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First recorded in 1858, the regatta was held sporadically until its 1977 Mahurangi Action revival
Save the date : Mahurangi West Hall Sunday 6 October

Save the date : Mahurangi West Hall Sunday 6 October

Sunday 6 October may seem an excessively long way off for the Mahurangi Magazine to be posting a save-the-date notice, but there is  justification. It could be any date to be saved between now and October that utilised the community signboard erected at the intersection…

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Sign on 2025 shoreside Mahurangi Regatta crew

Sign on 2025 shoreside Mahurangi Regatta crew

By signing on the shoreside events crew, Mahurangi Regatta lovers carry forward a tradition dating from before the first recorded, on New Year’s Day 1858. When Mahurangi Action revived the regatta in 1977, the committee members, most of who had lived through the Great…

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Grand future for good-old-fashioned picnic regatta

Grand future for good-old-fashioned picnic regatta

Pointedly billed as a good old-fashioned, leave-your-wallet-at-home picnic regatta since its 1977 revival by Mahurangi Action, the organisation has very determinedly kept it that way ever since. Although the beach had been in public ownership for seven or so years when…

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Re-imagining the Mahurangi Regatta beyond coastal trail

Re-imagining the Mahurangi Regatta beyond coastal trail

That the Mahurangi Regatta is a regional event is beyond dispute. The venerable event’s region-wide appeal is now backed up by data, collected at this year’s regatta by Auckland Council following its decision to grant $4000 towards the costs of hosting the 2015 prize-giving…

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Intricacies of the Gregorian calendar and fixing regatta

Intricacies of the Gregorian calendar and fixing regatta

It’s a reminder of the utility of weeks. When Christmas along with New Year’s Day, fall in the middle of the week, it is all too easy to be set adrift from the structure provided by the seven-day week. But the one-day advance of the immutable seven-day week, and two-day advance on…

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A little about the Mahurangi Regatta

A little about the Mahurangi Regatta

It’s a good old-fashioned leave-your-wallet-at-home picnic regatta. Held on the Saturday of Auckland Anniversary weekend, the Mahurangi Regatta nicely bookends the region’s weekend of festivities that culminate in the world’s largest regatta, sailed out…

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For canine crew members, regatta rules okay

For canine crew members, regatta rules okay

Dogs are welcome at the Mahurangi Regatta, just not everywhere. For example, dogs are not permitted at Sullivans Bay at any time. But next door at Mita Bay dogs can be taken ashore to the beach, so long as they are under direct and continuous control, which probably…

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