Entertainment News

Back by popular demand

By popular demand, the Showtime variety shows held at Peninsula Club retirement village will be going ‘on the road’ The shows, organised by village resident Sandi Crawford, are put on four times a year. Around 35 residents are in the group...... Read More

Laughter the best medicine for health professional

By day, Dan and Amanda Moore are health professionals, but at night they take the stage in improvisational comedies. The couple run The Manly Osteopath and Wellness Coaching Practice and Amanda says improvisation (improv) has great spin offs for Dan’s...... Read More

Ancestry inspires folk singer

A performance by songwriter and finger-style guitarist Niels Gedge will bring the songs of early settlers to the stage of the Whangateau Hall on Monday, July 30. Niels has performed throughout New Zealand, as well as in the United Kingdom, Fiji and...... Read More

Swedish-based trio shines a light on new music

Swedish-based chamber music trio The Klara Kollektiv will play at the Warkworth Town Hall as part of their New Zealand tour. The Klara Kollektiv’s programme aims to shine a light on new repertoire as well as sharing familiar favourites.   The...... Read More

Tales collide in the woods

Otamatea Repertory Theatre presents Into the Woods by Stephen Sondheim through to July 29. The musical intertwines the plots of several Brothers Grimm and Charles Perrault fairy tales, exploring the consequences of the characters’...... Read More

Students mix it up for balls

Voting for king and queen at the ball is a popular tradition, with Jennifer Thomas and Ken Finlayson picking up the title for Rodney College last year. Mahurangi College Location: Crowne Plaza, Auckland, 128 Albert Street. Date and time: July 28,...... Read More

International tribute act headlines hospice show

Hibiscus Hospice is once again hosting its Best of British Show, which quickly sold out last year. The show is all about dancing the night away with your friends to songs by The Beatles, Rod Stewart, Lulu and Cilla Black. The performance by Lili Latham...... Read More

Hogwarts main attraction at museum

A large detailed replica model of the school in the Harry Potter books, Hogwarts Castle, is one of the highlights of a new exhibition of miniature buildings and rooms at Warkworth District Museum this month. The display of scaled-down versions of shops,...... Read More

Leigh on Deans’ national tour

Christchurch born singer-songwriter Julia Deans hopes her latest national tour will change female participation in the music industry. Deans will play at the Leigh Sawmill Café on August 4, one of nine shows inspired by the release of her We...... Read More

Art’n’Tartan returns

The popular wearable art show, Art’n’Tartan, will take place this month in the Waipu Celtic Barn. The new show will be under the direction of Waipu Artist Annie Newall, in collaboration with dance and performing arts teacher Jayden Rudolph....... Read More