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New Year’s Day 2020

Another wonderful day at Whakapirau! Beautiful weather, raft & kayak racing, children’s races, tug-o-war, raffles and a delicious BBQ. What more could we ask for? Thanks to all our participants, supporters, helpers and the whole community....we couldn’t do any of...

MidWinter Swim 3 June 2019

We've just found some wonderful photos of this year's MidWinter Swim. Congratulations to all those brave souls who took to the water - and thank you to our Event Coordinator Margaret Bailey and her BBQ crew, Kaipara District Council Deputy Mayor, Peter Wethey who...

ST ALBAN’S CHURCH – WHAKAPIRAU

Whakapirau, a charming seaside village on the shores of the Kaipara Harbour, is home to St Alban’s Anglican Church. Well-loved in the district this historical icon was built in the late 1890s by local builder, Frank Somner, for the princely sum of 500 pounds ($1,000)....

Old Butter Factory

Some interesting historical information for those interested... https://www.nrc.govt.nz/media/9355/appendixbackgroundinformationforkaiparanorthdairyfactory.pdf

“Whakapirau Catch” Fishing Contest 2019

This contest for Whakapirauians, their family and friends, is taking place on Saturday 5 January 2019 - with the weigh-in at 3.00 pm on the tennis court. Any fish (other than Stingray) caught off the beach, the wharf or from a boat around Whakapirau will be accepted....

Whakapirau Fun Day: 1 January 2019

Children's Raft Race.....A close finish with "Flower Power" just pipping their closest rivals to the post. It looks close in the Adult Raft Race........but "The Cuzzies All Out" shook off the competition and emerged as clear winners. The "Whaka Zoo" crew maintained...

WRRA Easter Weekend Activities: 2018

The WRRA AGM at St Albans Church on Saturday 31 March 2018 at 10am For Agenda details, please see WRRA AGM post on this website.   Everyone is welcome at the meeting…..but, to ensure your voting rights, please make sure you are a paid-up member of WRRA. If you haven’t...