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Matarangi Beach Paper Including Simpsons, Kuaotunu, Otama, Opito, Rings and Whangapoua Beaches JANUARY EDITION 118 MATARANGI Convenient, Great Range & Prices Quality Fresh Products Your Your EVERYDAY LOCAL Open 7 Days 7:30am – 6:30pm 195 Matarangi Drive, Matarangi - p 07 866 5391 THE CALL CAME AND THE PEOPLE ANSWERED It was an early morning call to arms using social media that had the rapid response of hundreds of volunteers heading down to the Matarangi Spit to save the lives of 11 stranded pilot whales who had beached during the night. Within a couple of hours over a 1000 of the curious and concerned had arrived on the scene. An early morning walk around the spit by Shirley and Werner Muellers with their neighbours Kathy Woolley and Robert Bax was the start of a dramatic morning. e group noticed in the distance what they thought was a log. On closer inspection they realised it was not just a single stranded pilot whale but they could see ten more. One of which snorted water out of its blowhole. Realising that some of the whales were still alive, Shirley rang John Schouten who got hold of Matarangi Fire Brigade member Howard Smith who immediately put out the first alert on social media and rang local radio to get the word out of the stranding. Simultaneously, Kathy Woolley rang DOC. Instinctively Kathy took off her coat dipped it in the water and laid it across one of the whales still alive. It was 8.44am on Shirley’s watch. Within half an hour volunteers started to arrive on the scene to the spit to assist in the recovery as the word spread around social media, phone calls and local media. e on scene numbers swelled. is included the rapid response of DOC, local Project Jonah members, St John, local Harbour Master, Matarangi Rural Fire Force and their neighboring volunteer units in Kuaotunu and Whangapoua who got to work setting up cordons and passing out water buckets, beach towels and blankets to keep those whales still alive, damp. Human chains were formed to pass buckets of water to keep the whales alive whilst stranded. Project Jonah, local FENZ personnel, St John and DOC rangers worked tirelessly with locals and holidaymakers throughout the next 6 hours trying to keep the whales alive and get them back out to sea where they belonged. Brendan O’Connell from All Terrain Bobcats and Brian McClennan from Matarangi Drainage headed down in their diggers to assist. e diggers became invaluable in digging the channels that could get water flow to the stranded whales and later out into the harbour so as to refloat them. In the end seven of the eleven pilot whales survived and were guided into the harbour and through the Whangapoua bar by local boaties including Kirk Davis on his jet ski. For Mueller family the whale stranding was ‘déjà vu’ as back in September of 1995 they were also the first to come across a stranded 4.6m long finned female pilot whale on the spit. e Muellers and a small number of other local volunteers who came to assist worked to keep the whale wet and upright. Due to stormy conditions at the time the stranded whale could not be released back into the harbour. So to save the whale, the then DOC Ranger Rob Chappell got hold of Harold Abrahamson who used his digger to load the whale onto a truck taking it over the Whangapoua Hill to the Sugarloaf boat ramp at Te Kouma, the only suitable place in those days to release it. A quarter of a century later things are a bit more sophisticated as we know a lot more about the care of beached whales both in logistical, welfare and cultural sense. DOC, our emergency services, and marine welfare organisations like Project Jonah have a greater range of equipment and knowledge to deal with a whale beaching crisis. Continued on page 14...

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    THE CALL CAME AND THE PEOPLE ANSWEREDIt was an early morning call to arms using social media that had the rapid response of hundreds of volunteers heading down to the Matarangi Spit to save the lives of 11 stranded pilot whales who had beached during the night. Within a couple of hours over a 1000 of the curious and concerned had arrived on the scene.

    An early morning walk around the spit by Shirley and Werner Muellers with their neighbours Kathy Woolley and Robert Bax was the start of a dramatic morning. The group noticed in the distance what they thought was a log. On closer inspection they realised it was not just a single stranded pilot whale but they could see ten more. One of which snorted water out of its blowhole. Realising that some of the whales were still alive, Shirley rang John Schouten who got hold of Matarangi Fire Brigade member Howard Smith who immediately put out the first alert on social media and rang local radio to get the word out of the stranding. Simultaneously, Kathy Woolley rang DOC. Instinctively Kathy took off her coat dipped it in the water and laid it across one of the whales still alive. It was 8.44am on Shirley’s watch.

    Within half an hour volunteers started to arrive on the scene to the spit to assist in the recovery as the word spread around social media, phone calls and local media. The on scene numbers swelled. This included the rapid response of DOC, local Project Jonah members, St John, local Harbour Master, Matarangi Rural Fire Force and their neighboring volunteer units in Kuaotunu and Whangapoua who got to work setting up cordons and passing out water buckets, beach towels and blankets to keep those whales still alive, damp. Human chains were formed to pass buckets of water to keep the whales alive whilst stranded. Project Jonah, local FENZ personnel, St John and DOC rangers worked tirelessly with locals and holidaymakers throughout the next 6 hours trying to keep the whales alive and get them back out to sea where they belonged.

    Brendan O’Connell from All Terrain Bobcats and Brian McClennan from Matarangi Drainage headed down in their diggers to assist. The diggers became invaluable in digging the channels that could get water flow to the stranded whales and later out into the harbour so as to refloat them. In the end seven of the eleven pilot whales survived and were guided

    into the harbour and through the Whangapoua bar by local boaties including Kirk Davis on his jet ski.

    For Mueller family the whale stranding was ‘déjà vu’ as back in September of 1995 they were also the first to come across a stranded 4.6m long finned female pilot whale on the spit. The Muellers and a small number of other local volunteers who came to assist worked to keep the whale wet and upright. Due to stormy conditions at the time the stranded whale could not be released back into the harbour. So to save the whale, the then DOC Ranger Rob Chappell got hold of Harold Abrahamson who used his digger to load the whale onto a truck taking it over the Whangapoua Hill to the Sugarloaf boat ramp at Te Kouma, the only suitable place in those days to release it.

    A quarter of a century later things are a bit more sophisticated as we know a lot more about the care of beached whales both in logistical, welfare and cultural sense. DOC, our emergency services, and marine welfare organisations like Project Jonah have a greater range of equipment and knowledge to deal with a whale beaching crisis.

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    5 Santa Parade 10 Artists

    6 Sand Castles Bike Decoration

    7 Taste of Matarangi The Big Dig

    8 Tennis Doubles & Golf

    10 Cardboard Cup

    14 Whale Rescue at the Spit

    15 Where in the World Out & About

    17 Matarangi Mile

    18 Fishing Report

    19 Rings Beach Swim Wine Club

    20 Stargazers Sights Festive Fun

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    THE DEPUTY EDITOR’S DESKSave our Chopper

    Writing about the Rescue Helicopter and what it means to us in the Christmas Edition of the MBP last month was extremely personal and cathartic. Last year the Westpac Helicopter saved my life. Like many others, I was gutted to hear that the decision to retain the Westpac

    Helicopter in Whitianga over the summer months had been reversed.

    A petition to the New Zealand Government to reinstate this essential service is circulating. Please look out for and sign this important petition

    and fight to get the rescue helicopter back on the peninsula. Without it, the lives of people like Howard, Andy, Beryl, Michael and Jeannie

    who shared their stories last month will be compromised. It is our Coromandel Lifeline.

    Teresa Kedzlie Deputy Editor MBP

    GOOD SORTS OF THE MONTHIn the last edition of the MBP’s “Good Sorts” column we rightly

    acknowledged the work of all the volunteers who have made the re-opening of the Dunes happen. There are far too many of these good

    people to single out as individuals, however John Anson contacted the MBP and told us of the contribution by Peter Corlett of Timbertown in supplying timber and paint and the hours of work by Peter, local builder Garry Perry and their partners Robyn and Pip in the major renovation of the outdoor bowls green. It has been quite outstanding and definitely

    worthy of a ‘good sorts’ mention.I agree John. The bowling green is looking great and it is wonderful

    to see people using it again this summer. So, Peter Corlett, Robyn de Leeuw and Garry and Pip Perry are our ‘Good Sorts of the Month’.

    Peter, Robyn, Garry and Pip the community salutes you!

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    Fire BANFire and Emergency New Zealand (FENZ) has declared a Prohibited Fire Season, which means a total � re ban in urban and rural areas. If you see an out-of-control � re phone 111. checkitsalright.nz

    OUR COROMANDEL MAGAZINENow available at our service centres, district libraries and visitor information centres. tcdc.govt.nz/ourcoromandel

    Take our communication survey and be in to win a $500 petrol voucher:tcdc.govt.nz/survey2019

    Happy New Year – from TCDCWarm wishes for 2020 from Mayor Sandra, Council and the

    Mercury Bay Community Board. Stay safe and have a great summer.

    tcdc.govt.nz/electedmembers

    Tony FoxCouncillor

    Mayor Sandra Goudie

    Murray McLean

    Councillor

    Deli Connell

    Rekha Giri-Percival

    Jeremy Lomas

    Bill McLean

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    Kerbside Summer CollectionMore visitors means more rubbish on the Coromandel and our Council is getting prepared with extra Kerbside collections starting on Boxing Day. There are two or three rubbish or recycling collections in most areas of the district every week until 8 February 2020.

    Go to tcdc.govt.nz/kerbside for the schedule for your area or check our TCDC Facebook page where we’ll be posting daily reminders of where collections are taking place.If your collection gets missed, don’t worry, in most areas there’ll be another one in a couple of days. Please put your items out for the next scheduled collection. Due to the high volumes of material to collect, our crews probably won’t be able to turn around.If you leave town before your Kerbside collection day, you can drop o� your rubbish in blue, pre-paid Council rubbish bags free at your nearest Refuse Transfer Station (RTS).Our seven RTS are now open to their extended summer hours, seven days a week including 10:30am-5:30pm on Saturdays and 10:30am-6:30pm on Sundays and public holidays. They are only closed on Christmas Day – all other public holidays this summer they are open. Hours and locations:

    tcdc.govt.nz/rtsIf you’re visiting one of our RTS sites over this busy time, please be patient, especially at the Matarangi RTS, which will be busy.

    www.tcdc.govt.nz/kerbside

    Mercury Bay NorthKuaotunu to Whangapoua

    STARTS 27 December 2019ENDS 8 February 2020

    Summer Weekly Kerbside Collection

    Tuesday

    Friday

    Please put your Kerbside collections out by 9:00amThere will be collections as usual on New Year’s Day and the rest of that week.

    There will be no collections on Christmas Day, Auckland Anniversary and Waitangi Day. Collections following those public holidays are one day later.

    JANUARY, 2020

    ALCOHOL IN PUBLIC PLACESOur town centres have year-round 24/7 alcohol bans in force and many of our beaches and seaside reserves have bans in place over Christmas/New Year and holiday long weekends. You must not consume or take alcohol into any public place where an alcohol ban is in force.tcdc.govt.nz/alcoholcontrol

    Summer water useAs dry weather combines with high visitor numbers, water supplies are put under pressure and restrictions have to be put into place. These are shared daily on local radio stations, our Council’s Facebook page and the home page of our website. Please use water responsibly. tcdc.govt.nz/water

    Dogs Most of our beaches have summer restrictions for dogs, which may be

    banned completely or only allowed on the beach before 9am and a er 6pm. This is not only to keep dogs o beaches when they’re crowded with people, but to protect important bird habitats during their summer breeding time. tcdc.govt.nz/dogs

    Our Council service centres are closed until 6 January when they resume normal hours. For general enquiries over this time email: [email protected] urgent enquiries call our 24-hour service line: 07 868 0200 tcdc.govt.nz/contact

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    The Matarangi Santa ParadeMagnificent Matarangi turned out in full force for the 2019 Christmas Parade sponsored by Puku and Kerre’s Liquor Store. Best float was awarded to Four

    Square Matarangi. Prizes also for Christine White for driving Santa and Judy and Ivan Nobilo and grandsons for a great effort. Thanks to the Kuaotunu and

    Matarangi Fire Brigades who volunteered their time.

    Top left: Four Square Matarangi won best Santa float.

    Top right: Santa was very popular on the day making kids big and small very happy.

    Bottom right: Our littlest Santa Parade float, was the cutest float.

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    10 ARTISTS READY FOR ANNIVERSARY WEEKEND EXHIBITION

    Visitors and locals wanting a break from the sun, sand and surf should call in to the historic Kuaotunu Hall over Anniversary weekend to view the annual 10 Artists exhibition.A creative collective who live and work in northern Mercury Bay and have been exhibiting in Kuaotunu since 2017, 10 Artists work in diverse art mediums such as sculpture, painting, drawing, wood work, paper engineering, photography, harakeke weaving and mixed media.

    Some members exhibit more widely, for example with the Mercury Bay Art Escape and Coromandel Open Studios. This year features a new member of the collective and a guest artist from the Bay of Plenty.New member Peter Matai Johnston held his first exhibition as part of NgArti, supporting a visiting exhibition of Maori artists in Whitianga in October.Titled, “Swapped My Land for Blankets”, Peter’s work was a contemporary commentary on historical events in Aotearoa. For 10 Artists, Peter will be exploring an “offhand commentary on influential issues”, again working with a variety of mediums such as textiles, photography and screen printing. After 10 Artists Peter will be involved with the Mercury Bay Art Escape.Guest artist Estelle Withy has been weaving harakeke for about eight years. Growing up in the Eastern Bay of Plenty she was surrounded by

    Maori culture and developed a strong connection with raranga (weaving). She has just completed her degree in Maunga Kura Toi, at Te Wananga o Aotearoa in Rotorua.Her aim is to bring ancient techniques to a wider audience and elevate the understanding of her mahi toi (art works).“For me, raranga has become a way of life, it’s a meaningful connection with the land of Aotearoa and a journey into understanding traditional Maori arts, tikanga and history.”The 10 Artists opening is on Friday January 24 at 7pm and the exhibition runs from 10am to 8pm on both Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 and from 10am to 2pm on Monday 27. Entry is free and the art works are for sale – you are likely to meet a couple of the artists as members of the collective take turns running the exhibition.Featured: Colin Verner of the 10 Artists Collective

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    THE GREAT SAND CASTLE CLASSICOrganisers Mark and Shirvani Hall from Beach Realty were a little nervous about the weather conditions for this year’s Sand Castle competition with the bad weather that was heading Matarangi way, but it held out enough for the competition to go ahead.

    The Sandcastle Competition is becoming a Matarangi summer classic and once again drew in a large number of artistic teams and supports on to the beach.

    The rules are that each of the competitors have only 2 hours to sculpt their sand masterpieces. As always the judges found their task very difficult with well over 70 high quality entries, but, the overall winner was a sculpture called ‘Pukeko’ by entry #22 The Pukeko Legends. ‘The Hedgehogs’ by entry #35 Team Hollows was in 2nd Place and ‘Gary The Elephant’ by entry #7 Team Scourts was 3rd.

    PIPERS BIKE DECORATING CONTESTEvery year Piper’s Café puts on the Pipers Bike Decorating Contest as an event specially tailored for our youngest holidaymakers at Matarangi.

    This year the judges picked four winners on the day because they were so creative!

    Congratulations to Ashley Reed, Xavier Norman, Harper Sorrenson, and Zoe Sorrenson for their beautiful transformations of bikes into moving works of creativity.

    “All participants received a prize so all had big smiles on their faces,” said organizer Brenda Riggs from Pipers Café. “Many parents thanked us for having such a fun event for the smaller children.”

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    A TASTE OF MATARANGI SPONSORS SUPPORT WELCOMEDThe A Taste of Matarangi Mystery Cook Off is the place to be on 4th April. As well as being a whole lot of fun, there are prizes to be won!If you think you can cook, then all you need to do is find someone to help you cook up a delicious plate of food from our mystery box. No special skills required, just a bit of imagination and a taste for food, mixed with fun and a desire to cook. We supply the food and you cook the winning dish.We are looking for six pairs to enter the Cook Off competition. Applications are invited from home cooks with no previous commercial kitchen experience, you just need to be 18 years or over.Apply online at https://form.jotform.co/ATOM2020/atom-cook-off or email [email protected] organisers have secured a great line up for the 2020 event. If you like a variety of music styles then Coachella will certainly have you off your seats and on the dance floor. A trio with a difference, they play a wide range of music from modern indie/folk to country classics and pop hits to old-school rock and roll. These guys bring an energy and unique style that is sure to create the perfect atmosphere for our event and get everyone up dancing.There will be activities for the whole family, not just for

    those who look forward to tasting wine, sampling delicious food and listening to great music. These include the Helicopter Simulator, Event Fun bouncy castles and ride on activities, colourful clowns, face painting, airbrush tattoos for the courageous, raffles, auctions and a charity bucket drop to support Kuaotunu Search and Rescue, Coromandel Rescue Helicopter and other charities which we donate to depending on funds available.Reminder!If you haven’t bought your tickets then be in to ‘Win Tickets’. Go to our Facebook page in the month of January, Like and share our page and tag two people you want to bring. The winner will receive the choice of two adult tickets or one family ticket to the festival on 4th April. Winners will be notified on 1st February.Need to know more information on the festival? Check the terms and conditions page on the website or pick up a copy from Richardsons in Matarangi.Buy your tickets now at www.atasteofmatarangi.co.nz or at Richardsons Real Estate in Matarangi. $20 adult, $40 family, $5 child and under 5yrs free.Thanks to our Gold Sponsors - All About Whitianga, Creative Fuel Web design and Coromandel More FM.

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    THE BIG DIGAnother crowd favourite during the Matarangi Summer

    Festival is the Big Dig arranged and sponsored by Richardsons Real Estate of Matarangi. Held on December 28th hundreds of children from the tiniest of tots through to the tallest of tweens showed up and began excavating

    furiously in the sand using just their hands to find ice block sticks, which they could trade in for a prize. Such was the

    frenetic pace of busy kids on a giant beach treasure hunt you could get tired just watching them!

    Top: The calm before the storm. Keith from Richardsons explaining the rules of the Big Dig.

    Bottom: The fast and the furious were flaying the sand around with great gusto.

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    A windy Saturday may have kept playing numbers lower than 2019 but this year’s Matarangi Summer Tennis Doubles Tournament made up for it with high quality tennis that was appreciated by those spectators who came down to the Sands Crescent Courts.

    The winner of the Men Doubles were father and son team from Tauranga Tim and Aiden Dunn who beat last year’s runners up, brothers Tim and Nick Burnie. In the mixed doubles event Gavin Donald and Kelly Drew defeated Warkworth couple Robert Blair and partner Annette.

    “Along with Monet Johnson of You Travel Whitianga who was the main sponsor, I’d also like to

    thank Pip Perry from Ray White for the spot prizes, and Matarangi 4 Square for the sausage sizzle,” said event organizer Chris ‘CJ’ Palmer. “What was great about this year was that all players came away with a prize.”

    Chris said the tournament is evolving and would look to tweak the playing programme a little further for 2021. He looks forward to it getting better every year.

    Top: Tim and Aiden Dunn with Pip Perry (L) and CJ Palmer (R)

    Bottom: Mixed Doubles Champs Gavin Donald and Kelly Drew with Pip and CJ

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    HAVE A GO GOLF DAYEver thought it would be great to play golf but not

    sure how to go about the basics?

    Now is your chance as The Dunes welcomes every non golfer in the area to join some of their senior

    members for a Have A Go Day.

    On Sunday, February 9 from 9.30am to 11.30am new golfers can learn the basics of golf - how to

    stand, swing and hit that little white pill.

    And, its free. Clubs, balls and tees - along with some instruction - are all free!

    All you have to do is check in at the clubhouse at 9.15am with a sunhat, sunscreen, trainers and a

    happy disposition. We will do the rest.

    For more information phone Simon at The Dunes, 8665394. If you are keen on playing please phone

    Simon so as he can have an idea on playing numbers on the day.

    TWILIGHT GOLFTwilight golf starts again at The Dunes on February

    2.

    Anyone with a handicap can play, with tee off between 3pm and 3.30pm. The cost is $5 for the

    haggle.

    Just turn up at the clubhouse and make up a four or we will connect you with other players for a fun

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    You don’t even have to be a member of The Dunes (but you do need a handicap).

    Twilight golf will run until the end of Daylight Saving, April 5.

    Matarangi Tennis Doubles Tournament

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    A FABULOUS DAY OF FOOD, WINE & MUSIC BY THE BEACH

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    Understanding the importance of memories

    A funeral is a special day. It’s a chance to celebrate the importance of a life;

    to share memories of the good times, the funny moments, and the difference your loved one has made.

    Cardboard Cup 2020

    A good turnout of spectators expecting a few capsizes. However this year all boats stayed afloat.

    Lewis with his boat Ginger Beer.

    This young competitor preparing to launch. (Photo credit: Richardsons)

    Cardboard Cup entries under starters orders of “Commodore” Keith Goodall

    The 2020 regatta saw more creative wonders built of

    cardboard and duct tape. Sponsored and organized again by the good

    crew at Richardsons Real Estate the annual Cardboard Cup was another

    watersports classic.

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    Opito Sands Subdivision offers 40 prime beachside sections, ranging from absolute beach front torear elevated sites and priced to meet most budgets, in stunning Opito Bay, Coromandel.

    8 kilometres of a crescent shaped bay, renowned for its beauty – golden sand, sheltered and safe coastalenvironment. snorkelling, photography, exploring and many other coastal living activities.The calm clear waters are also perfect for diving or fishing

    The importance of preserving the natural environment has been the goal in the development of this subdivision.This includes sanctuaries for native bird life, conversion of farmland to native planting and protection ofsand dunes with natural dune vegetation including boardwalks for access to the beach.

    The development of the subdivision at 68 Skippers Road is now complete with titles due February 2020.

    Half the sections are already sold, secure your slice of paradise now!Contact Ross Christensen on 0204 051 0527 for an exclusive viewing.

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    THE CALL CAME AND THE PEOPLE ANSWEREDContinued from front page...Scientists from Massey University arrived down from Auckland to take samples and measurements to assist them in future whale stranding research. Local iwi and DOC coordinated the burial of the four whales, which did not survive the beaching ordeal.Also in 2020, the cultural side of dealing with the tikanga of deceased whales is more prominent than in those days. Ngati Huarere played an important cultural role during the stranding. There was mihi and karakia to give thanks for the lives of the whales who were deceased and for the safe return of the living to the sea.“It was an emotional experience for all concerned. Being involved with the spiritual aspect of the day and the respect shown to our taonga of the sea by all who attended was amazing and appreciated,” said Ngati Huarere spokesperson Wanda Brljevich.

    “Maramataka have been used for centuries for recording and informing environmental conditions and activities. Whales play a significant role in Maori history and tikanga and are considered a symbol of abundance, richness and strength. Ngati Huarere give thanks to everyone who was involved at all levels for the part they played in the rescue and safe release of the whales and also the tautoko of Ngati Hei and Ngati Whanaunga.”Deputy Fire Chief Bob Segetin says one of the many touching things that has happened since the stranding is the thanks that the community have given those who went down and helped. The Matarangi Rural Fire Force had sixteen members directly involved and he is amazed by the number of people dropping into the station to give his team thanks for what they did on the day.“One special thank you that stands out was when two small girls who were down here on holiday painted shells

    and raised $17.30. Instead of going and buying sweets as most 7 or 8 year olds would do they came down to the station with their grandmother and donated their money to the fire station as a thank you for the work our team did on the day. We were very touched by that.”It was a special and unforgettable experience for all those involved. Matarangi home owner Anni Docking summed the day up perfectly. “I had the privilege of helping to re-float seven pilot whales stranded on the Matarangi Spit. Sadly, we lost four whales, including a baby. But what a fantastic response from the community! Even young children with their small sandcastle buckets helped willingly alongside the bigger people with their paint buckets, gardening cans, containers of all colours & shapes, as we set up human chains to ferry buckets, keeping each of the whales wet and comfortable while we waited for high tide. Once in the water the whales still needed support to stop rolling before they recovered sufficiently, so those with wetsuits jumped in to help. We finally managed to send them offshore, herding them up the estuary and away over the bar. All the teams did an awesome job ... DOC, Matarangi Rural Fire Force, Project Jonah and every single volunteer who answered the call, pitching in without hesitation,” said Anni.The successful recovery of some of the pilot whales has led to more people seeking to get involved in volunteering for future whale stranding recovery events. Project Jonah are running on March 15 a one day marine mammal medic course. It costs $120 ($85 for students with valid ID) and once trained you'll be added to the Project Jonah national callout list. That means that when a stranding occurs your lifesaving skills can be called upon.If people see any stranded whales please contact DOC's 24-hour number 0800 DOC HOT (0800 362 468)Featured: A crowd of well over a thousand people came down to the spit to assist in the recovery or to watch.

    Human chains were formed to pass buckets of water to keep the whales alive whilst stranded

    Locals and holidaymakers, plus the crew from Project Jonah, local FENZ personnel and DOC rangers worked tirelessly throughout the day trying to keep the whales

    alive. (Photo Credit Ian Patrick)

    A huge thanks to all those who worked for hours to get the stranded whales back into the harbor and

    safely out to sea. (Photo Credit Ian Patrick)

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    WHERE IN THE WORLD IS THE MBP?Our local Fire Chief Stu Arnold is on holiday in Canada at present and sent through this picture that his son Scott took of Nerrisa, Stu and MaryAnn at the beautiful alpine

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    On the afternoon of Sunday January 5th this photo of the winners of the Beach Tennis event showed how amazing the sky was due to the smoke from

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    The wharf was packed with young anglers for the Kids Fishing Contest sponsored by The JetSki

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    The Matarangi Mile organised by the Matarangi Beach Paper was held on Sunday January 5th in quite windy and unforgiving conditions. Like the inaugural event last year, the course was a measured mile from the Village Green to the Ocean Close entrance of the beach and return.

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    THE FISHING REPORTThere have been some reasonable snapper around the 3 kilo mark being caught in the puddle at around 30 metres over the last few weeks. Orca’s have been seen in the area, also a school of small dolphins are frequenting the puddle indicating there is fish around.The Whangapoua bar doesn’t have a major channel at the moment. Also be aware that the sand has drifted well into the harbour. Updated photos of the bar, courtesy of Mark and Shirvani at MATARANGI REALTY, can be viewed at Matarangi Realty, Matarangi 4 Square, the Fire Station and at the boat ramp notice board. If anyone requires information regarding how to read the bar, evaluating the break and how to cross the bar safely, please contact the Boat and Fishing Club on 0212690058 and they will endeavour to

    take you out and explain any queries.The Kids fishing competition was held recently at the Matarangi wharf on the 30th December. This competition was open to all children up to the ages of 12 years and they did well in the windy conditions. This popular event is sponsored by Kurt Davis and his The Jet Ski Fishing Show and the prizes on offer were once again amazing. The girls caught more fish than the boys!The Annual Matarangi January 2nd fishing competition was held again and though the windy weather kept numbers down it was still a great event. Thanks to the generosity of the following sponsors; Matarangi Beach Realty, Matarangi Four Square, Puku and Kerre’s Liquor Store, The Moss Family, Ray White Realty, Blue Lewis, Wayne Vegar and Hurdley’s Office Furniture.

    THE RESULTS WERE: Heaviest John Dorie Mark Smallwood 1.920 kg2nd heaviest John Dorie. Kirk Davis 1.512 kgHeaviest Kahawai Callum Bradley 2.822 kg2nd heaviest Kahawai Steve Clay 2.662 kg3rd heaviest Kahawai Steve Clay 2.400 kgMystery weight Snapper Andrew Buss 1.470 kgHeaviest Kingfish Kirk Davis 7.025 kgHeaviest Snapper Mark Fisken 5.994 kg2nd heaviest Snapper Callum Bradley 4.746 kg3rd heaviest Snapper Gavin Alden 2.430 kgWith the increased number of dwellings in Matarangi, the boat ramp will be put under pressure this summer. There are 3 ramps and with a little patience the system works. When you arrive at the ramp, please have your boat ready to be launched with the bung in and all gear aboard. There is nothing more frustrating to the people waiting to launch than the ramp being blocked by someone not fully prepared. Courtesy is contagious.

    Top left: Callum Bradley with Pete Murphy.Top right: Kirk Davis from the Jetski TV Fishing Show hosted a fun event for the children.Bottom right: Gavin Alden with Steve Moss and wee baby Billy.

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    ‘Dan the Man’ was back in town with his wines from Mills Reef, for the Wine Club’s Christmas celebration. About 60 folk attended the fun filled evening of delicious food and nice wine. As Dan said this was not just a celebration of wine but a celebration of community.Mills Reef is a winery near Tauranga and is one of the vineyards chosen for the A Taste of Matarangi Festival. The evening was largely about show casing their Elspeth range of wines but we did start off the evening with a celebratory Non Vintage Bubbles (A Methode Traditionale) and we did try their Reserve Rose and Reserve Pinot Noir during the evening too.The Mills Reef Elspeth represents their top tier of wines produced from their own vineyards in the Gimblett Gravels, Hawkes Bay. The range is limited to Chardonnay, Syrah and Bordeaux style reds. The Elspeth tier is named in honour and memory of the winemaker’s Grandmother, Elspeth Preston.For the evening Sharon and Darren from Four Square Matarangi provided some delicious platters and Bob Segetin provided some lovely smoked fish. Xmas Ham and Buns were also on offer, beautifully cooked by our master chef Rosie. A choice of glazed ham was given. Cointreau and Orange or Brandy and Mustard. Both were sublime. This was expertly carved once again by our master carver Steve.These wines are all available at Puku and Kerre’sFeatured: Master Chef Rosie Jakicevich and Master Carver Steve Threadgold at the Xmas Wine Club.

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    RINGS BEACH TO MATARANGI SWIMA record 69 swimmers completed the 15th running of the Rings Beach to Matarangi ocean swim on January 3rd.

    Though there were slightly choppy conditions the lack of a swell made the time fast with Christiaan Maarhuis coming home in just 14.30 just metres ahead of Jamie Robins and Tom Moulder.

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    STARGAZERS SIGHTSwith Alastair Brickell of Stargazers Tours & BnB

    Venus continues to be unmistakable in the western twilight sky as the “evening star” and appears higher and higher after sunset this month as it moves further away from the Sun from our point of view. It will be furthest away and thus highest at the end of March. In June it will be on the other side of the Sun and will then be our “morning star”. Jupiter is very low in the eastern pre-dawn sky as is Mars and also Saturn, which is too close to the Sun to be easily visible. We will be able to see Jupiter being briefly covered up by the Moon on the 23rd.

    Orion with “the Pot” is unmistakable in the eastern evening sky along with Sirius and Canopus, the two brightest stars. Alpha Centauri, the third brightest, is low on the southern horizon in the evening. Of these three only Sirius, the brightest, is visible to observers in the Northern Hemisphere so we are very lucky here. We also get a great view of the Pleiades, the Seven Sisters or Matariki in our summer nights towards the northeast. This very distinctive young star cluster is known as Subaru to the Japanese and can be seen on the logo of their car of the same name. This Milky Way is visible late in the evening but is quite faint as we are now only seeing its outside edge.

    January 17 – The pre-dawn eastern sky will have bright Jupiter on the horizon with Mars and the red giant star Antares just above it. Antares means “rival of Mars” and it will be interesting to compare their colours and brightness. When Mars is close to us it can be almost as bright as Antares and thus its rival!

    January 21 – The crescent Moon now joins the morning show and almost forms a line with Mars and Antares above it and to the right.

    January 22 – The early morning Moon is now about half way between Mars and Jupiter which is low on the horizon. Tomorrow it will move across Jupiter.

    January 23 – Observers with powerful binoculars or a telescope will be able to see an unusual sight during the daytime with the Moon covering or “occulting” Jupiter. The biggest planet will disappear behind the Moon at 4:30pm and reappear on the other side at 5:31pm. Great care must be taken to never look at the Sun which will be quite near the Moon today with either binoculars or a telescope as instant blindness can result.

    January 26 – The western twilight sky will show a very thin crescent Moon with faint Mercury just below it to the left.

    January 27 – The thin crescent Moon now lies about half way between faint Mercury and brilliant Venus in the evening twilight.

    January 28 – The crescent Moon now sits right next to brilliant Venus.

    January 29 – The Moon has now moved above Venus on its 28 day trek around the Earth.

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    with Sharon ClayHere we are in 2020 so Happy New Year to you all and wishing you all a bug free 2020.

    As I write a few have reared their heads again especially with the heat – ants of course, bed bugs (as people come back from their overseas travels) but this time we’re talking about fleas.

    Several species are found on a range of warm-blooded hosts, including humans (eg, the cat flea, the dog flea, the bird flea, and the northern rat flea). Adult fleas are found on the hosts themselves, whereas the larvae and pupae live in places like the burrows or nests of hosts. When fleas have not fed for some time they are likely to change their choice of host and this may involve having a human blood meal. While the human flea is rare in New Zealand, cat and bird fleas are very common.

    There are few things you can do to remove them eg keeping up with animal flea treatment, ensure their bedding clean is kept clean at all times, vacuum carpets and furnishings especially pets areas regularly but remember to remove the dust bag and clean it before the next use. Spraying or bombing the house will help to remove them.

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    DECEMBER’S SUDOKU SOLUTIONThe first sale of the day was herbal soap made by a crafter whose name did not begin with a D.This like the wand was not the cheapest item of the first five items sold that day.A laser cut gift was sold for $20 which was not created by one of the girls and was cheaper than Mary's item.The fifth sale of the day was for the amount of $40 it was something the girl that created it was very proud of.Dawn's product sold 2nd and like Annette's was not one of the two most expensive itemsDerek made elaborate Macrame products but one of these was not one of the first three products sold.

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    Regular Events

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    Matarangi Ladies Pilates @ 9-10am. Ph: Christiane, 0273122584

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    Kuaotunu Library 1-4pm Ph. Maxine 027 293 0369

    Mens 9 Hole Golfers tee off 10.30a.m. @ The Dunes

    Contract Bridge: 7pm St John’s rooms, Tiki Rd, Coro. Town. Info ph Colin: 866 5428

    Yoga: 7am Vinyasa @ Kuaotunu Hall. Ph: 021 08 100 125

    Ladies “Allsorts Excercise” Class beginning June 10th at the fire station 10.15 - till 11.15 ( after Ladies Pilates) - duration 1hr. Phone Christiane 0273122584

    Books and Banter Club. First Monday of the month - 7 to 9 pm. Bring a book you have enjoyed to share and swap. Coffee and tea and BYO wine. Phone Cora on 0212226707 if you wish to attend and for venue details. Numbers are limited!

    Kuaotunu Library. Open 24/7 when you become a member. Contact Maxine: 07 866 4341 or 027 293 0369.

    TUESDAYSMen’s Coffee Morning (1st Tues of every Month – 7th March). 10am @ Pipers Café.

    Ladies Golf 9 and 18 golfers Tee off at 10am @ The Dunes

    Matarangi Craft Group. 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month 7-9pm. Meet at the Matarangi Fire Station. Contact: Lesley 07 866 0788.

    KAMAG meeting 5:30pm, every 2nd Tuesday of the month @ Kuaotunu Hall. All welcome.

    Hatha Yoga 10 - 11.30 am

    WEDNESDAYSKuaotunu Steiner Play Group. 9:30-11:30am Ph: Ina 866 2841

    Men’s Golf. Tee off 10am. Meet @ The Dunes just before tee off.

    Women’s Coffee Morning (1st Wed of every month). 10am @ Pipers Café. All welcome!

    YOGA: 7am Vinyasa @ Kuaotunu Hall. Ph: 021 08 100 125

    ICONZ for boys. The Adventure begins here.Anchor - Year 1-3 (5-7 year old). Adventure - Year 4-6 (8-10 year old). STARTING TERM 2 Extreme - Year 7-9 (11-13 year old). Held on Wednesday evenings, Kuaotunu Hall, from 5.30pm - 7pm. Any inquiries, please contact Robyn 020 409 39674, or email: [email protected]

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    THURSDAYSLadies 18 Hole Golfers tee off 9.30 a.m. @ The Dunes

    Mens 9 Hole Golfers tee off @10.30 a.m. @ The Dunes

    Ladies Golf 9 and 18 golfers Tee off at 10am @ The Dunes

    Ladies Keep Fit 9-10am @ Matarangi Fire Station. All Welcome Phone Barbara 866 2687

    Matarangi Craft Group meets every Thursday at 10:30am @ the Matarangi Fire Station. Info: Linda Segetin at 866 5653

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    TUES, THURS & SATRings Beach Wetland Volunteer days. 8.30-12.30 Ph: 866 5338

    SATURDAYSHatha Yoga 3rd Age. 9-10.30am (For over 60 yr olds and/or for people with limited mobility)

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  • 126 Kelly Jade AvenueOptions are endless for this 714sqm section surrounded by quality homes. You have the ease of the golf course behind you and the reserve in front offering harbour views. Call now to secure for summer. For Sale: $280,000 ID: 2200597

    Section in Kelly Jade

    MH REALTY LTD, BAYLEYS, LICENSED UNDER THE REAA 2008

    Kylie PullenM: 021 163 6514B: 07 866 0098

    [email protected]

    Belinda SammonsM: 027 272 7728B: 07 866 0098

    [email protected]

    • Elegant home with double garage set along Matarangi's Harbour Front • Enjoy the upstairs spacious open plan living and dining

    • Generous sunny decks, elevated views across the Harbour • Picturesque views of the sleeping giant.

    • This could easily be your home away from home

    3 2 2 116 TI KOUKA CRESCENT | MATARANGI

    Mark Hall Licensed Agent (REA 2008) M: 021 607 135 E: [email protected]

    Shirvani Hall Licensed Salesperson (REA 2008) M: 021028 46458 E: [email protected]

    VIEW ONLINE www.beachrealty.co.nz / MT608

    Your home away from home on the Waterfront

    rwmatarangi.co.nz

    White Sands Realty Ltd Licensed (REAA 2008)

    Louise Bradley 027 348 1700 [email protected]

    Pip Perry 020 4063 7380 [email protected]

    33 Kaipapaka Row, Te Rerenga (View from site)

    105 Mahoe Place, Matarangi (View from site)

    $499,000

    $330,000

    “Call your Matarangi based Salespeople for a current

    market appraisal.”

    Wishing You All

    A Happy New Year At The Beach

    BRING THE BOAT $585,000

    220 Matarangi Drive, MatarangiAfter years of family holidays, it’s time for a new adventure and this 3 bedroom 2 bathroom property is ready for new owners. Located in the popular established part of Matarangi this property is ideal for holidaymakers or permanent living. Features include the main bedroom with ensuite, guest bathroom with separate shower and bath, separate laundry, open plan living that fl ows out to a covered deck, Kent style fi replace for the winter months and a very large high stud garage for the boat plus extra storage. As an added bonus there is a caravan and utility connected by a covered patio area that provides a private space for entertainment and a 3rd bathroom for guests. Fully fenced back yard which includes a separate fenced area for the family dog. Enjoy the convenience of the reserve across the road and start creating your Matarangi memories. Call the team at Richardsons to view.

    Ref: RM014 For details call:Kayla Clarke 022 509 1368www.richardsons.co.nz

    3 3 Land Size: 551m22+