money for The New Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation.

Breakfast including a coffee/tea will be $20.00 per head. We will donate $7.00 per breakfast towards this extremely important cause.

Eight women a day are diagnosed with breast cancer in New Zealand. This year the money raised from my breakfast will be used to fund vital research projects and medical grants to help improve the survivorship of breast cancer in New Zealand.

Please consider making a donation today. I cannot do this alone but with your help we can make a difference. My fundraising page is located at http://pinkribbonbreakfast.co.nz/page/harvestbluecafebistros - come and donate now!

Your support could help the 3,000 women diagnosed with breast cancer in New Zealand each year.

Look forward to seeing you here! Booking are required please...

198 Molesworth Drive
Mangawhai, New Zealand
09-431 4111
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Kaiwaka Community Cinema 

Looking for something to do?

The Eagles Music Night and Supper - Tickets $20
Kaiwaka Cinema are hosting a special music night on Friday May 1 at 7.30pm. The Eagles Live in Concert is the movie to be shown, but the organisers are turning it into a truly magic music night with extra entertainment and supper – singing and dancing allowed! 

During intermission a supper will be served with free tea and coffee, BYO alcohol. This will be a night to remember, all the classics, space available to dance, all in HD on a 7 mtr Movie Screen and 5.1 Dolby Surround Sound (1200 Watts plus a 1000Watt Subwoofer).

Don't miss this Very First Magical Music Night. Tickets j
ust $20 each, bookings essential phone 431 2225 or 431 2234.

Showing in May
Boyhood (m)
Friday 15 May 7.30pm
A groundbreaking story of growing up as seen through the eyes of a child named Mason (a breakthrough performance by Ellar Coltrane), who literally grows up on screen before our eyes. 

Penguins of Madagascar (g)
Sunday Matinee 24th May 2pm
Skipper, Kowalski, Rico and Private join forces with undercover organization The North Wind to stop the villainous Dr. Octavius Brine from destroying the world as we know it.

Adults $10, Children (under 16) $5, Sunday Matinee $5 per person
Movie poster May-June-page-001-43-540

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



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Walking Weekend Trust 

A Walking Weekend ‘thank you’

A huge 'thank you' from the Mangawhai Walking Weekend Charitable Trust to all the guides and volunteers who gave their time and effort to make the walking weekend such a success. Without their input, the event just wouldn't happen. Thank you also to the locals for supporting this important event.

We would love to see the walking weekend through your eyes so please send us your photos. Will keep you posted on dates for 2016 in the meantime we are off to have a wee rest for a few days!

All proceeds go to the Mangawhai Tracks Charitable Trust to maintain, improve, and develop the many popular walking tracks in and around Mangawhai.

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View our Website 



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Mangawhai Boat and Fishing Club 

Glorious weather over the Easter break made the 11th Year Annual Timberworld Fishing Comp an extremely successful fishing competition. An increased number of boat owners keen to get out on the water, highlighted the need for planned extensions to the boat ramp and pontoon. 

The current 50-metre L-shaped pontoon was installed by the club some six years ago, and will now be extended a further six metres into deeper water. The new boat ramp will be built on the north side of the pontoon, restricted to launching boats, while incoming boats will be retrieved from the existing ramp on the south side of the pontoon. All good news for boaties. Just don't mention the parking issues!

Work started after Easter and should be completed by June.

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


jenny craftJennys 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? 
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!  

Check us out on Facebook


s pipi maySmashed Pipi Cafe, Resturant & Bar   

At The Smashed Pipi Café & Bar we endeavour to offer you the best experience in the region. Most of our cooked food is prepared in our genuine wood-fired oven. By using a mixture of local hard woods for fuel we are able to achieve a unique but subtle flavour that enhances rather than overwhelms each ingredient's natural taste.

All Smashed Pipi thin base pizzas are hand-crafted using our own freshly prepared dough, sauces and toppings.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 are currently open for dinner from 5:30pm, seven days a week and our full menu is generally available until 9pm. Groups and private functions can be catered for in our restaurant. Please contact us for more details. It's always a good idea to book.

Takes Reservations, Walk-Ins Welcome, Good For Groups, Take Out and Outdoor Seating
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Coffee and Drinks

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



aotearoa may-824-272Aotearoa Surf School 

Just 80 minutes easy drive north of Auckland, Te Arai and her sister beach to the south, “Forestry,” are practically the only undeveloped beaches left between Auckland and Whangarei and yet are close to the rapidly growing centres of Matakana to the south and Mangawhai to the north.

Kilometres of pristine white sandy beaches and clean clear water providing 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.
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SeniorNet Mangawhai 

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.

Help Clinics

Need 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.

Courses available for term 2

ipad introductory 
The Club, (Bowls Club) Molesworth Drive
Commencing Wednesday 29th April 10.30am

Bring your own ipad or let us know if you wish to use a Seniornet ipad. 4 weeks (2 hours per week). Limited spaces available.

Picasa - Learn how to organise, edit & share photos
The Club, (Bowls Club) Molesworth Drive
Wednesday 29th April 1.30 pm

You can bring your own laptop. 4 Weeks (2 hours per week) commencing. Limited spaces available.

Courses run Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday, 10.30am or 1.30pm. You must register for a course with Tony Cox the Course Coordinator 431 2269 or Val 431 4042

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


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We will soon be publishing the 2015/16 edition telephone directory of all the business and residential ph numbers which will be delivered free to homes and businesses in the Mangawhai Kaiwaka free-calling areas.

This will be a complete and comprehensive directory so make sure your Name and your Business is in there.

You can view the current Directory here.

Please contact us for full particulars
Ph (09)4320285 or (021) 454814


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Mangawhai Artists would like to take this opportunity to thanks the many busineses in our community who supported the recent Art Trail. Special mention to Carters, The Mangawhai Focus, Mangawhai Memo, Sarah C Design, Heads FM, Takapu Blue Ltd, Computers Plus and Zimmerman Jack. We really appreciate your continued support and value the contribution you make to our organisation. Also a big thank you to the wider Mangawhai Community who visit, encourage and purchase artwork from our artists. We hope you enjoyed the art trail.

Workshops and Events

6 May 15 - Watercolour Techniques for Absolute Beginners
Workshop with Gayle Forster. 

When: Wednesday, May 6th, from 9.30am till 12.30 pm.
Where: Paerata 13 - Art Studiospace 
13 Grove Road,
Mangawhai Heads
Price: $137.50 - including all materials.

9 May 15 - Watercolour Techniques for Absolute Beginners
Workshop with Gayle Forster. 
When: Saturday, May 9th, from 1.30pm till 4.30pm.
Where: Paerata13 - Art Studiospace. 13 Grove Road,
Mangawhai Heads
Price: $137.50 - all materials are included.

23 May 15 - Drawing and Developing Ideas with Watercolour
Workshop with Gayle Forster.
When: Saturday, May 23d, from 9.30am till 4pm with break for lunch.
Where: Paerata13 - Art Studiospace.
13 Grove Road, Mangawhai Heads.
Price: $105

27 May 15 - Drawing Using the Monoprint
Workshop with Gayle Forster.
When: Wednesday, May27th, from 9.30am till 4pm - with lunch break.
Where: Paerata13 - Art Studiospace
13 Grove Road, Mangawhai Heads. 
Price: $175 - includes most materials.

30 May 15 - Drawing Using the Monoprint
Workshop with Gayle Forster.
When: Saturday, May30th, from 9.30am till 4pm - with lunch break.
Where: Paerata13 - Art Studiospace. 
13 Grove Road, Mangawhai Heads.
Price: $175 - including most materials.

To book contact Jan Grover at jbgrover@clear.net.nz
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Claudia Moir logo-136Claudia Moir - NZ Travel Brokers 

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.

DSC00095-454Cruise Information Evening

Thursday 4 June 7.00pm
The Mangawhai Club

As a special service to our community I offer regular travel information evenings with different topics and interesting guest speakers. Please mark the next date in your diary I will be holding a Cruise information evening. If you are interested to learn more about this increasingly popular way to travel, please come along to listen to my guest speaker and find out about some great deals. Nibbles and a drink provided.

Please RSVP by 1 June. 
Ph. 09-4315899 or 021-431589


quiz may-606Mangawhai Beach School


Quiz Night 2015 Fundraiser
Friday 1 May
7.00pm for 7.30
School Gym, Insley St
$15 per person, teams of 6 (includes supper platter)

Best Dressed Prize
Winner & Runner Up Prizes
Wooden Spoon Prize

Cash only for drinks, raffles, buy and answer.

Quiz Night this Friday! Tickets selling fast so get in quick to secure your place at a table! Get a work team together, challenge your neighbours, boys against girls!  

A night of fun and laughs...and a few questions!

Tickets available from the school office or Bammas. Shuttle available after for local trips.

34 Insley Street
Ph 09 431 4385
School Cell Phone Number: 0223957708




fish may-500Northhaven Hospice 

Fish & Chip Annual Luncheon fundraiser
11th May 2015
12.00 noon at "The Club"

Northhaven Hospice annual Fish & Chip luncheon is on again. This event is your chance to support the work of this organisation, meet up with friends, and have a jolly good time. There will be entertainment, raffles, door prize, and great food!

Tickets are $15, available from Books & Gifts in Wood St, or Bammas in the village.
Contact Sheila Smith for more details, nannysheila99@gmail. com

Hospice Awareness Week  18-24 May
Our Annual Street Appeal this year is on Friday 22 May

Contact Sheila Smith for more details nannysheila99@gmail.com



maz may-596MAZ - Mangawhai Activity Zone 


The Mangawhai Activity Zone on Molesworth Drive (the "Skate Park") is a brilliant initiative underway in Mangawhai. As you are probably aware, the local community are funding The Zone, and it is set to be the best recreational facility in the Southern hemisphere. It includes an international standard skate park, bike and walking tracks, netball courts, and an outside amphitheatre for concerts. 

Casino Royale Dinner and Auction
June 20th

The 2015 Casino Royale Dinner and Auction is being held on June 20th in Mangawhai. This will be an annual upmarket dinner for 200 people with auctions and casino type games. We have Leigh Hart as our MC this year and we’re aiming to raise $20k to move ahead with the next stage of The Zone.  Specifically, with this event we are looking to raise funds to develop the family picnic and BBQ area. 

We would be grateful if you would consider supporting this venture with a donation for the auction.   It is a great way for local businesses to support a great community activity like MAZ.  We have already had great support and it is so good to see the community coming together on this project.  If there is anything you think your business could donate for the auction, please don't hesitate to drop me a line. 

We are also offering sponsorship packages with branding/advertising opportunities ranging in price $200 - 1500. If you are interested to learn more about these, obviously let me know. 

For more information Email hobsonleehr@gmail.com,
Ph 0272 823 960  
Or check our the website www.mangawhaiactivityzone.co.nz.


Mangawhai Golf Club 

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
The First National Mangawhai Invitational White Trophy Weekend for 2015 and Junior Open.

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Friday 15th May
Practice Round
(please book via Golf Shop)

Saturday 16th May
Men's White Tee Division
Elite Women's White Tee Division

Sunday 17th May
Men's White Tee Division
Elite Women's White Tee Division

Monday Men
Thursday Womens Muster
Friday Winter twilight $2


We acknowledge the generous support of Mike McGarry and his team at First National Real Estate, MREINZ (A1 Coastal Realty, Mangawhai).

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



probus may-895-30Mangawhai 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 meeting will be Thursday May 21. If you require more info or transport please contact Ron and Gaylene Lawrence 431 5617 or Beve Smith 431 5777. All visitors are welcome.

Ron and Gaylene Lawrence 431 5617  
Beve Smith 431 5777


hakaru may-497Hakaru Pony Club 

40th Anniversary Celebration
23rd May 2015

The Hakaru Pony Club are celebrating their 40th Anniversary by having a celebration. 
Volunteers and riders past and present are all invited.  
Please come along and celebrate with them!

RSVP to Delwyn Lusty 10th May for attendance and catering numbers.

If you have photos or anything we could use please contact Delwyn.„ 

09 431 2119
Email totarapk@gmail.com 



 Northland Scholastics Surfing Series 2015 

Event Two - Lower North (Mangawhai / Baylys Beach)
1st May 2015
Venues will be selected according to the surf conditions by 4pm the Thursday before the event.
Entry Fee: $10.00 per competition

BBQ Food will be available at the venue, with the proceeds raised supporting the Team selected to represent Northland at the end of the series. Cash only.

For more information contact:
President – NSA – Jason Ruddell 021288834 jason@nolimitz.co.nz 
Contest Director - Tony Baker 021907066 northlandsurfing@gmail.com


film comp-932The Dargaville Community Cinema Charitable Trust 

2015 Northland Short Film Competition
Closes on 30 June 2015

Three Sections:

Gallipoli: First Prize $1000

Open: First Prize $1000

School Age: First Prize $500

Further information available at www.anzactheatre.co.nz
Email: jacobap@xtra.co.nz
Phone 09 439 7356 or 0274 419 924
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NB  The next newsletter  will be June 2015

The next newsletter is due out  early June 2015 and will cover all events  for June and July  2015 
if you have any news you want included please send it to us before  20th May  2015



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