Entertainment News

Greg Johnson returns from California to Sawmill

Los Angeles-based Kiwi songsmith Greg Johnson returns to New Zealand for a short tour in March, including a show at Leigh Sawmill Café on Saturday, March 24 at 9.30pm. He will be supported by special guest Ben King. Greg’s shows are known...... Read More

Mazzoli Trio to kick off 2018 concert season

Warkworth Music kicks off its 2018 concert programme with the Mazzoli Trio, a string trio playing Haydn, Françaix, Schubert and more on Sunday, March 18 at the Old Masonic Hall, Warkworth.   Formed in 2015, the emerging musicians are based...... Read More

Nashville fiddle duo on tour

A night of something different is being promised at Whangateau Hall on Thursday, March 8, when Nashville-based five-string fiddle players, Rachel Baiman and Christian Sedelmyer, take the stage. Rachel is a former Illinois state fiddle champion and...... Read More

Newcomers step up for Mangawhai walking event

Bookings for the 19th annual Mangawhai Walking Weekend opened last month and organisers are pleased at the number of new walkers who have signed up for one of the nearly 30 events on the programme. Unlike previous years, the weekend will start on Thursday,...... Read More

Piano solo at Leigh Sawmill

American composer Rachel LaFond (pictured) will perform her original solo piano music at the Leigh Sawmill Cafe on Sunday, March 4. Rachel is described as a musical poet who tells epic tales about life’s mysteries and its most powerful moments...... Read More

Theatre group seeks scripts from local playwrights

Warkworth Theatre Group (WTG) is calling on local writers to submit short play scripts for a planned festival to celebrate New Zealand Theatre Month in September this year. Warkworth Theatre Festival coordinator Sally Knight says local writers are...... Read More

Pioneer Village hosts mini Antiques Roadshow

Fans of Antiques Roadshow will be able to line up in Silverdale to have the value of their own treasures assessed. Antiques expert John Perry will be at the Silverdale Pioneer Village on Friday, March 2 to appraise people’s items in return for...... Read More

Every dog has its day at Hot Diggety Show

Dogs of all descriptions, and their owners, are invited to attend the Hot Diggety Dog Show in Orewa on Sunday, March 11. The show, described as “a not-so-serious dog show for the family pooch”, was a big success for Orewa Lions last year,...... Read More

Top tune maker to entertain children

Award winning singer songwriter Anika Moa will bring her high energy Chop Chop Hiyaaa! show for children to Orewa this month. As part of the Auckland Arts Festival, Anika will perform at the Orewa Community Centre on March 10. The show will be 45 minutes...... Read More

A celebration of sandiness

Sand sculptors of all ages will turn a section of Orewa Beach into a mini sculpture park for a single day, having a lot of fun in the process. The annual Orewa Beach Sandcastle competition is on Saturday, March 17. This is the fourth year that the...... Read More