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Asian flavoured festival

Organisers hope that a festival featuring the flavours, sounds and dance of various Asian communities will create a stronger connection between those communities and hospice. The first Beachfront Asian Festival, to be held in Orewa on Saturday, December...... Read More

Asian flavours lit for hospice

Organisers hope that a festival featuring the flavours, sounds and dance of various Asian communities will create a stronger connection between those communities and hospice. The first Beachfront Asian Festival in Orewa on Saturday, December 7, will...... Read More

Cornerstone Christmas celebrated at Sawmill

Sawmill Café favourites Cornerstone Roots return to Leigh for a pre-Christmas party on Saturday, December 21, with two young support groups in tow – Masaya and VanGrove. While Masaya members have brought their next generation indie roots...... Read More

Good Habits play Whangateau

British indie-folk band Good Habits will include a gig at the Whangateau Hall as part of their first international tour next month. Good Habits is fronted by singer and cellist Bonnie Shwarz and violinist Lydia Taylor. They are joined by Pete Shaw,...... Read More

Waipu readies to escort Santa

More than 20 floats, hot rods, classic cars, trucks and fire engines are expected to escort Santa Claus at the Waipu Christmas Parade on December 24. The prize for the best float will be $1000 and there will also be prizes for best new entry, ...... Read More

Americana duo fills folk slot

Family illness has forced a change to the schedule for Whangateau Folk Club on Monday, December 16, with the cancellation of US-based Catherine ‘BB’ Bowness and Alex Rubin’s New Zealand tour. However, two worthy replacements have...... Read More

Warkworth-designed catamaran set to turn heads

The world’s most advanced catamaran – designed, developed and built by Core Builders Composites in Warkworth – will be put through its paces in Whangarei Harbour, starting this week. The seventh F50 catamaran will undergo testing...... Read More

Sun shines on successful Wellsford Show

A meeting will be held in February to discuss the future of the Wellsford Show. “If there is enough enthusiasm and energy, then we’ll go for it,” tireless organiser Lynette Gubb says. “Wellsford is growing and it’s important...... Read More

Tea time at Leigh Hall historical display

There will be a taste and glimpse of days gone by when a traditional high tea and historical display is put on at Leigh Hall on Saturday, November 30, from 10am to 2pm. Old photos, china dolls and vintage crockery will be displayed in a classic parlour...... Read More

Duo takes folk club stage

Veteran Auckland musicians Brenda Liddiard and Mark Laurent will be the guest artists at next week’s Whangateau Folk Club. Brenda and Mark are both singer/songwriters, with their own styles. Mark has a penchant for acoustic rock, blues and reggae,...... Read More