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Ruakaka Spring Flower Show and Garden Visits

By Rosemary Neave | September 10, 2009 | 0 Comments

The Marsden Bay Garden Club is once again organising a local community event, this time it is the Spring Flower Show & Garden Visits.¬† There will also be plant, produce & craft stalls, patchwork quilt display and a superb cafe. At Ruakaka Memorial Hall Cnr Sandford Road & SH1, Ruakaka Friday 30th October 1-30pm –…

Naja’s Garden Centre, Mangawhai

By Rosemary Neave | September 2, 2009 | 1 Comment

Naja Garden Centre at Mangawhai Heads specialises in quality coastal plants- and with the added attraction of a gift shop and caf√© making great coffee, it is a must for gardeners to visit. Naja Garden Centre has been operating since 1981, and has built its reputation on giving great advice and really knowing about plants,…

Waipu petrol station Official Opening

By Rosemary Neave | September 2, 2009 | 0 Comments

Come along 5 September at 10am Owners of the site, Rick Stolwerk and Paul Wickham welcome the community to the opening ceremony and a celebratory barbecue to be held afterwards. Waipu has been without a petrol supply since the end of April when the BP oil company removed its aging tanks and fuel pumps from…

Highland Games featured on Air New Zealand billboards

By Rosemary Neave | September 2, 2009 | 0 Comments

Air New Zealand has this poster advertising the Waipu Highland Games on its billboards in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch. “Through to the end of August we’re showcasing some lesser known and varied New Zealand events that kiwis can get out and see,” said Lara Harrison a media liaison for the airline. More

Macbeth in Whangarei

By Rosemary Neave | August 21, 2009 | Comments Off on Macbeth in Whangarei

Bogwood Productions will be unveiling their 2009 Shakespeare production in mid-September : the classic Macbeth , directed by Kelly Johnson and starring Jarrod Tuck and Natasha Foster in the title roles. Macbeth runs from September 17th-26th and tickets, priced at $20 and $10 for students, are available from the Arts Promotion Trust and AlterEgo Costume…

Spine-chilling masterpiece Macbeth in Whangarei

By Rosemary Neave | August 4, 2009 | Comments Off on Spine-chilling masterpiece Macbeth in Whangarei

Bogwood Productions go from strength to strength. Their most ambitious project yet, William Shakespeare’s spine-chilling masterpiece Macbeth , opens at the Arts Promotion Trust in Whangarei in mid-September 2009.

Waipu Goes Wireless..

By Rosemary Neave | August 2, 2009 | 1 Comment

The mainstreet of the small Northland Village of Waipu has gone Wireless.¬† Waipu’s scottish heritage is well known and reflected in its Annual Highland Games and Tartan Week celebrations – it even has its own Pipe Band.¬† Waipu is proud of its heritage, but not just locked into the past – it has now stepped…

Whale Watching in Waipu – Bream Bay

By Rosemary Neave | August 2, 2009 | 0 Comments

It was the last day in July, I had already had a lovely walk with the dog on Uretiti Beach.¬† I arrived home and friends told me there was a whale in the Bay. What to do – its a 10 minute drive, I had lots of work to do…¬† But how many times do…

Tartan Week Parade in Waipu

By Rosemary Neave | August 2, 2009 | Comments Off on Tartan Week Parade in Waipu

Tartan Week in 2009 was great – and I think it can only get bigger and better and more fun.¬† My dream is to get everyone in the town wearing tartan for the whole week, and others coming to visit and wear their tartan and enjoy what we have to offer.¬† Here are the photos…

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.