Other Events

Wednesday, 2 October 2019 from 10.30am

Golden Day and Mobility Scooter Gymkhana

at Summerset Village, Warkworth

Events: (times are approximate)
10.30am Maiden Handicap Trial – Garter Belts optional, one lap
10.45am Skills Test – Manoevering around obstacles, zig zagging between cones, avoiding pedestrians etc.
11.15am Parking – stop on line and reverse into a park
11.45am Blindfolded Handicap – Provide your own blindfolded pilot
12.15pm Open Time Trial – two laps
12.30pm Prize Giving

Entrants must be over 65 and must be ready to compete five minutes prior to each event. All disputes will be handled by the Chief Marshall whose decision will be final. There’s no appeal process (nor VAR). No drugs, modified scooters, grid girls in hot pants or bare chested hunks allowed in the pit area. Random drug testing may be carried out without notification. Winners will NOT do donuts at the end of their event.


Friday, 4 October 2019 and Saturday, 5 October

Golden Kowhai Variety Show

A collaboration by local performance groups to celebrate the 50th annual Warkworth Kowhai Festival.

Music, comedy, song and dance of the 60’s and 70’s from groups such as Warkworth Theatre, Life Song, Jade River Ukes, Showstoppers and the Jazz Connection.

Tickets $20 / $15 / $2 – online booking


Thursday, 10 October 2019 10am to 3pm

Early Settlers’ Craft Day

at Old Masonic Hall, 3 Baxter Street, Warkworth

Come and learn more about the many home crafts early Auckland settlers used both for survival and for relaxation. This is a free event brought to you by the Warkworth Library.



Saturday, 19 October 2019 7pm

WW Music Society Concert: The Troubles – Wellington Jazz Ensemble

at Warkworth Town Hall

This exciting Jazz group raised the roof of the Matakana Hall when they played at our final concert of the season in 2014, and there was not a spare seat. This year they will play in the Warkworth Town Hall which thankfully has a greater seating capacity. Programme details will follow when they become available, but bear in mind this is a jazz group so we don’t expect the programme to be available for a while – or to be adhered to strictly!

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Saturday, 19 October 2019 10am to 4pm

River Pagent: Classic Launches and Steam Boats on the River

at Warkworth Wharf, Wharf Street

Organised by the Jane Gifford Maritime Heritage Trust, the Warkworth Riverbank Enhancement Trust and Mahurangi River Restoration Trust

There are classic launches on display and you can see Steamboats in action. On-Shore attractions include Classic Motorcycle Display and stationary engines run by the Warkworth Museum

This is a free event – Koha welcome


Saturday, 19 October 2019 2pm

Seafarers Concert & Sea Shanties from onboard the Jane Gifford

at Warkworth Wharf, Wharf Street

As special attraction during the River Pagent, the organising trusts welcome the public to a free concert of typical seafarer songs and acts.


Sunday, 20 October 2019 10am to 2pm

Have-A-Go Day – Lawn Bowls

at Mahurangi East Bowling Club, 41 Hamatana Road, Snells Beach

A great chance to have a go at lawn bowls with coaching and bowls available. Bring flat soled shoes and off you go. This is not only a fun sport activity but also very social. It’s a free event.


Sunday, 20 October 2019 10am to 3pm

Teddy Bears Picnic

at Warkworth & District Museum, Parry Kauri Park, Warkworth

The popular Teddy Bears Picnic is back!

You get free entry to the museum, there’s a parade of registered Teddy Bears at 1pm and lots of games and activities for children. Refreshments are available or you can bring your own picnic

Raffles – Spot Prizes – Giveaways


Sunday, 20 October 2019 12pm

Mahurangi Update Excursion aboard the Historic Jane Gifford

at Warkworth Wharf, Wharf Street

A one hour excursion organised by the Jane Gifford Maritime Heritage Trust featuring updates on the river activity (especially dredging)

Tickets can be purchased on board: Adults ($25), Seniors ($20), Kids ($5)


Sunday, 27 October 2019 10am to 5pm

Mahurangi Ukulele Festival featuring Marian Burns 10am-5pm

at Warkworth RSA, 28 Neville Street, Warkworth

Dianne Morgan and the Jade River Ukes are hosting Marian Burns for a fun day of ukulele workshops by Paul Jonson, Dianne Morgan and Marian Burns, culminating in a concert by Marian.

Order your tickets here

  • Whole day $45
  • Concert only $20 prepay ($25 door sales)
  • Kids $5

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