Manakau Indoor Bowling Club

Looking for something new and fun to do on a Monday night, then come down to the Manakau Community Hall and give indoor bowls a try!

Monday nights March – September from 7:15pm

Manakau Community Hall, Mokena Kohere Street, Manakau

Everyone is welcome

Contact: Sue on (06) 362 6782 or Graham on (06) 364 5584 for more information.

Manakau Indoor Bowling Club details.
Manakau Indoor Bowling Club details.

Waikawa Blueberries Easter Egg Hunt 13 April 2019

Easter is coming early to Waikawa Blueberries. We will have the annual Easter Egg hunt this Saturday 13th April from 10 am. Children under the age of 13 can hunt for eggs among the blueberries from 10 am until midday. We still have a lot of berries, but they may not last until Easter because it is so late this year.

Source: Waikawa Blueberries Facebook Page.

Waikawa Blueberries is at: 123 Waikawa Beach Road, Manakau.

Manakau Store has a new owner, new menu and extended hours

The new owner of the Manakau Dairy is local to Waikawa Beach. Opening hours are now from 6 am to 6 pm, 7 days a week.

A Horowhenua store has changed hands for the first time in nearly two decades, with the new owner bringing her culinary skills into the mix.

Sonya Martin has taken over The Manakau Store …

Sonya says she’ll maintain a local focus, as well as adding a broader range to the store and increasing its food offerings, as she has many years’ experience in the food industry. …

She and her partner and children have owned a section nearby in Waikawa for 14 years, and moved back full time three years ago. …

A new cold cabinet display is planned for the main counter, which will be stocked with homemade sandwiches and salads, there are muffins and other creations already in stock, and she’ll continue to supply the popular pies the store gets from Temptations Patisserie in Ōtaki. …

She offers gluten-free options, carefully prepared using different equipment to gluten-containing foods, as well as vegetarian options, and stocking items that are organic or reduced sugar.

Source: Manakau Store’s new owner keeping it local and bringing foodie skills – NZ Herald.

Sonya Martin in the Manakau Store in Horowhenua.
Sonya Martin has taken over the iconic Manakau Store in Horowhenua. Photo from Horowhenua Chronicle.

Horowhenua District Council development plans for Manakau January 2019

At a community meeting in the Manakau Hall locals discussed issues related to the Horowhenua District Council’s strategic plans for development in the area. They were asked to present any submissions in January 2019.

Since Manakau is our nearest neighbour and we pass by every time we travel away from Waikawa Beach, their thoughts on such things are of interest to us.

Here’s a slightly abbreviated copy of the Minutes of that meeting, published here with permission.

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