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Tartan in the Park in Waipu

By Rosemary Neave | October 15, 2009 | 0 Comments

Tartan in the Park¬© is a competition for “Fun & Fashionable Tartanwear” We invite you to enter! We aim to show the public that Tartan is a contemporary fabric that can be worn in a multitude of styles in the 21st century! Set your imagination free & enter your design. Design¬† -¬† Show¬† – ¬†…

Waipu does Movember 09

By Rosemary Neave | October 14, 2009 | 1 Comment

Movember kicks off its fourth annual campaign in New Zealand, rallying men to grow moustaches for the month of November to raise funds and awareness for prostate cancer and depression. In New Zealand, funds raised by Movember will benefit the Cancer Society and the Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand, these organisations are dedicated to…

Whiskey Tasting in Waipu

By Rosemary Neave | October 11, 2009 | 2 Comments

Michael Fraser Milne from Whisky Galore in Christchurch will conduct the tasting, an in-depth, regional look at this most complex and wonderful nectar. Michael is a importer and distributor of fine whiskies and a “Keeper of the Quaich” and conducts whisky tastings throughout NZ. 7.30pm 14 October 2009 Waipu Coronation Hall Organised by Waipu Off…

World Famous in Waipu – who is it?

By Rosemary Neave | September 30, 2009 | 0 Comments

Sue Welford and Maggie Wistrand have been hard at it preparing the 2010 Waipu Calendar. It is entitled World Famous in Waipu – who will be on it??? Come along to the launch at 7.30pm at the Waipu RSA on 17 October to find out. Meals available from 6pm everyone welcome.

Get involved in Conservation Issues in Bream Bay

By Rosemary Neave | September 30, 2009 | 0 Comments

Local DOC worker Abby Meagher is keen to work with people who would like to do conservation volunteering in Waipu, Bream Bay and Mangawhai by contacting me.

The Godwits have arrived

By Rosemary Neave | September 25, 2009 | 0 Comments

Bev and Ron McCracken of One Tree Point have reported their first sighting this season of hundreds of Godwits landing on the beach at Marsden Bay at the turn of the tide on Sunday 19 September. Around 4,000 bar tailed godwits return to Whangarei Harbour each summer after overwintering in Siberia and Alaska.¬† They fly…

Mangawhai Activity Zone – model for Waipu?

By Rosemary Neave | September 20, 2009 | 1 Comment

Where do the children play…. Just came across this great Utube clip of the planned Mangawhai Activity Zone – park, BMX, skateboards and more – fantastic initiative I hope Waipu can learn from.

A Kiwi Pilgrimage..

By Rosemary Neave | September 19, 2009 | 0 Comments

Rachel and her husband live in Minneap0lis and “We are moving to New Zealand for a year to become hikers and celebrate the married/no kids years.” I met them walking along Uretiti Beach near Waipu in Northland,¬† with packs – they are have come from Cape Reinga on Te Ara Roa – The Long Pathway…

Waipu now has petrol…. whoopee!!!

By Rosemary Neave | September 16, 2009 | 2 Comments

The new Gasoline Alley is up and going in Waipu’s main street – it looks great and once again traffic is coming back into the village to fill up, and not before time according to some of the locals and retailers. Local idendity George Phiske and his guide dog, did the honours in early September,…

2010 Waipu Calendar back by popular demand

By Rosemary Neave | September 15, 2009 | 2 Comments

There’s a whisper going around the village of Waipu¬† that next year’s funding raising WAIPU CALENDAR is well on its way to being completed. Yes, fantatical fotographers Sue Welford and Maggie Wistrand are at it again and the launch date for next year’s calendar – hopefully mid-October – will soon be announced. Last year’s calendar…