Forthcoming events

Pop-up Art Gallery

Tuesday 5 to Sunday 31 January 2021

Pop-up Art Gallery at Little Kitchen on the Bay.
Waterfront Drive Mangonui.
A group of local artists will be having two exhibitions of their work during opening hours. Next show on Saturday 6 March 2021.
For more information, phone: 09 406 1644 or email:

Joy Fest

Sunday 10 January 2021

Far North Joyfest 2021Joyfest
At the beautiful and historic Butler Point, 31 Marchant Road, HiHi.
10.00 am to 6.30 pm.
A family friendly event combining health and well-being with conscious living; yoga, dance, nutritious food, live music, healing zone, children's activities, eco warrior workshops and so much more.
For more information: Email: or Facebook

Friday 15 January to Monday 22 February 2021

Mangonui Cruising Club - official Fan Zone for the America's Cup.
Silver Egg Road Mill Bay Mangonui.
Open for viewing the racing and welcomes all to join with us. You don’t have to be a club member to come along. Just bring your enthusiasm and curiosity for these races where we will finally see all the boats pitted against each other.
The club is working hard to make this a memorable occasion and has purchased a large television to make the most of the coverage.

The Prada Cup Challenger Series starts on Friday 15 January and runs through to Monday 22 February 2021.
Round robim races are scheduled for 15, 16. 17 and 22, 23,24 January. Semi finals are scheduled for 29, 30 31 January and 2 February. Finals are scheduled for 13, 14, 17 and 19 to 22 February.

And on Saturday 6 March, the winner of the Prada Cup will come up against Emirates Team NZ in the 36th America’s Cup.

Mangonui Waterfront Festival

Saturday 6 March 2021

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

Marlin Classic

Saturday 6 to Sunday 7 March 2021

Taipa Tavern Marlin Classic
Organised by Doubtless Bay Sportfishing Club Inc.
Entry fee: $50.00 per angler. Weigh-in: : 4pm - 6pm followed by prizegiving. All held at Taipa Tavern.
Tickets from: Reel Rods Karikai Peninsula, Taipa Tavern and Taipa Bait and Tackle.
For more information, email

Saturday 13 March 2021

Mangonui Garden Club - Annual Flower & Vegetable Show
11am - 3.30pm at St John Ambulance Hall, Coopers Beach
For more information contact Julie by phone 09 406 0221 or Chris 09 406 2270 or Facebook .
General enquiries: Debbie 027 449 6177

Sunday 25 April 2021

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


Every Saturday morning

Mangonui Craft Market
Mangonui Memorial Hall, Waterfront Drive Mangonui
9.00am - 1.30pm
Come along for local hand made products such as olive oil, photography, jewellery, gel candles, swamp kauri crafts, baby clothes, cushions, kids’ sun hats, face and body products, jams and sauces, diamond pictures, cards, tea cosies, casserole dish holders, and barbie doll clothes.
Contact - Phone: Judy Wells, 09 406 0236

Doubtless Bay Market
9.00am - 1.00pm 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

Tuesday Night Market (restarts 15 December 2020)
5.30 - 8.00pm. Next to the Mangonui Hotel on Waterfront Drive.
Contact: Julie Mays phone: 09 406 0221or cell: 027 4912331.

Every Friday evening in summer

Mangonui Friday Night Market
Mangonui Memorial Hall, Waterfront Drive Mangonui
4.00 -7.00pm
Wide variety of stallholders from Doubtless Bay including Arts and Crafts, Ceramics, Free-range eggs, Olive oils and Lavender products, Cakes and Biscuits, Jewellery, Stainless-steel garden tools, Hand-made Childrens Sunhats, Masks, Cushions, Christmas stockings and many other items, Photographic wall art, Canvases and calendars, Diamond art paintings, Tarot readings and much much more... New additions along the way... Come to beautiful Mangonui and have a look...
Contact - Phone: Judy Wells, 09 406 0236

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

Past annual events

Doubtless Bay Embroiderer's Guild

Saturday 28 - Tuesday 31 December 2019

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

Saturday 25 & Sunday 26 January 2020

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).
More information: Contact Danielle Moa: Cell: 027 2939903 | Phone: 09 406 0048 | Email:

Easter Saturday 11 April 2020


21st Annual Easter Dig Festival
Taipa Point and Beach
11.00am to 2.30pm.
Market and Food stalls
Cost per child: t.b.a.
Contact - Doubtless Bay Playgroup | Phone: 09 406 2275

Far North Garden Safari

Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 November 2020

Far North Garden Safari
This year between Coopers Beach and Hihi. There are 12 lovely gardens to visit. Refreshments and stalls will be available on Saturday only, this year at the St John Hall Coopers Beach headquaters.
Tickets for the safari cost $25 and give admission to the gardens on both days. Tickets are available from usual outlets (CBEC Garden Centre, MvCarthny Mitre 10, Te Ahu i-Site - all in Kaitaia, Bloomfields Garden Centre, Aurere, Gloss Bookshop Mangonui and Needful Things in Kerikeri). A bus will be available on the Saturday leaving from the back of Te Ahu by 9am for $10.
Supporting Riding for the Disabled Kaitaia.
Contact - Irene Knowler, Phone: 09 406 2022

Sunday 8 November 2020

Mangonui Lions Annual Fun Run
10.00am start and finish at Coopers Beach Playground Reserve, SH10, Coopers Beach.
Entry is Free this year.
Distances: 8km, 6km, 4km and 2km. Shorter routes are push-chair friendly.
This community event is designed to promote fitness in our district. The course is along Coopers Beach and through the Taumarumaru Reserve. Refreshments and prizegiving at the conclusion of the runs at Coopers Beach Reserve.
Funds raised will go to Mangonui Lions Club’s community projects.
For details see Facebook page or email Alan Dow

Saturday 28 November 2020

Whanau in the Park
Mangonui School Field - 11.00 am to 3.00 pm
Free entry. Stalls, fun games and rides. Mangonui's Got Talent
Contact - Phone: School 09 406 0182 | Email:

Christmas Parade 2020

Saturday 5 December 2020

Shine On - Christmas Parade and Concert
Commerce Street, Kaitaia.
More information from Email: or visit Facebook.

Taupo Bay Tractor Spectacular

Saturday 26 December 2020

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

Christmas 2020

St Andrew's Anglican Church
Colonel Mould Drive, Mangonui

Service of Nine Lessons and Carols: Sunday 13 December at 7.00 pm.
Holy Communion: Sunday 20 December at 9.00 am.
Midnight Service: Thursday 24 December at 11.00 pm.
Christmas Day Holy Communion: Friday 25 December at 9.00 am.
Catholic Service: Friday 25 December at 11.00 am.
Holy Communion and Family Worship: Every Sunday during January 2020 at 9.00 am.

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