The ArtnTartan Wearable Arts might be having a year off in 2013, but the Waipu Museum has several themed events in Tartan Week, and the Entry forms for the 2014 ‘Art n Tartan Wearable Art Awards’ will be launched at the Ball!
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
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
WAIPU IN TARTAN
Dates for 2013
29 June – 14th July
Calendar of Events (Draft at this Stage!!)
|First it was Tartan Day as part of Winter@Waipu, then it was Tartan Week, and then it was Tartan Two Weeks. We decided a new name was needed – so it is Waipu in Tartan|
Saturday 29 June – 31 July
Saturday 29th June 11.30am on
Sunday 30th June Tee off from 3pm
Waipu Golf Club
|Monday 1st July International Tartan Day
Tartan Pipe Band Parade 11am
Celebrate International Tartan Day with us. Young and old invited to don their tartan and join the parade. Prize for best dressed. Street Theatre – some local lads will once again be shaking off their trousers and and donning a wee bit of tartan and the Plod will be there keeping a watchful eye
From Pizza Barn to Caledonian park. Waipu Primary School will take part.
|Celebrate International Tartan Day in Waipu|
Tuesday 2nd July
Friday 5th July
Saturday 6th Saturday Festivities
Strictly limited to 100 brave souls over 16yrs.
Entry $30 – tickets from Juanita at Waipu Four Square and Sharon at Smart Fitness.
Don’t miss this inaugural event. Walkers and runners welcome. A 4km course with jumps, water hazards, ditches, hills, tyres, cargo nets and ohhh MUD GLORIOUS MUD.
Spot prizes, including prize for best tartan outfit.
Course is on South Road, Waipu with 4 km and 8 Km options
|Are you rough enough?
Waipu Mud RunTartan must be worn
on the day!!
7pm Saturday 6 July Glamour in the Gloamin’
|The Celtic FlyersTickets will sell out
so get in quick!
Sunday 7th July
10am Kirkin of the Tartan – Waipu Presbyterian Church
10am-3pm Waipu Wellbeing
MacClean motto – Honor Thine Virtue - Join us in this hands on expo and showcase of the local Well Being providers around Waipu. Stalls, workshops. treatments and refreshment.
Monday 8th July 5.15pm -6.45pm
Wed 10 July 7pm
All to contestants to wear tartan!
Saturday 13th July
Sunday 14th July
Tartan Taniwha Competition – Use recycled/found/ household products, this can be made prior to the day & brought along & placed for judging or made on the beach on the day! Prizes for best junior and senior creations.
Stories of people – especially children getting sick when they swim. It has certainly kept me away from Waipu Cove. I don’t know what has caused it, but it has certainly affected many of us this summer. Read more
The Beaches - the only decision you need to make is which one – a safe deserted sands of Uretiti, the popular beaches of Waipu Cove and Ruakaka with their summer surf patrol, the white sands of Lang’s Beach, the small curve of Ding Bay.
Bream Bay has arguably some of the best beaches in the world, take your time to explore them and enjoy. We can swim from November to May in Northland. The rest of the year the hardy can still swim and surf, and the rest of us can enjoy walking, fishing, riding or just sitting and enjoying the view.
Google Map of Bream Bay Beaches
Bream Bay Beaches in a larger map
This is my favourite beach in the world!
Part of the Bream Bay coastline, it runs about 10 kms from Waipu River Mouth to the Ruakaka River Mouth. Most of the sand dunes are part of the Department of Conservation management, and there is a management plan on the area.
Best thing about it – there is room for everyone!
I have seen seals, dolphins and a whale!
Access via Tip Road, off Uretiti Road
- Uretiti Camp Ground – a DOC managed ground, where you can camp behind the dunes with just basic facilities and live on this amazing beach.Great safe swimming, and part of it is an official clothes optional beach. In fact most of the time you can find a spot to swim by yourself even at the height of summer
- Waipu Golf Club is on this stretch of coastline, a great all weather links course
- Fabulous horse riding beach – racehorses can be seen being trained and the locals are regularly out and about riding.
- Great swimming and boogie boarding – including a Ruakaka Surf Patrol at Ruakaka Beach
- At low tide – a wide hard strip of sand is great for cycling, or sand sailing.
- The beach is also part of Te Ara Roa – The Long Walkway which goes the length of NZ. If you see anyone walking on the beach with a big backpack, they will probably be walking this trail.
- A dog walking beach – the dogs can walk and run and not annoy others. (Not between 9am and 5pm in the summer). Don’t go into the bird reserve at the Waipu River end, and PLEASE do not let your dogs chase birds anywhere on the beach.
- Great fishing beach – lots of long liners and surfcasting.
- It is legally a road – so some cars drive on it, so care is needed in the summer when it is crowded. TAKE CARE