Forthcoming events

Sunday 6 October 2019

Mangonui Lions Annual Fun Run
10.00am start at Mangonui School, Col Mould Dr, Mangonui. Finish at Coopers Beach Reserve, SH10, Coopers Beach.
Entry fee: $10 adults; $2 children.
Distances: 8km or 6km, with 2km Beach Run for the littlies.
This community event is designed to promote fitness in our district. The course is mainly road and footpath for 5km, then hard-packed beach for 1km, followed (for the 8km course) by 2km on a grass track in a reserve. The children will have a 2km Beach Run along Coopers Beach. There will be refreshments and Prizegiving at the conclusion at Coopers Beach Reserve.
Funds raised will go to Mangonui Lions Club’s community projects.
For details see Facebook page or email Alan Dow

Friday to Sunday 8, 9 & 10 November 2019

Lions District 202K Convention 2019
New Zealand Lions hold a Convention in each District every year. There are 7 Districts in New Zealand. 202K covers the Far North (including Whangarei), South Auckland, Coromandel, the North Island West Coast, Samoa, Nadi, Fiji and the Cook Islands. This year it is the turn of Mangonui and Kaitaia Lions to manage this event.
Venues: Taipa Area School and Te Ahu, Kaitaia.
Phone Mark Crosby on 09 406 0483 for more information.

Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 November 2019

Far North Garden Safari
This year at Victoria Valley and Takahue area. There are many lovely gardens to visit. Refreshments and stalls will be at the safari headquarters at Pamapuria School on both days.
Tickets for the safari cost $25 and are available from usual outlets from 1 October..
A bus will be available on the Saturday leaving from the back of Te Ahu by 8.45am for $10.
Supporting Riding for the Disabled Kaitaia.
Contact - Irene Knowler, Phone: 09 406 2022


Saturday 28 - Tuesday 31 December 2019

Doubtless Bay Embroiderer's Guild - Annual Exhibition
9.30am - 4.30pm - Mangonui Memorial Hall
Entry free

Thursday 6 to Saturday 8 February 2020

Taipa Tavern Marlin Classic
Organised by Doubtless Bay Sportfishing Club Inc.
Weigh-in: Thursday & Friday: 4pm - 6pm; Saturday 3pm - 5pm followed by prizegiving. All held at Taipa Tavern.
For more information, email

A Saturday in March or April 2020

Annual Mangonui Waterfront Festival
Waterfront Drive Mangonui - 12.00 noon to 6.00 pm
A celebration of locally-produced food, beverages, art and music


Every Saturday morning

Mangonui Craft Market
Mangonui Memorial Hall, Waterfront Drive Mangonui
9.00am - 1.30pm
Contact - Phone: 09 406 0061

Doubtless Bay Market
9am - 1pm at the Doubtless Bay Christian Centre (opposite Mangonui Fire Station on State Highway 10). New stall holders welcome, $10, Car Boots just $5, Fresh local produce, Hot food and drinks from the kitchen, arts & crafts, Children's play area, Op-shop open, heaps of parking.
For more information or to book a stall please contact Bill Campbell on Phone: 09 406 0977 or Cell/Text 021 406173.

Every Tuesday evening in summer - restarts November 2019

Tuesday Night Market
5.30 - 8.00pm. Next to the Mangonui Hotel on Waterfront Drive.
Contact: Liz, Cell: 021 781700 or Linley, Cell: 027 4846791

Arts venues

Te Ahu

There are two major arts venues near to Doubtless Bay. For forthcoming events:

Te Ahu, Kaitaia

Events at Te Ahu
Te Ahu Cinema
Te Ahu Library
Museum @ Te Ahu

Turner Centre, Kerikeri

Past annual events

Sunday 1 July 2018

Crazy Mid-Winter Swim
Looking for a challenge, brilliant food and live music? Then be at Ramada Reia Taipa Beach on Sunday 1st July for the 4th annual swim. Starts at 10.00am.
Prizes for best dressed as well as free mulled wine or hot chocolate for those who swim and are soaked! Live music with Jack Tane from 10.30am onwards.

Saturday 24 November 2018

Christmas in the Park
Mangonui School Field - 11.00 am to 3.00 pm
Stalls, fun games and rides with activities for all ages.Raffles galore.
Contact - Phone: School 09 406 0182 | Email:

Sunday 9 December 2018

Mangonui Lions - Annual Auction
Viewing from 9am - Auction from 10am
Eastern Rugby Club, Taipa
Phone for collection:

Christmas 2018

St Andrew's Anglican Church
Colonel Mould Drive, Mangonui

Service of Nine Lessons and Carols: Sunday 16 December at 7.00 pm.
Holy Communion: Sunday 23 December at 9.00 am.
Midnight Service: Monday 24 December at 11.00 pm.
Christmas Day Holy Communion: Tuesday 25 December at 9.00 am.
Catholic Service: Tuesday 25 December at 11.00 am.
Holy Communion and Family Worship: Every Sunday during January 2019 at 9.00 am.

For more information, contact Jan - Phone: 09 406 1239


Saturday 29 December 2018 - Friday 4 January 2019

Doubtless Bay Embroiderer's Guild - Annual Exhibition
9.30am - 4.30pm - Mangonui Memorial Hall
Entry free

Sunday 30 December 2018

Fifth Annual Taupo Bay Tractor Spectacular
Marlin Drive, Taupo Bay : 5 pm.

Saturday 26 & Sunday 27 January 2019

Far North ITM - Doubtless Bay Fishing Contest & Auction
Weigh-in and prize-giving at Eastern Rugby Football Grounds Taipa at 4.00 pm (Saturday) and 3.30pm (Sunday).
Contact Danielle Moa: Cell: 027 2939903 | Phone: 09 406 0048 | Email:

Te Houtaewa

Saturday 16 March 2019

Te Houtaewa Challenge - 90 Mile Beach Race
The Course is down 90 Mile Beach from the Bluff, where the Ultra Marathon and 5 Person relay starts. This is an ideal race on flat hard sand. The Marathon starts at Hukatere, the ½ Marathon Walk/Run starts at Waipapakauri Ramp and heads down to the finish at Pari Pari Domain.
Check the website for more information.

Saturday 23 March 2019

Mangonui Garden Club's Annual Flower & Vegetable Show
9.30am - 4.00pm - St John Ambulance Hall, Coopers Beach
11.00am to 3,30pm. Entry $2.00.
For more information contact Julie by phone 09 406 0221 or Chris 09 406 2270.

Easter Saturday 20 April 2019

20th Annual Easter Dig Festival
Taipa Point and Beach
11.00am to 3.00pm.
Market and Food stalls
$4.00 per child.
Contact - Doubtless Bay Playgroup | Phone: 09 406 2275

Thursday 25 April 2019

ANZAC Day Parade and Service
11am. War Memorial, Waterfront Drive, Mangonui
Organised by Mangonui Lions Club.
(Parade starts from Mangonui Memorial Hall).

Saturday 27 April 2019

New Zealand Offshore Powerboat Series
Round 6 - Doubtless Bay
Circuit from Taipa to entrance to Mangonui Harbour. First race starts 12.30pm, second race 1.30pm.
Powerboats will be parked in front of Ramada Resort Reia Taipa Beach.
Boat viewing from 7.30 Friday night..