Mangonui Festival 10th Year and Snapper Bonanza

Mangonui Festival on March 6 2021! Be there for great bands. plenty of stalls, and to meet the locals. And a big birthday surprise!

Mangonui Festival 

The gates open at 12 pm on March 6 2021. We are celebrating 10 years of the festival fun this year so it is not to be missed!

The Festival draws locals from across the Far North but it is a mecca for no locals too. Great bands on the main stage, line dancers, youth performances, loads of quality food and beverage stalls - and the local shops and pub get in on the fun also! 

Last year we just got in before COVID 19 - what a different time that was ( pre COVID) So this year is a real celebration that we have "beaten" COVID this time also. 

 

Another stalwart Far North Event is the Ngai Takoto Snapper Bonanza Surfcasting Competition, this year set down for March 16-20. This is great week of fishing the world famous 90 Mile Beach ( harder than it looks!) and you can go in the draw for the heaviest Snapper ( prize of $30 000) or the average weight snapper ( $10 000) But what the locals enjoy is the massive spot prizes culminating in a ticket holder - doesn't have to be a fisherman winning the Mitsubishi Triton!

Mitsubishi Tiriton Winner

 

 

 

Posted by Rosemary Archibald on December 01, 2020