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The Junction family is made up of local freelancers and creatives. Each month we’ll share a profile with you.
WAIMARIE DASHPER Waimarie is a graphic and web designer with strong family ties to the Warkworth area. She’s been operating her company, Dashper Limited, just north of Warkworth for almost three years – specialising in business branding. She lives with her two cats and partner Tamati, and loves to spend her free time either catching up with friends, wine tasting, op-shopping or travelling. www.dashper.co.nz
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Mid-Winter Feast at Rothko Saturday 2 June Friday 6 July Saturday 11 August Friday 14 September $95 per person. 2 course feasting menu matched to Sculptureum wines. Tickets on sale now. Bookings essential. For more information or to book tickets go to www.scrm.nz or call 09 422 7375.
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SPOTLIGHT - TAWHARANUI REGIONAL PARK â€“ PLANTING DAY
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TĀWHARANUI REGIONAL PARK PLANTING DAY WORDS
Keen to get outdoors and help boost the natural beauty and brilliance of our backyard? If you've been waiting for an opportunity to take action and volunteer one (or three) days for one of our regional parks, the Tāwharanui Open Sanctuary Society Inc (TOSSI) and the Auckland Council would love your help planting a few trees.
be planted back in their original habitat, to further improve this special ecosystem. That might sound like a lot of trees, and it is! It takes at least three Planting Days to get these into the ground – and a massive effort, which these teams, the trees and all the animals that will find new homes amongst them would love you for.
TOSSI works in partnership with the Auckland Council to maximise the success of the Tāwharanui Open Sanctuary. Every year, Auckland Council, TOSSI and park rangers, collect seeds from within the Tāwharanui Park and grow on the resulting plants in the nursery. A couple of winters after collection, the 20,000-odd trees are ready to
The Auckland Council run Planting Days with TOSSI, aimed at protecting native plants, birds, fish and insects, their support systems and food supplies. Regular planting is incredibly important for the Tāwharanui Regional Park as it helps maintain and enhance biodiversity. As with all regional parks, the aim is to protect ecological
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function as well as create “areas for recreation and views to enjoy," says Sue Hill from Auckland Council. Another reason to get involved? "Because it’s fun! You can watch the result of your work develop and (coincidentally) you’re doing your bit to save the planet," says Sue. You'll also be with likeminded people, all passionate about conservation. Those who have been volunteering their time will no doubt attest to the feel-good moment when returning to the areas they have planted and seeing the incredible growth they take on. You can really see your positive impact on the local environment.
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Don’t worry if you’re not an experienced green thumb or a plant taxonomist; these planting days are all about getting stuck in and having fun, all while showing your love for the Tāwharanui sanctuary, it’s plants and animals. This year, you can volunteer your time on Sunday 3 June, 1 July or 5 August. No sign up required just roll on up with your family and friends, your own spade and gloves! Make sure you're wearing enclosed boots or shoes and weather appropriate clothing, "you'll almost certainly get muddy," says Sue. Just remember, all footwear and equipment must be clean of soil to prevent the spread of Kauri Dieback disease.
The day starts at 9am and with fruit, cookies, coffee and tea available all day for boosted energy! The Auckland Council will even have food ready at lunchtime or for when you've finished to say "job well done!"
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JOEY CHALK - KINGPOST TIMBERWORKS WORDS
The back of Joey Chalk’s shirt says, ‘We make what you can’t find’. ‘The kind of work I really love is when a client has a dream project but they think it is going to be too expensive and doubt anyone can make it. But I say that it’s not going to be that expensive and I can probably make anything you want.’ Joey is a third-generation woodworker who began learning his skills, alongside his dad, from three years old. ‘My first business, which I started when I was 13, was making skateboard decks.’ Joey was very keen on skateboarding and admits he could have gone as far as finding a sponsor but it wasn’t really the direction in which he wanted to go. ‘Working in film and TV was my dream. I auditioned as an actor and ended up doing some stunt work because I was really into skateboarding. I got paid for it but I just wondered if I was actually achieving anything.’ After discovering how unglamourous the media industry was, Joey joined his father’s building business. ‘It was an opportunity to earn a good wage and do something I enjoyed. I learned the skills I needed from him and started my own building business. I had four fulltime builders working for me and I suddenly became a manager which, really, was no fun.’ Soon after, Joey was diagnosed with bowel cancer and had to shut everything down and do chemotherapy for six months. ‘I had to sell our house and move in with my parents-in-law. There was a good-sized workshop there so I played around making whatever I could when I felt well enough. By the end of that six months, I had a couple of jobs lined up for making some furniture. I’m actually so grateful I had that health scare because it made me ask myself what I really wanted to do with my time.’
In 2010, Joey began Kingpost Timberworks in Wellsford. His philosophy with Kingpost is to do work he loves, keep it small and concentrate on making enough to live and have some fun. ‘I don’t want to grow my business much beyond what I can do myself. A lot of people find that hard to understand but I just want enough money to buy food and enjoy my family. What I do is very niche but I really enjoy it and I don’t want to lose that.’ As an extension of an add-on service that Joey provided – giving clients a video of him making their piece of furniture – he started a successful You Tube channel featuring his work. ‘I’ve got over 100,000 subscribers now and it has become an income source for me.’ While the most common commissions are for some type of shelving, like bookcases or entertainment units, Joey emphasises that he loves challenging work. ‘The reason I get so many oddball jobs is because my approach is to say to everything, “Yeah, I can make it”, and then I just have to work out how to do it. I get jobs because I have the creativity and skills to solve problems.’ As for the future, Joey keeps plans to a minimum. ‘With the cancer diagnosis, I found one day I was healthy and the next day I was a cancer patient. It was a big thing and made me realise you have no clue what’s going to happen tomorrow. So, I don’t make a lot of plans. I’m always just on the look-out for the next interesting job.’ www.youtube.com (KingPost TimberWorks) www.kingpost.co.nz
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NEW & NOTED MATAKANA RIVER OYSTER TOURS Matakana River Tours is proud to take over "The Shuckle Ferry" from Mahurangi Oyster owners Nod and Lisa. The Mahurangi Harbour naturally grows beautiful Pacific Oysters and we offer the chance to learn how they are farmed by taking you directly to a working oyster farm. Picking fresh, whole shell oysters up directly from the farm, teaching the art of shucking, eating, shucking and more eating of these wonders from the sea. Continuing with the same great service the tour will run every second Saturday for public bookings over the winter, with more exciting tours in the summer to be announced. Group and private bookings are available any day.
KATYA MAKER TURNS 7 Katya, Maree, Paula and Lauren from Katya Maker Boutique would like to thank all our customers for their continuous support and loyalty for the past seven years. You and a friend will have the chance to win an amazing holiday in Rarotonga thanks to Michelle and Hello World Travel, Warkworth. The prize includes five nights accommodation, airport transfers and return flights with Air New Zealand, from Auckland. To enter, spend over $100 at Katya Maker Boutique during May or June. *conditions apply
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WARKWORTH MUSEUM OP SHOP RE-OPENS
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Locals will remember a time when the Warkworth Museum had its Op Shop in the old Mitre 10 garden centre, behind the Warkworth Tavern. Well they are back! At their new location next to Hunting and Fishing, on Baxter Street. With great bargains and cute collectables it’s worth a trip. New volunteers welcome and donations in clean condition are also very welcome. Donations can be dropped off during shop hours or by arrangement (09 425 8483). The proceeds go directly towards the care and maintenance of the Museum and its exhibits. Open Monday to Friday 9am – 4pm and Saturdays 10am -1pm.
Leigh Sawmill Cafe has been nominated for the ‘Best Small Venue Award’ at the 14th annual New Zealand Music Managers’ Awards. The awards celebrate the importance of the people who are shaping the careers of New Zealand’s artists, in the ever changing and evolving landscape of the modern music industry. Their category is voted for by MMF members, with other awards being judged by a panel of over 50 New Zealand music industry personnel. Winners will be announced at the The Tuning Fork in Auckland on Wednesday 9 May.
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KIWI LIVING COMES HOME After 12 years of fitting out lovely homes, cool cafes and hip bars around Auckland, Kiwi Living has finally come home; moving their operation from Kumeu to the Matakana Coast. Their new 'walk through warehouse' is open every Saturday morning from 10am. Kiwi Living's Ritchie Watson says that supplying high quality, commercial grade designer furniture, high-chairs and lighting locally is now firmly where his focus is. "We live in this town, we love this town and we are really happy to bring our business home.” Call in to see them, or give Richie a call - he is happy to come down and open up for his customers.
90 Omaha Flats Road, Matakana 0800 225 494
YOUTH CENTRE AND SERVICES, WELLSFORD A new youth centre and services is starting up for young people and their whanau in Wellsford. Locals have been getting involved sharing resources, time, produce and aroha. Te Waka Wellsford Youth Group will be servicing a wide area around Kaiwaka and Mangawhai, that currently have little or no services for struggling youth. Their aim is to make a lasting impact on future generations in these communities. They are looking for donations and sponsorship to help establish a warm and welcoming, creative environment in the venue they have been given.
JUNCTION AWARDS 2018 Junction Magazine is giving you the chance to support your most loved local business on the Matakana Coast by voting for them in the 2018 Junction Awards. The winning business will win the hand crafted ‘J Award’, along with a promotional package in Junction worth over $7500. Visit www.junctionmag.co.nz/vote2018 to cast your vote. One vote per email address. Voting closes Midnight Monday 11 June. T & C's apply. Voting opens 8am Thursday 27 April. The Winning business will be announced at the Junction Award Dinner on Wednesday 27 June, at the Monarch Estate, Matakana.
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NEW STYLIST AT MUSE HAIR New York Stylist, Suzee Beneen had joined Melissa at Muse Hair, Warkworth so they are now open every week day, from 9am to late. Suzee’s talents are not in colouring and cuts alone, she is also bringing feather eyebrow tattooing and cosmetic make-up to the salon too. The aim is to make Muse a one stop for hair, beauty and pampering services. Muse Hair Salon at Lavender House, 27 Lilburn Street, Warkworth.
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THE CAMERA SHOP
Colin has been at the Camera Shop since 1999, when it was the local Kodak Express. They won ‘Store of the Year’ just before leaving Kodak and re-branded as ‘The Camera Shop’, in 2010, “which was the best thing we ever did,” says owner Colin Stables. “We are a busy little photo store. We print photos, take passport pictures, offer photo books and canvases at our kiosks.” If you have ever wondered what happens behind the scenes, they can scan and restore the photos with infrared dust removal and photoshop editing. They are also able to repair damaged photos and even colourise black and whites. “We love working with old photos. Photos are life captured and sharing those moments is a real privilege.” says Colin.
“We have seen many changes over the years and so far, we have weathered them well,” says Colin. “As long as the people of Warkworth want us here we will be here. If you have ever been into see us, you will know we are always willing to help you create something special with your photos. When you have worked in town for as long as I have, you get to meet most of the locals. Warkworth is a lovely friendly town that is growing into a busy suburb. “ 35 Queen Street, Warkworth
Tips for the perfect picture Photos can be artistic or be a record of where we are and who we love. Here are some tips for making the most of your photos. 1. Give your lens a nice clean, phones always need this! 2. Take a thoughtful frame of the subject. 3. Have a contrasting background. 4. Get up close for portraits. 5. Get out when the light is nice like in the morning and the evenings. 6. Add interest to landscapes, like having something nice in the foreground and including leading eye lines.
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MOTHER'S DAY FEATURE CELEBRATE YOUR MUM AT WHARF STREET BISTRO AND ENJOY A COMPLIMENTARY DESSERT Head Chef / Owner Matt Macfarlane is back in the kitchen serving up some delicious new autumn dishes. This great review says it all. “Finally we’ve been to Wharf Street Bistro - and found that all the recommendations didn’t disappoint. What a fabulous evening. Relaxed, friendly, efficient service, lovely surroundings and oh the food.....so delicious......if only it was socially acceptable to lick your plate!” Free Dessert for Mum Valid 1st May - 12th May Just bring in this voucher Book Now 09 422 2511 www.wharfstreetbistro.com
Open Tuesday - Saturday from 5 pm. Bookings essential. Offer valid anytime between 1st May - 14th May. One free dessert per booking and to redeem, please cut out this advert and bring it with you to the bistro.
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SAUNDARYA SPA Show mum she’s appreciated with a day at Saundarya Spa.
On Sunday May 13 we are running a Special Mother’s Day Ride followed by a glass of bubbly and a light lunch platter. Starting at 12 noon, the ride is suitable for first time as well as experienced riders. Cost is $99 per person, booking essential.
Organic Skin Care & Beauty Therapy. Massage - Facials - Manicures - Eyelash Extensions - Spray Tans Gift vouchers are available for all our beautiful treatments.
Treat your mum to a unique experience this Mother’s Day! www.horseride-nz.co.nz
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Send some Mama Love + thanks this Mother’s Day with Twig + Bloom Sharing natures botanical beauty with unstated style + service www.twigandbloom.co.nz FREE del on orders $120+
Model: Caroline Searle - Foscetta Pot, Florin Vase by Jacs Connelly - Morris and James 09 422 7116 - Zinc Chair - Kiwi Living 0800 225 484 - Bird and Kite Dress - Two Boutique 09 423 0101 Sheepskin and Snuggle Boots - Eco Wool www.ecowool.com - Flowers - Twig and Bloom www.twigandbloom.co.nz - Books, Cards, Notebooks and Pencils - Matakana Village Bookshop 09 423 0315 - Winter Scented Dried Florals - The Bach www.thebachmatakana.nz - Grey Diamond Throw, Velvet Cushions - Guthrie Bowron 09 425 8187 - Wool Striped Throw, Pink Linen Scarf, Velvet Hot Water Bottle Cover and Eye Mask, George and Edi Soy Tea Lights Ashley and Co. Hand Cream, Linen Dressing Gown, Wooden Tray, Ceramic Spoon and Plate - Green With Envy www.greenwithenvy.co.nz - Wedgewood Mugs and Jug -Space and Style 09 425 8780 - Pink Sequined Scarf, Boho Belt, Silver Ring, Crystal Necklace, Soul Candle - Design Pod 021 677 744
NEW NAIL & BEAUTY SALONÂ IN MATAKANA SPECIALISING IN MANICURES, SPA PEDICURES, SNS, WAXING AND EYELASH EXTENSIONS 09 945 2550 | 1/38 MATAKANA VALLEY ROAD | FACEBOOK: BASE BEAUTY&NAILS
OPENING HOURS Mon : 10 - 5 | Tue to thurs : 9:30 - 5:30 | Fri to sat : 9:30 - 6:30 | Sun : 9:30 - 5
BLUSH BEAUTY LOUNGE Products: Environ Skincare - Jane Iredale Mineral Makeup - Coola Suncare - Gehwol Footcare. Services: Facials, Manicare, Pedicare, Tinting & Brow Shaping, Electrolysis, Massage, Waxing, Makeup Lessons. We offer the highest quality service and products and want even the smallest treatment to be a moment of calm in your busy schedule. Along with all other beauty services offered at Blush, Christine is our Environ Skincare and Electrolysis Specialist & Natalie specialises in Relaxation Massage. Blush has been in Matakana for over 13 years and is a member of the NZ Association of Beauty Therapists. For any Classic Facial Voucher purchased for Mum, receive a complimentary Back Scrub & Massage. *special conditions apply
Located above Matakana Pharmacy 09 422 9007
LIGHT MATA MASSAGE
Treat Mum this Mothers Day with a relaxing hot stone massage. Smooth volcanic stones are heated in an ultraviolet sterilising cabinet. The warm stones and massage increase blood flow, relieving muscle tension and pain, releasing stored trauma from your body, allowing the mind to let go, clearing negative emotions, balancing energy flow and restoring wellbeing.
320 Govan Wilson Road Matakana 022 601 4075 email@example.com
KENSAL + FROLIC Matakana ceramic artist, Frolic, has teamed up with ex London florist, Kensal, to create a bespoke treat for your Mum - limited edition, handcrafted jugs filled with wild, seasonal flowers. Five colours to pick from, view the full collection online. Delivery available throughout Auckland or collect from Frolic HQ, and wander around the workshop and gardens with your Mum. Limited numbers, get in quick! Order online at www.kensal.nz.
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Designpod Matakana Mention you saw this ad for a 15% Shop Local discount in May. Shop your winter knitwear, footwear and accessories instore at Sheepworld, 324 State Highway 1, Warkworth or online at www.ecowool.com 09 425 7444
Locally designed and made 31a Matakana Valley Road Matakana Phone: 021677744 Facebook: designpodmatakana Hours 11am – 5pm Monday – Friday 11am – 4pm Saturday & Sunday
BEACH BROW COMPANY / LOVENAILS & BEAUTY Do you ever wish you brows could be just that much more? Angela and Ella at the Beach Brow Company are brow specialists. “We know that our clients feel so much better when their brows are ‘on fleek’”. Your brows frame your face, emphasise your eyes, help to give expression and self confidence. Whether you need a quick touch up before a night out or a more permanent brow solution they are armed with the latest tips and tricks. Along with their specialist service of microblading and brow cosmetic tattooing you will always have ready to wear wear brows.
Call for more information or bookings. LOVEnails ( Beach Brow Company)
RINGAWERA CAFE Treat your mum this Mothers Day with brunch at Ringawera Cafe, with freshly baked Ringawera breads and pastries every day made from scratch using quality ingredients with no additives or preservatives and organic where possible. Stop in after a bike ride and refuel with a ‘Bronut’ - a decadent brioche filled with custard & jam. Grab some irresistibly flaky croissants made with pure NZ butter for a weekend lunch, or drool over the frangipani tarts created with seasonal fruits. Also make sure to try one of our platters new to the menu.
Morris & James 48 Tongue Farm Road Matakana Bookings 09 422 7484 Open seven days 9am – 4pm
JUNCTION AWARDS Junction are giving you the chance to support your most loved local business on the Matakana Coast by voting for them in the 2018 Junction Awards. The winning business will win the J Awards, along with a promotional package in Junction worth over $7,500. Voting opens 8am Thursday 26 April and closes Monday 11 June. Visit www.junctionmag.co.nz/vote2018 to cast your vote.
SAVE THE DATE The Annual Junction Awards dinner will be held on Wednesday 27 June, Monarch Estate. Tickets on sale soon! Terms & Conditions apply and can be found at www.junctionmag.co.nz
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Nick Rowe Architecture is a design studio which delivers thoughtfully designed and carefully crafted buildings. We are committed to creating architecture which is tailored to our clients needs, aspirations and budget. We offer full architectural services and can guide your project from concept to completion. Nick Rowe | Director M 0275 355 658 T 09 426 8888 Lev 1, 326 Hibiscus Coast Highway, Orewa nickrowe.co.nz
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.
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MAORI LAND WARS WORDS
In recent times the media are urging us to commemorate the New Zealand land wars. Matakana has a direct link to the Waikato wars. After Lieutenant-General Cameron led British troops in the invasion of Waikato in July 1863, any Māori who resisted were classed as rebels and thereafter captured as prisoners. After the battle at Rangiriri 200 Māori prisoners were force-marched to Auckland and held on the hulk Marion on the Waitemata. Governor Grey had them transported on the Marion to Kawau Island, his newly acquired country home in August 1864. They were held there without trial for weeks; they had permission to cultivate their gardens for food and cut firewood for the Auckland market. When a man-o’-war turned up, an officer asked if Māori understood the significance of the warship. They were told they were to be taken to some distant island, or left abandoned somewhere in midocean. That line is omitted from every Pakeha
rendering of the story. The line may have been spoken in jest – who knows; it was enough to convince the Māori to execute an already discussed plan to escape. Early on Sunday 11 September 1864, the whole contingent of prisoners left and made their way to the eastern peak of Mt Tamahunga where they built a Pa. They did have freedom of movement and over the ensuing weeks they survived on wild pig, native pigeons, seafood from Whangateau, and the occasional poached sheep or cattle. They were desperate men who were trapped by Government policy in its quest for land, but were constrained in their relationship with the Matakana populace; they had been instructed by the local Māori not to harm Pakeha. Many a Matakana story emerges about the encounters these Māori had with locals who had direct dealings with them. The popular press was fiercely anti-Māori as were the influential
sections of the Government. Governor Grey took a more lenient line; he did not want a repeat of the Taranaki and Waikato wars. Some Government officials resigned in protest. After offers of safe passage back to Waikato, none of which were trusted, Māori initiated their own departure. On 14 November 1864 in groups of 40, so as to avoid wholesale capture, they made their way down to Lower Matakana (Sandspit), crossed the Glen Eden/Matakana estuary, across Snells Beach in front of the Snell home, to the Mahurangi, and thence south to Waikato – 66 days of uneasy settlement on Tamahunga. No political heroics, no triumphal return, no peace negotiations. How close we got to a Northern war we will never know. Extracted from We Gathered Here – a History of Matakana, David R Grant, 2017. Available from Matakana Village Books www.wegatheredhere.co.nz
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The Waipu Museum’s story and collection together document a microcosm of international migration from Scotland to Nova Scotia, via South Africa to Australia, and then to New Zealand, reflecting the spread of the British Empire of the time and the movement of its people. The Waipu Scots migration was a result of political and economic events and circumstances in Scotland between the 18th and 19th centuries. Following the Battle of Culloden, the Scots were not permitted to carry on their cultural traditions, including the wearing of tartan. Soon after, the Industrial Revolution saw the manufacture of woollen textiles become the dominant industry and many landowners cleared their land of crofters (farmers) in favour of sheep grazing. The Highland Clearances, spurred a mass migration of small farmers from the countryside to the coast and the larger cities of Britain. The upheaval and the desire for ownership of
land and prosperity caused a scattering of Scots around the world. Many Scots fled to Canada, however after some success in Nova Scotia (New Scotland) a very cold winter and crop failure resulted in a famine. The Rev. Norman McLeod and his followers built their own ships and set sail for Australia, trusting it would be their salvation, however their hopes were dashed when their arrival in Australia coincided with the gold rush and land prices soared. They stayed for a few years until they were able to leave for New Zealand, with the offer from Governor Grey to purchase land. Waipu’s Scottish story is unique in New Zealand, in that it was a singular community of nearly a thousand Scottish Nova Scotians who settled in the one region. The Waipu Museum is the first regional museum in New Zealand to have its documentary heritage collection inscribed on the UNESCO Memory of the World register, alongside
the Treaty of Waitangi and the Sir Edmund Hillary archives. Experience this powerful story of one of the great migrations in New Zealand’s history and speak to a genealogist who will perhaps discover, on the database of over 50,000 descendants of the original Nova Scotian settlers, that you are also family, and belong to this internationally significant story. The Waipu Museum has a breathtaking and interactive exhibition, a UNESCO Memory of the World listed documentary heritage collection, and a gorgeous boutique gift shop. Open 7 days a week 9.30am - 4.30pm 36 The Centre, Waipu www.waipumuseum.com
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The senses can very clearly and touchingly evoke memories from our past. A song can remind us of a special moment, a smell can unleash a cascade of feelings and touching familiar items can remind us of people or events that have happened throughout our life. It is with this in mind that volunteers at the Warkworth Museum set to making ‘Memory Boxes'. The aim being to provide a kit which can be used in reminiscence sessions to prompt conversation and provide mental and emotional stimulation. This is particularly effective for a person living with a memory-loss condition, such as dementia, Alzheimer’s or people suffering from strokes. Through stimulating those longer term memories, it helps stimulate the short term
memory, as well as boosting self esteem, opening up avenues for conversation between family members or carers and lifting depressed moods, creating a feeling of well being. The boxes include such themes as: ‘Gizmos and Gadgets’, ‘Glitz and Glamour’, ‘Washday’ and ‘School Days’, amongst the varying collection. “We used items that had been collected or donated to the project and are everyday pieces that people would be familiar with”, says curator Victoria Joule. The post office savers box in the ‘School Days’ kit would have been used by many in their childhood; or the box of washing powder, with its residual fragrance helping to stir perhaps the strongest of the memory senses, that of smell. These everyday items can spark a whole series
of memories that otherwise may have remained untouched or lost. They are available to rent from the Museum and have been popular with retirement villages in particular, but their value does not stop there. They are also a great time capsule, showing younger generations the essentials from ‘our day’. A classic Brownie camera, a floppy disk and a dial telephone are all items that younger generations love to handle, but they also mark how far we have journeyed to arrive at the current smartphones of today.
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The Warkworth Museum team constantly change and develop displays to give an insight into the lives and pursuits of our pioneering families. From the past to the present, they have a magnificent display of history. There are numerous exhibits on the ground floor and on the first floor there are re-created rooms from the 1920’s, a corner store, school room, post office and more. Throughout the Museum there are clothing displays from 1890 to the 1950s. Situated next to the Parry Kauri Park you can also view the magnificent McKinney and Simpson kauri trees. Warkworth & Districts Museum, Tudor Collins Drive, Warkworth Phone: 09 425 7093 Website: email@example.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/warkworthanddistrictmuseum/
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WELLSFORD GENEALOGY GROUP
Wellsford Genealogy Group – Into the future Over the last forty years the Wellsford Genealogy group has been contending with huge changes in research, both ‘how to do it’ and ‘what you can expect to find’. Basic research principles remain – search back from what you know to what you want to find. Use of modern technology can be both exciting and terrifying to some people but groups that meet regularly are a great place for advice, expert help and inspiration. What you can find is also changing focus. DNA seems to be the ‘in’ thing to look at but it needs interpreting to get the most out of what you find. It is one thing to get possible matches, however the ‘paper trail’ to connect the dots still needs to be worked on to prove connections and this can
lead to many surprises, not the least the families who find a previously unknown ‘cuckoo’ in the nest. With the present trend away from formal marriages the DNA angle is going to be a valuable method to trace connections in the future. Research is however, what you make of it. Help is available through groups and local libraries who provide many free services; N.Z. Society of Genealogists and many other specialist groups exist.
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HERITAGE TRAILS OF WARKWORTH WORDS DAVE PARKER
The founding history of Warkworth Township dates back as far as 1842 when a young John Anderson Brown was rowed up the historic Mahurangi River, in a whaleboat with a Maori crew (to discover its headwaters) and here he decided to live. Brown gained a timber-cutting licence and together with a Captain Kasper, established a water-powered mill by building the dam below Bridgehouse. Brown then developed the first flour mill on the banks of the river. In 1854 he purchased 153 acres from the Crown and named the site Warkworth, after his ancestral home (Warkworth Northumbria, UK) where his grandfather was a schoolmaster. Brown soon took on the role of the father of this settlement, becoming the town’s first postmaster, constable and was appointed chairman of the first Mahurangi Highway Board. Such are the stories told by local historian, Dave Parker who, many years ago, put together both a Walking and a Driving Heritage Trail of
Warkworth so that locals and visitors alike could experience and gain much insight into the town’s history. Dave established a Visitor Information and Public Relations Centre seventeen years ago (now the Warkworth i-SITE), from which he runs a Walk-About Heritage Trail, offering the opportunity to learn more about the town’s heritage and buildings. The Wilson Cement industry, the pioneering families and their input to the development of a township and a business community, the establishment of the various churches and the contribution made by the district wide presence of the US Marines between 1942-44 are just some of the features of interest. His recommendations for the Driving Trail include Parry Kauri Park & District Museum, Cement Works, Kowhai Park Kilns and historic attractions of the surrounding district. He also offers a Heritage Excursion aboard the historic vessel ‘Jane Gifford’ as there is so much to learn about the Mahurangi River and the numerous historic
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sites along the twelve kilometres of riverbank from Warkworth to Scotts Landing. There are continuing efforts to place Heritage Plaques on various buildings and to establish Audio Tours to self-guided Walking Tours of the Township. For further information, contact Dave Parker.
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THE HOUSE COMPANY - NEW DISPLAY HOME
There are few of us these days, who would describe a house as simply four walls and a roof. With the direction taken by the New Zealand market and the advances being made in architecture and interior design, we as New Zealanders want to portray our innovation and express our personal style when building a home, irrespective of the budget we have available. The House Company is a passionate team of ‘design and build’ specialists who use local products and expertise to provide people with homes to be proud of. Over the past 25 years, The House Company has developed a proven formula for creating personalised, designer homes. “We are demanding about quality and word-ofmouth endorsements have built, and continue to build, our business. We are successfully positioned between a group housing company and an architectural firm, providing our clients with designer homes by using our experience to select and implement quality, cost-effective construction methods. Our success lies in the management of procured rates that result in a competitive, fixed-contract price. We are renown for our ability to take on a range of projects and
are skilled at building widely-known architectural designs.” The House Company would like to invite you to visit their new show home that recently opened in Millwater as it is a typical example of The House Company’s high quality. Cedar and concrete block are showcased in this contemporary home, situated on a corner site. Approach the house along the curved path to the front door where blonde oak floors welcome you, leading through to a contemporary, light-filled home in a neutral colour palette. Large picture windows span the front and side of the open-plan living and dining area, making for terrific sight-lines inside and out, and enhancing the clean lines of the design. The generous living space seamlessly incorporates the elegant, well appointed kitchen where black cabinetry and grey granite benchtops are set off with a stunning glossy-white feature splashback. The main living area opens onto covered decks on two sides of the house, with views across to Orewa − a perfect space for entertaining, while the plush-carpeted TV room boasts a warm fireplace, the ideal spot for the kids to play. The bathrooms are distinctive and stylish, with feature
walls in diagonal glossy-black brick, finished with black trimming throughout. Downstairs is a father’s dream garage, with sufficient space for a workshop or pool table, plus two cars and storage. It is a complete family home of impeccable quality and striking appearance. “Working with our designers, we will help you develop a unique concept that meets your wish list, lifestyle, budget and site requirements. We manage your total project and you deal directly with our expert team. Our commitment to creating strong relationships with our clients allows us to understand every last detail of what it is that you would like to achieve.” Show Homes Millwater 3 Colonial Drive. Open Tuesday to Friday & Sunday; 11am - 2pm Warkworth Corner SH1 and Woodcocks Road. Open Wednesday to Saturday; 11am - 2pm Or by appointment 0800 600 620 firstname.lastname@example.org www.thehouseco.co.nz
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The sweeping north facing verandah and the light filtering through the trees are a perfect setting for a long evening in a home away from home, with friends on that verandah and bottomless glasses of wine. Oozing with eclectic style and romance this beauty was snapped up by Kate and Dave Arbuthnot nearly ten years ago, from Trademe. “The bones of the original house were great but the add-ons were rotten, in fact the day we moved in I fell through the floor!” says Kate. In the early days of the renovation, “the builders were working and the whole back wing of the house collapsed into the garden. By the time I arrived home that afternoon they’d bulldozed it into two massive piles and set fire to it. I thought, there was no way this is ever going to turn out okay! But it did.” If these walls could talk they may be able to fill in the missing pieces of the homestead’s history. “The original plans were lost in a council office flood. It was rumoured that someone put all the house plans in plastic rubbish sacks to be moved but they accidentally got thrown away,” Kate says. “We do know that it was the original homestead in the area built from rough-sawn Kauri off the land and owned by the Goodfellow family and later the Irwin family.” (If anyone can expand on this particular house’s history please share it with us at Junction Magazine, so we can to on.) As a stylist, Kate’s knack for hunting out pieces and bringing them together is enviable. For four years Kate was the proud founder and owner of ‘Fossick’, in Matakana Village, a collection of interiors and vintage treasures. With a natural eye for spotting the convertible, she buys whatever she falls in love with at second hand shops but the best often comes from the side of the road. “I figure out how I’m going to make them work... sometimes they do, sometimes they don’t. I also drag a lot of nature home with me, old bits of wood, big branches, collections of feathers, birds nests, and they all get displayed.”
who sent a team of designers to New Zealand for an inspirational recce. The result: a magical bushscape with kangaroos, woodpeckers and badgers! In an effort to simplify their life with three kids, they recently moved from their beloved valley into a 70m2 bach on the water at Snells Beach. It’s a full 180 degree flip. It does however mean that their Totem Retreat, in Whangaripo Valley, is on Air BnB and soon to have its own website. It may seem remote but it is located on one of the most beautiful roads you’ll drive. Along Whangaripo Valley Road and into Pakiri Road, all the way from Wellsford to Pakiri Beach is stunning. Then there are the locals! Every year a group of local girls, including Kate, throw together ‘The Whangaripo Wild Food Festival’. People come from far and wide for the day, with the most incredible wild and foraged food: seafood, rabbit and pukeko stews, swan wontons, snail paella, deep-fried crickets, wild turkey terrine, smoked eel, kawakawa shortbread and nasturtium ice-cream. There are kids roaring around, dogs weaving in and out of legs, beer flowing, tug-o-war and wife carrying contests. “It’s all just word of mouth and it’s wonderful madness,” says Kate. “I think it gives people, especially families, from the city somewhere to escape to for a relaxed, country experience. We put the bell tent up in the camping paddock in summer so kids can get a chance to sleep under the stars and roast marshmallows too.”
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For an experience that’s well off the beaten track, yet not too far from civilisation, plan a trip to a unique island with rare inhabitants.
ahead are the long white dunes of Sand Island and beyond, the silvery green waters of the Kaipara, with views to South Head and Pouto Point.
West of Wellsford, the Tapora Peninsula sprawls into the Kaipara Harbour, and at its tip – facing the harbour mouth - lies an island comprised entirely of sand. Manukapua Island, better known as Big Sand Island, is just offshore and sits within a wide, shallow area of the harbour that dries to firm sand flats at low tide, letting you explore it on foot.
The shores of the sand flats are dotted with clumps of reeds and grass and the expanse and the silence combine to create a powerfully eerie experience as you walk towards the island. Once there, there’s endless fascination in exploring the dunes and enjoying sightings of some of New Zealand’s rarest birds.
As you leave the road for the narrow sandy track that leads to the shore, you can be forgiven for wondering if you’ll ever arrive. Suddenly though, you emerge from the toi toi overhanging the track and an incredible panorama opens up. Directly
The island is home to thousands of birds throughout the year and is a designated wildlife refuge. It’s a favoured spot for our own endangered Fairy Terns and New Zealand Dotterel and in summer, it hosts migratory visitors from Siberia and Alaska, who have flown up to 13,000
kilometres to escape their harsh winters. Whether nesting or resting, the birds need space so dogs are not allowed on the island itself and people are encouraged to enjoy bird watching from a distance. You can walk all over and around the island, as well as explore the surrounding sand flats but of course, keep an eye on the incoming tide to make sure you stay dry. Getting there involves a 40 minute drive from Wellsford and you won’t find stores on the peninsula so pack a picnic and make it an adventure. www.visitwellsford.co.nz
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One hour north of Auckland City lies the beautiful Matakana Coast, home to beautiful wineries, breweries, art galleries, adventure and quality cuisine, all of which are at your fingertips thanks to The Concierge. The Concierge is a premier passenger service, located in Omaha. It offers bespoke tours which will enable you to experience everything this region has on offer. The team at The Concierge work with you to customise an itinerary, so you can escape the city and have a day filled with activities. Whether you are a wine lover, an adventure seeker or anything in between, The Concierge knows all the best spots. Not only do they customise the perfect tour for you but you will travel in style, in one of their high-end vehicles, to and from your destinations! Not just a taxi service, this is an experience. They have personable drivers who will give you your very own guided tour. Tracey Eccles from The
Concierge says, “We’re proud of the area we live in and we want to make it shine”. Bespoke tours can also include special events such as hen parties, romantic dates or a golfing day for the boys. The Concierge will make sure all your needs are met. Not only does The Concierge offer bespoke tours of the region, but they also provide a premium taxi service. Whether you’re wanting your kids to get home safely from the movies or are needing transport to and from a wedding or concert, “We promise safe, guaranteed pick up,” says Tracey. Watch this space, as The Concierge team are continuously working to improve their passenger service with even more new premium vehicles on the horizon. www.facebook.com/TheConciergeNZ 021 259 7940
GREAT REASONS TO VISIT YOUR LOCAL PUB OVER WINTER Family fun & Fish & Chip night
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Looking to get rid of those winter blues? Head on down to your local village pub and experience a great atmosphere and beautiful food in cosy surroundings. Monday night kicks off the week with the launch of the pub’s new ‘Family Fun’ night, from 5-7 pm. They will be running free Bingo games with great prizes to be won and even try your skill on their giant Connect Four board. Accompanying the Bingo will be an awesome deal of four pieces of fresh fish and chips for only $25. Wednesday nights are the pub’s famous quiz night, with legendary quiz master Fergus. Bookings are essential for this one! Thursday nights sees the return of their ever popular open mic night, hosted by Carlie & Aysha. Everyone is welcome whether musical or not. The regular winter ‘Villa Maria Lunch’ series also continues this year; choose a great meal from the specials menu and a glass of wine for just $25. Happy hour is now everyday, from 4-6pm, so pop on in for a cold one. Live music continues every Saturday afternoon throughout winter, and with all the best live sport, the Village pub is a great place to visit this winter.
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LOCAL WINTER TOP PICKS KIDS
Goat Island and the Marine Discovery Centre, Leigh
Leigh Sawmill Cafe, Leigh For a great night out with a group of mates, you can’t beat the Leigh Sawmill Cafe. Young and old will enjoy their live acts throughout the year, that showcase the best of the New Zealand music scene. Grab a table in the winter sunshine, and share a pizza and drinks before the evening really kicks off.
The high definition videos, interactive displays, touch tank and sound tunnel provide fun and a wealth of information about the marine environment. Following your visit to the Marine Discovery Centre, you can enjoy the beach and some snorkeling at the Goat Island Marine Reserve.
160 Goat Island Road, Leigh 09 923 3645
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The Vivian Gallery, Matakana
Rothko’s Food Philosophy and culinary style is inspired by the sea and fertile land that surround us. Working with local producers and suppliers, Rothko’s team craft each menu to embody the fresh flavours of the region and the season. Open from 5—10pm on Fridays. You can dine at Rothko without visiting the gardens and galleries on the site, but to maximise your experience we definitely recommend that you do both.
The Vivian Gallery is a great space to experience and connect with extraordinary art, in ways that educate, invigorate, and perhaps even liberate. One thing’s for sure, whether you find something you love (or hate), you’ll learn something about art. Where it’s going. Where it’s been. Or where it is now.
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FRIENDS AND WHANAU Brick Bay Sculpture Trail, Snells Beach Embark on a compelling outdoor gallery experience, where an ever-changing exhibition, of around 45 sculptures by leading New Zealand artists, are sensitively sited along the two kilometer trail. On your return to the architecturally designed Glass House, ponder the options of a coffee, wine tasting, a la carte lunch or platter with a glass of wine.
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The Matakana Explorer Bus is THE best way to enjoy all that this amazing region has to offer, direct from downtown Auckland. Their luxury scheduled buses depart Auckland from 8:30am, taking you to a host of destinations around the region before bringing you back into Auckland by 4:30pm. Chose from one of their packages: Clearyaks at Goat Island, the Sculptureum in Matakana or Sheepworld North of Warkworth for a perfect, no fuss day away. Whatever your preference they can cater for you: cruising Kawau Bay from Sandspit or a cruise along the Matakana River; viewing the marine life through the glass-bottomed boat or kayaks at Goat Island; meandering through the amazing Sculptureum; or the new Honest Chocolat shop. Whatever your mood, from extreme to serene and everything in between, they will do everything possible to ensure you have a memorable day in this amazing region, aboard the Matakana Explorer Bus. 09 425 5566 email@example.com
WHAI AWA - WATERFRONT LIVING IN MANGAWHAI
Looking out over the tranquil water of the Mangawhai estuary, you see Te Whai Pa site, named after its rangitira (chief), Te Whai. The harbour was a hub for Māori regional, maritime travel and is renowned for its beauty. It is no surprise Mangawhai is one of the fastest developing regions in the North. The newly planned retail centre, childcare centres, schools, health practitioners and medical centres, mean that Mangawhai is becoming a popular choice for those looking to settle outside of the city. Located on the water’s edge, a short walk from the village centre, Whai Awa pays tribute to the history of the site and is a departure from typical subdivision design in Mangawhai. The 40 lot boutique development is spearheaded by Pro Land Matters and local, Jackson Worsfold. Jackson founded Dream Planning in 2005. Dream Planning is a multidisciplinary consultancy with a collaborative approach towards land development; providing services of resource management, urban design, town planning and project management. ADVERTORIAL
Jackson developed a passion for development and the desire to realise positive social, economic and environmental outcomes to create quality places for people to live in and enjoy. In 2015, he co-founded Pro Land Matters, a visionary, real estate development company. “Originally we designed the Whai Awa development to provide for a mixed density approach providing a range in housing options. I feel that regions and coastal towns experiencing considerable growth, such as Mangawhai, need a diversity of housing options to provide for people with different requirements at different stages of their lives.” The site offers the necessary attributes to deliver this but local residents and Council were resistant and ultimately the original design was amended to something a little less progressive. “Maybe we are a few years ahead of the game”. When it comes to rethinking residential development, Whai Awa is a step in the right direction. “It has been a profound learning experience for us. We’re proud of the work we’ve
done and it shows us where we are and where we can go.” Integrated with the natural topography of the site, the plan for Whai Awa includes sustainable stormwater treatment in the form of rain gardens; extensive streetscape planting, large level sections and a thorough building design guideline document to ensure a high quality built environment. Mangawhai is a flourishing community and a recreational paradise. Whai Awa, located centrally within Mangawhai Village, offers seaside tranquility with the amenities of village living. This aspirational address holds something truly special in a vibrant, high-growth region. Stage 1 is now on sale with level sections ranging in size from 710m2 to 1017m2. Tony Vercauteren 021 595 595 Ross Hawkins 027 472 0577 firstname.lastname@example.org www.whaiawa.co.nz
THE FARMERS DAUGHTER
The Farmer’s Daughter - Omaha’s brand new eatery officially opened its doors on Wednesday 18 April. This charming spot has already garnered a lot of attention and it is no wonder - the trio behind the concept has a wealth of knowledge when it comes to hospitality. Owner Kate Rose has a strong background in restaurants, honing her craft in famed establishments such as Prego and The Grove. Following this she was one half of the renowned Ponsonby cocktail bar, Mea Culpa, which has won multiple ‘Bar of the Year’ awards. Kate, herself, walked away with a ‘Bartender of the Year’ Lewisham award - so you know the libations served here will be nothing short of outstanding. Spearheading the kitchen is Josh Kucharik, former Executive Chef of Odettes Eatery and Hugo’s
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Bistro. Manning the front of house is lovable local Justin Fokkema whose passion for providing guests with a great dining experience is secondto-none. The space needed some serious love, and that’s just what it’s received. The floor was torn up, the joinery replaced, and fresh paint from top to bottom have transformed the cafe so it is now crisp and clean with white facades and warm wood furnishings. Take a step outside and the expansive deck boasts an extensive view of the Omaha Estuary. The Farmer’s Daughter has a simple ethos for their offerings. Seasonal, sustainable and locally sourced is what you’ll find here. In partnership with local growers and artisan producers they have curated their menu - house-made Granola
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is topped with Buffalo Yoghurt, Burnt Honey and Feijoa - a nod to the looming cooler months and poached eggs served on a chard flatbread, with buffalo feta and walnuts â€“ think Breakfast Pizza. Open from 7am â€“ 3pm, Wednesday to Sunday. Serving coffee, juices and food to takeaway on Mondays and Tuesdays. 329 Omaha Flats Road, Omaha Beach 09 945 2548 www.facebook.com/thefarmersdaughteromaha/
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OASIS BAR & EATERY
It has been a hectic few months for the owner of The Oasis Bar and Eatery, Mangawhai. Liz Hutchin says, “ I got into action as it was only four weeks until Easter and I was determined to open if I could, and make a few changes.”
myself to do the best I can; I definitely got my work ethic from my parents who originally came from Samoa and resided in Herne Bay in the 1950s.”
In such a beautiful spot, she was keen to enhance it and turn it into an inviting place for everyone. The venue has such inviting charm and the freshly baked goods are to die for.
Since opening on Easter weekend , they have managed to deliver an eatery to be proud and the locals have been supportive. “We have amazing eateries in Mangawhai, so it is nice to give our locals and visitors another option,“ says Liz.
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Over the past two years locals have watched and wondered as the 130-yearold Kauri cottage, bordering the river across from Waipu township, was first positioned then completely renovated on the site known locally as ‘the pageant ground’ close to where the first Nova Scotian settlers landed in 1854. The cottage has its own special pedigree. With an external face-lift and an extensive internal revamp the historic and picturesque building now grandly houses Skin Image, Waipu - a boutique skin health and beauty clinic at the front and Feoh Espresso - a steam-punk espresso bar opening onto a large deck at the back. Nina Quan and Riki Taiaroa are the inspiration behind Waipu’s newest venture, which opened to the public on New Years Day. Riki will be open during what he calls the ‘fringe’ hours – 7am to 10am and again from 4pm to 7pm catering for people who want excellent coffee outside mainstream café hours. His is a truly unique method of coffee preparation, honed to perfection over months and designed to allow ‘infinite flexibility’ in the coffee his customers can experience. Riki’s focus is on different origins of coffee rather than alternative milks or syrups. He offers coffees from up to five single origins, a ‘I can’t believe it’s decaf’ decaf and the award-winning Supreme blend. Although not a typical café with a full food menu, Feoh Espresso will offer a few unique foods like fresh Vietnamese rice paper rolls with Nina’s family’s secret dipping sauce and real Mosgiel Cheese Rolls. “There are great choices in Waipu for tourists and visitors, but before the day begins and when the day ends, where can the locals go that is special and just for them,” said Riki. “If visitors find us that’s fine, but our focus is the local community”. 86 The Centre, Waipu www.facebook.com/feohespressowaipu
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Judy Wood’s mum used to say to her: “With thumbs like those, you should be a potter”. She resisted her mum’s advice for as long as she could, until one afternoon in 1969, when she put her two small girls into a creche and gave it a go. She’s been hooked on clay ever since. Deep in the Dome Valley bush, Judy creates her magnificent sculptures, as well as teaching others the art and joy of playing with clay. “I came to this district with the intention of building a kiln and making pottery – I had acquired a thousand bricks for one hundred dollars. Moving the bricks twice convinced me it was time to buy a place where I could put them down, and never have to move them again. That’s when I found this piece of land in Dome Valley,” says Judy. In 1979, Judy began building a workshop, so she could make a living for herself and her children. “I lived without electricity with three children for months. The children slept in an army hut, which I had picked up from Sandspit in exchange for a casserole. It was pretty basic, but it was marvellous!”
“Before that, I lived in Kaipara Flats for a few years, together with a whole colony of potters. Peter Lange, Jeff Hilliam, Joop and Willi Kuiper, Helen Johnson and Peter Oxborough. Some went on to do great things.” After an inspiring trip to Japan in the early 1980s, Warkworth Town Potters was formed: a cooperative of eleven local artists. “We started with a little shop in the corner of Baxter and Percy, which is now a hairdresser. We expanded and took over another shop. And so, the Warkworth Craft Gallery Cooperative was started. It was amazing.” Judy was in charge of exhibitions, and the business was very successful for 20 years. But in 2011 her beloved partner of 30 years passed away. “When Bill became ill, life changed. Following Bill’s death, I had a break from clay for many years through my grieving process. For a year I did nothing but just get through the day. After five years, I went back to school and started over. “Through this, I have learnt to live by myself, be happy by myself and propel myself. To take my
enthusiasm and motivation back.” Judy’s next adventure will take her to the Quarry Arts Centre in Whangarei. “They have a new, beautiful and huge wood-fired kiln. There’s a certain romance to wood-firing, the process of constantly poking wood into a kiln, sometimes for days. The effects of fire and ash on the clay can be achieved no other way,” says Judy. “I want to create sculptures bigger than me. They are going to be so big that I won’t be able to move them!” For information on upcoming clay courses and workshops at Judy Wood’s studio, email: firstname.lastname@example.org 24 May to 6 June. Exhibition ‘Fired’ at Mangawhai Artist’s Gallery, 45 Moir Street, Mangawhai
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Mahu Bike and Skate Park is the vision of a group of Warkworth parents who are driven by the desire to have a bike and skate reserve available for everyone in the community. The nearest skate parks are at least 30 minutes away and the bike park is an hours drive, combining that with the growing population in Warkworth it made sense to develop something locally. After some great conversations with Mahurangi Sport & Recreation Collective (who are the incorporated collective of the sports based at the Warkworth Showgrounds), they were offered some interesting terrain at the Showgrounds and that was when the idea started to really take flight. The initial concept was presented to the Rodney Local Board and as a result the group was given a grant to get some plans drawn up. Those plans have been designed by Richard Smith from Rich Landscapes, who has designed many parks nationwide, with input from Byron Scott from Trailpro, of FourForty MTB park fame. The result is a design for a park that caters for beginners to intermediate and advanced skills and encompasses: learn-to-ride/road safety area, asphalt pump track, skatepark, downhill
mountain bike park, bike skills area and cross-country tracks. There is also potential for a dirt pump track and further cross-country tracks in the future. Currently the group are arranging to present the concept plans at local schools, community events and to other local groups in the hope of further input and ideas. They will then meet again with the Rodney Local Board to discuss the public feedback and the final approval process. They really want this to be a project the community can feel ownership of. There will be lots of consultation throughout the process and plenty of chances to sponsor areas of the park or even be involved in build or landscaping days.
MATAKANA COMMUNITY GROUP The Matakana Community Group evolved from the original Matakana Structure Plan group, formed around ten years ago.
planning a series of information plaques around the village. The community group is helping them achieve this.
Their first project was conceived by Scott McCallum who said, “We should create a walking/ cycle track from Matakana to Omaha joining up with the Point Wells Track,” and so they did.
The community group meets on the first Thursday of the month, usually in the small meeting room behind the village hall. Every third month a larger group meeting is held in the village hall, and it is planned to have a ‘town hall’ meeting once a year to workshop ideas and encourage greater participation.
Since then, the group, along with the Council, has been instrumental in initiating and following through on the footbridge beside Plume café; a children’s playground; footbridge at Tamahunga Drive; the tennis Court upgrade; the free parking area by the school; tree and shrub planting along Matakana Road and a community garden. Projects planned for the future include drains along Matakana Valley road to be filled in, and footpaths improved, and a walk/cycle track around the perimeter of the village. The community group encourages locals to bring along a project and ask the community group to work with them. This is being done to an exciting degree, for example Alison and David Grant (‘We Are Gathered Here’ author) with Phil Morris are
Anyone can join the group. By attending a meeting, you can go on the database for meeting agendas and minutes. Contact Liz Sharek via the website below and she will include you on this database. If you would like to know more about what is happening in the general area, you can join the ‘Around Matakana’ database by emailing Jenni. firstname.lastname@example.org www.matakanacommunitygroup.online/
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World Class Music Made 100% Local. Midway between Matakana and Leigh sits a little-known jewel, the Whangateau Hall. Built 120 years ago, this lovingly maintained building is home to weddings, arts groups, community support and most popularly the Whangateau Acoustic Music and Social Club, known locally as the “Folk Club.” On the last Monday of every month, musicians and lovers of acoustic music come together. With ticket prices ranging between $5 and $20, the Whangateau Folk Club nights provide some of the most affordable live music around. During the busy summer season there are full concerts by visiting acts. In the slower winter months club nights carry on, encouraging locals and visitors to come out and mingle with their neighbours over the halftime cup of tea and biscuits, while enjoying performances by local musicians and visiting New Zealand artists. The Whangateau “anchor band” The Pipi Pickers always bring energy with their fast-paced bluegrass music.
and 60s/70s covers. This will be a special Neighbouring Planets show as they will be joined by double bass player Joe Stodart. Whether you are local or just visiting the area, make sure you check the Whangateau Hall website or Facebook Page. You never know who you might get to hear perform. www.whangateau.co.nz www.facebook.com/whangateauhall
“Folk” or “Acoustic” music can be difficult to define. At Whangateau it means any music that can be played without the assistance of electronics. The stunning timber ceiling and fully restored hardwood floor of the hall create a beautiful acoustic environment, particularly complementary to folk music and very little amplification is needed for even the gentlest of performers to be heard perfectly throughout the hall. You won’t find loud drum kits, electric guitars or a DJ at Whangateau. Everything else is fair game. The April club night (Monday, 30th April) guests are Martha and the Backseat Drivers. Martha Louise is a long-standing, highly respected and talented member of the New Zealand folk community. Coming up on Monday, May 28th, the club night guest is “Neighbouring Planets,” a folk duo consisting of Yvette Audain (vocals, clarinet, saxophone and other wind instruments) and Dix Ozier (guitar and vocals) playing an eclectic mix of original compositions
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HAPPENINGS SOUNDS ON SCREEN What do Joe Cocker, Ernest Ranglin, Michael Jackson, Prince, Donna Dean and Bern Green have in common? Their stories, songs and careers are celebrated at the ‘Sounds On Screen’ Music Documentary Film Festival, at the Warkworth Town Hall. On the for the second time, ‘The Travelling Cinema Company’ has compiled an interesting and diverse lineup of films. “We thought a bit out of the box this year and we hope to get locals interested on Sunday morning with a great silent film (Sherlock Jr. by Buster Keaton) soundtracked by local musician Bern Green”, explains organiser Urs Bauer. All proceeds from the event will go to the Town Hall Restoration Trust. Pre-sales are on www.soundsonscreen.nz and at Mahurangi Matters, Warkworth. .
1-3 June 2018 Warkworth Town Hall, 21 Neville St, Warkworth
'CREATIVE CONVERSATIONS' AT THE VIVIAN GALLERY, MATAKANA Creative Matakana 2018 begins on May 7. It’s a week of art workshops around Matakana – there are a few spots still available if you’re quick! However, everyone is welcome to the final event on Friday May 11, at the Vivian Gallery in Matakana. Two writers will appear in short sessions. Therese Lloyd presents her second book of poetry, 'The Facts'. Launched at Wellington’s NZ Festival, it celebrates creativity and love. After drinks and canapés, critic and writer Anthony Byrt talks with Vivian director Scott Lawrie. They’ll discuss Anthony's recent work, his links with Berlin, Detroit and Silicon Valley billionaires, and how rural galleries can be big players in NZ art.
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