Entertainment News

Absurdist wit performs at Leigh Sawmill

Poet and novelist Dominic “Tourettes” Hoey will perform at the Leigh Sawmill this month alongside Australian-based singer songwriter “Skyscraper” Stanley Woodhouse. Dominic performs a mix of political satire and absurdist observations...... Read More

Music and more for Carols in the Park

Warkworth shops and businesses are being encouraged to keep their doors open a little later on Friday, December 1, when Warkworth Rotary’s annual Carols in the Park Christmas celebration will be held at Lucy Moore Park. This year’s concert...... Read More

Town Hall glamour

It’s time to dust off the tuxedos and ball gowns for the Town Hall Ball on Saturday, December 2. The “dress to the nines” event is being organised by Warkworth Rotary to raise funds for its Dictionaries in Schools programme. Last year...... Read More

Bands jazzin’ at Matakana gig

Two great local jazz bands will combine to present an afternoon of swinging jazz at the Matakana Hall on Sunday, November 26, starting at 2pm. Mahurangi Ramblers will step-up with their toe-tapping New Orleans-style jazz, while Jazz Connection will...... Read More

Filmmakers on track for Tauranga

Two Mahurangi College filmmakers will walk the red carpet in Tauranga on November 22 as part of the International Youth Silent Film Festival. Samuel Chitty and Ysabella Stevenson, both Year11, had their movies selected for the finals of the New Zealand...... Read More

Spring fling for garden club

For the past 50 years, the Hibiscus Coast Garden Club (formerly Whangaparaoa Horticultural Society) has celebrated Spring by filling a hall with homegrown flowers and produce. There are 70 categories in this year’s Annual Flower Show at Whangaparaoa...... Read More

Brand guru visits Warkworth

How should the Mahurangi region, and Warkworth in particular, brand itself? Should we continue to identify the town with kowhai flowers and ducks, or is it time to update the images that symbolise Warkworth? These are some of the themes that are likely...... Read More

Women to shine at celebration

A women’s song and dance troupe, comprising migrant strawberry pickers from Tonga, will be among the performers at the annual Pasifika Christmas Celebration held at Mahurangi College on November 18. The Tongan presence at the celebration has...... Read More

Acrylic art secrets revealed

Australian artists Lucy and Barry McCann are sought after as painters and art teachers, so their workshop at Estuary Arts Centre in Orewa next month is exciting for the artistic community. The McCanns are both fulltime professional artists who work...... Read More

Show canned

The Wellsford Country Show has been cancelled this year following an Auckland Council decision to undertake drainage work at Centennial Park during November. Wellsford A&P Society vice president Lynette Gubb says she is disappointed the show will not...... Read More