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Iconic Leigh Hotel renovation

Leigh HotelRead all about what is happening with the old Leigh Hotel site

http://www.localmatters.co.nz/News/Business/May+2016/Iconic+Leigh+Hotel+renovation+gets+underway.html

Sawmill Cafe 20 year celebration

b3bc8de4-27b2-475a-9c4e-e6a12dd3bb6bCheck out the gigs at the Mill over the weekend of April 8-10.

Come and celebrate 20 years of the Sawmill Cafe

Leigh Carnival

Easter Sunday 27th March 2016 at Leigh School

Leigh School Fundraiser: 9am to 2pm, rain or shine. Join us for games, goodies, food, fun, raffles, rides, auctions, activities, stalls, slides, music and much more.
The kids will love boogie boarding down the enormous Ice Slide and we’ll keep them entertained with a host of activities, fun-fair styled rides and games.
Our Quick-Fire Raffles are renowned for the freshest fish, oyster, smoked fish & crayfish prizes. There’s an amazing Silent Auction which is very generously supported by local businesses. Bag a bargain at the auction or hunt for treasures at one of our stalls, including bric-a-brac, plants, fruit and veges, books etc.
The onsite cafe and kai options include excellent local food, plus delicious home baking, Hot Cross Buns and great coffee.

Waitangi Weekend

As well as the usual activities at Goat Island check out other things to do!

  • The Sawmill Cafe has several gigs: Friday – The Freestylers and Saturday – Tune of I +.
  • Saturday at 5pm Blue Voluntours have organised a Beach Clean Up at Goat Island.
  • Visit the Goat Island Marine Discovery Centre – open 10-4.
  • NZ’s only Reptile Park at Ti Point has some amazing animals.
  • Pick up a Leigh Walk brochure and explore the area.
  • It’s not far to the Matakana Markets or Movies.

Anniversary Weekend

The sun shone and the sea was nice and calm. Great conditions for Goat Island Marine Reserve.

Goat Island

Other things to do in the area

What do you do in Leigh when the sea is too rough for all our wonderful water activities?

Here are a few things to enjoy:

  • Learn and see more at the Goat Island Marine Discovery Centre
  • See the reptiles at the Ti Point Reptile Park
  • Pick up a Leigh Walks brochure and stride away
  • See what fossils you can find at low tide at Matheson Bay
  • Beautiful beach walks – Pakiri, Tawharanui and much more!
  • Matakana Markets, village and movies
  • Sample some local wines at nearby vineyards
  • Check out some properties for sale – you know you want to stay

Leigh Community Summer Markets

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Matheson Bay Bush Walk

mathesons-bush-walkThis delightful walk from Matheson Bay Beach is one of Leigh’s best kept secrets.

The track goes up through the bush alongside a little creek, passing water holes and waterfalls. During November the taurepo (NZ gloxinia) is flowering, so see if you can spot some alongside the wooden walkway. Matheson Bay is also the favourite place for swimming by the locals. Take a walk along the shoreline too and look for the amazing fossils

Visitors to Leigh

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Leopard seal on Matheson Bay Beach

The wildlife seen around our coast lately has been amazing.

Lots of pods of dolphins, a couple of humpback whales, pods of orca and a lonely leopard seal that rested and warmed in the sun on the beach at Matheson Bay.

Upcoming Events

Jul
30
Sat
9:30 pm Grave Dohls @ Sawmill Cafe
Grave Dohls @ Sawmill Cafe
Jul 30 @ 9:30 pm
Grave Dohls @ Sawmill Cafe
NOSTALGIC POWER ROCK COVERS, DANCEABLE DIRTY ROCK TUNES
Aug
6
Sat
8:30 pm Bitchin’ Bingo @ Sawmill Cafe
Bitchin’ Bingo @ Sawmill Cafe
Aug 6 @ 8:30 pm
Bitchin' Bingo @ Sawmill Cafe
Grab your girls for a good giggle. Come and join us to help fundraise for HOSTED BY BINGO MISTRESS VIV & DJ ANDY JUICE It’s a bingo show but not as your Nana knows it! First Game 9:00pm. After the
Aug
7
Sun
5:00 pm Toni Swain & Band @ Sawmill Cafe
Toni Swain & Band @ Sawmill Cafe
Aug 7 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Toni Swain & Band @ Sawmill Cafe
JAZZ & BLUES “Few performers in Australia can match Toni Swain… her musicianship and stage presence is awesome enough; then, there’s her voice which reaches right in and grabs you by the heart and soul. Her sets are built around
Aug
13
Sat
8:00 pm The Rocking Roller Coasters @ Sawmill Cafe
The Rocking Roller Coasters @ Sawmill Cafe
Aug 13 @ 8:00 pm
The Rocking Roller Coasters @ Sawmill Cafe
with Tina Turntables Get ready for a rockin’ rollin’ good time guys and gals! We’re starting early due to popular demand for this one – the lovely Tina Turntables will be finishing the festivities after the band at 10ish too…
Aug
18
Thu
8:00 pm QUIZZICAL @ Sawmill Cafe
QUIZZICAL @ Sawmill Cafe
Aug 18 @ 8:00 pm
QUIZZICAL @ Sawmill Cafe
QUIZZICAL with quiz master PETRUS get your team together – the winter competition is on! $5pp – max 6 per team – pooled entry fee towards winning team on the night, bookings recommended – 3rd Thursday’s thru to November  
Aug
20
Sat
9:00 pm Wild West Masquerade Ball @ Sawmill Cafe
Wild West Masquerade Ball @ Sawmill Cafe
Aug 20 @ 9:00 pm
Wild West Masquerade Ball @ Sawmill Cafe
Leigh Community Preschool Fundraiser with White Chapel Jak
Aug
21
Sun
5:00 pm Dan Bolton Quartet @ Sawmill Cafe
Dan Bolton Quartet @ Sawmill Cafe
Aug 21 @ 5:00 pm
Dan Bolton Quartet @ Sawmill Cafe
NEW YORK SESSIONS TOUR | JAZZ & BLUES Direct from New York City, Dan Bolton performs with Kiwi jazz icon Roger Manins on woodwinds, Johnny Lawrence on bass and New York based, Mark Lockett on drums. .  *PRE-SALE TICKET $15:
Sep
15
Thu
8:00 pm QUIZZICAL @ Sawmill Cafe
QUIZZICAL @ Sawmill Cafe
Sep 15 @ 8:00 pm
QUIZZICAL @ Sawmill Cafe
QUIZZICAL with quiz master PETRUS get your team together – the winter competition is on! $5pp – max 6 per team – pooled entry fee towards winning team on the night, bookings recommended – 3rd Thursday’s thru to November  
Oct
20
Thu
8:00 pm QUIZZICAL @ Sawmill Cafe
QUIZZICAL @ Sawmill Cafe
Oct 20 @ 8:00 pm
QUIZZICAL @ Sawmill Cafe
QUIZZICAL with quiz master PETRUS get your team together – the winter competition is on! $5pp – max 6 per team – pooled entry fee towards winning team on the night, bookings recommended – 3rd Thursday’s thru to November