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Music duo place third at Rockquest

Playing to hundreds of people at Auckland’s Bruce Mason Centre is certainly a highlight of Ben and Brody Glanfield’s already promising music career. The Stanmore Bay siblings performed at the Smokefree Rockquest national final on September...... Read More

Skills honed for Great Debate

Some of the area’s best communicators will take the mic at the Warkworth Town Hall on Friday, October 18 for the annual Kowhai Festival Great Debate. The event is organised by Warkworth Toastmasters and over the past nine years has raised close...... Read More

Sunday, 13 October >>> Huge Day Out not to be missed

The Kowhai Festival signature event – The Huge Day Out – will be bigger and better than ever this year, with a full day’s programme of live music and more than 200 street stalls. There will also be children’s fairground rides,...... Read More

Lasting reminder

A kowhai tree near the boat ramp on the Mahurangi River will be a lasting reminder of the Kowhai Festival’s 50th anniversary. The tree, donated by Takana Native Trees, was planted on October 1 by the Kowhai Festival Society. ... Read More

Photo time capsule launched

A photography exhibition at the old Masonic Hall in Warkworth this month will mark the launch of an ambitious project to record and archive Warkworth’s growth over generations. Captured: A photographic time capsule of Warkworth – past,...... Read More

Churches combine for special service

Queen’s Service Medal recipient and youth justice advocate Nick Tuitasi will be the guest speaker at a special Kowhai Combined Churches Service on Sunday, October 20. In 2000, Nick was voted one of the top 100 New Zealanders of the century by...... Read More

Services dinner supports spinal research

The Kowhai Festival 50th Anniversary Dinner of Combined Services Clubs will be held at Bowls Warkworth on Friday, October 11. Members of Warkworth Lions, Kowhai Coast Lions and Warkworth Rotary, festival past presidents and current members of the festival...... Read More

Age no barrier for pedalling hospice fundraiser

The indomitable Jim Sonerson, aged 86, will be on his bike again during the Kowhai Festival, raising money for Harbour Hospice. Jim’s target is to ride his stationary bike 1000kms in 25 hours, at four locations, between October 9 and 13. He will...... Read More

Museum rekindles picnics past

Residents young and old are invited to tidy up their teddy bears and bring them along to a special picnic day at the Warkworth Museum on Sunday, October 20. Museum volunteers are organising a day packed full of family-orientated activities, ranging...... Read More

Ukes tune-up for festival fun

Ukulele aficionados are in for a treat when world-renowned fiddler and ukulele player Marian Burns headlines the Mahurangi Ukulele Festival at the Warkworth RSA on Sunday, October 27. Marian is the recipient of numerous awards, including a Lifetime...... Read More