Mangawhai Activity Zone (MAZ)


The marvelous Mangawhai Activity Zone (MAZ) is really coming into its own this summer. MAZ’s main man, Colin Gallagher, is very enthused by the latest round of improvements. “Our last working bee has seen some fantastic new facilities added to the original innovative playground,” he said. “The cricket pitch is now open, with all-weather Tiger Turf, and so is the junior football field, all marked up with permanent nets. And the new pirate ship really is superb!”

Add to that the skate park and bowls which will be upgraded to Olympic level this year and you have a serious facility for fun. But wait, there’s more. Pump tracks, for use by BMX and mountain bikes are coming too – the junior level will soon be complete, with intermediate and senior on their way. So is a 12-station outdoor crossfit facility – and a soundshell.

“Oh, and the carpark is being extended and upgraded too,” Colin adds. “No more potholes. There’s even a CCTV camera for security – which has already proven its worth by filming a stolen boat being driven past a couple of weeks ago!”

Gear your littlies (and biggies) up for MAZ – it’s all going on there in 2017. | Molesworth Drive, Mangawhai | Colin T: 021 955 850