Entertainment & Events

The best thing about this great little country is you’ll never get bored! And some of the best entertainment is free…. Local Farmers Markets are a big hit – and it’s much more than buying fresh produce - the whole community comes together, chatting, drinking coffee, meeting friends and welcoming visitors. This is a great Kiwi experience – most markets are al fresco and have wonderful local musicians playing everything from Latin American music to Country & Western and Jazz. Free concerts in the park are also a unique feature of Kiwi life. Bring a picnic and enjoy the atmosphere.

The choice is yours 24/7 – a ticket to an international sports match, ballet or show or a relaxed outing at your own pace. Local i-SITE visitor centres are great places to start with for information on markets, music, and events in the area.


Tunes In The Dunes - 7 Mar

Symphony in the Sands.

The sweet sound of strings, the gentle timbre of timpani and the trumpeting of woodwinds is about to meld with the brazen birdsong of gannet colonists at Auckland’s Muriwai beach.

The Auckland Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Peter Thomas is joining with the Surf Club at Muriwai to present a fundraising event of Tunes in the Dunes on Saturday, 7 March. Collaborating with the orchestra to present an evening of family friendly classics and contemporary music will be the popular singer/songwriter Jason Kerrison of Op Shop and New Zealand’s Got Talent fame as well as the internationally acclaimed Muriwai artist in residence Moana Maniapoto from Moana and the Tribe.

Organisers hope that Tunes in the Dunes will become a popular annual family event along the lines of Concert in the Park and the longstanding Music at Mission Estate.

Spokesperson Erin Griffin says funds raised from the ticketed event will go towards support of the orchestra and the completion of the award winning The Surf Club at Muriwai which has become a significant hub for myriad community groups who are flocking to use its world-class facilities. The Club is home base for Muriwai Volunteer Lifeguard Service which does an outstanding job keeping beachgoers safe on the beach and in the water.

Tickets available from Eventfinda.