News & Events

Leigh Family Fishing Contest

Locals have done well organising this fundraiser.

Funds go to the local fire brigade, school and also Westpac Rescue Helicopter.

See article in the NZ Herald.

 

July School Holidays

Want to be a Mini Marine Scientist?

PowerPoint Presentation

 

 

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.

Upcoming Events

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/
Sep
5
Sat
9:30 pm Psycho Roadshow @ Sawmill Cafe
Psycho Roadshow @ Sawmill Cafe
Sep 5 @ 9:30 pm
Psycho Roadshow @ Sawmill Cafe
60’s Garage / Alt Country
Sep
6
Sun
10:30 am Treasure Hunt @ Warkworth Ambulance Station
Treasure Hunt @ Warkworth Ambulance Station
Sep 6 @ 10:30 am
Treasure Hunt @ Warkworth Ambulance Station
Dress Up and theme Optional (Prizes/points for dress-up) Register by 18 August 2015 at the station or via email with number of people, registration of vehicle and theme. Drinks and BBQ after, Gold Coin Donation ALL PROCEEDS TO WARKWORTH ST
5:00 pm Skyscraper Stan @ Sawmill Cafe
Skyscraper Stan @ Sawmill Cafe
Sep 6 @ 5:00 pm
Skyscraper Stan @ Sawmill Cafe
(SOLO) TROUBADOUR ROCK N’ ROLL
Sep
11
Fri
9:30 pm Ahoribuzz @ Sawmill Cafe
Ahoribuzz @ Sawmill Cafe
Sep 11 @ 9:30 pm
Ahoribuzz @ Sawmill Cafe
Nation of the State tour funk fantasticness! from 930pm – presales $20 at the cafe + online soon http://www.ahoribuzz.nz/
Sep
12
Sat
9:30 pm Big Daddy Wilson @ Sawmill Cafe
Big Daddy Wilson @ Sawmill Cafe
Sep 12 @ 9:30 pm
Big Daddy Wilson @ Sawmill Cafe
B.D.W’S MUSIC IS ALL HEART AND NATURAL SOUL With a fabulous warm baritone voice. He draws from a wide stylistic spectrum from blues, folk, soul and gospel. On his side is old band mate from way back and good friend
Sep
19
Sat
8:00 pm Don McGlashan @ Sawmill Cafe
Don McGlashan @ Sawmill Cafe
Sep 19 @ 8:00 pm
Don McGlashan @ Sawmill Cafe
LUCKY STARS SOLO TOUR DOORS 8PM / ONSTAGE 9:30PM Please ring cafe to book a table (not automatic with ticket purchase)
Sep
20
Sun
5:00 pm Eb & Sparrow @ Sawmill Cafe
Eb & Sparrow @ Sawmill Cafe
Sep 20 @ 5:00 pm
Eb & Sparrow @ Sawmill Cafe
country, indie, folk DOORS 430PM / ONSTAGE 5PM presales $15 http://www.undertheradar.co.nz/gig/46013/Eb-and-Sparrow—SunSon-Album-Release.utr
Sep
23
Wed
1:00 pm Armchair Theatre – Galapagos @ Brambles Cafe
Armchair Theatre – Galapagos @ Brambles Cafe
Sep 23 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Armchair Theatre - Galapagos @ Brambles Cafe | Matakana | Auckland | New Zealand
This Armchair Theatre talk by Tony Enderby will included many of the fantastic photographs Tony and Jenny took on their recent visit to the Galapagos Islands. They walked and snorkelled amongst amazing wildlife. Proceeds from this talk will go to

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