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Story of Harbour Bridge at Pioneer Village

The Silverdale Pioneer Village is presenting an audio-visual display on the development of the Hibiscus Coast since the construction of the Auckland Harbour Bridge. The Bridge to the Hibiscus is part of the Auckland Heritage Festival. It can be seen...... Read More

Westies walk in Western Reserve

Google ‘Westie Walks’ and you’ll find that walks specifically for this breed are held all over the world, as well as in New Zealand. It seems that owners of the popular West Highland Terriers turn up in their droves to walk with...... Read More

Matakana inspires top poet

Matakana poet Ashley Chan has been shortlisted for the 2017 Montreal International Poetry Prize. His poem Windchime Meadows – Spring has been selected as one of the 50 best poems from over 2200 entries, from 70 countries around the world. The...... Read More

Chitty Chitty car flies into Centrestage

A musical about a magical flying car has required the creative team at Centrestage Theatre to pull out all the stops. Director Cherie Perrow says it’s the first time that Chitty Chitty Bang Bang been produced in a New Zealand theatre and she...... Read More

Locally made sci-fi comedy proves a big hit

A multi-award winning sci-fi comedy filmed partly in Matakana and Warkworth will screen in Matakana this month. This Giant Papier Mache Boulder Is Actually Really Heavy will be screened in Matakana  followed by a Q&A with director Christian Nicolson. Christian...... Read More

Watersheds on talk agenda

Freshwater management, including integrated watershed management in the Mahurangi area, will be the subject of this month’s Warkworth Town Hall Talk on Wednesday, October 11. The guest speaker will be Auckland Council Wai Ora Partnerships team...... Read More

Embroiderers record history

The Magic of Embroidery is the theme of the Warkworth Embroiderers’ Guild biennial exhibition, which will be held in the new Masonic Lodge, Warkworth, on October 13 and 14. As well as showcasing members’ work over the past two years, the...... Read More

Youth musicians play Berlioz

Conductor Antun Poljanich will present Berlioz’ Symphonie Fantastique and John Wells’ latest organ concerto when the Auckland Youth Orchestra performs at the Warkworth Town Hall on Sunday, October 8. The programme will also include Beethoven’s...... Read More

Organist plays in Rata-Tui Duo

Versatile organist Christopher Hainsworth is returning to Warkworth for an organ concert this month, joined by his son, Julien, who plays the baroque cello. The father and son musicians dubbed “The Rata-Tui Duo” will present a varied programme,...... Read More

What’s it like to be Hendrix?

If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to transform into a world famous musician, as a tribute act, a new podcast by Phil Roberts of Manly reveals all. Phil, who has been a guitarist for more than 30 years, formed The Hendrix Project tribute...... Read More