Entertainment News

Warkworth Music anticipates better year

Warkworth Music will open its 2021 season with a concert by Trio Elan on April 17. Warkworth Music is looking forward to a smoother season this year after Covid 19 disruptions forced the cancellation of five of its scheduled seven concerts last year. Seven...... Read More

Romance at House

Love is in the air at Couldrey House this month, as the popular Summer Magic open air concert returns with a distinctly romantic theme on Saturday, February 27. The historic house and gardens in Wenderholm Regional Park will be open from 4pm and all...... Read More

Gibbs Farm sculpture tour funds museum building project

A diverse range of exotic animals, such as zebra and giraffe, call Gibbs Farm home. The organisers of a fundraiser for the Albertland Museum building project, in Wellsford, are hoping it will be ‘third time lucky’ next month. The museum...... Read More

Rhys Darby introduces Holy Grail

Matakana Cinemas will show a re-mastered version of the film. Actor and comedian Rhys Darby will host a sing-a-long at a screening of Monty Python’s Holy Grail at Matakana Cinemas this week. Cinema owner Dan Paine says the event follows a number...... Read More

Adventure playground opens in Matakana

Brendan Coghlan’s enthusiasm for ninjas prompted him to include a ninja warrior course in the new Matakana playground. A top adventure playground that has delighted visitors to Paihia for the last 15 years opens with numerous additional features...... Read More

New director for Matakantata Choir

Jenny Eirena Matakantata Choir has appointed Jenny Eirena as its new musical director. A teacher specialising in music, Jenny formerly conducted choirs at Mahurangi College and more recently at an international school in Papua New Guinea.    Jenny...... Read More

Hospice care inspires artist

Clare Woods at work in her home-based studio. Clare has donated Spring Flight to be auctioned at mARTakana Spring Flight by Clare Woods will be among the colourful and vibrant works for sale at mARTakana – Harbour Hospice’s annual fundraising...... Read More

Jazz acts set to dazzle in Waipu

The Nairobi Trio will star at the Jazz Festival in Waipu. What started out as a proposed jam session for local bands to get together has morphed into a fully-fledged jazz festival in Waipu this weekend.   Organisers of Jazz Festival, Dave Brown...... Read More

Carnival a summer highlight

The Owen Chapman Cup surf carnival has been a feature of summer at Red Beach Surf Club for 65 years. More than 300 surf lifesavers from the Northern and Bay of Plenty regions, along with competitors from clubs further south, are expected to take part...... Read More

Rodders keep it local

One of the most popular fundraising events in Orewa, the annual Rodders Beach Festival, is on again this summer. This time, due to uncertainties around Covid-19, the event has been scaled back a little, and will be held over two days instead of three. The...... Read More