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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...

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Posted on 2:06pm Tuesday 02 Feb, 2021

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...

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Posted on 1:53pm Tuesday 02 Feb, 2021

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...

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Posted on 10:56am Monday 11 Jan, 2021

New director for Matakantata Choir

Jenny Eirena Matakantata Choir has appointed Jenny Eirena as its new musical director. A teacher specialising in music,...

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Posted on 10:47am Monday 11 Jan, 2021

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...

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Posted on 10:43am Monday 11 Jan, 2021

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...

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Posted on 9:35am Monday 11 Jan, 2021

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...

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Posted on 4:53pm Thursday 17 Dec, 2020

Rodders keep it local

One of the most popular fundraising events in Orewa, the annual Rodders Beach Festival, is on again this summer. This...

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Posted on 3:24pm Tuesday 15 Dec, 2020

Digging deep for Big Dig

Orewa Lions Club is gearing up for its annual Big Dig fundraiser, and putting it together is a real community effort. For...

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Posted on 3:23pm Tuesday 15 Dec, 2020

Midge Marsden ready to rock Dairy Flat Hall

With a career that spans five decades, Midge Marsden is one of New Zealand's best- known and most well loved musicians. At...

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Posted on 3:06pm Tuesday 15 Dec, 2020