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June Events 2014

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On the last friday of each month Waiheke Local will review the upcoming events for the month ahead. The month of June begins of course with a nice long weekend, with the Queens Birthday being on the 2nd, unfortunately this will be the last public holiday until October, so make it a good one! There are a few fundraising events this month, so organise a night out and help these fantastic events reach their target. Please let us know if your event is not listed and we will be more then happy to include it. A full list of the events over the next few months can also be viewed on our events page. Let’s get started..

June 2nd

1. Waiheke Winter Arts Festival

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Here’s your last chance and what a great excuse to bundle up warm and get out around the island to see artists in their studios (without ringing ahead) over this long weekend.

Event Date:2nd June
Event Location: Various Art Studios (10am 0 4pm)
Event Website: www.waihekeartgallery.org.nz
Admission: $20 per person

2. Paul Rutherford performs @ The Oyster Inn

Paul Rutherford from the iconic 80s band Frankie Goes to Hollywood will perform at the Oyster Inn later afternoon on Monday. Paul, a much loved Waiheke resident, will take to the microphone for the very first time in New Zealand with DJ Aroha of George FM on the DJ decks.

Event Date: Monday 2nd 2nd June
Event Location: The Oyster Inn
Event Website: www.theoysterinn.co.nz

June 7th

1. C’mon Coastguard Fundraiser

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The original stars from the 60’s TV show C’mon, Ray Woolf, Suzanne Lynch, of the Chicks, Shane and Tom Sharplin are coming together to do a reunion show on Waiheke on 7th June. This is a fundraising event for the local Waiheke Coastguard. Tickets for the dinner and show are $100. There will be a brief auction at half time of donated goods from the local community. It will be a real blast from the past, a happy celebration with Go-Go girls to add to the groovy time we’re going to have. Tickets available here or from the local store, Shop the Rock, on Waiheke or from Maria Heer, the event coordinator by emailing mheer@xrtra.co.nz

Event Date: Saturday 7th June
Event Location: Te Huruhi Primary School
Admission:Tickets for Dinner: $100

June 13th

1. An Alter Ego Productions presents Ian Simpson, 0yawa and The Hollowmen!

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Expect a diverse spread of styles from the expanded singer/songwriter line up with Ian Simpson and a rhythm section of Malcolm McMoretone and Manuel Kahura. New songs with a new edge but still a great vocalist and an evolving song writer. Simpson has been busy playing and putting in the yards and this show promises an even fuller performance.

The core of Oyawa that has outlived line-up changes is Nikki Ngatai (songwriter, vocalist & guitarist), with long time drummer Miles Gillett, once based in the US playing in bands such as El Groupo Sexo and Fluf. Oyawa are always rehearsing, working on new material as an outlet to Nikki’s evolution as a writer and performer. A local favourite!

Lastly, but not a chance of least, is The Hollowmen. Expect bells and whistles and any other manner of alarm, as these guys mean business. Expect rock’n’roll, performance and energy. All shaping up to be a great night, so don’t miss it!

Event Name: Ian Simpson, Oyawa and The Hollowmen
Event Date: Friday 6th June
Event Location: Artworks Community Theatre
Event Website: www.artworkstheatre.org.nz
Admission: $15

2. Universally Challenged

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“No Conferring: Your starter for 10.” How do you fancy a trip down memory lane with the opportunity to pit your wits against our two teams of known Islanders in a Waiheke version of the quiz show University Challenge? The original (show) was hosted by Bamber Gascoigne, it ran for 25 years and had a simple format which TV audiences came to love. Two teams of university students from different universities went head to head on specialised and general knowledge subjects to find out which team (and by extension University) was the smartest.

“Universally Challenged” follows the same format. Two teams of “known” islanders (Expats versus Kiwis), go head to head answering questions related to Waiheke, New Zealand and Overseas. The show is a fundraiser the Waiheke High School Arts Faculty to help all students with aspirations of going on to further education. All money raised goes to the Arts Faculty, and you’ll have the chance to take home some nice prizes in our raffle.

So get the brain into gear and join us for an evening of knowledge and fun—and remember, “no conferring!”
Doors and café open at 7:00. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased from Waiheke High School, or booked with the Theatre via voicemail on 372-2941, with a Facebook comment or email ArtworksTheatre@gmail.com.

Event Name: Universally Challanged
Event Date: Friday 13th June
Event Location: Artworks Community Theatre
Event Website: www.artworkstheatre.org.nz
Event Organiser Waiheke High School
Admission: $10

June 14th

1. Operation Quiz Night

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Calling all man and women of mystery, crime-fighting secret agents, arch-enemies and adventurous spirits!
Grab your friends and book a table. Not to be missed. Tickets: $30 each from the School front desk. Includes a complimentary glass of bubbles. Tables of 8. Cash bar – Live auctions. Prizes for best dressed spy and best themed table
This is a Waiheke Primary School fundraising for new laptops for the school.

Event Name: Operation: Quiz Night
Event Date: Saturday 14th June: 7pm – late
Event Location: Artworks Community Theatre
Event Organiser Waiheke Primary School
Admission: $30

June 21st

1. Evolution Dance

Waiheke Evolution Dance

Evolution Dance is a dance spectacular showcasing the talented Louise Emma Academy of Dance (LEAOD) dancers and is a vibrant, exciting, family-friendly show with a variety of different dance styles performed by dancers ranging in age from 3 – 30 years!

Come along and support the academy and witness its fantastic dancers perform their very first show. You will definitely be entertained by the amazing talent that the Waiheke community has to offer. All shaping up to be a great night, so don’t miss it!

Event Name: Evolution Dance
Event Date: Saturday 21st June: 2pm & 7pm
Friday 27th June: 7pm
Saturday 28th June: 2pm & 7pm
Event Location: Artworks Community Theatre
Event Website: www.artworkstheatre.org.nz
Event Organiser Louise Emma Academy of Dance
Admission: $15

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