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WHANGAREI LEADER, FEBRUARY 15, 2011
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This is a free listing of upcoming events in Whangarei.
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publication for inclusion. While every care is taken to ensure
accuracy, the Leader accepts no responsibility for errors,
omissions or inaccuracies in the information provided.
15-16: The Butler by Loons Circus Theatre Company, circus
meets satire, Capitaine Bougainville Theatre, tickets Ticketek.
15-Mar 20: Sun, Sea and Sandfies summer exhibition. Kiwi
North, Whangarei Museum and Heritage Park. 438-9630.
15-Mar 27: Ann Verdcourt Survey Exhibition - Te Manawa
Museums Trust and Sarjeant Gallery. Whangarei Art Museum,
Water St. 430-4240.
16: Whangarei Go By Bike Day Breakfast. 6.45-9am Whangarei
Central Library. Free. 437-9600.
17: Sweetpea Productions variety beneft concert, Capitaine
Bougainville Theatre, 7.30pm. $18 Ticketek.
17: Lunchtime Concert. Art Zegelaar School of Piano, 192 Bank
St. 12.30-1.15pm. free.
17: Orienteering pathfnding event-1hr fun run/walk using a
map. Meet Laurie Hall Park 5.30pm, 6pm Start. 021-412-041.
17: Free Swing Dance Lesson. Kamo High School, 7-8.30pm.
17- 20: Northern Knights vs Central Stags Plunket Shield
Cricket. 10.30am. Cobham Oval. Free. 438-2400.
18: Operatunity Presents - The Best of Modern Musicals. 11am,
Central Baptist Church, 202 Bank St. $28.
18: Pecha Kucha #8. 7.30pm. Rock wall Quarry Arts Centre,
Selwyn Ave. $5, under 15s/ seniors koha.
18-Mar 5: The Book Club solo play performed by Carolyn
Freebairn Octagon Theatre. 438-8135.
19: Whangarei Growers Market. Water St Carpark, 6.30-
19: John St Car Boot Sale, food and goods for sale carpark 9am-
19: WINGS Project Promise Fundraiser. Second Hand Market
John St. 7.30am-12noon. Casual and business clothing.
19: Garage Sale St. Pauls Church Centre, corner Boswell St and
Station Rd. 8.30am.
19: Artisans Fair Endless Summer Markets. 7am-2pm Cafer
Park. Arts, crafts, collectables, culture, community, crafts for kids &
performance. Live music.
19: Morrison Hall Markets. 8am-1pm. R.S.A. Gardens, Rust Ave.
Fine weather only. 433-2775.
19: Dress for Success Northland PWG Kids Big Day Out - free,
fun, interactive workshops for children 7-11, Hurupaki School,
11am - 3.30pm. 435-2953.
19: Vodafone Warriors vs Burleigh Bears. Northland Events
Centre, Okara Dr. 430-4833.
19-20: Exhibition: 150 years of history, Glenbervie and
surrounding districts, 10am-4pm Sat, 10am-3pm Sun, Glenbervie
Hall, Ngunguru Rd. 437-6916, 437-5718.
19-20: Screen-acting Workshop with Miranda Harcourt.
9.30am-4.30pm Old Library Arts Centre, Rust Ave. Sat teens, 20
adults. $50. 430-0710.
20: Tikipunga Tavern Carpark Market. Wanaka St. 7am-12pm.
Stalls $5. 433-7116.
20: John Street Sunday Markets. Cnr John & Robert Streets.
20: Whangarei Mayoral Cycle Challenge. 9.30am (registration
from 8.30am), Pohe Island. Free. www.sportnorthland.co.nz.
20: Maungaturoto Primary School Trail Ride, 9am-3pm, kids
track $10, 35km track $15 youth, $35 adults. 0274-907-602 or
20: Free Community Guided Snorkel Day. Smugglers Cove
10am-2pm at Smugglers Cove. Weather permitting, free. 434-
21-Mar 4: Whangarei: Love it Here billboard exhibition. Old
Library Community Arts Centre, Rust Ave. Free.
24: Dress for Success Northland and Kellys Automotive Get to
Know Your Car 6pm-8pm, $25, 438-5505, 430-3728.
24: Orienteering pathfnding event-1hr fun run/walk using a
map. Suitable for all ftness levels. Meet Kensington Park Marist
Clubrooms at 5.30pm, 6pm Start. $6/map, 021-412-041.
25: BNI Charity Golf Day. Tee off 11am Whangarei Golf Club,
Denby course, Tikipunga. $250 per team. Proceeds to North Haven
Hospice/ Northland branch of Dress for Success. www.cocurullo.
25: Friday Night Markets. Arts, craft, collectibles, antiques, bric
a brac, young designers, bar food stalls, music. Old Library 5.30-
9.30pm. Gold coin entry. 430-6432.
25: Storehouse funky blues band, Ballroom Billiards Saloon,
25-26: Beach and Boat Fishing Competition. Fishing starts
Fri 5.01am ends Sat 4pm. Marsden Cove Marina. $125 senior, $20
junior (14 and under). JoArna Hulse 027-474-2225 or Tony Wheeler
25-27: Whangarei Open 2011 (squash). Entries close Feb 21.
26: John St Car Boot Sale, food and goods for sale John St car
park 9am-12pm, sellers $15 site from 7.30am. 021-2085-201.
26: Glenbervie Monthly Market, 9am-1pm, crafts, clothes,
plants, produce, second-hand goods, Glenbervie Community Hall,
Ngunguru Hall. Stalls $5, 437-6916.
27: Northlands Family Fun Day Out. Toll Stadium, Okara
Dr 10am-4pm. Entry by family note donation. Live music, dance
groups, kapa haka, pipe band. Food - pit roast, pizzas, sushi, hot
dogs, chippies, candy foss and lots more. Sport introductions, truck
rides, radio control cars, bouncy castle, magician, novelty horse
racing, tug of war, coconut shy, stalls. 436-1334, 021-170-0273.
Members, their guests & affiliates welcome. Cour tesy van available.
Ph: (0 9) 435 1765 Meldrum St, Kamo
Check out our website www.kamoclub.co.nz
This week at
Saturday 26th February
7-11pm. No cover charge.
Sunday 27th February
Tea Dance. 5-9pm.
*Wednesday to Saturday
*Sunday $15 Buffet 5-7.30pm
*Members Discount Applies
NEW MEMBERS WELCOME! Only $50 to join!
The R & B Connection: From left: Peter Martin on bass and vocals, Gavin Dacombe on
drums and Tony Littlejohn on lead guitar and vocals.
A popular Kaipara band
will be playing at
McMorrisseys on Febru-
The R & B Connection
is a new showband
formed from professional
entertainers from well-
known bands in the
Lead guitarist and
vocalist Tony Littlejohn
was a founder member of
Blerta which toured New
Zealand in the 1970s.
Band members in-
cluded Bruno Lawrence
on drums and jazz singer
Later Tony started his
own band called Little-
john which has been
recording for many years
with great success.
Drummer for the R &
B Connection is baby
boomer Gavin Dacombe.
Gavin is one of the
oldest drummers playing
today and still loving it.
With 50 years in the
Gavin has played for
bands including Maori
showband the Blackwood
Trio and Waikato band
Crossroads. He backed
overseas and New Zea-
land artists at the Wai-
tangi Tourist Hotel for
Dark horse of the
group is bass guitarist
and vocalist Peter
Martin. Before starting a
career in advertising
Peter played for the
Minors Showband in
The band reached the
finals of the Loxene
Golden Disc Awards in
1965 and later were
finalists in the Apra Sil-
ver Scroll awards.
Later Peter played for
the Initials in Wellington
at the popular Caltex
This band was also a
finalist in the Loxene
Golden Disc Awards in
lures in anglers
The Ruakaka area will
be over run next week
as hundreds of keen
fishermen and women
hit the waters for the
annual Carters Beach
and Boat Fishing
The largest fishing
competition in New
Zealand, now in its
sixth year, attracts
anglers from as far
afield as the US,
Canada and Australia.
The competition is
renowned for its big
snapper and kingfish
venture out to the Hen
& Chicken and Moko-
hinau Islands north-
west of Great Barrier
and about 55km out in
to the Hauraki Gulf.
The biggest snapper
recorded in the annual
in at a hefty 11.33kg
while the heaviest
kingfish tipped the
scales at 26.2kg. In
2010 the heaviest
snapper was 10.07kg
and the kingfish
8.63kg. The winning
fish are retained by
the organisers but the
remainder are sold for
the benefit of local
The heaviest snapper
wins the angler a
$29,900 prize package
that includes a jet ski
and other fishing es-
sentials. Daily prize
packs are valued at up
to more than $2000.
gets under way with a
briefing night at Mars-
den Cove Marina on
February 24. Fishing
begins at 5.01am the
next day and there are
three different cate-
gories -- boat, beach
Entry costs $20 for
juniors and $125 for a
senior standard ticket.
More information and
entry forms are at
.co.nz, at www.carters
and at Carters.
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