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Northern Crossing

Posted by in Events | March 29, 2013

The Northern Crossing is on Saturday 18 May 2013.  Three of us are entering the short course option - The Top Energy Missionary Trail.

Abilene Garden Motel is nearest to the finish line at Kerikeri Landing, next to The Pear Tree.  We offer convenient affordable accommodation, and are only a short walk if you want to enjoy a few beers at the prize giving.

I’m helping out with the start of the Missionary Trial, and will then be doing the 30k bike ride from Kaikohe to Waipapa.

It is going to be a great day.  See you there.


Moscow Ballet at the Turner Centre

Posted by in Events | March 29, 2013

The Moscow Ballet La Classique is on at the Turner Centre, performing ‘The Nutcracker’

We’re taking the kids, and it should be great with the “Dance of the Sugarplum Fairy” and “The Waltz of the Flowers”…”Is the dream for real…Or is it just a


It’s on at 7.30pm on Tuesday, 14th May 2013

Book your accommodation at Abilene Garden Motel, located in the heart of Kerikeri.  We’re only 3 minutes drive from the Turner Centre.

Cape Reinga polls third in survey

Posted by in News, Tourism | September 13, 2011

Cape Reinga has been voted New Zealander’s third most special place in a survey to mark Conservation Week, which kicked off yesterday.

The Department of Conservation surveyed 1100 people for its “Quintessentially Kiwi” survey in time for Conservation Week and asked people to vote for their favourite native bird, special place and native plants.

Cape Reinga – where in Maori mythology the headland is the jumping off point of the spirits of the dead who then climb down the roots of an 800-year-old tree on their journey to their homeland of Hawaiiki – came third behind Stewart Island and Fiordland, with 17 per cent of the vote.

Sweet As Music Festival, Kerikeri,Saturday 8 Oct 2011

Posted by in Events, Tourism | September 07, 2011

Top Acts coming to Kerikeri, Dane Rumble, Nathan Haines,Autosamm

Saturday 8th October 2011, Stone Store Basin @ The Pear Tree, Kerikeri 12.30pm to 6.00 pm

Suitable for all ages.  Tickets only $30, under 12′s free if accompanied by an adult ticket holder

Buy online or go to Musicor The Strand Whangarei, The Paihai i-site, The Sound Lounge Kerikeri, The Pear Tree, Kerikeri

For more information visit

Adventure Puketi Bay Of Islands New Zealand

Posted by in Tourism | August 27, 2011

Adventure Puketi, a big thank you to Ian and Justin who took a small group of us on a 2 hour night bush walk thru the Puketi Forest track.  We saw beautiful scenery, waterfalls, Kauri Tree and to everyones delight, a Bat.  As the evening turned to dusk walking thru the forest was surprisly warm and visibility was fine until we got deep into the forest.  Torches provided we continued, down to a beautiful clear stream where there were little  fresh water crayfish, eels, fish, and then up again to look for insects.   There are many native animals in the forest, Kiwi of course, and I have never seen a Kauri Snail before. 

A must for Nature lovers, as the guides have so much knowledge about the forest and enjoy showing you thru this delightful, protected environment. or

John Rowles – Now is the hour/Kerikeri Farewell Tour

Posted by in Events, Tourism | May 12, 2011

John Rowles – Now is the hour

Proudly Presented by Showcase Entertainment Group in Associaiton with Coast FM

For 45 years New Zealand has watched the ‘Kawerau Kid’ John Rowles scale the highs and lows of the global music industry. Now in his 65th year Rowles has decided to go out on top in true show biz fashion with one final tour of New Zealand theatres in his farewell tour, entitled ‘Now is the hour’. Venue: John Dalton Theatre

Saturday, 30th July 2011


Tickets: $65.00 each


Billy T & me (Peter Rowley)

Posted by in Events, News, Tourism | May 12, 2011

Billy T & me (Peter Rowley)

Billy T & me is an audio visual stage show that will both tour New Zealand and produce a DVD. This is a celebration of Peter’s association, writing and performing with the great Billy T James where they created the iconic comedy which is now regarded as “kiwiana” at its best! Rated G Please Note: $5.00 from each ticket sold will be donated towards Christchurch earthquake relief. Venue: Downstairs

Friday, 29th July 2011


Tickets: $30.00 ea

The Ten Tenors

Posted by in Events, Tourism | May 12, 2011

The Ten Tenors

Most people think that classical and rock music are at opposite ends of the music spectrum. Not these TEN. This show will see audiences left breathless at the vocal prowess of the TEN, from the tender moments of Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah, to the sheer power of the stadium rock ballad, Aerosmith’s number one hit Don’t want to miss a thing and much much more.

Sunday, 19th June 2011


Tickets: $79.90 Adults; $74.90 Sen Citz/Children (14 yrs & under); $74.90 Groups 10+

In the Flesh Productions presents Pink Floyd Experience/Kerikeri Tuesday 24 May 2011

Posted by in Events, Tourism | May 12, 2011

In the Flesh Productions presents Pink Floyd Experience

Leaving a constant trail of sell-out shows in their wake,
The Pink Floyd Experience Pulse tour will be another
outstanding concert event featuring a recreation of the music, staging and special effects used by Pink Floyd in what was to become the biggest-grossing tour in history.
Venue: John Dalton Theatre

Tuesday, 24th May 2011


Tickets: $89.00 ea

Blues Vs Hurricanes – Kerikeri Feb 4th 2011

Posted by in Events, News, Tourism | January 04, 2011

Blues vs Hurricanes
Pre-Season Super Rugby
Friday 4th Feb – Kerikeri Domain, 5.00pm


$30 Grandstand
General Admission:
$10 Adult
$5 Child