Thirsty Work

Walking into the Sawmill Brewery on a cold Wednesday morning is a cheering experience. It’s not yet 8am, but the brewery is a hive of activity with staff stocking up, brewers striding around and some bracing heavy metal music blasting in the background (on Fridays, it’s all-day musicals).

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Junction Mag
A Fresh Oyster Experience

Phil Morris, who also owns Coast Oysters and the Matakana River Tours, took over the helm of the Shuckle Ferry in April – keeping the name, since it’s said to be bad luck to change a ship’s name.

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Junction Mag
Empowerment Through Art

Leigh artist and illustrator Miki Pogoni moves seamlessly between the different mediums of oil, ink, charcoal, graphite and digital. She has a unique style - but would rather not try to describe it. “I think I’ll just wait until someone else puts it in a category,” she says. 

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ArtJunction Mag
Floral History

This grand old Warkworth villa seems to have been here forever, but in fact it was moved here from Epsom 30 years ago. Built in 1917 by a timber merchant who lavished his best kauri on it, it now has breathtaking views north to the bush-clad ramparts of Dome Valley.

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DesignJunction Mag
Ann Dewey

The fabric of Ann Dewey’s life has been a garment long constructed, the warp and weft coming together to create a whole.

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Junction Mag
Goat Island Marine Discovery Centre

Perched on the clifftop adjacent to Goat Island is the University of Auckland’s, Leigh Marine Laboratory. ‘The Lab’, as it is locally known, has been a feature of the area since the mid 1960s and has undergone several iterations in its 50 plus years of existence.

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SpotlightJunction Mag
Art Trail

Become your own art tour guide with our Art Trail Map. Visit some favourite art attractions between Matakana, Warkworth and Snells Beach.

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ArtJunction Mag
Arty Party

The Sawmill Brewery beer and Huia wine were flowing, Mr and Mrs Nathan Haines were generating some exceptional beats and the crowd of around 250 was heaving.

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FeatureJunction Mag
Only From Leftfield

Mark Lewington is a mercurial chap, when it comes to the arts. He flits from the functional to the abstract, recycled sculpture to screen printing and stenciling, graphic sign writing to clothing design.

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ArtJunction Mag