For the first time in something like 50 years there are kiwi in the Brynderwyn ranges. Fourteen north island brown kiwi were released into the 400 hectare Maranui conservation block on the south eastern side of the Brynderwyns on Saturday 13 April 2013 (article from Bream Bay News)
Speaking to several hundred people gathered for the occasion at the King Rd. entrance to the Maranui block, Catherine Hawley, representing the Maranui community, said that the land was purchased 26 years ago by a group of families and was covenanted by the Queen Elizabeth 11 Trust, which gives it protection in perpetuity. Read more
Carmen Haver-Wallop and Nigel Gaylord McHavalot will marry at the Waipu Coronation Hall on -
Friday 24th May 2013, 7.30pm
This is a murder mystery night where Waipu locals will plot each others demise and fill your night with laughs. Can you guess who dunnit, if not, don’t worry, just come for the fun.
Tickets are $30 per person (includes finger food). Cash bar available.
Tickets from Waipu Four Square & Waipu Real Estate
FUNDRAISER FOR JOINT VENTURE PROJECT
The Waipu Museum is very pleased to invite you to:
Open Day at the Old Manse on Saturday 11 May 10am – 3pm
Continuous Devonshire teas and sausage sizzle at 12 noon
We invite anyone interested to come and pay a visit to view the results so far and find out a little about the history of this fine old house and its role in the life of the community over the years. Read more
The sound of the Northland Brown Kiwi may once again be heard in the Brynderwyn Hills – what a treat that will be. Although some of us who enjoy walking our dogs up there might have to get some kiwi aversion therapy sorted I guess.
Marunui Conservation own a fabulous block of native land on the Mangawhai side of the hills and applied to Doc for some kiwi to be translocated there.
Saturday 13 April 10am 300 King Road, Mangawhai
- All invited to come and share in this magic occasion
(allow 15 minutes to park and walk) Bring a picnic but no dogs please
We look forward to sharing this special occasion with you (Directions below) Read more
On the Saturday of Easter from 9-2pm,
this year on 30 March 2013
Waipu Primary PTA are once again hosting the Easter Carnival and it is guaranteed to be a fantastic, colourful, community event that will offer a fun and entertaining day out for all.
All funds raised at this year’s carnival will go towards building a covered shade area to keep the children at Waipu Primary School warm and dry in the absence of a school hall.
If you are a community group looking for new members or further exposure please contact us so we can see how we can help you through the waipu carnival!
Why not join in the fun! website
Here are some of the highlights from 31 january 2013:
- The Great beard Shave off
- Rural Development Strategy Read more
20 January 12 noon is the Great Waipu Pageant Beard Shave Off at the Waipu Fire Station
Funds to Project Promise – come and bid for the rights to do the shaving.
Tartan in the Park will be held once again at the Waipu Highland Games on 1st January 2013.
Put on your creative cap and make an outfit which showcases tartan. The idea of the competition is to demonstrate that tartan can be a contemporary fashion fabric.
Categories: Men , Women, Boys, Girls and Toddlers with good prizes. Register at the Clan MacLean tent on the day.
1.p.m. to the stage and strut your stuff – ALL WELCOME
Waipu Christmas Parade is on again – Christmas Eve 7pm in Waipu
- Time to get your floats organised and entered – remember $500 prize for best float, 5 x $100 prizes Entry forms at Waipu Real Estate
- Time to get your outfit organised – $50 cash for best dressed onlooker at the Parade.
- Neil Troost will once again MC
- Zippy and Radio Waves will provide some entertainment and coffee and icecream in the Caledonian Park afterwards.
Ruakaka Christmas Parade 22 December 10.30 am
Gathering at the Ruakaka Tavern Carpark – For Entries and enquiries Keith Harris 09 433 0259 Keithjill@xtra.co.nz Bert Aarts 09 432 7228
Monday 17 September Waipu had a street parade to welcome home Fiona Southorn from the London Paralympics and to celebrate her bronze medal win. Read more