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GoodGround business breakfast
The next GoodGround business breakfast is scheduled for Friday October 16 at 7.30am in the Celtic Barn, Waipu. Guest speaker will be the Rt Hon Winston Peters. This is also an opportunity for local businesses to meet and network.

A hot buffet breakfast will be provided at a cost of $20 per person. Bookings are essential for catering purposes so please contact Nikki at the GoodGround Office on 432 1077 or email nikki@goodground.com.

Show us your talent!
Calling all musos and artists. Channel North Television want to showcase and promote Northlands talent on a new TV show and are calling out for local talent. Email rose@channelnorth.co.nz if you have a band, are an artist, dancer, painter etc and would like to share your talent with the rest of Northland!

Waipu Country Market
Future dates: October 3, November 7, December 5; 2016 January no market, February 6, March 5. 9am–1pm at the Presbyterian Church Hall (beside Waipu Museum). Stalls and car boot sites. Enquiries to Sue 0274 586 144 or email toriamartin@hotmail.com. Sue is also manager of Mangawhai Beach & Country Market.

Doing it for the kids
Waipu Lions Club is running a fantastic 10km walk/run fundraiser along the beach on October 10 at the Waipu Surf Club. The Lions are raising funds for walkers and hoists that are required by children with special needs like spina bifida and cerebral palsy.

Get as many family and friends along as you can to raise some great money and get fitter at the same time. The cost of the walk is $10 per person or a family is $35. This will include a free sausage sizzle for all participants. There is a beach dig for $2 a child. There will also be a sponsorship form and the child and adult with the most sponsors will win a prize. Register from 9.30am with 10am start. To enter email gavinandsharon@xtra.co.nz for a sponsorship form or details. Together we can make a difference.

Youth awards open
Local Youth Advisory Group members Ebony and Sarah Grover attended the Big Day In at the Whangarei Central Library last Saturday to promote the Whangarei Youth Awards. Nominations for the awards, which recognise and celebrate the tremendous contribution young people make to the District, are now open. Check the criteria and make your nomination online today at www.bit.ly/1LWlvJg.

Woman only retreat
Learn 2 Surf are planning their first women's surf retreat at Waipu Cove. Enjoy a day of relaxation, inspiration and fun! Start with yin yoga overlooking the beach, an introduction to surfing lesson, nutritious, whole food lunch and special guest speaker giving us some tips from her own life experience, as well as training on personal wellness and nutrition. Date to be announced very soon!

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