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For For SaleSale $1,059,000 $1,059,000 Phone for viewing times Phone for viewing times Dallas Honey 027027 477 477 9957 Dallas Honey 9957 dallas.honey@bayleys.co.nz dallas.honey@bayleys.co.nz

For For SaleSale Kellie Bissett 027027 530530 6843 Kellie Bissett 6843 kellie.bissett@bayleys.co.nz kellie.bissett@bayleys.co.nz

6 Trevally Place 6 Trevally Place

923923 Takatu Road Takatu Road

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Brand new by by thethe beach Brand new beach Fabulous contemporary home a short strollstroll to to Fabulous contemporary home a short the beach. Positioned to maximise the sun, the beach. Positioned to maximise the sun, easy, single levellevel living, withwith an edgy design and and easy, single living, an edgy design attention to detail ensures this this home stands out out attention to detail ensures home stands fromfrom the crowd. Generous open planplan living, the crowd. Generous open living, enhanced withwith raking ceiling, and and youryour master enhanced raking ceiling, master suitesuite open to ato large private courtyard. There's open a large private courtyard. There's plenty of space for family and and friends. Proving plenty of space for family friends. Proving to be popular destination withwith its relaxed toabe a popular destination its relaxed lifestyle and and an abundance of attractions, come lifestyle an abundance of attractions, come and and see see what life on Coast offers. what lifethe on Matakana the Matakana Coast offers.

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Matakana Matakana

Matakana Matakana 114114 Matakana Valley Road Matakana Valley Road FAIRWAY VIEWS AND BEACH VIBES

Lots 1 & 14&Penney Rise Lots 4 Penney Rise For For SaleSale fromfrom $585,000 $585,000 Shailenne Parkes 021 021 117 9142 Shailenne Parkes 117 9142 shailenne.parkes@bayleys.co.nz shailenne.parkes@bayleys.co.nz Helen Bartrom 021 021 130 130 63816381 Helen Bartrom helen.bartrom@bayleys.co.nz helen.bartrom@bayleys.co.nz

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Auction (unless sold prior) Auction (unless sold prior) 10am, Thu Thu 16 Aug 20182018 10am, 16 Aug Overlooking the seventh fairway, this 41two level 264m² home on a 784m² Queen Street, Warkworth 41 Queen Street, Warkworth View Sat/Sun 1-1.30pm View Sat/Sun 1-1.30pm site has wonderful views across the golf course while still being close to the Dahnie Burton 021 021 628 628 327 327 Dahnie Burton beach. Well appointed, with two livingJenni areas, dining, kitchen and upstairs Marsh 021 021 717 719 Jenni Marsh 717 719

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Only two sections left! Only two sections left! Central Matakana lifestyle sections. Secure youryour Central Matakana lifestyle sections. Secure preferred position withwith titlestitles due due end end of 2018. preferred position of 2018.

bedrooms all enjoying the views and amazing sunsets. Outdoor entertaining is easy with decks on two sides. ThereCentral are three bedrooms, village ease Central village easetwo with ensuites The The village, markets andfull schools are just down village, and schools are just down and the third is set up with built in bunks, plus a markets third bathroom.

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Open planplan living flows to the north Open living flows to generous the generous north facing decks and and the large flat lawn. facing decks the large flat lawn.

Architecturally designed concept plans available Architecturally designed concept plans available upon request. upon request.

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the road and and the lawn is fully fenced for the the road the lawn is fully fenced for kids the kids

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Grand lifestyle proportions Grand lifestyle proportions

Auction (unless sold prior) 2pm, Wednesday 1 May 19 30 Gaunt Street, Auckland

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CLASSIC FAMILY KIWI BACH, WATER VIEWS 1 Kitty Frazer Lane, Omaha

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Great beach house on a fully fenced corner site in north Omaha with water views from almost every room. Spacious open plan living opens outdoors to sunny decks stretching across two sides of the home. Three bedrooms, two bathrooms and a garage converted to a sleepout makes room for all the family. Plenty of space for tents and games for children or a short walk to the beach, golf club or shops and café.

Auction (unless sold prior) 2pm, Wednesday 1 May 19 30 Gaunt Street, Auckland

Paul Elsden 021 936 011 Joneen Smith 021 464 557 www.bayleys.co.nz/1170084

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9 Woodleigh Lane, Mangawhai Heads Architecturally designed, contemporary home with high stud, double garage, sumptuous bathrooms and quality fixtures and fittings throughout. The main living zone’s open floor plan creates a sense of space, connecting areas to one another and to the outdoors. The white-on-white kitchen makes a grand statement, balancing flair with functionality through generous storage, a 3 metre island and Bosch appliances. Superb rural We’re extremely proud of of ourour talented Matakana team. The highly skilled salespeople We’re extremely proud talented Matakana team. The highly skilled salespeople views abound and Kwila decks hug the home from north to west.

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RELAXED BEACH HOUSE AT MATHESON BAY 51 Grand View Drive, Matheson Bay Location is everything, and at the bottom of this driveway lies Matheson Bay beach and reserve. Renowned for its crystal clear water, and safe swimming this is a stunning location. A charming three bedroom, two bathroom 1970s cottage in the most elevated and private position in the row with gorgeous sea views. Set across three levels, featuring extensive use of native timbers including stunning Kauri floorboards. Generous garaging and excellent workshop space at ground level. Matheson Bay and Daniels Reef are on the coastline just 10 minutes from Matakana.

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SEA OF TRANQUILLITY 7 Spray Crescent, Matheson Bay Majestically positioned just a short stroll to the bay amidst native bush and enjoying sea views across the sparkling ocean, this beach home was thoughtfully configured to complement its pristine setting. High ceilings, large windows and bi-folding doors contribute to an enviable sense of space, with the openplan living areas featuring picturesque beach and bush views. Contact Victoria or Kellie today for further details.

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SHONA STEVENSON Shona was born and raised in Warkworth and has now settled here with her family. As a makeup artist she specialises in weddings and has worked on a variety of campaigns. Her makeup style focuses on a natural look that enhances individual beauty. She loves playing hockey, boating, summer and a good glass of wine.

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SPOTLIGHT

THE MAN BEHIND THE BRAND: HARKERS HERBALS

Wander down the main street of Waipu and you’ll find Harker Herbals, a natural wellness business founded by the late Malcolm Harker in 1981. Waipu counts Malcolm among its more colourful characters. Famous for his herbal tonics (and legendary parties), Malcolm returned to New Zealand in the late 1970s very ill. Several years working and playing hard in Australia had not been kind to his health. After trying prescription drugs and surgery to treat his chronic diseases, Malcolm turned to traditional herbal remedies and good nutrition. It was a lifestyle change that kick started both his health and a new career. With Malcolm looking (and feeling) the best he had for years, people arrived on his doorstep looking for answers to their own health problems. Malcolm opened his first business, The Herbal Clinic in Grey Lynn, using a five-litre pot and a one-element stove, creating herbal remedies to treat everything from skin disorders to lung congestion. His first tonics used organic apple cider vinegar which, combined with bitter herbs,

were not the most pleasant tasting. Malcolm’s solution was to add 30% Manuka honey. So far so good, except for the resulting fermentation; the tonics self-destructed after a week with patients reporting ruined fridges and splattered wallpaper. Malcolm had to quickly revise his formulas! Despite the initial challenges, Malcolm enjoyed enormous success, treating patients around New Zealand. He went on to train as a master herbalist, earning a Master of Herbology in Advanced Herbal Medicine from Emerson College, Quebec. Resettling in Waipu, he opened Harker Herbals and the rest, as they say, is history. Although Malcolm sold his business to private New Zealand investors several years ago, he continued to be involved, nurturing the next generation of talent with his own natural health course and writing his own Health and Healing manual. When he passed away suddenly in December 2017 there was an outpouring of condolences and happy memories shared on social media; news of his death reached more than 50,000 people.

Harker Herbals continues to make Malcolm’s original formulas, selling them at their Waipu shop and through pharmacies and health stores throughout New Zealand. To complement Malcolm’s tonics, Harker’s brought herbalist Paul Mitchell on board to make a contemporary range of herbal syrups for children. The children’s syrups were so well received that last year a high strength version for adults was added to the Harker Herbals range. Around the first anniversary of Malcolm’s death, a catastrophic fire burnt down the premises Harker Herbals had called home for many years. The team has opened a temporary shop at 8 The Centre, where they can watch their new store being rebuilt just across the road. Malcolm’s legacy is set to continue in contemporary style.

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PROFILE

FULL THROTTLE WITH PRO DRIFTER CARL THOMPSON WORDS

Carl Thompson is a rising star on the drifting scene. Only two years into professional racing, he’s already in the pro-series and placing as one of the top ten drivers in New Zealand. But he’s certainly not new to cars.

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A love of motoring runs in the Thompson family blood. Carl’s father Jamie collects cars and even had a car museum in Kaipara Flats back in the day. Carl’s wife Tash and his mother Julie – of Julie’s Animal Rescue – have always been incredibly supportive of his passion.

“I was about twelve years old when we moved from Warkworth to a lifestyle block in Kaipara Flats. That’s when I started driving in the paddocks,” says Carl. “My friends and my older brothers and I would go to the wreckers and get a car for about 50 dollars. They weren’t road legal, but they were starting. Then we’d just wreck them even more – jumping over motocross jumps, driving through trees, sliding around and doing burnouts. They wouldn’t last a week – sometimes they wouldn’t last an hour!”

“My family like to watch the races – sometimes they get more nervous than me,” laughs Carl. “My daughter Ellie, who is four, loves speed. She’s already trying to drive things. And my son Charlie who's nearly one – his first word was car.” Carl’s motor-sport of choice is called drifting. Two vehicles are on the track at the same time, but it’s not necessarily the fastest car that wins. The judges lay out clipping points, creating a new track for each competition. The cars must hit these points within a certain distance, sometimes

as close as 100mm, most of the time while sliding sideways! The three judges then score each driver on a number of criteria, including how fluent the clipping points are being hit, the depth of the angles and the driver’s attitude - how much noise they make, how much smoke they create, and how aggressive they drive. Drifting cars have brake lights on the roof, and excessive use of brakes will cost you points. “Full throttle means the best scores – so I try to brake as little as possible,” says Carl. Carl is a Falken Tyres driver and his race cars are highly modified Nissans. A big part of his time with the team is spent in the garage. “When you’re designing a race car, you’ve got a vision, you’re doing it up to a really high level, and you’re pushing the boundaries for everyone”, Carl says.

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Other than swish colour schemes, another thing that sets Carl's car apart is the licence plate saying FATBOY.

you speak is what you create in life.

“Fatboy was my nickname from friends growing up, so it was a joke at first - but now FatboyDrift is my brand. It’s definitely more memorable than Carl Thompson!” he says.

“I used to question myself and look too much at what other people were doing. And if you speak negatively, you’re making yourself believe it. Once I realised that, things turned for me. Now I know that I can go out and do anything my own way. I respect other drivers. When they get good results and good partnerships, I’m happy for them, because I know how hard they’ve worked.

For anyone else starting out, Carl recommends you get a RWD-car that is easy to slide and start practising in a safe place. And above all to believe in yourself. He strongly believes that the language

“My biggest hurdles would always be in my own head,” says Carl.

Once you realise that the only person holding you back is yourself, you stop comparing yourself to others, and just focus on pushing yourself in a good direction.” After years of working in a tyre shop, Carl is now able to focus on racing full-time. “Half of the fun is what we do in the garage as a team. We’re all good buddies. We build cars, we break them, and then we do it all over again!” goodwinperformanceltd@gmail.com www.instagram.com/fatboydrift

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HONEST CHOCOLAT EASTER FUNDRAISER

DR PAIGE DURRANT, CHIROPRACTOR

This year Honest Chocolat are raising money for Homebuilders Warkworth, who provide support to local families, youth and children - helping them to find a positive way through a wide range of situations including parenting issues, relationship problems, depression, isolation, violence and abuse.

Warkworth welcomes a new chiropractor, Dr Paige Durrant, who is excited to join Acorn Chiropractic. As a chiropractor she is dedicated to helping people be their healthiest, ensuring that their neurology (how the brain and body communicate) is working efficiently. Having been a professional dancer, Paige has a deep understanding of body movement and the importance chiropractic care plays in assisting the body to reach its full potential.

Support them by purchasing a $5 raffle ticket from Honest Chocolat in Matakana Village and you could win their beautiful GIANT EASTER EGG - more than 3kg of chocolate and filled with over $250 worth of vouchers from Sculptureum, Matakana Cinemas, Brick Bay, Divinely Feminine, Twig and Bloom!

021 443 860 www.acornchiro.co.nz

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Web: www.mrsofttop.com Email: info@mrsofttop.com Phone: 021 419 888

Paige utilises a range of techniques, including Applied Kinesiology, to work with your body to achieve optimal health.

Matakana’s Dog Boutique

Visit us Saturday mornings 41 Matakana Valley Road, Matakana 9am - 1.00pm Every dog knows you can never have too many beds! Especially when they are so soft and cozy as these. Our faux fur beds have a 100% cotton back so they are perfect for hot or cold days and are fully machine washable. It’s time to start thinking about hibernating for winter so why not snuggle up on one of these? New merino tees, wool coats and raincoats on their way this month too.

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LOCAL JAZZ AT WARKWORTH TOWN HALL Having packed the Matakana Hall last year two of Warkworth’s best Jazz bands are again joining forces to try to fill Warkworth Town Hall. There has been a renewed interest in jazz music and we have been many requests for a repeat concert. The bands playing, Mahurangi Ramblers and Jazz Connection, are each offering a new programme from Old Time Traditional jazz to the smooth swing sounds of the Glen Miller era. The Concert is on Sunday the 5 May from 2.00pm to 4.30pm. Tickets $10 at the door

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TAWHARANUI LODGE To say they hit the ground running would be an understatement. After taking over Tawharanui Lodge four days before Christmas, Jo and Karl Schumann are up to their fourteenth wedding. Tawharanui Lodge is set in a stunning ecological sanctuary and with major refurbishments planned over winter, the Lodge will be an even more outstanding wedding location. Jo and Karl, who own and operate the venue, say that they deliver a personal experience to their guests that is not always seen in other venues. “We have become great friends with our guests and pride ourselves on the personal touch.” Their door is always open and visitors are welcome. info@tawharanuilodge.co.nz www.tawharanuilodge.co.nz

MADE FOR MISCHIEF The benefits of messy and creative play for children can be enormous not to mention crazy fun. ‘Made for Mischief’ is a new local business born from the passion of designing and building playhouses and mud kitchens for their own children. Now they are making dreams come true for your little one with play houses, mud kitchens, sandpits, water tables and deck chairs. Imaginations will run wild while role playing with their themed play-houses, choose from the ‘Farmers Market’, ‘Bach’ or ‘Ice-cream Shop’.

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COAST CHIROPRACTIC: NEW PREMISES Coast Chiropractic is a friendly well-established healthcare clinic located in Mangawhai. In October last year, clinic owner and chiropractor Robyn King moved the clinic to new premises in the Mangawhai Heads shops. Since then, the business has grown and now provides additional services including chiropractic care, massage therapy, midwifery services and physiotherapy. The team includes principal chiropractor Robyn King, massage therapist Stacey McCormick, physiotherapists Joel Mowat and Sara Allan and midwife Sarah Martin. The team are professional and provide safe effective care for the local community. www.coastchiropractic.co.nz

MATAKANA LIQUOR CENTRE A wide selection of fine WINES, SPIRITS & CRAFT BEERS for every occasion See instore or on Facebook for our specials

Matakana Liquor Centre 993 Matakana Road, Matakana P | F 09 422 7099 | matakanaliquor@outlook.com

JUNCTION AWARDS 2019 Registrations open Thursday 28th March for the fourth annual Junction Awards. Local businesses battle it out for the top prize of a promotion package in Junction worth over $7,500, and the coveted J Award handcrafted this year by Morris & James. Local businesses have until Friday 12th April to register their involvement, by emailing their company name, contact person, phone number and the categories they would like to be entered under. Members of the public can also nominate their favourite businesses too. Winners will be annouced at the Awards dinner, Wednesday 26th June at the Matakana Village Hall. hi@junctionmag.co.nz www.junctionmag.co.nz

Martins Bay Holiday Park Absolute coastal paradise! Escape for a weekend at the beach. Fantastic facilities, beachfront caravans, tourist flats, cabins and powered sites all at incredible value. Safe swimming, fishing, all tide boat ramp, great walks, picnic spots, vineyards and attractions nearby. Book now: visit martinsbayholidaypark.co.nz phone 0800 624 7275 or 09 425 5655 or email mbhpark@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

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Photoshoot details Location: Lotus Cottage, Monarch-Downs Way, Matakana Stylist: Maddie Long Hair: Muse Hair Make-up: Shona Stevenson Models: Georgia and Amini of Unique Model Management Bride’s Clothing Élan Beaded Gown and Lace Gown - by Brooke Tyson Ritual. Nude Leather Shoes, Graphic Silk Kaftan - Katya Maker. Tie-Front Dress and Blue Floral Dress - The Bach, Matakana. Bralette, Printed Pants and Sunglasses - Two Boutique. Bouquet and Table Florals - Twg and Bloom

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Warkworth Menswear - www.warkworthmenswear.co.nz

Tuxedo, Dress Shirt, Bow-Tie, Pocket Square, Camel Shirt, Linen White Shirt - Warkworth Menswear

Twig and Bloom - www.twigandbloom.co.nz

Khaki and Navy Chino Shorts and Sunglasses - Two Boutique Table Setting And Poolside Furniture Bamboo Table and Bench Seat, Wine and Cocktail Glasses, Water Jug, Black and White Ceramic Vases, Cane Sunlounger, Cane Side Table, Brass Wine Cooler - Green With Envy Crystal Glasses, Candlesticks, Wooden Ice Bucket and Wooden Candle Tray - Quail Farm Collectables Small Black Side Plates, Black Cane Chairs - Mooi Mooi Dinner Plates - Frolic Ceramics Quartz Crystals - Crystal Waters Warkworth Brook Tyson Ritual - www.brooketysonritual.com

Katya Maker Boutique- www.katyamaker.com The Bach Matakana - www.thebachmatakana.nz Two Boutique - www.twoboutique.co.nz Mooi Mooi - www.mooimooi.co.nz Green With Envy - www.greenwithenvy.co.nz Quail Farm Collectables - www.facebook.com/ quailfarmcollectables Frolic Ceramics - www.instagram.com/frolicceramics

Crystal Waters Warkworth - www.facebook.com/ crystalwaterswarkworthnz Location: Lotus Cottage, Monarch-Downs Way, Matakana airbnb.co.nz/rooms/23078037 and www.precision.net.nz - Property ID# 435590

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1. Nude Leather Shoes, 2. Glitter Clutch Bag, 5. Floral Fascinator, 11. Beaded Clutch Bag. 12. Metallic Leather Shoes. Katya Maker Boutique - www.katyamaker.com 3. Leather Wine Carrier, 4. Tan Leather Boots, 6. Undies, 8. Liberty Fabric Ties, 14. Liberty Fabric Pocket Squares, 15. Black Leather Shoes. Warkworth Menswear www.warkworthmenswear.co.nz 7. Pearl Earrings, 10. Socks, 13. Dry Shampoo. The Bach Matakana - www.thebachmatakana.nz 9. Leather Bag. Two Boutique - www.twoboutique.co.nz

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MARKETS - CINEMAS - SHOPPING CAFES - RESTAURANTS - GALLERIES Eat, shop and play in Matakana Village. Enjoy the Matakana Cinema, explore the Matakana shops and galleries, or experience the famous Matakana Markets on Saturdays for fresh, local, artisan produce.

OPEN 7 DAYS 45 MIN FROM AUCKLAND

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•Comfortable, quality luxury toilet for your special occasion. • Perfect for events up to 120 people. Single and multi-day hire available. • No power or water needed. • Very competitive rates, New Zealand made. • We deliver and setup to take the stress out of your big day.

Call Hire Works on 09 425 7725 or email customerservice@hireworks.co.nz

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CLIFF TOP WEDDING WORDS KIRSTY

In our eyes our wedding day could not have been more perfect. It was so relaxed and easily the best day of our lives, we loved every second of it - we are still buzzing. The weather had been amazing in the days leading up to our big day. However, when we woke up on Saturday 9 February it was raining heavily. It rained on and off all morning and did not look promising for our planned outdoor ceremony. We continued getting ready knowing that we might have to go to plan B at the last minute. When 1.30pm rolled around, it was still raining, but we decided to risk it and stick with plan A and we are so happy that we did. The weather cleared and the rain stopped just in time for us to walk down our opposing aisles at 3pm. It truly was an unforgettable intimate ceremony on the cliff top. We wanted to get married in Mangawhai as it is such a beautiful place with beach and rural flavours that are special to us. It is rich

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perfect celebration with family and friends. For our photos we again chose to incorporate both beach and rustic settings, capturing half of our photos at Picnic Bay and half at my great grandparents’ old house with local photographer Sarah Weber. Merijen Oliver from My Little Flower Company added more local colour with our beautiful bouquets. All aspects of the wedding had special significance for us - our fabulous cake was designed by family friend Jess Atkins of Rosey Cakes, our amazing hair stylist was Will Graham of Will’s Hair Boutique and our makeup artist was Tenille Horscroft, a lifelong friend. We will treasure the memories of our wedding day forever and thank the many special people who contributed towards making it so perfect.


“Thank you to everyone at Sculptureum for organising our perfect wedding. As an event planner myself, and arranging the wedding from overseas, I cannot express how amazing the whole team was. Our expectations were exceeded beyond belief. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts� Steph and Derrick. 09 422 7375 events@sculptureum.net 19


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LOVE JUNKIES “We overdose on your function”— Event Junkies. No two events are the same but their attention to detail and staffing is on point. Closely working with PR and event companies, caterers, venues and corporates mean they are ready to facilitate fantastic events for their clients. But it doesn’t stop there! They also offer full styling and floral design, so not only will your event run smoothly but it will look fabulous to boot! Owner Annie O says, “We put our reputation on the line for every meeting or event we produce. From the launch of a new brand to an event for 500 guests, we take care of every detail. We believe in customising and personalising every event solution and always achieving perfection.” Their team will work closely with the transportation companies to ensure that transfers are scheduled and are accurate for each attendee and guest. “Our staff will warmly greet all guests at the airport and ensure they receive the highest level of service.” For more information find them online or email hello@annieo.co.nz. www.annieo.co.nz www.eventjunkies.co.nz

The Celtic Barn - Waipu The Celtic Barn is available for weddings, conferences and indoor sports events. It has modern kitchen facilities and can host weddings in The Lobby for 130 guests and in The Barn for up to 400. Caterers are available.

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The Celtic Barn is available for weddings, conferences and indoor sports events. It has modern kitchen facilities and can host weddings in The Lobby for 130 guests and in The Barn for up to 400. Caterers are available.

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BOUTIQUE ACCOMMODATION IDEALLY SITUATED IN THE HEART OF MATAKANA VILLAGE 2 Torea Road, Matakana, North Auckland P 021 1211 602 W www.whitecottage.co.nz

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THE VALUE OF A PERSONAL TOUCH

“...and the drinks bar will hang amongst the trees!” she said, and it did. Brides-to-be are increasingly calling for personalized and unique touches to their wedding day or hens do. Also for the location and decor to be nothing short of their version of perfection, in order to create those seamless Insta-ready, Pinterest-perfect, frame-worthy photos that represent the ideals of her and hubby-to-be. The social era we live in today has created this common thirst for that unforgettable personal touch that will make our guests rave about the day. However, when it comes to sourcing unique decor items, where the inspiration has come from other weddings worldwide, it can be a bit of a hindrance sourcing similarly inimitable items. If DIY is out of

the question, brides can be left with little choice but to end up with less than charming alternatives from franchise hire stores, resulting in décor that is just short of predictable. White satin drapery, anyone? The solution to this could be hiring a wedding planner, however cutting out the middleman may be a time-saver for this type of affair and more appealing to those on a budget. Besides, for those that are looking to treat their guests to the charms of an entirely unique atmosphere, there is something enriching about being able to source your own items for that bespoke touch. This would also allow your event or wedding to be even more special by including the pieces that truly spark joy (to quote our new friend, Marie Kondo) to you and/or your future husband.

Warkworth Menswear has all your wedding needs covered. From shirts, suits and shoes. Cuff-links and ties. We even do Rembrandt suit hire. 09 425 8408 www.facebook.com/warkworthmenswear 18 Queen Street, Warkworth 22

Looking to a localised vintage hire store would address all of the issues when it comes to sourcing hire goods that can be customized, therefore modernized, with signage and florals to match your theme. Not to mention adding charm and pizzaz to your wedding or event. North Auckland’s AVA Hire was born to provide a solution to the woes of the bride craving a bespoke touch. AVA Hire (Auckland Vintage Accessory Hire) offers a small but focused range of vintage décor and furniture pieces in the Snells Beach/Matakana area such as brass vases and candelabras, vintage crystal glassware and mirrors, market umbrellas, boho rugs and lanterns, and yes, a rustic hanging bar shelf. Not to forget a charming set of woodland chairs each individually sourced that


when placed together around a long table seem to cheer with their outdoor surroundings or rustic venue. For those that would like to add that extra personal touch, AVA offers custom graphics in the form of mirror or frame signage to welcome guests to the venue or display the range of refreshments available at the bar. Once guests have wet their whistle why not provide a jumbo vintage polaroid frame perfect for endless group photo opportunities? These can be designed to match the theme of the wedding, hens do or any other event. Some brides-to-be have opted to have a jumbo polaroid at both their hens party and wedding with similar or completely different themes.

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PLANNING YOUR LOVE LIFE

Sitting down with Natasha Ujdur of One Oh Nine Events feels like a coffee date with an old friend. The chatter is relaxed, she’s warm and engaging. One Oh Nine Events launched a year ago in Mangawhai over bubbles and inspirational speakers, at Bennetts of Mangawhai. Right from the get-go, Natasha has been busy providing professional support and knowledge to those holding their wedding (or event) in Mangawhai or surrounding areas. When it comes to wedding planning Natasha recalls a quote; “Brides are simple. With them, yes means yes, and no means yes, and no means

no, and no means maybe, but maybe means yes and maybe means no!” She believes it’s her job to decipher a client's vision of a perfect day and deliver on that. “It’s an incredible honour to be involved and when a bride tells me ‘this couldn’t have happened without you’ - that’s the biggest compliment I can achieve.” Ever wondered if planners are affordable? Yes! One Oh Nine’s service is curated but customised. Natasha can be involved 12-months out, or literally at the last minute. People are time poor, Natasha’s done all the scouting when it comes to local highlights, value for money, suitable venues,

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menu samples, accommodation and so on. There’s less risk of over (or under) catering, the stress is taken away and clients stay on budget. One Oh Nine has given Junction readers a sneaky glimpse at things to consider for the big day, and if you’re reading this as a bridesmaid (or Mother of the bride), there’s some really great tips for keeping your girl (or guy) prepared and calm.

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Milove is your dog’s personal wedding assistant. Whether you want your dog to play a part in the ceremony or just be there for photos, Milove take care of everything for your dog on the day, from chauffeuring them to and from venues and photo locations to helping your dog pose for photos. We’ll help you include your fur-family without any worries.

Luxury pure cotton bed linen. Designed and made in Matakana. A beautiful wedding gift.

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MUSE HAIR HAIR DRESSER

KORU HOUSE HIDEAWAY ACCOMMODATION

Hidden Muse is a space for one-on-one consultations with hairdresser, Melissa Johnstone. Full hairdressing services care for your hair using the most up-to-date chemical free hair products; offering the healthiest choices in colouring, smoothing, cut and styling. O&M, Kevin Murphey and Cezzanne straightening available.

Hidden in the hills of Tawharanui lies Koru House Hideaway. Created by artists Brian and Lindsay McPhun, award-winning Koru House has two self-catering units, with outdoor fresh water hydrotherapy spa baths and indoor-outdoor fireplaces and use of the heated pool and wood-fired pizza oven. Just 55 minutes from Auckland. Come and enjoy!

021 641 683 32 Old Kaipara Road Warkworth

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TAWHARANUI LODGE 841 TAKATU RD, MATAKANA

Black Fern Lodge overlooks Ascension Vineyard and is perfect for bridal accommodations and celebrating special occasions. Featuring up to five bedrooms (four ensuites), large gourmet kitchen and entertaining areas, heated pool, covered BBQ area with a kitchen and fireplace, Sky TV and wifi. Accommodates 2-10 people in private luxury. Small events are welcome.

​S ituated in a park-like ecological sanctuary, Tawharanui Lodge provides a beautiful relaxing environment for your special day. Located only one hour drive from Auckland and with accommodation for up to fourteen it is the perfect wedding location.

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TAWHARANUI LODGE WEDDINGS - EVENTS - ACCOMMODATION Situated in a park-like ecological sanctuary, Tawharanui Lodge provides a beautiful relaxing environment for your special day. Located only one hour’s drive from Auckland, 10 minutes from Matakana and a few minutes to the stunning Tawharanui Beach. The relaxing environment and personalized service will take the stress out of your day. With exquisite food and service your special day will be one to remember, and with accommodation for up to fourteen guests it is an ideal location to get prepared, relax and enjoy.

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Transport your wedding party and guests in style, aboard the luxury coaches of the Mahu City Express. You can even book a more flexible smaller shuttle bus to take people home at the end of the night. Contact us for a quote at info@mahucityexpress.co.nz or 09 425 5566

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THE PERFECT CAKE FOR THE PERFECT DAY

After a lot of practice, baking with love and taste testing Zarnya started Rosé Crafted Cakes. Based in Matakana, they provide the ultimate in delicious cakes and cupcakes. “With wedding cakes a huge part of every week and the Matakana Market on Saturdays we are kept very busy bringing people sweet happiness in the form of cake,” she says. “I absolutely love creating fresh floral designs and gold accents are a huge feature at the moment but the trends are always changing and I love hearing new ideas.” From traditional fruit cake to dreamy lemon. Talking cake and cake flavours with their customers is a mouth-watering affair. Clients can choose from the firm favourite, chocolate decadence, with rich chocolate ganache; also white chocolate with raspberries or their most popular flavour: passionfruit curd. In a wedding there are just a handful of poignant moments... the I do’s, the dress, the speeches and the cake, and so executing the perfect cake

each and every time is paramount to Rosé Crafted Cakes. “I pride myself on attention to detail and crafting bespoke cakes for all of my customers,” says Zarnya. “I am practically bursting with ideas and technique. Using colours, layering techniques and stencils the artisan cake world is a fun and immensely satisfying job.” In Zarnya’s time as a professional cake maker she says her most memorable cake would be a four tier cake where two families were joining. “The bride and the groom were each bringing two children [to the marriage] and so each child got to have a flavour of their choice and contribute ideas to the decorations.” “I really enjoy the inspiration behind my clients’ cake requests and love hearing each individual story. Wedding cakes are special, many people still keep the top tier of their cake for years to come. The more detail I get, the more I can incorporate it into the cake.”

And as for the baker’s choice? “Neil and I had an indulgent chocolate whiskey cake for our wedding and remember taking it back to our accommodation after our reception and eating it before going to sleep! Chocolate whiskey cake is not on our menu at the moment but it is available for any special requests.” This year Rosé Crafted Cakes has a new product the horizon... some delectable cakesicles - like an ice block, but they are actually made of cake! Look out for them making an appearance at the the Matakana Farmers’ Market soon. They complement cakes at a wedding and offer a fun option for birthdays and celebrations. Rosé Crafted Cakes caters to gluten free, vegan and other allergies, so get in touch with Zarnya to discuss your cake needs.

027 555 6709 www.rccakes.co.nz

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SALTY RIVER FARM

Daryn, Louise and their two boys started their adventure five years ago when they shifted from their Waiheke Island home of nearly 17 years and bought their little farm in Tauhoa, calling it Salty River Farm because it sits on a tidal arm of the Kaipara. They were determined to make a living off it, especially when they were told it was too small to be viable - a bit under 50 acres. They started breeding goats, marketing and selling the meat. As the business gained traction, the abattoir they were using closed and there was no other feasible option. They were gutted and so were their customers. They picked themselves up and started on the next project - market gardening. Three years later, they produce beautiful lettuces, several kinds of herbs, edible flowers, zucchini,

scallopini, pumpkin, apple cucumbers, silverbeet and kale. “We want to grow and sell veggies the old-fashioned way, fresh, seasonal and without chemicals. A simple idea, but it requires plenty of hard work, especially when you’re new to it,” Daryn says. Old fashioned values are just as important off the farm as they are on it. For Salty River Farm, this means a friendly face and helping hand. “We love our customers, so being personable and getting to know them is a really important part of our business. We know most customers on a first name basis and many of them have been coming to us since the day we opened. They’re part of our business - they’ve watched us grow and we’ve grown with them.” Daryn and Louise find other growers and take their produce to market too.

Having a full vegetable selection is important for the growing community of Hobsonville Point. The Port Albert General Store also gets a regular delivery of lettuces to sell. Along the way, it has been a process of trial and error. “We’ve learnt from talking to people and reading, but nothing beats your own experience, so you just have to jump in and make a start.” They grow the lettuces and some of the herbs using Hydroponics, a method of growing plants out of the ground. Plants receive nutrients via water-based, mineral-rich solutions through an elevated garden bed. The couple choose to grow these in coconut coir and pumice – so after harvest any waste can be composted. It’s a sustainable alternative to traditional farming methods; hydroponic gardens don’t require the

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Greenwash is Rodney District’s environmentally friendly choice for building wash and waterblasting. Based in Warkworth and covering from Orewa to Mangawhai, we use bio-degradable products which are safe for your home, your pets, your plants and you. Contact Andy for a free quote.

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Arrive down a tree lined drive to this near 100 acre parcel of land half in native bush to find a large garage, tool shed, office, work room, a one bedroom guest house and three bay stable.

The property has several fenced paddocks, and there are well used tracks for horse trekking and quad biking. Discover the hidden waterfalls, swimming ponds and native bush.

This one level family home offers relaxed living, open plan dining, family lounge and kitchen leading to a large wrap around deck with majestic views over the farm. A formal lounge area leads to the rear deck. The master suite is separate to the two large family bedrooms and office located in the family wing, plus a large laundry/wet room perfect for coming in off the farm.

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All this and only 45 minutes (approximately) from Auckland’s CBD.

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SAWMILL ‘HOMEBLOCK’ FRESH HOP PALE ALE

There aren’t many rural breweries in New Zealand and being one of them has given the Sawmill Brewery a great opportunity to grow their own hops onsite. “It has been really gratifying to see how interested people are in the bines (not vines) and is a great opportunity for them to engage more in what goes into their beer,” says owner Kirsty McKay. Hops are a perennial and grow voraciously from about September to the harvest of the cones in February. Kirsty initially set up the harvest as a fundraiser for Homebuilders, a local, free organisation offering family support services, but

the hops started to dry out and had to be picked straight away. So instead their whole team was hauled out of the brewery and got them all picked by morning tea. “The cones have an extraordinary aroma when you pick them and our hops are all New Zealand Cascade. They have a pleasant, flowery and spicy, citrus-like quality with a slight grapefruit characteristic.” Cascade hops are grown all over the world but here in Matakana they have distinctive profile, different even from those grown in Motueka because of the terroir. The Sawmill Brewery’s hops have been particularly

floral and herbaceous. This very limited run ‘Homeblock’ Fresh Hopped Pale Ale will be available on tap in the Brewery and Smoko Room from early March.

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A STATE OF BEETOPIA

Beetopia NZ only opened its doors in July 2018 and already there has been so much fun and mischief! Their team is made up of a passionate mother and daughter duo, Grass and Michelle, a saint of a husband Anthony and the amazing Kiwi duo Francis and James of F&J New Zealand. At their educational centre and training apiary, Beetopia has held numerous beekeeping courses for beginners. With over 25 years experience as a language teacher in Italy, Grass tells us, “This diverse teaching role is the most delightful experience I have had. Teaching the art of Beekeeping is addictive. I get to watch absolute

beginners become enchanted upon opening our beehives. In fact, nearly every single person has come away from our courses saying, “That was amazing, I never realized bees were so calm yet so exciting!” “The funniest courses have been with children who chatter incessantly until I open a hive, then fall into silence and with a palpable sense of pure awe.” Without gloves, Grass plucks up an unsuspecting drone and places him on her hand for a caress. That is when the first “WOW” is whispered. “How I love that moment!” It is thanks to these courses that they are now

involved with Wainui and Ahuroa primary schools, providing training and equipment for parents and children to continue their hands-on beekeeping. “We consider this to be Beetopia’s small contribution towards creating responsible and caring beekeepers of the future.” Their courses are held from September through to March in Matakana and are run in small numbers with a total of five students per course. “We believe this adds value. Attendees have plenty of hands on time in the hives and the ability to ask one on one questions with our instructor,” she says.

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With an onsite showroom/store fully stocked with beekeeping supplies for purchase, including everything you need to setup as a new beekeeper (bees, keepers hiveware, suits, tools etc.) or to grow your existing apiary, it's a bee lovers Utopia. Beetopia also offer order placement to secure bees and NUCs from their local bee breeder. Also offering essential advice on how to use bee hive equipment, and information on how to register your beehives and mandatory requirements for New Zealand beekeepers. Beetopia and in particular F&J New Zealand are also about delicious local raw honey. “We are absolutely stoked to have F&J’s premium honey ranges in use at top restaurants across Aotearoa.

To mention only a few: SkyCity Restaurant Auckland, The Grove Auckland, The Sawmill Brewery, Sculptureum, The Farmer’s Daughter, Bayswater Eatery and the Matakana Pub and Restaurant. Their honey will also be used at the upcoming ‘New Era Party’ on 6 April, at the Leigh Sawmill Cafè. Beetopia also has a full range of real local honey available for purchase along with a range of Mānuka skin care products, candles and soaps. Honey tasting, paired with orchard tours and beekeeping talks will be available from spring 2019. Travelling from out of town? Beetopia also offer accommodation options for overnight stays at their BnB.

As if that isn’t enough to keep busy Grass, Francis and James are also involved with the Warkworth Beekeepers Society. Grass is one of the founding members and present Secretary. Francis and James are on the committee and have provided members with hiveware gear and sound beekeeping advice for the last two years. Warkworth Beekeepers Society meets at 6.30pm on the first Wednesday of every month at Warkworth Primary School on Hill Street and everybody is welcome.

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SAVOUR

HYPERION WINES – A POTTED HISTORY

John and Jill Crone of Hyperion Wines hit the ground running when they purchased a vineyard site in Matakana in 1994. With some experience of viticulture, an appreciation of wine and John’s Chemical Engineering degree, the couple commuted from Auckland on weekends. Steep hillsides made viticultural activity challenging, but they were keen. Soil type was checked, vine stock selected, a theodolite and post hole borer hired and two vineyards laid out. Pinot Gris and Chardonnay were planted, followed by Cabernet and Merlot in 1995. Thoughts of building a totally new winery were forgotten when part of the original Antipodean vineyard came up for sale in Tongue Farm Road. “We liked the ‘converted cowshed’ winery, the history, existing vines and American WWII barn for storing machinery!” The couple eagerly attended seminars, workshops, and visited various wine regions over the next few years during the Romeo Bragato NZ Wine Awards. “160 wineries were in NZ when we started, now there are 713!” The name ‘Hyperion’ was finally decided on, their designer came up with its classic logo, and the main label colour chosen for their red wine - ‘ferment puce’! “Initially we had a small grape press. When helpers left we were still burning the midnight oil. A beer and pie kept us going.” Later, a larger Vaslin press was obtained which sped the job up! 1997 saw their first vintage produced - their Cabernet/Merlot was awarded Silver in the Liquorland Top 100. The next vintage was superb with 1998 ‘Gaia’ Merlot receiving a Gold Medal and Trophy for Best Merlot Predominant wine at the Royal Easter Show Wine Awards, (100% Merlot); an Australian wine guru rated it 96/100, best Merlot in Australasia. Also ’98 ‘Kronos’ Cabernet/Merlot scored Silver medals. “A few years later, some good vintages got into top end London restaurants; several were Michelin starred.” In January 2008, Hyperion experienced another international ‘hats off’ when an article on Matakana appeared in the New York Times’ Sunday Supplement featuring the vineyard as the lead photo.

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After 12 years of running between two vineyards with 6000 vines between them, change came in 2008 upon receiving an unsolicited offer for the Omaha Flats vineyard. This led to a new enterprise - purchasing adjoining land on Whitmore Road with country cottage, since renovated with designer décor for luxury accommodation as ‘Hyperion Heights’, attracting local and international visitors. Visitors to their home vineyard, Tongue Farm Road, can expect a picturesque setting among rustic outbuildings, a tasting room with stunning views, and beautiful macrocarpa ceilings in the barrel room which hosts larger groups for wine appreciation. All winemaking processes happen on site - fermenting in tanks, barrel aging, bottling, corking, capsuling and labelling. White wines cool ferment in a reefer (container) alongside. “Our 2019 vintage is looking promising. It’s our 23rd vintage!” John and Jill enthuse, “We’ve had consistent sunshine, and very little rain - the crop’s in good order, it’s been thinned, but the fat lady is yet to sing.” Early March has seen them pick their Chardonnay and Pinot Noir and they are both looking great. To conclude, an Old French Proverb from Jill Crone “for John, the winemaker”: ‘In water one sees one’s own face; but in wine one beholds the heart of another.’ 09 422 9375 www.hyperionwines.co.nz


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WINE TRAIL Harvest is almost over, time to enjoy the fruits of our local wineries. Junction has put together a wine trail for you to venture out and enjoy the best local wineries, their wines and the scenic drive along the way. MANGAWHAI

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Venture down the drive of Heron’s Flight to taste sangiovese and dolcetto at Matakana's original cellar door. Open daily for fine wine and conversation. Enjoy displays of wine memorabilia and stories of Matakana's history over the past 30 years.

AHUROA 09 950 6643 www.heronsflight.co.nz

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SCULPTUREUM 40 OMAHA FLATS RD, AUCKLAND, NZ

LOTHLORIEN WINERY 1227 AHUROA ROAD, RD1, AHUROA

BRICK BAY 17 ARABELLA LANE, SNELLS BEACH

Visit Hyperion Wine’s boutique winery and vineyard in beautiful pastoral environs near Matakana Village. Their distinctive wines include Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah plus, unique to the region, Pinot Noir and Chambourcin (a rustic red) - all grown in Matakana. Open 11am-4pm weekends and holidays.

All of Sculptureum’s wines are made from fruit grown on-site. The vineyards are situated on sun-baked clay hill sides to the right as you enter - growing Chardonnay, Merlot, Syrah, Cabernet Franc, and Carmenérè. Sculptureum strongly believes in minimal intervention, low yields of excellent fruit and hand harvesting.

Lothlorien Winery produce uniquely delicious fruit wine from feijoa and apple. A family operation based in Ahuroa Valley, Lothlorien is organic and vegan certified and has been growing on-site since 1971. Tasting is available by appointment, as are tours of the cellar and/or orchard.

Cantilevered over a shimmering lily pond, the spectacular Glass House is cellar door heaven! Taste estate-grown wines featuring Pinot Gris, Rosé, Chardonnay and Bordeaux blends. Contemporary NZ sculpture is showcased in a sublime native landscape on the Sculpture Trail. Open every day 10am-5pm, a sensational menu offers relaxed all day dining.

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DESIGN

ONE-IN-A-MILLION PAVILION WORDS

Celene Busher and Darnell Nepia have built their dream home on a one hectare lifestyle block in Algies Bay, and they are very happy with the result. “It’s the Kiwi dream really – that’s how I feel about it,” says Celene. “It’s light, sunny and warm, and there’s space for the kids to run and play. We’re here for the long haul.” They were living in London when Celene fell pregnant with their first child. “I couldn’t imagine living in London with a family so we started looking at property in New Zealand. We sent family members to look at this section in Algies Bay and purchased it without having seen it ourselves.” The design started with space rather than substance after Celene fell in love with a photo of an internal courtyard. They contracted Designpoint, a local architect and landscaping company who came up with the concept for the house. “They had done a pavilion house before and it included the things I wanted – the internal courtyard and gable pitch ceilings,” says Celene. “We didn't have a lot of money but there were some design elements which weren't up for negotiation, as they were a key part in creating the home I envisioned. The high ceilings, large windows and the big bi-fold doors give it a great sense of space, and I love open plan living areas.” Celene and Darnell were on a strict budget so did as much of the building work as they could.

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Celene explains, “We were originally going to build just the back pavilion, but we had our second child so decided to build both pavilions at once.” Coresteel did the framing, structural and cladding work, and got it to lock-up stage. Then Brown Brothers Builders did the internal work, but they let Celene and Darnell come in and do anything they could to save some money. And they were obviously very capable, as demonstrated by the large, elegant deck built by Darnell. The two pavilions are clad in ebony Coloursteel, but the strong, black exterior is softened by light, white living spaces inside, and ample doors and windows. The two pavilions are connected by a five metre glass linkway. As you arrive at the front door, you can see through a window, through the linkway, and straight out into the paddocks beyond. Another striking feature of the house is the contemporary, clean interior design, a result of Celene’s expertise in the field and impeccable taste. “I’ve been doing homeware and fashion styling since I left school, primarily in the advertising industry. However, over the last few years, I have transitioned to interior design, which utilises the same skill set, but also brings in the customer relationship skills I learned as an account manager.”

Celene Interiors, based in Algies Bay, has been busy recently with a selection of local clients, working on new builds, renovations and commercial accommodation but Celene is preparing to kick the business up a gear this year, now that the children have gotten a bit older. She’s upgraded her website, is networking with builders and architects, and is excited about taking on new projects. “Building our house gave me a huge insight into the ins and outs of how a job works, and I can bring that knowledge and expertise to other people’s projects.” She started with a passion for spaces, but something more solid lists among her favourite features of the house. “I adore our concrete floors! These were like my baby of the build. The concrete polisher said it is not often he sees such a high standard of concrete like ours anymore. The warmth retained in the floors is amazing because we get all day sun.” In the end, though, for Celene, the house is about family. “I love watching the kids ride their bikes around the section and waterslide down the hill. I’m sentimental about things like that so it’s great to think we have enough room if our grown-up children wanted to live here one day.” Coffee table and bedside tables supplied by Soren Liv.

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a glass conservatory, landscaped pool facility and extensive citrus plantings as edible fences. The waterfront land accesses steps down to the water and a convenient kayak or paddleboard ramp. Whether you are a frequent traveller, seasonal visitor or full-time resident, during your absences, you can rest assured that your home will be safe inside the gates. There are three high-spec plans to choose from. This will appeal to those curious about building and maybe creating some new lifelong connections in a special seaside community.

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The front room of the AIM (Adults in Motion) house is sunny and crowded. Everyone has just arrived back from a walk to the supermarket and it’s time for sharing the weekend’s highlights. As the guest, I go first and relate my story of a nice surf at Omaha, even though I fell off a few times – which gets a laugh from the others. As we work our way around the group, there’s news of birthday parties, ten-pin bowling, a trip to Tauranga, Sunday church, and more. Then it’s morning tea time.

was concerned about the absence of transition facilities for her child who was leaving school. AIM fills that void with its Warkworth base, which is open Monday to Thursday, and currently caters for 13 participants and employs six staff.

So what, you ask? What’s interesting about this story? What’s interesting is that all the participants at AIM are intellectually disabled in some way and they come for companionship, skills training, goal setting, time out from home, and trips out into the community. I was surprised how many faces I recognised from seeing them around town.

AIM runs a varied programme that includes inhouse things like cooking, sewing, maths, art, music and writing. However, getting out into the community is a high priority. “We go for walks to the shops, go to the gym, visit the donkey sanctuary, go to the disco, and help with native bush planting,” Corinne tells me.

Corinne Lake is the manager of the facility and tells me she loves her job. “There’s an amazing array of personalities and it’s very satisfying when they show you something they have made at cooking or sewing. I feel proud and they feel like family.”

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“We have to watch our finances carefully and we can’t always do what we want to do. We have to ‘save up’ to take everyone out for a day.” AIM is always on the lookout for volunteers to help out at their Warkworth base, but one of the big challenges is to find locations where their participants can get work experience. Corinne explains, “We have three participants who go to the donkey sanctuary on Tuesdays to help out. We also had some participants working at the Home Builders op shop but that closed last year. They loved going there. A staff member is available to facilitate these placements so we’d love to hear from anyone who is able to help.” This amazing service deserves your support and, if the hugs and handshakes I got on my short visit are anything to go by, it will be richly rewarded.

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“I’m inspired by people, 'love them to draw; they have personality, an expression or a posture to capture. But even my still lifes have personality they move and flow, they’re alive too.” Leigh’s Awa Gilgren is calm, observant and knowing, with a ready smile. Long red hair drapes over her shoulders; creativity courses through her being. Her home is a collection of textures, spaces, curves and lines, memories as portrait, framed paint and figure. A homely embrace of shadow and light greets those visiting, imbued with the scent of coffee, paint and something similar to thyme in its sweetness and familiarity. Awa works with ceramics and oil painting, creating a wide range of work rich in stylised form and expression. “I got to a certain point in my work when I was studying at Hungry Creek, before I had my daughter. I did an exhibition of ten different shelves (which were made from repurposed pottery bats), each shelf displayed a whole room’s setting in ceramic miniatures; each had something a bit off - a chair toppled over, a bedroom with paper airplanes littering the floor. All the scenes raised questions while creating a dreamy aesthetic,” Awa says. “I love the meditation of sitting down and doing small things. Small but many. They are precious - a whole world in your hands,” she says, cupping her paint-smudged fingers together. Art collector Sir James Wallace chose one of her pieces to add to the Wallace Arts Trust - a treasure trove of one of New Zealand’s most important art collections. Awa hopes to make more of these miniatures in the future. “The idea of ceramic as a surface to paint and draw on is also interesting to me… I played with glazes for a while, enjoying their organic nature, but I really enjoy the drawing and painting on of imagery.” Dishes and tiles by Awa are adorned with faces and figures, stylised, abstract and finished with unassuming glazes.

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Raising her vivacious five year old daughter, Wini, has naturally meant less productive studio time for Awa over the last few years - creative time became collaboration time. “She wanted to be involved, of course, so I started cutting Wini her own board. She exhibited with me at my last two shows.” Awa smiles - she has bigger plans in the works for the future. “It’s my dream to have a room full of blank surfaces,” she says, of her upcoming painting exhibition. “I’m going to have fifty-two ready to go. It’s that thrill thing - that juicy, ecstatic feeling before something begins.” “Peter Gossage was an early influence. I grew up with his images, copied them, and adopted his style a lot at the beginning,” she says. Her grandmother, Jan Dowse, was another significant influence, and one close to her heart. Jan had an art gallery in Gisborne, and grandchildren who visited often. Works were exhibited at the gallery by artists such as Brent Wong, Graham Sydney and Don Binney. “It was an abundance of culture. It was all ocean waves rolling in next to the windows, loud classical music being played, gin and tonics and art,” she grins. “I’ve always had an appreciation of creation. There’s no other way I’d rather spend my time. I want to create, not take away. To be an artist of the people I struggle with the money aspect of the art world, the expense of it. Smaller, more affordable art can reach more people. I like that.” Create Matakana and the Fenton Gallery are currently exhibiting some of Awa's pieces. Keep an eye out for more details on her upcoming exhibition soon.

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Memories of Place ~ The Art of Sally Gabori

The Vivian is proud to showcase the bold and breathtaking work of one of Australiaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most important painters, in this stunning solo show. Also showing ~ National Treasures - contemporary ceramics from Australia and NZ ~ Christopher Duncan ~ Rebecca Wallis.

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REVIEW

INTERNATIONAL BLUEGRASS AT WHANGATEAU HALL WORDS

JENINE

ABARBANEL

Bluegrass is seeing a renaissance in New Zealand with this year’s firstever national bluegrass festival, Kiwigrass, held in Hamilton in February. Whangateau Hall is right in the middle of this resurgence of the genre’s popularity, often hosting international touring bluegrass bands. Two of the Kiwigrass headline acts, The Lonely Heartstring Band (from the USA) and Nine Mile Creek (from Australia) played at Whangateau Hall as part of their trips to New Zealand. This was The Lonely Heartstring Band’s second tour of New Zealand, and second visit to Whangateau Hall. They sold out two showings in 2018, and also sold out their show this year. LHSB is playing some of the finest bluegrass anywhere at the moment; it is difficult to find a more accomplished and entertaining band anywhere. Their debut album, “Deep Water,” can arguably be described as perfect, with absolutely beautiful original songs and some outstanding covers, including Paul Simon’s “Graceland” which challenges the original in beauty and execution. This year their visit to New Zealand coincided with the launch of their second album, “Smoke and Ashes.” “Smoke and Ashes” deftly avoids the “sophomore slump” often seen with bands’ second albums. Every song is captivating and powerful, with the songs “The Other Side” and “Borderlands” two absolute standouts. George Clements leads with superb song writing and singing skills, and is ably supported by his bandmates, starting with his twin brother Charles Clements (double bass), with whom he demonstrates the sweet flawless harmonies that only close kin seem to be able to achieve. Patrick M’Gonigle (fiddle) chimes in with the third part harmony so beautifully that you’d think he was a Clements as well. This central trio are supported with virtuoso instrumentalists Maddie Witler on mandolin and the drily hilarious Gabe Hirschfeld on banjo. The five musicians have a stage presence and performance style that is engaging for all audiences.

Nine Mile Creek are stalwarts of the burgeoning bluegrass scene in Melbourne, Victoria. All four gentlemen sing and write original material, each in a unique and fun style. They also play plenty of familiar traditional bluegrass, country and folk tunes, with Richard Thompson’s “1952 Vincent Black Lightning” always featuring as a crowd favourite. Nine Mile Creek is led by Mark Pottenger on mandolin and the lion’s share of the lead singing, supported by Colin Weight on the five-string banjo, Andrew Barcham on the double bass, and Doug Wallace on guitar. Together, these four play traditional and contemporary bluegrass as fine as you’d ever hope to hear. Their show is fun and funny, and the crowd didn’t let them leave the stage until they’d played multiple encore songs. Whangateau Hall is leaving the bluegrass music behind for a while with upcoming offerings of jazz, folk-rock from the Netherlands, and singersongwriters from both the USA and New Zealand. You can find the schedule of upcoming concerts on the Whangateau Hall’s website.

www.whangateau.co.nz

MEANDERINGS

A&P SHOW 2019 The Warkworth A&P 2019 show was packed full with a great entertainment and family fun. From rural shows to sheep racing, tractors to vintage cars and pony rides to spinning teacups, there was something for everyone. Mahurangi Community Sport and Recreation brought back team madness and old-fashioned fun to this year's Warkworth A&P Show with their team challenge ‘Mahu Silly Bugg#rs’. Teams of four competed for the honour of being crowned Warkworth's champions. Each team completed as many challenges as possible, as quickly as possible, to earn maximum points - all whilst racing against another team! Activities included shenanigans such as mini bike races, shake-ya-bootie, net crawl, nut stacking, egg and spoon race, slip’n’sliding and more. It was silly, side-splitting, senseless and fun! facebook.com/WarkworthAandPLifestyleShow www.warkworthshow.co.nz

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HAPPENINGS

SAWN TOGETHER WORDS

KATHY

HUNTER

Anyone who knows the legendary Leigh Sawmill Café will agree that the award-winning venue has had an enormous impact on the New Zealand music industry, and certainly on the little harbour village of Leigh. The Guinness family, headed by Grattan and Marguerite, bought it in 1996 and over the course of 22 years transformed it from a working sawmill into the iconic live music venue, restaurant and accommodation it is today. November 2018 saw new owner Craig Andersen taking over the ‘Mill. (Craig’s also the managing director of Cotto on K’Rd, which won Metro Peugeot Best New Restaurant 2018.) A very special event coming up in April will acknowledge this transition – and the history of the Sawmill itself. It’s a personal crusade of Saffron Guinness, grand-daughter of Grattan, who tragically lost his life last year at Goat Island. Saffron is making a documentary about the Sawmill and the musicians, artists, rebels and renegades who have made it what it is today. Dubbed ‘Sawblade’, the film will encompass archival footage intercut with new interviews to be filmed on Saturday 6 April at Saffron’s ‘New Era’ party. “I was six months old when the Sawmill opened,” says Saffron. “I was carried around the kitchens and the bar in a front pack. I crawled across the dancefloor and through the vegetable gardens. The people who worked there, the performers and the regulars became an extended whanau for myself, my siblings and my cousins. “I worked there as a teenager, but left at 19 to go and study in London. Coming back for my grandfather’s funeral triggered a kind of epiphany for me. I realised that someone had to document his legacy – all the stories, the hard work, the fun and the love… this epic thing that was, and continues to be, the Leigh Sawmill.” The New Era party is intended to raise funds to help produce Sawblade the documentary. It’ll bring together a nostalgic line up of artists and guests at an extravagant event to be captured on camera. There’ll be entertainment from 3pm till late, with an excellent selection of some of the DJs, musicians and theatrical performers hosted by the Sawmill over the years. Exceptional food utilising local produce will include paella and Argentinian barbecued lamb. There’ll be a Sawblade silent auction too – open online now, it will finish on the night of the party. This will include donations from local art-stars Mike Petre, Louise McRae, Star Gossage, Vicky Fanning, Andy Turner and Morgan Haines, plus plentiful other largesse from local businesses, artisans and vineyards. Start bidding – and get your New Era tickets now to ensure you’re a part of this epic Leigh Sawmill event! Tickets $35 from Under the Radar, kids under 15 free with adults

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JUBILATION GOSPEL CHOIR

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SATURDAY 27.04 | 9:00PM $15/20

TASTY, NUTRITIOUS & DELICIOUS

DINE-IN OR TAKE-AWAY

THURSDAYS FROM 5 :00 PM HALF PRICE PIZZA OFFER DOES NOT APPLY TO SPLITS OR KIDS PIZZA

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BASE FM SUNDAYS

Family-friendly from 3pm-8pm, R18 thereafter till 1am. Dress code: 1996!

OPENING HOURS:

THURSDAY 12PM ’TIL LATE | FRIDAY - SUNDAY 10AM ’TIL LATE www.facebook.com/sawblade1996

www.sawmillcafe.co.nz | 142 PAKIRI ROAD LEIGH. PHONE 09 422 6019

www.sawmillcafe.co.nz/gigguide

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HAPPENINGS

SCHOOL HOLIDAYS You guessed it! It’s time for the Ahuroa School Fair, Feast and Fireworks... oops, Laser Lights! Yes, they’ve changed it to Laser Lights, to be considerate to the neighbouring animals. There will be lamb on the spit, sausage sizzles, a variety of games and activities, face painting, cake sales and more. The highlight will be the laser lights show by ACLLPS - the best laser lights show in NZ & USA! For the first time, the fair will be a Zero Waste event - Ahuroa School will be doing their bit for the environment; there’s no Planet B! Spread the word and get your friends and family along too. Event date and time: Saturday 6th April 2019, 4.30pm Event location: Ahuroa School, 1349 Ahuroa Road Ahuroa, New Zealand

020 4038 3606 www.facebook.com/ahuroaschool/

Goat Island Marine Discovery Centre

Whangateau Holiday Park Go local for a fun family break! Family friendly accommodation and camping options, including waterfront camping available. Safe swimming area, awesome snorkelling, kayak and paddleboarding, fantastic walks, pedal bikes, children play area and picnic spots.

Visit www.goatislandmarine.co.nz for opening dates and times over the school holidays Visit www.goatislandmarine.co.nz for opening 09 923 3645 dates and times over the school holidays | 09 923 3621

Book now: whangateauholidaypark.co.nz 0800 947 275 or 09 427 3305 whpark@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

Reptile Park

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HAPPENINGS

BRICK BAY AND SPROUT COLLAB CREATIVE SESSIONS Looking for something inspiring and creative to keep the kids busy these school holidays? Join the Sprout team at Brick Bay’s free creative sessions! Come along each day for an hour of creating, fun and games. Learn new skills with natural materials, make new friends and take home something beautiful. Plan a full day out - lingering for lunch and exploring the Sculpture Trail too. The sessions will be running Monday to Friday, 10.30am to 11.30am, during the April school holidays. These activities are extremely popular and spaces are limited, pre-bookings essential. To secure your free tickets book online at www.brickbay.co.nz/visit or head to Brick Bay’s facebook page: www.facebook.com/brickbay. If you're dreaming of a hassle free holiday, Tess and Jadyn (Team Sprout) will also be running an April School Holiday programme based at Brick Bay. Offering yoga, dance, water sports, nature adventures, cookery and craft, this will be an exciting and empowering opportunity for kids’ Easter fun. With an introductory price of just $375, including all activities and nutritious food, plus $50 off for each new friend you introduce! Limited spaces, to book call 0272411513 or visit their Instagram Page: www.instagram.com/sprout_kids_nz.

www.instagram.com/sprout_kids_nz www.facebook.com/brickbay

April School Holiday Programme at Brick Bay - Dance - Yoga - Water Sports - Nature Adventures - Cooking - Craft 15-1 9th , 2 2 -2 6th Apri l 9.0 0 -3.30 $37 5 week $5 0 o ff wh en you bri n g a n ew fri en d! *For children 7 years +

Limited Spaces- Call 0272411513 today!

FREE CREATIVE SESSIONS in collaboration with

APRIL SCHOOL HOLIDAYS MONDAY - FRIDAY, 10.30-11.30 (Excluding public holidays) Book your tickets online at www.brickbay.co.nz/visit or visit our facebook page @brickbay

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HAPPENINGS ANZAC DAY SERVICE AT THE MATAKANA WAR MEMORIAL Matakana’s 2019 ANZAC Service will honour the “Unsung Heroes” of the First World War - men and women who served in roles often forgotten, facing the same conditions of war without carrying a gun, risking their lives and suffering the same wounds and fate. Brave medics fought to keep our soldiers alive - doctors, nurses, stretcher-bearers, orderlies, ambulance drivers, chaplains and dentists. Veterinarians did the same for horses, donkeys, mules and camels that accompanied soldiers onto the battlefield. Support workers fed, clothed and supplied our soldiers. The service program will include three guest speakers, the Matakantata Choir and a solo performance by Claude Poulsen.

Walter Halstead Stevens, Ambulance Driver. Matakana.

Thursday 25 April. Parade assembly 9.45am. Service 10am. www.facebook.com/MatakanaWarMemorial Lucy Elizabeth Reay, WW1 Nurse. Matakana.

EASTER EGGSTRAVAGANZA! Easter is a very special time of year for the kids and staff at Horizon School, and this year they are celebrating with an Easter Eggstravaganza! Join them on 6 April from 10.30am to 12.00 noon for a whole lot of Easter fun. There will be an Easter Egg hunt, some delicious food stalls, plus lots of games and raffles. Everyone’s welcome, whether you are part of the school or just love Easter! Gold coin donation and cash only for stalls and raffle tickets.

Horizon School, 401 Mahurangi East Road, Snells Beach www.facebook.com/horizon.school.nz

PUMPKIN FESTIVAL Pumpkin Festival @ Matakana Village Farmers' Market Come and have some fun with the family at your local Village Farmers' Market in the heart of Matakana, at the inaugural Pumpkin Festival!

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Enter the Pumpkin Pie competition with guest judge Lauraine Jacobs or dress up to win a prize for the best pumpkin outfit, adults & kids categories.

Easter Weekend 20 & 21 April 2019 10am - 5pm Work from 50 Northland Artists in a compact 30k trail

For more information email markets@ matakanavillage.co.nz In association with New Zealand Farmers Market Week. Saturday April 13th 8am-1pm

www.matakanavillage.co.nz KAWAU BOATING CLUB - BON ACCORD HARBOUR - KAWAU ISLAND

OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK Until 31st March - then closed T/W

Buy your Trail Guides from:

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BREAKFAST LUNCH AND DINNER LARGE GROUP FUNCTION ENQUIRES WELCOME GIFT VOUCHERS AVAILABLE 09 422 8845 clubhouse@kawauboatingclub.nz www.kawauboatingclub.nz EVERYONE WELCOME!


APRIL GIG GUIDE To list your event for free on the Junction Gig Guide email event details to: hi@junctionmag.co.nz

MARKETS Every Sat Every Sat Every Sat Every Sat Every Sun Every Sun 1st Sat of the Month 1st Sat of the Month 2nd Sun of the Month 3rd Tues of the Month Last Sun of the Month

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Matakana Village Farmers Market Matakana Markets Mangawhai Farmers Market Mangawhai Tavern Market Warkworth Markets Mangawhai Activity Zone Markets Warkworth Museum Market Day Wellsford Market Waipu Boutique Market The Whangateau Community Market Puhoi Farmers Market

Matakana Village The Old Dairy Factory, Matakana The Village, Library Hall, Mangawhai Mangawhai Tavern, Mangawhai The Oaks, Warkworth 191 Moleworth Drive, Mangawhai Old Masonic Hall, Warkworth OWL Community Hub, 120 Rodney Street, Wellsford Coronation Hall, Waipu Whangateau Hall Puhoi Domain

EVENT

VENUE

WEBSITE

Sat 24 Nov - April 19

Gow Langsford Sculpture Garden

The Vivian Gallery

thevivian.co.nz

Sat 23 Mar - 12 May

Memories of Place - Art of Sally Gabori

The Vivian Gallery

thevivian.co.nz

Thu 28 - 31 Mar

Mangawhai Walking Weekend

Mangawhai

mangawhaiwalking.co.nz

Thurs 28 March

5pm

Tradies & Curry Night

Kawau Boat Club

kawauboatingclub.nz

Fri 29 Mar

7.30pm

Michael Dunstan

Leigh Sawmill Café

sawmillcafe.co.nz mangawhaitavern.co.nz

Fri 29 Mar

8pm

Mangawhai Tavern Karaoke

Mangawhai Tavern

Sat 30 Mar

6-8pm

Ultimate White Party

Kaiwaka Sports Association

Sat 30 Mar

8pm

House and DnB Night

Leigh Sawmill Café

Sun 31 Mar

Edible Wedds Workshop

Matakana Community Garden

sawmillcafe.co.nz

Sun 31 Mar

1pm

Jazz and Az

Mangawhai Tavern

mangawhaitavern.co.nz

Sun 31 Mar

4pm

Community Workshop - Michael Bernard

Smoko Room

sawmillbrewery.co.nz sawmillcafe.co.nz

Sun 31 Mar

5.30pm

Brendan & Alison Turner

Leigh Sawmill Café

Mon 1 Apr

6.30pm

The Beach Walk & the Greedy Pirate

Kaiwaka Wall Memorial Hall

Mon 1 Apr

6.30pm

Who is Coco-bottle

Kaiwaka Wall Memorial Hall

Thu 4 Apr

6pm

Concert for Christchurch- featuring Whitechapel Jak

Warkworth Town Hall

warkworthtownhall.nz

Thu 4 Apr

5pm

Tradies & Curry Night

Kawau Boating Club

kawauboatingclub.nz

Sat 6 Apr

Warkworth RSA Fishing Competition

RSA Carpark, Neville St

warworthrsa.co.nz

Sat 6 Apr

10.30am-12pm

Easter Eggstravaganza

Horizon School

horizon.school.nz

Sat 6 Apr

3pm

New Era Party

Leigh Sawmill Café

sawmillcafe.co.nz

Sat 6 Apr

4.30pm

www.ahuroaschool.nz

2019 Fair Feast Laserlights

Ahuroa School

Sun 7 Apr

Classics at the Cove

Waipu Cove

Sun 7 Apr

4pm

Julienne Van Mellaert & James Bailieu - Warkworth Music Warkworth Town Hall

warkworthmusic.org.nz

Sun 7 Apr

5pm

Jubilation Gospel Choir

sawmillcafe.co.nz

Wed 10 Apr

7pm

Warkworth Lions Quiz Nights

Bowls Warkworth

Fri 12 Apr

9pm

A.U.R.A

Leigh Sawmill Café

sawmillcafe.co.nz

Sat 13 Apr

8am

Matakana Village Farmers' Market Pumpkin Festival

Matakana Village

matakanavillage.co.nz

Sat 13 Apr

9pm

A Nightof Fleetwood Mac

Leigh Sawmill Café

sawmillcafe.co.nz

Sun 14 Apr

5pm

An Afternoon Fleetwood Mac

Leigh Sawmill Café

sawmillcafe.co.nz

Wed 15 May

7pm

Warkworth Lions Quiz Nights

Bowls Warkworth

Mon 15-19 Apr

9am

Leigh Sawmill Café

Brick Bay & Sprout School Holiday Collab

Brick Bay

brickbay.co.nz

Wed 17 Apr

Himmerland

Whangateau Hall

whangateau.co.nz

Fri 19 - 28 Apr

Port Albert Easter Cruising

Port Albert

visitwellsford.co.nz

Sat 20 Apr

9am-2pm

Waipu Easter Gala

Waipu Caledonian Park

waipucarnival.com

Sat 20 Apr

9pm

The Henrix Project

Mangawhai Tavern

mangawhaitavern.co.nz

Sun 21 Apr

5.30pm

White Chapel Jak Easter Sunday Funday

Leigh Sawmill Café

sawmillcafe.co.nz

Mon 22-26 Apr

9am

Brick Bay & Sprout School Holiday Collab

Brick Bay

brickbay.co.nz

Thu 25 Apr

12.30pm

ANZAC Day Ceremony

Kawau Boating Club

kawauboatingclub.nz

Thu 25 Apr

7pm

Salmonella Dub Soundsystem

Leigh Sawmill Café

sawmillcafe.co.nz

Fri 26 Apr

9.30pm

Lost Tribe& Friends

Leigh Sawmill Café

sawmillcafe.co.nz

Sat 27 Apr

4pm

NZ String Quartet - Warkworth Music

Warkworth Town Hall

warkworthmusic.org.nz

Sat 27 Apr

9pm

Wellington Sea Shantay Society

Leigh Sawmill Café

sawmillcafe.co.nz

Sun 28 Apr

6pm

Mon 29 Apr

Base FM Sunday

Leigh Sawmill Café

sawmillcafe.co.nz

Whangateau Folk Club Night

Whangateau Hall

whangateau.co.nz

Sat 4 - 11 May

Creative Matakana

Matakana

creativematakana.nz

Sun 5 May

Gumtree Gully Alpaca Farm - Open Day

Gum Tree Gully

gumtreegully.co.nz

Sun 5 May

2-4.30pm

Mahurangi Ramblers and Jazz Connection

Warkworth Town Hall

warkworthtownhall.nz

Sun 5 May

2pm

Tradies & Curry Night

Kawau Boating Club

kawauboatingclub.nz

Wed 15 May

Peter Tichener

Whangateau Hall

whangateau.co.nz

Sat 25 May

4pm

Warkworth Music

Warkworth Town Hall

warkworthmusic.org.nz

Sun 26 May

4pm

Kowhai Singers

Warkworth Town Hall

warkworthmusic.org.nz

Mon 27 May

Whangateau Folk Club Night

Whangateau Hall

whangateau.co.nz

Thu 3 Jun

Tradies & Curry Night

Kawau Boating Club

kawauboatingclub.nz

Wed 12 Jun

5pm

Wilde Taylor

Whangateau Hall

whangateau.co.nz

Mon 24 Jun

Whangateau Folk Club Night

Whangateau Hall

whangateau.co.nz

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