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WHANGAREI LEADER, FEBRUARY 22, 2011
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This is a free listing of upcoming events in Whangarei.
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22-28: Lithography by James Radford. Also lithographs
by other artists. Reyburn House Art Gallery. 438-3074.
22-Mar 4: Whangarei: Love it Here billboard exhibition.
Old Library Community Arts Centre, Rust Ave. Free.
22-Mar 5: The Book Club solo play performed by
Carolyn Freebairn, written by Roger Hall, Octagon Theatre.
22-Mar 20: Sun, Sea and Sandfies summer exhibition.
Kiwi North, Whangarei Museum and Heritage Park.
22-Mar 27: Ann Verdcourt Survey Exhibition -
Te Manawa Museums Trust and Sarjeant Gallery. Whangarei
Art Museum, Water St. 430-4240.
24: An Emerald City & The Checks. Salut Bar, Banks St
24: Dress for Success Northland and Kellys Automotive
Get to Know Your Car 6pm-8pm, $25, tickets 438-5505,
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,
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
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 021-497-997. www.beachandboat.co.nz.
26: Whangarei Growers Market. Water St Carpark, 6.30-
26: John St Car Boot Sale, food and goods for sale
John St car park 9am-12pm, sellers $15 site from 7.30am.
26: Glenbervie Monthly Market, 9am-1pm, crafts, clothes,
plants, produce, second-hand goods, Glenbervie Community
Hall, Ngunguru Hall. Stalls $5, 437-6916.
26: Come Dancing. Ballroom, Latin American, Old Time.
Instep Dance Studio, 149 Dent St. 8pm, good supper.
27: Northlands Family Fun Day Out. Toll Stadium, Okara
Dr 10am-4pm. Entry by family note donation. 436-1334,
27: Whangarei Model Aircraft Club open day, Matarau
27: Tikipunga Tavern Carpark Market. Wanaka St. 7am-
12pm. Stalls $5. 433-7116.
27: John Street Sunday Markets. Cnr John & Robert
Streets. 9am-1pm. 021-208-5201.
2: Party Girls. Forum North, 8-11.30pm.
2: WINGS meeting. 7pm, 18 Rust Ave (Whangarei Club).
$3. Spouses/ partners welcome. 430-3221.
4: World Day of Prayer. 11am, Baptist Church, 202 Bank
St. All welcome. Free refreshments afterwards. 430-3082.
5-6: Bo Herbert Memorial Race. Kowharewa Bay
Tutukaka. 9am. Free.
5: Onerahi Market, 8am-12pm. Stalls available. 437-7770.
(frst Sat each month)
5: Waipu Sat Market. Coronation Hall 9-1pm.
5: Variety Music Group Charity Concert for Onerahi
Resource Centre Trust, Onerahi Community Hall, dinner 6pm,
concert 7pm, dinner and concert $20, concert-only $10, 436-
6: B is for Beethoven. Forum North 6-8.30pm. $25.
9: Real New Zealand Tour with Ben Hurley, Steve Wrigley
and Vaughan King. Old Library Arts Centre, Rust Ave.
10: Community First Aid for infants and children, 10.30am-
12pm, Plunket Family Centre, 33 King Street, Kensington.
Booking essential, 437-1907.
11: Allens Kids Triathlon. Beach Rd Onerahi. Open to ages
8-14. Limited entries @ www.allens.co.nz. Enter by 30 Jan
and go in draw to win a digital camera.
11: Mangakahia Sports Complex Country Meal.
Mangakahia Rd. Meals from $6 for children, adults $12-$15.
Proceeds shared with Mangakahia Area School 434-6497.
11: Chapter 2. Whangarei RSA 7-11pm. Free.
11-12: Katherine Mowbray Cheese Making. Fri
6-8.30pm - Introduction to cheesemaking $55pp. Sat 10am-
3pm - One day cheesemaking course $175pp. 021-966-679
or email@example.com to book. Venue to be confrmed.
12: Easter Suburbs Jr Rugby Club Muster. 10.30am
Onerahi Sportsground Club Rooms, Alamein Ave, Onerahi.
Ages 5-15yrs. Gaylene 436-0178.
12: Royal Forest & Bird Northern Branch feld trips.
Busby Cove/ Home Point/ Smugglers Cove. 436-0730.
12: 15th Annual Opera in the Garden. 3pm, Kennaways
Operacado Orchard. 643 Ngunguru Rd (Helen Medlyn &
Penny Dodd supported by the Opera North soloists and
chorus). 3pm, $40.
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
Classic Rock & Blues Band
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!
Barn dance so Rachel can help others
Going country: Rachel Hamilton will be playing a mandolin with the Country Harvest
Ceilidh Band, which features at her fundraising barn dance on February 26.
By VIV TROUNSON
Rachel Hamilton is con-
tributing three months of
her time and raising
money to spread the
Christian message and
help people in Sri Lanka
I am really keen on
helping other people
where they need help
and making an impact in
people s lives, the
Rachel will be joining
an organisation founded
to mobilise young people
to live and share the
Gospel of Jesus.
Beginning in March,
she will spend three
months on the ship MV
Logos Hope, which she
says visits ports with an
library and interactive
programmes and also
sends members ashore to
work with communities.
Most volunteers sign
on for two years but she
is doing a three-month
programme to get a
taste of it .
She applied after
learning about Oper-
ation Mobilisation from a
website. It will be her
first involvement in this
sort of project.
But I ve always
wanted to do this sort of
Rachel has to raise
$3000 to pay her air
fares and living expenses
on the ship.
A highlight of her
fundraising will be a
dance in the Onerahi
Hall on February 26,
featuring the Country
Harvest Ceilidh Band in
which Rachel plays a
Entry is $2 and
patrons are asked to
She is also doing a var-
iety of odd jobs to raise
Funny men on tour
Comedy tour: Vaughan King, Ben Hurley and Steve
Photo: KATIE LITTLE
7 Days stars Ben Hurley
and Steve Wrigley are
coming to town.
Hosted by Vaughan
King (Winner Best MC
at NZ Comedy Guild
awards 2010), the two-
hour comedy extrava-
ganza will be held
at the Old Library Arts
Centre, Rust Ave, on
Ben Hurley, Steve
Wrigley and Vaughan
King have been packing
themselves into tiny cars
and touring the large
and small towns of New
Zealand together since
We started out in
Hurley, King and I
would sit around a table
others sets, talking shop
till the wee smalls.
Wrigley believes it was
those conversations that
shaped them into profes-
Wednesdays became the
Wellington Comedy Club
in later years.
Eventually Hurley and
Wrigley migrated from
Wellington to Join King
in Auckland, seeking out
new challenges in the
Radio and TV Industry.
Hurley helped to bring
an exciting new pro-
gramme to New Zealand
TV screens with the
immensely popular com-
edy panel show 7 Days.
Steve joined the pro-
duction in episode 4 and
is now a regular feature
with Vaughan King,
working both as a
panelist and behind the
In 2011 things come
full circle. Hitting the
road like they used to,
Steve, Ben and Vaughan
will see a decade-long
relationship culminate in
The Canadian Club Real
New Zealand Tour.
Unlike most live tours
this road trip bypasses
the major centres,
starting in Hurley and
Kings hometown of
Hawera, then heading
off to Hamilton, Kerikeri,
Leigh, Napier, Upper
Westport, Timaru, Dune-
din and Gore.
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