Entertainment News

Coast films capture retirement home realities

A short, fun but often real look at life in a retirement home forms the backdrop for a short film series called The Dusketeers, released by Hibiscus Coast U3A this month. The six films in the series average around seven to eight minutes and are available...... Read More

Orewa Mum bakes up big on screen

Coasties will have a contestant of their own to barrack for when The Great Kiwi Bake Off premieres this week on TVNZ 2. Vanessa Bradley, of Orewa, will be one of 12 contestants going spatula to spatula in the new series, vying for the coveted title...... Read More

Eclectic show entertainment line-up

A full programme of entertainment, both on the ground and in the air, has been lined up for the Silverdale School Country Show Day on Saturday October 27. A father at the school, Shane Menzies, who is also an electrical technician with the Royal NZ...... Read More

Centrestage travels down nostalgic yellow brick road

Centrestage Theatre will wrap up the year with one of Hollywood’s all time favourite stories The Wizard of Oz. L. Frank Baum’s tale of a Kansas farm girl who travels over the rainbow to discover the magic of home has been entertaining audiences...... Read More

Wild West rides into Warkworth for 49th Kowhai Festival

A bucking bull will be one of the drawcards when the Wild West-themed 49th Kowhai Festival kicks off later this month. The festival’s Huge Day Out will take place on October 27 in Warkworth on Queen Street. Kowhai Festival chair Murray Chapman...... Read More

Theatre spices up Kowhai Festival with variety show

Warkworth Theatre Group will present its own spin on the Kowhai Festival’s Wild West theme with a Variety Show featuring song, dance, sketches and short plays. But the show pushes the boundaries beyond the west to also include a tribute to sixties...... Read More

Mental health in spotlight at one-off Waipu show

A black comedy about motherhood and mental health is coming to Waipu this month for a one-off performance at the Black Sheep Farm Country Homestead on Cove Road. Lisa Brickell, who wrote the “dark, but horrendously funny” show, stars with...... Read More

Labour Weekend means it’s time for leisure

It’s time for Labour Day long weekend once again – the kickstart to summer, and all the local fun, games (and extra traffic) that usually entails. There’s plenty going on as usual, with new events joining old favourites and something...... Read More

Roger Hall comedy comes to Centrestage

Jodie Dorday says that being an acting ‘multi-tasker’, able to act on stage or screen as well as dance and sing, has given her some wonderfully varied roles – among them, a woman with MS in Shortland Street, the dance teacher in...... Read More

Fun with colour and cameras at school holiday art workshops

Warkworth artist and photographer Karen Williamson is holding a series of art workshops for children during the second week of the current school holidays. There are four workshops on offer to children aged seven and over, and all will be held in the...... Read More