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VI FRE S G ITO E UI R DE S

destination mahurangi, matakan a coast & beyond PUHOI & KAIPARA • WARKWORTH • SANDSPIT & KAWAU ISLAND MAHURANGI PENINSULA • MATAKANA & OMAHA • LEIGH & PAKIRI WELLSFORD & TE HANA • KAIWAKA • MANGAWHAI • MATAKOHE

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Origins

WAIPU COVE

GLINKS GULLY

LANGS BEACH

Mahurangi is the shortened version of the Maori phrase ‘Mahu hu ki te rangi’, which translates to ‘the rock that points to the sky’.

PAPAROA

Mangawhai Heads

BRYNDERWYN

MATAKOHE RUAWAI

MAUNGATUROTO MANGAWHAI

PAHI

It has been suggested that the name comes from the tribe Ngatirongo, which originally inhabited the land between Auckland and Whangarei. Ripiro Beach

TE ARAI

KAIWAKA

TINOPAI

The Mahurangi district once stretched from Auckland’s North Shore to Te Arai.

TOMARATA PAKIRI BEACH

TE HANA

For more information about Maori occupation in the area:

PORT ALBERT

WELLSFORD

GOAT ISLAND LEIGH

POUTO Kaipara Lighthouse

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TAWHARANUI WARKWORTH

•Auckland

SANDSPIT SOUTH HEAD

GLORIT

SNELLS BEACH PUHOI

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OMAHA BEACH

MATAKANA

Kaipara Harbour

KAWAU ISLAND

MAHURANGI

WAIWERA

SHELLY BEACH

OREWA KAUKAPAKAPA SILVERDALE

WHANGAPARAOA


Maori heritage While Pakeha (European) occupation of the area goes back some 170 years, Maori have occupied what they called Puhinui for a millennium.

Kia ora welcome Whether you want to ride, run, paddle or walk, the Mahurangi district is the perfect place to relax and recharge the batteries. We’re not known as “Auckland’s playground” for nothing! Our region stretches from Puhoi north to the Brynderwyns, and coast to coast from the Kaipara Harbour on the west to the Hauraki Gulf on the east. It’s a district blessed with more than its fair share of natural beauty – white sandy surf beaches, sheltered

harbours, ancient stands of native bush, rivers, waterfalls, lakes and regional parks – we have it all. Dispersed amongst nature’s bounty are towns and villages, each with their own story to tell and plenty of local entrepreneurs to offer hospitality. You’re on ‘holiday time’ now so go with the flow and keep this guide to the Mahurangi region handy because you don’t want to miss all that this wonderful area has to offer.

Te Kawerau is the earliest remembered tangata whenua (people of the land) of the Mahurangi river. These people descended from the Ngati Awa and trace their roots back to the ancient peoples of the early canoe Moekakara said to have landed on Goat Island. Their struggle to survive the pressures of competing tribes, the Ngati Whatua from inland, the Nga Puhi from the north and the Ngati Paoa, from the islands of the Gulf, are well documented. Today Maori culture is evidenced by the impressive carved pou whenua (sacred carved poles) which stand guard over modern holiday homes bordering the beautiful Omaha Bay and at the Te Kiri Marae (gathering place), above Leigh Harbour, named for the chief who ruled the district at the time of European settlement in the 1830s. Warkworth i-SITE

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Puhoi • Waiwera

bohemian settlement It’s hard to avoid the word ‘quaint’ when describing Puhoi. Although subdivision is creeping in, the village retains a rural character dominated by the grand old Puhoi Hotel, built around 1900.

As you enter the village you pass a wooden shrine, erected in 1953 as part of Puhoi’s 90th celebrations. The Church of Saints Peter and Paul is a little further on the left. Opened in 1881, it has 22 stained glass windows and the altar painting is an exact copy of the one in a church in Bohemia, where the first Puhoi settlers emigrated from in 1863.

“On the scenic coastal route, south of Puhoi, you’ll find Wenderholm Regional Park, the historic Couldrey House and the naturally hot mineral pools of Waiwera.”

Puhoi Valley

Cafe & Cheese Store Serving artisan cheese, great food and coffee On the picturesque grounds next to the Puhoi Valley Cheese Factory Gather Friends & Family to come and enjoy our new home Stocking your favourite Puhoi Valley cheese and yoghurts The Puhoi Valley crew look forward to welcoming you all For more information see www.puhoivalley.co.nz

275 Ahuroa Road, Puhoi 09 422 0670

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Puhoi • Waiwera Other notable sites in Puhoi include the century-old library, centennial hall, Bohemian Museum, cemetery and historic wharf including the log dray, each with their own story to tell. A visitors’ map is available.

HONEY CENTRE

HONEY CAFE

Open 7 Days 8.30am-5pm

Open 7 Days 8.30am-4.30pm

Ph/Fax 09 425 8003

Ph 09 425 0132

(Closed Christmas Day)

• Freshly baked cafe food • Live bee display • Yummy honey • Free honey tasting icecreams/smoothies • Huge variety of honey & bee products • Very good coffee 40mins north of Auckland • 4km south of Warkworth, Corner SH1 & Perry Rd

THE FUN PLACE TO BEE!

OPEN 365 DAYS A YEAR

• Sun – Thurs 9am – 9pm • Fri & Sat 9am – 10pm

0800 WAIWERA www.waiwera.co.nz

D COISC O UP UN O T N

“Waiwera has been famous since 1848 for the therapeutic and curative properties of the water and became recognised as the first spa in the Southern Hemisphere in 1863.”

Adult $20

(normally $26)

Child $8

(normally $15)

 Terms and Conditions: Voucher must be presented to redeem offer. Expires 31/03/14 and valid for 1x adult and/or 1x child (aged 5-15 years) general admission to Waiwera Thermal Resort. Pre-schoolers aged 0-4 years pay current price on the day of entry. Not valid during statutory holidays.

21 Waiwera Road, Waiwera, North Auckland, NZ

HOT MINERAL POOLS • HYDROSLIDES • MOVIE POOL • DAY SPA 5


Summer markets The bookshop adventure for booklovers

With our extensive range of books you will find something for all members of your family. Looking for the latest popular reads, old classics, authors from New Zealand or around the world. Bring the kids to play in the children’s corner, or sit back and read in one of our comfy chairs. Huge range – Great prices – A REAL bookshop experience 15 Neville St, Warkworth • Phone 09 425 8521

It seems like almost every other day, another market is setting up somewhere in the region. While some specialise in local produce, other lean more towards gifts and homewares. Matakana Farmers Market – fresh local produce, homemade food & wine, entertainment. Matakana Village, Saturdays 8am-1pm Matakana Indie – up-cycled, indie, re-purposed, retro, handmade goods. Matakana Village, Sundays 9.30am-2.30pn until Easter Matakana Market – arts, crafts, bric-a-brac, clothing & food. The Old Dairy Factory, Matakana Village, Saturdays 8am-2pm Matakana Country Park Market – food, craft & entertainment. Matakana Road, Saturdays 8am-1pm

Your one stop

Christmas shop • Xmas Tree decorations • Santas • Tree Top Angels and much more…

4 Baxter Street, Warkworth • 09 425 9440 pukekopatch@gmail.com • www.pukekopatch.co.nz 6

Warkworth Museum Market – craft, second-hand goods, plants & produce. Old Masonic Hall, Baxter St, Warkworth, 1st Saturday of the month, 7.30-noon Te Hana Market – fresh produce, bric-a-brac, arts & crafts. Te Hana Cultural Centre, SH1, Saturday mornings Jan 4 & Feb 1

Mangawhai Village – craft, plants, fresh produce. Library Hall, Moir Street, Saturdays 9am-1pm Mangawhai Beach & Country Market – produce, craft, clothing, food & wine. The Domain, Sundays January 12 & 19 (9am-1pm), 26th (3pm-7pm) Kaiwaka Market – variety of stalls, fruit, veges, seafood, new and second-hand goods. Kaiwaka War Memorial Hall, second Sunday of the month, 10am-1.30pm Waipu Boutique Sunday Market – arts & crafts, veges & preserves. Coronation Hall, second Sunday of the month 9am-1pm


Intimate Apparel COOL SUMMER COTTONS & LUXURIOUS LINGERIE

09 425 8522

Warkworth Natural Health Store SUMMER FIRST AID, REMEDIES, SKIN CARE & SUPPLEMENTS

HANDMADE CLOTHING JEWELLERY • ACCESSORIES

425 8408 • jmts@slingshot.co.nz

425 0758

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Save the world...buy recycled clothing Riverside Arcade, Queen St, Warkworth Phone 09 422 2014 Hours: Mon-Sat 9.30-5 • Sat 10-2

Handmade and vintage clothing, jewellery and accessories for any occasion.

Ponga dress by Jenny Lyn Walker $2280

Palm pod with flax weaving $195 Hand carved bone Manaia $77 Hand carved Pounamu $198

“In order to be irresplaceable, one must always be different.” – Coco Chanel

Complete outfit LESS THAN $100, Includes: Trelise Cooper 100% silk jacket $50, Ignite top $15 100% Linen pants $30 Total cost $95 Add Accessories - Shoes, bag AND necklace for $63....FABULOUS!

Vintage beaded top $250 Freshwater pearl necklace $109 Freshwater pearl earrings $27 Hand felted flower $44

Riverside Arcade, Queen St, Warkworth Mon-Fri 9.30-5 Sat 10-2

09 425 0958

FRESH FLOWERS, PLANTS, GIFTS FOR ALL OCCASIONS

Interflora

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425 9418 0800 FOR FLOWERS

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425 7034

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SUMMER HARVEST

with Lauraine Jacobs Every weekend of the summer you will find me returning from the local farmers market and the vegetable stands around the Omaha flats with armfuls of fresh spicy basil and some bright red peppers. We’re lucky to have such a great district for the cultivation of herbs, fruits and vegetables. Naturally, basil goes beautifully with local tomatoes in season, but this delightful pungent summer herb is also great with peppers. A word of caution here – many people, like me, find green peppers are hard to digest. Of course, as they are not ripe! Leave them on the vine and they will turn red or yellow when they’re ripe and ready to eat. Here’s one of my favourite basil and pepper recipes. It’s easy to prepare and will be a favourite on a warm summer evening when accompanied with one of the delicious pinot gris wines grown in our district.

Warkworth’s Treasure Trove Serving the Community for over 25 years 18 NEVILLE STREET (NEXT TO PIZZA CO) PHONE/FAX 09 425 7404

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Red pepper & basil pesto linguine with chicken

Pesto recipe

Serves 6

• 3 ripe red peppers • 4 tbsps extra virgin olive oil • 400g spaghetti or linguine • 2 large tomatoes, roughly chopped • ½ cup pesto (see side bar) • Handful of fresh basil leaves For the chicken: • 6 large boned chicken thighs • 2 tbsps extra virgin olive oil • Salt & freshly ground black pepper • 1 tsp smoked paprika

To prepare the linguine: Cut the peppers into strips, discarding the core and seeds and put into a frying pan with 2 tablespoons of the oil. Fry over gentle heat until the peppers are soft and tender. Keep aside. Bring a large pan of salted water to the boil and add the linguine. Cook until tender (about 12 minutes) then drain well. Place in a serving bowl and toss the remaining olive oil and the pesto through. Add the pepper strips and the tomatoes. To prepare the chicken: Heat a grill plate. Toss the chicken with the olive oil, salt, pepper and paprika to coat well. Place on the grill and cook on each side for about 7-8 minutes until golden and tender. To serve, divide the pasta between six plates, and add a chicken breast and freshly torn basil leaves on top of each serving.

10 cups basil leaves, packed • 1½ cups good quality extra virgin olive oil • 1 cup toasted pine nuts • 1 cup freshly grated Parmigiano Reggiano • 5 to 6 cloves garlic • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste. Place the first five ingredients in the food processor and pulse until a coarse puree forms. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Freeze in ice cube trays or refrigerate in screw top jars until needed. Makes 4-5 cups, but can be scaled up or down.

Lauraine Jacobs is a summer resident at Omaha Beach and her new book Everlasting Feast includes 100 of her best recipes. Info: lauraine@ laurainejacobs.co.nz

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Courtyard Dining Open 7 days a week 11am-3pm & 5pm till late Bookings appreciated

Neville Street, Warkworth

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New Zealandʼs Sheep and Wool Centre A great family day out — whatever the weather • Sheep and Dog Shows daily at 11am and 2pm, plus lots more! • Cafe and shop onsite. Open daily from 9am to 5pm.

Phone 09 425 7444 • www.sheepworldfarm.co.nz

50 minutes from Central Auckland • 4kms north of Warkworth on SH1

FROG POOL FARM

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Gifts Matai Furniture Ironwares Leather Furniture Crystals, Gems & Candles • Tiffany Leadlight Lamps • Custom Built Kitchens

There’s a little touch of

magic at Frog Pool Farm

Phone 425 9030 • Dome Valley 5 minutes past Warkworth

Top Of The Dome Café Situated by the very popular Dome Walk Serving delicious home cooked food, all day breakfast and locally roasted Rush coffee. Puzzles for children and adults. Spacious outdoor area. Dog friendly. Fully licensed.

Open 7am to 5pm 7 Days Phone 09 425 7794 496 State Highway One 7km North of Warkworth 10


STEPPING OUT

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sightseeing on foot There are rewards for visitors who set out on foot, with a range of walks to choose from for all levels of fitness and ability. Pamphlets are available from information offices, listing the most popular pathways. Some are also suitable for bikes. A new option is the recently-opened farm forestry trail, located between Warkworth and Snells Beach. A

relatively easy walk that takes about 35 minutes one way, it meanders past five farm forestry projects including stands of totara, eucalypt and hickory, as well as the Mahurangi Action Plan open root plant trial. The 1.6km route is well signposted and can be accessed from either the Parsley Pot, on Sandspit Road, or an entrance on Hamilton Road, where it crosses Duck Creek.

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Home made fresh food Great cider selection Kid/family friendly with playground and park golf Liquor licence Altura coffee Open for functions New garden bar – motorbike friendly

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Swirl, sniff, sip & spit (or swallow!)

People new to the wine tasting experience can take heart from the advice of seasoned Matakana winegrowers, Robin and Marion Ransom. They say there is no such thing as one right answer when it comes to wine tasting. “Everyone has their own history of tastes and memories, which will influence how they experience a wine so don’t be bullied in to accepting someone else’s opinion.”

It’s best to approach a tasting with a clean palate and an open mind. Hold back from making a snap judgement on whether or not you like the wine, and use a little imagination instead. All wines are made to be appreciated differently. For instance, Matakana has a huge range of rosé wines, which are ideal for summer barbecues and picnics. Pairing cheese and wine takes a little more care. Marion says there’s a lot of similarities between wine and cheese making, and the style of wine and the way it’s been made should be considered when choosing a cheese to serve with it. See suggestions next page. The Ransoms say that wine is an expression of the place and environment where it’s grown, but at the end of the day, it’s there to be savoured and enjoyed.

“Wine tasting is fun and the more effort you put in to understanding the wine, the more satisfying your experience will be.” For a memorable wine & food experience in peaceful surroundings.

WINE TOURS FROM $139PP • FOOD TOURS FROM $159PP MEET the locals – VIEW the scenery – TASTE the produce

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on accommodation at BOO TODA K the Warkworth Lodge Y! Boutique Motel when you book your wine tour

The “Original Matakana Vineyards Wine Tour” 09 422 2505 | liz@matakanastyle.co.nz | matakanastyle.co.nz


• Lighter, crisp white wines with fresh, more Y SE acidic cheeses. Try Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot SAEE Gris, unoaked Chardonnay with feta, goats cheese and ricotta CH • Full bodied white wines with soft, white-rind and semi soft cheeses. Try oaked Chardonnay with creamy Brie, Camembert or washed rind cheese

The

Warkworth RSA

• Lighter bodied red wines with flavoursome semi-soft and semi-aged hard cheeses. Try Rosé, Pinot Noir or Merlot with Brie, Camembert, lighter blues, washed rind cheeses, Gruyère, Cheddar, Pecorino or Parmesan • Full-bodied red wine with richer, stronger-flavoured semi-soft and more mature hard cheeses. Try Cabernet sauvignon, syrah/shiraz with aged Cheddar, softer creamy rich blue cheeses such as Gorgonzola • Sweet dessert wines and fortified older wines with salty, tangy cheeses – a marriage of opposites. Try late-harvest Riesling with blues; port with Stilton. • Less acidic light wines with mild, less acidic fresh cheeses. Try Rosè, light soft pinot noir with mozzarella or haloumi.

Gunners Restaurant

Phone 021 145 7425 to book

Bar & four Competition Pool Tables

Comfortable New Lounge area

Call in to our RSA this Summer for a game of Pool, a cool drink or a delicious meal. 09 425 8568 or email: wwrsa@xtra.co.nz 28 Neville Street, Warkworth

WARKWORTH

The wine, the food, the views....

Vin’try: n. 1. A place where wine is sold All the locally grown wines under one roof, enjoy here with a delicious platter or take home a souvenir of our region. Join us daily for wines with soul.

Join us 7 Days 11am-Late Cinema Lobby - 2 Matakana Valley Road, Matakana p 09 423 0251 w www.thevintry.co.nz

Simply Gorgeous

Open Thursday to Monday 11am-4pm for lunch, coffee, wine tastings and cellar tours Open every day in January

162 Hamilton Road Phone 425 0306 www.mahurangiriver.co.nz

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Warkworth & District Museum OPEN DAILY 10am – 4pm Visit the Museum – see displays of memorabilia, furniture, photographs, clothing, machinery and buildings from our colonial past. Lots to see and do for all members of the family. Browse through our Gift and Souvenir Shop. Parry Kauri Park, Tudor Collins Drive (Off Wilson Road, Warkworth) Phone: 09 425 7093 | Email: warkworthmuseum@xtra.co.nz www.wwmuseum.orconhosting.net.nz

Albertland Heritage Centre Albertland History Family Stories 100+ years of Photographic Memories OPENING HOURS: Monday to Saturday 11am-2pm Sunday 1pm-3pm Adults $5.00 Children $1.00 Memorial Park 15 Port Albert Rd, Wellsford Phone: 423 8181 Email: museum@albertland.co.nz Website: www.albertland.co.nz 14

Bygone days heritage remembered

Most of our museums hold special events, open days and themed exhibitions throughout the year. The best way to keep up with these is to access this information online. The Kauri Museum www.kauri-museum.com Waipu Museum www.waipumuseum.com Albertland Heritage Centre www.albertland.co.nz Warkworth & District Museum www.wwmuseum.orconhosting.net.nz Puhoi Museum www.puhoihistoricalsociety.org.nz

“Visitors to Warkworth once had to pass inspection by a ‘public vaccinator’ who would meet coastal boats at the wharf and check on passengers’ vaccination status. This was during the 1913 outbreak of smallpox overseas.” – Warkworth Museum


TOTARA HOUSE The Kauri Museum in Matakohe recently took possession of the historic Totara House that belonged to the pioneering Smith family. Mavis Smith, who passed away in February 2013, aged 102 years, was born in the house and spent her whole life there. She was also a founding member of the museum and her cousin Lockwood Smith is currently NZ’s High Commissioner in London. The house was built in 1896 of kauri,

which was milled at the family’s timber mill in Matakohe. The bequest also included the original contents, which depict the story of one Albertland family over more than a century. The heritage garden includes a heritage rose collection. Although the house is open by appointment only, it is expected to become a popular destination for garden clubs, heritage groups and car clubs.

“MULTI AWARD WINNING MUSEUM”

THE KAURI MUSEUM See how the mighty Kauri tree fuelled industries that sustained the communities of the early settlers. Northland’s largest undercover attraction with over 4500sq metres of exhibits that tell stories unlike any other.

A perfect day out for the family Open everyday 9am-5pm except Christmas Day 5 Church Road, Matakohe, Northland www.kaurimuseum.com • 09 431 7417 15


“Alexander Algie bought land on the Mahurangi East Peninsula on a whim. It was the late 1850s and he was in Queen St Auckland when the properties were being auctioned. Although he didn’t have the foggiest idea of the location of the land, he put in what turned out to be the only bid and found himself the owner of land at Mullet Point and Whangateau.” – Joy Algie

Snells Beach • Mahurangi East on the peninsular The Mahurangi Regatta is held every summer at Sullivans Bay or Scotts Landing, depending on the weather. It’s believed the first regattas were organised around the establishment of Gordon Browne’s spar station in 1832. Today, the event attracts up to 100

1 Snells Beach Road Snells Beach

Phone 09 425 5021

snellsbeachmotel@xtra.co.nz www.snellsbeachmotel.co.nz

classic or classic-style boats, making a spectacular sight on the water. For several years now, the historic scow Jane Gifford, which is normally berthed at the wharf in Warkworth, has been the race flagship. The 2014 regatta will be held on January 25.

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Scandrett Regional Park, named after the Scandrett family who farmed on the land for more than 130 years, is well worth a visit. The park includes a collection of farm buildings, as well as the original Scandrett Homestead built in 1884 of an early type of concrete instead of the usual kauri timber. Highfield Garden Reserve, which is en route at Algies Bay, is home to a number of donkeys and affords spectacular views of Kawau Bay.

“If you’re new to the area, then good luck motoring through the notorious Hill Street intersection, in Warkworth. The best advice we can give you is to just hold on tight and pray.”

T E A BO HIR R O F Enjoy summer under cover with beautiful parasouls designed in NZ in hand held or garden sized in a stand. Stay under cover in style visit

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330 Mahurangi East Rd Snells Beach Phone 425 5806

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CHOCOLATE BROWN Chocolaterie & Cafeteria

Handmade award-winning chocolates, fresh fudge, gourmet sweets and quality gifts. Chocolate Brown cafe has a stylish casual ambience, made intimate with the cosy fire in winter and veranda seating on warmer days.

The Cafeteria is licensed and open for brunch & lunch daily. No. 6 Mill Lane, Warkworth • www.chocolatebrown.co.nz • 09 422 2677

HORSE RIDING WARKWORTH

Take a peek... Curiosity shops are back in style and the Mahurangi district has plenty to choose from. Part-retail and part-museum, the shops are a magnet for anyone who likes a little nostalgia. Rummage, which is on the Matakana Collectables Trail, is owned by Yvonne Clifton who says antique and collectable stores were hit hard when trading on the internet first became popular. But as the novelty of online shopping has worn off, there’s been renewed interest from customers who like to take their time to browse and reminisce. “Pottery and china collectors often come looking for specific pieces, but most customers are happier just exploring the shops to see what they can discover. “We get to hear lots of great stories, prompted by items they find.”

• Quiet horses and ponies • Farm & Forest treks • Birthday rides • Lessons available • Social or family groups • English study tour groups • Holiday and weekend horse riding camps • People with disabilities welcome • On the doorstep of Sheepworld, Matakana and Goat Island

42 Kaipara Flats Road

Email: horseriding@xtra.co.nz

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BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL

1 hour ........ $45 2 hours ...... $80 No eftpos or credit cards Gift vouchers available

Phone 09 425 8517

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Younger customers are interested in anything retro which they can use and/or display. Old film cameras, stereo and cassette players, and vinyl records are particularly popular. Crown Lynn pottery, Hummel figurines and Murano glassware are staple favourites, and there is a keen market for Air New Zealand memorabilia. There’s a different vibe in the collectable shops, Yvonne says. They’re an antidote to the shopping mall and to get the best out of the experience, you have to slow down and be open to being surprised and inspired.


“... to get the best out of the experience, you have to slow down and be open to being surprised and inspired.� love collecting?

travel the Golden Mile and uncover treasures off the beaten track

Destination Mangawhai for your Health, Wellbeing & Retro-style

Trail Hours: Fri to Mon 10 - 3pm

3 Sailrock Drive (off Molesworth St) Mangawhai Heads, 027 407 2828

www.handmadedesigns.co.nz

Each shop may have additional hours. For a map and further details please refer to:

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Matakana It’s not just the Saturday morning Farmers Market that brings visitors flocking to Matakana these days. The village has become a favourite haunt for anyone looking for a relaxing hour or two that’s “off the beaten track”. With a range of upmarket curio and retail shops, galleries, boutique cinemas, pubs and cafes, and various markets, it’s not surprising that its reputation is spreading.

The village information office, in the cinema foyer, is the place to find out all that there is to see and do in the surrounding area. Rain or shine all tastes are catered for, with even more to choose from during summer when various venues stage special concerts and events. If you want to ditch the car for an afternoon, the six-kilometre pathway between Matakana, Omaha and Point Wells is suitable for bikes and walkers with some stunning scenery along the way.

Across the road from the Farmers Market there’s a fashion designer’s store. It’s mine, it’s Leslie Herbert, it’s Ritual, it’s New Zealand made. 31A Matakana Valley Road, Matakana design-pod 20

“If you’re hungry or planning the evening meal, then don’t make the mistake of driving by the numerous roadside stalls in the district. They’re a great place to pick up fruit and veges, often freshly picked, at oldfashioned prices.”

MORRIS & JAMES handmade pottery visit

relax

shop

play

Pottery & Cafe Open 7 days Free Pottery Tour daily at 11.30am

Tongue Farm Road, Matakana T. 0508 768 8379

you’ll find the

just an hour’s drive north of Auckland creative haven of Morris & James pottery

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• Latest model comfort cycles, road bikes, mountain bikes & children’s bikes

E AT - D R I N K - L A U G H - D O N E

• Backpacker rates • Cycle tours • Bike sales

09 423 0076 or 021 245 3423 | 951 Matakana Rd Matakana info@matakanabicyclehire.co.nz | matakanabicyclehire.co.nz

FULLY EQUIPPED WORKSHOP FOR SERVICING & REPAIRS

Learn to Mosaic from one of the best!!!

pub food with ‘panache’. winner of best new bar restaurant 2013 nz hospo awards

Two day classes running from October thru Summer.

All equipment supplied. Bring anything special you would like to mosaic with. Bring lunch and wine. Enjoy the experience with Liz Hood! Group bookings welcomed!

Contact Liz 021 478 102

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ANNIVERSARY WEEKEND

Pony Palace

Love horses but don’t own a pony? Come join a PONY PALS session! From $25.

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Supervised sessions for children keen to spend some quality time with horses. During a PONY PALS session your child will be able to catch, brush, tack and ride a pony, just as if it were their own. Our safe trained ponies enjoy lots of TLC. Pony Pals is a great way of sharing that love. We also offer holiday programmes and sleepovers – concessions available. Get together a group of friends and visit us at Meadowsong Farm soon.

Specialising in Birthday Parties for Children – at our farm or at your home! More info: flossums@yahoo.com or www.ponypalace.co.nz 189 Omaha Valley Road Matakana – Just 3km from Country Park

Ph 4227682 Mob 021 1283328 or 022 0983574 Bookings essential

art in Matakana

8th annual art exhibition for Hospice

Matakana School Hall fine art and crafts by invited artists Preview: Thursday 23 January 2014 from 6pm - entry by donation Open to the public (free entry): Friday 24 January, noon - 6pm

Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 January, 9am - 6pm Monday 27 January, 9am - noon Proudly supported by

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Homemade Gelato & Sorbetto Woodfired Pizza | Local Fruit & Cheeses Meringues & Other Goodies | Espresso Coffee

Open 7 days - 9am-5pm 17 Sharp Road, Matakana • Phone 422 7942 www.charliesgelato.co.nz


Talk to us about your next picnic We have lots of ideas.

Summer hours

6–2 Weekdays 8–2 Saturdays & 8–12 Sundays from Jan 5 – 9 Feb

Takeaway only 989B Matakana Rd Phone in your order 09 423 0405

Summer Brekkie Menu Sat & Sun from Jan 5 – 9 Feb

Coffee & Breakfast to go Sat & Sun only 021 212 6414 Text us your order

here: Get all your beach supplies toys...

ion, apparel, Towels, coolers, boards, lot

09 422 7873 | 027 526 0524 www.matakanaSUP.co.nz SPECIALISTS IN MODERN CUTS & COLOURS, SPECIAL OCCASIONS

Open 9am Tues To Sat & Late Night Thurs

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Hire • SUP • SUrf • APPArel • BeAcH StUff

Book your tours or lessons today.

09 422 7873 | 027 526 0524 | 989 MAtAkAnA roAd www.matakanaSUP.co.nz | info@matakanaSUP.co.nz

THE VERY BEST IN RECYCLED CLOTHING AND ACCESSORIES Open 7 days over Summer 09 422 9059 | info@revival.net.nz Txt your coffee

021 212-6414

or phone your order

09 423 0405

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Leigh • Pakiri Leigh Harbour lies on the western side of Omaha Cove and is the only remaining commercial fishing port in the area. Catches from local fishing boats are exported to markets nationally and internationally. There are a number of beaches close to Leigh including Mathesons Bay and Whangateau. Daniel’s Reef and Pakiri are the two most well-known surfing spots in the area.

Pakiri is also the base for the famed Pakiri Beach Horse Riding excursions. But the attraction, which brings thousands of visitors through Leigh every year, is undoubtedly the Cape Rodney-Okakari Pt Marine Reserve, more commonly known as Goat Island. The 518-hectare reserve was established in 1975 and is NZ’s oldest protected marine area. It provides several organised options including scenic marine observations, glass-bottom boat trips and scuba-diving; fishing is strictly prohibited.

“NZ fur seals often winter over in the Cape Rodney area, between Goat Island and Ti Point. Dolphins and whales also regularly visit these waters.”

HING CHARTE S I F H RS LEIG Enquiries and bookings: 09 422 7782 or 021 731474 • leighfishingcharters@gmail.com

www.leighfishingcharters.co.nz

Half days to overnight charters! Group & individual bookings available. Local, Kawau, Little Barrier, Great Barrier or Mokohinau islands charters.

7 Hour Local Fishing Charters $110 p.p. Valid until 30th April 2014

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LPG BOTTLE FILLING Have your own bottles filled and only pay for what you need!

Mahurangi Sheetmetals Ltd

69 Woodcocks Road, Warkworth Opening hours: Mon-Fri 7.30am-5pm, Sat 8am-12noon

Phone 09 425 7855


Pakiri Beach Holiday Park

New Zealand’s only

27 Ti Point Rd Perfect for Holidaymakers, School Camps or just relaxation. We have a Lodge, Beach front Cottages, Cabins,Van and Tent sites. Walk 9kms of sandy beach, excellent fishing, surfing, or participate in the local activities. Relax and enjoy your stay.

www. pakiriholidaypark.co.nz | ph 09 422 6199

LEIGH

Phone 09 4226021 Tuataras Exotic Lizards OPEN DAILY New Zealand Lizards 10a.m to 5p.m Chameleons Adults $20 Schoolchildren $10 Tortoises Family Pass 2 adults 2 schoolchildren $50 Alligators

wonderful sensation of horse riding on Enjoy... the the fabulous white sands of Pakiri surf beach.

GIFT VOUCHERS AVAILABLE

School Holiday Riding Camps • Daily Rides • Accommodation

PAKIRI BEACH HORSE RIDES 17 Rahuikiri Road, Pakiri Beach, RD2, Wellsford

Pakiri Beach Horse Rides

Riding Holidays and Overnight Safaris For more information or reservations: p: 09 422 6275 e: pakirihorse@xtra.co.nz w: www.horseride-nz.co.nz

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Tawharanui Saturdays 8am-1pm

021 0223 9195 • Art Matakana Contemporary NZ Art • Speckled Hen Cafe – Excellent food & coffee • Unique Function Venue • The Stables Restaurant • John Crockett Goldsmith

• Adventure Playground • Pony Rides • Miniature Ride-on Train • Equestrian Park & Events • Paint Ball, archery & confidence course • The Circuit Room • Craft Coop

No visit to the Mahurangi area would be complete without a picnic at the mainland sanctuary that is Tawharanui Regional Park, at the end of Takatu Road. It is NZ’s first integrated open sanctuary where farming, public recreation and conservation combine. The 588-hectare park is home to endangered species such as the brown kiwi, bellbird, pateke, green gecko and saddleback. There are several walking trails

and two mountain bike tracks, camping facilities and surfing spots. A 400-hectare marine reserve abuts the park’s northern coast so leave the fishing line at home, but don’t forget to pack a set of binoculars. Note: The park gate is open from 6am to 9pm during summer (daylight savings). The last six kms of the route is a winding, gravel road so exercise care. Dogs are prohibited in the park at all times.

1151 Leigh Rd Just 2km past Matakana • www.matakanacountrypark.co.nz

GOLF AT THE BEACH ALL WEATHER LINKS STYLE COURSE Northwest Anchorage, Omaha • P: 09 4227551 E: gm@omahagolf.co.nz W: www.omahagolf.co.nz

GOLF in MATAKANA

Discover what many have found

North Harbour’s premier country golf club since 1908

Considered by a growing number of serious golfers as a hidden treasure in NZ, the 18 hole, par 70, Omaha Beach Golf Club is less than one hour drive from central Auckland, but a world away from the frantic pace of the city. Bordered by the sea on one side and a natural estuary on the other, it is a course that offers some unique and pleasant surprises as you move around it. We can promise at least two things: the warmest of welcomes and a day to remember. Club, cart & trundler hire • Group bookings welcome • Café & bar - perfect venue for all functions

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• Mention this ad for 20% off normal green fees • Great deals on Summer memberships • Catering, Bar and Golf Shop

09 425 8248 • thedivot@warkworthgolfclub.co.nz www.warkworthgolfclub.co.nz


Mangawhai • Te Arai magical Sand, sun and surf make a heady combination too good to resist for the thousands of holidaymakers who head for Mangawhai every summer. While the beach is definitely a major drawcard, there’s a huge range of ways to enjoy this special part of the north. The 5km Mangawhai Cliffs Walkway, one of the most stunning walks in the region, is one of many tracks in the area. The estuary is a safe haven for water skiers and sailors, and several charter operators can help you catch the one that won’t get away. There’s a first

class golf course at the Heads, next door to the newlydeveloped skatepark. Markets operate on weekends and are a great place to stock up on olives, wine and other locally-grown fare and locally-made craft. The NZ dotterel can be found scurrying along the shore of Te Arai at almost any time of year. They sport a brilliant rusty red breast when prospecting and breeding, between July and March. Over the breeding season, volunteers at Te Arai monitor bird safety. Fenced areas mark where the dotterel chicks may be, but dotterel chicks roam outside these areas so visitors need to take care. Be mindful of the sounds of warning the birds make and please keep dogs and vehicles off the beach.

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Cafe & Restaurant

41 Moir Street, Shop 5&6 Mangawhai Village (09) 431 5226 OPEN 7 days a week Tues to Sun 8am to late Mon 5pm to late

All food freshly prepared on the premises by Amber ALL DAY MENU 8AM TO 5.30PM Pizzas from 11am to late Dinner from 5.30am to late

surf shop • mangawhai village • 09 431 4660 all things surf | kiwi made clothing | camping equipment | DVD hire

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One of NZ’s 20 Best Courses

Located in magical Mangawhai, Coastal

Cow Backpackers provides the perfect mangawhaibackpackers.com place to get away from it all. A clean,

Ph: 09 431 5246 Mobile: 021 995 682 Email: mangawhaibackpackers@gmail.com Web: mangawhaibackpackers.com 299 Molesworth Dr, Mangawhai Heads

homely environment offering comfortable beds. Duvets and sheets supplied in a dorm, twin, double or family room. Fully self contained unit with kitchen and ensuite also available. Prices from $25.

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MANGAWHAI GOLF CLUB Special rates for groups

MONDAYS: Men @ 8.30am TUESDAYS: Ladies @ 9am WEDNESDAYS: Mixed Group @ 9am FRIDAYS: Twilight from 1pm SATURDAYS: Ladies from 8am, Men from 9am

09 431 4807 www.mangawhaigolf.co.nz Facilities: • Self contained cabins • On-site caravans • Tent and powered sites • Kids playground • Wheelchair access • Dump station/guests only • TV/IAC/Games room • Guest Laundry facilities • Shop • Kitchen facilities

Your Hosts: Ian & Maree Thompson 41 Black Swamp Road, Mangawhai ph/fax 09 431 4825 email riverside.goodlife@xtra.co.nz www.riversideholidaypark.co.nz

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THE YEAR AHEAD Ja n uary 1 Warkworth Rodeo 1 Waipu Games

Tartan up A highlight of Waipu’s calendar is the annual Highland Games held on New Year’s Day. The event attracts thousands of visitors and the programme includes traditional heavy weight events, piping, highland dancing, drumming, Scottish country dancing, fiddling and athletics, all in compulsory kilts.

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Puhoi Axemens Competition Mahurangi Regatta, Sullivans Bay Hospice Art Show Warkworth A&P Show Mangawhai Beach Day/Head Rock Swim

F ebr uary 9 Top of the Rock Adventure Race. Info: kaiwakasports.co.nz tba Jackman Classic, Waipu Cove to Mangawhai. Info: nickwill@xtra.co.nz M arch 1 Fruitloop fun/run walk, Matakana 28-30 Mangawhai Walking Weekend Info: mangawhaiwalkingweekend.co.nz 15-Apr 13 EcoFest North. Info: ecofest.org.nz

A pril 20 Leigh School Gala (Easter) tba Mangawhai’s annual Monster Easter Book Fair O ctober tba Kowhai Festival, Warkworth. Info: kowhaifestival.co.nz 25 Matakana School Gala, Labour Weekend 25 Mangawhai School Gala, Labour Weekend Nov ember tba Warkworth Walking Weekend D ecember tba Wellsford Christmas Parade, SH1

The perfect place to stop, relax and enjoy the stunning white sandy lagoon style harbour & dunes.

QUALITY GIFTS ladies accessories, home decor, clothing, beauty products, jewellery, kitchenware and babyware.

Molesworth Drive 431 4040

15min walk to surf beach & famous “cliff top walkway”. A holiday hotspot and water lovers paradise. 1km drive or gorgeous beachfront walk to shops & restaurants. Fully equipped amenities block 2x2 bdrm s/c cabins (supply own bedding) Power & tent sites - Beachfront sites. Tariff from $16. No pets.

09 431 4675 | stay@mangawhaiheadsholidaypark.co.nz

www.mangawhaiheadsholidaypark.co.nz

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NAU MAI, HAERE MAI

Wellsford • Te Hana rural heartland

TE HANA TE AO MARAMA Maori Cultural Centre

NAU MAI, HAERE MAI

Take a step back in time and learn traditional Maori customs as your personal guide takes you on a magical journey from Te Hana contemporary world, to the ancient realm of Te Hana Te Ao Marama 17th Century Maori Village and Fortified Paa Site. Peak & Off-peak season prices and times available (conditions apply)

BOOKINGS WELCOMED NAU MAI, HAERE MAI

bookings@tehana.co.nz Phone 09 423 8701

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GUIDED TOURS | TE AHI KAA GALLERY | VILLAGE CAFE | OVERNIGHT STAY

Hobbs Gifts & Homewares DESTINATION SHOP FOR ALL OCCASIONS! VAST RANGE INCLUDING: Jewellery & Handbags Pres en Children & Baby Gifts ad fot this r Mens Gifts % Wall Art & Signs your purc hase New Zealand Themed Gifts Kitchen & Homewares Chocolate & other yummy goodies

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FAMOUS FAR & WIDE

163 Rodney Street, Wellsford • Phone 09 423 7983 30

If you drive an electric car and find yourself running low on power, then head for Wellsford. The town’s new library, which opened in 2013, is the first in New Zealand to get electric car charging points. WiFi and public computers are also available at the library, which features artworks and design elements that reflect Wellsford’s historic connection with the Kaipara Harbour. The building is located in the War Memorial Park, on Port Albert Road, adjacent to the Albertland Heritage Centre. NZ has three official languages – English, Maori or Te Reo, and NZ

sign language. Although Maori words are common, especially in our place names, Pakeha (non-Maori) without Maori connections, seldom have the opportunity to experience Maori language and culture. That’s what makes the Maori cultural village Te Hana Te Ao Marama, on SH1 just north of Wellsford, such a special place. Through guided tours, visitors can learn about Maori history and heritage. For group bookings, there is also the opportunity to take in a cultural concert or kapa haka performance, and enjoy a buffet cooked in a traditional earth oven or hangi.

“Each letter in the name Wellsford represents an early settler family. Many descendents of these families still live in the area: Watson, Edger, Lester, Levet, Simpson, Foster, Oldfield, Ramsbottom and Dibble.”


Woodys Winners

12 First Division Winners

221 Rodney St Wellsford

Everything for kids, adults, tourists, the office & leisure • Maps, Postcards & Note books • Phone Top-ups, SIM cards, Power Adapters, iPod cables & USB car chargers • Data sticks & Card readers • Batteries & Torches • Gifts, Toys, Magazines & Books

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FRIENDLY AND HELPFUL STAFF LIVING IT UP IN WELLSFORD

Phone 09 423 8258

Email: wellsfordlotto@xtra.co.nz • www.woodyswinners.co.nz

Castle Court Motel SH1, WELLSFORD • Ph 09 423 7705 Email: castlecourtmotel@xtra.co.nz www.castlecourtmotel.co.nz

FREEPHONE 0800 004 718

• 11 modern quality s/c ground level units • Private hot spa pool & sauna • Country garden setting • Complimentary wireless internet • Close to cafes/restaurants • Maps/tourism info available

Beef • Pork • Lamb • Chicken • Vegetarian

Fresh d e ho mema

Pies, cakes, muffins, sandwiches, slices

lunc h Breakfas t,ner & din

Small, Medium & Large

do We also & rolls hes n a s dwic

OPEN: Mon–Wed 6:30am – 5:00pm Thur–Sun 6:30am – 9:00pm

171 Rodney Street, Wellsford • 09 423 7549

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Kaiwaka

country charm There is something a little different about Kaiwaka, the ‘little town of lights’, on State Highway 1, just south of the Brynderwyns. Over the years, it has continued to attract people looking for alternatives to a mainstream lifestyle. The town has two eco-villages – Otamatea and Kohatu Toa – as well as privately run retreats and many individual landholders experimenting with sustainable lifestyle system. It was one of the first Transition Towns in NZ and runs a Green $ Scheme.

A number of the cafes sell organic food, and landmark businesses include the funky Café Eutopia and the Dutch Cheese Shop. Kaiwaka was a trading and commercial centre from the late 1850s, but as the kauri timber and gum industries declined towards the end of the century, dairy farming became established. The Hakaru Dairy Company was formed to serve Kaiwaka farmers in 1902. Steamers provided regular services to the town well into the 20th century, stopping only with the rise in motor vehicle transport.

“Novelist Mary Jane Mander (1877-1949), who wrote The Story of a NZ River, attended school at Wellsford, Port Albert and Kaiwaka.”

kaiwaka gourmet purveyors of fine crafted cheeses

Your one stop deli for a wide range of local and imported cheeses, meats, deli goods, wines, liquers & giftware. Also stocking organic goods & eco-cleaning products Open 7 days - Mon-Thur 9-5 • Fri-Sun 9-6 State Highway1, Kaiwaka, Northland 09 431 2195 • www.kaiwakacheese.co.nz

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SH1, Kaiwaka • P: 09431 2389 • E:info@gatewaynorth.co.nz • Spacious studio units • Kiwi & European style breakfast, lunch & evening meals. Great coffee. • Overnight power camp sites free when dining in cafe

• Friendly service, great stop for families • Private spa, swimming pool & children’s playground • $105 (2 persons) $25 extra adult

FREEPHONE: 0800 89 65 89 www.gatewaynorth.co.nz


Celenas Gifts Gifts for all occasions Original Patterns and Kits Designed by Us — Exclusive to Us

Buy the Way

1925 State Highway 1, Kaiwaka | 09 431 2741

Information Centre

Fashion Accessories • Scarves • Jewellery • Handbags • Hats Gifts

Great service with style & flair

1956 State Highway 1, Kaiwaka | 09 431 2884

Sp ce Lounge 1914 State Highway One, Kaiwaka, Northland, 0542, New Zealand Ph/Fax: +64 9 431 2443 | Email: applebasketquilts@xtra.co.nz Website: www.applebasketquilts.co.nz

OPEN 7 DAYS Lunch 11am–2pm • Dinner 5pm to late

BYO welcome (charges apply) Beer + drinks available Gluten free available

Book ing available s birthday p for ar or family ties functions

1917 State Highway 1, Kaiwaka • 09 431 2737 33


> Puhoi Valley Cafe

> Cafe Q

Great food, cheese & icecream 275 Ahuroa Road, Puhoi 09 422 0670

> The Hive Cafe

Qualified Chef, Courtyard, Riverviews Riverside Arcade, 62 Queen St, Warkworth 09 425 7034

> Gunners RSA Restaurant

Great value family meals 28 Neville Street, Warkworth 09 425 8568 or 021 145 7425

> Ransom Wines

> Red Rice

aitime

A memorable wine & food experience 46 Valerie Close, Warkworth 09 425 8862

Thai, Indonesian, Malaysian cuisine 6 Wharf Street, Warkworth 09 422 2511 | www.redrice.co.nz

> Ginger Cafe

> The Salty Dog Inn

Great food, service and coffee 21 Queen Street, Warkworth 09 422 2298

And Old English Pub 242 Mahurangi East Road, Snells Beach 09 425 5588

> The Pizza Co

> The Matakana

Fabulous pizzas, family orientated 18 Neville Street, Warkworth 09 425 7373

Family friendly village pub 11 Matakana Valley Road, Matakana 09 422 7518

> Chocolate Brown

> Black Dog Cafe

Chocolaterie / Cafeteria 6 Mill Lane, Warkworth 09 422 2677

Homemade food & amazing coffee 23 Matakana Valley Road, Matakana 09 422 9130

> Bridgehouse Lodge

> Speckled Hen Cafe

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Fresh homemade food 7 Perry Road, Warkworth 09 425 0132

Restaurant, bar & accommodation 16 Elizabeth Street, Warkworth 09 425 8351

Food & fun for the family Matakana Country Park 09 422 7133


> The Dough Puncher

> Sheepworld Cafe

Freshly baked pies & bread ... DAILY 85 Omaha Flats Road, Omaha 09 422 9814

Well worth a visit for home baking State Highway1, Warkworth 09 425 9444

> Plume

> Top of the Dome

The vineyard restaurant 49a Sharp Road, Matakana 09 422 7915 | plumerestaurant.co.nz

All day breakfasts & great coffee 496 SH1, 7kms north of Warkworth 09 425 7794

> The Stables

> Peppers Cafe

Premium restaurant, bar & venue 1151 Leigh Road, Matakana 09 422 7360 | stablesmatakana.co.nz

Breakfast, lunch & dinner from 6.30pm 171 Rodney Street, Wellsford 09 423 7549

> Mahurangi River Winery

> Jaques Four Square

The wine, the food, the views .... 162 Hamilton Road, Warkworth 09 425 0306

Grocery, easy parking, friendly staff 1 Kaiwaka-Mangawhai Rd, Kaiwaka 09 431 2227 | www.foursquare.co.nz

> Lyalls Place

> The Coffeepot

The best fish & chips, cafe & Bar 329 Omaha Flats Road, Omaha 09 422 9783

Great coffee, excellent food 1999 SH1, Kaiwaka, Northland 09 431 2389

> Leigh Sawmill Cafe

> Spice Lounge

Cafe, Venue, Brewery, Accommodation 142 Pakiri Road, Leigh 09 422 6019 | www.sawmillcafe.co.nz

Indian Restaurant 1917 State Highway 1, Kaiwaka 09 431 2737

> The Cider Shed Cafe

> Q Cafe & Restaurant

New garden bar - bike friendly/cafe 182 State Highway 1, Warkworth 09 422 2274

Food freshly prepared on site 41 Moir Street, Mangawhai Village 09 431 5226 35


Kiptim

> Warkworth Lodge

> Gateway North Motor Lodge

Your friendly motel & cafe 1999 SH1, Kaiwaka, Northland 09 431 2389

> Warkworth Country House

> Beach, Bach & Beyond

Stunning Gardens, 3mins to town 18 Wilson Road, Warkworth 09 422 2485 or 027 600 1510

Close to beaches, golf course, shops 3 Sailrock Drive, Mangawhai Heads 027 407 2828 | mary@handmadedesigns.co.nz

> Sandspit Retreat

> Old School Inc.

Self contained accommodation 18 Beach Street, Sandspit 09 425 7128 | www.sandspitretreat.co.nz

Boutique guest house & shop 745 Matakana Road, Matakana 021 294 0086

> The Salty Dog Inn

> Mangawhai Heads Holiday Park

An Old English Pub 242 Mahurangi East Road, Snells Beach 09 425 5588

Relax at the beach, come, stay, play 2 Mangawhai Heads Road, Mangawhai 09 431 4675

> Roomage Cottage

> Riverside Holiday Park

Spacious retro cottage studio for two 1 Anderson Road, Matakana 422 2191 or 021 442 071 | rummagenz.co.nz

Great facilities, waterfront 41 Blackswamp Road, Mangawhai 09 431 4825

> Bed & Breakfast @ 215

> Mangawhai Backpackers

Quality B&B in rural setting 215 Sharp Road, Matakana 027 845 4543

Walk to beach, surf, shops & cafes 29 Molesworth Dr, Mangawhai Heads 09 431 5246

> Castle Court Motel

> Rakautaka B&B

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Boutique motel in heart of village 8 Falls Street, Warkworth 09 422 2500 | service@wwlodge.co.nz

Studio/1&2 bedroom units with rural views 1643 State Highway 1, Wellsford 0800 004 718 | castlecourtmotel@xtra.co.nz

A friendly quiet place to stay 231 Sharp Road, Warkworth 09 422 3362


Information AT YOUR FINGERTIPS Medical, fire, police or search and rescue emergency call 111 Medical centres • Clinics are located in Warkworth, Wellsford, Matakana, Snells Beach, Mangawhai, Maungaturoto and Paparoa. See phone book for details. • Coast to Coast Health offers a 24/7 after hours urgent service 423 8086 • Healthline (for free advice & information) 0800 611 116 • National Poisons Centre 0800 76 47 66

Animal emergencies • Warkworth Veterinary Clinic 09 425 8244 • Wellsford Vets 09 423 8008 • Native wildlife 0800 36 24 68

Coastguard • Marine emergency phone 111 or 09 303 1303 (500 from a mobile)

Banks are located in Warkworth and Wellsford, and are open from 9am - 4.30pm, Monday to Friday.

Vehicle breakdowns • Mobile mechanic, John Young 425 7781 or 0274 828 293 Banking

Internet Many visitor venues offer wifi, but internet is also available at the iSITE in Warkworth and at public libraries. Tourist information • Warkworth iSITE, Baxter Street (by the town clock) • Matakana Information Office, in the cinema complex • Kaiwaka, next to the Kauri Café on SHI • Mangawhai, Molesworth Drive, Mangawhai Heads

Warkworth Car & Truck

Rentals

• Linen • Picnic rugs • Sleeping bags • Beach towels

Kowhai Laundry Dry Cleaning Agents

Hours - Mon-Fri 8am-5pm • Sat 9am-1pm 13 Neville Street, Warkworth • Phone 09 425 9775

Cars from $25 per day* *conditions apply

09 425 7599

CARS FOR SALE & IMPORTED CARS

Also to order ..... Trade ins welcome (LMV Dealer) Cojac Rental Cars Ltd LTNZ C/Number 278280-799 • Med Trader #113944

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directory of advertise rs accommodation

Snells Beach Motel....................................16 Salty Dog Inn..............................................16 Pakiri Beach Holiday Park......................... 25 Pakiri Beach Horse Riding........................ 25 Mangawhai Backpackers......................... 28 Riverside Holiday Park.............................. 28 Mangawhai Heads Holiday Park.............. 29 Castle Court Motel.....................................31 Gateway North Motor Lodge.................... 32 kip time Accommodation directory........................ 36

Lunches Mata............................................ 23 Q Café & Restaurant Mangawhai ............ 27 Ready Roasts.............................................31 Peppers Café..............................................31 Kaiwaka Cheese Shop.............................. 32 The Coffeepot Kaiwaka ........................... 32 Spice Lounge Kaiwaka............................. 33 kai time Café/restaurant directory....................34&35 Brick Bay Wines & Sculpture.................... 39

art&craft

Honey Centre............................................... 5 Waiwera Thermal Resort & Spa.................. 5 Sheepworld.................................................10 NZ Diving....................................................11 Albertland Heritage Centre........................14 Warkworth & District Museum...................14 Waipu Museum...........................................15 The Kauri Museum.....................................15 Great Summer Art Exhibition.....................17 Mahurangi Marine......................................17 Horse Riding Warkworth............................18 Matakana Bicycle Hire.............................. 21 Pony Palace............................................... 22 Matakana Beach Outfitters (MBO)........... 23 Hospice mARTakana................................. 23 Leigh Fishing Charters...............................24 Goat Island Dive........................................ 25 Pakiri Beach Horse Rides......................... 25 Ti Point Reptile Park.................................. 25 Matakana Country Park............................ 26 Omaha Beach Golf.................................... 26 Warkworth Golf Club................................. 26 Mangawhai Golf Club................................ 28 Te Hana Maori Cultural Centre................. 30 Matakana Cinemas................................... 39

Great Summer Art Exhibition.....................17 Morris & James Pottery............................ 20 Learn to Mosaic......................................... 21 Hospice mARTakana................................. 22 Sarah C Design......................................... 28 The Apple Basket ..................................... 33 Brick Bay Sculpture Park.......................... 39

food&wine

Puhoi Valley Cheese.................................... 4 Puhoi Hotel.................................................. 4 The Pizza Co, Warkworth........................... 9 Sheepworld Café........................................10 Top of Dome Café......................................10 Cider Shed Café.........................................11 Ransom Wines...........................................12 Warkworth Tours........................................12 Mahurangi River Winery & Restaurant......13 The Vintry....................................................13 Warkworth RSA..........................................13 Salty Dog Inn..............................................16 Chocolate Brown........................................18 The Matakana............................................ 21 Charlies Gelato Garden............................ 22

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recreation&events

retail

Honey Centre............................................ 5 Pukeko Patch............................................ 6 Unicorn Bookshop................................... 6 Love This Shop......................................... 7 Glad Rags................................................. 7 Riverside Arcade...................................... 7 F.B. Warren Jeweller................................. 8 Juggles..................................................... 8 Gabys........................................................ 9 Frog Pool Farm....................................... 10 River Nile Linens......................................11 Parasoul...................................................17 Matakana Collectibles Trail.................... 19 Bach, Beach & Beyond.......................... 19 Kakariki................................................... 19 Morris & James Pottery......................... 20 T S Design Pod....................................... 20 Learn to Mosaic...................................... 21 989 Matakana Road............................... 23 Bammas.................................................. 27 Sarah C Design...................................... 28 Meant To Be........................................... 29 Hobbs Gifts............................................ 30 Woodys Winners.................................... 31 Buy The Way........................................... 33 Apple Basket ......................................... 33 Celenas Gifts.......................................... 33

services

Warkworth Tours.....................................12 Mahurangi Marine...................................17 Matakana Bicycle Hire........................... 21 Mahurangi Sheetmetals (gas bottles).... 24 Warkworth Car & Truck Rentals............ 37 Kowhai Laundry...................................... 37 Bayleys Real Estate.................. Back Page


Experience our unique Sculpture Trail which winds through a remarkable native landscape. Taste our range of stunning wines in the spectacular Glass House accompanied by a vineyard platter.

Matakana Cinemas is a stunning 3-theatre boutique cinema. As a focal point of the local community it features cutting edge art-house, family & blockbuster films using the latest digital projectors with 3D capability.

Open daily 10am - 5pm Arabella Lane, Snells Beach, Warkworth

www.brickbay.co.nz • 09 425 4690

www.matakanacinemas.co.nz 09 423 0218 2 Matakana Valley Road, Matakana 39


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