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April 15 - 2014

KAIPARA LIFESTYLER

wine, dine & entertainment

First birthday for Aratapu Arts Fest u by Andy Bryenton

Last year’s inaugural Aratapu Arts Festival was a great success, with artists and patrons travelling from all over the Kaipara to check out the cultural smorgasbord on offer — as well as the noteworthy hospitality of the little tavern at the gateway to the Pouto peninsula. Mixed media is once again the order of the day as Donice and Richard gear up for the second yearly Arts Fest — because this is not just a show for painters and sculptors. The day promises

a veritable feast for the senses with everything from traditional canvases to poetry, music, crafts and song. Meanwhile, there’s more artistry going on in the kitchen, as the Aratapu

ARATAPU TAVERN & HOTEL

ARATAPU ARTS FESTIVAL 27 April 2014 2pm

Dargaville Arts Club displays, Opera performed by Anna Marie Cutts, Classical Piano by Tom Main, Jewellery by Jenny, Quilts, Poetry Performances, Face Painting, Water Colours, Mosaics and Zizania Paper, Ladies Lions Christmas Trees, Oil Paintings, Felting, Wood art, Pottery.

Come Join Us for an Afternoon of Creative Fun!

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** NO COVER CHARGE **

Phone 09 439 5923 • www.aratapu.com • arataputavern@xtra.co.nz

Tavern team keep all those hungry patrons fed with a menu that’s deliciously different. Top marks here for fully-loaded pizzas, succulent spare ribs and of course the Texan and Cajun inspired dishes for which the Aratapu is famous. All the fun kicks off on the 27th of April, the perfect way to round off what for many will have been ten days of pre-winter holidays, enjoying the welcome but slightly unseasonable sunshine. Last year exhibitors and patrons filled the tavern’s garden bar to capacity, so those who would like to p Two generations of the Cutts family take to the stage at last year’s inaugural Aratapu Arts Festival display their own creative talents are encouraged to contact the Easter and Anzac weekends couldn’t organisers swiftly to reserve their place. be better when it comes to attracting As this is a festival rather than a sale, late-season holidaymakers. They invite one and all to come and there’s no charge to bring your work and show the public! enjoy a day of culture, art and music Donice and Richard are feeling ex- (as well as a few cold drinks) in one tremely confident about this years ‘first of the most convivial little taverns in birthday’ arts fest, and the timing of the country. ¢

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SUNDAY ROAST

Sunday 20th

25

INCLUDES ONE WINE OR BEER

5 PM FROM

A traditional & hearty roast dinner for all the family

1875

ANZAC DAYWEEKEND Open from

12 NOON ANZAC DAY

Open for

with a mouthwatering Roast Menu to enjoy with your family.

we've been welcoming visitors to the Kaipara. Come & see us this EASTER and discover a fine old local tradition…

HOT, DELICIOUS MEALS FOR THOSE SPECIAL OCCASIONS – THAT’S OUR “SUNDAY BEST!” S A T U R D AY N I G H T

KARAOKE

DINNER SUNDAY

SUNDAY 4TH MAY Bring Mum in to enjoy a

HUGE TRADITIONAL ROAST DINNER with out the dishes but with tons of LOVE!

MUM

70 Victoria Street, DARGAVILLE • Phone 09 439 8923

Kaipara Lifestyler, April 15 2014  

Kaipara's only regional community newspaper. 10,000 copies delivered FREE throughout the Kaipara: Dargaville, Ruawai, Paparoa, Matakohe, Mau...

Kaipara Lifestyler, April 15 2014  

Kaipara's only regional community newspaper. 10,000 copies delivered FREE throughout the Kaipara: Dargaville, Ruawai, Paparoa, Matakohe, Mau...