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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

Keeping Abreast busts out at Estuary Arts Centre

An exhibition that opens at Estuary Arts Centre next week is all about body image and focuses on one body part in particular – the female breast. The show, called Keeping Abreast, which runs from September 25–October 29 has been timed to...... Read More

Talented kids line up at RSA

Organisers say that the first heat of the Coast Kids Got Talent Quest held at Hibiscus Coast Community RSA on September 10 proved that there is no shortage of talent out there. In fact the standard was so high that the judges decided to put two additional...... Read More

Focus on Estuary wildlife

Waders and Wonders of Orewa Estuary, an exhibition opening at Estuary Arts Centre this month, will portray the birds, plants and marine animals of the estuary. The opening of the exhibition coincides with the arrival of the eastern bar tailed godwits,...... Read More

See Cup up close at Gulf Harbour

The America’s Cup is paying a special visit to Gulf Harbour Yacht Club this week, on Friday, September 22, ahead of its official tour around the country, which starts next month. Since it was won by Team NZ in June and held high at parades around...... Read More

Writer pens romantic thriller

A background in the British Army and merchant navy has helped a Snells Beach writer produce an action-packed first novel in hard copy. When Thomas Main sent a pitch and three chapters of I’ll Be Back to Pegasus Elliot MacKenzie publishers in...... Read More

Show shines at town hall

The show Perfect Gift, organised by the Healing Through Arts and Action Trust (HTAAT), drew plenty of smiles at the Warkworth Town Hall on September 5. An audience of around 180 people gathered to see the play, directed by top New Zealand dancer Justin...... Read More

Sawmill to kick-start New Zealand killer tour

The Leigh Sawmill Café is the first stop for Callum Gentleman’s New Zealand tour on the back of his new single, Blue Collar Killer. Callum, accompanied by violinist Sam Loveridge and electric guitarist Joel Vinsen, is a singer/songwriter...... Read More

Dancers ranked fourth in world

The ID CO dance crew, including Warkworth dance teacher Sheniya White, came fourth at the World Hip Hop Championships in Arizona last month. The team competed in the Mega Crew Division, which won the NZ championship earlier this year. “First...... Read More

Folk veterans cross genres

Fans of country, bluegrass and swing music are in for a treat on September 25 when the Auckland quartet The Remarkables visits the Whangateau Hall. The group’s repertoire varies widely from the hot swing sounds of Paris in the 1940s to the smoky...... Read More