March 31, 2011

The April 2011 Edition of the Maungaturoto Matters is now available on line

The April 2011 Edition of the Maungaturoto Matters is now available on line to read.
Click HERE to read on the latest updates.

Karam David Fundraiser Easter Sunday

Easter Sunday

All Welcome

Mangawhai Bowling Club

Max ; 1 bowler per team

Prizesraffleslucky draws

Entry $8 ea or $32 per/Team of 4

12.30 start, register from 11.30am

All bowls provided-just bring flat soled footwear

All proceeds

Go towards funding Karam Davids trip to the Shakespeare Globe theatre, in London.

Come along, have some fun and help this talented young local.

“Hard to Handle”

Karams Band, will be entertaining at The Mangawhai Club

On the completion of play

Enquiries: Ph Lindsay Stichbury 431 5544

Or ring the Mangawhai Club 431 5085

March 22, 2011

Maungaturoto Junior Touch 2011 Prizegiving

Click onto the slide show to view the album. Held at the Maungaturoto Country Club 19th March 2011

March 20, 2011

Maungaturoto PTA Trail Ride Photos Fundraiser

Click onto the slide show to view the album (232 images).
Images taken by Katherine

These are a sample of the great images taken at the PTA Trail Ride in February.
You can order the the full DVD disc (850 images)for just $10
Email Tina Holst at
Or contact her at 09 431 8180 to grab your copy. All proceeds go to help the Maungaturoto PTA Fundraiser

March 19, 2011

Farmers happy Canada Geese finally declared a pest

The Canada Goose is now officially declared a noxious pest
Image Sourced Wikicommons

The Government’s announcement that the Canada Goose will no longer be protected as a game bird is welcomed by Federated Farmers, meaning they will now be allowed to be hunted freely as a pest.

“Federated Farmers has long been campaigning for the Canada Goose to be declared a pest. It’s not native, it spoils the environment and is even an air traffic hazard,” says Donald Aubrey, Federated Farmers game and pest animal management spokesperson.

“Conservation Minister Kate Wilkinson’s announcement was inevitable, the population was getting out of control. For example, South Island Canada Goose Management Plan in 1995 set a population limit of 20,350. In 2008 that figure was 35,000.

“We applaud her for having the courage to make this decision after five years of consideration and following extensive lobbying by Federated Farmers.

“The Canada Goose was introduced to New Zealand as a game bird and has provided many landowners with nothing but trouble. It puts huge pressure on the environment, damaging crops, spoiling waterways with excrement and outcompeting native birds for resources.

“It adds thousands of dollars to the costs of doing business in the South Island especially.

“This ruling finally allows farmers to defend themselves against Canada Geese.

“This win will not stop our on-going dialogue with Fish and Game however. They were meant to be managing the Canada Goose problem and haven’t done so. This reclassification of the Canada Goose as a pest really is a last resort.

“We now need to implement a proper pest management programme to eliminate Canada Geese, something Fish and Game should’ve been on top of. Realistically we will only be able to control the population, much like rabbits.

“Overall, this is a good decision by the Government as a result of years of campaigning by Federated Farmers. We’re happy to chalk this one up as a win, but must add that the fight against these pests is just beginning,” Mr Aubrey concluded.

March 5, 2011

March 3, 2011

Matakohe Music makers makes the move to the Cruiser Bar and Grill in Paparoa


We are pleased to advise that the Matakohe Music Makers' has been
kindly given the use of Laurie and Marie"s wonderful Cruiser Bar and
Grill, and we wish to publicly thank them for supporting our
community in supplying us this wonderful venue.

Our next Matakohe Music Makers night will be on 12 April, doors open
for set up at 7 pm. The Cruiser supplies all refreshments, beer, wine,
spirits, tea and coffee. Nibbles are supplied by the Music makers.
There will be no meals supplied by the Cruiser on these evenings. The
Music Makers have their evenings on the 2nd Tues of the month. $2
entry, there is plenty of parking.

Everyone is welcome to come along, bring a friend, to hum, sing, play
or give a poem. In the winter months there is a lovely warm cheerful
fire to keep us all warm.

The Matakohe Music Makers would like to take this opportunity to
thank the Kauri Musuem for allowing us to use the Gumdiggers Cafe for
a couple of months after Gael and Bill Cullen sold them the Cafe. We
have enjoyed 4 successful years at the Gumdiggers and we are hoping to
continue for another 4 successful years.

Contact details: or 094316772.