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Flying start for Scottish dance event

A full line-up of dancers for the Ranfurly Scottish Country Dance Club’s first event has left those involved excited about the club’s future. The event was held at the Ranfurly Hall in Kaipara Flats on November 26 and attracted 96 dancers...... Read More

Early date for Orewa Big Dig

The Orewa Lions Big Dig will take place earlier than usual, on Saturday, January 13, next year. The date is carefully chosen to work around tides and not clash with other Orewa events. Orewa Lions project director Mandy Hebben says a bonus for the...... Read More

Summer fun photo competition - win a camera!

Looking forward to summer? Looking forward to camping, fishing, cycling, boating, paddle boarding, kite flying, volleyball, cricket on the beach, catching a great concert or maybe just lazing in the sun? If you are, then be sure to take your camera,...... Read More

Fresh talent on display at martakana

Organisers of martakana believe they have sourced some fresh and exciting art talent for the 2018 exhibition in January. The three-day art sale will feature some local favourites as well as artists from further afield whose work has never been shown...... Read More

Hot rod weekend to fire on all cylinders

Between 400 and 500 hot rods are expected to roar into Orewa for the three-day Rodders Beach Festival, which runs from Friday, January 26 to Sunday, January 28. This is the ninth year that the crowd-pleasing event, which is a fundraiser for the Auckland...... Read More

Sport of strength and skill

PUHOI WOODCHOPPING CARNIVAL INFO The sport of woodchopping is understood to have originated with two men in a bar in Ulverstone, Tasmania, in 1870. Jack Biggs and Joseph Smith had a £25 wager to see who could fell a tree the fastest. While...... Read More

Competitive axemen come to Puhoi carnival

Axes will be swinging at lightning speed in Puhoi again in January, when the annual woodchopping carnival is held in the grounds of the historic Puhoi Pub. More than 20 classes in 14 separate events will take place from 9am on Saturday, January 13, including...... Read More

Kids urged to Dare to Explore

Local libraries are once again running a free summer holiday reading programme for children aged from five to 13. Kia Maia te Whai Dare to Explore is designed to boost holiday reading, as well as the use of te reo Maori and care for the environment. Children...... Read More

Wellness features on A&P programme

The Warkworth A&P Lifestyle Show will feature a new Wellness Centre showcasing a wide variety of treatments to improve the wellbeing of both people and animals. Warkworth A&P Society secretary Penny Webster says the idea is to reposition the A&P show...... Read More

Great art on show

Scores of artists will show off their work at the 24th Great Summer Art Exhibition at the Snells Beach Community Centre over the New Year. Around 100 artists are expected to showcase their work at the exhibition, which attracts about 3000 visitors...... Read More