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Junction PEOPLE & HAPPENINGS

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N E W & N OT E D

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M A N G AW H A I H E A D S VO LU N T E E R L I F E G U A R D S

E D I TO R I N C H I E F Bianca Howlett

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ACT I N G E D I TO R I N C H I E F Maddie Long +64 21 361 801 editorial@junctionmag.co.nz

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G O AT I S L A N D M A R I N E D I S C OV E RY

A R T D I R E CTO R + D E S I G N Martin Tomars design@junctionmag.co.nz

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R E TA I L T H E R A P Y

S LO W WAT E R T R A D I N G P O S T

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C H R I S TM A S G I F T G U I D E

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C H R I S TM A S C A R D S & VO U C H E R S

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P I T ' S F LO U R L E S S C H O C O L AT E C E L E B R AT I O N C A K E

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H O N E S T C H O C O L AT

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WA R K W O RT H S A N TA PA R A D E

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BOWS & BELLS

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A DV E R T I S I N G E X E C U T I V E + S T Y L I S T Lauren Holehouse +64 21 481 056 ads@junctionmag.co.nz https://github.com/konsav/social-icons https://github.com/konsav/social-icons DISTRIBUTION Clinton Howlett +64 21 024 04015 clinton@junctionmag.co.nz GENERAL ENQUIRIES hi@junctionmag.co.nz CO N T R I B U TO R S Jodie Bryant, Rebecka Bjelfvenstam Keeling, Brijana Cato, Louise M Photography, Carlie Blanchett Burton, Jo Wildermoth, Reuben Keeling, Marla Ferguson, Kathy Hunter F R O N T COV E R : Photographer: Louise M Photography Styling: Maddie Long & Lauren Holehouse Catering: Pit's Kitchen Location, plates, platters, glassware: Mooi Mooi Florist: Solidago Table dressings: Quail Farm Collectables P R I N T E D BY I N K W I S E N Z P U B L I S H E D BY J U N C T I O N M E D I A LT D All content featured in Junction Magazine is subject to copyright in its entirety and may not be reproduced in any form without permission from the Publisher. Views expressed in Junction Magazine are not necessarily those of the Publisher. Any material supplied for publication is at the owner’s risk. All information is believed to be true by the Publisher at the time of printing.

B E C K Y W O O D – WA R K W O RT H ' S W O R L D C H A M P I O N

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LO C A L LO O K B O O K

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MASTER CRAFTSMAN

S H O R E D I TC H

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LIVING WITH HERBS

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L I V I N G LO C A L

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S AV O U R AT T H E S TA B L E S

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C H R I S TM A S C O C K TA I L S

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M E AT S & E AT S

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PA PA' S K I TC H E N

ARTS OUR PEOPLE: The Junction family is made up of local freelancers and creatives. Each month we’ll share a profile with you.

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D E O N N AT H A N : C A R V I N G A N I C H E F O R C O N S E R VAT I O N

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REVIEW

BOOK REVIEWS

MARLA FERGUSON

DISCOVER

Marla is a writer and editor living in Warkworth. She worked in various areas of the publishing industry in the United States before immigrating to New Zealand with her family. She spends her free time collecting vintage fabrics, and uses them to create children’s clothing and homewares.

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M ATA K A N A S U N DAY D R I V E

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N O R E A S T E XC U R S I O N S

HAPPENINGS

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I N T E R V I E W W I T H B RYA N A DA M S

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GIG GUIDE

Nature’s Nest Where learning and discovery are nurtured by nature. Phone: 09 425 0511 33 Glenmore Drive, Warkworth www.natures-nest.co.nz 100% NZ family owned & operated

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SPOTLIGHT: MANGAWHAI SURF LIFESAVING

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SLOW WATER TRADING

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CHRISTMAS GIFT GUIDE

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CHRISTMAS TABLE

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HONEST CHOCOLAT

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DESIGN HOUSE: SWEDISH CHRISTMAS

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LIVING PAGES

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DOITS GALLERY

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HAPPENINGS: BRYAN ADAMS INTERVIEW

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NEW & NOTED JUST LANDED AT BRICK BAY New works from New Zealand's pre-eminent artists have arrived just in time for summer on the sculpture trail. Filipe Tohi’s new seven-metre-long aluminium work ‘The White Cloud’ has literally just landed on the lake, floating effortlessly on water after a high stakes helicopter install. You’ll notice Leon Van den Eijkel’s new work ‘Geometric Totem’ which has become a beacon to guide the way into Brick Bay. Standing over six metres tall and meticulously painted in bold primary colours there’s no chance of missing this modernist masterpiece. Standing graciously in the lush native bush are two unique ceramic works created specifically for Brick Bay by highly acclaimed local artist Virginia Leonard, ‘Red Bed’ and ‘Cream’ are dark and surreal. ‘Phantom Fleet Vessel’ by esteemed New Zealand artist Virginia King joins the collection, sitting elegantly above the water's surface on the Glass House lake. Brick Bay Sculpture Trail, open every day 10am - 5pm www.brickbay.co.nz

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Tumbleweed is getting in the Christmas spirit and embraces all that glimmers and shines. Last year they set out to find some new decorations for their tree at home and couldn’t find what they needed and henceforth came the Tumbleweed Christmas Shop!

Silvia's is available for events, festivals, private functions and to hire with menus tailored to suit, she loves to party! Follow Silvia's on Facebook for updates of where we'll be this summer.

They have sourced unique, high quality decorations and embellishments in traditional reds, luxuriant golds and silvers. Covering varying themes from ‘Coastal’ to the on-trend natural wood theme. With snow globes and angel wings, the bling has no boundaries, helping to make your Christmas a magical experience.

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MATAKANA SHOWROOM FOR WRW & CO. William Rupert Worsp started WRW & Co. Furniture Design in Raglan in 2013, yet has always been drawn to the Matakana Coast so is excited to open his new showroom on the corner of Leigh Road and Omaha Valley Road. WRW & Co. are a bespoke furniture company who make solid timber furniture utilising a range of materials from new and repurposed timbers, steel, copper and even leather. The showroom has a wide range of furniture including dining tables, desks, coffee tables, drawers, side tables, shelving units and even beds and bathroom vanities. Check them out at: 914 Leigh Rd, Matakana (just up the road from the Sawmill Brewery) www.wrw.co.nz 027 526 0802

NEW OWNERS FOR MATAKANA FOUR SQUARE

LEIGH BY THE SEA WEBSITE REVAMPED

Brad and Claire Walker have taken over from former owner Damian who has headed down to the Coromandel.

The updated "Leigh by the Sea" website is now online. The revamped website provides a bright and visual message to visitors to encourage them to 'Escape to Leigh' and base themselves there, while they explore the wider Matakana Coast region. The website showcases business that are members of the Leigh Business Community and also provides a resource for locals with information about community groups and local events.

Having made the move up from Ohope Beach, Brad and Claire are keen to pick up where Damian left off supporting the local community and stocking some of our amazing local artisan products, as well as the good old staples we all rely on. They will become familiar faces before you know it - make sure you pop in and say hi next time you’ve run out of milk! 21 Matakana Valley Road, Matakana 09 422 7213

Thanks to 'Geek Free' for their awesome web design and to Luke from Halcyon for the logo and colours. www.leighbythesea.co.nz secretary@leighbythesea.co.nz

BLUE’S BBQ & BAR After working as a private chef in the US, Blue’s owner Lisa Bates wanted to spend some family time back in NZ. Her American husband, Adam Kewenig, grew to love the Mahurangi area and decided the only thing missing was a good southern US style BBQ joint. When the Neville Street restaurant space (former Pizza Co) became available they knew with a little renovation it could again be the fun, casual gathering place people remembered- this time with a slightly American twang! Opening late November. Open 11am-10pm daily. Closed Tuesdays. 18 Neville Street, Warkworth

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SPOTLIGHT

MANGAWHAI HEADS VOLUNTEER LIFEGUARDS WORDS

With over 1,000 people flocking to their patch of beach at a time during the height of summer, the Mangawhai Heads Volunteer Lifeguards are kept on their toes. When the club formed in 1963, a borrowed reel, a small group of volunteers and a tin shed was adequate. The reel was subsequently replaced with rescue boats and the tin shed became a modern club house hosting over 150 members. But still that isn’t enough. That’s because Mangawhai and surrounding areas

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have experienced huge growth over recent years and, as Mangawhai Heads Volunteer Lifeguard Service Inc (MHVLS) veteran and local surfer Tony Baker says: "Pretty much any day there is a wave and the sun is out, the beach is heaving".

guards and over 100 junior surf kids and families ranging from the age of seven – to 80-plus. At 14, members are eligible to train to become active lifeguards and are taught water confidence and other skills.

“We have a really strong surfing community in Mangawhai so, whenever there is a good swell, the beach is usually 70 per cent local surfers. But most of the time it’s a mixture of both locals and visitors on the beach.”

The active lifeguards work an average 2,000 hours per season at Mangawhai Heads, conducting up to 100 rescues, first aids and searches per season and up to six after-hours search and rescues per year. And, although some of the rescues involve locals, Mr Baker says, most

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are visitors who get caught out. “A majority of our rescues are boat-related. Generally, boats that have flipped on the Mangawhai Bar or search and rescue call-outs. Most of the “between the flags” incidents are first-aid related. Often we are just helping someone back to shore or moving them back to the safe swimming area on the beach.” Members have also been involved in a number of award-winning rescues, including dramatic search and rescues at sea. “People should never turn their back on the ocean or take its amazing power and energy for granted. A lot of our rescues involve people who are oblivious to the dangers in the sea, often late in the day. We are often fishing people off the rocks because they didn’t know that the tide comes in, and rescuing people who have launched their boat at the boat ramp and headed out for a day’s fishing without checking, and usually not wearing a life jacket. “Other key things to consider are, if they are surfing or paddling with a board, to have a leash, and be aware of other people in the water. Added to this the old ‘slip, slop, slap’, as we deal with many people who are suffering from heat exhaustion.” While most people who’ve been rescued are in shock, they are often a mix of embarrassment and gratitude. However, a challenge surf lifesaving clubs face is the expectation that you will always be there. “The future of surf lifesaving is uncertain due to lack of funding. And, closer to home, the sheer volume of people visiting our beaches hasn’t matched our club’s membership growth. We are constantly trying to recruit new members and trying to secure funding so we can continue to operate and deliver the same services we have since 1963." “We are so lucky to have such an amazing club right on the beach and be able to give back to our local community by providing lifesaving and education services.” www.mhvls.com 021 907066

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Running onto the field in the famous black jersey with her Black Ferns sisters, Becky Wood is beaming with confidence and strength. But the road to winning the Women’s Rugby World Cup was long, hard and dirty. Becky grew up in Warkworth and has played sports most of her life – from netball and touch to boxing and javelin – but the 30-year-old only started playing rugby three years ago. She trained as a paramedic and now works as a firefighter at Silverdale Station. Combining

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nature. It was tiring. There was blood, sweat, injuries, tears, anger and frustration.” The relationship with her partner Tutetangihaere Malcolm was also put to the test. “We'd expected it to be hard, but it was extremely hard at times - I got close to pulling the plug on several occasions. The late nights, commitment to attend every training, getting home tired and grumpy, lack of quality time with each other, it does put a strain on your relationship,” she said.

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Women’s rugby stars do not get paid, like their male counterparts. The extraordinary performance by the Black Ferns in the Rugby World Cup, in front of record television audiences, led to a storm of criticism around gender inequality in New Zealand sports. The message has now reached the ears of the new Government, with Sports Minister Grant Robertson leading the charge and asking NZ Rugby to address the issue as a matter of urgency. “I think it's great to see that the process is underway. It's a really exciting time for the women's game and we are all looking forward to seeing what comes of it," said Becky. As a child, Becky went to Warkworth Primary and Mahurangi College. Always keen to give back to her local community, the sports star recently went back to visit her old turf. “It was pretty special being back. I didn’t expect the kids to be so excited - I must have signed 300 posters in the primary school.‘ The young crowd were given a few tips on how to reach their goals. “It may sound a bit silly, but I made an inspiration wall in my room next to my bed, and would look at it every morning when I woke up and every night before I went to sleep. It had a big poster of the Women’s Rugby World Cup, dates, pictures of the Black Ferns, and quotes to motivate me, including ‘do one thing every day that helps you get closer to your goal.’ That way I was constantly reminded to work towards it - not just on my skills and fitness, but also doing my homework on game strategy, techniques and weightlifting progress,” she said. Clearly, Becky’s motivation and pure grit was rewarded, with the once-in-a-lifetime achievement of winning the sport’s greatest prize. “Singing the national anthem in front of a huge crowd, and performing the Haka, is definitely something I will never forget. All the hard work had paid off, and every second had been worth it. We had accomplished what we had set out to do taking the Cup back to New Zealand.”

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SNAPSHOT

GOAT ISLAND MARINE DISCOVERY

The University of Auckland’s Leigh campus will be a hive of activity this summer with academic staff and students studying a wide range of subjects. These include tracking lobster movement, evaluating how octopus are able to change colour, effects of plastic in the marine environment, recording underwater soundscapes, marine conservation; ecosystem health, and, the resilience of local estuaries to nutrient enrichment and sedimentation. Various research topics can be viewed at the Goat Island Marine Discovery Centre, just up the hill from Goat Island Beach. The centre will be open to the public 7 days a week throughout summer. www.goatislandmarine.co.nz 09 923 3645

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1) Watermelon beach bats, pick up sticks, jar beading set, playing cards, stretchy lizards, wood bead key-chain doll and three pull back cars all from Green With Envy. 2) Kids jandals from The Bach Matakana 3) Cookie time Christmas Cookies from Elise Hilliam. 4) Kids temporary tattoos and Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls book from the Matakana Bookshop. 5) Fruit Platter, Walter Whale and mint wooden car all from Hello Cubbi.

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1) Wooden board, three enamel ramekins, fish wooden spoon, cane coasters, glass and cocktail stirrer, wooden salad servers and tongs and navy linen napkins all from Green With Envy. 2) Green tea, tea strainer and olive oil from Tea & Tonic. 3) Eat Up Cook Book form Matakana Village Books. 4) RosĂŠ from Mahurangi River Winery. 5) Plates from Morris & James. 6) Three painted bowls, tea towel, oval platter and bees wax wraps all from Mooi Mooi. 7) Fire tonic from the Bach Matakana.

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1) Three house plants from Tumbleweed. 2) Natural sunscreen, day creme, and natural shampoo & conditioner from Muse Hair. 3) Sniff box from Matakana Botanicals. 4) Peony candle, silk dyed scarf, bath mitt, and set of three reusable cloths all from Green with Envy. 5) The Wholefood Pantry Cookbook, by Amber Rose from Matakana Bookshop. 6) Black ceramic platter and coconut sunscreen from Mooi Mooi. 7) Cup from Morris & James. 8) Salted caramel and buckwheat chocolate from Honest Chocolate. 9) Reusable straws, green tea, soap and bathroom set, face toner, stainless water bottle, bamboo toothbrush all from Tea & Tonic.

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1) Hat and brown leather toiletries bag from Green With Envy. 2) Blue Label Whisky from Matakana Liquor. 3) Sex wax, boardies and reef jandals all from The Bach Matakana. 4) Food + Beer book and The History of Golf book both from Matakana Bookshop. 5) Ceramic houses and boat from Morris & James. 6) Men's parfum oils and face cream from Tea and Tonic. 7) Mini Petanque set and sunglasses from Vintage Vault Dept. 8) Nak finishing clay, saving cream and beard and face oil all from ECM Barbers. 9) Native soap and macadamia and wild fig face cream from Matakana Botanicals 10) Knife from Mooi Mooi..


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1) AYU essential oil, Turkish towel, sunglasses, bath salts and salt scrub all from Green With Envy. 2) Perfumes from Vintage Vault Dept. 3) Pink feather sandals, pink tassel earrings, Brijiana Cato limited edition prints, and dusty rose wallet all from The Bach Matakana. 4) Fur purse and woollen key ring both from Mooi Mooi. 5) Face elixir oil from Tea & Tonic. 6) Anti frizz cream from Muse Hair. 7) Reversible bikini from Malola Swim. 8) Cocktail shaker from Matakana Liquor. 9) Cocktails on Tap book from Matakana Village Books..

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1) Marigolds, iron strainer, seed packets, three hanging glass vases, and twine wheel all from Tumbleweed. 2) Gardening tools, oak moss candle, hand cream, and seed pockets all from Green With Envy. 3) Wheat sack from Billie Paige Designs. 4) Pawpaw nectar, SPF50 sunblock, 2018 journal and herb scissors all from Mooi Mooi. 5) Proteas from Protea Patch.

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Combining bespoke beauty treatments with boutique accommodation, Alegría Beautyfarm offers a uniquely blissful setting to rejuvenate, relax and recharge. Claudia's signature Decleor pampering facials are tailored to the skin's needs, and are an indulgence for skin, body & mind.

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Running daily for January and February this is a perfect summertime activity for all the family. Leaving from the heart of Matakana, relax and enjoy the gentle cruise while discovering Matakana's hidden gem. On return we are walking distance to enjoy a bite to eat in the village. Fully Licensed. All ages and abilities.

Give the gift of wine, food & art this Christmas. Set in Northern wine country, Matakana, Sculptureum boasts beautiful sculpture gardens, six art galleries, an awardwinning vineyard and phenomenal food from Rothko Restaurant – There’s something for everyone! Vouchers available onsite – Purchase yours today.

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When you want your chocolate fix without compromising your health, this is the cake for you. Easy to make and no baking required. Just throw everything in a food processor and blitz. This cake is gluten, dairy and refined-sugar free.

3 tbsp espresso coffee (optional)

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3 cups almond flour

3 tbsp maple syrup

3 cups dates (pitted, soaked in warm water until soft)

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3 tbsp coconut oil For the ganache ½ cup coconut oil, softened

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a wet spatula). Place the cake in the freezer for at least 2 hours to let it set and chill. Place all ganache ingredients in a glass bowl over the hot water. Mix well with a fork until ganache is smooth. Remove cake from the freezer and pour the ganache over just before you are ready to serve. Use a spoon to spread it evenly and smoothly over the top. Serve with fresh berries. Can be served at room temperature, as it won’t melt unlike other raw cakes. You can use the cake mixture to make chocolate truffles – just roll them into balls and shake cocoa powder over to finish.


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A delicious creamy chocolate smell with a hint of lemon is wafting down the lane as I approach the front door of Honest Chocolat in Matakana village. Nico and the team have just perfected a new lemon caramel recipe. Nico Bonnaud has always been in the chocolate and pastry business; he started five years of training in La Rochelle, France when he was just fifteen years old. Since then he has worked in fine dining restaurants in France, the UK and the US, as well as The Sugar Club and Little Bird Unbakery here in New Zealand. The shop’s interior, designed by Nico’s wife Emily,

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has the perfect balance of flair and style with a hint of tropical rainforest to reference the cocoa’s origins. The chocolates are the star of the show here, rows of bonbons shimmer like tiny jewelled paintings. They are unique as they are made from a ganache without cream or butter. This results in a very clean tasting chocolate with subtle, aromatic flavours. Nico explains, “everything I do is to help the chocolate shine. With single origin quality chocolate, the art is in showcasing the original chocolate flavour and complementing it.”

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The Warkworth Santa Parade organiser’s hat has now passed from Nicola Jones, who has run it for the last 4 years to One Warkworth’s Manager, Murray Chapman and his recruit, Charlene Heins.

in the street, face painting and instead of a lolly scramble we will have a lolly handout to ensure that all kids, big and small, get their fair share of lollies.

The Parade this year will start earlier at 11 am instead of 1pm and now all the floats will stop in the main street for the judging and so spectators get a chance to see the floats up close.

The theme for this year’s Santa Parade is “Kiwi Summer”: this doesn’t mean that Santa will be in his speedos! He will still be in his normal outfit but look for the Kiwi Summer themed floats.

This year also we will have some entertainment

Murray hopes that Queen Street retailers stay

open and get into the spirit where possible, as spectators will stay in the main street rather than down in Baxter Street as in previous years. It is a great opportunity to also get some Christmas shopping done and remember that Santa loves those who buy local! A reminder that street closures will be in place so please park away from the main street areas. Saturday 2nd December, 11 am to 1pm

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BOWS AND BELLS INSPIRATION FOR CHRISTMAS TOUR

Mangawhai Museum is again holding the Bows and Bells Christmas event this year. Our inspiration for Christmas tour will be held over the weekend of 2 and 3 December from 10am to 4pm each day. The tickets cost $20 and are available from Mangawhai Museum or online. This year seven locations have been chosen, including three private homes, two buildings in Mangawhai’s new Pioneer Village, the event sponsor’s Stylish Homes show home and the foyer of the museum. Santa will be in the foyer from 10am to 2pm each day with lucky dip prizes for children. Tara Lodge is holding Carols by Candlelight in conjunction with Bows and Bells. This is at 7.30pm on Saturday 2 December at 631 Tara Road. Families are welcome to come and enjoy Christmas carols. Entry is by gold coin donation but please leave your pets and alcohol at home. Check out the museum’s Christmas items in the shop which have been hand crafted by volunteers. These include Christmas table settings, bunting, hand towels, decorated vine wreaths and ribbon wreaths, all reasonably priced. We look forward to seeing you at another successful Mangawhai Museum event. www.mangawhai-museum.org.nz 09 431 4645

The Secret Garden Lovely garden walks, amidst natural sculptures and vibrant birdlife at The Matakana Sculptural Habitat. Alongside the garden is The Protea Patch nursery with one of the widest ranges of proteaceae plants in NZ. These plants are hardy, the bees love them, and will flower through winter. Open most weekends, various other days (check the open sign on the roadside or telephone us) and by appointment. Entry is by koha $5pp or $20 per family group. 545 Matakana Road, Warkworth Tel 09 425 8277 or 027 576 8563. www.matakanasculpturalhabitat.co.nz and www.proteapatch.co.nz

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Christmas is coming to this heritage villa with a remarkable history. Built over a century ago, by Sir Edmund Hillary’s grandmother, it was relocated to Warkworth in early 2014 under a storm of controversy. Nowadays its guardians are the Sandström family: writer Vanessa and Swedish economist Claes with their children Oscar, Jesper and Millie, and dog Sparky. “We fell for the pressed tin ceilings. And the potential,” said Claes. “It hadn’t been hacked into or modernised, so all period features were intact. At the same time, it had a practical floor plan for a big family, and lots of space for all the treasures we’ve collected over the years.”

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“I’ve always been obsessed with old villas, but I never thought we would live in a home with such rich history to it,” said Vanessa. “So many people have walked through here – it was the heart of the Hillary family for many years and carries so many stories.” The relocation of the house to Warkworth is a story in itself. “Let’s just say it was an ordeal for everybody,” she said. “The neighbours, understandably, didn’t want to see it go, and we had invested everything we had in our dream. It was a major production and it all got a bit heated, with police being called to keep back protestors.”

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“I can totally see where they’re coming from historic buildings are not celebrated enough in New Zealand and we’re all for keeping the history alive. But this house was going regardless, the developer could have chosen to simply demolish it, so surely it’s better off going somewhere beautiful and to a family who will love and honour its integrity?” “As a good friend put it at the time: It’s only fitting that a house with strong ties to Sir Edmund Hillary goes on an expedition of its own.” Claes and Vanessa say the villa has a different feel now it’s settled into its new site. By carefully opening up some of the inside walls, and with a

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north-facing position, the sky can be seen from every room. “It’s almost as if cutting it in half and moving it shook out the old dust and cobwebs,” said Vanessa. The couple describe their style as eclectic, slightly gothic, down-at-heel grand, but at the same time fun. “Our style reminds me of the old, traditional homes in northern Sweden,” said Claes. “It’s not just the authentic furniture, but the details, like the Höganäs pottery and the way we set a table with wild flowers and tea lights. And of course, the Christmas decorations, with the traditional advent candle holders that light up every Swedish home throughout December.” Claes and Vanessa are unabashed foodies, with Claes making creative use of the pizza oven to bake sourdough bread and smoke meat. For Christmas, he bakes traditional Swedish saffron buns.

The couple met in Wellington back in the late 90s, and their style has been shaped by the places they have lived together since: from London to Stockholm and Zanzibar. “The fact that we have a limited budget means we have to think creatively and can’t rush into things. We never buy new – everything from furniture to windows are reused, and when the roof had to be replaced we made an outdoor dining table from the old Kauri beams.” “Sometimes it’s not what you pay the most for that brings you the most joy. We probably love the brass overflow in the original bathtub more than the new kitchen!” they said. “Our biggest challenge has definitely been doing so much by ourselves. There’s been a neverending list of things to get done, every weekend throughout the past three years. But it’s been worth it - every part of the house has got something of us in it. It’s home, and we love it.”

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After 12 years refining his craft in Shoreditch, East London, Kasey Coory felt it was time for a change of scene. In 2013, Kasey and fellow craftsman Evan Schwarz relocated their respective families to New Zealand, opening the first Shoreditch workshop on Waiheke Island. “I went to London with a backpack, and came back with three kids and a 20ft container full of tools,” laughed Kasey. Kasey recently opened a new Shoreditch workshop in Warkworth, bringing his wealth of experience: from designing bespoke furniture and kitchens, to fitting out boutique London stores, even managing construction of entire film sets.

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No matter the scale of the project, Kasey and Evan apply the same working principles: quality products, built to last for future generations, with great attention to detail. They believe furniture should be made to give away, not throw away when it breaks. Shoreditch use sustainable solid woods, plywoods and reclaimed materials, trying to minimize waste wherever possible. “The stuff we build will last a lifetime - we're trying to make a difference and have less of an impact on the planet,” said Kasey. In August, Shoreditch built a custom kitchen, along with bathroom and bedroom cabinetry, for a Waiheke Island home that went on to win NZ

House of the Year 2017. “It was a cool project, but a bit of a challenge, because what the original architects had drawn up for the kitchen was impossible to build. We ended up redesigning the whole thing.” Kasey hopes the local community will embrace Shoreditch furniture. “Furniture is quite tactile, you have to touch it and see it in person to really appreciate how well it's made,” he said. “It's like art - you're going to be seeing it in your house every day so you want something beautiful, something to admire.” www.shoreditch.co.nz www.facebook.com/Shoreditch.nz

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LIVING WITH HERBS As the weather warms and we celebrate with outdoor BBQ’s, herbs come into their own. Basil, a summer based herb, is at its best when used fresh, scattering whole or roughly torn leaves over sliced mozzarella, tomatoes and drizzled with olive oil, for a classic Caprese salad. Pound in a mortar and pestle or food processer with garlic, pine nuts, parmesan and olive oil for a fresh pesto. Chop and beat into softened butter, then melt and put over steaks, roast chicken or crushed boiled new potatoes. It is great planting companion with tomatoes, as basil will repel insects from your plants. We tend to think of Rosemary as a winter herb. It is one of the most commonly used herbs all year round and not just with roast lamb; it works equally well with fish, shellfish, veal and chicken dishes cooked with wine and garlic. Place a sprig inside poultry, or insert some needles into your leg of lamb or use it in meat marinades. Burn several sprigs on your barbecue grill to impart the flavour on the cooking meats. Most herbs have edible flowers and what better way to use them than in a cool refreshing drink with mint and lemon, or in herbal or fruit teas. Freeze edible flowers into ice cube trays or make ice blocks. Add a selection of colourful edible flowers to your next salad or sprinkle over pasta dishes. Supplied by Tumbleweed Coastal Plants, Matakana.

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Kelli-Asta started Hula Fitness in the Kaipara Areas Kaiwaka and Ruawai. She was taught the Hula by her Cook Island friends and family at her local Church C3Rockingham, in Perth.

Most people today are concerned about their health. Or they need to make changes in their life but somehow it just doesn’t happen. Many have tried a variety of things to “fix” an issue but it hasn’t worked so are now turning to “information medicine” or BodyTalk to create an environment where their body recognises and acts to bring the body/mind into balance.

I first visited Linda for Body Talk sessions, I was curious if a little sceptical but I soon realised the value and the benefits they provided. Body Talk revealed the underlying and often longstanding issues that were causing challenges. The sessions have made a measurable difference to my life and my health without the need for drugs or medical procedures.”

Linda Shaw, Certified BodyTalk Practitioner and President of the NZ BodyTalk Assn has recently moved to Warkworth and has her clinic at Lavender House, 27 Lilburn St.

As the body is balanced, it starts healing itself. BodyTalk is very effective in dealing with anxiety, headaches and migraines, stress and shock symptoms, back and joint pain, eczema, digestive disorders, chronic fatigue, and physical or emotional trauma. It is very useful in cases where there is no clear diagnosis of symptoms.

“When my family returned to NZ I missed that fun family culture of what The Polynesian Dance brought. My passion from the start was to put Hula Fitness out there to see if there was any interest, I received a phenomenal amount of responses from many women around Kaiwaka and other parts of the Kaipara area." Her goal is to provide a fun place to learn Hula Fitness at a very low cost of a gold coin donation. “I want all women to be able to have access to fun Fitness without worrying about the cost and getting a babysitter, as mums with babies and toddlers are welcome.” “Hula has so many great and positive benefits for the body like flexibility, upper and lower muscle toning and strengthening. It’s a fun way to lose inches around the hips and stomach areas and it’s something new and different to other exercise and fitness programmes." www.kaiwakasport.co.nz

Reconnecting the lines of communication between cells and systems, enables the body's mechanisms to function as they are designed to do, preventing disease and rapidly accelerating the healing process. In this way, the body’s innate ability to balance and heal itself gets a chance to work – from releasing stress and anxiety to boosting the immune system; to being able to navigate a distressing life trauma or recover from injury or surgery more quickly. Pam, a long term client of Linda’s says “When

“I love partnering with my clients so the body/ mind can tell its story about what the priority for healing is. We then create changes that have an impact beyond our conscious mind. Using the principle of the Observer effect in Quantum Physics, we can energetically change the energy of the client so their own healing ability is activated and empowered” Lavender House, 27 Lilburn Street, Warkworth www.lindashaw.co.nz 0220 546 320

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We generally throw away 30% more rubbish over the summer holidays (50,000 tonnes of extra waste) and almost double rubbish to landfill the week after Christmas.

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that contains Vitamin A is also wise as our skin’s Vitamin A is depleted every time you walk into the sun. While sun protection is an essential all-yearround, summer certainly requires bringing in the big guns when it comes to warding off the harmful UVA (ageing) and UVB (burning) rays. Adding one like this to your regime offers an SPF50 protection thanks to the non-nano Zinc Oxide shield while also bursting with antioxidants and a formulation that boasts an impressive natural ingredient line up that is 70 percent organic. COOLA Mineral Sport SPF50 Tinted Stick, $45 Environ Skin EssentiA AVST Moisturiser1, $81

Say “no” to single use packaging wherever possible and think about what will happen to items at the end of their life? Tips to reduce items to landfill: • Use reusable Christmas bags. They look great, save time, less mess and last for years • Carry reusable shopping bags, coffee cups, utensils, drink bottles and always say “no” to straws! • Support locally made products, art, craft and produce • Donate to OP shops, free stalls or charities rather than to landfill

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SAVOUR

AT THE STABLES - MATAKANA COUNTRY PARK

The Stables is a group of hospitality outlets under one roof at the iconic Matakana Country Park.

offers country style dining with a modern twist and lots of room for large groups.

dining, birthdays, celebrations and children’s events.

Together with all the other great businesses on the park, the goal is to create a ‘family/food hub’, where lots of different food occasions and activities are available for over 15 hours of the day.

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Smiths has a strong following. Its regularly changing menu of creative cocktails and carefully crafted sharing plates has something for everyone.

The Dough Puncher has reopened in Matakana! Open early, 7 days a week at The Stables front entrance. Baking their famous gourmet pies and handmade doughnuts, the original owners David and Maryanne Roberts worked with The Stables for months of R&D to perfect all recipes. They are stoked their legacy can remain in Matakana and The Dough Puncher lives on!

At The Stables, working countless hours on the floor and behind the scenes, Woody and Kim are the friendly familiar partnership you see today, keeping the engine running. “We’re just two regular people living locally, working hard and doing what we love. We strive to give our clientele delicious food in a variety of ways. We have an amazing team of 25 young aspiring professionals that help it all tick along. The Stables is one big family.” The Grand Dining Room @ The Stables Since the new team purchased the business two and a half years ago, it has been a tough ride to get it to where it is today. The Stables Restaurant

The Smiths deck will be open again this summer to enjoy a relaxing afternoon in the sun soaking up the beautiful NZ countryside. smiths@stablesmatakana.co.nz Wedding Venue @ The Stables The Stables continues to host over 40 weddings per year and is extremely proud of their reputation and for being a part of each couple’s special day. weddings@stablesmatakana.co.nz The Saddlery @ The Stables

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Take Christmas outside with this beautiful sweet and sticky BBQ Christmas ham recipe.

This Hot Smoked Salmon Mezze Style Platter is a super quick and easy way to feed the whanau this silly season. You need a side of Hot Smoked Salmon but everything else is totally up to you! It’s great to use seasonal produce, experiment with fermented vegetables or just use up what’s in the fridge.

Start with one of our free-range hams, smoked and cured at the Butchery for a richer flavour. Remove skin leaving the fat. Score the fat then brush over with spiced apricot sauce. Place in baking tray and pour two cups of water around the ham. Combine 500g dried fruit, 3 diced pears, half a chopped pineapple, 500g of lychees in syrup, 2 tbsp mustard, ½ cup brown sugar, ¾ cup white wine, ½ cup white wine vinegar and 2 tsp mustard powder. Mix well with a cup of water. Heat your BBQ to 200 degrees then cook ham, covered, in tray for 1 hour. Add fruit mix and cook for another 45 mins. Slice and serve.

Use a large platter or chopping board, place salmon in centre, build everything around, sprinkle greens on top and enjoy with a glass of Jones Road Cider or bubbles. Suggestions to accompany: radish, red onion, edamame beans, roasted or fresh asparagus, cucumber, gherkins, capers, microgreens, sauerkraut, olives, roasted capsicum, hard boiled eggs, whipped cream cheese, goats cheese with fresh dill, crackers, sliced pumpernickel or sliced sourdough baguette.

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Oysters Rockefeller is a summer classic. Simple to serve on the BBQ. Serve with icy cold beer or bubbles. Delicious.

The ever popular butterflied lamb leg is a big seller at Matakana Butchery.

¼ cup parsley, ¼ cup chives, ¼ cup chervil, 2 tbsp tarragon leaves, ¼ cup celery yellow inner leaves, 200gm butter, 50gm parmesan, 1 cup bread crumbs, 2 tbsp Pernod, 8 drops Tabasco, 2kg rock salt, 4 dozen Mahurangi Oysters freshly shucked in shells. Chop herbs and celery leaves finely. Place in bowl, add softened butter, grated parmesan, breadcrumbs, Pernod and Tabasco. Rub together. Pour ½ rock salt into shallow-sided dish. Gently place oysters in the shell in the salt. Top each oyster with a generous portion of the Rockefeller topping. Place oysters on bbq or under a grill until golden and the sides of the oyster begin to curl slightly. Serve the oysters in a dish on the remaining rock salt. Leave them to cool for a couple of minutes. Buy online from our website. www.mahurangioysters.co.nz 09 425 5652 | info@mahurangioysters.co.nz

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Butterflied lamb leg is easy to prepare and cook. It is ideal on the BBQ where it can be nicely browned and crusty on the outside and pink and juicy in the middle. Season to taste with your favourite herbs and spices (our favourite being rosemary, honey and garlic) then barbecue the lamb over steady, medium heat, turning it every five minutes or so, basting if you wish. A small piece of lamb may need 20 to 25 minutes, a larger, thicker piece, up to 30 or 35 minutes. Do not overcook, and remember to allow plenty of resting time before carving. Come in store and pick up your seasoned or plain butterflied lamb leg today and don’t be shy to ask for one cut to your needs! 66 Matakana Valley Road, Matakana 09 422 7012 | www.matakanabutchery.co.nz


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PAPA'S KITCHEN WORDS

Papa’s Kitchen in Wellsford is on a mission. Initially started by Wellsford Christian Fellowship as a food bank, members of the church, Brian and Val Jarvis, took it over eight years ago and have worked to expand Papa’s Kitchen into a community-wide staple. They invite everyone in the community to come and enjoy a home-cooked meal on Monday evening. “You don’t have to have a need. You can come to just socialise,” says Val. The meals are prepared by Val, Brian and a team of volunteers but created from the generosity of the community. Local farmers, shopkeepers and

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churches all donate regularly to Papa’s Kitchen. In addition, Val watches the specials at the market to find the best deals so she can to help create healthy and nutritious meals. Various performers and groups pop in from time to time, performing for the audience. Most recently, 3D, a singing and dancing group from Tonga performed. Val and Brian make sure that nothing goes to waste and all leftovers are distributed throughout the community. “We have a very good grapevine,” says Brian, and volunteers try to identify others in need that can benefit from the leftovers.

Papa’s Kitchen is open to everyone in the community, free of charge, at the old train station on Station Road in Wellsford. Dinner is served Mondays at 5:30 p.m., except during school and public holidays. Donations and volunteers are always welcome. You can contact Wellsford Christian Fellowship or Brian and Val Jarvis, personally. www.cfw.org.nz/papa-s-kitchen 09 423 9006

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A very limited opportunity to secure the perfect location in an exclusive and long-awaited subdivision of just 8 sections in the heart of vibrant Matakana Village. Two sections have already been pre-sold, leaving just six to choose from, in an area that most of Auckland wants to live! Right on the edge of the village shopping precinct, the sections are just steps away from all sorts of culinary and entertainment delights in what is fast becoming a mecca for foodies and fashionistas! Stroll through the bountiful farmers market, browse the designer shops and art galleries, luxuriate in award-winning cinemas or sample the epicurean delights of cafĂŠs, restaurants and boutique wineries. The sections are located down a cherry tree lined avenue, with services laid to the boundary. Covenants will be in place, ensuring only quality homes are built, to protect the future value of all properties within the subdivision. Likewise, section size has been kept above 800 square metres; enhancing the intrinsic value of these sites. Everything you need is available nearby including

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medical facilities, childcare centres and Matakana Primary. If you must still work or shop in the city, it’s an easy commuting distance to Albany and only 50 minutes drive to central Auckland (off-peak). Once the new section of the Northern Motorway is built this region will be even more accessible for a weekend getaway or weekday commuting for busy professionals, an enviable location for the actively retired, or the perfect environment for a family wanting to enjoy the renowned Matakana vibe.

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With the entrance at the Southern end, this 807sqm site is perfect for building a home with all the outdoor entertaining and indoor living on the Northern side. $660,000 Lot 6 This 858sqm site is in the northernmost position; close to the native bush river reserve; wake to the morning chorus of native Tui, drift off to sleep to the lullaby of Morepork! $665,000 One of the larger sections, with the entrance handily located on the Southern boundary, this nearly square 859sqm section lends itself to a wide range of possible house shapes. $670,000 Lot 8 At 910sqm, this is the largest of the sections by far, offering even more space for the family to spread out in the weekends, or room to create an enviable garden. $675,000 www.mikepero.com Advertorial


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CLASSIC PLANES BY IVOR WILKINS New Zealand has long held a passion for its aviation history - the bravado, ingenuity and trailblazing spirit says a lot about who we are. Classic Planes celebrates that legacy, from the first fledgling beginnings to the present day. Author Ivor Wilkins traces the story of planes in New Zealand, beginning with the exploits of Richard Pearse and shining a light on other local pioneers, Jean Batten and Tim Wallis among them. He celebrates those who lovingly restore planes in the modern day, and revels in our ongoing love affair with winged wonders.

HIDEAWAYS: WHERE NEW ZEALANDERS ESCAPE

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW: 40 YEARS OF GRAND FINDS

BY HILARY NGAN KEE

PAUL ATTERBURY & MARC ALLUM

Hideaways is a celebration of quintessential New Zealand holiday escapes- mountain huts, coastal baches, riverside cribs, converted silos, hunting shacks, and more. Lush photography and evocative text explore far-flung retreats from around the country, with a focus on the unique, secluded and romantic - each offering a change of pace, a chance to disconnect. A beautiful tribute to getting away from it all.

A collection of the timeless, the priceless and the unforgettable, this beautiful compendium accompanies the beloved BBC One TV series. In this anniversary celebration, the authors look back at the quintessential moments from the show's illustrious history, providing a look at the history behind the very best and most intriguing objects that have appeared on the show.

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Resource Planning Inc has a proven track record in achieving positive outcomes for clients. We pride ourselves in timely, accurate, and cost effective planning and design advice. As well as providing quality planning appraisals, we can help with all your resource consenting requirements: from minor dwellings and subdivisions to dream builds and large developments. www.resourceplanninginc.com | 021 618 741 | katherine@resourceplanninginc.com

WARKWORTH’S EUROPEAN VEHICLE SPECIALISTS Our modern workshop is fully equipped with the latest diagnostic equipment and over 30 years expertise. We offer comprehensive servicing and maintenance for all major European vehicles, along with specialist Toyota knowledge, right here on the Matakana Coast. Find us on ~ facebook.com/strautomotivenz / www.strautomotive.co.nz Unit 2, 27 Glenmore Drive, Warkworth / Phone~ (09) 422 3222

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THE MATAKANA SUNDAY DRIVE Many will recognise half of the stores on the Matakana Sunday Drive as the popular Collectables Trail, which has been enticing keen shoppers to the Matakana Coast since 2012. A bit of a shuffle and some exciting new additions has inspired a re-brand to The Matakana Sunday Drive; being synonymous with a casual retail meander of eight unique independent stores and a cookies and icecream canteen from Warkworth to Omaha. The Matakana Sunday Drive has everything for everyone; getting away from the busy malls and supporting a group of inspiring independent stores. New on the block from Raglan is WRW + Co. Furniture – Will hand crafts furniture for any space and Bernie and Marie can offer you years of carefully sourced collectables at Quail Farm. Mooi Mooi has expanded and added newly sourced and unique homewares to the area, and what was once Rummage has transformed into something more delicious offering cookies, gelato, coffee, smoothies and shakes in their amazing new space or on the go. Trio has jumped on board with their hand poured soy candles and gifts and Old School Inc. has more original industrial pieces and gifts to bring soul to your home. Continuing their passion for quality antiques and vintage collectables are Margie’s Red Barn and Annie’s Vintage. All within minutes of each other, these rural home-based businesses specialise in both new and old collectables, retro and vintage objects, industrial, upcycled and recycled pieces as well as antiques, art, designer furniture and homewares. Slightly off the beaten track, every store along the drive has their own unique flavour – so get out with the family, a group of friends or a solo mission and travel at your own pace to find some tantalizing treasures and eats along the way. www.sundaydrive.co.nz

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NOREAST EXCURSIONS WORDS

Lynette Clothier and Peter Foster take their client’s happiness seriously. Nor East Excursions offers daytrips and overnight trips, all planned and booked by the team, with attention to detail. Some of the daytrips have included driving clients to Auckland to attend operas, plays, ballets and markets. They book the tickets, provide and arrange the transportation and make reservations for an enjoyable dinner. “We like to have around

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12 people for most of our day-out activities,” said Peter, which helps to ensure that all of their clients are well taken care of.

been a cruise from Auckland to Sydney, trips to Waiheke Island and a trip to Wellington to attend the World of WearableArt.

Nor East Excursions also offers trips that span several days. Recently, they travelled to the Taranaki Garden Show in New Plymouth, but the destination isn’t all they focus on. “We try to do fun things along the way such as museums and restaurants.” Other trips they have offered have

As Lynette and Peter look to expand their services and offerings, “We’d love to put together family trips like a day snorkelling at Goat Island or going to Tawharanui for a picnic,” said Peter. www.noreastexcursions.co.nz 09 425 5623

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HAPPENINGS

INTERVIEW: BRYAN ADAMS WORDS

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Welcome back! Do you have any fond memories from your last tour in 2013? BA: NZ reminds me a lot British Columbia, where I spent a lot of time, so it was easy being there from that perspective, but mostly because the gigs went really well. This run will be longer to get NZ in first. You're releasing a new best-of album called Ultimate, with 19 hits and two new tracks. What inspired the new tracks? BA: The title track “Ultimate Love” is inspired by the flurry of provocative tweets that are emanating from the USA. The other song “Please Stay” comes from the writing sessions for the musical “Pretty Woman” which I’ve been on for the past two years. You've been performing some of these songs for 30+ years, do you ever get tired of playing your hits? BA: Not at all, and what is funny about them is some of the songs weren’t worldwide hits at the time of release. Take “summer of 69” for example, it never even charted in the UK top 40 yet everyone in the pub knows how to sing it. You're also an activist for human and animal rights. In the early 90s you campaigned hard for the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary, which protects whales around Antarctica and New Zealand. Have you been championing any other causes lately? BA: I’m still actively pushing for whaling to be stopped. Visit the Junction Facebook page with the best question for Bryan Adams and win a double pass to the concert on 2 January and get your question answered by Bryan Adams himself. 2 January, Matakana Country Park, 1151 Leigh Road, Matakana www.neptuneentertainment.co.nz

BLACK FERN MATAKANA ACCOMMODATION

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Black Fern looks over Ascension and is perfect for a relaxing holiday, family reunions and wedding accommodations. Featuring four ensuite bedrooms, gourmet kitchen, heated pool, covered BBQ area with kitchen and fireplace. The separate self-contained cottage brings the sleeping capacity up to 10 people.

Hidden in the hills of Tawharanui lies Koru House Hideaway. Created by artists Brian & Lindsay McPhun, award-winning Koru House has two self-catering units, with outdoor fresh water hydrotherapy spa baths and indoor-outdoor fireplaces and use of the heated pool and wood-fired pizza oven. Just 55 minutes from Auckland. Come and enjoy! scott2000@xtra.co.nz www.koruhideaway.co.nz

The perfect function, wedding and conference venue, minutes from Matakana Auckland. Fully licensed with onsite catering, only the best local food creating superb culinary fare. Nestled on a private estuary and native bush, creating the perfect backdrop for weddings and ceremonies. Exclusive venue ideal for conferences with accommodation onsite. info@tawharanui.co.nz www.tawharanui.co.nz

Greenwash is Rodney District’s environmentally friendly choice for building wash and waterblasting. Based in Warkworth and covering from Orewa to Mangawhai, we use bio-degradable products which are safe for your home, your pets, your plants and you. Contact Andy for a free quote.

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ICONIC CARPENTRY PROFESSIONAL SERVICE

Running a successful small business is hard enough, without adding in endless hours of bookkeeping! We are professional Xero trainers who can quickly improve your bookkeeping skills, help you streamline your accounting process and have more time to grow your business or we can do it all for you. 021 022 18961 julie@julierussellbookkeeping.co.nz www.julierussellbookkeeping.co.nz

Iconic Carpentry is a local company providing a high level of skilled carpentry and joinery work, regardless of your project size. Property and bach maintenance, subcontracting and new build works undertaken. Combining the best traditional construction methods and new building techniques, with reliable, honest service, we ensure our timeframes are realistic and our quotations genuine. 021 024 04015 clinton@iconiccarpentry.co.nz

022 011 0244 andy@greenwash.co.nz

SO RENOVATE DESIGN & BUILD SO Renovate is a fully integrated design and build company. specialising in Extensions and Renovations of existing homes. We have renovated over 600 homes in central Auckland are now available in the Matakana Omaha Warkworth region. Since we started in 2007, we’ve designed and renovated hundreds of homes developing our expertise working with everything from 60s classics to villas, bungalows and leaky homes. SO Renovate offer a complete service from design, costing, consent and council to the completed build. 021 382 373 peggy@sogroup.co.nz

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LABRATTA NETANA MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL WORDS

The Leigh Sawmill Café will host two weeks of music, sculpture and photography - from 27 November to 9 December - with a theme influenced by the realms of Maori gods Tangaroa (seas/rivers/lakes) and Tane (land/forests). “The idea behind the festival is to educate people on protecting our natural resources,” says festival organiser Deon Nathan. It starts with the Wood & Stone Sculpture Symposium. Fifteen artists, including The Hobbit actor Lawrence Makoare, have been invited to stay onsite for the whole two-week period while

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they sculpt, with open days where the public can admire the evolving works and eventually buy them at auction. Next comes the Little Labratta Lens Photography Competition. Aspiring young photographers aged 5-18 are invited to capture the beauty of nature and upload their work to festival website.

music. Cornerstone Roots will be in town on Saturday 2 December, Whitechapel Jak will play Sunday 3 December, and Trinity Roots will bring down the curtain with two shows on Friday 8 and Saturday 9 December.

The sculpture and photography will be judged by a panel that includes Dr Richard Cooper from Elam School of Fine Arts and members of band Trinity Roots.

Leigh Sawmill Café, 142 Pakiri Road, Leigh Cornerstone Roots tickets $20 presale or $25 on the door White Chapel Jak tickets $10 presale - limited door sales Trinity Roots tickets $42.5 presale

Of course, no festival is complete without the

www.sawmillcafe.co.nz/gigguide

One less thing to think about when you come to Rodney Surgical... Parking! It’s a drag at the best of times, and it’s not just the cost. With some hospital carparks, you need to take a pair of walking shoes to get to the admission block. Not at Rodney Surgical.

a taxi home, or your driver can drop you off and go home while you have your surgery. We will call when you are ready to be collected.

At our custom-built surgical centre in Warkworth, we have more than enough parking. It’s just one less thing for you to worry about.

Rodney Surgical is a world-class hospital with fully qualified, experienced, caring staff and surgeons. It’s your community hospital right here in Warkworth … including free parking.

And because we’re your community hospital, you can get

Ask your GP – Can it be done at Rodney Surgical?

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www.rodneysurgicalcentre.co.nz or call 09 425 1190

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HAPPENINGS WIXII SUMMER SHOP Wixii is back again in Matakana for a few weeks this summer from Thursday 14 December to Saturday 13 January. Shelley is opening her doors for three days a week over Christmas and New Year. Thursday, Friday and Saturday we will be open until mid-January from 10am to 4pm. New Season Summer 2017 ‘Same Sun’ collection will be available along with a nice little Cashmere sale and Vintage clearance. Stocks are limited so pop in and see Alex before Christmas: Sale starts on Thursday 14 December or pre shop online and have your garment bought to Matakana for collection.

www.wixii.co.nz

THE GREAT SUMMER ART EXHIBITION The Great Summer Art Exhibition has become a major community event bringing many visitors to our area. With works from over 150 artists it is a magnificent opportunity to showcase the talent of those artists in the Rodney area and a wonderful occasion for new emerging artists to exhibit for the first time. The Great Summer Art Exhibition is the Snells Beach Tennis Club's major fundraiser for the year, and the funds generated will be used to further develop and grow the Junior programme as well as assist in the general maintenance of the club rooms and facilities. The Club caters for all ages and abilities and offers all year round recreation to the wider Snells Beach Community.

Mahurangi East Community Hall, Hamatana Rd, Snells Beach Preview Evening: Friday 29 December, entry $10 Exhibition: 30 December - 1 January, donation on entry

THE DESIGN COLLECTIVE MARKET The Design Collective Market is a collection of designers and creatives coming together to create a place for all to shop, share and connect. Find new and lightly loved designer products, including clothing and homewares, live music, great food and a vibe that suits the whole family. Come down for a night at the beach and get your Christmas shopping sorted at amazing prices.

5-8pm 2 December End of Snells Beach Road along waterfront lauren@symphony.net.nz

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HAPPENINGS MATAKANTATA PRESENTS RHYTHM OF CHRISTMAS Matakantata Choir presents a mix of old and new repertoire to ease you into the Christmas season, including several classical pieces along with well-known songs such as 'Peace Train’ by Cat Stevens and ‘Boy from New York City’ by Manhattan Transfer. We will also include carols for the audience to join in. Tickets are available from the Gull Service Station in Matakana and Hart Pharmacy in Warkworth (adults $15/children gold coin), or phone Jenni Francis on 423 0094. Sunday 10 December 2.30pm at Mahurangi Presbyterian Church, Friday 15 December 7.30pm at Matakana Village Hall

NEIL AND LIAM FINN ON TOUR As everybody should know by now, Finns were bred for touring and music, and this summer Liam and Neil will be happily piling into the van for some back-road wandering. With a hot band of family and good friends attached, they will perform in the small halls of Aotearoa throughout January, exploring the lesser-known treasures of the motherland. Neil and Liam, together with Sharon and Elroy Finn, Connan Mockasin, champion whistler Molly Lewis, John Carroll Kirby, Jimmy Metherell and songbird Eliza-Jane Barnes will play their hearts out for the locals and a few city blow-ins. It’s bound to be a welcome diversion, and a uniquely intimate look at the way the Finns roll, as they debut music from their upcoming collaborative album, as well as throwing in some of their favourite songs from the family canon.

CELEBRATE. EAT. DRINK. DANCE. A huge thank you to our community for all your support this year. Celebrate Christmas with us on Sunday 17 December from 5pm in the Smoko Room. Live music, taco’s, and drink specials (bubbles and beer). We are open 7 days a week from the 4 December Sawmill Brewery + Smoko Room www.sawmillbrewery.co.nz

“Both Dad and I spent our careers with the ambition to make it outside of NZ… putting a lot of time and energy into the rest of the world and sometimes overlooking what’s right in front of us, and why we pursue this vocation. This tour is about making memories - getting to do what we love, on an intimate level with good friends and family for the pure joy of it, and building a unique experience - hopefully for not just us but whoever wants to come along” said Liam. In lieu of the regular NZ tour circuit, the Finn's vision has been brought to life by DIY champion, A Low Hum. 4 January Warkworth Hall, Warkworth 5 January Coronation Hall, Waipu 6 January Kaiwaka Memorial Hall, Kaiwaka Tickets $55 (plus booking fee) will be on sale from 10 November www.neilandliamfinn.com

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DECEMBER GIG GUIDE To list your event for free on the Junction Gig Guide email event details to: hi@junctionmag.co.nz

MARKETS Every Sat

8am–1pm

Matakana Village Farmers Market

Matakana Village

Every Sat

8am–1pm

Matakana Markets

The Old Dairy Factory, Matakana

Every Sat

9am-1pm

Mangawhai Farmers Market

The Village, Library Hall, Mangawhai

1st Sat of the Month

8am–1pm

Warkworth Museum Market Day

Old Masonic Hall, Warkworth

1st Sat of the Month

9am-2pm

Wellsford Market

OWL Community Hub, 120 Rodney Street, Wellsford

2nd Sun of the Month

9am-1pm

Waipu Boutique Market

Coronation Hall, Waipu

Last Sun of the Month

9am-1pm

Puhoi Farmers Market

Puhoi Domain

Sat 2 Dec

5-8pm

The Design Collective Market

End of Snells Beach Road

DATE

TIME

EVENT

VENUE

WEBSITE

24 Nov - 13 Dec

Intuitive - Art Exhibition

Art Matakana

artmatakana.co.nz

Fri 24 Nov

Blame the Cats

Warkworth RSA

warkworthrsa.co.nz

Fri 24 Nov

Journeys By DJ W Roger Perry

Leigh Sawmill Café

sawmillcafe.co.nz

Sat 25 Nov

6pm

Dennis Marsh & Brendan Dugan

Warkworth RSA

warkworthrsa.co.nz

Sat 25 Nov

2-4pm

We Gathered Here by David R Grant - Book Launch

Matakana Primary School

Sun 26 Nov

1-4pm

Sunday Sessions - Raw Jam

The Mangawhai Tavern

Sun 26 Nov

2-4pm

Mahurangi Ramblers & Jazz Connection

Matakana Hall

Sun 26 Nov

2-4pm

Sunday Jazz with Nathan Haines

Sculptureum

sculptureum.nz

Sun 26 Nov

5.30pm

mangawhaitavern.co.nz

Tourettes & Skyscraper Stan

Leigh Sawmill Café

sawmillcafe.co.nz

Mon 27 Nov - 9 Dec

Labratta Netana

Leigh Sawmill Café

sawmillcafe.co.nz

Fri 1 Dec

R & R Riki

Warkworth RSA

warkworthrsa.co.nz

Sat 2 Dec

4.30pm

Music in the Vines - Xmas Special

Te Whai Bay Wines

tewhaibaywines.co.nz

Sat 2 Dec

7.30-11.30pm

WellsfordRockers Christmas Hop

Rodney College

09 423 8024

Sat 2 Dec

9.30pm

Corner Roots

Leigh Sawmill Café

sawmillcafe.co.nz

Sat 2 Dec

Summer Sessions

Matakana Village Pub

thematakana.co.nz

Sun 3 Dec

10-4pm

Bows and Bells

Mangawhai

09 431 4645

Sun 3 Dec

1-4pm

Otherwise Fine: Sunday Session

The Mangawhai Tavern

mangawhaitavern.co.nz

Sun 3 Dec

4pm

White Chapel Jak

Leigh Sawmill Café

sawmillcafe.co.nz

Sun 3 Dec

7.30pm

whangateau.co.nz

The Daberrys

Whangateau Hall

Wed 6 - 27 Dec

Mangawhai Artists Inc Christmas Exhibition

Mangawhai Artists

Fri 8 Dec

Memphis Blue

Warkworth RSA

warkworthrsa.co.nz

Fri 8 Dec

9.30pm

Trinity Roots

Leigh Sawmill Café

sawmillcafe.co.nz

Sat 9 Dec

9.30pm

Trinity Roots

Leigh Sawmill Café

sawmillcafe.co.nz

Sat 9 Dec

Summer Sessions

Matakana Village Pub

thematakana.co.nz

Sun 10 Dec

2017 Mike Pero Omaha Half Marathon

Omaha Beach

halfmarathonseries.co.nz

Sun 10 Dec

1-4pm

Jon E Clist: Sunday Sessions

The Mangawhai Tavern

mangawhaitavern.co.nz

Sun 10 Dec

2.30pm

Matakantata Presents Rhythm of Christmas

Mahurangi Presbyterian Church

09 423 0094

Fri 15 Dec

7.30pm

Matakantata Presents Rhythm of Christmas

Matakana Village Hall

09 423 0094

Sat 16 Dec

9.30pm

Beach Pigs, The Beths, Hans Pucket

Leigh Sawmill Café

sawmillcafe.co.nz

Summer Sessions

Matakana Village Pub

thematakana.co.nz

Sat 16 Dec Sat 16 Dec - 29 Jan

State of Play II

The Vivian Gallery

thevivian.co.nz

Sun 17 Dec

1-4pm

A2Stix: Sunday Sessions

The Mangawhai Tavern

mangawhaitavern.co.nz

Sun 17 Dec

5pm

Christmas Shindig

The Smoko Room, Sawmill Brewery

sawmillbrewery.co.nz

Sun 17 Dec

5-7pm

The Pipi Pickers

Leigh Sawmill Café

sawmillcafe.co.nz

Fri 22 Dec

Kavalliers

Warkworth RSA

warkworthrsa.co.nz

Sat 23 Dec

Summer Sessions

Matakana Village Pub

thematakana.co.nz

Tue 26 Dec

Bowing Day Party

Whangateau Hall

whangateau.co.nz

Wed 27 Dec

6pm

Hidden Valley 2017

Ascension Vineyard

eventbrite.co.nz

Wed 27 Dec

6.30pm

Elemeno P and Jordan Luck

Mangawhai Tavern

mangawhaitavern.co.nz

Thu 28 Dec

2.30pm

George FM Summer Tour

Matakana Village Pub

thematakana.co.nz

Thu 28 Dec

9pm

Soul Orchestra & Radio Rebelde

Leigh Sawmill Café

sawmillcafe.co.nz

Fri 29 Dec

7pm

Great Summer Art Exhibition Preview Evening

Mahurangi East Community Hall

021 717 719

Fri 29 Dec - 1 Jan

Northern Bass

420 Settlements Rd, Mangawhai

theticketfairy.com

Sat 30 Dec - 1 Jan

10am- 4pm

Mahurangi East Tennis Club Great Summer Art Exhibition Mahurangi East Community Hall

021 717 719

Sat 30 Dec

4.30pm

Music in the Vines

Te Whai Bay Wines

tewhaibaywines.co.nz

Sun 31 Dec

Gerry Lee

Warkworth RSA

warkworthrsa.co.nz

Sun 31 Dec

The Gaya Tree New Year’s Celebration

The Gaya Tree

thegayatree.com

Sun 31 Dec

4pm

New Years Eve Beach Party

Matakana Village Pub

thematakana.co.nz

Sun 31 Dec

6pm

New Year’s Eve Party

Ascension Vineyard

ascensionwineestate.co.nz

Sun 31 Dec

6pm

Puhoi Sports Club - New Years Eve

Puhoi Sports Club

Sun 31 Dec

8pm

A Very Magical New Years Eve

Leigh Sawmill Café

sawmillcafe.co.nz

Tue 2 Jan

4pm

Bryan Adams

Matakana Country Park

neptuneentertainment.co.nz

Tue 2 Jan

6.30pm

Mangawhai Tavern - Surpise Event

Mangawhai Tavern

mangawhaitavern.co.nz

Wed 3 Jan

6.30pm

Rock Steady Tour

Mangawhai Tavern

mangawhaitavern.co.nz

Thu 4 Jan

6pm

Reggae Knights

Mangawhai Tavern

mangawhaitavern.co.nz

Thu 4 Jan

Neil and Liam Finn on Tour

Warkworth Town Hall

neilandliamfinn.com

Fri 5 Jan

The Feelers

Mangawhai Tavern

mangawhaitavern.co.nz

7pm

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W I S H I N G YO U A

Merry Christmas

The team from Bayleys In The North would like to take this opportunity to wish all of our valued friends and clients a Merry Christmas and a safe and prosperous New Year. We look forward to working with you in 2018.

Bayleys in the North – With local offices in: Warkworth 09 425 7640

Matakana 09 425 7640

Omaha Beach 09 422 7441

Wellsford 09 423 9010

Mangawhai 09 431 5415 MACKYS REAL ESTATE LTD, LICENSED UNDER REA ACT 2008

1 Tawharanui Peninsula

31 Buckleton Road

1 Matakana

1092 Leigh Road

Buckleton Beach

4 A 1 B 1+ C

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• 2031 square metre section • Stylish and contemporary three bedroom beach house • Separate studio • Supreme outdoor entertainment areas • Superb set up for boaties • All tide boat access in the bay • Privacy and water views

Price by Negotiation Kellie Bissett 027 530 6843 kellie.bissett@bayleys.co.nz Joneen Smith 021 464 557 joneen.smith@bayleys.co.nz

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Just two minutes from Matakana Village and with two dwellings, this 9999 sqm plot (almost 2.5 acres) provides home plus income, giving you the opportunity to offset some of your wise investment in this increasingly popular area. Located on Leigh Road between Matakana Country Park and the highly acclaimed Sawmill Brewery - you are perfectly positioned to make the most of all the area has to offer. Who knows what business opportunities may be possible in this prime location.

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