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Local talent goes on display

Local artists are the stars of an upcoming show at Estuary Arts Centre in Orewa. The exhibition features artists that participated in the Arts Trails that ran on the Hibiscus Coast in 2014, 2016 and 2017. The trail provided an opportunity to visit...... Read More

Ducks all in a row for derby

Orewa Beach Kindergarten’s annual fundraiser, the Ducky Derby, will see 750 plastic ducks bob their way down Orewa Estuary on March 29 in a ‘race’ for the finish line. The ducks are numbered and paid for, and the first three across...... Read More

Testostrogen postponed

A planned performance of the transgender play , by Sandspit playwright Joanna Pearce, has been postponed. Performances for school students were due to begin at the Warkworth Town Hall this month. Performances have been rescheduled for September to...... Read More

Pasifika festival at Mahurangi East

Mahurangi East Community Centre will host a mini Pasifika festival and market celebrating the culture of Papua New Guinea (PNG) on Saturday, March 28, from 4pm to 8pm. The event will highlight the indigenous cultures of the five provinces of PNG. There...... Read More

Copperfield fundraiser

Warkworth Rotary will hold a special advanced screening of David Copperfield at the Matakana Cinemas on Wednesday, March 25, at 6pm. The film is based on Charles Dickens’s iconic semi-autobiographical novel, chronicling the life of a young man...... Read More

River history launches Warkworth Town Hall talks

Browne and the HMSS Buffalo, off Spar Station Cove on the Mahurangi River, will be the subject of the first Warkworth Town Hall Talk of the year, which will be held on Thursday, March 26. The speaker will be Auckland Council cultural heritage specialist...... Read More

Entries open for Art’nTartan

Organisers are calling for entries for this year’s Art’nTartan wearable arts spectacular. This year marks the 10th anniversary of Waipu Museum’s wearable arts contest and show. Participating artists and designers will vie for a prize...... Read More

Sculpture park opens for museum fundraiser

While the awe-inspiring sculptures undoubtedly steal the show, a diverse range of exotic animals such as giraffe, zebra and North American bison also call Gibbs Farm home. The Gibbs Farm sculpture park, overlooking the Kaipara Harbour, will open...... Read More

Creative Matakana discussion panel tackles gender bias

Member of the Pacific Sisters art collective, Rosanna Raymond, will participate in a panel discussion on women and art. Photo, Rebecca Zephyr Thomas A series of Creative Matakana arts workshops will conclude with a panel discussion on gender bias in...... Read More

Young Shakespeareans head for London

Two young Hibiscus Coast actors will head to Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre in London as part of the NZ Young Shakespeare Company – an opportunity they are grabbing with both hands. Thomas Smith of Silverdale, 18 and Duncan Macintyre of Manly,...... Read More