Entertainment News

Family picnic at the beach

A summer family picnic day will be held at the Orewa Reserve by the Orewa Surf Club, on Saturday, March 31, in what is set to become an annual event. The day’s programme will include beach cricket, volleyball, a treasure hunt, pirate dress-up...... Read More

The Waiheke International Soul Orchestra

The Waiheke International Soul Orchestra was the headline act at the first Leigh Summer Festival on Saturday, February 3, adding a welcome splash of warmth and colour when the clouds loomed and the rain came down. Despite the weather, the new-look fundraiser...... Read More

New radio station seeks home

Plans to launch a new independent community radio station for Warkworth are well on target, but one vital aspect is still needed – studio space in the town centre. Warkworth Community Radio FM, or WCRFM, is the brainchild of Pete Unstead, a DJ...... Read More

Garden setting for sculptures

A diverse range of sculptures by more than 20 different artists will be on public display in a Mangawhai garden over the weekend of Saturday and Sunday, February 24 and 25. Sculpture in the Garden will take place at 69 Moir Street, the home and garden...... Read More

NZ Air Force brings big band sound to Warkworth

The Royal New Zealand Air Force concert band will raise the roof at the Mahurangi College Hall in a concert on Monday, February 19. The 58-member band is about twice the size of the Navy’s concert band, and is currently touring Auckland and Northland. The...... Read More

Electric entertainer returns to Sawmill Cafe

Electronic musician Tobias Jundt, known as Bonaparte, will return to the Leigh Sawmill Café this month after performing there in his second ever New Zealand show 11 years ago. The Swiss-born performer will play the Sawmill on February 22 as...... Read More

Festival lights up quiet winter

Towns and villages throughout Mahurangi will be ablaze with festive lights this winter, if an idea from organiser Murray Chapman takes off. He’s organising the first Mahurangi Winter Festival of Lights, which will be held from Friday, July 13...... Read More

Scottish harpist visits club

In a change of pace from the normal bluegrass line-up, the Whangateau Folk Club will host Celtic harpist Esther Swift on Monday, February 26. Originally from Scotland, Esther has travelled the world with her music making and embraced many different...... Read More

Music and movie weekend at come to local parks

Brendon Thomas and The Vibes, a rock band that gained many fans while competing in X Factor NZ (where they came third), will perform in Manly Park this summer. The afternoon concert, which takes place on Sunday, February 4, from 3pm to 6pm, is part...... Read More

Music and market at new school festival

Leigh School field will be rocking to the sounds of soul funk percussion collective Waiheke International Soul Orchestra on Saturday, February 3. The nine-piece band will be headlining and playing two sets at the new Leigh Summer Festival, which replaces...... Read More