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WHANGAREI LEADER, JANUARY 10, 2012
This is a free listing of upcoming events in Whangarei.
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accuracy, the Leader accepts no responsibility for errors,
omissions or inaccuracies in the information provided.
See you there!
Til 13 Jan: 50 Local artists exhibition at 1036 Cove Road, Langs Beach. It will be
well sign-posted. (Eftpos available) For further information contact Aroha Paora, 432
Every Sunday -Tikipunga Tavern Carpark markets 7 - 12 Angie 4337116
Til 22 Jan: Drawn from Italy, - Art exhibition at Whangarei Art Musuem, Town Basin.
Now - Til 23 Jan: Reyburn House - NSA Members Summer Exhibition. Tues-
Sun. Reyburn House Lane, Town Basin.
Now - Til 22 Jan: Art Practice, - 15th Anniversary WAM exhibition at the
Whangarei Art Museum, Town Basin.
28 Dec - 22 Jan: Lady Chatterleys Lover - Whangarei Art Museum is proud to
present this suite of new works by Jan Nigro on paper.
2nd Sunday - Til March - Northland Kayak Fishing Club Open Days. Register by email
13: Newtown Rocksteady - rocksteady reggae music at Salut.
14: Sequence Dancing St Andrews Church Hall, Hunt St, Whg, 8-11.30pm, $8 p/p
plus a plate of supper. Contact ph 4386241
Exhibition - Threads:Needlework Treasures
15: Train Running Day at Kiwi North.
16 to end March: Kiwi North Exhibition, Featuring a selection of ornate garments
and implements from our textiles collection
18: Ruakaka Races, from 11am.
18: Twilight Markets on the Canopy Bridge, 5.30-9pm. The market will also host a
wine bar, food stalls and live music.
21: Hikurangi 150 Year Celebrations, 10am - 4pm. Hikurangi Township is turning
150 years, so come and celebrate this wonderful occasion. Fun for the entire family with
a street parade, stalls and games, history and much more
26-Feb 6: Fuse Circus - Campground Chaos. Find us on Facebook. Entry by koha.
28: The Feelers Hope Nature Forgives Summer Tour, Mangawhai Tavern. 7.30-
12.00am. $40. R18.
28-29: Ngapuhi Festival, Kaikohe. A weekend full of entertainment, art,
competitions, kapa haka, whanaungatanga, wananga, matauranga, stalls, shopping and
plenty of kai. www.ngapuhifestival.maori.nz
29: Art Exhibition - Glenbervie Hall Society - Showcase of local Painters, Potters
and other artists. Ph Elsa 437-6916.
30: Waipu Antiques & Collectibles - Coronation Hall. 47 The Centre, Waipu.
4 & 5: Dargaville Burnout Comp/Kaipara Car Show Weekend - Hoanga Road,
Dargaville. Annual burnout competition and Car show with $15,000 prize money up for
grabs. Tempist Fujit, plus a DJ. Bikini competition, licensed bar and more. Day pass:
$20, Extra to camp: $10. www.kaiparacarshow.co.nz
6: One Day Cricket International - BLACKCAPS v Zimbabwe ODI Cobham Oval -
Okara Dr Gates open 9.30am Game starts 11.00am
11: Royal Forest & Bird - Ramble to be advised. Watch this space. Contact Diane
11: Experiencing Marine Resrves - Free Community Guided Snorkel Day at
Whangarei Harbour Marine Reserve at Reotahi. 10am-3pm. Weather permitting.
Equipment provided. www.emr.org.nz.
15: Twilight Markets on the Canopy Bridge, 5.30-9pm. The market will also host a
wine bar, food stalls and live music.
19: Train Running Day at Kiwi North.
24-26: Whangarei Garden Discovery 2012 - Whangarei Quarry Gardens, 3 days of
wonderful gardens and art. Trail of 24 gardens Adult: $20 www.gardendiscovery.org.nz
26: Project Promise are holding an event at Kensington Park called People in the
TBA Chilltech Beach 2 Basin Whangarei Run/Walk, Walk or Pram Walk
11: Royal Forest & Bird - Ramble to be advised - Contact Diane - 4386636
11: Experiencing Marine Reserves - Free Community Guided Snorkel Day at
Whangarei Harbour Marine Reserve at Reotahi. 11am-4pm. (To celebrate Seaweek)
Weather permitting. Equipment provided. www.emr.org.nz.
18: Train Running Day at Kiwi North.
18: Grow It - Show It, fun garden show and market for the whole community,
Mangakahia Sports Complex 10.30am-4pm, free entry, free competition, 434-8222.
21: Twilight Markets on the Canopy Bridge, 5.30-9pm. The market will also host a
wine bar, food stalls and live music.
Members, their guests & affiliates welcome. Courtesy van available.
Ph: (09) 435 1765 Meldrum St, Kamo
Check out our website www.kamoclub.co.nz
New Members WELCOME ! Only $50 to join!
SATU R DAY 14TH JANUARY
7pm -- 11pm. No cover charge
ENTERTAINMENT THIS WEEK
Kamo Club Bistro
Open Wednesday to Saturday
6pm -- 8.30pm.
Sundays 6pm -- 8pm.
Day for the whole community
Gardens blossom: Mangakahia Garden Club members Eileen Ace, left, and Kaye Jamieson show off their
harvest of potatoes and roses -- just two of the many classes in the free grow it -- show it competition.
People who love to garden will
get a chance to show off the
fruits of their labour with a free
community day in Mangakahia.
garden show and market for the
whole community run for the
first time by Mangakahia Gar-
The show is not until March
but home gardeners are encour-
aged to get growing for the free
competition, with divisions
including fruit and vegetables,
cooking and preserves, cut
flowers and floral art.
There are also competitions
for juniors and a blokes-only
floral arrangement and
heaviest carrot competition.
Garden club member Kaye
Jamieson came up with the idea
of having a community day that
everyone can be involved in.
There's some very keen
gardeners in the area. I just felt
there's a bit of fun to be had.''
The Mangakahia Garden
Club has 45 active members
who all got behind the idea.
The club will run a massive
garden market with everything
gardening related for sale, plus
legendary country food and
refreshments. Local suppliers
and artisans will also have
stalls with their wares.
The club regularly holds its
own competitions but this event
is open to everyone and all
entries are free.
The club hopes to entice home
gardners young and old,
schools, garden clubs, horticul-
ture students, rest homes, com-
munity gardens and marae.
Member Eileen Ace says the
idea is to have something for
For those who don't garden
there is even a scarecrow com-
petition and a garden photogra-
The competitions will be
assessed by independent judges
and there are some great prizes
up for grabs.
The club hopes to make some
money from the stalls and the
garden market but fundraising
munity fun day is the idea.
Eileen is Mangakahia Garden
Club's 2011 gardener of the
year and says it would be nice
to have some more club
Contact Eileen on 434-8222
or firstname.lastname@example.org for more
information about the compe-
tition or to book a stall.
Karen Lynne, complete
with a six-piece band, is
performing at Salut
From the Blue Moun-
tains in Australia, Lynne
has a style of music that
ranges from country, to
bluegrass, to folk and
everything in between.
Her long career now
includes nine albums, 12
major award wins, more
than 40 major finalist
nominations, three inter-
national tours, many top
10 radio chart hits, a
number of overseas chart
hits, and most recently, a
place in country music's
historic hands of fame.
Wellington big band
end tour in north
Eleven-piece reggae big
band Newtown Rock-
steady are touring their
good time rocksteady
reggae music to the sum-
outfit will play at Salut
on January 13.
was established in Wel-
lington in 2007 as a free
Friday night dance band
at the Newtown Com-
munity Centre. Since
then, they have played
hundreds of concerts in
Wellington and beyond,
transforming a collective
of fun, inspired
musicians into the
capital's go-to party
Touted as possibly the
best dance band ever to
play the Mussel Inn in
2011 by legendary
Mussel Inn proprietor
Andrew Dixon, Newtown
Rocksteady play a fresh
mix of Jamaican rock-
steady classics with
The bottoms up sum-
mer tour is a pilgrimage
for the band -- beginning
in Nelson on January 2,
and passing through
Raglan, Coromandel and
Leigh, before culminat-
ing in band-mate and
trombonist Maz Her-
mon's wedding in
Whangarei on January
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