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Waipu Montana Poetry Day Winners

By Rosemary Neave | August 2, 2009 | Comments Off on Waipu Montana Poetry Day Winners

The winners of this year’s Bream Bay News Poetry Competition: are Michael McRae (Primary School Section), Rachel Roberts (Secondary School Section) and Peter Stevensen (Open Section.) Each received a $50 book voucher at the Montana Poetry Day Evening held at Cafe 45 in Waipu on Friday night, 24 July.

Waipu Sunday Markets a success and will keep going monthly

By Rosemary Neave | July 20, 2009 | Comments Off on Waipu Sunday Markets a success and will keep going monthly

Waipu Sunday Markets and “Jane’s Caf√©” had their second outing yesterday and was once again a great success.¬† Great food and wine for sale, the caf√© did a great trade, lots of local fruit and veges, german sausages, boutique beer, honey, olive oil and great local crafts – Sue Matthews cloth tiki’s and woodwork.¬† This…

A Project whose time has come?

By Rosemary Neave | July 3, 2009 | 0 Comments

Over 50 people attended a public meeting in Waipu to discuss the issues concerning the development of a multipurpose concrete recreational area in Waihoihoi Park. The meeting had been called by the Waipu Residents and Ratepayers Association who had had representations from the parent’s of young folk in Waipu. The meeting was chaired by Councilor…

Tartan Week in Waipu is hotting up

By Rosemary Neave | June 29, 2009 | Comments Off on Tartan Week in Waipu is hotting up

Tartan Week in Waipu has begun with tartan scarves and kilts dusted off ‚Äì the band paraded in the street, tartan scarves abound, a special exhibition has opened in the Waipu Museum, kilts were worn to Church in the annual Kirkin o the Tartan in Waipu Presbyterian Church, and some kilts were even worn in…

Mid-Winter Swim at Waipu Cove

By Rosemary Neave | June 29, 2009 | Comments Off on Mid-Winter Swim at Waipu Cove

The surf was rough and the tide full at Waipu Cove on Sunday 28 June when the Waipu Surf Club hosted the annual Winter@waipu midwinter swim. About 20 brave souls donned costumes of every variety and about the same number came to watch and laugh. A couple of dogs joined in the fun as we…

Circool Circus to launch the 2009 Winter@waipu Festival

By Rosemary Neave | May 24, 2009 | Comments Off on Circool Circus to launch the 2009 Winter@waipu Festival

For the fifth year, the June Long weekend will see the start of Winter@Waipu celebrations – with circus, markets and a Matariki celebration at the Waipu Cemetery Bream Bay has its own Circus – and on the afternoon of Sat 30 May they will be celebrating their second birthday – you are invited to come…

Big Tartan Day Celebrations for Small Northland Town

By Rosemary Neave | May 22, 2009 | 0 Comments

Waipu, 1.5 hours north of the Auckland Harbour Bridge, is famous for its proud Scots heritage and the Annual Highland Games held at New Year. When local entrepreneur Rosemary Neave suggested a Winter festival five years ago, Winter@waipu was born. Neave was keen to connect Waipu with other national and international celebrations, so she hit…

Waipu Scottish Heritage

By Rosemary Neave | May 10, 2009 | 0 Comments

Waipu is a Northland Town with a strong Scottish heritage Waipu Museum The best small museum in New Zealand – Discover Waipu’s rich heritage and Scottish/Nova Scotian origins. Waipu Heritage Trail Established in 2002, this trail will take you back to the early Scottish settlement of Waipu, visiting landmarks and buildings marked by distinctive limestone…

Winter@waipu 2009 Ready to Roll…

By Rosemary Neave | April 24, 2009 | Comments Off on Winter@waipu 2009 Ready to Roll…

Bream Bay in Northland is a well known summer playground, and for the 5th year it is once again hosting the Winter@waipu festival in 2009.You may have noticed Circool Circus around the area – at Christmas Parades and community events. Circool Circus are launching the festival on Saturday 30 May with an afternoon celebrating 2…