Entertainment News

Boat designed with Hibiscus beaches in mind

A new boat design is the result of some clever thinking about ways to improve the less interesting parts of boating – finding a park for the trailer and getting the boat in and out of the water as quickly as possible. The result is the Penguin,...... Read More

Getting gruesome with awesome special effects

The fine art of creating realistic scars, wounds, warts and other special effects is the subject of a new class at Estuary Arts Centre in Orewa. Centre manager Kim Boyd has considerable expertise in the making of masks, special effects makeup and wearable...... Read More

Singin’ in the Rain at Centrestage

More than 50 young people, all from local schools, are taking part in Centrestage Youth Theatre’s second show for the year, Singin’ in the Rain JR. The cast members are aged 5–18 and supported by dozens of volunteers. Centrestage...... Read More

Renowned pianist to play in Warkworth

Internationally renowned contemporary pianist Xenia Pestova will perform at the Warkworth Town Hall next month. Lauded for her “dynamic energy and crystalline precision”, Xenia plays at major music festivals and venues around the world and...... Read More

Choir strikes contemporary note

Matakantata Choir will present “Aim for the Stars”, a winter concert to raise funds for Adults in Motion (AIM). AIM provides day programmes for young adults with intellectual disabilities in Warkworth. The concert will feature lighter and...... Read More

Event showcases diversity

An event described as a mix of fashion, entertainment and fundraising, organised by a local Miss Universe candidate, takes place in Orewa this weekend. The Diversity Kanorau Variety and Fashion Show will be held on July 22 at Orewa Arts and Events...... Read More

Top performances at Rock Quest

Both Rodney College and Mahurangi College students earned their musical stripes at the Northland Regional Finals for Rock Quest this month. Rodney College band Weevils and solo artist Mollie Harvey came second in their categories, while Mahurangi College...... Read More

Sharing our ocean stories

Underwater cameraman Steve Hathaway and his daughter Riley, creators of the Young Ocean Explorers series, are on a mission to tell the stories of our marine creatures and local fans can hear from them in person at Orewa library next week. The series...... Read More

Model magic returns to Whangaparaoa Hall

The Auckland Marklin Club’s model train show, which it has been putting on at Whangaparaoa Hall annually since 2015, has become so successful that it is now the major event on the club’s calendar. Local Auckland Marklin Club member Philip...... Read More

Festival has strings attached

Puppets will come to life in various ways at the Festival of Puppetry exhibition at Estuary Arts Centre in Orewa. The festival, which runs from July 5–30, features puppets painted with fluorescent paint, displayed in a darkened room under UV...... Read More