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Local Maori Women Feature in Auckland Museum Project

Bess Kingi stands proudly in an historic Kahu Kereru (made of Kereru feathers) dated from 1850 and held at the Auckland Museum. The poster featuring Bess is on show at Britomart Train Station Auckland, displayed on their Pavilion Art Walkway. The poster is one of many featuring other Maori and Pa…

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Motoring

Twenty-two years of the Poker Run

What a great turn up of motor bikes, riders, friends and supporters to Mercury Bay Club, Whitianga on Saturday morning, 20 January for the 22nd annual Peninsula Poker Run organised by Peninsula Riderz Whitianga.




Art & Culture

Mercury Bay Art Escape 2024 Open Studios

Mercury Bay Art Escape 2024 opens with the annual Gala Event on Friday, 1 March 2024, 6.00pm at Hot Waves Cafe, Hot Water Beach.Art Escape 2024 will be opened by the internationally acclaimed aerosol and stencil artist FLOX. Her trademark native birds, ferns and flowers are a celebration of Aotearoa’s environmental taonga. FLOX’s trademark of vibrant and confident colour combined with delicacy magically transformed walls into vibrant depictions of the natural world.  See this in her mural on the wall of the alleyway between the town hall and The Cave shop in Whitianga. FLOX has expanded h…

Local Maori Women Feature in Auckland Museum Project

Bess Kingi stands proudly in an historic Kahu Kereru (made of Kereru feathers) dated from 1850 and held at the Auckland Museum. The poster featuring Bess is on show at Britomart Train Station Auckland, displayed on their Pavilion Art Walkway. The poster is one of many featuring other Maori and Pa…

Whitianga Art Group Feature Artist

Marianne will be at the Featured Artist Exhibition on Saturdays and Waitangi Day 10.00am to 4.00pm and Sunday, February 11 and 25 from 10 am to 2pm

Local Maori Women Feature in Auckland Museum Project

Bess Kingi stands proudly in an historic Kahu Kereru (made of Kereru feathers) dated from 1850 and held at the Auckland Museum. The poster featuring Bess is on show at Britomart Train Station Auckland, displayed on their Pavilion Art Walkway. The poster is one of many featuring other Maori and Pa…

Whitianga Art Group Feature Artist

Marianne will be at the Featured Artist Exhibition on Saturdays and Waitangi Day 10.00am to 4.00pm and Sunday, February 11 and 25 from 10 am to 2pm

Music

Music and sunshine at the Hahei lawn charity concert

The best Saturday afternoon menu – Fantastic location, Phil Hart and ‘Dem Bones’ band with their superb music, Walnut and Fig food truck with a fine menu of food and drink, a great cause helping cancer sufferers locally, a generous host, Shaun Jackson, and of course the sun shone, mostly.

Charity Concert Hahei
Local Events

Come to my lawn for a Charity Concert

It’s that time of the year again where Hahei Homestead will be hosting the Annual Lawnmowers Son “Music on the Lawn” charity event: this Saturday, 3 February,  at Hahei Homestead,  from 1.00pm – 4:30pm.
Mick Harvey & Amanda Acevedo
Music

International acts set to wow Whitianga at the Monkey House

A mega talented line up of international acts consisting of Rud Stewart, Mick Harvey and Amanda Acevedo, and Sassafras Bluegrass Band are set to headline and wow Whitianga music lovers at the Monkey House Lounge and Cabaret Bar the first weekend of February.

Dave Dobbyn and Elemenop – loved by the Coroglen Crowd

Sir Dave sang all his original well-loved songs – Slice of Heaven, You Oughta Be In Love, Loyal, Love You Like I Should, and the crowd of over 2,000 sang along – almost every single word of the lyrics they sang from memory. Dave Dobbyn, KNZM is 67. This Knight of the Realm didn’t miss a be…