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WHANGAREI LEADER, JANUARY 17, 2012
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See you there!
Every Sunday -Tikipunga Tavern Carpark markets 7 - 12 Angie 4337116
Til 22 Jan: Drawn from Italy, - Art exhibition at Whangarei Art Museum,
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.
16 to end March: Kiwi North Exhibition, Featuring a selection of ornate
garments and implements from our textiles collection
18: Ruakaka Races, from 11am. Childrens entertainment, loads of fun and
food options. 8 Gallop races. Bring a picnic lunch and view from the elevated
lawn area. First race approx 12 noon. Free return buses from Whangarei
18: Twilight Markets on the Canopy Bridge, 5.30-9pm. The market will
also host a wine bar, food stalls and live music.
18: Wild Summer - Come learn about the shorebirds that live and visit
Bream Bay. Find out about their amazing lives and how we can help to protect
them. - Meet at Council reserve in front of Bream Bay Motel.
21: Wild Summer - discover the dune systems found along the Bream Bay
coastline and why our native dune plants are so important. Meeting at the
Council Reserve in front of the Bream Bay Motel.
21: Mady Dancers and friends, 3rd Sat monthly, March to Nov - `Golden
Church hall Kamo Rd for a variety of dancing, 8pm-11.30pm. Ballroom, Latin,
New Vogue, Sequence and English Old Time. Ph 437-6025.
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
25: Home Education Exemptions - Seminar run by The MoE and Auckland
Home Educators Inc. 6.45pm to 9.00pm, Mt Eden. Pre-registration essential.
Facebook: Auckland Home Educators
26-Feb 6: Fuse Circus - Campground Chaos. Find us on Facebook.
Suggested koha for entry $5 Kids, $10 Adults.
28-30: Northland Car Club - Motorkhana (grass) - 29: Hill climb Kaikanui
Rd Start 10am. 30: Autocross (grass) Start 10am. Open to Public.
Ph 438 9962
28: The Feelers Hope Nature Forgives Summer Tour, Mangawhai
Tavern. 7.30-12.00am. $40. R18.
28: Waipu Street Market. 9am-1pm. 432-1029.
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
28-30: Northland Canine Association 100th Anniversary, fve All Breeds
Championship Shows, Barge Park, Maunu.
29: Art Exhibition - Glenbervie Hall Society - Showcase of local Painters,
Potters and other artists. Ph Elsa 437-6916.
29: Sunday Markets at Oceans - at 10am till 1pm held in Oceans Resort
Hotel. Exhibitors can showcase their produce for free!
30: Waipu Antiques & Collectibles - Coronation Hall. 47 The Centre,
Every Sunday -Tikipunga Tavern Carpark markets 7 - 12 Angie 4337116
(1st & 3rd Saturdays) - Onerahi Markets - at the Community Centre, -
8am-12pm Ph 437-7770 Stalls available.
1st Thurs every month - Jam Night at Revas from 7.30pm
2nd Sunday - til Mar - Northland Kayak Fishing Club will be holding
open days. Club members on hand to assist, some kayaks available to use,
register by email at email@example.com.
2: Annual Home Education Celebration - Auckland. 10.30am to 2pm at
One Tree Hill (Maungakiekie) Domain,
3: SEWN - Longboarding Surfng Documentary, Old Library, Rust Ave,
Whangarei, 7.30pm. $10 entry.
4: Spirit of New Zealand ship - Tutukaka Harbour. Plus Open Day on the
ship in the afternoon and a charity event at Oceans Resort Hotel that evening.
4 & 5: Dargaville Burnout Comp/Kaipara Car Show Weekend - Hoanga
Road, Dargaville. $15,000 prize money up for grabs. Band & Food. Day pass:
$20, Extra to camp: $10. www.kaiparacarshow.co.nz
5: Classic Hits Winery Tour : Gin Wigmore, Mutton Birds, Avalanche City,
Marina Reserve, Tutukaka. Buy tickets 0800-111-999.
6: One Day Cricket International - BLACKCAPS v Zimbabwe ODI Cobham
Oval - Okara Dr Gates open 9.30am Game starts 11.00am
11: Waipu Sat Market. Coronation Hall 9-1pm. Enq Sue 0274-586144
11: Royal Forest & Bird - Ramble to Whangarei Heads. - Visit Settlers
Cemetery at McLeods Bay. Contact Diane - 438-6636
11: Experiencing Marine Reserves - Free Community Guided Snorkel
Day at Whangarei Harbour Marine Reserve at Reotahi. 10am-3pm. Weather
permitting. Equipment provided. www.emr.org.nz.
12:Waipu Boutique Sunday Market and Cafe. Coronation Hall 9am-1pm.
Quality locally handcrafted new goods only. 027-450-7377.
12: Clements farm trail ride, Ngunguru school fundraiser, Kaitea Road
Ngunguru. 9.30am start. Ph 434-3320 more details
13: Free Swing Dance Lesson for beginners - Kamo High School
7 - 8.30pm. Phone Shona 4350889
15: Northland Chamber of Commerce BA5 : at 10X, Commerce Street.
5.30 - 7.00pm.
15: Vodafone Warriors vs Sunshine Coast Sea Eagles. Northland Events
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!
ENTERTAINMENT THIS WEEK
Kamo Club Bistro
Open Wednesday to Saturday
6pm -- 8.30pm.
Sundays 6pm -- 8pm.
No Band this week
But come and enjoy our
Club's facilities, including
Big Screen Sport
Full TAB facilities
Pool/Snooker tables etc
Champs fish is
up for auction
There's nothing fishy
about buying some great
fresh fish and supporting
a worthy cause.
guard is holding two
fundraising fish auctions
at Oakura on Saturday
and next Tuesday.
Up for sale will be the
species brought ashore
during the New Zealand
Champs, which start
Spearfishers from all
over New Zealand will be
hunting out the biggest
fish along the Whang-
aruru coastline, with the
competition also includ-
ing selection into the
New Zealand team.
teer Coastguard spokes-
man Tony Coyle says
Spearfishing New Zea-
land is donating all fish
brought ashore to the
local Coastguard unit to
auction to the public.
Twelve edible species
will be auctioned but
only cash bids will be
Mr Coyle says money
raised will go directly to
the unit to fund oper-
ational costs like fuel,
repairs and maintenance
As a unit, our
volunteers all give their
time and energy to help-
ing save lives at sea
around our local coast-
line and fundraising
events like this are vital
to keeping the unit
The organisation is
being supported by Salty
Dog in Hikurangi and LJ
Hooker in Whangarei,
who will help organise
and promote the event as
well as providing ice, fish
bins and auctioneers.
Our big goal is to get
as many people down on
the beach-front on
Saturday, January 21
and Tuesday, January 24
at 5pm each day, to bid
on some great kai
moana,'' he says.
People just need to
look out for the Coast-
guard vessel RV
Tangaroa on the beach-
front in the middle of
Garden pals come to the rescue
Blooming brilliant: Barry and Treve Rowe, standing centre, were
overwhelmed by the help of Weeds and Wellies Garden Club members
to get their property ready for the Whangarei Garden Discovery.
Treve and Barry Rowe have dis-
covered the good nature of fel-
low gardeners after entering
this year's Whangarei Garden
When the couple agreed to
include their 1.2 hectare prop-
erty in the February event, they
had no idea that Treve was
about to have a mishap.
Arms laden with fresh
vegetables from the garden, she
tripped over the family dog and
fractured her wrist, leaving her
unable to garden.
Feeling that it was too much
for Barry to maintain the large,
high-maintenance garden on
his own, the couple considered
withdrawing from the event.
But help came from unexpec-
Treve belongs to the Weeds
and Wellies Garden Club.
When club president Robyn
Burtie heard about Treve's acci-
dent she offered to organise a
club working bee to help the
Club members turned up in
force brandishing gardening
equipment and set about
primping and preening the gar-
den in readiness for the event.
Barry, a semi-retired phar-
macist, and Treve have lovingly
nurtured the beautiful garden
over the past 17 years. It
features mature trees, graceful
lawns and a forest of palm trees
that Barry grew from seed.
The hundreds of palms are
now mature and underplanting
has taken place.
Thanks to the Weeds and
Wellies Garden Club the garden
will now be one of the 24 stun-
ning subtropical gardens fea-
tured in the Whangarei Garden
Discovery's Garden Trail.
The event will be held from
February 24 to 26 and includes
the Outdoor Sculpture and Gar-
den Art Exhibition at the
Whangarei Quarry Gardens.
Funds raised by the event go
toward maintaining the quarry
Go to www.gardendiscovery.
org.nz for more information about
Bands line up for Matakana family festival
A new music festival this
weekend gives families the
chance to listen to their
favourite Kiwi bands while
camping out. The inaugural
Bloom Family Festival at
Matakana Country Park from
January 20 to 22 showcases
Ladi6, Sola Rosa, Greg John-
son, Dave McCartney and the
Pink Flamingos, Babysitters
Circus, The Thomas Oliver
Band, Iva Lamkum and The
The event includes a funky
fairground for the kids.
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