Places to Go

Ready, Set, Go! Waipu Cycle & Walkway Opening

waipu-cycle-track

Save the date for the official opening of the Waipu Cycle and Walkway  When:  Sunday 14th August 10am  Where:  NSP Car Park (opp 60 Cove Road)  Refreshments & Information Stand Festivities/ formalities  will be held in the NSP car park, starting at 10am when everyone can have a ride or walk on the trail and come back…

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Tartan 9 Hole Tournament 2016

9 hole ambrose

9 Hole Ambrose fun tournament Sunday 3rd July from 1pm Prizes for best dressed in tartan Golf carts available Cafe will be open Get your team together for a fun afternoon Tickets are $40 for a team of four Contact the golf shop on 09 432 0259 or email waipu@golf.co.nz for a social day out.

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Waipu House Concert – Flute, Piano & Song

waipu house concert

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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Makakohe Limestone Island

MV Waipapa Whangarei Harbour Cruises

I have often looked out on Matakohe Limestone Island in Whangarei Harbour and thought I would love to go there. I had heard of the replanting work which began in 1990 when it was made a scenic reserve and the re-introduction of kiwi, lizards and other birds which now thrive in this predator free world. Last…

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The beaches of the Whangarei Inner Harbour

Graham St Beach, One Tree Poin

Late  1970s my parents Jack and Flo Searing built a walkway down to a small inner harbour beach at Graham St One Tree Point.   They used to sit on the beach everyday and swim. There are now two rocks on the beach – one called Jack and one called Flo.  For many years they were…

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Upgrade Mowing

Let me help! Specialised machinery for steep rough terrain scrub cutting section clearing mowing buffalo grass fence lines orchards dams Contact Person: John Cowlishaw Phone: 09 432 1670   027 922 0572 Email: jaycisme@yahoo.com Website:  http://upgrademowing.com/ Facebook Street Address: Waipu,

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New Cafe at Marsden Cove Marina

Story edited from Bream Bay News – sign up to get their newsletter delivered to your inbox! Land and Sea Café, Bar and Eatery Kimberley Smythe is the new owner of the cafe at Marsden Cove Marina, which is to be relaunched as the Land and Sea Café, Bar and Eatery.  It is situated where…

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Maori have a proud History in Waipu and Bream Bay

Marsden B Power Station before it was dismantled

Thanks to Marilyn of the Bream Bay News for printing this report.  Ever since I have been living in Waipu, I have tried to uncover more of this story, and it has not been easy.  At first I was told there were no Maori here when the Nova Scotians arrived, then that Maori assisted them,…

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