Review: Around the world with Ben Hurley

I’ve always wanted to travel the world. Until last Thursday night, I hadn’t really made much progress on that venture. Other than the obvious...

‘I’ll remember it forever’

Performing on stage with the New York Philharmonic is a dream for most music students, but it was a dream that came to life...

REVIEW: Mixing the funk with the jazz

By Sarah Ellis Kicking off a series of jazz concerts at Howick’s Uxbridge Arts and Cultural Centre on Saturday night was Ron Samson and the...

Exquisite works of art on a plate

Around 40 chefs from five countries competed for two days at the International 2017 New Zealand Master Chef challenge held at the Fresh Factory—a...

REVIEW: Cruise Control at HLT

If you're looking for a play to take your mother or grandmother along to, or if you simply consider yourself a bit of a...

One hundred days of creativity

Cockle Bay resident Elise De Silva is passionately creative – and she’s just taken up her latest challenge. It’s the 100 Days Project. The annual event...

Who doesn’t love Rat Pack?

The Rat Pack Returns to Botany on Thursday March 1 with Operatunity's tribute to Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jnr. Rising stars Tainui...

At the Oscars in Beachlands

      It was the night when glamorous stars descended on Beachlands. Guests arrived in their best ensembles for ‘A night in Hollywood’ and were photographed by paparazzi...

Glory days recalled in aviation novel

Pakuranga resident and former Air New Zealand pilot Guy Clapshaw has reached an impressive 3000 sales of his latest book, Tasman Echo Alpha: When...

Upcycle Market a success

The Spring Beachlands Upcycle Market was a great success, with many activities and stalls geared towards upcycling resources into amazing products. Young entrepreneurs had their...