Entertainment News

Office shenanigans prevail in Death & Taxe$

Following the sell-out season of ’Allo ’Allo in May, the Warkworth Theatre Group is following up with another comedy for the second annual New Zealand Theatre Month in September. The group will present Death & Taxe$ – a rollicking...... Read More

Casting call for new madcap dinner show

Auditions are being held this Wednesday evening, August 7, for Otamatea Repertory Theatre’s next major production, This Is Your Captain Speaking. Director Peter Matheson describes the comedy as a combination of a play, musical, pantomime and...... Read More

20th time lucky for Woodys

The $16.5 million winning ticket that Wellsford’s Woodys Winners sold last month was the highest prize ever won by its customers. The store had put new signage up on the window celebrating its 19th winner when Lotto headquarters rang them up...... Read More

Theatre to feature work of local playwright

Sandspit playwright Joanna Pearce will have two of her one-act plays performed at Pitt Street Theatre in Auckland next month. The plays are Testostrogen and Never Say Never, developmental versions of which have already played to audiences in Mahurangi. Testostrogen...... Read More

Clubs Day win

More than 200 people checked out the Warkworth Groups & Clubs Information Day at the Warkworth Town Hall on Friday, July 26. The event, organised by Warkworth Library, had to be switched from the Old Masonic Hall at the last minute due to more than...... Read More

River’s early days revisited

The Mahurangi River’s coastal trading history, from Gordon Browne’s timber station in the 1830s until the connection of an all-weather road in the 1930s, is the subject of this month’s Warkworth Town Hall Talk. The speaker will be...... Read More

Boogie piano maestro to play at Sawmill

The “queen of boogie piano” performs on Thursday this week at the Leigh Sawmill Café.   Jan Preston, as part of The Jan Preston Trio, present “88 Pianos I Have Known”, featuring projected images, personal anecdotes...... Read More

Series ends with a Boom

Rising opera star Eliza Boom will feature in the final concert of the Sculptureum Winter Series this month. Eliza hails from Whangarei, but the soprano left for England after winning a full scholarship to the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester...... Read More

Ballerinas dance for Hospice

Three dancers, 30 minutes, raising funds for Hospice is a unique fundraising event that features a half-hour ballet performance. It stars Ōrewa dancers Bianca Lungu, 13, and Saskia Connor, 17, as well as 14-year old Lieselle Higgins from Mahurangi...... Read More

Concert may be the bee’s knees

The Hibiscus Coast Singers say they are “knee deep” in rehearsals for their upcoming concert The Bee’s Knees. Their July concerts are brought to you by the letter ‘B’; the choir will present a lively variety of music all...... Read More