Community Notices


Bernina Northland Fashion Awards

An iconic calendar event which began 45 years ago as a kindergarten fundraiser before evolving into a fun and vibrant night showcasing Tai Tokerau’s creative fashion talent, is making a come-back.

The Bernina Northland Fashion Awards are returning after a two year Covid-induced hiatus. The prestigious Awards showcase creative designer talent of all ages, stages and abilities. The awards will be held on Saturday, 20 August 2022 – 2.00pm to 4.00pm (Matinee) and the main show will be at 7.00pm – 9.00pm.

Body Language – Your Secret Super Power

The Whangarei Business Womens’ Network will be hosting Stephanie Holloway from Elemental Potential where she will be presenting on Body Language – Your Secret Super Power. The event will be held  on Monday 15th August, 5.30-7.30pm at Motel Sierra Conference Room, 26 Western Hills Drive, Whangarei. Event Entry fee: $35.00. More Info.

The Great Plate 2022

The Great Plate is the Quarry Arts Centre’s main annual fundraiser, taking place from 4th-14th August. Like always, the unique Northland art will be up for auction on Trade Me. This year, the funds will be used for a new small wood kiln, so that artists can make things in smaller batches (rather than using the giant wood kiln). It’s an event you don’t wanna miss. Read more.

Photo Help Desk @ The Shutter Room

For the winter season, the Shutter Room is only open to the public on Fridays 1-4pm. Drop in for a chat or help with all things photographic. The ‘Photo Workstation’ has a Mac with Photoshop and Lightroom for you to use.


Whangarei Parkrun is back up and running

Parkrun is back now that we are in Orange. Parkrun is a free, weekly, timed 5k run for everyone held in Whangarei. Meet at Te Matau A Pohe Bridge carpark on Port Road at 8:00am every Saturday morning.

Northland Forestry Awards NFA – Call for Nominations 2022

NOMINATIONS ARE OPEN NOW – CLOSING 19 August Friday, 2022. Pleased to acknowledge our GOLD sponsors for 2022 they encourage you to get your nominations in as soon as you can! Get thinking who you might want to nominate this year across the many categories, we all look forward to making this event possible. Book tickets online to for the Awards night Friday 23 September at the McKay Stadium Kensington, Whangarei. Read more


Whangarei Camellia Show 2022

Whangarei traditionally has the earliest Camellia Show in New Zealand, because of our milder gardening climate. Come and admire hundreds of the best blooms of this versatile shrub our gardeners can display. One day only, but sure to brighten up your mid-Winter! Read more


Hearts & Minds – first online edition of the Support Services Directory for Tai Tokerau Northland

Hearts & Minds believes in the power of community; we’re stronger together. This directory is your pathway to the support and resources available in your local community. Read more


Hundertwasser Art Centre – Volunteer Programme

We have many opportunities available and we’d love to hear from anyone who would like to volunteer with us, details are on our website or email Helen our volunteer coordinator Read more

Northtec Accord Trust Scholarship

This scholarship provides fee discounts to eCampus learners enrolled at NorthTec in 2022.

Value: Up to $4000 ($16,444 available in total)
Number awarded: Variable
Closing date: Ongoing until awarded
Provider: eCampus NZ
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Member Fundraising Appeal by Donna Yorke at Energise for Daffodil Day
Accounts Manager Donna has decided to be brave and help raise some money for the Northland Cancer Society on Daffodil Day (27th August 2022) and shave off her pink/turquoise hair. If you would like to help support her and this worthy cause head along to and sponsor her.