The Cooks Beach Summer Gala, which runs every year to raise funds for Whenuakite School, is held at the Central Reserve, Cooks Beach on 4th January (each year) 9am to 2pm. Postponement date is Janurary 6 in the event of bad weather. Applications from Stall Holders are welcome - please apply early to avoid missing out STALLS

Highlights at this years Gala:

  • The  Richardsons Real Estate ‘Daisy Dung Drop’ – guess where Daisy (the cow) will do her dung, and you will win $1000 – sponsored by Richardson’s Real Estate Cooks Beach and Hahei (Tickets $5)
  • Over 100 stalls
  • Second Hand bargains
  • Coconut Shy
  • Paintball
  • Face-painting
  • Raffles and prizes
  • Music
  • Rides and entertainment
  • Food: Burgers, Nachos, Curry, Mussel Fritters, Drinks, Hot Dogs, 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

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All proceeds To Whenuakite School – funds will be targeted towards

  • Building upgrades
  • Teacher Aides
  • Playground development
  • IT
  • Literacy and Numeracy Resources