Julie Manahi and her late husband Wally (Motai Pumipi Manahi 14/8/1928- 13/9/2013 first lived at Brighton after they got married in the sixties. They lived in a small farm house down near Kuri Bush. They lost a son Rocky in a car crash several years ago What tremendous work they had done. http://www.stuff.co.nz/life-style/life/10015200/Mum-to-thousands-retires
Brighton Beach Brighton Beach is a very popular small bay of only 120 metres in length. The beach has a Lifeguarding service which is provided by Brighton Surf Life Saving Club located directly behind the bay on the grassy reserve. Swimming is popular during summer while fishing and surfing remain popular all year round. Brighton Beach is exposed to a lot of swell and there are many natural hazards at the beach. All beach users should be careful.