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The Cooks Beach Summer Gala raises funds for Whenuakite School and is held at the Central Reserve, Cooks Beach on 4th January (every year) from 9 am to 2 pm.  Applications from Stall Holders are welcome - please apply early to avoid missing out STALLS


Highlights at this year's Gala:

                                             NEW FOR 2021: Food Trucks, Family fun games

  • The  Richardsons Real Estate ‘Daisy Dung Drop’ – guess where Daisy (the pony) will do her dung, and you will win $1000 – sponsored by Richardson’s Real Estate Cooks Beach and Hahei (Tickets $5)

  • Over 100 stalls

  • The Mercury Bay Informer Jar Throw - some amazing prizes are up for grabs - – sponsored by The Mercury Bay Informer

  • Whenuakite School Sustainable Goods and produce stall

  • Music & Face painting

  • Rides and entertainment

  • Food: Whenuakite School Infamous OPC Mussel Fritters as well as Famous Whitianga Butcher Sausages,

  • EFTPOS facility will be available for cash on the day, at the Fire Brigade









To get to the Gala:

Head to the Centre of Cooks Beach – all signposted - or catch the  Whitianga Ferry from Whitianga to Ferry Landing, then

  • Bus from Ferry Landing: Check timetable at Go Kiwi

  • Taxi: phone: 0274 422 5899 Cathedral Cove Shuttle

  • Cycle (15 min)

  • walk (40 minutes)​​​



All proceeds To Whenuakite School – funds will be targeted towards

  • Building upgrades

  • Teacher Aides

  • Playground development

  • IT

  • Literacy and Numeracy Resources










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