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Exhibition brings out the beast in local artists

The show includes life sized work by Jill Guillemain. The Patricia Hollis’ work shows birds in a colourful setting. Estuary Arts volunteer Alan Croggon worked with Riding for the Disabled clients including Lucy Krinkel, pictured, to make clay sculptures....... Read More

Coast musicians making their mark

Stanmore Bay brother and sister Ben and Brody Glanfield, are playing gigs every weekend and getting the attention of international stars, and they haven’t even left school yet. Ben, 13, and Brody, 16, are becoming familiar faces around the Coast...... Read More

Ball for a Cause

Whangaparāoa College parents have banded together to support families in need by hosting a Mid-Winter Ball fundraiser on Saturday, June 29. The black tie event, which is open to anyone aged 20 years and over, will raise funds to help subsidise a variety...... Read More

Variety show to share stories and offer support

Well known actress Lisa Chappell is writing, directing and starring in a new variety show for the Healing Through Arts Trust at Warkworth Town Hall on Saturday, July 6. She says The Next Step will raise funds for youth at risk and focus on sharing...... Read More

Festival for Matariki in Wellsford

The third annual Matariki Kapa Haka Festival will be held at Rodney College in Wellsford on Saturday, June 29, starting with a powhiri at 9.30am. There will be performances by kapa haka groups from primary schools and colleges throughout the region,...... Read More

Kaipara Flats hosts ‘ceilidh’

Dust off your kilt and put on your dancing shoes for a ‘ceilidh’ country dance in Kaipara Flats on July 6. The Ranfurly Hall is hosting Scottish duo Twisty Willow for a night of jiving and jigs. Organiser Erica Kretschmar says no experience...... Read More

Flags herald month-long festival

Flags will adorn Warkworth’s main streets from July 1 to celebrate the launch of Elemental AKL – the first month-long festival of its kind aiming to transform Auckland into a “stunning creative canvas”. More than 40 events in...... Read More

Italian maestro in Mahurangi

Celebrated Italian cinematic musician and ukulele player Lorenzo Vignando, aka Ukulollo, will be giving a workshop and performance at Warkworth Town Hall on July 14. Ukulollo says since his music has an important visual component he decided to use...... Read More

Puhoi celebrates 156th anniversary

Puhoi will celebrate the 156th anniversary of  the arrival of settlers from Bohemia on Saturday, June 29. A lunch is being organised in the Puhoi Hall for descendants and their families. Anyone who has connections to Puhoi is most welcome. After...... Read More

Stars align for fundraising gig

A group of musicians who have been household names for decades are coming together for the NZ Walk of Fame show in Orewa. Performers such as Ray Woolf, Suzanne Lynch, Larry Morris and Shane were among the popular Kiwi acts on TV shows C’Mon...... Read More