The latest Bream Bay News had the picture of Ruakaka based business partners Donna and Dean Logan with the New Zealand Derby trainers cup which the three year old filly Habibi won for them at Ellerslie on Saturday 2 March.
Habibi beat all the best three – year – old racehorses in the country in the 2,400-metre New Zealand Derby at Ellerslie. In its 33 year history the race had only been won four times previously by a filly. The Derby carries a winning purse of $740,000 (the trainers get 10% and the jockey 5%), but the win means a lot more than this.
Donna – It puts us right up in the elite group.
Dean – “We have been doing this for around 27 years. This establishes us as good trainers. It makes people realise that good horses can be trained from here. We are often regarded as a bit of a back water but the facilities here are as good as anywhere”
Congratulations to the trainers, rider and New Plymouth based owners of Habibi Read full article
The Estuary Restaurant has just opened at 5 Princes Rd., Ruakaka under the Bream Bay Club. David and Dale took over the lease on this property in November 2012 and have been running a cafe and takeaways there all summer. Read more
A lot of people in Waipu are flat out preparing for the Highland Games (1 January) and the Waipu Grand Pageant. Lachie McLean as director of the Pageant is full on working on that, and milking his cows. So he has had to say no to the usual Waipu Christmas Carols the Sunday before Christmas.
However – the Waipu Presbyterian Church is organising Carols by Candlelight on Christmas eve at 8.30 after the Waipu Christmas Parade. There will be supper in the Church Hall from 7.30 after the Parade and all are invited. The focus will be on enjoying singing Christmas Carols together.
Other Christmas Church Services
- St Peters Anglican Church Waipu – Christmas eve Carols 11.15pm and service to follow at 11.30pm
- Waipu Presbyterian Church 10am Christmas Day
- Ruakaka Presbyterian Church 8.45 Christmas Day
- St Pauls Ruakaka Anglican 9.30 Christmas Day
Proprietors Angela Clements & Brendan Moore spent two years providing the catering at the Waipu Golf Club, they are joined by Chef Chris Coffey (formerly of Tonic Restaurant in Whangarei – one of my favourite restaurants) and Apprentice Kate Clements.
Why not try them out this summer - Jandals Bar and Grill
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- such as the upcoming fundraising for Surf Lifesaving
26 and 27th October 2012
Ruakaka Memorial Hall, cnr State Hwy 1 and Sandford Road Ruakaka
Friday 26th October 12 noon – 4pm
Saturday 27th October 9am – 3.30
information Marvyn Smith 09 432 1220 or Noeline Willis 09 432 8303
Entry forms available from Bream Bay Retail outlets from 9 September.
Race is Saturday 27 October 10am
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Every Spring these shore birds take an epic journey, flying non-stop from Alaska to New Zealand. Like Olympic Champions, they cover 11,500 km without a feed. Come help welcome our visitors back home to Ruakaka in September.
Free BBQ. Kids Activities. Information on shore-birds and dune protection. Give-aways and prizes. Guided estuary walks.10am 15 September Ruakaka
WDC reserve north of Ruakaka Surf Club
View fabulous Photos here on Ruakaka Beach Facebook page
Visiting the Waipu Markets, there is always some interesting new stall. Last week I was delighted to come across My Nana’s Deli selling a fabulous kumara based sweet sensation which is very much like Turkish Delight.
Owners Olga and Carlos live in Ruakaka where they have perfected the recipe- yummy, healthy, low GU, gluten free….
We choose the best New Zealand Kumaras and Chelsea sugar, to make our Kumara Deligth.
The result , is those beautiful Kumara Deligths, with an incredible taste and beautiful texture, rich in fiber, and totally cholesterol, dairy, gluten and additive free.
We want to keep your palate pleased with the best healthy ideas, that is why we keep innovating for you and we would love to hear your ideas.
11am 4 March 2012 from the beach access point at the end of Ruakanohi Street
Organised by DOC – an invitation to all to come and help clean the beach of litter and weeds.
Free Sausage Sizzle for participants – and someone will win a family trip to the Poor Knights with Dive Tutukaka!
Put the date in your diary Now!
First market of the season will be 16 October 2011 9-12 Bring the family, there will be fun for everyone – pony rides, lucky door prize, great coffee, arts and crafts, live demonstrations, specialty foods, awesome music, local produce and fresh flowers. Look for the market on the 3rd Sunday of the month at Marsden Cove.
For info phone Noeline 09 432 8303 or Helen 09 433 0205
Stall space $10 All funds raised go the the community