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Junction PEOPLE & HAPPENINGS

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BAYSIDE BEACH HOUSE

Snells Beach Snells Beach

WATERFRONT

Tawharanui Tawharanui

26 Schooner Avenue, Snells Beach 923923 Takatu Road Takatu Road

6 Trevally Place 6 Trevally Place

3 A 3 A1 B 1 B2 C 2 C2 D 2 D2 F 2 F For For SaleSale $1,059,000 $1,059,000 Phone for viewing times Phone for viewing times Dallas Honey 027027 477 477 9957 Dallas Honey 9957 dallas.honey@bayleys.co.nz dallas.honey@bayleys.co.nz

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4 A 2 B C D EE 4 A 2black B3 and 3 C2white 2 D Crisp, clean and contemporary this architect For Sale For Sale designed five bedroom holiday escape sits metres from the white Kellie Bissett 027027 530530 6843 Kellie Bissett 6843 sand beach at Whisper Cove on the Matakana Coast. Private and kellie.bissett@bayleys.co.nz kellie.bissett@bayleys.co.nz peaceful, and one of only three waterfront properties to enjoy this outstanding waterside position at the centre of the bay. A Grand lifestyle proportions Grand lifestyle proportions With a stunning connection to the surrounding With a stunning connection to the surrounding striking coastal escape or permanent home.

Brand new by by thethe beach Brand new beach Fabulous contemporary home a short strollstroll to to Fabulous contemporary home a short the beach. Positioned to maximise the sun, the beach. Positioned to maximise the sun, easy, single levellevel living, withwith an edgy design and and easy, single living, an edgy design attention to detail ensures this this home stands out out attention to detail ensures home stands fromfrom the crowd. Generous open planplan living, the crowd. Generous open living, enhanced withwith raking ceiling, and and youryour master enhanced raking ceiling, master suitesuite open to ato large private courtyard. There's open a large private courtyard. There's plenty of space for family and and friends. Proving plenty of space for family friends. Proving to be popular destination withwith its relaxed toabe a popular destination its relaxed lifestyle and and an abundance of attractions, come lifestyle an abundance of attractions, come and and see see what life on Coast offers. what lifethe on Matakana the Matakana Coast offers.

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landscape and and an impressive architect designed landscape an impressive architect designed residence thatthat oversees Christian Bay Bay and and the the residence oversees Christian beautiful waters of Kawau Bay,Bay, this this private beautiful waters of Kawau private spacious home is designed for the and and the the spacious home is designed for sun the sun views. WithWith grand proportions the property is is views. grand proportions the property complimented by aby pool, additional garaging complimented a pool, additional garaging and and workshop, landscaping, oliveolive groves, and and workshop, landscaping, groves, the original standalone 'farmhouse' riperipe for for the original standalone 'farmhouse' renovation. On the of Tawharanui renovation. On shoulder the shoulder of Tawharanui Regional ParkPark andKellie ten minutes fromfrom Matakana Regional and ten Bissett minutes 027Matakana 530 6843 Village. Village.

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CLASSIC CALIFORNIA LIFESTYLE

381 Whitmore Road, Matakana Matakana Matakana

Matakana Matakana

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114114 Matakana Valley Road Matakana Valley Road

Completely renovated to an exceptional standard with all the 4 A 1 B 2 C 4 A 1 B 2classic C2 D 2 four D bedroom conveniences of contemporary living, this Auction (unless sold Auction (unless sold California bungalow is sympathetic to prior) theprior) era and set on one 10am, Thu Thu 16 Aug 20182018 10am, 16 Aug hectare of carefully landscaped grounds on desirable Whitmore 41 Queen Street, Warkworth 41 Queen Street, Warkworth View Sat/Sun 1-1.30pm View Sat/Sun 1-1.30pm Road. Water views to Tongue Farm, Matakana and minutes from Dahnie Burton 021 021 628 628 327 327 Dahnie Burton the deep-water bay at Buckleton Beach. Jenni Marsh 021 021 717 719 Jenni Marsh 717 719

For For SaleSale fromfrom $585,000 $585,000 Shailenne Parkes 021 021 117 9142 Shailenne Parkes 117 9142 shailenne.parkes@bayleys.co.nz shailenne.parkes@bayleys.co.nz Helen Bartrom 021 021 130 130 63816381 Helen Bartrom helen.bartrom@bayleys.co.nz helen.bartrom@bayleys.co.nz MACKYS REAL ESTATE LTD, BAYLEYS, MACKYS REAL ESTATE LTD, BAYLEYS, LICENSED UNDER THE REA LICENSED UNDER THEACT REA2008 ACT 2008

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Only two sections left! Only two sections left! TwoTwo soldsold - two available. - two available. Central Matakana lifestyle sections. Secure youryour Central Matakana lifestyle sections. Secure preferred position withwith titlestitles due due end end of 2018. preferred position of 2018.

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Central village ease Central village ease The The village, markets and and schools are just down village, markets schools are just down the road and and the lawn is fully fenced for the the road the lawn is fully fenced for kids the kids and and petspets - the- living is easy here! the living is easy here!

850m± - 1,180m± 850m± - 1,180m± Exclusively positioned in the Exclusively positioned in latest the latest development withwith fabulous ruralrural views in in development fabulous views Penney Rise.Rise. Penney

Open planplan living flows to the north Open living flows to generous the generous north facing decks and and the large flat lawn. facing decks the large flat lawn.

Kellie Bissett 027 530 6843

Architecturally designed concept plans available Architecturally designed concept plans available upon request. upon request.

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SEA VIEWS AT MATHESON BAY

51 Grand View Road, Matheson Bay

ALL ALLOVER OVER

This charming Matheson Bay beauty with gorgeous water views and private access off Grand View Road is just along from the beach itself. Peaceful, private and filled with original character, the cottage garden and seaside lifestyle deliver the ultimate coastal escape in the most sought after bay on the Matakana Coast. Includes spacious garaging with internal access and large workshop.

Kellie Bissett 027 530 6843 www.bayleys.co.nz/1221733

COAST COAST&&COUNTRY COUNTRY For Sale $1,295,000

BEACHFRONT AT PAKIRI

2/286 Rahuikiri Road, Pakiri Bringing a touch of Bali to Pakiri Beach, this fully furnished three-bedroom bach is ready for enjoyment this summer. Settled just beyond the sandy dunes, those in the know understand how rare this Pakiri position is. As part of an enclave of five beach houses, positioned for privacy and sun, the home nestles amongst the natural landscape metres from the beach approximately an hour north of Auckland. The leasehold nature of the property with all information is available upon request.

We’re extremely proud of of ourour talented Matakana team. The highly skilled salespeople We’re extremely proud talented Matakana team. The highly skilled salespeople wewe have across all all residential, lifestyle and coastal property mean wewe areare confident in in have across residential, lifestyle and coastal property mean confident promising thethe best service and skills to to all all clients in the area. promising best service and skills clients in the area.

Whatever your property needs, contact our local team today. Whatever your property needs, contact our local team today.

0909 425 7640 425 7640 Dahnie Burton 021 628 327 bayleys.co.nz/inthenorth bayleys.co.nz/inthenorth Jenni Marsh 021 717 719 www.bayleys.co.nz/1221719

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Snells Beach

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For Sale $1,059,000 Phone for viewing times Dallas Honey 027 477 9957 dallas.honey@bayleys.co.nz

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Fabulous contemporary home a short stroll to the beach. Positioned to maximise the sun, easy, single level living, with an edgy design and attention to detail ensures this home stands out from the crowd. Generous open plan living, enhanced with raking ceiling, and your master suite open to a large private courtyard. There's plenty of space for family and friends. Proving to be a popular destination with its relaxed lifestyle and an abundance of attractions, come and see what life on the Matakana Coast offers.

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COASTAL HOME AT TI POINT 174 Ti Point Road, Ti Point

This seaside garden retreat in beautiful Ti Point is tucked up a driveway and is set over a generous We’re extremely proud of our talented We’re extremely proud of our talented Matakana team. The highly skilled salespeople coastal site of 2293sqm. Ideal as either holiday or permanent living, relax and take in the stunning weare have across all we have across all residential, lifestyle and coastal property mean we confident in residential, lifestyle water views to Omaha, Point Wells and Whangateau. Peaceful and private with plenty of space 09 42 promising theFor best and skills to Saleservice $895,000 promising the best service and skills to all clients in the area. and options for a further boat shed or garage, you are just a few hundred metres from the Ti Point bayley Whatever your property neES Whatever yourfirst property needs, team today. boat ramp. The location could not be better; close to popular surf beaches, class snorkelling at contact our local Kellie Bissett 027 530 6843 MACKYS REAL Matheson Bay and a short drive to Matakana Village. www.bayleys.co.nz/1220717

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ART U P CO M I N G E D I T I O N : J A N U A R Y 2 0 2 0 January the first issue of the year brings some changes to Junction. The January issue of Junction sees in the New Year with copies of the magazine hitting the streets on Thursday 27 December. In this issue we put together the perfect local picnic basket, showcase outdoor dining options and tick off your summer bucket list. If you are interested in featuring your business in Junction, have a chat to one of our team at ads@junctionmag.co.nz or by calling 021 481 056. Merry Christmas from the Junction Team, we look forward to seeing you in 2020.

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GROUP TUITION GRAPHITE Specialising in drawing and painting techniques, GROUP TUITION GRAPHITE INK WEEKEND RETREATS Wishing you peace and love over the season family and loved ones. INK WEEKEND RETREATS ACRYLIC PRIVATEwith TUITION art and technology ACRYLIC PRIVATE The New Year is going to betoTUITION Magical. Drawing Class: Tuesday Morning 9.30am 12pm Drawing Class:Thursday Tuesday Morning 9.30am Class: Morning 9.30am to to 12pm 12pm Fathers Day Painting gift vouchers for drawing classes available Painting 9.30am LayeringClass: Class:Thursday ThursdayMorning Afternoon 1pm to 12pm 4pm Layering Class: Thursday Afternoon 1pm to 4pm

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HAPPENINGS - CORNERSTONE ROOTS

SPOTLIGHT - STRAWBERRY FIELDS

CHRISTMAS

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PHOTOGRAPHER FIONA GOODALL

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BRINGING NEW ZEALANDERS TOGETHER

Mike Pero Real Estate Licensed REAA (2008)

It’s been an exciting year, helping so many people buy and sell properties in this fabulous area. Thank you for your support and very best wishes for the festive season. We’re looking forward to 2020!

Angela Wain

Mike Pero Matakana Coast, 14 Point Wells Road, Point Wells P: 0274 936 800 or 0800 MATAKANA | Angela.Wain@mikepero.com

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SPOTLIGHT

STRAWBERRY FIELDS

Strawberries are absolutely the perfect way to start a summer day or finish one! Fresh Food Exports have been growing in Omaha Flats since 1991 when they grew persimmons, melons, blueberries and strawberries. The operation’s main focus has since moved to strawberries and blueberries. “We’re extremely proud of our strawberry operation and equally proud of our reputation as a premium berry growing company with a name for quality, delicious products grown with care and picked with pride. Our berries are hand-picked and packed every day so you can get the freshest produce possible,” say the team from Gala Berry. In 2016 the growing operation in Omaha was bought by the Ashby family who started the Gala Berry brand in Coatesville/Albany. As a family the Ashby’s are fully committed to the success and growth of Gala Berry and have over 38 years of experience and an absolute passion for producing quality fruit for New Zealanders. The Omaha Flats region was identified in the

Strawberries & real fruit Ice-cream fresh from the gates! Visit our very own little Strawberry Caravan and buy ready to go punnets all picked the same day and enjoy a cool delicious freshly made strawberry Ice-cream. Open every day 10am to 6pm – 7 days a week – only closed on Christmas Day 256 Omaha Flats Road. EFTPOS Available. 6

1960s as having premium soils capable of growing a wide range of crops. The region also has the advantage of harvesting earlier than the traditional strawberry growing areas in Auckland, because of its high sunshine hours and higher average temperatures. Gala Berry is part of Fresh Food Exports and is one of the largest strawberry producers in New Zealand, and the biggest commercial grower in the Omaha Flats area. The team at Gala Berry work tirelessly all year round to bring you the very best strawberries. They work with nature to grow delicious fruit in a natural environment, with a minimum amount of horticultural intervention and using their many years of experience to achieve these sun-ripened berries just bursting with flavour! The mouth-watering, juicy sweetness and deep red colour of strawberries can brighten up any meal. But not only do they taste amazing, strawberries are among the fruits and vegetables ranked highest for health-promoting antioxidants... a genuine, bona-fide superfood!

“We begin the process by preparing the ground and laying plastic at the end of summer and then in autumn we hand plant in rows that have been developed to suit the local area’s soil conditions. After planting we nurture the plants until we pick in spring. It takes about a month from the time the flower opens until the berry is perfect to pick.” Over the last 38 years Gala Berry has worked very hard to grow sustainably, improve their horticultural methods and reduce their carbon footprint. To achieve this, they regularly review the latest technology, methods and procedures. They use alternative weed and pest control methods where possible, recycle farm waste and use 100% recycled and recyclable PET plastics from New Zealand manufacturers. “We also aim to purchase products and services that are made locally and in an ethical manner,” they tell us. The Ashby family have always been proud to be a part of their community and since purchasing the operation in Omaha have begun selling scrumptious fresh strawberries picked daily from

Enjoy a day out strawberry picking Starts… Boxing Day Thursday 26 December 2019 Pick your own strawberries fresh from the field. Take them home for everyone to enjoy or turn them in to a frozen sensation. Make a day of it and bring a picnic! From Boxing Day “Pick your own” will be open 7 days a week from 9am to 5pm (including Public Holidays) at 256 Omaha Flats Road, Omaha – EFTPOS available.

Bring your own bag, punnet or bucket… and get picking!


their caravan at 256 Omaha Flats Road. You can

plants have given all they have to give!

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For tips on storage and caring for your strawberries check out their website and look for Gala Berry on Facebook for news of upcoming events.

Fruit Ice-cream using their very own fruit, made right before your eyes. ‘Pick Your Own Strawberries’ starts on Boxing Day (26 December) and is the highlight of the season, operating seven days a week, until the strawberry

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After the Mosque attacks in Christchurch

Fairfax team (Fiona middle) frown the 2011 Rugby World Cup - Photo by: Brett Phibbs

Prince Charles and Camilla

Chances are you’ve seen a few of Fiona Godall’s photos before. She has been covering major New Zealand sporting events, national news and royal visits for more than 20 years – including the recent visit by Prince Charles and Camilla. “I got called in to do a bit of Charles and Camilla’s walkabout in downtown Auckland,” Fiona says. “I was shooting from the crowd since they already had a pool photographer, but they ended up coming right over and shaking hands with the people next to me. So that was fun!” Fiona grew up in rural Whangarei, but didn’t have many opportunities to pursue photography back then. “At high school I wanted to do photography but they wouldn’t let me because I hadn’t done Art.

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So I didn’t end up doing anything in school. Later on I spent some time as a nanny in New York, and that’s where everything got going for me. I did some photography courses and started by taking photos around New York City. It was amazing! It gave me a grounding photographing people – which is what I enjoy most. I prefer to shoot people in their natural environment, rather than in a studio.”

says. “All the time I spent working for Fairfax gave me the chance to build relationships and show people how I worked. But freelancing can be challenging because you’re only as good as your last job. You have to be able to live within that environment where you don’t know where the next job is coming from. It’s not for everyone!”

After returning home she began studying and working in the Waikato. She then moved up to Auckland and began a productive 15 years as a writer and photographer with Fairfax Media. After the birth of her second daughter eight years ago, she decided it was time to start freelancing.

“Arriving in Christchurch on the Friday of the mosque shootings to cover the days afterwards was an unforgettable experience,” Fiona recalls. “The bravery and solidarity of the locals was inspiring and the stillness and quietness of the city was very eerie.”

“Freelance life has been really good for me,” Fiona

Her love of the rural lifestyle and horse riding is

Some of her assignments have tested her ability to stay removed and do her job.

MATAKANA LIQUOR CENTRE

We dig holidays. Thanks for all your business this year! Visit our website for yard hours over the Christmas and New Years break.

‘WE’RE BIG ON SERVICE’ You’ll find something for HIM or HER. And we’re BIG on being local so let us Top shelf BOURBON, WHISKEY, CHAMPAGNE help you select a perfect drop from our or the finest wines make perfect gifts extensive range of wines for Mum, Dad or the Grandparents.

A WIDE SELECTION OF WINES, There’s something for everyone with our wide SPIRITS & BEERS selection of WINES, SPIRITS AND BEERS.

See instore or on Facebook for our specials Liquor Centre Cards available. See instore or on Facebook for our Summer Specials.

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Blue Mountain Station in Fairlie

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what brought her and the family to Kaipara Flats. “Both my husband and I grew up rurally, so we wanted that for our kids. We love that they can bring their lambs to school, that kind of thing. Also, I started horse riding with some friends from around this area about six years ago. They are amazing ladies and they’ve become part of the family, so that was a motivation too.” Fiona has only been here since July, but she and the kids already have some favourite local spots.

Artist Joy Bell

“The kids love going to local chocolate shops, and we love going out to the movies at Matakana as well – it’s wonderful.” Although she’s hoping to spend more time locally, her job keeps her busy travelling around the country. “You have to be on top of things. We get called in at the last minute all the time. It’s a varied job and you never know what you’re going to be doing from day to day, but that’s part of the fun.” www.instagram.com/fionagoodallphoto fionagoodallphoto.co.nz

Fonzie the Horse

“Our team is highly skilled and pride ourselves on attention to detail, project management and customer satisfaction. We can help you with your project starting early in the design stages and we work closely with a number of architects, to make sure your design will fit within your budget.” - Owner & Operator, Ryan Bridgens • architectural homes • new builds • renovations • interior design • landscaping services Building Quality homes on the Matakana Coast www.bridgens.nz Ryan 021 560 889 | ryan@bridgens.nz Deb 021 277 6999 | info@bridgens.nz

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NEW & NOTED MEET ME WHERE THE SUN SETS POP-UP Created out of a love of people, travel and beauty, collecting treasures, having adventures and working with local craftspeople. A belief in things authentic and true. Rachel O’Malley has embarked on a journey of bringing family made, artisanal products to New Zealand. Every product has been sourced sustainably and with everyone's future in mind. It is about the craftspeople, their stories, their art and building relationships. The collection of homewares and furniture are hand-made from families in countries Rachel has visited. “We want to create a future for them, their families and their craft – and then in turn provide our customers with knowledge they are supporting local artisan families from these countries and that their products all have a story.” Pop-up store located down the lane beside The Bach, Matakana. Opening night on Wednesday 4 December 5-9pm. www.meetmewherethesunsets.com

THE BEAUTY DEN

THE HISTORIC MANGAWHAI WHARF

After a year in Matakana, Suz DeNeen is moving beauty permanently into her hair studio in Warkworth. Imagine your own private room with chill tunes, tasty beverages, local art and plants galore! Suz has honest, thorough consultations where hair and beauty goals are brought to reality. Book in for a hair treatment while getting your lashes lifted and ask about waking up with make-up. Suz offers Microblading, smudge proof permanent eyeliner and the new Blush Lip Tattoo, with a special running throughout December.

021 058 1833 www.thebeautyden.com

EXCLUSIVE OPPORTUNITY TO JOIN MATAKANA VILLAGE

The Mangawhai wharf was built in 1880 and demolished in the 1950s. The wharf was the gateway to the region before road and rail. Rebuilding it in the same location would give the Mangawhai community a wonderful recreational asset for families and children, reconnect it to it’s past, and provide a focal point for visitors. The Mangawhai Historic Wharf Trust, a registered charity, is seeking to raise $80,000 via a PledgeMe campaign to fund the resource consent approval process. For more information, and to pledge, visit the trust’s website or Facebook page. www.mangawhaihistoricwharf.com www.facebook.com/mangawhaihistoricwharf

A rare opportunity has arisen in the much loved heart of Matakana, but you’ll have to be quick to take advantage of it! One of the successful Matakana Village retail businesses is moving on as they are in need of a little more room for their growing business. If you are interested in being a part of the busy and prosperous Matakana Village and think you’re business would be a great fit, email Richard to find out more.

richard@brickbay.co.nz www.matakanavillage.co.nz

MATAKANA - AUCKLAND CATERING - EVENTS - WEDDINGS - CORPORATE

ETRUSCAN PLEASURES ITALIA LTD - EST 1991 Villas, gardens, picturesque walks, festivals, markets, local cuisine. Hassle free travel when quality is better than quantity for 14 travellers. • Sicily; Italian Lakes & Cinque Terre – June 2020 • Italian Opera (incl. Placido Domingo) & cooking – July 2020 • Corsica & Sardinia – August 2020 • Amalfi Coast, Rome, Umbria, Tuscany Florence & Venice. 3 weeks - September 2020 Discerning small group travel with John – Italian Citizen. Contact Susan Williamson for more information 0800 387 872 within New Zealand.

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VILLAGE PICNIC Fresh ingredients and locally sourced, artisan products are what Village Picnic is all about. Newly launched, this Matakana based business is dedicated to helping its customers create a bountiful picnic without the hassle. Each picnic is held in a handmade flax Kete with a stunning selection of local produce, all chosen by business owner, Philippa Potaka. “I really wanted to create something that was luxury with a little bit of convenience, while showcasing all we have around our beautiful Matakana region.” Customers can choose from three styles of picnics, choose a day to collect their basket and enjoy. Available to order via their website.

www.villagepicnic.co.nz

LOCAL HERO JULIE

BREAD MY BUTTER

OLD 4 NEW LIFE-JACKETS

Local animal lover Julie, will be awarded the ‘Kiwibank Local Hero Medal’ this coming December in a ceremony to mark her tireless efforts and ongoing work caring for animals, and rehoming kittens and cats from across the region.

‘Bread my Butter’ is a local business providing gourmet Grazing Tables and Platters. Packed full of platter favourites such as cheeses and cured meats, but with an extra special touch with homemade crackers, dips, relishes and sweet treats. Where possible they use locally sourced, artisan products and produce, showcasing some of the best Matakana has to offer. Perfect addition to any party or event as there is something to suit all tastes. Gluten free and vegan options available.

‘Old 4 New’ is back and coming to a community near you! For a limited time, trade in your old life-jackets and receive a great discount on a range of new, modern, fit-for-purpose Hutchwilco life-jackets.

The Kiwibank Local Hero Award recognises a person whose selflessness and determination has made a difference in the community. Julie has been rescuing and rehoming animals for over 20 years with the support of a dedicated team of volunteers. The Refuge relies on donations and adoption fees to be able to carry out this great work. www.facebook.com/Julies-AnimalRefuge-264680667786201 www.juliesanimalrefuge.nz

The great Coast Guard upgrade will be held on Saturday 14 December at Mangawhai Boating & Fishing Club, Alamar Crescent, Mangawhai, from 3-6pm and on Sunday 15 December at Snells Beach Boat ramp, Snells Beach Road, Sunrise Boulevard, 8-11am. For more information visit their website.

nadia@breadmybutter.com

the osteopaths Now available Monday to Friday Late night appointments Mondays and Thursdays View diary and book online at www.theosteopaths.co.nz Ross Payn | ACC Treatment Provider 20 Quintal Road, Matakana | T: 09 422 6522

www.old4new.nz

Specialising in kitchens, bathrooms, cabinetry & customised furniture.

Design to installation we have you covered Contact Neil 09 425 7017 or 021 070 0643 neiltcabinetmaker@xtra.co.nz www.cabinetmakers.co.nz

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DISCOVERY

TUIA 250 VOYAGE - BRINGING NEW ZEALANDERS TOGETHER WORDS

REBECKA

BJELFVENSTAM

KEELING

Tuia 250 Voyage - the national commemoration

Endeavour replica, and va’a tipaerua Fa’afaite from

to celebrate the Pacific voyaging heritage of

Tahiti - all sailing to sites of historic and cultural

Aotearoa, recognises the first onshore encounters

significance from October through to December.

between Māori and Pākehā in 1769. Their vision

The Ngahiraka Mai Tawhiti and the va’a tipaerua

is Tuia te muka tangata ki uta - weaving people together for a shared future.

Fa’afaite anchored in Leigh the other week, on their way north to Whangarei. Leigh locals

The tribute is led by the Ministry for Culture and

Melissa Crockett-Joyoue and her son, four-and-

Heritage, with a fleet of boats - two waka hourua

a-half-year-old Tūmanako, were excited to climb

from Aotearoa, three tall ships including the

onboard the Māori waka.

“My mum texted to tell us that two waka were coming into the harbour,” says Melissa. “I’m keen for my boy to take any opportunity to experience things related to Māori culture, so we raced down there to have a look!” When Melissa and Tūmanako came down, the tide had gone out, so the waka was on the ground with some of the crew doing painting and other maintenance work.

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“We walked out to them and called ‘Kia Ora’ and they welcomed us onboard. We walked around with the crew, checking everything out. They showed us how they used ropes to harness themselves in wild weather, how they were sleeping in shifts and what they had in their tiny little bunk areas." Growing up in the far north, Melissa used to live one bay over from the late Sir Hekenukumai Puhipi (Sir Hector Busby), the renowned Māori navigator and traditional waka builder who began the build of the waka hourua Ngahiraka Mai Tawhiti, named after his late wife. “The encounter was extra special since some of the crew was from our iwi, Ngati Kahu,” says Melissa. The entire waka was traditionally built using lashing rather than nails, and the crew use celestial navigation as their main method of finding their way. You can follow the Tuia 250 Discovery’s progress by following them on Facebook or checking them out online.

Martins Bay Holiday Park

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Reptile Park

The perfect place for a holiday.

Book now: martinsbayholidaypark.co.nz 0800 624 7275 or 09 353 9685 mbhpark@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

27 Ti Point Road Leigh Open Daily 10am - 5pm Phone 09 4226021 www.reptilepark.co.nz

Monday to Sunday 10am - 5pm • Labour Weekend to Easter (Summer hours) 52 Brooke Lane, Mangawhai. 5km down King Road.

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CHRISTMAS HAPPENINGS

BALI GARDEN POP-UP STORE DEC 13, 14, 15 FROM 10AM-4PM DAILY Bali Garden has imported stone statuary, pots and furniture direct from Bali since 2012 and are once again opening a new showcase room in their Balinese influenced garden for you to view or purchase their stunning new stock. Opening 13, 14, 15 December, from 10am-4pm daily. For other opening times visit their website. www.baligarden.nz 292 Point Wells Road, Matakana

MATAKANA VILLAGE LATE NIGHT SHOPPING THURSDAY 19 DECEMBER, 5PM-7PM Don’t worry if you’ve left your shopping until the last minute, you’ll find what you need at the Village late night shopping with live music and of course our spectacular Christmas lights.

CHRISTMAS ON THE LAWN AT MATAKANA ESTATE WINERY SATURDAY 7 DECEMBER, 11AM-4PM

Open every day, 2 Matakana Valley Road, Matakana www.matakanavillage.co.nz

Have a relaxing afternoon on the lawn infront of Matakana Estate Winery. With umbrellas, cool drinks, games, local gourmet sausage stand and local music.

SENDING LOVE TO AMBERLEA FRIDAY 6 DECEMBER, 3.30-4.30PM Mahurangi East Library Teach your kids the gift of giving by making cards to be donated to Amberlea.

Together we can create your dream home

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KIDS CHRISTMAS PARTY SATURDAY 7 DECEMBER, 10.30AM-2PM Mangawhai Domain Bring your picnic blanket for a day of fun at the Domain with music, dancing, bouncy castles, face painting, ride on toys, old school games and the highlight of the day – Santa.


Discover Brick Bay

TASTE OUR WINES EXPLORE THE SCULPTURE TRAIL DINE IN THE GLASSHOUSE RESTAURANT Open daily 10am-5pm brickbay.co.nz Phone 09 425 4690 | 17 Arabella Lane, Snells Beach

Make Up Artistry • Tinting • Facials Manicures • Pedicures Electrolysis • Waxing • Brow Shaping

www.blushbeautylounge.co.nz 09 422 9007

Teri Newton Appearance

Divinely Feminine

Teri Newton Registered Aesthetic Nurse for NZ natural results for Botox® Dermal Fillers and Specialist Skin Treatments...

Holistic treatments for women

Teri aims to achieve natural results which reflect a NZ aesthetic – for subtle enhancement, and a fresher, smoother appearance to revitalise and discreetly rejuvenate the face. Teri wants her clients to look their best not overworked! Appts still available before Xmas for wrinkle reduction, facial sculpting and lip augmentation and Redensity microfiller for amazing skin. Available Wednesdays and Thursdays in the Village.

Divinely Feminine is a holistic wellness practice grounded in science and guided by intuition. Amanda began offering relaxation and remedial massage treatments in 2018, and 2020 will bring an exciting range of new treatments designed to aid with relaxation and rebalancing mind, body & emotions. These offerings will include massage, sound healing, vibrational medicine by use of New Zealand Native Flower Essences, Gua Sha facial massage and many more treatments. Amanda will be working from Blush Beauty every Tuesday and Thursday and from her home studio in Matakana every other Saturday. Gift Vouchers available.

pureaesthetic.co.nz • 0272762188 Disclaimer - Important information from Allergan Pharmaceuticals. “Botox® is a prescription medicine containing 100 units of clostridium botulinum Type A toxin complex for injection. It is used for the treatment of severe frown lines and associated “crows feet” around the eyes. It should be administered by trained medical professionals. Talk to your specialist about the benefits/risks of this procedure in appearance medicine. Cautions: people with defective neuro-muscular transmission disorders, presence of infection at site of injection, glaucoma, pregnancy and lactation. Possible side effects include headaches, pain, burning or redness at injection site, local muscle weakness including drooping eye lids, lack of feeling & nausea. If you have side effects or concerns, speak to your doctor. A charge applies. Allergan Pharmaceuticals, Auckland.” “Note: Botox® treatment lasts about four months and after this time further courses of treatment may be necessary. Speak to your specialist about your own situation.”

Bookings essential at www.divinelyfeminine.nz or text 021 840 448

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ARE ANIMALS REALLY THE PURRFECT GIFT? WORDS

CARLIE-BLANCHETT-BURTON

The idea of a cute little puppy or kitten under the tree can be very appealing but Christmas may not be the best time to bring a new animal into your life. Christmas in New Zealand coincides with summer holidays and your new family member will need to be around to look after them and get to know them. An animal is a member of the family so they need ongoing love and care. This includes healthy food, a safe environment, exercise and trips to the vet for regular check ups. You may need to make changes to your property such as adding a cat door or fencing. It is best to write a list to make sure you have the time and resources to give your animal a safe and loving home. A pet should never be an impulse buy. If you do decide to bring a pet into your family please consider adoption - there are many gorgeous animals looking for forever homes. Julie’s Animal Refuge is one of the best places to adopt from. Adoption costs just $80 and all cats and kittens are desexed, microchipped, house trained and registered to you. An adult pet can be a great addition to your family as they are already used to interacting with people and it is easier to tell what their personality is like when you visit them. If it is not the right time to add a pet to your life than there are some great alternatives. It is the experience of spending time with animals that children most appreciate. A voucher for an animal experience is a great idea, giving them all the fun of spending time with animals with none of the responsibilities of being a pet owner. Sheepworld Warkworth offers a sheep and dog show with a very cute petting zoo and Ti Point Reptile Park offers a fascinating glimpse into the world of reptiles. A horse trek at Pakiri is the perfect gift for an older child or teenager. And if your home is perfectly set up for pets and you have love to give please talk to Julie about the option of becoming a foster home.

www.facebook.com/Julies-AnimalRefuge-264680667786201 www.juliesanimalrefuge.nz

Overlooking the river in the heart of Warkworth, Wharf Street Bistro is a charismatic eatery serving heart-warming food. The decor is intimate and warm, relax and enjoy fabulous cocktails on the sunny balcony. Our highly acclaimed menu includes fresh seafood & organic meat. We serve an excellent selection of NZ wine and local craft beer. 09 422 2511 Info@wharfstreetbistro.com • www.wharfstreetbistro.com 16


MARKETS - CINEMAS - SHOPPING CAFES - RESTAURANTS - GALLERIES Eat, shop and play in Matakana Village. Enjoy the Matakana Cinema, explore the Matakana shops and galleries, or experience the famous Matakana Markets for fresh, local, artisan produce.

OPEN 7 DAYS 45 MIN FROM AUCKLAND

www.matakanavillage.co.nz

Exclusive retirement in the heart of Warkworth These new apartments are architecturally designed and built to a high quality with beautifully finished resort style facilities. All the benefits of apartment living with the convenience of village life right at your doorstep; cafĂŠs, shops, recreational sport and services all within easy walking distance. There is easy access to the Matakana Coast lifestyle; close to beaches, walkways, cycleways, nature reserves, vineyards and much more.

Facilities include an indoor pool, spa, gym, sauna, welcoming lounge, library and cafe. Our apartments all have designer kitchens with 1, 2 or 3 bedroom options priced from $495,000 to $1,050,000. These top of the range apartments are an easy lock and leave option and have secure parking available. FOR MORE INFORMATION Call Sylvie on 027 314 5767 9 Queen St, Warkworth (09) 425 8766

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WASTE-FREE CHRISTMAS WORDS

SARAH

BRAY

Fast forward to noon on Christmas day and the scene is one of chaos: screeds of torn paper lay wistfully forgotten, boxes are stuffed with scrunched paper, bows and ribbons lay limp and lost. So much waste forgotten in a second!

paper shopping bags, why not use those to wrap a gift. For a yesteryears’ parcel look, use brown string around the parcel, then forage on the day for a few sprigs of lavender or rosemary (or any foliage) for added rustic charm.

What about if this Christmas your family made a change and you decided not to purchase gift wrap, ribbon and boxes? Your family could take the challenge and create beautifully wrapped gifts with a few simple and creative ideas!

3. Potato Stamp Gift Wrapping: kids love this one! Make potato stamps to decorate your own gift wrapping.

1. Furoshiki: the Art of Japanese Fabric Wrapping. Use off cuts from some fabric or a funky scarf from a secondhand shop. Wrap the gift in the fabric and tie off at the top, super easy. But if you need extra help, look up Furoshiki online and you will find plenty of tutorials. 2. Paper Shopping Bags: with the increase in

4. Reuse gift boxes, hampers: keep a stash of gift baskets or hampers from deliveries or gifts over the year and reuse them. 5. Recycle: of course if this is not your year to reinvent Christmas wrapping in your house, then that’s ok...but save this year’s Christmas wrapping and ribbons for reuse next year! www.facebook.com/PlasticFreeMangawhai

The Katya Maker girls would like to thank all our loyal customers for your support and wish you a very happy festive season!

17 Elizabeth St, Warkworth

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THE ART OF ECO-GIFTING WORDS

It is now more than ever important to support local; avoid the craziness of going to the malls this year and take your time and enjoy your gift shopping. Stroll the local markets for some artisan food goodies and handmade crafts. Check out some of our great stores selling locally or ethically made products. Here’s a few great waste-less ideas for the giving. Buy an experience. From a mini golf voucher to a fishing charter, there’s so many to choose from, no waste and people remember experiences, hey

JOSIE

JACKSON

they might even take you along! Make something. It’s easy to whip up a batch of cookies for the neighbours; get creative and make your own natural body care products; use your skills art, sewing, whatever you have. Frame up a kids artwork for nan and pop. Buy second-hand. We have so many amazing local op shops supporting great charities, let’s support them. You often find barely used or even brand new items for sale. A great present sorted and money to charity... it’s a win win.

Go green, plants are cool! A Venus flytrap for the curious, a butterfly mix for the kids, an orchid for mum, a vegetable seedling kit for the flatters and for the killer of all plants... a cactus should be safe. For the person you think has everything? Give a donation in their name. Charities are always in need, especially at this time of year. Give what you can.

  

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CHRISTMAS COVETABLES This festive season look no further than the large range of gift options on offer from our unique local retailers and boutiques. Junction has put together a selection of our local shopping hot spots and each store’s top gift ideas for 2019. For every festive dollar spent locally the community benefits greatly. Keeping the money in the community, helps with local job growth and that money then circulates through other businesses and services. Local businesses are the biggest supporters of local sports clubs, schools and charities, so your dollar directly impacts the liveliness of your community. Local products are often more unique and have a point of difference from their mass-produced counterparts.

BIOTULIN SUPREME SKIN GEL Discover Duchess Kate's beauty secret and look your best this silly season: Biotulin Supreme Skin Gel is the natural, needle free alternative to injectables. Add Biotulin Daynite24+ Cream for best results.

BLUE ADVENTURES Visit the Blue Adventures’ surf shop at the Omaha Estuary, for a curated selection of high quality surfboards, paddle boards and kite and foil boarding equipment as well as a beautiful range of adults and kids wetsuits, swimwear and beach essentials. A popular Christmas gift idea are also their Blue Adventures gift vouchers for kitesurfing, SUP, wakeboarding or foil boarding lessons. Open 7 days from 10am-4pm, with new stock arriving regularly.

www.biotulin.co.nz www.aesthetikonzept.com

022 630 5705 www.blueadventures.co.nz

BRICK BAY

CARO WITH LOVE

Brick Bay Family Sculpture Trail Voucher $35.00 (2 adults and 2 children)

Caro has placed her beautiful mark on Mangawhai, opening her boutique 'Caro with Love' over two years ago. This forever changing space is filled with gorgeous interior homewares, womens fashion and accessories, baby clothing and gorgeous natural skincare products. Caro has a strong emphasis instore on supporting New Zealand women in business who are making products that they love and are passionate about.

Brick Bay Experience Voucher $96.00 (sculpture trail, wine tasting paddles and platter lunch for 2 people) Brick Bay Wine Trio: Pinot Gris, Rosé, Martello Rock $97 Madeleine Child, Plinth Popcorn - Buttered or coloured $195.00 Terry Stringer, Memento $1,400.00

You'll be guaranteed to find something truly special instore for you or your loved ones this Christmas.

09 425 4690 www.brickbay.co.nz

104 Moir Street, Mangawhai www.carowithlove.com

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MATAKANA VILLAGE Artform, Dawn Clayden ‘Swan Vase’ $175

Honest Chocolat, Jolly Santa $12

Blush Beauty, Jane Iredale ‘12 days of Clean Beauty’ $119

Studio Matakana, Fairley ‘Alexa Trilogy Charm Necklace’ $329

Matakana Gallery, Toni Smith ‘Chokos’ $700

Heavenly Soles, Made in Mada hat $109

Heavenly Soles, Briarwood basket $99

Twig & Bloom, Cactus Vase $56

Matakana Village Books, Wildlife of Aotearoa $40

Matakana Pharmacy, Matakana Skincare range from $28.50

The Vintry, Local Wine Trio $100 Artform, Rebecca Heap ‘Frosted Double Bubble’ $355 DeLovely, Weave bag $49 Matakana Cinemas, gift voucher

Two Boutique, Le Specs Mens Sunglasses $59.99 - $79.99 Tea & Tonic, Tea Lover Gift Package

2 Matakana Valley Road, Matakana | www.matakanavillage.co.nz

MADE FOR MISCHIEF Locally owned and family run company Made for Mischief believes in the importance of imaginative, outdoor play, and giving kids time to unplug and enjoy nature in their own backyard. Hand-crafted with beautiful modern designs Made for Mischief produces a range of outdoor play options that will last for years, including mud kitchens, sandpits and playhouses. This Christmas give a gift that is both educational and tonnes of fun. Laybys are available, order by Friday 13 December to ensure it’s ready in time for Christmas! Delivery and installation available upon request.

Clockwise from top left

Large Playhouse – Painted $1955 2370mm w x 2250mm d x 1680mm h Sandpit – Standard $300 1100mm w x 1100mm d Mini Playhouse – Painted $985 1205mm w x 1230mm d x 1655mm h Large Kitchen – Standard $900 2500mm w x 655mm d Large Kitchen – Painted $950 2500mm w x 655mm d Mini Kitchen – Painted $550 1250mm w x 655mm d Mini Kitchen – Standard $500 1250mm w x 655mm d

www.madeformischief.co.nz | www.facebook.com/madeformischiefnz

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GREEN WITH ENVY

SCULPTUREUM WINE SPECIALS

Green with Envy can help you tick off your Christmas list, with their great selection of gifts. Go and visit this great homeware and lifestyle store on the corner of Sharp and Matakana roads. Or sit back, relax, and shop online. They offer complimentary gift wrapping. Open daily 10am – 4pm.

A perfect gift. Call in for a wine tasting, and we’ll package them beautifully for you. Bottle Case of 6 2013 Cezanne Syrah

$34 (normally $38)

$180

Large two metre wide sun umbrella $339

$19 (normally $25)

$85

Feather filled armchair $999

2014 Barrier Syrah & 2014 Barrier Blend

Linen beach bag $59.90

Sale prices valid until 31 December 2019.

Slim Aarons ‘Desert House Party’ framed print from $1,149

The Sculptureum Story – A petite A5 sized book which delves into the makings of one of Matakana’s most unique attractions. ($39)

Striped Turkish towel $39

Rothko & Sculptureum Gift Vouchers – Explore our world-class gardens and galleries and award-winning restaurant.

Phone 09 422 7554 www.greenwithenvy.co.nz

info@sculptureum.net www.sculptureum.nz

KIERA MAY BOUTIQUE - A HIDDEN TREASURE!

MA’KETO KITCHEN

Kiera May Boutique is in the heart of Matakana and has all your fashion needs covered. Stocking a range of Nude & Skin Footwear, Rosefield Watches, Duffle & Co. handbags and a vast variety of fashion forward clothing brands for women. With a gorgeous collection of jewellery and accessories, Kiera May has your Christmas sorted!

Christmas is near and to fully enjoy, Ma'Keto Kitchen has a solution for you. Chef Maja will make the most amazing, guilt-free cakes and desserts which can be sugar-free, gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan, LCHF, well, you name it, they can make it! Keto and everyone wanting full flavor but low carbs should book their sweet piece of heaven today. Call or find them on Facebook.

Visit them in-store or online today.

989d Matakana Road, Matakana, 0985 www.kieramay.co.nz

021 23 66 378 www.facebook.com/maketokitchen

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MANGAWHAI HONEY

MATAKANA BOTANICALS

Mangawhai Honey has you covered for Christmas gifts this year. With our new locally sourced gift boxes, that include:

There is a buzz in the air?

105+ MGO Mānuka Honey - 250g Native Bush Blend Honey - 500g Wooden Honey Dipper Bar Bennetts Dark Chocolate - 60g Mangawhai Extra Virgin Olive Oil - By Olives on the Hill - 250ml

Matakana Botanicals are very excited to be re launching their original Great Barrier Island Bee Co body care range with a fresh new look which, definitely says “honey”! This range is now known as “Manuka Honey 1880” which, is a reflection, of when commercial beekeeping first begun on the island. Also just in time for summer are SPF30 Sunscreen, Lip Balms to protect and soothing After Sun products.

An Earthy Hand-crafted Mug from Mangawhai Pottery. All tied together in a simple, brown, eco-box for only $85. Please email or call Louis for orders. 021 029 16071 hello@mangawhaihoney.co.nz

www.matakanabotanicals.co.nz

NEL LUSSO

PRIMROSE BEES WRAP

A year ago leading homeware wholesalers Nel Lusso moved from Auckland to Matakana and it is proving to be a great success. It allows them to discount some of their ends of lines, surplus stock, samples and slight seconds, enabling customers to buy high-end home and kitchenware at great prices.

From bees wraps and botanical body care to ethical chocolate and natural firelighters, Primrose Bees Wrap has you covered for zero-waste gift ideas! They believe in a holistic approach to zero-waste living which is not only beneficial for the planet, but beneficial for your body, with natural and organic ingredients.

They also showcase other NZ designed products too, offering baskets from Myanmar, NZ Ahimsa lipsticks, NZ Bullet reusable coffee cups.

Conscious of the impact their packaging has on the environment, they use glass bottles, jars and home compostable card, all of which can have lives beyond their first use.

Open in December and January most days, between 10am-3pm and 9am-4pm on Saturdays. Follow their Facebook page for updates.

2/39 Matakana Valley Road, Matakana www.facebook.com/nellusso

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HONEST CHOCOLAT

SUMMER SESSIONS

Fine chocolates hand-crafted in Matakana Village. Organic | Ethically Sourced | Gluten Free | Soy Free | Palm Oil Free 28 Chocolate Bonbons Gift Box $70. A selection of Water Ganache Chocolate Bonbons, including Manuka Honey and Pear, Espresso Martini, Fig and Pistachio to name a few.

Find fabulous gifts for the whole family at Summer Sessions, Matakana’s favourite surf shop. Choose from surfboards, skateboards, wetties, rashies, swimwear, accessories, streetwear, and destination tees. Brands include: Rip Curl, Roxy, Quicksilver, O’Neill, Volcom, SeaFolly, Vissla, Rhythm, Salty Crew, Santa Cruz, iLabb, RPM, and more. You can even buy gift vouchers for surfboard and SUP rentals or surf lessons at the Summer Sessions Surf Centre at Omaha Beach.

Milk Chocolate Hazelnuts $17. Roasted and coated in Milk Chocolate.

Open 9am-5pm, every day at 44 Matakana Valley Road (next to Jin Jin).

12 Salted Caramel Bonbons Gift Box $33. Award winning and dairy free.

Jolly Santa $12. Milk or Dark Chocolate. Dairy Free Caramels Selection $15. Salted Caramel, Raspberry and Pink Peppercorn, Dark Chocolate, Passionfruit and Kawakawa hello@honestchocolat.com www.honestchocolat.com

027 526 0524 www.summersessions.co.nz

THE VIVIAN GALLERY

NOMAD + HOME

Forget socks and bad perfume – give them something to treasure and enjoy for a lifetime. The Vivian Gallery in Matakana offers world-class artworks from renowned local and international artists, including Aaron Scythe, Iain Cheesman, Sally Gabori, Rebecca Wallis, Nicholas Ives, Monique Lacey, Rupert Herring, Patricia Piccinini, and Peter Panyoczki. Talk to their expert team to make this a Christmas to remember.

Amanda Alexander gift boxed Xmas candle. XL, soy based, with the natural aromas of Xmas. $76

Situated just outside of Matakana, The Vivian is a beautiful purposebuilt contemporary art space with free entry and events, shows and performances all year round. If you can't make it in before Christmas, check out their website and get in touch. Gift Vouchers also available.

Bag Strap or Belt, from Antler, Wanaka - $39

Love Friday insulated bag - lunches, wet togs, or iPads. $69 incl. removable tassle Duster ‘Born to Roam’ laser etched cruiser. 31". $229.99 Huski Wine Cooler - white. Fits any wine bottle. Cool for hours. Kraft gift boxed. $89.99

Open Thursday to Monday, 11am-5pm. Closed Christmas Day. Open again Saturday 4 January 2020. 39 Omaha Valley Road, Matakana www.thevivian.co.nz

09 422 7090 instagram/@nomadandhome.nz

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THE MERRIEST CHRISTMAS WORDS

Pene Fox’s Ti Point home sparkles, glitters and glows. Soft carols play and the scent of pine is in the air. It’s a shrine to the silly season and Christmas trees are everywhere. Around 104 of them actually, of all shapes and sizes. Why so many? “One year, ages ago, I’d already put our tree up when I saw another one that I really liked,” says Pene. “I suddenly realised that there was no rule that said you had to have just one tree! I put it in the bedroom – but of course the other rooms had to have one, too. And then I was on a roll.” Pene, a dispensing optician, is the youngest of five. She has very happy memories of big family Christmases at their home in the Coromandel and

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is keen to replicate the experience for partner Shayne and son Millah (12). She collects vintage trees, rescue trees and emergency trees – if people haven’t had time to get their tree done she can whip one over, fully decorated. When a friend had a difficult Christmas to get through recently, Pene took a little tree and gifts over as a heart-warming surprise to come home to. Her top tips: “Fairy lights are key – I always put them on first, close to the trunk to create a glow. Buy in the January sales! And um… good storage is vital,” she says sagely (her boxes of baubles are all colour-coded). Skinny pop-up camping trees and upside down hanging trees

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INTERESTING THINGS, HARD TO FIND ELSEWHERE Including Inspired Gifts for Him & For Her An eclectic collection displayed over 5 themed galleries: Vintage & Modern Decorative Arts, Furniture, Antiques, Art, Old Maps, Curios, Silver, Model Ships & Rare Maritime Memorabilia, Antique Weapons, Jewellery, Lamps, Ladies Fashion Clothing & Accessories, World Globes, Soft Furnishings, Affordable Gifts, Coastal Themed Items, Vintage Collectables and more.

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are her new favourites to fill awkward spots and vintage cut-crystal bowls filled with baubles and seed lights look gorgeous. Fave Christmas song? “Snoopy’s Christmas of course – I’ll have it played at my funeral!” Outdoors it’s quite restrained, with only a twometre inflatable Santa by the door. “Shayne has his limits,” says Pene, as she opens a bottle of bubbly. “It’s just such a magical time of year,” she sighs. “Christmas trees are my yoga...they’re my zen,” she giggles. But we all agree, as we clink glasses – there’s only pure happiness in this home.


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Matakana Smokehouse Order now for your Christmas and Festive Season events. Specializing in our famous Nigella Seed Hot Smoked and Traditional, hand sliced Cold Smoked Salmon. Ask about our $100 Festive Box which can include portions of either Hot Smoked, Cold Smoked, Gravlax and/or Smoked Whitefish. Our preserved Smoked NZ Sardines and Baby Blue Mackerel are now available and make a perfect Christmas gift. Talk soon A-fish-ionados!

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ORDER FRESH, ORDER THE BEST

A merry band of local food producers have come together in this Junction feature to spread the word about what they have on offer this Christmas and why its important to buy local this festive season. We are extremely spoilt with an amazing range of local producers just on our doorstep. No

Christmas is complete without the main event and Warkworth Butchery have the very best free range ham, turkey and lamb.

So something sweet Ringawera and Rose Crafted cakes have you cover with their delectable cakes and biscuits which also make a great gift.

For lovers of Vitamin Sea you can't miss having a fresh side of smoked salmon from Matakana Smokehouse or a platter of local Mahurangi Oysters.

By buying your festival produce locally you help revitalise your community, keep locals in jobs and local stores and producers in business.

    

   

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Free Range Ham on the Bone – cured, smoked and cooked at Warkworth Butcher. Pop in or call to order yours now as they sell out every year!

Oysters for the festive season.

Croziers Free Range Turkey – only sourced in Butcheries around NZ, find your size or style i.e. boned, rolled and stuffed as featured.

Phone for more information or order now from their website.

Mahurangi Oysters delivered nationwide.

NZ Grass Fed Lamb – a Christmas classic. So many cuts to choose from and so many ways to cook/ serve. Call the team to secure your needs this festive season. 094259947 www.warkworthbutchery.co.nz

MATAKANA SMOKEHOUSE SALMON Smoked Salmon in a variety of sizes to suit your festive season get together or as the perfect gift for the foodie friend!

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Ringawera Baker Christmas Mince Tarts, Christmas Cakes and Christmas Cookies.

Rosé Crafted Cakes’ exquisite new flavours are available in time for summer! With raspberry lamington and their take on the pavlova - a kiwifruit and strawberry delight.

Call or drop in to talk about your special Christmas needs.

Chocolate chip cookies are the perfect zero-waste gift for Christmas, in a reusable jar! Also available in ‘Afghan’ and ‘Jam-dot’. For orders email Zarnya or visit their website for more information.

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FOR THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS…

Getting ready to curl up for that special night of the year and looking for a guilt-free treat to make with the kids - both young and old. Honest Chocolat has you covered with their range of organic, ethically sourced, dairy free, gluten free, soy free, refined sugar free and palm oil free options. For an indulgent quick fix try their super comforting Sugar Free Hot Chocolate Powder (200g). Refined sugar-free, made using organic cacao powder and coconut sugar, with a hint of cinnamon to enhance the flavour. Add your choice of hot milk to one heaped

tablespoon of powder and stir well. Serve with Honest Chocolat super soft marshmallows. Or for the chocolate connoisseur...the decadent Spiced Hot Chocolate Sticks (120g), either plain or with a beautiful blend of spices. Melt two sticks in a pan with your choice of hot milk, stir well and thicken with a whisk. Alternatively keep one stick aside for stirring in your cup as you drink. Also delicious melted into coffee for a decadent mocha!

www.honestchocolat.com Shop 1, 2 Matakana Valley Road, Matakana

Mahurangi Riding School’s aim is to provide quality instruction delivered in a fun manner on safe, well schooled horses. Whether you are looking for a new hobby or taking the reins back after a break, they can work with you to achieve your goals with private or group riding lessons – no matter what age or level.

Contact Becky on 021 113 1154 or visit www.mahurangiridingschool.co.nz to arrange an assessment lesson, based at their Kaipara flats premises.

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PARTY LIKE IT'S 2020 SCULPTUREUM Start your New Years Eve off with a bang for your tastebuds! Rothko restaurant will be open on Tuesday 31 Dec from 3pm for afternoon drinks with a special dinner offering starting at 5pm.

LEIGH SAWMILL N.Y.E. KillaManRaro (The Black Seeds) & Bobby Brazuka (Latinaotearoa) will be bringing the combined heat of the South Pacific and South America to your New Years Eve. With support from local beat-slinger extraordinaire Zane Tee (Base Fm/ Grapevinyl), plus a surprise selection of extra special guests on live vocals and instrumentation.

Enjoy a six course tasting menu, a glass of Laurent Perrier champagne on arrival and access to the Gardens and Galleries all for $120 per person. Amuse-bouche and sorbet served between courses. Bookings essential. Head to the Sculptureum website ‘What’s On’ section to secure your seat at the table.

TICKET HOLDERS ONLY from 8:00pm $50.00 + b.f at undertheradar

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NEW YEARS EVE PARTY AT THE WARKWORTH RSA Music by Sam Taylor. Buffet Dinner at Gunners Restaurant. Public Welcome. Contact Mike Wharepouri manager@warkworthrsa.co.nz 09 425 8568

TAHI BAR Celebrate New Year’s Eve at The Tahi Bar in Warkworth. We have a great range of craft beers, fine wines and delicious food. Come for dinner and stay for the party. Maybe try out our DIVINE new cocktail menu featuring ‘The Tahi Tipple’ – it’s heady – yet refreshing. We’re at 1 Neville Street, Warkworth – see you there!

MOVEABLE FEAST Moveable Feast is back this summer!! Bought to you by Bohemian Cider, at the new 8 Wired Matakana Barrel Works, December through March.

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A TIPPLE TO SEE IN THE NEW YEAR ESPRESSO MARTINI 45ml vodka 45ml Kahlua 30ml white creme de cacao 30ml cold espresso coffee Coffee beans to garnish Shake all liquid ingredients in a shaker with ice (make it quite frothy) then strain into a cocktail glass . Garnish with three coffee beans .

MOJITO Fresh mint 15ml sugar syrup 45ml lime juice Soda water 60ml white rum Lime and mint to garnish Gently muddle mint leaves and sugar syrup together in tall glass . Three quarter fill with crushed ice and pour in rum . Top up with soda and garnish with lime juice and more mint leaves .

COSMOPOLITAN 60ml vodka 30ml Cointreau 30ml fresh lime juice 30ml cranberry juice Lime to garnish Shake all ingredients into a shaker with ice . Strain into a cocktail glass . Add a twist of lime and garnish with lime .

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A COFFEE REVOLUTION AT THE ROASTERY ESPRESSO BAR

In the upper terrace of the Matakana Village car park, there’s a coffee revolution going on. The old green shed has been transformed into The Roastery Espresso Bar, with the characteristic flair of Lindesay Smith and the team at Matakana Coffee Roasters. The creation of The Roastery was inspired by continued growth of the company’s wholesale business, as well as growing demand from customers to understand the provenance of what they eat and drink. “We wanted to offer a richer coffee experience by inviting customers into The Roastery, where we can share our knowledge and they can experience the love and care that goes into crafting each blend,” says Lindesay. A glass wall allows customers to observe the roasting of the company’s award-winning blends, while inhaling the aromas, sipping their flat whites and catching up on local news. A dedicated training facility will offer coffee appreciation and barista classes, and new lines of roasted beans will soon be available, including Single Estate and Cup of Excellence coffees. SAUNDARYA SPA TAWHARANUI TAWHARANUI LODGE LODGE

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WHY DID THE CAFE CROSS THE ROAD?

Just over a year ago there was a devastating fire in the heart of Waipu Village, destroying three businesses including the Cafe Deli. With the amazing support of the Waipu community, local Jo Spring managed to set up in a temporary location across the road. Now they are ready to head home and excited to be welcoming everyone back to their fresh new building, with a fun new look! Introducing ‘Goody Goody’ deli and eatery. Bringing a fresh new concept to what was already a well-loved community hub. Still the same delicious feelgood-food with some exciting new additions to the menu! Pop in for breakfast, lunch, or coffee, and be sure to check out their new deli cabinet, filled with local artisan goods. Choose from a delicious range of meats, cheeses and other deli offerings to pull together that perfect summer picnic or take-home treat for your home or bach. In the centre of Waipu, Goody Goody offers plenty of seats inside and out, as well as easy wheelchair access. Good food, good times! Contact the team for any catering enquiries at hello@goodygoody.co.nz. Open Monday to Sunday 7.30am - 3pm’ish. 29 The Centre, Waipu hello@goodygoody.co.nz

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Old School Inc. is well known for its stunning vintage homewares and furniture. As we head into summer the shop is keeping true to its character, and is glowing from the fresh energy and enthusiasm new owner Leigh has brought with her. Leigh Courtenay knows the store well as one of the best customers of the previous owner Haidee. Her eclectic life and passion for travelling and collecting have uniquely prepared her to take the shop to a new level. Amongst other things, she has worked as a production manager, as a retail vendor in Toronto and in the fishing industry in Iceland. The space is beautifully curated and at least 70% of the stock is authentically vintage, with carefully chosen modern pieces to complete the look. Authenticity is key in a market where many retailers are selling faux vintage items. Leigh understands this, as she is a collector herself. In fact, some items struggle to make it on to the shop floor. It is this passion that makes Leigh a perfect match for Old School Inc. She is able to talk vintage finds with the best of them and it is clear to see how engaging and delightful the customers find her energy. While I am there, two interior designers ask Leigh for her details for their retail fit-outs – her aesthetic is right on the pulse of the vintage industrial trend that is taking Auckland by storm. Old School Inc. is a must visit for any vintage enthusiast.

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The brief for this svelte Great Barrier home was less about the ‘look’ and more about the ‘feel’. “The clients wanted a dwelling to enhance the experience of being on the island – to embrace its sense of peace, quiet and blissful isolation,” says Paul Clarke from Studio2 Architects, based in Parnell, Auckland. “They wanted to be able to see the trees, for the house to be full of sun and it to become a holiday destination for future generations of the family.” The result is a completely off-grid hideaway, with Forest Stewardship Council Certification (FSC). The FSC is a global certification system that

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with some clever thinking they were able to turn this to their advantage. “It meant the floor level needed to be elevated a metre above the ground,” says Paul. “This turned out to be advantageous as it helped create the ‘grandstand’ effect we wanted at the northern end of the building.” Paul says that everyone involved is very pleased with how the house came together. “The clients absolutely love it and love sharing it with their family and friends. It’s beautiful, and we were privileged to work there.”

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A LEVEL PLAYING FIELD: WHEELCHAIR TURBO TOUCH

From the beginning of 2019 Parafed Northland has been involved with the WIN Project, a Kiwi Sport and Halberg funded project in collaboration with NZ Touch, which provides the opportunity to participate in Wheelchair Turbo Touch (WCTT). With this project they have been able to provide schools, teachers, students and the wider community with the opportunity to have fun and compete playing Wheelchair Turbo Touch. “This adaptable sport offers more than we could have hoped for,” says Sharon Carroll, Sports and Events Coordinator for Parafed Northland. They have visited over ten local schools and facilitated this adaptable sport, and in return the schools have acknowledged that having WCTT and Parafed Northland back again offers more opportunities to their students and provides teachers with the tools to break down barriers. Students engage in a sport that is out of their comfort zone and in doing so gain an

understanding of the athleticism players must have to play at a competitive level. “The connections with the HOD’s and Sporting Coordinators within these schools has been extremely powerful as it has enabled us to make strong connections, which will hopefully lead to further opportunities to grow more adaptable sporting options for Northlanders,” says Sharon. They are currently working alongside the Touch Tournament held in Waipu’s Caledonian Park every Thursday afternoon/evening as part of the weekly Touch Tournament. The organiser of the Tournament, Lisa Jones, has been instrumental in providing the WCTT sessions to run in conjunction with the scheduled games. Each week two teams from the family teams rotation participate in a game of WCTT in the Celtic Barn adjacent to the sports ground. The word is out and now Sharon finds everyone coming along from young children, college

students, mums and dads are giving this awesome sport a try. “It’s great to see the response and so many people participating and loving everything great this sport provides. It’s fun, competitive, great for meeting new people, removing barriers and learning new skills.” Sharon says, “We owe a big thank you to everyone who has collaborated to make this project happen: Kiwi Sport, The Halberg Foundation, Lisa Jones and the Waipu Rugby Club, The Waipu Celtic Barn, NZ Touch, Northland Schools and the awesome participants who seem to go away buzzing.” For more information about the WCTT program and support for anyone living with a physical disability in Northland then get in touch with either Sharon or Hannah at Parafed Northland or visit their website. sharon@parafednorthland.co.nz www.parafednorthland.co.nz

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Creative Matakana is entering its fourth year in May, with another week of transformative creative experiences on the menu, running 2-8 May 2020.

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he’ll teach screen-printing on some surprising materials to then transform into sculpture.

Most workshops need no prior experience and there’s an emphasis on a friendly welcome. Tutors are all highly experienced and most are awardwinning artists in their own right. Comments from past participants included ‘our tutor always made us feel talented and valued’, ‘generous and inspirational’, and ‘I learned so many new techniques’. Five-day workshops in 2020 will include painting with Toby Raine, creative writing with Anne Kennedy, screen-printing for sculpture with Jeff Thomson, travel sketching with Erin Hill, painting and drawing with Helene Carpenter, textile art with Alysn Midegelow-Marsden, and making your own ukulele with Lindsay Marks. Toby Raine is an experienced tutor and an artist highly regarded for his thick, slabby oil portraits. For this workshop he’ll be encouraging you to think outside the square and have fun with some radical paint techniques. Jeff Thomson, Kiwi corrugated iron artist extraordinaire, needs no introduction – he’s taught with Creative Matakana from year one and his fun workshops always sell out fast. This year

Writer Anne Kennedy is one of our most experienced tutors; her recent novel ‘The Ice Shelf’ was on the Ockham Book Awards list this year. Erin Hill has an international reputation as someone who can teach absolutely anyone to document their travels using sketch and watercolour. Local multi-media artist Helene Carpenter is particularly good at getting people to find out what they’re good at and why using a wide variety of creative media, and Alysn Midegelow-Marsden will bring inspiration from ancient geological formations to combine fine metal and textiles with stitch techniques. And if you’ve ever wanted to make your own ukulele but know you’ll never quite get around to it, spend five days with master Luthier Lindsay Marks and you’ll create a concertlevel instrument to last a lifetime. We have some extra short courses (2-3 days) in 2020, by popular demand. Dr Tabatha Forbes combines her passion for nature with art in teaching delicate botanical painting while Motueka resident Fleur Woods paints fabric, then stitches gorgeous floral designs over it – a very stylish angle on embroidery. Experienced tutor and artist Di Halstead will teach still-

life photography, Ingrid Anderson tutors retro screen-printing and former New Zealand Creative Photographer of the Year Mandi Lynn will give short workshops on smartphone photography and video. Each year there’s an extra element to Creative Matakana. In 2017, it was all about cutting-edge food; 2018 brought garden design and 2019 had a Japanese design theme. In 2020, there’ll be a series of one-off days with an architecture and design focus, which will have input from leading professionals (delicious lunches included). There’s the Small Space Matakana team and architecture photographer Simon Devitt; a tour of the exceptional Bream Tail community, a straw bale home and architect Noel Lane taking us behind the scenes at Matakana Village and Brick Bay. Extra events will include the Harcourts welcome evening at the Vivian Gallery in Matakana, the special participant’s dinner and the Friday evening arts finale, chaired by the irrepressible Vivian Gallery director, Scott Lawrie. Bookings open on Monday 13 January 2020 at 8am. Be ready – some will sell out on the same day. Subscribe online to our newsletter for updates! www.creativematakana.nz www.facebook/creativematakana

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SEVEN INTENTIONS/SEVEN DISTRACTIONS REBECCA BARCLAY CLIST

‘Seven intentions/Seven Distractions’ is a compelling exhibition that will draw you in with provocative symbols and tense narrative riffs. Whether to convict or repel, either way you will be left counting your own vices and virtues. The work of Mangawhai artist, Rebecca Barclay Clist, is an exploration of tension based on the concept of good intention and distraction from it. We are easily intrigued and lost in layered paintwork that splatters and sweeps in tandem against sharp, realistic imagery placed to create a narrative. Metaphorically speaking, we lose

In this day and age everyone has an opinion. Rebecca joins in to have her say too - you will never see her yelling from the rooftops, but paint offers a more subtle voice that allows her to speak her mind.

humanity's distraction from their maker (as she sees it), what we worship and the price we pay. For instance, lust while forgetting love, wrath with no room for grace and envy that excludes rather than encourages. Rebecca observes that these are some of the examples that break down healthy relationships within society.

‘Seven intentions/Seven distractions’ is dealing with conflict and tension between God’s intention for humanity, and how distracted humanity has become. Considering our current society, Rebecca wants to construct a conversation around

Rebecca chose the seven deadly sins to contrast the seven days of creation (the intentions/ intended good) as they are both concepts that are generally known and create a natural tension. Interestingly, the seven deadly sins have been

the moral high ground and are seduced by the amorphae of modern life.

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mined for narrative content throughout popular culture but its binary, the seven days of creation is little spoken of. Humanity’s fixation on sin and vice is becoming more prevalent than ever and the implications of this is high. Historically, the 17th-century Vanitas artists painted symbolic still life artworks in order to prompt people to consider what they are filling their lives with, and how they are potentially ignoring God’s good intentions. Ultimately these artworks are hoped to warn people of their deliverance post-death. Rebecca too aims to stir hearts and emotions. Despite not being still life subject matter, these paintings share the same purpose as the traditional vanitas and are embedded with clever symbols. Rebecca hopes her paintings will make viewers consider the grace

required to live a good life and understand the power to steward good intentions for humanity. Rebecca says, “I have no right to judge and will not, but I am interested in ideas of moral fibre and am expressing my own personal faith. Some might say it is limited or disagree completely - but I am exercising my right to speak out seeing that I have found my voice.” This exhibition runs from 28 November 11 December at the Mangawhai Artists Gallery and Rebecca will be in the gallery giving an artist talk during the exhibition, so see her website for more details.

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“IT’S NOT JUST ART THOUGH...”

Foundation Founders Richard Calder and Hillary Austin

range of criteria and interests. These will include the Trolley Cart Derby show that is in conjunction with the projected Leigh Trolley Cart Derby family day through Foundation, with proceeds going to the Leigh Fire department and first on scene. The Foundation Gallery year concludes with the Leigh pre-school and primary school Christmas show and will showcase local children’s artworks collected throughout the school year to assist with revenue raising programs for both schools. There are a series of community workshops, with local and international art practitioners, such as the natural plant and indigo dyeing workshops with one of Australia’s premier plant dyeing experts Anne Leon, and screen printing with Graham “Potts” Porter. Painting acrylic on board 2019 - Awa Gilgren

Gabe’s oil on wood 2019 - Hillary Austin

The brainchild of Hillary Austin and Richard Calder, (in consultation with Foundation partner and local artist Awa Gillgren), Foundation Gallery and Arts Hub will be breathing new life into the small eclectic, alternative coastal village of Leigh very soon. The search for a studio space for Byron Bay artist Hillary in her new home of Leigh led to the idea of creating a shared studio space, which in turn led to the idea of a gallery, then the idea of a community space, and so the Foundation was born.

enterprise, we are making this space from a real desire to enhance the heart beat in our little town. It is all about encouraging creativity and community. We hope to open before Christmas and will start with children’s art classes, so the kids have great things to do through the holidays!”

Hillary says of the project, “While this is a private

Throughout 2020, Foundation will be serving up a range of art exhibitions and programs. Kicking off is the ‘Welcome Show’, which is a group show exhibiting locally based artists across different mediums. The gallery intends to have twelve exhibitions a year, which addresses a divergent

Other classes and events include children's after school and holiday art classes, life drawing classes, adult painting classes, Dr Sketchy, Dance in the Dark, Community art projects, Men’s Shed - Tool Time Tuesday, Women’s Shed - Weave and Wine Wednesday with much more to come. “Our aim is to use the events to partner with local interest groups and business partners to fund raise and build awareness of local issues and help where we can.” Stay tuned and find them on Facebook and Instagram for updates and more information. www.facebook.com/foundationartsnz www.instagram.com/foundationartsnz SOUTHERN VISTA

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ass, dynamic, hook-laden gem of a track. Musically solid, the classic combination of tight drum and bass and crystal clear, funky/ska’esque off-beat guitar really works for this track. In particular, it works to really elevate the vocals – providing a tight, yet interesting musical bedrock for the lead vocal to sit over. The rocker in me longed for the return of my long hair, especially during the facemelting guitar gymnastics of the solo section!

Hailing from Northland, alternative rock four-piece Tempist Fujit — their name a clever play on the Latin phrase ‘tempus fugit’, often translated to ‘time flies’ — have been kicking around for a number of years now. Indeed, they have already released their debut album ‘Time Flies’ in 2018. However, nestled as the centre-piece of that album lies their latest single, the anthemic culture-fusing ’Home’. Opening with a lush, multi-layered intro that combines natural birdsong with silky-smooth vocal harmonies, the attention is immediately

grabbed by the heart-felt rendition of a traditional tauparapara (or karakia). While the inclusion of a Te Reo Maori is not a completely unique concept (having also been used by artists such as Tiki Taane and more recently by Alien Weaponry), Tempist Fujit use this in a fantastic way. The Te Reo piece is short, sharp, and incredibly powerful. It reaches deep into your soul, and as the clean guitar chimes under the final words, you just know you’re in for something special. Indeed, ’Home’ lives up to its intro. This is a kick-

The vocals are gorgeous, but also restrained – you just know that lead vocalist Lisa has a massive voice that she’s keeping contained. But it is that use of vocal restrain that makes this track interesting, there’s a tension that seems to be literally begging for a massive high note, but it’s a note that she just never quite lets come. She hints at it a few times, but steps back from the edge before leaping. Through this incredible play with tension and release, the listener’s attention is kept throughout multiple (even consecutive) listens. My favourite part of this gem of a track is the bridge section, which brings back the cross-cultural groove with the tauparapara/Maori vocals and the chorus vocals playing off each other. It’s an absolutely killer section, that must rip the roof off venues live. www.tempistfujit.com www.facebook.com/tempistfujit

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CORNERSTONE ROOTS PLUS SPECIAL GUESTS MASAYA AND VANGROVE AT THE LEIGH SAWMILL CAFE Cornerstone Roots - original roots music from Raglan play one of their all time favourite venues! Cornerstone Roots is a six piece group that consists of four family members: vocalist/ guitarist Brian Ruawai and bass player, partner Naomi Tuaopepe, with daughter Kaea Ruawai on drums and energetic, vibrant son Reiki Ruawai on vocals. Playing alongside the family of musicians are longtime members Aaron Bush on percussion and Nicholas Stevens on keyboards. The band pay respect to the colossal world of roots music, while confidently bringing their own influences and positive messages to the mix. They bring along with them some exciting acts from the Waikato: Masaya and Vangroove. Masaya have talent to burn, as a next-gen charismatic indie / roots / soul band originally from Raglan. Formed in the summer of 2019, the band is made up of brother and sister Reiki Ruawai guitar/ vocals and Kaea Ruawai on drums, with Muroki on Bass and Jules on lead guitar. Their music is catchy, soulful and wildly unpredictable. The band have recently supported Mako Roads’ sold out shows and are starting to build a buzz with their peers. Creating a new music loosely defined as "Indie Roots" the band have already released two singles: ’Tales of the Moonshine’ and ’Shake the Sun’ and are about to release their debut EP - ‘Tongue &

Groove’ in November. They are super-solid, fun humans that live in the now, skate, surf and think five minutes into the future. VanGrove are a high energy, four-piece band of lads from Cambridge, best known for their strong vocals and melodic riffs, which can be loosely described as “Psychedelic Surf Rock”. VanGrove’s original style, catchy tunes and emotive lyrics, has resulted in the continued growth of their fan base. To satisfy their ever increasing monthly listeners on Spotify, VanGrove released their debut singles ‘Waves’

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AUCKLAND OPERA STUDIO’S ANNUAL MATAKANA SUMMER PICNIC CONCERT Sol goes solo….. For several years now the Sol3 Mio boys, well known to New Zealand audiences, have been pursuing their own independent solo careers. With brother Pene bouncing around the likes of the Bolshoi Theatre and Paris Opera, and cousin Moses venturing into acting and composing, they can’t always be singing together. In March, Amitai appears as the Tenor soloist in the APO’s Beethoven 9TH and in September as Jupiter in New Zealand Opera’s production of Handel’s ‘Semele’. Come join us again (picnic in hand) under the starry skies of Matakana Valley and enjoy what promises to be a very special summer evening presented by the Auckland Opera Studio.

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Which Way from Where We Came

The Vivian Gallery

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When Planets Align - Rainer Beneke

The Vivian Gallery

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Sat 19 Oct - 1 Dec

HERE I give Thanks - Wayne Youle

The Vivian Gallery

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Wed 27 - 30 Nov

Nooses Off - WW Theatre Group

Warkworth Town Hall

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Thu 28 Nov - 11 Dec

Rebecca Barclayclist

Mangawhai Artists Gallery

Thu 28 Nov

4-8.30pm

Christmas Market at Kaipara Flats

Kaipara Flats Sports Club

Thu 28 Nov

8pm

Sneaky Bones

Leigh Sawmill Café

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Fri 29 Nov - 1 Dec

8pm

Dylan Thomas' Under Milk Wood

Mangawhai Library Hall

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8pm

Rocking Rollercoasters

Leigh Sawmill Café

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ART-Full Weekend

Matakana Village Hall

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Sat 30 Nov

11.30am

Wellsford Santa Parade

Wellsford

Sat 30 Nov

2pm

Nooses Off - WW Theatre Group

Warkworth Town Hall

Sat 30 Nov

7.30pm

St Andrew's Night Ceilidh

Waipu Coronation Hall

Sat 30 Nov

8.30pm

Tempist Fujit

Mangawhai Tavern

Sun 1 Dec

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Sun 1 Dec

6pm

Ash Grunwalk

Leigh Sawmill Café

Sun 1 - 7 Dec

Treemendous Christmas Display

Old Masonic Hall

Mon 2 Dec

7-10pm

Wellsford Rockers Mini Christmas Social

Co op Church Hall, Wellsford

Thu 5 Dec

5-9pm

Farmlands Wellsford Christmas

Farmslands Wellsford

Fri 6 Dec

3.30-4.30pm

Sending Love Amberlea

Mahurangi East Library

Fri 6 Dec

8pm

Steven Lyons & Keegy G

Leigh Sawmill Café

Fri 6 Dec

7.30pm

Carols by Candlelight

Lucy Moore Park

Sat 7 Dec - 2 Feb

The Summer Show

The Vivian Gallery

Sat 7 Dec

10.30-2pm

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Kids Christmas Party

Mangawhai Domain

Sat 7 Dec

Bee Doughty-Pratt

Art Matakana

artmatakana.com

Sat 7 Dec

7pm

Christmas Dance with State of Mind

Wellsford Community Centre

facebook.com/wellsfordrockers

Sat 7 Dec

7.30pm

A Decade of Songs - Matakana Choir

Matakana Hall

Sat 7 Dec

8pm

CAJD

Mangawhai Tavern

mangawhaitavern.co.nz

Sat 7 Dec

9pm

The Mercenaries

Leigh Sawmill Café

sawmillcafe.co.nz

Sun 8 Dec

9am

Bivouac Outdoor Wild Trail Run/Walk

Atiu Creek Regional Park

visitwellsford.co.nz

Sun 8 Dec

3pm

Twilight Christmas Market

Puhoi Centennial Hall

Sun 8 Dec

6pm

Base FM Sunday Session

Leigh Sawmill Café

Fri 13 Dec

Snells Beach School Annual Market + Carols

Snells Beach School

sawmillcafe.co.nz

Fri 13 Dec

8pm

The Tuarangi Road Band

Mangawhai Tavern

Sat 14 Dec

4pm

The Local Vocals Choir

Wellsford District Community Centre

Sat 14 Dec

9.30pm

Voom & Beachware

Leigh Sawmill Café

Sun 15 Dec

10am

Managawhai Santa Parade 2019

Mangawhai Heads

Sun 15 Dec

4pm

Otamatea Hawks Christmas Party

Kaiwaka Sports Association

Sun 15 Dec

4pm

A Decade of Songs - Matakana Choir

Warkworth Town Hall

Sun 15 Dec

5pm

Carols in the Park

Mangawhai Activity Zone

Sun 15 Dec

5.30pm

Bernie Griffen & Friends

Leigh Sawmill Café

sawmillcafe.co.nz

Fri 20 Dec

9pm

Summer Jam DJ's

Leigh Sawmill Café

sawmillcafe.co.nz

Sat 21 Dec

4-7pm

Maungaturoto Xmas Parade & Festival

Maungaturoto Primary School

Sat 21 Dec

9.30pm

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Cornerstone Roots

Leigh Sawmill Café

Fri 27 - 30 Dec

Great Summer Art Exhibition

Mahurangi East Community Hall

Sat 28 Dec

8pm

Frisky Business - 80's Flashback Night

Mangawhai Tavern

mangawhaitavern.co.nz

Tue 31 Dec

3pm

Highlife NYE Festival

Ascension Wine Estate

ascensionwineestate.co.nz

Tue 31 Dec

8pm-12am

Happy Fish NYE Party

Mangawhai Tavern

mangawhaitavern.co.nz

Sun 5 Jan

9am

Omaha Beac Tryathlon

Omaha Beach

Sat 11 Jan

9am

Puhoi Axemen Woodchopping Carnival

Puhoi Pub

Sat 11 Jan

4pm

Shapeshifter

Matakana Country Park

Mon 13 + 14 Jan

Mahurangi Basketball Camp

Mahurangi College

mahurangibasketball@gmail.com

Thu 16 -19 Jan

mARTakana - Fine Art Exhibition

Matakana Primary School Hall

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Sun 26 Jan

6.30pm

To Bourbon or not to Bourbon

The Vintry

vintry.co.nz

Sat 8 Feb

8.30-11.45pm

Motown Mania

Mangawhai Tavern

mangawhaitavern.co.nz

Sat 8 Feb

10.30am

The 9th Annual Mangawhai Bowl Jm

MAZ

Sat 8 Feb

The Extravaganza Fair

Matakana Country Park

Sun 16 Feb

10am

Wellsford Liona Roaring Truck Show

Centennial Park

Sun 16 Feb

6.30pm

Gin-uine Adoration

The Vintry

sawmillcafe.co.nz

puhoipub.com

vintry.co.nz

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