Kowhai Festival Movie Night

10. Kowhai Festival Movie Night

Friday 26 October 2018 – Shoesmith Domain

A Fistful of Dollars (M – Violence)

We’re proud to celebrate the 10th Kowhai Festival Movie Night, with the classic Clint Eastwood/Sergio Leone Spaghetti Western ‘A Fistful of Money’. The movie – going along with this years ‘Wild West’ theme – starts just after 8pm while there will be some relaxing music and a coffee stall from 7pm. Families are welcome to bring their own picnic. As the ground might still be a bit damp it’s probably a good idea to bring a chair or some seating as well as some warm clothes.

‘A Fistful of Dollars’ has been released in 1964 and starring Clint Eastwood in his first leading role. It initiated the popularity of the Spaghetti Western genre and was followed by ‘For a Few Dollars More’ and ‘The Good, the Bad and the Ugly’ catapulting Eastwood into stardom. The film has been identified as an unofficial remake of the Akira Kurosawa film Yojimbo (1961).

It became the first film to exhibit Leone’s famously distinctive style of visual direction. This was influenced by both John Ford’s cinematic landscaping and the Japanese method of direction perfected by Akira Kurosawa. Leone wanted an operatic feel to his western, and so there are many examples of extreme close-ups on the faces of different characters, functioning like arias in a traditional opera. The rhythm, emotion, and communication within scenes can be attributed to Leone’s meticulous framing of his close-ups.

For the third time the Kowhai Festival Movie Night is sponsored by Barfoot & Thompson Warkworth and the Rodney Loical Board. The Warkworth based ‘The Travelling Cinema Company’ is again in charge of the show with the biggest outdoor screen in the country, which is 18m wide and 11m high. The company was established in 2003 and was the first big screen outdoor exhibitor in the country. www.travellingcinem.nz or like them on www.facebook.com/TravellingCinemaCo

Sponsored by Barfoot & Thompson, Warkworth

Barfoot and Thompson


Heritage Walk/Cruise

Sunday 28th October


Cruise departs at 10.30 am – Check in time 10.15 am at the Warkworth Wharf. One hour Heritage Excursion aboard the ‘Jane Gifford’ on the historic Mahurangi River. $20 per person (includes walk)

Walk only $5 per person. 11.45 to 12.30pm assembly at the Warkworth I-Site

Ph 0274849935 for Reservations



The Warkworth Great Debate

Friday 2 November 2018 6.30pm at the Warkworth Town Hall

Two hilarious debates MC’d and judged by Darryl Soljan:

Toastmasters vs Warkworth Rotary & Warkworth Lions:

Toastmasters vs Local POLICE: Mark Stallworthy, John Williams, Hamish Buick

Delicious finger food & Cash bar
Tickets $35 at Hospice House, Harts Pharmacy Warkworth, Mahurangi Matters – 17 Neville St Warkworth, or contact Murray Chapman murray@mchapman.co.nz

Limited door sales available

A Hospice fundraising event presented by Warkworth Toastmasters and sponsored by Mike Pero Real Estate, Warkworth, Wellsford and Matakana

Mike Pero Real Estate

Other Events

Warkworth Museum Open Day

Sunday 21 October 2018 – 10am to 2pm

Free entry to the museum for the public during the whole day with lots of extra shows and activities such as

– Children’s Crafts such as paint a fence pailing, paint a pet rock and make a flying saucer
– Polish a piece of Kauri Gum
– Old fashioned party games
– Children’s scavenger hunt
– Vintage Machinery will be running
– Jowan our blacksmith will be displaying his skills
– A chance to peak behind the scenes of Textiles and Archives

Refreshments available for purchase on the day



Huge Day Out – After Party at the Red House (former Cider Shed, SH1)

Saturday 27 October 2018
From 6pm

The Red House is having live bands seven Zen, The Horribles and Left Foot Kick with the first band starting from 6.30pm. They’re also providing a FREE shuttle bus from Baxter St in Warkworth to The Red House from 6pm and back to Baxter St from 10.45pm, each run will have three trips.


Canoe Showdown

Sunday 28 October 2018
Race start 9.30 am


  • 20km Premier Showdown for serious racers
  • 10km SUP race
  • 10km For recreational paddlers
  • 5km cruise

More info and online registration www.canoeshowdown.co.nz