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What's happening in the region
Annual art show:
The end of year art show has been a tradition at Kerikeri
High School for many years. It is that time of year again
and the parent teacher association, art teachers and
students are pleased to invite the community to view
'The Great Annual Art Exhibition', with the free Opening
on October 28 at 7.30pm, continuing throughout the
weekend, Saturday and Sunday, from 10.30am to 3pm.
Student work from all year levels will be exhibited,
representing painting, printmaking, photography, design
Much of the work will be available for purchase at
Sweet As Music Festival:
Three big name kiwi bands are coming to Kerikeri for
an outdoor concert at The Pear Tree, Stone Store Basin,
October 8 - Autozamm, Nathan Haines, Dane Rumble
and he will be signing autographs just before he gets on
stage. Tickets on sale at The Pear Tree/Paihia i site/Sound
lounge Kerikeri or online at www.eventfinder.co.nz
Comedy for swimmers:
The Bay of Islands Swimming Club are raising funds
to send a small group of swimmers to compete at the
Victorian Age Group Championships in Melbourne
in December. The swimmers range in age from 11 to
17 years, and include Northland's top male swimmer,
Haydn Jurisich and Northland's top female swimmer
and Swimmer of the Year for three years running,
Carla Marsh. These kids train up to eight sessions per
week at the Kawakawa pool, including mornings 6am-
7.45am and evenings 5.30pm-7.30pm. And most of them
commute from Kerikeri. But they need as much help as
they can get to attend this competition. So come along to
a performance by New Zealand comedy hypnotist
Guy Cater tomorrow, Friday at 7.30pm at the Waipapa
Sports Complex - $25 per ticket. Club bar will be open.
Transition Towns will be showing a film each month.
Next Movie October 27 - A collation of short films on
alternative currencies and financial systems. With the
rapid changes happening in the world these ideas may be
critical to supporting our local economy and community.
October 10 - 14 to mark International Alexander
Awareness Week. Events in Kerikeri/Waipapa,
Mangonui and Omapere/Rawene. tel 406 0969 or 405
8658 for details.
Training for happiness:
As part of Metal Health awareness week, Ngati Hine
Health Trust will be having a fun day on Wednesday 12
October: 9am - meet Johnson Park, Kawakawa- hikoi
through town to the trust office (next to Caltex)
10am- meet on the green (next to Youth Centre, Moerewa)-
hikoi through town to Simpson Park Hall
10.45am- powhiri to start the day.
11am- the fu begins - traditional Maori games; tamariki
games; kuia/kaumatua area; crafts; kareoke at 1pm
Contact: Ngati Hine Health Trust - 0800 737 573 xtn. 731.
Haaere mai haaere mai, you will all be very welcome
at the Russell, Kororareka, Town Hall for the Classic
Russell Craft Show on October 22 and 23, Labour
weekend. The show opens at 9am until 5pm on Saturday
and 4pm on Sunday. It offers a wide range of arts and
crafts , including china painting, flax weaving, painting,
bone and wood crafts, gourmet food, quilting, textile art,
embroidery, handcrafted knives, knitting, jewellery and
much more. The displays are from a wide range of people
from young to mature, who can discuss the craft and the
Contact Annie Hormann at 09 403 7328 or
There are interesting things of general and historic
interest that can be visited during a stroll through
Russell - mingle with yachties from the Classic Costal
Race (from Auckland to Russell), visit the museum
and Pompallier House. Contact: Rob Reed 09 402 7256
Certified Builders Association of New Zealand is holding
its annual Trade and Building Expo - over forty stalls
of trade and building related products on display. Five
schools will be competing in this year's Pirate Boat
Build Off. A live auction
will be held with proceeds
to schools participating.
Enquiries: email: sreid@
28 October - 5pm onward
- trades only, 29 October -
10am-3pm - open to all. The
Turner Centre, Kerikeri.
Kerikeri New World Rotary
Garden Safari October
29,30, 9.30am - 4.30pm. The
gardens on display have
never been viewed before
and it promises to be a
garden safari to remember.
Tickets $20 for two days,
available at Kwan Garden
Shoestyles and BP Kerikeri
Arohanui Early Childhood Learning Centre is turning
10. To celebrate they are hosting a reunion inviting
all existing and past members of the Arohanui family/
whanau, 10am till 2pm on October 29. Bring a plate to
share. Contact 09 4075955 or email arohanui.kerikeri@
To the man of the household - got a bit lazy about those
chores lately? Well sharpen up and get ship shape because
Husband of the Year is back. The Waipapa and Districts
Lions Club is staging the event on November 19 at the
Kerikeri Primary School hall. Organisers say they can
only have 10 men on stage for the show, so eliminations
will be held on November 12 to find the finalists. Entry
forms can be picked up from Dial a Curtain, Kerikeri,
Village Books, Waipapa, or call Marian 407-5445. Entries
close October 14. The winner will receive a weekend trip
away for two. Proceeds to the 'Declan Cooper Appeal' for
a mobility vehicle for young Declan's wheelchair.
Reggae on the Rock:
Northland Reggae band 1814 is hosting a concert
called, Reggae on the Rock in Waihapa, Whangaroa
on 7 January. The concert features Katchafire who
are currently experiencing huge success around the
world, House of Shem, 3 Houses Down, Sons of Zion,
Cornerstone Roots and 1814 as well as a guest DJ.
Event organiser, Patu Colbert of 1814 says, "We all
play together at various festivals around the county
over the summer months and it seemed like a good
idea to bring the show to our own beautiful part of the
country. Heaps of people make the trek home for their
Christmas break so the numbers are definitely up here
around that time." The music will kick off at 2pm and
conclude at midnight. There will be a licensed bar and
food available all day. The concert has an R18 age limit
and is limited to 2,200 tickets with early bird tickets @
$85 going on sale 1 October at Real Groovy - Auckland,
Musicore - Whangarei, Soundlounge - Kerikeri,
Aquapulse - Kaitaia and at www.eventfinder.co.nz for
The Bay of Islands Orchid Society and the Far North
Bromeliad Group present their annual show at the
Turner Centre on October 14 and 15 - Friday from
9.30am to 4.30pm, Saturday from 9.30am to 3.30pm.
Award winning orchids and bromeliads, many seen
only in private collections, will be on display, along with
massed floral displays, raffles and plant sales. Adults
$3; children under 12 accompanied by an adult, free.
Refinery open day:
The New Zealand Refining Company is opening its
gates to the public on October 9. This is an opportunity
to explore and learn more about the refinery that
provides all of New Zealand's jet fuel, 80 percent of the
country's diesel and over half the country's petroleum.
There will be plenty of entertainment and activities
for the whole family. And bus tours of the refinery will
run all day, giving people an insight into the size and
scale of the plant as well as an understanding of how it
operates and what it produces. All proceeds from ticket
sales are going to Project
Promise, raising funds
for a dedicated oncology
facility at Whangarei
Rally of the North: Tanoa
Paihia Hotel, Paihia,
October 15,7am.Follow the
best regional competitors
as they battle it out on the
best roads in the North
Island as part of the Top
Half Rally series. The
2011 Rally of the North
comprises about 190km
of competitive stages and
230km of touring. Based
in Paihia where the start
and finish will take place,
the event will also have a
lunch-stop at the Kaitaia
A&P showgrounds. www.rallyofthenorth.co.nz
"Out Standing In Their Fields" demonstration on
October 16, 10am at the Bay of Islands Farmers' Market
. Meet grassroots growers and producers and see
award-winning Kerikeri chef Colin Ashton of Food at
Wharepuke whipping up a storm with fresh, tasty and
sustainably-grown produce from the region.
The annual Coastal Classic Yacht Race from Devonport
Wharf to Russell Wharf in the Bay of Islands is New
Zealand's premier fleet yacht race and has been held
annually at Labour weekend since its inception in 1982.
This year the race is over the same weekend as the final
of the Rugby World Club - October 21-24 . As many
people will want to watch the final the format has been
changed slightly to ensure that boats will be able to
reach a destination on Sunday (weather permitting) to
view the game which has a 21.30 kick off. The race will
therefore start on Friday morning as usual, and finish
latest Saturday with prize-giving and Coastal Classic
party at the Duke of Marlborough on the Saturday
Okaihau Kaikohe Traverse:
Okaihau to Kaikohe, October 23 , 9am. The Kaikohe
Rotary Club are coordinating a walk/run event (Okaihau
Kaikohe Traverse) on Pou Herenga Tai - Twin Coast
Cycle Trail from Okaihau to Kaikohe with two race
lengths starting at Okaihau and Toia Rd and finishing
in Kaikohe at the Mid-North Motor Inn. Buses will
transport participants from from Kaikohe to Toia Road/
Okaihau from 8am onwards. Runners will begin at 9 am
and walkers at 9.05 am. www.kaikoherotary.org
Russell Flower Show:
Russell Hall and waterfront, October 29, 12 noon.
Solar Energy workshop:
Due to oversubscription the workshop held at Aroha
Island last week will be repeated by Vision Kerikeri
and Transition Town on Saturday 8 October. 9.30am-
4.30pm - bring your own lunch. Morning - passive solar,
energy efficiency, solar hot water. Afternoon - solar
energy (photovoltaic), rain water harvesting. $25 Full
day. $12 half day. Phone 407 1399 to book.
Food resilience workshop:
November 5, 6 at Aroha Island.
Free expressive Dance:
Let go of tensions, stop thinking. move your body and
let your soul dance. Everybody welcome. Every Friday,
7pm - 9pm at Yoga Centre, Waipapa West Rd, Kerikeri,
$12 cover. Dances of Universal Peace also in Kerikeri on
October 9, 3pm-5pm at St James Kemp Hall.
In association with Kerikeri Plunket November 26: CPR,
poisoning, burns, choking, fractures, soft tissue injuries
and bleeding. Focused towards babies and children.
9am-1pm, $20pp. St John building, 367 Kerikeri Rd.
Contact Heather Rose for an enrolment form. heather.
email@example.com or 407-5535
REAL New Zealand Festival over the Rugby World Cup
period in the Far North include:
• Hell Hole of the Pacific, Russell, October 7-23
• Sweet As Festival, Kerikeri, October 8
• Rugby Greats Dinner, Copthorne Hotel, Waitangi,
• Waitangi Welcomes the World, Waitangi, October 18-20
• "It" Bay of Islands Food & Wine Festival, October 22
Fullers Kerikeri Half Marathon: November 19. www.
Art and wine:
Sculpture in the Vines: Ivana Wines Vineyard, Kaikohe,
November 11,12, 13 , 10am. You don't have to be in the
Hawke's Bay or Marlborough to experience greatness.
A chance to meet the artists, view some magical
creations, picnic with your family and friends, a glass
of wine in hand whilst enjoying a great line up of live
Bay of Islands P&I Show:
Waimate North Showgrounds, November 12. Traditional
events including equestrian, livestock and indoor hall
competitions, demonstrations, trade exhibitors and live
entertainment for adults and children. Also Savouring
the Source showcases regional food products, wine,
cafes and restaurants. Northland chefs provide cooking
demonstrations after lunch and the finals of Kid Can
Cook will be held from 10am.
Kerikeri Street Party:
November 19, 5pm - the main street in Kerikeri will
be closed to traffic for the Kerikeri Half Marathon
Street Party, and filled with food and beverage stalls.
The restaurants, bars and shops are all open. Music for
all with three bands, and a magician for the kids. www.
Kawakawa Christmas Parade:
December 7, 6pm. Kawakawa's Christmas celebration
is changing this year to an evening affair. The theme is
a 'Quirky Masquerade' Christmas celebrating all that's
individual and different in this world.
Floats will leave The Star Hotel at 6pm and travel
along the main road to the Klondike Tavern and back to
the Star. Festivities will continue at the Nu Flo centre
(Mitre 10 carpark) where the community centre are
providing local entertainment & there will be activities
for the children & stalls to purchase food andcrafts.
Shops will be open late.
State Ocean Kids - Paihia Classic: at Paihia Beach,
December 10, 7am. At last, a race for the kids. Kiwi
kids love to spend the summer at the beach, so it is
wonderful that now they too can participate in ocean
swimming - one of New Zealand's fastest growing
sports. The emphasis will be on fun, swim and water
safety, and the opportunity to learn new skills. All kids
will receive coaching and training advice from a New
Zealand swim team member, and members of Surf Life
Saving New Zealand will support every race.
State NZ Ocean Swim Series - Paihia Classic: December
10 at 8am from Paihia to Russell. The shorter races all
take place on the beach at Paihia, while the 3.3km swim
leaves from Russell and crosses to Paihia.
Paihia, Bay of Islands (Opposite Watea Airfield),
December 31, 1pm. FuZen Entertainment presents
Northern Bass - an outdoor day-night New Years Eve
dance party at Haruru Falls, near Paihia in the Bay of
Northern Bass will be a fully self-contained and licensed
R18 event complete with camping facilities. Northern
Bass will be the first time in years that thousands of
locals and visitors to the Bay of Islands will have the
chance to see in the New Year with a significant music
event. It will also fill a void in the New Years Eve
dance party market by finally providing drum 'n' bass
and dubstep fans with a dedicated festival.First acts
confirmed: Andy C, Jakes, Chasing Shadows, Brookes
Brothers, Truth & Jason Howson.
Preparing: Year 13 art student Crystal Sanderson works on her
series of pieces 'poured and painted vessels'
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