Connie Parkinson appears to be on a mission. She has launched a new company, ART @ SUCCESSIO, selling her cubism-inspired animal artwork drawings in limited editions...but she also wants her artworks to make a difference. Consequently, she has formed an alliance with Auckland Zoo’s Conservation Fund, and 10% of her sales go to support them and their very important work.
Mahurangi ICONZ started six years ago in Snells Beach, by the same guys that are running the group today. “We started this to meet the need in the local community for a faith and values based activity group for young boys. There is something special watching boys interacting, playing and learning from each other as a group,” says founder Steve Reynolds.
If you are heading north and want to take in the sights then head out to Waipu Cove and stop in at the idyllic Cove Café. Sitting snuggled against the hill directly across the road from the fabulous Waipu Cove Beach, it is the perfect back-drop to stop and take a moment.
Whether it’s a family get together, girls' cocktail night catchup or a cosy couples dinner, Wharf Street Bistro is famous for its great food and charismatic ambience. Overlooking the Mahurangi River, in the heart of Warkworth, serving up heart-warming food to their loyal locals and visitors alike.
Born in 2014, Mangawhai business ‘MyPad' is the brainchild of Sarah and Ben Lay - a collaborative husband and wife team who have utilised their extensive experience in architectural design and building to introduce elegance and simplicity to local homes.
Some world-class creativity is taking place right under our very noses in this seaside slice of paradise. As we go about our everyday activities of dropping kids to school, heading through our infamous Hill Street intersection to the big smoke or simply sipping our lattes at Little & Local, we may be unaware of the creative hub that is nestled down Goodall Road.
The Oyster Festival Matakana makes its annual return, after two successful years, on Sunday the 6 October, 2019. Its new, sea-side location at The Farmers’ Daughter showcases not only one of the best views in the area, but easy bike and pedestrian access from both Point Wells and Omaha too.
Let it Brew is the most recent eatery opening up in a prime spot in Warkworth Centre. From the façade alone, you will know that it is unique, with a big wall mural that reminds you of The Beatles crossing Abbey Road, but on closer look, the four silhouettes are actually holding cups of hot coffee.
The Mahurangi College Visual Arts Department is a well established and highly successful team which prides itself on the quality of art works students produce and the level of support and care provided.
Under the direction of Executive Chef Pip Wylie the Leigh Sawmill Café’s new menu has been designed to use the best local ingredients that change with the seasons, bringing the coast and land to the plate.
Mary Chamberlain opens her front door with a warm smile. “Come in, you’re just in time for pancakes!” A minute later I’m at their dining table, bathed in winter sunshine, with her partner Michael Absolum and two of their grandchildren, Oscar and Evie.
Anyone in the audience who thought they had to go to Wellington to see a stunning array of Wearable Art were proved wrong on the weekend of 19 and 20 July when the Waipu Museum held their annual Art’nTartan Wearable Art Contest and Show in the Celtic Barn.