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15-16: The Ghost in the Machine Exhibition. Old Library Arts
Centre, Rust Ave.
15-16: The Butler Presented by The Loons Circus Theatre
Company. Forum North 7.30pm.
15-19: Stiff. Whangarei Theatre Company Riverbank Centre,
Reyburn House Lane.
15-20: Sun, Sea and Sandfies summer exhibition. Kiwi
North, Whangarei Museum and Heritage Park. 438-9630.
15-20: A Te Wa, exhibition at Tuatara Gallery, Bank St.
15-27: Ann Verdcourt Survey Exhibition. Whangarei Art
Museum, Water St. 430-4240.
15-28: Photography Exhibition. Camera Club. Reyburn House.
16: Our Oceans in Focus, images by marine photographer Dr
Roger Grace, 7.30pm-9pm, Oceans Resort Tutukaka, free entry.
17: Lunchtime Concert. Art Zegelaar School of Piano, 192 Bank
St. 12.30-1.15pm. Free.
17: Our Oceans in Focus 12pm-12.45, Old Library, free entry.
17-20: Twin Coast Cycle Challenge. Info @ www.
18: Hardcore Dance Group. Forum North. 7pm.
18: Lil Ian Goodsman. Brauhause Frings Brewery, 104 Dent St.
18: Old Boys Junior Club Rally. 5-6.30pm Old Boys, Port Rd.
18, 19: Tower Tutus on Tour 2011. Forum North.
18: Thelonious Punk Butter Factory Bar, Butter Factory Lane
18-Apr 1: Facebook Whare. A multimedia exhibition by Tane
Matiu & Trent Morgan. Old Library Arts Centre, Rust Ave.
19: NRG Rising Album Release Party. Ballroom Billiards, 43
Bank St. R18 $15.
19: Morrison Hall Markets. 8am-1pm. R.S.A. Gardens, Rust
Ave. Fine weather only. 433-2775.
19: Artisans Fair - Endless Summer Markets. Cafer Park,
Water Street. 7am-2pm. Free entry. 435-4113.
19: Whangarei Growers Market. Water St Carpark, 6.30-
19: Whangarei Car Boot Sale, food and goods for sale John St
carpark 8am-12pm. 021-2085-201.
19: Cern Terminus LP Album Release. Butterbank 84 Bank
19-20: Book Structures - Beth Serjeant. Quarry Arts Centre.
19-20: Relay for Life Northland. Otaika Sports Park. 437-
19-26: CollaboratioNZ 2011. McGregors Bay, Whangarei
Heads. Open public day Mar 23, 10am-3pm. No reserve auction
Sat Mar 26, Forum North. Public viewing 11am, auction 1pm. 434-
20: Tikipunga Tavern Carpark Market. Wanaka St. 7am-
12pm. Stalls $5. 433-7116.
20: Brain Surgeon Limbo Tour - Waipu Hotel, 2-5pm. Free.
20: Storehouse, Brain Surgeon Limbo tour. Waipu Hotel,
2pm-5pm, free entry.
20: Whangarei Saloon & Stock Car Club Races. Port Rd. 1pm
20: Bike Glenbervie. Glenbervie Forest, Maruata Rd. 9am 430-
20: Northland Ballet & Dance - Teachers Concert. Forum
20-22: Hopin Fishing Tournament. Whangarei Deep Sea
Anglers Club, Tutukaka. 434-3818.
23: Michael Jackson HIStory Tour (tribute show). Forum
24: Lauren Thomson & Tami Neilson - Chanteuses & Shotguns
Tour. 8pm Salut Bar, Bank St. $15.
25: Kosher. Brauhause Frings Brewery, 104 Dent St. 6.30-
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: Stoked & Broke Movie Premiere - Surfaid & Christchurch
Beneft, The Surf Emporium cnr Kamo and Station Rds.
25: Open air cinema - `Boy. Reyburn House Lane Reserve.
Starts at sunset. Free!
25: The Breeze Brothers. : Butter Factory Wine Bar , 8 Butter
Factory Lane. R18, free.
25: Hawks and Doves. Butterbank, 84 Bank St. 11pm-2am. R18,
25-27: Waipu vs Colac Bay Rugby Shield Match. Netball
Sat 12.30pm & rugby 3pm. Caledonian Park. landpsheehan@xtra.
co.nz or 0274 733 572 or a/h (09) 432-0975.
26: Project Promise Barn Auction. Cnr Okara Dr and Port Rd -
26: Glenbervie Market. 236 Ngunguru Rd. 9am-1pm. 437-
26: Onerahi Fun Day, 10am-2pm, bouncy castle, petting zoo,
SPCA animals, fre truck, food, music, juggling. Stalls or busking
ph: 436-3203, 0274-294-315.
26: Glaucoma New Zealand Seminar. Forum North 10-
11.30am. Rust Ave. Free.
26: Whangarei Group Riding for the Disabled Association
open day, 10am-2pm, Barge Park, Maunu, pony rides,
26: NZ Offshore Powerboat Race. Marsden Cove Marina,
Marsden Cove. Starts 1pm.
26-27: Northland Boat Show. Marsden Cove Marina. 432-
26-27: Cove Yachting Regatta. Marsden Cove Marina.
26-27: Small Boats Fishing Tournament. Tutukaka. 434-
27: Funky Fishing & Diving Competition. Whangarei Harbour
& Bream Bay. www.funkyfshing.co.nz.
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Tour of Northland hits roads
Strong contender: Lee
Johnstone is among 72
Northland riders taking part
in the Tour of Northland.
One of the largest cycling
fields ever is set to take
to Northland roads this
The Tour of Northland
has attracted 460 en-
Starting March 17 in
Whangarei, the course
takes in Dargaville,
Opononi, Paihia and
Russell before finishing
on March 20 back in
Northland rider Lee
Johnstone is expected to
be a strong contender for
the overall title this
year. However strong
challenges will come
from Nick Lovegrove of
Auckland and Hamil-
ton's Matt Gorter. Other
Northland riders ex-
pected to do well include
Tom Andrews and young
The women's title
could be a battle between
local Chubby Hale and
Hamilton rider Deane
This year 72 North-
land riders take part.
There have been a
number of changes to the
event, race director
Stephen Cox says.
Accounting group BDO
is now the naming spon-
sor for the next three
years, and the name has
changed from Northland
Cycle Challenge to Tour
There have also been
changes to the course
which include a com-
pletely new first day,
Day one will now start
at the Tikipunga sports
grounds and travel to
Dargaville via Three
Mile Bush Rd, Kokopu,
Titoki, Pakotai, Tango-
wahine Valley and State
Highway 14 .
Days two and three
will continue on the nor-
mal route from Darga-
ville to Opononi and on
The final day will start
in Russell and travel via
the coastal road to
Whakapara, SH1 until
turning into Saleyards
Rd, then Vinegar Hill Rd
to finish back at Tiki-
punga sports grounds.
Cox says the Cycle
Challenge was extremely
lucky to have the support
of many local people and
sponsors and without
their support the event
would not be possible.
Support and under-
standing from other road
users during the four
days is very important,
Drivers need to
expect a few delays here
and there as 460 cyclists
sharing the road will
obviously cause some
The safety of all road
users is paramount and
all efforts are made to
ensure that there is a
trouble-free four days.
The field is split into
a number of groups to
help spread out the
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