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Ghouls and ghosts gather at Gulf Harbour Gala

Organisers of the annual Gulf Harbour Primary School gala have come up with a spine-tingling theme this year. The Spooky Gala will be held on Saturday October 28 complete with a haunted house, costume parade, giant lolly scramble and zombie survival...... Read More

Diverse themes covered by Coast painters

Around 135 paintings by members of Hibiscus Coast Artists will be displayed at Coast Plaza from October 22 to 29. The annual exhibition will feature a range of work in oils, acrylics, pastels and water colours. Hibiscus Artists is one of the most...... Read More

Double banger celebration

The Weiti Festival at the Te Herenga Waka o Orewa Marae, in Silverdale, on Saturday November 4, will be a double celebration. The free community event will mark both the official opening of the marae and an Eco Fun Day celebrating environmental initiatives...... Read More

Orewa Beach Festival hotting up

Hibiscus Rodders are revving up for next year’s Beach Festival in Orewa with some early registration bonuses. Anyone who pre-registers their vehicle gets an extra chance to win a six-night trip for two to Los Angeles. “But those purchasing...... Read More

Tongan travellers entertain

A religious group of 10 Tongan travellers has been entertaining and supporting people in the Warkworth area this month. The group, called 3D for discipleship, develop and deploy, has done everything from weeding in Snells Beach to singing at Amberlea...... Read More

Neutered Frank meets bonking Bond

Warkworth Theatre Group returns for its first plays in the newly renovated Warkworth Town Hall with a double bill written by New Zealand playwright April Phillips. Theatre group secretary Sally Knight says it’s the first time the group has been...... Read More

Guest conductor takes the rostrum

Guest conductor Sola Tuo will lead the Kowhai Singers in their next concert, “Twas in the Moon of Wintertime”. The programme will range from rousing spirituals to a mix of traditional and modern choral works and reflects the refreshing...... Read More

Double bill at Whangateau

Popular folk group Albi & The Wolves will return to the Whangateau Hall on Friday, November 3. The show will be a double bill with Looking For Alaska – Hamilton’s pop folk duo of Amy Maynard and Aaron Gott – also appearing on the...... Read More

Cleanout inspires exhibition

Mangawhai Heads artist Bevan Lawrence is clearing out all 36 artworks from his home to go on exhibition at Mangawhai Art Gallery. The exhibition, Umbrellas! Colour and Texture, will run from October 26 to November 8, and will also feature works from...... Read More

Kindy Kapa Haka kickstarted

It was “organised mayhem” in Whangaparaoa School’s hall on September 18 when 300 kindergarten pupils, along with their teachers and parents, gathered to take part in a kapa haka festival called Haere Tahi (journey together). Eight...... Read More