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Christmas shopping in Wellsford

Wellsford retailers are offering people two extra incentives to shop local this year, with a street market and late night Christmas shopping on Wednesday, December 23. Shops will be open until 7pm and have bargain tables out on Rodney Street. There...... Read More

Ball tour bouncing into Leigh

Soaked Oats are returning to the Sawmill Cafe just two months after they last played the venue. There will be three bands for the price of one at Leigh’s Sawmill Cafe on Saturday, January 2, when Daffodils, Soaked Oats and Marlin’s Dreaming...... Read More

Free curry and movie night for Wellsford

Keep Wellsford Beautiful Community clean-up group Keep Wellsford Beautiful is hosting a free curry and movie night this Friday night, December 18 at 7pm. Organiser Jerusha Eden says the open air cinema event will take place on the grass between Wellsford...... Read More

Earth Beat festival promises ‘life-changing experiences’

Earth Beat is described as a haven for cutting edge creativity. Early tickets are now on sale for the 2021 Earth Beat Music + Art Festival, which runs from March 17-21 at Atiu Regional Park. This year’s festival, which celebrates the 2021 equinox,...... Read More

The Chills return to Leigh for North Island mini-tour

The Chills will test out new songs in Leigh. Legendary Dunedin band The Chills return to the Leigh Sawmill Café between Christmas and New Year as part of a brief four-date tour of the North Island. The iconic Kiwi group is playing just one other...... Read More

Cowboys set sights on Warkworth

Bull riding is among the most dangerous and hair-raising rodeo events. Photo, Equine Alley Photography. Warkworth Rodeo will be back at the Warkworth Showgrounds on January 1 offering all the usual thrills and spills. It will be the 61st rodeo held...... Read More

Back to the 80s in Leigh

Frisky Business It’s time to dust off your legwarmers and floof up your hair – 80s tribute band Frisky Business are returning to the Leigh Sawmill Café for a show on Saturday, January 9 at 8pm. The flashback set list will include...... Read More

Christmas crafting in Snells Beach

Festive creativity will be on the agenda at Mahurangi East Library this Saturday, December 19 from 10.30am to noon, when the Friends of the Library hold a Christmas crafting morning. Activities will include making gingerbread, clay tree decorations...... Read More

Moving music from violinist

The Red Beach Methodist Church will host a Christmas event with a difference on Saturday December 5. The programme will include a performance by the Shalom Korean Women’s Choir, as well as Hannah Lee, a singer and electric violinist who performs...... Read More

Pop-up play adventure with rescued junk

Junk Play Kids will have the chance to make their own toys and play equipment out of rescued junk in Wellsford’s Centennial Park on Saturday, December 12. Using a range of items and raw materials rescued from landfill by Mahurangi Wastebusters,...... Read More