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Filmmakers talk at Matakana screenings

Matakana Cinemas has livened up its post-Covid-19 lockdown screenings  with film introductions and Q&A sessions with some of New Zealand’s top filmmakers and actors. The Talk of the Town series kicked off on May 30 when actor and vocal talent...... Read More

Covid creativity on show

Orewa artist Linley Quinlan captured the daily beach walks of local people during lockdown using pencil and paint on the daily newspaper, where you can still faintly make out the Covid-19 headlines. Linley says she used the newspaper partly because...... Read More

Artist finds garage inspiring

Family members make great subjects for James’ paintings. This is his daughter Chloe. Having moved to Orewa from the North Shore recently, artist James Ballantyne says he has found new inspiration. A fourth form teacher “who could actually...... Read More

Art back on Estuary’s walls

Estuary Arts Centre in Orewa will be back up and holding exhibitions under Level 2. Manager Kim Boyd says it is kicking off with two exhibitions – a Cash and Carry by the Auckland Watercolour Society, and the Hibiscus Coast Arts Trail Showcase. The...... Read More

Live music back in Dairy Flat

Dancing, as Dairy Flat Community Hall chair Henk Landweer points out, is very much a contact sport and like every other social activity, it has been shut down. However, under Alert Level 2, the first people were back, seated in front of the stage at...... Read More

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