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

November Newsletter 2015

November - the last month of Spring......


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. 


Tuesday 10th November 9.30am @ The Club (Finish approx 1pm).

We are calling for volunteers. If you like talking to people and promoting the area come along and see what its involved - theres not a lot going on that we don't know about! 

For more information contact Val Cleaver

(09) 09 431 4042 Mob: 021 619 311

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
Find us on facebook 

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Submissions are invited on a design concept for an entrance to Mangawhai. Symbol & slogan - think big eg something to rival the L&P Bottle, the gumboot (Taihape) or salmon (Rakaia).

Designs should encompass Mangawhais cultural, historical and present aspects.

The Mangawhai Business Development Association will put all submissions into a draw to win a prize.

Please email submissions to info@mangawhai.co.nz or for Enquiries call Richard (09) 431 4675 


freehouse-648Wood Street Freehouse

The wait is over.... We are open and ready to go! Our opening hours will be 11.30am until late and we do not accept reservations, just rock up and enjoy the experience!


We have a long association with the Sawmill at Matakana and Schippers Brewery in Warkworth and will stock all craft beers with six on tap and also have a range of local wines but with special consideration for our female diners we’re going to challenge your tastes with a variety of food and drink combinations. This means diners can also expect a change in menu. We will have some pleasant surprises in store.

Wood Street Freehouse will be open seven days over summer.
  • Fresh seafood
  • Pizzas
  • BBQ
  • Craft beer
  • Local Wines

Drop in and try our wholesome food prepared just a little differently and enjoy all the things Mangawhai has to offer.
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12A Wood St
Mangawhai Heads
09-431 4051

mls-389Mangawhai Landscape Supplies

Over the weeks the yard has transformed. Come down and check out the changes. Change no: 1 - we have native plants for you for summer from local growers Rural Design. Great prices, great variety. 

mls bbq-534tick-695 New - products to make your garden look fabulous

tick-695 New - Native Plants and organic herbs and vegetables
tick-695 New - Showcase gardens by local landscapers to help you with ideas
tick-695 New - OPO Pizza Ovens
tick-695Prices starting from $3

Facebook for opening times, 
regular updates on specials, new products and new inspiring ideas. 

Just 10 minutes over the hill from The Cove for all the Bream Bay’ers 

Garden’s done - now more time for fun! tick-695

Ph:  09 431 5445
107 Mangawhai Heads Rd Mangawhai Heads

markets-306Mangawhai Beach and Country Markets

Sun 8 & 22nd November 2015
Mangawhai Domain


The word is out...a world travel authority showcasing the best of art,food,culture and travel has named Mangawhai in its list of "The 10 most beautiful towns in NZ"

Our community is alive and well especially over the summer months when our little town swells with people and pride.

There is something for everyone here and that includes our summer market which is a great attraction for locals and visitors alike!

This is the place to be on a sunday morning to enjoy a genuine country market  experience in our beautiful village holiday destination.  We are pleased to  offer free parking/admission all summer long as well as many stalls and the chance to do a carboot sale   We also have food, live  music, café , art, veges, and so much more at our market that is full of heart and soul Bring the family, meet the locals, entertain your visitors and even walk the dog  

We look forward to your company ..tell everyone 
Bookings  0274586144   email  toriamartin@hotmail.com   fb-logo-981


thunder-969Thundercats are go!

Wanting an exciting day at the beach? Description Surf-cross racing is run traditionally at surf beaches which provide spectacular jumps, thrills and spills with boats reaching 80kph in the surf. Surf-cross races start with a ‘Le-mans' style start where the driver dashes out into knee deep water to the co-pilot holding the boat. The teams then battle it out over several laps on a rectangular shaped course running parallel to the shoreline in as little as 300mm of water. The finish is dramatic as boats skid up the beach for co-pilots to leap out the front of their boats and run to the FINISH line. - See more at: 

For those who like action on the water, Thundercats will be boiling up a storm in a high-action, explosive wave-jumping surf-cross circuit race at Mangawhai Heads on November 21. The intended course is just north of the surf club and running from 11am to 3pm. 

More info check out our Facebook page or go to


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Wined About Bike Tours

Mon - Sun:
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
$50 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

New Guards MHVLS-401Mangawhai Heads Volunteer Lifesaving 

The 2014/2015 patrolling season has commenced. MHVLS Volunteer Lifeguards will be patrolling Mangawhai Surf Beach each weekend and public holiday until Easter 2016, for the hours 11am to 4pm.

Surf Life Saving New Zealand encourages beach goers to adhere to a few simple rules. Be prepared, watch out for yourself and others, be aware of the dangers and know your limits and where ever possible swim between the flags. Visit surflifesaving.org.nz to learn more.

If you are interested in being a Patrolling Lifeguard this year email Club Captain Patria Harris for more details at patriaharris@ihug.co.nz
Junior Surf Registrations @ Surf Club - 10am. For more information email our Club Junior Surf Coordinator Shay Waldron at swaldron@mangawhaibeach.school.nz

For details email us mangawhaisurfclub@xtra.co.nz.




Vintage Picnics

A dab hand in the kitchen, Liz prepares three fresh and tasty options for customers who may be out bike riding, walking, at the beach or who would like something romantic in their own backyard. Order a picnic of choice from Liz’s range of three - breakfast, lunch or a sundowner complete with antipasto and wine delivered on site in traditional retro basket together with crockery, cutlery, serviettes and linen. 

Twenty four hours notice and a small refundable deposit on the basket is all that’s required. Tradition never dies and with a resurgence of things retro Vintage Picnics is a winner.

Call Liz on 021 714 543 or vintageobsessions.simplesite.com


Heads fm-487Heads FM

Starting on air on Heads FM from the 2nd November, the classic seventies radio series, (later made into a cartoon TV serial), Captain Kremmen. Featuring the many voices of the late great UK radio host Kenny Everett as Captain Elvis Brandenburg Kremmen of Star Corps. Plus his able assistant Carla, the world's most voluptuous woman, and scientist Dr. Heinrich von Gitfinger. 

Join them twice a day, every day, as they battle the evil Krells, Thargoids and Sun-Suckers, 7.30 in the morning and then in the evening at 8pm, straight after “The 70’s at 7”, exclusively on air and online on Heads 106.4FM. 

Tune in now by clicking here!!!

emergency-13Northland Emergency Services Trust Helicopter Appeal

Mangawhai is a visitor hotspot over the summer months with visitors flocking from all over the country. This also often means more incidents requiring our services. Whether you're a visitor or a local, please support us this appeal period by making a donation so that we can be there for when you need us.
The Northland territory is split into six zones - Mangawhai is included in the Lower North East zone and so far this year 262 patients have been transported within the zone. Last year the total was 388, up from 331 in 2013, clearly highlighting the criticality of the service.

You can help us out by making a donation either via our website
www.nest.org.nz/donate or givealittle.co.nz/cause/nest2015appeal

MSD Logos-478The Surf Dojo 

The Surf Dojo is a locally run surf school operating out of Mangawhai Heads, and is Surfing NZ Accredited. We offer a range of surfing and paddling related services year round. Our coaches are all qualified lifeguards and Head Coach Tony Baker is an ISA Level 2 Surfing Coach.

We offer the following:
  • After School Surfing Programmes 
  • Private and Small Group Surf Lessons
  • Advanced Coaching 
  • Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) Lessons and Tours
  • Longboard Clinics
  • Surfing Events 
  • Equipment Hire and Advice
For more details call Tony  021 907066 / info@thesurfdojo.co.nz or visit our website: www.thesurfdojo.co.nz 

coastal-990The Coastal Adventure Co. is a new addition to The Surf Dojo business and aims to provide both locals and visitors to our area a quality experience in everything our beautiful coastal playground has to offer..

If you want a more private experience in Mangawhai then the @CACo. can help you with everything you need, from good advice to taking you on a little adventure in paradise. Contact info@thesurfdojo.co.nz if you have any inquiries. We can also connect you with other businesses and Tour Operators to make your next Coastal Adventure stress free.What ever your needs are touch base and we will help out where ever we can info@thesurfdojo.co.nz



Puriri Track ready and waiting!

The Trackies have just completed a brand new track forming part of the Tanekaha Track complex just off King Road.

The new track branches off the Falls Track just before the first waterfall following a side stream before climbing up past two huge puriri trees estimated to be over 1000 years old. It then winds its way high above the valley and past a spectacular distant view of the falls, eventually re-joining the Falls Track a 100m before the kauri dam.

The track is grade 3/4  and well signposted, with extensive benching and lots of steps. The Puriri Track/Falls Track loop, with a short detour to the kauri dam promises to be a favourite for walkers over the coming summer – get in now and beat the rush.



Q Bar2-851-103Q Cafe 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

* Open all day Monday over holidays and long weekends

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, No reasonabe Offer will be refused, Bar part set up to sell Alchole give us a call (09)431 5226. or come and have a talk to us.

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 everyday 11:00 am - late

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

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

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Every All Black fixture will be shown LIVE at the Tavern. Doors open 30 minutes before kick off. WOOP WOOP spread the word. There will be great coffee and hearty breakfasts available.

Sunday Sessions
Cruise Music every Sunday from 8th November
Kicking off with local (damn good) band Monkey Assassins

delta-312Mississippi Delta Blues
Sat 28th November
Tickets $20 on the door or from Eventfinda

This will be a stand out performance you won't want to miss! 

Tuesday Night Quiz 
Every Tuesday - 7:00pm
Come and show off your brains and have some fun with your mates

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.

tav eat-46Summer Line up
Stay tuned for some VERY cool gig announcements for the summer circuit.

Time to Eat!
Award Winning Chefs
Starting 8th November - New menus, daily specials

Jazzy Sunday sessions from 2pm and the Sunday roast special.
Every Sunday – ALL DAY - $18.50

Our menu changes seasonally but you can always count on a hearty helping of great pub food.

Pssst – follow us on Facebook – we’re busy there fb-logo-981-289

Pssssst – if you enjoy your experience at MT please tell everyone on Trip Advisor, We are still affected by the reviews from before our time

Come along and enjoy the beautiful view!


pilates1-806Mangawhai Pilates With Mary

Pilates is for everybody!!

Relax *Rejuvenate *Stretch* Strengthen & have fun, meet new friends and get fit! Classes are designed to suit the absolute beginner to the confident advanced!

1. Make the phone call…Enquire!

2. Book a consult/screening/class

3. Commit to regular Pilates! Start today…call me!

Mangawhai Pilates with Mary term 4 is well underway now but visitors or new residents to Mangawhai can come straight to me. I’ll help get you started into a Pilates class plus its a great place to meet new people!

Mangawhai Pilates with Mary
STUDIO 110 Tomarata / Mangawhai Rd
Ph: (09) 431 4351
Mob: 021 034 8450
Email: mary_madden@xtra.co.nz

mo bro-252Movember - The Hairiest Month of the Year

1st November

Mo Bros take action and grow a new moustache for the 30 days of November.  Movember is about  having fun and doing good to change the face of men’s health, specifically prostate cancer, testicular cancer and mental health..  

Join the power of the Mo and help raise funds to save and improve the lives of men affected by prostate cancer and other men’s health issues.

For all information on Movember nz.movember.com


Mangawhai Museum
Molesworth Drive Mangawhai Heads

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

Volunteers - we need you!!
Mangawhai Museum is getting ready for summer. We need volunteers to join our team working in reception, our gift shop and in the coffee bar.

The work is easy and if you can spare time for just one four-hour shift a week come and find out more by joining us on Thursday 29th October at 10.30am for tea and bikkies. Meet current volunteers and others thinking about joining in.

If you can’t make the morning tea pop in and talk to our Museum Manager Emma, or phone her on 431 4645, she will fill you in on all the details.

Exclusive Friends of the Museum 
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 - 19th November
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.

jessies cafe-485-817Jessies Cafe
Enjoy fine coffee, Devonshire teas and old-fashioned delights at Jessie’s Cafe.

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

total health logoTotal Health

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 November
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. 

CAP-644CAP - Christians Against Poverty

CAP New Zealand is consistently looking for ways to meet the unique needs of Kiwi families and local churches, including launching CAP Job Clubs in 2014 to help and support the unemployed; and the development of a rural Debt Help model, so those in the most remote and poorest parts of our country can experience life free from debt.

Every year, CAP and the local church help hundreds of families as they journey out of debt, while hundreds more take the CAP Money Course and get their finances under control. And, we want to help you, too!

If you're struggling with unmanageable debt and can't seem to find a way out and want to get your finances under control, save more and live well within your means, check out our FREE Debt Help service here.

CAP Jobs courses will run Thursdays from 10am to midday until the first week of December.
CAP money will run according to interest

For more information please call Yvonne Denize on 431 3234, yvonne.denize@capnz.org, or visit www.capnz.org

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, branded calendars 

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. Read more about out Corporate Gifts here

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House Numbers & Signs
Sarah C House Numbers will add colour to your home.  Create an easily recognised entry at your gate, on a letterbox or your  front door. A fantastic gift idea as these are light and easy to post.  Each tile is a laminated 4mm aluminum panel. House Numbers come in two  sizes, small 65 x 200mm or large 200 x 550mm. Four different designs  to choose. SMALL TILES $15 EACH LARGE TILES $85 EACH
We can Customise to your space and requirements. Priced per sign depending on what you want.

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

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 nov-301Come in and have a look at all our gorgeous new stock, the 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 !!!

We post and package within New Zealand and overseas, or contact us for a Smashed Pipi Gallery gift voucher

Drop in, then 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 of Mangawhai

bennetts new-548Oh so fancy...
We've had a makeover! Old and new favourites, tasting just as good and looking better than ever.

Shop in store or online.

bens halloween-931Halloween Treets
Spooky sweets for Halloween are now available in store and online!

Come in to the café to relax with our new seasonal menu

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-361Leabourns Passenger Service Ltd 

Providing transport in the Mangawhai area for over 50 years

We can transport your group to local restaurants, Christmas functions, Local events, Weddings, Airport Transfers and connections to Naked Bus and Northliner.

Call us to make your booking for your group transport. Remember - GROUP TRAVEL IS MILES BETTER

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 

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All ages welcome!!

If you are a horse lover or would just like to give it a try, then this is the place come. Quality horses, scenic trails, and friendly guides, we can cater to all, no experience needed - Private lessons, Beach rides, Forest treks, Functions and much more!

A great way to get started if you have an interest in horses.

Business cards have arrived! If you would like some of these, let me know!

Phone Lucy: 0211748161
Facebook us!!

sandbar-173-242Sandbar Restaurant, Cafe & Bar

Where the locals meet to eat

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

Sandbar has established itself as Mangawhai Heads own "Place to go". We promise the warmest of welcomes to all, whenever you visit. Our menu is ever evolving using fresh, locally sourced & produced ingredients whenever possible.

Our wine list is proudly New Zealand focused, with a strong presence of our local producers - Lochiel Estate, Estuary Vineyard, Millars Vineyard & Te Whai Bay.
We serve Atomic's Veloce Coffee (100% fair trade).

Whether you are looking for a quiet afternoon drink soaking up the Northland sun in our courtyard, a coffee and a light bite to eat on the couch by the fireplace, or an A La Carte experience in our cosy 30 seat dining room, we are well equipped to cater to your needs. Just drop in to see us!

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!

Pop in and enjoy a quiet afternoon drink while soaking up the Northland sun in our courtyard.​

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
Email: bikemangawhai@gmail.com


2016 NZ mountain biking calendars in store. $19.99 each.

Rayders Cycle Club

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.

We are now ready for Junior membership and with this membership is the formalising of mountainbike Mondays and Holiday program / away rides to Woodhill and other neat trails.
It also gives some support to the Bike Bus and myself as a Coach. 

Mountainbike Mondays will continue to be $5 for members and $10 for non members.
Holiday rides $10 for members and $20 for non members.
Away rides free for members and $10 for non members.
Bike bus free for members and will only be available for club members with 20" wheels or bigger.

Calendar of Rides
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Full calendar of rides can be seen on Facebook

Join us for a social ride or training session. See our website for the next ride or more information http://www.bikenorthland.co.nz/mangawhai-rayders/.

mini golf-51Mini Golf

Mangawhai Fishing and Tackle
8 Wood Street
Mangawhai Heads.

Open 7 Days      
Adults $6.00
12 years and under $3.00
Family Concession of 2 Adults and 2 Children   $15.00.

Ph:  09 431 5385

frog-12Frog 'n' Kiwi 

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

This French-Kiwi café and bistro does great counter food, good-value  lunch specials – also available to takeaway – and more refined French classics at night.

beau-607Beaujolais Evening Thurs 19th & Sat 21st November
The Beaujolais will arrive at the Frog....Don't miss to try the first french wine of the year in France!! 

2 nights to celebrate ....You have the choice!!!

Be quick to book...

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! 

football-367Mangawhai Football Club

Kids Summer Football Training is available!

Saturdays starting 31st October 2015 at the Mangawhai Domain

Register and pay online!

2-3pm ages 5-9
3-4pm ages 10-14

Training will run for 8 weeks, last day will be Saturday, 19th December.

Training provided by Football Coach Grant van Dalsum.

If you have any queries please email mangawhaifootballclub@gmail.com.


Te Whai Bay Wines

te whai-215We have found some great local producers to supply yummy food for our platters and cellar shop. They include: Mangawhai Meats for salami and other small goods, grinning Gecko for organic Cheeses, Tara Lodge for chutneys etc, Long Flat Bacon Company for ham and smoked chicken, and our neighbours on King Road- Olives on Hill and Fig N Delicious.

Drop in to enjoy this fabulous local produce and a glass or two of Te Whai Bay wine.

We now have an On Licence  and have platters available to go with wine by the glass or bottle  which can be enjoyed in our al fresco dining area among the vines.

Our latest release is a perfect wine to enjoy on a lovely spring afternoon. Come and try our 2015 Rose soon.

Our 2014 Pinot Gris has recently won bronze in the New Zealand International wine show and the New World wine awards.

The wine is sweet and fruitful on the palate with a gentle background of citrus. Enjoy the wine slightly chilled with your favourite nibbles.

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


kakariki-145The beautiful luscious ANTIPODES range now with FREE Reincarnation Facial Exfoliator when you buy any 2 products. Worth $47.50 it's a nice free gift.

Health supplements, organic food ,gifts & homeware, baby clothes & needs.
Mangawhai Osteopathy, Pilates and Yoga,  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 now works four days a week.  Please see her website for extended hours: 

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

mangawhai osteo-180Mangawhai Osteopathy

MANGAWHAI OSTEOPATHY ACC Accredited (Pilates and Yoga)
52 Moir Street (Bennett's Complex)
Mangawhai Village 0505
Tel: 09 431 4070
Opening hours: 
Tuesday 9.20-6pm
Wednesday 7-12noon
Thursday 11-6pm
Friday 7-12noon
or telephone: 09 431 4070.
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Jacquelyn Schirmer
Registered Osteopath
ACC Accredited
Certified Pilates & Yoga
Jacquelyn Schirmer BBSc BOst (London)
Registered Osteopath, Yoga and Pilates teacher
To book an appointment click here: http://www.mangawhaiosteopathy.co.nz/book-now/

harvest1-926Harvest Blue Café & Bistro  

Our kitchen has had its makeover and we are ready to take on Summer!!

Raw Harvest and Wild Blue Workshop
Tuesday 10th Nov 5.30 .
Book in and join us for a mouth-watering, vibrant and fun evening of whole foods. The last workshop was a hit!

Contact Vanessa at Harvest Blue on 09 4314111 to reserve your place, and bring a friend to enjoy the delicious banquet from 7:45pm for an extra $20.

Raw Cacao Chocolate Making
Tuesday 24th November
Join us and make your own chocolates! With only the finest raw certified organic and fairtrade ingredients and filled with a choice of organic flavourings plus great company your evening will be sweet as.

Bookings required!!

Theme night coming up 3rd Dec, watch for more info!!

We're a local cafe and bistro showcasing the best fresh produce Mangawhai and New Zealand have to offer, with dietary requirement foods our specialty.

Start your day off right with the best food in town!

Opening hours:
Open daily 8 - 2
Friday & Sat nights from 6 - late

We have local artists displaying their art work.....
All very welcome to call in to view this amazing work!!!

198 Molesworth Drive

Mangawhai, New Zealand
09-431 4111
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Kaiwaka Community Cinema 

Looking for something to do?


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


Furniture Candy DIY Workshop
Do you spend hours preparing the piece of furniture you want to give new life to or a refurb? Well, not anymore! Easy to mix, easy to apply, goes on virtually any surface and comes in a variety of colours, this product is Websters Chalk Paint powder marketed locally as Furniture Candy.

It’s the real deal and Jill Brown is running a workshop in Mangawhai this month to demonstrate and instruct on the use of this magic product then has plans to run more from January or according to demand. You do need to book.

Call Jill 0274 720 041 or

mangawhai fishing-47Mangawhai 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.

Come and meet the crew, everyone welcome!  Friendly family atmosphere,  drinks, bar Snacks, members, friends & guests alike all welcome at the club.
Situated in a great location the club provides opportunities for its members to partake in various social activities which are organised throughout the year.

Upcoming Event: Mark your Calendars now!

Carters Builders Day

Friday 13th Nov
Everyone welcome
6am start 4pm weigh in
$30 entries, tickets available from Carters Mangawhai
Any enquires please contact Isabel Hollis: 021685851


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Jennys Rural Craft Shop  

We now have a website, check it out at jennysruralcraftshop.co.nz

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

Come for a drive and see all the nice craft made around from local people, we also have Gift Vouchers. 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. 

Gift vouchers available!!

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

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IMG 0210-720Beauty Within

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.
Don't be disappointed get in now & secure an appointment for the lead up to Christmas it’s booking up fast

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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mashed Pipi cafe/restaurant is open for business again, although Helen says there are more changes to come! Open Tuesday to Sunday frrom 8.30am, with bar meals available in the evening. 

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

Aotearoa Surf School
aotearoa-705Aotearoa Surf's after school program for Term's 4 & 1 has now been confirmed. We are calling in the "Junior Surfers Club"

The Junior Surfers Club is for kids 7-12 and will be operating from Te Arai Beach every Monday at 4.00pm for 1.5 hours and 5.30pm for 1.5 hours. (We are in the process of requesting the Heads Surf Life Saving Club as our ongoing venue)

The cost is $165 / term for 8 sessions
All equipment is provided! Surfboards, Wetsuits, Sunscreen, Water and surfers very own Surfing NZ Wave Warrior Log Book
It is only $115 for surfers with own board and wetsuit

Spaces are very limited!

Water safety and surfing coaching is our #1 focus, however we will operate other water activities should conditions not be suitable for surfing such as Stand Up Paddle boarding and Kayaking.

At all times junior surfers will be coached, trained and supervised in everything they do. Junior Surfers Club will operate at the same time every week without fail!

  • Learn to Stand Up Paddleboard/Kayak
  • Qualified and experienced coaches
    Discounts for:
    • school groups
    • families 
    • corporates
    • hens parties
    • kids parties
    • surfing for the disabled 
    • private lessons.
  • Wetsuit and board hire also available.
Happy surfing!
Che, Mitch & Kirsty

11 Te Arai Pt Rd
Te Arai
9 431 5760
027 250 7906.
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White Ribbon Rally
12.30pm, 25 November

Domestic Violence Awareness Mangawhai Zonta will be Marching in Whangarei this year, we encourage anyone to join. 

White Ribbon is an international movement to end men’s violence towards women. Each November, White Ribbon runs a month-long campaign that culminates on 25 November, White Ribbon Day.


For information contact Sue Poynter from the Zonta Club of Mangawhai, 0275556636

Mangawhai Netball Club AGM

Monday 9th November 2015 7.30pm
The Club Mangawhai Heads
All welcome!!

All enquiries to mangawhainetball@yahoo.co.nz

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SeniorNet Mangawhai 

3d printer presentation 19th
10.30 - 12.30 all welcome $5 entry fee
Mangawhai Club, Molesworth Dr

Have you heard about 3D printers and want to know more?Come along to our presentation on 3D printers with a demonstration to showcase the printer and what it can do. Everyone welcome, members and non-members.

$5 includes morning tea, no need to book. Come and join us.

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 Mangawhai Club. 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.

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

Mangawhai Artists

Artists ass-809Work on the new gallery for the thriving Mangawhai Art group is progressing well in the village with the outside now in the process of painting, and the interior lined with MDF in preparation for painting. Spotlights and a mini kitchen will complete the picture, and the group hopes to have the gallery open for its first exhibition in November.  Watch this space!...

A big team turned up to lend a hand at a recent working bee with members keen to get the gallery open for the summer. 

A big to Placemakers and Chemwash for assisting us with materials and services for the renovation, and thanks to all those who have turned up to help paint the gallery - with special thanks to Bill Adams who has been very busy lining the interior.

Catch Up
Come along and meet fellow artists for a coffee at Harvest Blue Café at 10.00am on Wednesday 28th October, being the last Wednesday of the month. We have had several new members join us recently, more new members are also welcome.

Artists who wish to join the group or Friends who simply would like to be involved and be invited to exhibition openings etc. are most welcome to   contact Jan. 

To book contact Jan Grover at jbgrover@clear.net.nz
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Claudia-57Claudia Moir - NZ Travel Brokers 

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

Now is the EARLY BIRD season for Europe!
If you are thinking about a trip to Europe next year, now is the best time to book your flights, rental car, tour or cruise! Great specials out from many airlines and also Early Bird discounts on tours and cruises, including the popular river cruises!

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.

Contact me now for a quote!

Claudia Moir
NZ Travel Brokers Mangawhai
Ph:  09 431 5899 or  021 431589


Buzz Me-512Buzz Me Passenger Service

Sober driver
Silly season coming up and the temptation to overimbibe?
BUZZ ME seven day passenger service.
“Stay alive- let me drive.”

Call Lesley on 027 241 7285

MAZ - Mangawhai Activity Zone

MyPad articleMyPad Auction – Mangawhai Heads
MAZ has begun 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.

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.


floral-854Annual floral & craft show 
Yes, it’s show season. The Annual Mangawhai Women's Institute Floral & Craft Show is to be held Friday October 30 at the Mangawhai Village Library Hall.

Classes for all ages and abilities:

  • Cut flowers
  • Floral displays
  • Vegetables
  • Cooking
  • Art
  • Craft
  • Photography competitions.
Just 20 cents per competition entry which need to be in between 8.30am10.45am on the day. The show is then open to the public.

Queries to Marie (09) 948 3408.


Mangawhai Golf Club 

NEW!  Pay Your Sub in Monthly Installments.  
Check with Office for details.


Twilight on Fridays Summer Twilight has tee-off times between midday and 4.30pm each Friday.   Please book early as we are getting very good fields.   A Twilight Handicap system is being operated so please make sure you check the handicap list on display before you tee off. 

Tolopf Trophy Lesley and Vern are again sponsoring this popular day on Sunday 9 November. Mixed pairs (that means 1 man, 1 woman), 2BBB Nett.  Cards in by 9.00am at the latest for a 9.30am shotgun.   This is not a "roll-up" event - names must be pre-entered on the start sheet in the Golf Shop.  Find your own partner, open to any category of Mangawhai membership.

Monday Morning Men  

Tuesday Ladies From Labour Weekend onward, please note that you need to have cards in by 8.30am for a 9.00am start, as per the well-read Programme Book.

Online Booking Please use this whenever possible.  You need to register at 
www.golf.co.nz first, obtain your lohin and password, thereafter make bookings through that sire or via our own website, www.mangawhaigolf.co.nz (go to the Members section once you've logged in).   

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.


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



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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 November 19th. 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


cricket-718Rodney Cricket

Rodney Cricket is offering free have-a-go Milo cricket session in Mangawahi this summer.

These will be held at Mangawhai Domain or the Mangawhai Activity zone each week during the cricket season, these are for all Year 1-4 school aged kids.

The final details are still to be confirmed but what can be confirmed is below with my contact details of those with kids who would be interested in participating.

Website: http://www.sportsground.co.nz/rodneycricket/29151/2 and has the detail on there also

November 4th to December 16th
ime: 4pm - 5.30pm
Venue: Mangawhai Domain.
Age: School year 1-4
Equipment: This will be provided.
Queries: Kevin Forde – Mobile 021 795 072; Email: kevin.forde@nff.org.nz



gardenramble-188Palmers Garden Ramble

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

Tickets available from:

  • Fresh, Mangawhai Village
  • Books & Gifts, Mangawhai Heads
  • Hammer Hardware, Waipu
  • Jacques Superstore, Kaiwaka
  • Woody's Winners, Wellsford
  • The Information Centre, Warkworth
  • Palmers Planet, Albany

If you're further afield than this you can also order and purchase tickets online or over the phone to be posted out.

To order tickets or for more information please contact the Mangawhai Kindergarten Ph: 094314333 or Email: mangawhai@aka.org.nz

light garden-554Mark it on your calendar now!

A first time special event; a garden lighting night viewing!!  21 gardens, 3 brand new exhibitors. Several of our most highly recommended gardens are back again. Raffles, Refreshments, Photo displays, Animals, Stalls, Art... There is surely something for everyone this year. We are also very lucky to have the continued sponsorship from Palmers Planet! A big thanks to the Palmers Planet team for their support.


blue-179Blue Adventures Ltd

Phone: (0064) 22 630 5705
Email: bookings@blueadventures.co.nz
Web: www.blueadventures.co.nz

Kite camps & clinics, downwinders, demo days, wake clinics, moonlight, sup tours and free monthly events....
Blue Aventures has a range of fun events planner for you this season..... 

Find us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/BlueAdventuresNZ
Sign up to our Newsletter: http://eepurl.com/mIYMT

NB  The next newsletter  will be December 2015

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


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