The MAZ Christmas Parade
The MAZ Christmas parade takes place on the 13th of December with floats from local businesses making their way from the North Ave boat ramp, through the main shopping area of Wood St and finishing at MAZ. Santa always makes an appearance on the day to have a chat with your boys and girls to find out what they really wish to get on Christmas morning. The event is always a highlight for the community of Mangawhai and well worth checking out.
Carols In The Park
Carols in the park takes place the evening of the Christmas parade on the MAZ soccer field. Far from your traditional Christmas carol event, ours highlights both professional and ammeter performers showcasing their skills from hula hooping to classical singing and everything in between. Light hearted and full of laughs, the carols in the park make for a fun and relaxing evening at MAZ.
Cafe MAZ operates from 9am until 1pm during the week with extended hours on weekends, public holidays and school holidays. Gourmet sandwiches, ice-cream, smoothies and coffee are all available coupled with a friendly yarn with Ken or Jess behind the counter. Seating in the cafe is all under shade so a great place for parents to take a break while the kids burn off some energy in the neighbouring playground, tennis court or skatepark.
Mangawhai Bowl Jam
Mangawhai Bowl Jam has quickly become the country’s largest skateboarding event. With top New Zealand, Australian, American and other contenders making their way to MAZ every Waitangi weekend Saturday to show off their skills. This is a must attend event for all, skater or not. With bone chilling falls and feats that seem to defy gravity, it really is a show for both young and old. Bring lots of water and get there early to grab a seat and see the juniors and women skate before opens, masters and best trick.