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French influence in paintings

Gulf Harbour painter Pam Naylor will hold a solo exhibition at the Whangaparaoa Library, from March 18 to April 1. And while locals will recognise many of the scenes depicted in the 20 paintings in the show, some will also reflect the 14 years Pam...... Read More

Fiesta set to draw big crowd

More than 150 stalls will set-up along Hibiscus Coast Highway, in Orewa, on Saturday February 16, for the first day of the annual beachside Boulevard Arts Festival. There will also be clowns, children’s activities, amusement rides, two stages...... Read More

Four-hundred-and-forty serviettes and counting

The inaugural Longest Dinner in Orewa on Saturday March 9 looks like being a sellout. Three of the 10 restaurants were completed booked within two days of publicity being released late last year, including Cheek & Chong, which had not opened its doors...... Read More

Burkitt returns to Whangateau

After a sell-out show in 2017, The Frank Burkitt Band is returning to the Whangateau Hall in March with a new set of music. The Wellington-based group is made up of guitarist and lead singer Frank Burkitt, banjo and mandolin player Cameron Dusty Burnell,...... Read More

Rock and roll at the Tahi Bar

A night of rockabilly, skiffle and low-fi blues music is on the cards at Warkworth’s Tahi Bar on Saturday, February 23, when a Masquerade Ball to mark the venue’s 11th anniversary will be held. Bad Neighbours and Durty Murder will both be...... Read More

Puke returns to Warkworth

Steam is returning to the Mahurangi River in Warkworth on Saturday, February 23, when the Auckland Steam Engine Society holds its biennial Warkworth steam meeting at the town wharf. Among the various steam boats on show will be the S.S. Puke, which...... Read More

Truck show roars into Wellsford

Fleets of trucks, tractors and classic cars will be making their way to Wellsford on Sunday, February 24 for the Roaring Truck Show at Centennial Park. The annual Wellsford Lions fundraiser attracts up to 150 big rigs, new and old, together with classic...... Read More

Meditative vibe on Matakana Road

A free outdoor concert entitled Songs of the Soul will be held at the Hungry Elephant on Matakana Road on Saturday, March 9. The concert will feature two Auckland-based performing groups, drawing on the musical legacy of the late musician-composer...... Read More

Kids’ chance to land a catch with Lions

Registrations are open for the 2019 Take a Kid Fishing Day, the annual day out on the water for children who don’t normally get the chance to try their hand at sea-fishing. The event is organised by Warkworth Lions Club and this year will take...... Read More

Fingers crossed for fair weather buskers festival

Acrobatics, balancing feats, juggling and even a hot water bottle inflating strongman called Magic Mike will entertain at the Boulevard of Buskers Festival this month. This is the sixth year that the business association Destination Orewa has brought...... Read More