Waipu’s latest eatery has opened… L’Amour de Kasbah
L’Amour de Kasbah has taken over the old Artform premises on the corner of South Rd in Waipu, offering another great choice for dining in the Bream Bay area. They have a great Tapas menu and main courses of Moroccan and Mediterranean styled food. PHONE 09 432 0500
SeaChange Café and Takeaways near the Ruakaka Surf Club, and across the road from the Bream Bay Motel – is a perfect stop off after a walk on the beach – friendly with a focus on fresh local produce. Chooky Dudley and Grant and Wai Mason are the owner/operators of SeaChange Cafe – all three have all recently retired from the corporate world, hence the name SeaChange. Chooky was in finance, Grant in management and Wai in administration, so between them they have a diverse range of skills. “It all leads you somewhere,” says Chooky. Read more
Nga Taonga Maori is a new raranga (flax weaving) co-operative workshop and studio, which opened on Saturday 4th December at 3pm with a powhiri and kapahaka in what was formally the garden and hardware shop at 458 Marsden Point Rd., Ruakaka.
“Our aim is to get something in place to pass on this matauranga (knowledge) for tamariki (children) so that these taonga (treasures) will never be lost”, said Hannah Carrington. Read more
Sausages were being sizzled and eaten, Tony Soloman was there in his National Bank colours, people waited…. The sausages ran out, and the pressure was on – were we going to have it working, and who who was going to be first to withdraw money. Read more
Marina View Store
Kathy Pantling and Gary have opened a brand new convenience store at The Marsden Cove Marina in One Tree Point, it is open 7 days a week selling groceries, newspapers and Magazines as well as
- yummy New Zealand Natural scooped Ice cream
- fresh espresso coffee
- freshly baked bread
- slices, cakes and pies
- we also hire out DVDs.
Many locals and boaties have already become regular customers as have some local refinery workers… worth a look.
The new Gasoline Alley is up and going in Waipu’s main street – it looks great and once again traffic is coming back into the village to fill up, and not before time according to some of the locals and retailers. Local idendity George Phiske and his guide dog, did the honours in early September, along with the piper, free sausages and icecreams, it was a great start.¬† Good luck to the team!!
Naja Garden Centre at Mangawhai Heads specialises in quality coastal plants- and with the added attraction of a gift shop and caf√© making great coffee, it is a must for gardeners to visit.
Naja Garden Centre has been operating since 1981, and has built its reputation on giving great advice and really knowing about plants, what we need in our coastal environment.
They have won heaps of awards, and as a local family owned business, they have that special X factor, that you know you are talking to people who know about plants, not just about sales.
Owners, Terry and Sue Poynter together with daughter Shannon, aim to serve the local and wider community by providing the best quality products, professional and helpful advice and superb, friendly service.
Come along 5 September at 10am
Owners of the site, Rick Stolwerk and Paul Wickham welcome the community to the opening ceremony and a celebratory barbecue to be held afterwards.
Waipu has been without a petrol supply since the end of April when the BP oil company removed its aging tanks and fuel pumps from the Waipu Tyres and Automotive service station in the main street.