Forthcoming events

Lions Fun Run and Walk

Sunday 31 October 2021

Mangonui Lions Annual Fun Run and Walk


10am Start at Mangonui School, Colonel Mould Drive, Mangonui - Finish at Coopers Beach Reserve, SH10, Coopers Beach
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 6km course will suit pushchairs, but it is not suitable for accompanying animals. The children will have a 2km Beach Run along Coopers Beach ($2).
There will be refreshments and Prizegiving at the conclusion at Coopers Beach Reserve.
This year we have yet to decide on the recipient of funds raised – so let us know if your community group may be interested.
For details see Facebook page or email Alan Dow at

Far North Garden Safari

Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 November 2021


Far North Garden Safari
This year in and around Kaitaia. There are many lovely gardens to visit. Refreshments and stalls will be available..
Tickets for the safari give admission to the gardens on both days. Tickets will available from usual outlets.
Supporting Riding for the Disabled Kaitaia.
Contact - Irene Knowles, Phone: 09 406 2022

Taipa Show and Shine

Saturday 8 January 2022

Taipa Show and Shine
Far North Rod & Custom Club
Hot Rods, Classics, Vintage. Cars and Bikes - Markets, Swapmeet, Kids Activities
Sports Ground, Taipa : 9.00am - 2.00pm
More information: Phone: Nik: 021 1181370

Mangonui Waterfront Festival

Saturday 2 April 2022

Annual Mangonui Waterfront Festival
Waterfront Drive Mangonui - 12.00 noon to 6.00 pm
Celebrating our 10 Year Anniversary.
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
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

Every Tuesday evening in summer

Tuesday Night Market (restarts in December 2021)
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

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

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

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

Marlin Classic

Saturday 13 to Sunday 14 March 2021

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

Doubtless Bay Embroiderer's Guild

Thursday 22 - Friday 23 April 2021

Doubtless Bay Embroiderers' Guild - Display
9am - 5pm at Te Ahu, Kaitaia
Entry free
For more information, contact Lyn Jordan: 0272 841318

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).