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Celtic harmonies
The Northland Caledonian Pipe Band presents Celtic Harmonies, a live performance with support from a range of other artists on Sunday November 8 at the Celtic Barn. This is their major fundraiser for the year as they prepare to represent the region at the NZ Pipe Band Championships in Fielding next year.

Guy Fawkes & bonfire night
Family Guy Fawkes Night is going to be another fantastic family evening at One Tree Point School, Friday November 6, 5.30pm. Food, drinks, hangi, games and so much more, including performances by Tammy D'Ath, Pulse, kapahaka, and Bream Bay College. Mark the event in your calendar now.

parenting-336Raising great kids Waipu Primary School PTA is proud to bring popular speaker and author John Cowan to Waipu to enlighten and inspire parents and youth. John’s experience as a speaker, minister, social worker, father and professional communicator will mean useful tips for all ages, effective parenting styles, creating a loving and fun home atmosphere, parenting techniques, and communicating to build great parenting relationships. Tickets on sale soon for $5 from the Waipu Primary School office. To be held at Waipu Coronation Hall, November 17. Doors open 6.30pm. Light refreshments provided. Contact Ella Buckle 021 118 1824 for more info.

Halloween Costume Ball
Get ready for the most exciting event of the year in Ruakaka – the Halloween Costume Ball held on October 31. Tickets $50 and includes food and live music. Prizes for best costume and best-dressed couple. Activities include live auction of merchandise, and professional face painting to get into the spirit of Halloween. All proceeds towards the Ruakaka Skate Park project. Call the Ruakaka Recreation Centre on 432 7962 for more information.

Labour Weekend fishing comp
Waipu Boat & Fishing Club Labour Weekend fishing comp starts 4am Saturday October 24 and ends 4pm Sunday October 25. Weigh in times are 8pm - 9pm on Saturday and 2pm - 4pm on Sunday. Tickets $30 available from Waipu Tyres (GAS), Waipu Lotto & Post, Camp Waipu Cove, and Hunting & Fishing (McCoy & Thomas Whangarei). Free entry for children under 16 in the junior section – no ticket required. If a jun
ior wishes to enter the open section they must buy a ticket.

Help a musician out
Local singer/songwriter Kevin Jones needs your help. He has entered into a songwriting competition and made round two with his song Each Time You Touch Me. Go online and check out indi.com/76pvx and have a listen. You can go back and vote once a day until it closes. Kevin could be the next artist to join Indi.com's new recording label.

Art n Tartan  exhibition
Twenty-two costumes from the 2015 Art n Tartan show will be on display at the Waipu Celtic Barn, October 24 & 25, 10am - 2pm. Go along for an up-close look at the exquisite workmanship, talk to some of the designers and grab yourself an entry form – time to start creating your entry for 2016! Gold coin donation.

Surf Life Saving  opportunity
Waipu Cove Surf Life Saving Club is having a registration and open day Sunday, October 25, 11am - 2pm. All juniors and seniors interested in joining are welcome. Come and have a look around the clubhouse, check out all the gear and talk to some of the patrol members about their roles within the club. Eftpos available for membership fees. Free sausage sizzle. Email waipucoveslsc@xtra.co.nz for more info.

Women’s surf & yoga Join other like-minded ladies for a Women’s Surf & Yoga Retreat, Saturday November 14, 9am - 3pm. Hosted by Learn 2 Surf, Waipu Cove, you’ll do Yin Yoga, have a surf lesson, eat a nutritious lunch, listen to a wellness and nutrition talk, go for a coastal walk or just relax on the beach. Phone 021 443 224 for more info.

Reopening for  summer
Waipu town centre shipping container coffee house Little Red, and adjacent antiques house Blackshed are re-opening for the summer season on October 23. Blackshed shop and gallery has printed works, sculpture, glassware, ceramics and jewellery from Northland artists. Little Red will serve organic coffee, handmade ice blocks and delicious baked goods 7 days a week.

Monster Mash 
Market Marsden Playcentre is having a monster mash market fundraising on Halloween. Bouncy castle, face painting, sausage sizzle, home made bake sale, raffles, activities, toy sale, sandpit treasure hunt (at 11am) and more. Money will go toward fixing a leaking roof and new vinyl flooring. October 31, 10am – 1pm, 228 McEwan Rd, Ruakaka.

Pipers Restaurant re-opens
Maria and Peter have officially re-opened the restaurant at the Clansman Motel in Waipu. Peter Abraham is the new chef at Pipers Restaurant. Try their specialty meals with a choice of salads and desserts and a special kids menu. Now open for bookings, Christmas parties, staff functions, birthdays. Open 7 days from 5pm  Phone 09 432 0424.
  •  „ Waipu Golf Club Wednesday twilight returns, October to March. Round 1 on October 21. Phone 432 0259.
  •  „ Mangawhai has one, Ruakaka is working on one, now Waipu is joining the bandwagon. ‘Like’ the new Waipu Recreation Park on facebook and show your support to help kick things off. 
  •  „ Waipu Country Market 9am-1pm, November 7, at the Presbyterian Church Hall (beside Waipu Museum.) Stalls and car boot sites. 
  •  „ Mangawhai Beach & Country Market at the Mangawhai Domain 9am–1pm, Sunday October 25.
  •  „ Spotted: Pod  of Orcas in Waipu Cove 5.30pm on Sunday, 15 meters off the beach chasing stingray.

Marsden Bay Garden Club Spring Flower Show
Venue: Ruakaka Memorial Hall,
Cnr SH1 and Sanford Rd Ruakaka.

Friday 30th October 12 noon to 3.30 pm.
Saturday 31st October 9 am to 2.00 pm
Entry $2.00 per person, children free.
Raffles, Produce and Plant Stalls and Refreshments.
Admission $2.00 per person. Children free.
For information contact:-
Noeline Willis  09 4328303,
Alex Henderson  09 4328068 
Email:  marsdenbaygardenclub@gmail.com

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