Entertainment News

BBQ comp smokin’

Calling on kids for a burger building competition. There will be plenty to eat. The Smoke on the Coast barbecue competition is returning to Whangateau Holiday Park on Saturday April 24. Last year’s competition was delayed until December due...... Read More

Funding boost for Leigh library’s 150th anniversary

Leigh library secretary Wendy Brown, front centre, gets a big cheque from Mahu Community Trading Post chair John Carr, front right. They are surrounded by Trading Post volunteers.    Continuing its tradition of supporting local good...... Read More

Trio Élan set to dazzle in Warkworth

Trio Élan, from left, Donald Armstrong, Sarah Watkins and Simon Brew. Three of New Zealand’s leading chamber musicians will perform in Warkworth next month. Ensemble Trio Élan comprises Donald Armstrong on violin, Simon Brew on...... Read More

Suicide survivor shares experiences

Robert Mokaraka Actor Rob Mokaraka will hold a show in Warkworth to share his experience of attempted suicide in an effort to save people’s lives. He says the aim of Shot Bro – Confessions of a Depressed Bullet is to give people the tools...... Read More

Balinese flavour at Estuary Arts Kindness furniture sale

An exhibition and sale currently on at Estuary Arts Centre in Ōrewa aims to celebrate the creativity of Balinese artists, provide an ethical source of crafts and promote sustainability. The Kindness Furniture on display features handmade items from...... Read More

Exhibition returns this Easter

Lovers by Suzanne Williams will be among the paintings at the Kawau Bay Artists’ Easter exhibition. Kawau Bay Artists have high hopes of a successful Easter exhibition following the cancellation of last year’s exhibition due to the Covid...... Read More

Sale fundraises for four-legged friends

Karen Gibbons and Tank the fox terrier with a few of the items to be sold in Matakana. A massive garage sale will be held in Matakana on Easter Saturday, April 3, to raise funds for Longacres Animal Haven, a dog rescue based in Wellsford. The cash-only...... Read More

Students’ DNA-inspired folly wins praise at Brick Bay

From left, Pip Cheshire, Rita Cai, Richard Didsbury, Daniel Ho and Raymond Yoo. The delivery of the sixth, and latest, folly at the Brick Bay Sculpture Park was a little delayed due to Covid-19 restrictions, but is now open to the public. A six-metre...... Read More

Variety show promises plenty of razzmatazz

Kelly Lim Harris and Karl Perigo will contribute to the fun at the Royal Variety Show. New Zealand’s leading provider of daytime concerts for seniors comes to Warkworth Town Hall on Thursday, March 25. Operatunity will present its 20th Anniversary...... Read More

Old Boys swap boots for tyres with new Raiders car club

The Hibiscus Coast Raiders rugby league club is spreading its social wings with the formation of a new car group for members and friends. Club chair Carl Clayton says the idea came when a group of Old Boys realised that many of them owned classic cars,...... Read More