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WHANGAREI LEADER, FEBRUARY 28, 2012
This is a free listing of upcoming events in Whangarei.
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See you there!
Every Friday Firebirds Pottery Group, - Meet 9.30am - 12.30pm - Clay
room, Quarry Arts Centre, 21 Selwyn Avenue. 438-1512 for more info.
29: Northland Chamber of Commerce BA5 : Kauri Nest, Commerce Street.
5.30 - 7.00pm.
29: Shop With a List course, Anglican Care Centre, 10-11.30am, $5,
spaces limited. 437-6397.
1st Thurs every month: Jam Night at Revas from 7.30pm.
2nd Fri every month - Mangakahia Sports Complex Country Meal,
Poroti from 6pm. Supporting local groups.
Every Sunday -Tikipunga Tavern Carpark markets 7 - 12 Angie 433-7116
(1st & 3rd Saturdays) - Onerahi Markets, Community Centre, 8am-
12pm Ph 437-7770 Stalls available.
Until 10 Mar: Reyburn House Art Gallery, 10am-4pm Tue-Fri. 1-4pm
Sat&Sun A History of the Hatea River - Paintings and photographs from
19th & early 20th Century.
Until 25 Mar - Fashionista at Whangarei Art Museum. NOM*d the Art
Of Fashion, Nga Kakahu - The Cloaks - Jo Torr installation, A La Mode -
early NZ Fashion Plates 1811-1825. A Dunedin Art Gallery touring exhibition.
1-3: Northland Field Days, Dargaville. www.northlandfelddays.co.nz
1: Orienteering - Pathfnding series. Fun/run walk for 1 hr using a map.
Meet Cafer Park First Ave. Reg. 5.30pm, Start 6pm. Ph 021-412-041
2: Tutukaka Lions, Fundraising Auction at Deep Sea Anglers Club. 8pm.
Following the Air Vanuatu Tutukaka One Base Tournament a charity auction to
raise funds for Project Promise.
2: World Day of Prayer, ``Let justice prevail`` - 10am - St Francis Xavier
Catholic Church, Cnr Park Ave & Kamo Rd.
3: Roller Disco, Ngunguru Sports complex. Check website closer to the date
for times and color themes. Roller disco entry: $5
Skate hire: $3. - All ages, all levels welcome. Facebook Northern Skaters or
3: Waipu Market, Coronation Hall, 9am-1pm, new and preloved goods
welcome, phone Sue on 0274-586-144.
3: El Caballo Blanco: The Dance of the White Stallions - Kensington
Stadium,7:30pm - Tickets at Ticketek.
4: Live Day at Kiwi North, Wheels, Wings & other Wonderful Things.
Museum, Kiwi House, heritage buildings & vintage restoration clubs. Trains,
tractors, horse and cart rides. Fun for all the family. Entry Gate 2, $10.00
adults, children FREE! SH 14 Maunu, 09-438-9630
4: Northland Car Club, Rallysprint Ruarangi Rd Mangapai. Start 10am. Best
viewing Graham Rd intersection off Mangapai Caves Rd. ph Grant 438-9962
4: Mangawhai Beach and Country Market, Mangawhai Domain, 9am-1pm.
Stalls/carboots available, phone Sue 0274-586-144.
4: Northern Jazz society presents Lounge Sweet, Salut, 2pm-5pm, gold coin
4: Waipu Sat Market. Coronation Hall 9-1pm. 0274-586-144 , Enq Sue
4: Chilltech Beach 2 Basin Whangarei Run/Walk - 9km or 5.7km Run,
Walk or Pram Walk.
7 - 17: Metamorphosis - directed by Jan Fisher at the Old Library - 10
performances. Tickets at the Old Library.
7: Northland Chamber of Commerce - Northland AGM . 5:30pm to 7pm -
Mystery Guest Speaker. Venue: Old Library, 7 Rust Ave.
8: Orienteering - Pathfnding series. Fun/run walk for 1 hr using a map.
Meet Onerahi Wharf, Beach Rd. Regis. 5.30pm, Start 6pm. Ph 021-412-041
9 - 10: DINZ - National Drifting Champs are back in Whangarei -
Northgate Business Park at Ruakaka from 7.30am. Ticketmaster $Fri $10, Sat
10: Opera in the Garden, Kennaways Operacado Orchard 643 Ngunguru Rd
Glenbervie, starting at 3pm. Tickets through Ticketek.
11: Waipu Boutique Sunday Market and Cafe. Coronation Hall 9am-1pm.
Quality locally handcrafted new goods only. 027-450-7377.
11: Royal Forest & Bird - Ramble to Tawharanui Regional Park. One of
Aucklands public spaces. Heather 432-1169.
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.
12: PEPE - Your Active Toddler Workshop. For parents of toddlers aged
from 1 to 2 years 6.30 - 8.30pm. Contact Lisa Jones 437- 1907 to book on this
13: YWCA Encore, For women who have had breast cancer surgery. 8 week
exercise programme pool & foor exercises, healthy lifestyle information,
relaxation and peer support. Free Attendance is by enrolment only with
approval from your GP, Oncologist or Breast Surgeon. Jan 438-2926
14: Northland Chamber of Commerce BA5 : at People Potential, 5.30 -
15: Orienteering - Pathfnding series. Fun/run walk for 1 hr using a map.
Meet - Laurie Hall Park, Farmers carpark. Regist. 5.30pm, Start 6pm. Ph 021-
15-18: BDO Twin Coast Cycle Challenge, Whangarei, Dargaville, Opononi,
Paihia, Whangarei. 8:00am Contact: Sport Northland 430-3470 or sportnorth@
17-18: Cancer Society Northland Relay for Life 2012. Otaika Sports Park,
SH1 Otaika Whangarei. www.relayforlife.org.nz
17: Funky Fish - Family Fishing and Diving competition, Whangarei
Heads School, 6am-10pm. A$20, C$5. Buy tickets - Ph 434-0844.
18: Train Running Day at Kiwi North.
18: Grow It - Show It, fun garden show and market - Mangakahia Sports
Complex 10.30am-4pm, free entry, free competition, 434-8222.
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!
WEDNESDAY 29TH FEBRUARY
12th Birthday Hop
Annette & Kim
7.30pm-10pm. Small cover charge applies.
ENTERTAINMENT THIS WEEK
Bistro Wednesday to Saturday 6pm -- 8.30pm.
Weekly Specials Thursday to Saturday.
Sunday Roast Meal & Desert
$15.00 6pm -- 8pm.
Members Discount applies on all main meals.
Top tenor singing in the garden
Garden star: World-renowned tenor Ben Makisi will star in
this year's 16th Opera in the Garden. Photo: FAIRFAX NZ
He s performed for
Prince Charles and the
state funeral of Sir
Edmund Hillary -- now
opera singer Ben Makisi
will perform for
tenor is the guest artist
for this year s Opera in
the Garden on March 10.
Mr Makisi spends six
to nine months a year
away from his Welling-
ton home, travelling the
globe and performing for
thousands of fans.
He s been interested in
singing from a young age
but admits opera was an
unusual choice for a
It proved to be the
right choice for him,
however, and Mr Makisi
has performed alongside
Dame Malvina Major,
Dame Kiri Te Kanawa,
Sir Donald McIntyre, the
late Sir Howard Morri-
son and even sung the
National Anthem for the
He has also travelled
in concerts in New York,
London, Sydney, Mel-
bourne, Brisbane and the
The 16th Opera in the
Garden will be another
highlight to Mr Makisi s
Once again the popu-
lar outdoor concert will
be held in the beautiful
garden setting at the
Kennaway s Operacado
orchard on Ngunguru Rd
Joan Kennaway s
world famous in New
Zealand Opera North
singers will also be show-
ing off their vocal prow-
relaxed musical after-
noon, with audience
members encouraged to
pack the chilly bin, the
deck chairs and their
friends for a great
afternoon s entertain-
Gates open at 1pm
with the entertainment
starting at 3pm.
If the weather is very
wet, the alternate venue
will be Huanui College.
Tickets are $33 for
adults and $14 for
students, plus booking
fee, from Ticketek.
Get hooked in by Lions charity auction
There s nothing fishy
about a charity auction
held at the Whangarei
Deep Sea Anglers Club
in Tutukaka this week-
The auction is being
organised by Tutukaka
Lions to raise money for
Project Promise, raising
$3 million to build a new
oncology unit in
The charity auction is
being run in association
with the club and its Air
Vanuatu Tutukaka One
The auction starts at
8pm this Friday but
those interested are
being encouraged to
make an evening out of
it, coming for a meal at
Moochas Bistro and
watching the big fish
from the tournament
being weighed in.
All items at the auc-
tion are new and include
fishing-based items, boat
equipment, fishing trips
and boat insurance.
But there is also a
whole lot more: Ladies
who aren t into fishing
may be tempted with
new jewellery and there
are vouchers for a spa
treatment, massage, hair
cut, accommodation and
There will also be gar-
den equipment, outdoor
furniture, a dinner set,
whiteware, artwork, food
All funds go to
Northland s oncology
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