Manakau Quiz Night 27 March 2020

The Heart of Manakau Proudly Presents Autumn in Paradise

Manakau Quiz Night

Date: Friday 27th March 2020

Time 7.30 start

Location: Manakau Bowling and Sports Club. Corner of Honi Taipua and Mokena Kohere Streets

Cost: $10 per person

Teams: Maximum of 12 teams with 5 per team. If you don’t have 5 we can help you make up a team on the night. Please make sure you register as we were at our maximum at our last quiz night.

Register your team by contacting Kimbal 029 835 1215 or 36 26 395 or

Refreshments: The Bowling club bar will be open. Light snack food will be served during the evening

The MDCA will be running raffles during the evening with all funds raised being used by the MDCA for projects that benefit the community

Please support your community by entering a team. Regards Kimbal McHugo

Quiz Night March 2020 flyer. (63 KB PDF) Same info as above but with better layout and formatting.

Whitebaiting rules may change

The country’s whitebaiting rules are set to change in an effort to save the four species currently threatened or at risk of extinction.…

Minister of Conservation Eugenie Sage. … said there were no plans to introduce a licensing system for recreational fishers or a ban on the commercial sale of whitebait within New Zealand.

But the changes do recommend phasing out the export of whitebait.

Consultation and public meetings will be held through until 2 March and final decisions will be made later this year.

Source: New whitebaiting rules proposal includes phasing out exports | RNZ News.

Sand Sculpture Day photos 04 January 2020

A heap of people turned out to sand sculpture day and there were quite a few very creative efforts. Afterwards the little kids got to dig in the sand for prizes. Many thanks to chief judge, John Hewitson and his assistants Debra Betts and Pat O’Sullivan.

There are loads of photos so most won’t be available in the automatic email that goes out. Visit the post online to see them all. Thanks to Debra for many of the photos, Blair for the excellent drone shots and Miraz for a couple of extra photos.

Group of children beside Tui made of sand.
Sand Sculpture day Saturday 04 January 2020. Photo by Debra Betts.
Tiny sand people in a cave.
Sand Sculpture day Saturday 04 January 2020. Photo by Debra Betts.
Drone shot of sand sculptures.
Sand Sculpture day Saturday 04 January 2020. Drone photo courtesy of Blair.

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