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Waipu in Tartan – 30 days of quirkiness, art, heritage, sport & more

By Jeannie McKee | June 19, 2016 | 0 Comments

The Waipu in Tartan programme for July 2016 is out now! July will be an exciting month in this little Northland town with an eclectic mix of events scheduled, there is surely something to appeal to everyone. A bit of history This will be my first Waipu in Tartan where I’m actually aware of what the celebrations are all about,…

Waipu in Tartan 2016 – List of Events

By Jeannie McKee | June 18, 2016 | 0 Comments

Waipu in Tartan is a month long celebration of heritage in the small Northland town of Waipu.  Below is the list of events for July 2016. Friday 1st July – International Tartan Day The Waipu pipe band parade from 11am from the Police Station. Join Waipu Primary School and don your tartan and join in the parade.…

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WATCH: Award winning photography filmed in Waipu Caves

By Jeannie McKee | June 17, 2016 | 0 Comments

Jordan and Jenna are a Canadian couple who packed up their life in Canada and moved to New Zealand to film their adventure travels.  They have filmed themselves taking part in most of the adventure tourism activities that New Zealand has to offer. Glowworm caves would not normally be associated with adventure tourism, however if you are…

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Beach and Boat – Marsden Cove Marina

By Jeannie McKee | June 17, 2016 | Comments Off on Beach and Boat – Marsden Cove Marina

Century Batteries Beach and Boat Fishing Competition Going strong for over a decade! This popular fishing competition has been going for over 10 years and is held annually in February at Marsden Cove Marina. There is huge support from South Island fishermen with contestants traveling from Invercargill, Dunedin, Christchurch and the West Coast. The Beach and Boat fishing…

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Waipu House Concert – Flute, Piano & Song

By Jeannie McKee | June 3, 2016 | Comments Off on Waipu House Concert – Flute, Piano & Song

Blacksheepfarm is proud to once again present an event in the Grand Lounge of the Country Homestead. Sunday 10 July  3.30pm Country Homestead at Black Sheep Farm, 1034 Cove Rd, Waipu Cove. Tickets $40 – Concert and refreshments afterwards  Email: homestead@blacksheepfarm.co.nz  Tel: (09) 4320435  Book online at Www.blacksheepfarm.co.nz Tickets are limited so early bookings are essential…

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Art’nTartan Wearable Art Awards 2016

By Jeannie McKee | June 2, 2016 | 0 Comments

Art’nTartan Tickets on SALE now!! Tickets for this year’s Art’n’Tartan Wearable Art Awards shows on 22nd and 23rd July have only been on sale for just over a week but are already selling like hot cakes.   In past years, people have missed out by not getting their tickets early enough so now is the…

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YOGA – Stretch, Strengthen, Flow

By Jeannie McKee | May 2, 2016 | 2 Comments

Local Yoga instructor Titima Gwilliam is running a day time Yoga class for 8 weeks on Wednesday’s at the Waipu Church Hall.  A combined class of Yoga flow and Yin Yoga. Aid your immune system, reduce the severity of winter ills, strengthen the ligaments around the joints, build on your core strength.  Feel the difference of…

Waipu Rugby Club Celebrates 140 Years

By Jeannie McKee | April 28, 2016 | 0 Comments

Waipu Rugby Club is 140 years old Join in the weekend of celebration! Friday Night – 1st July Mix and mingle in the club rooms Saturday 2nd July from 9am ALL teams (Junior and Senior) playing @home Saturday Night – 2nd July (doors open 6pm) Celebration dinner and dance in the Celtic Barn Tickets $70 (contact…

Marsden Lions Charity Golf Tournament 2016

By Jeannie McKee | April 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

Get a team together and support this worthy cause! Supporting NEST (Helicopter Service) & Ruakaka Surf Live Saving Patrol @Waipu Golf Club Friday 10th June $75 Per Player (Includes a meal, course fees & player prizes) Contact: Gladys Rowsell (09) 432 8661 or 027 293 8938 Email: marsdenlions@gmail.com

2016 Northland Primary School Surfing Champs

By Jeannie McKee | March 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

Entries are open for the 2016 Northland Primary School Surfing Champs. 16th April 2016 8am – 5pm @ Waipu Cove Categories are Girls and Boys 9 and under and 13 and under. Enter online here Contact northlandsurfing@gmail.com for more information.