Entertainment News

Folk performance

A four-piece Auckland-based band, Martha & the Backseat Drivers, will be guest performers at the monthly Whangateau Folk Club night, in the Whangateau Hall, on Monday, April 30. The group is well known on the Auckland folk scene and plays a mix of folk,...... Read More

Piano virtuosos play Town Hall

Three pianists steadily making a name for themselves in New Zealand and internationally will perform at the Warkworth Town Hall on April 22. The trio are all studying at the University of Auckland School of Music with Dr Rae de Lisle and Stephen de...... Read More

Warkworth music film festival returns

An eclectic line-up of movies will hit the big screen at the Warkworth Town Hall over Queen’s Birthday weekend, June 1 to 3, for the second Sounds on Screen Festival. Following on the success of last year’s inaugural event, organiser Urs...... Read More

Cohen influence lives on

The life of Canadian singer-songwriter, poet and novelist Leonard Cohen will be celebrated at a commemorative concert in Matakana on May 5. A nine-piece band based in Auckland has put together a two-hour show that pays tribute to arguably one of the...... Read More

Spy game turns sinister

Warkworth Theatre Group will present Spygame by English playwright Bettine Manktelow at the Warkworth Town Hall from May 3. The comedy-thriller concerns a group of complete strangers who are brought together in an English country house on the promise...... Read More

Wellsford conjures up two magic shows

Fans of magic and illusions are spoilt for choice this month, with two magicians performing separate shows at the Wellsford Community Centre within a week of each other. First cab off the rank is Andre Vegas with his Family Fun Magic & Illusion Show...... Read More

Picnic day invitation

Summer will be given its last hurrah at Orewa this Saturday, March 31. A summer family picnic day at the Orewa Reserve, near the Orewa Surf Club carpark, will include beach cricket, volleyball, a treasure hunt, pirate dress-up competition, entertainment...... Read More

Dr Seuss song and dance

Maxwell Hutton is utilising his dancing and teaching abilities in his role as assistant choreographer for Seussical Jnr. Many of Dr Seuss’s best loved characters, including Horton the Elephant and the Cat in the Hat, will be brought to life...... Read More

Show with singalong spirit

If you remember the days when music seemed a natural part of a social get together – a singalong around the piano or joining in with friends playing the guitar at a party – you will relate to the spirit of the New Horizon Variety Show which...... Read More

All sorts of art on display around Mangawhai

Mangawhai’s many artists will be opening their doors and displaying their talents throughout the Easter weekend during the annual Mangawhai Art Trail. The work of 48 artists will be on display at 18 separate venues, from cafes and churches to...... Read More