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The Buzz in the Bay


Surfboard appreciation
The Waipu Cove Fish Fry, held on March 8, is a gathering of positive and like-minded surfers and shapers sharing a day at the beach. The original format of the Fish Fry was based around the Fish surfboard but as the event has evolved and spread throughout the world it has become open to all forms of surfcraft, Fish, Logs, Hulls, Alaias, Handplanes, Mats, the list goes on. The Cove Fish Fry is non-competitive and non-commercial.

Elijah & Lucy storyAwesome fundraisers!
Lucy and Elijah (pictured) along with their friends at Bream Bay College raised over $1,400 for Project Jonah last year. Bake sales, raffles, stalls and mufti days – these guys did it all! The money they raised will make a huge difference to the work Project Jonah do. If bake sales and mufti days aren't your thing, there are easier ways to give – simply text WHALE to 7003 to donate $3 today.

KNZB competition
Keep New Zealand Beautiful has launched for the fifth year its "Wall Worthy" mural competition and hopes to see many entries from all schools throughout New Zealand. The main idea is to get students submitting ideas/designs on what makes their community "Wall Worthy". These could be depictions of local legends, renditions of your award winning pies, a piece of history that your town is famous for or even just a portrait of someone local in the town because it was about time he or she was recognised. Visit knzb.org.nz now!

St John Bream Bay…
… are recruiting for Volunteer Youth Leaders to join the vibrant and committed team in Bream Bay. This is a great opportunity to join a visionary team who work in partnership to deliver the Youth Programme to the Bream Bay Community. For more information please contact Ingrid McLennan at ingrid.mclennan@stjohn.org.nz or 0800 ST JOHN (0800 785 646).

n Waipu Country Market, Saturday Feb 7, 9-1pm, Presbyterian Church Hall. New/preloved stalls. Bookings 0274 586 144.

n Waipu Cove Cafe winter hours: Thursday to Monday 9am-9pm, closed Tues and Wed.

n A strictly Motown night at the Ruakaka Tavern, Saturday Feb 14. Dress up in your finest and come along, $5 entry fee, lots of specials and giveaways.

n Mangawhai Beach & Country Market, Sunday Feb 22, 9-1pm, Mangawhai Domain. Huge variety of stalls/carboot. Bookings 0274 586 144.
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