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Sculpture comp comes to Mangawhai

A professional entry from the Orewa competition. Mangawhai Heads beach will host a sand sculpture building competition on Saturday, March 27, modelled on the annual Orewa sandcastle competition. The public is invited to try their hand at sculpting...... Read More

Auckland Arts Festival champions ambitious ideas

The 2021 Auckland Arts Festival reaches Mahurangi this year with three shows at the Warkworth Town Hall. Artistic director Shona McCullagh says the festival comprises a programme designed to unify, uplift and inspire through a “world-class all-Aotearoa...... Read More

Classics on parade in Mangawhai

Bryan May with his  2SS RS Camaro – one of only a handful imported to New Zealand. The car will likely be among those featured at the Custom & Classic Car/Bike Extravaganza Mangawhai Domain will host the inaugural Custom & Classic Car/Bike...... Read More

Art trail on display at Mangawhai on again

Sarah C Gallery More than 40 artists will be putting their work on public display at 22 venues in and around Mangawhai on the weekend of February 27 and 28. The 2021 Mangawhai Art Trail will feature artworks of all types – painting, sculpture,...... Read More

Wild food workshops identify edible plants in Mahurangi

Peter Langlands is a leading expert on free, foraged food. One of New Zealand’s best known foragers is coming to Mahurangi for a series of wild food workshops organised by Zero Waste Matakana Coast. Peter Langlands is based in Christchurch but...... Read More

Back to the future at Estuary Arts

The colours and styles of the 1950s, 60s and 70s are in fashion again and being reinterpreted with a modern twist. A small but packed exhibition at Estuary Arts this month is focused on all things retro. It will include original furniture, fabrics...... Read More

Annual vintage vehicle swap meet

Lovers of classic, retro and vintage cars should head to Warkworth on Saturday, February 27 when the Wellsford-Warkworth Vintage Car Club holds its annual Swap Meet. There will be a vintage car display and stalls selling car parts, collectibles, bric-a-brac,...... Read More

Mangawhai artists inspired by in sequence of numbers

Works by Pauline Mann will feature in Fibonacci: Math and Magic Four artists will explore the Fibonacci sequence in a new exhibition opening at the Mangawhai Artists Gallery later this month. The Fibonacci sequence is an endless series of numbers where...... Read More

‘Punk’ vicar to play Coast church hall fundraiser

St Chads Anglican church will be rocking on Saturday, March 6 when punk singer turned priest Josh Jones brings his band, Secret Chords, to the Hibiscus Coast for the first time. Josh is the vicar at St George’s in Epsom, but in a past life was...... Read More

Te Arai surfer a winner

Activities section winner, Tom Rouse. Runner-up, Kayla Hunia. In third place, Aaron Stephenson. Congratulations to Tom Rouse, of Auckland, who snapped the winning photo in the first section of the Bayleys ‘This is Us’ photo and video...... Read More