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Want to be a Mini Marine Scientist?

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Octopus

It’s tiny and hard to find!

A very tiny, cute octopus is the latest addition at the Goat Island Marine Discovery Centre. It was found inside a volute shell, washed up on Pakiri Beach after the storm. It’s hard to see as it changes its colour to suit where it lives. See if you can find it!

Dolphins at Leigh

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Mt Tamahunga (Te Hikoi O Te Kiri) Track

Exif_JPEG_PICTUREThis track is now complete and officially open and is part of the Te Araroa “The Long Pathway.”

Leigh is the perfect place to stay to experience this beautiful track.

Bottlenose Dolphins

DCIM100GOPRORegular visitors to the Goat Island Marine Reserve.

Also we occasionally see orca or whales and during winter New Zealand fur seals. As well as all the fishes!

The best way to enjoy it all, is by just snorkelling off the beach.

Our Big Blue Backyard

Tonight (9 November 2014) this series features the Goat Island Marine Reserve and we are so lucky that this is our big blue backyard.

Leigh Business Community

Just an hour north of Auckland – Leigh is the place to be!

Our group recently held their AGM and elected a new enthusiastic committee. Our aim is to bring more visitors to the Leigh area. Many visitors have commented that they wish they could have stayed longer to take in our beautiful scenery, beaches, birds, walks and marine life. There are plenty of options for staying in the area with three motor camps, numerous bed and breakfast rooms and self-contained accommodations.

Leigh Coastal Walks Event

Held Anzac Weekend 2014

Organised by the Leigh Business Commmunity this guided walk event was a huge success with over 140 participants. The walks were organised to raise awareness of Leigh’s beautiful coastline and attract visitors to the area. There were 9 groups and 8 different guided walks which gave a good variety to choose from. Many thanks to all the volunteers who made this event a success.

Goat Island to Pink Beach

Goat Island to Pink Beach

Mathesons Bay

Mathesons Bay

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Goat Island

Mathesons Bay

Mathesons Bay

Leigh Coastal Walk

Leigh Coastal Walk

Little Barrier Island

Little Barrier Island

Fish Tales

The NZ Herald featured ways to get up close and personal with our underwater friends

written by Elisabeth Easther.

Check out the NZ Herald link to find out more as it includes our famous Goat Island Marine Reserve.

Kia ora Leigh

See travel article in Friday 17th January NZ Herald

Upcoming Events

Aug
1
Sat
9:00 pm Masquerade Ball @ Sawmill Cafe
Masquerade Ball @ Sawmill Cafe
Aug 1 @ 9:00 pm
Masquerade Ball @ Sawmill Cafe
LEIGH PRESCHOOL FUNDRAISER With the fantastic WHITE CHAPEL JAK & Guest Drummer Dress Up! No Mask No Entry! From 9pm – band on from 10pm. Tickets $30 available soon at the Sawmill & Leigh Preschool www.whitechapeljak.com  
Aug
15
Sat
9:30 pm Graeme James @ Sawmill Cafe
Graeme James @ Sawmill Cafe
Aug 15 @ 9:30 pm
Graeme James @ Sawmill Cafe
GRAEME JAMES violin, vocals, beatbox, guitar, bass, ukulele & percussion, looping legend! quirky, eclectic interpretations of well known songs. from 930pm $10 https://www.facebook.com/graemejamesmusic
Aug
20
Thu
8:00 pm Winter Quiz Night @ Sawmill Cafe
Winter Quiz Night @ Sawmill Cafe
Aug 20 @ 8:00 pm
Winter Quiz Night @ Sawmill Cafe
WINTER QUIZ NIGHT with quiz master PETRUS starts at 8pm $5pp – max 6 per team pooled entry fee towards winning team on the night, bookings recommended
Aug
30
Sun
5:00 pm Leigh church Centennial Fundraiser @ Sawmill Cafe
Leigh church Centennial Fundraiser @ Sawmill Cafe
Aug 30 @ 5:00 pm
Leigh church Centennial Fundraiser @ Sawmill Cafe
Bluegrass from 5pm with the PIPI PICKERS $30 entry includes buffet dinner http://pipipickers.com/

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