Entertainment News

‘Recharged’ Lou Perkins at Snells

Performing at the crossroads of jazz, folk and pop, local singer/songwriter Lou Perkins finds her way back to Little & Local Coffee Kitchen in Snells Beach to perform a one-off concert on Friday, August 30. Lou has been a familiar face around the Warkworth...... Read More

Downton Abbey movie night for A&P

Fans of British TV series Downton Abbey can enjoy a special screening of the new movie version of the period family drama at Matakana Cinemas on Tuesday, September 17. The event is a fundraiser for the Warkworth A&P Show and the $30 ticket price will...... Read More

Prizes for Harbour Hospice’s Catwalk Arts 2019

Morris and James general manager Keiran Rice and decorator Yuka Ludolph with some of the prize tiles for Harbour Hospice’s Catwalk Arts 2019.   Morris and James has been making and donating unique tiles for the hospice wearable art awards...... Read More

Parade of trolleys to celebrate 50th Festival

The 50th annual Kowhai Festival takes place in October and organisers are planning some special events to celebrate the event’s Golden Anniversary.  This includes holding the Huge Day Out in Warkworth on a Sunday instead of a Saturday this...... Read More

Office shenanigans prevail in Death & Taxe$

Following the sell-out season of ’Allo ’Allo in May, the Warkworth Theatre Group is following up with another comedy for the second annual New Zealand Theatre Month in September. The group will present Death & Taxe$ – a rollicking...... Read More

Casting call for new madcap dinner show

Auditions are being held this Wednesday evening, August 7, for Otamatea Repertory Theatre’s next major production, This Is Your Captain Speaking. Director Peter Matheson describes the comedy as a combination of a play, musical, pantomime and...... Read More

20th time lucky for Woodys

The $16.5 million winning ticket that Wellsford’s Woodys Winners sold last month was the highest prize ever won by its customers. The store had put new signage up on the window celebrating its 19th winner when Lotto headquarters rang them up...... Read More

Theatre to feature work of local playwright

Sandspit playwright Joanna Pearce will have two of her one-act plays performed at Pitt Street Theatre in Auckland next month. The plays are Testostrogen and Never Say Never, developmental versions of which have already played to audiences in Mahurangi. Testostrogen...... Read More

Clubs Day win

More than 200 people checked out the Warkworth Groups & Clubs Information Day at the Warkworth Town Hall on Friday, July 26. The event, organised by Warkworth Library, had to be switched from the Old Masonic Hall at the last minute due to more than...... Read More

River’s early days revisited

The Mahurangi River’s coastal trading history, from Gordon Browne’s timber station in the 1830s until the connection of an all-weather road in the 1930s, is the subject of this month’s Warkworth Town Hall Talk. The speaker will be...... Read More