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Nine reasons to take to the ‘burbs this weekend in Auckland

Get out and about this weekend with out round up of what's on in Auckland.

Nine reasons to take to the ‘burbs this weekend in Auckland


Stanley Bay School’s Gigantic Garage School

Saturday 15 October – 8am

Who doesn’t love a bargain? And who doesn’t love hundreds of them? Dubbed “world famous in Devonport” this is the North Shore’s biggest garage sale with some rather nice items from local homes in the area. Books, clothes, baby gear, toys, sports you never know what else – this is the perfect place to go a-hunting. So if you love a bargain, set the alarm and get in quick!


Signs of Protest

New Zealand photography exhibition including Gil Hanly, John Miller, Marti Friedlander and Robin Morrison.

From the Waterfront Worker’s Strikes of 1915, to the Land March of 1975 and the Springbok tour protests of 1981, New Zealanders have never shied away from speaking their mind when an issue warrants it and well-known Kiwi photographers have captured these powerful moments through the years and they are now on exhibition at Nathan Homestead, 70 Hill Road. Take a drive this weekend and come see a slice of Kiwi history. Sat-Sunday 1-4pm. Until 23 October.

Glen Innes

Bradley Lane: Mural Project

This weekend between 10am and 5pm, head out east to watch the development of the Bradley Lane Mural Project. Now in its fourth year, some of New Zealand’s top urban artists are painting murals live this weekend, which also includes the Bradley Lane Artist Exhibition and Artists Talks. For more info, visit


Artwest Exhibition and Art Sale 2016
Kelston Girls College

Hosted by Kelston Girls College, now is your chance to buy some great art at a great price! A fantastic mix of works by local and international, new and established artists will be exhibited as well as sale, from sculptors, installation artists, photographers, painters and more.

Western Springs

Da Vinci Machines
MOTAT – 805 Great North Road & Meola Road

Painter, scientist, mathematician, Leonardo da Vinci was an incredible innovator and now MOTAT is hosting an award-winning exhibition on loan from the Museum of Leonardo da Vinci in Florence. Showcasing models of his iconic inventions, digitalised versions of his famous paintings such as the Mona Lisa and The Last Supper and working models developed from his drawings such as his bicycle, and flying machines, this is truly a must-see exhibit. With its last day on Sunday, now’s your chance.


Roller Derby Final: Mascara Massacre vs Black Heart Bruisers
The Trusts Arena, 65-67 Central Park Drive

Support your local girls or come along for the first time and pick a team on the night. With their unique names and rather exciting atmosphere, see for yourself why roller derby is one of the fastest-growing sports in the world.

Browns Bay

Deep Creek Brewing Co.

111 Clyde Road

Head over the bridge and up the bays to this cool little brewhouse by the beach in Browns Bay village. With its great coastal view, try a Leprechauns Belle or Pontoon in a Monsoon – pilsners, pales ales, IPAs and more are available, with hearty tasting platters and brewers bites to keep you satisfied.


Almeida Theatre Live: Richard III
Monterey Cinemas

4/2 Fencible Drive

For something a little different and to feed the mind, this fabulous boutique cinema is playing a broadcast of Richard III from the Almeida Theatre in London. Watch as some of Britain’s finest actors, including Ralph Fiennes and Vanessa Redgrave, perform one of Shakespeare’s finest plays.


Deco Eatery

Lopdell House, 418 Titirangi Road

Fresh seasonal produce influenced by the owner’s Turkish heritage, incredible coffee roasted on site and in a beautiful hillside location, take a drive and try Deco Eatery for breakfast, lunch, dinner or just a quick refuel. Located in the historic Lopdell House, the balcony has views right out to Manukau Harbour.

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