Leigh News & Events

Feb
29
Sat
White Chapel Jak – Summer Vibes 2020 Tour @ LEIGH SAWMILL CAFE
Feb 29 @ 8:00 pm

White Chapel Jak at the Sawmill CafeLove grown music comes to life summer 2020 with White Chapel Jak. Thrilled to announce their “Summer Vibes Tour”, this high energy acoustic Kiwiana band will have you groovin’ and vibin’ with their fresh and funky approach to songs you all know and love.

Hot off the back of a sold out debut “MusicLife Tour” crowd favorites White Chapel Jak are over the moon to play at SoundSplash 2020, headline at SeePort Festival with the Auckland Symphony Orchestra and play the Fritter Festival Whangarei alongside Katchafire (MAR20). Winners of the RNZ Battle of the Covers Band and Outstanding Entertainment at the Wedding Industry Awards they are renown for capturing and delighting audiences all over New Zealand.

They genuinely love performing and every moment of their journey and dynamic shows reflect this. With a stage that lights up with musical wizardry, laughter and love, it’s easy to see why audiences of every age fall for them wholeheartedly, their music and their story.

Check out their epic performance at the SeePort Festival with the Auckland Symphony Orchestra earlier this year, where in front of 15,000 people they bought the house down with their version of Another Brick in the Wall by Pink Floyd.

BAND ON STAGE: 8.00pm to 10.30pm

TICKET HOLDERS ONLY FROM 7:00pm
PRE-SALES: $30+ b.f at eventbrite
DOOR SALES T.B.A

Mar
1
Sun
CARNIVOROUS PLANT SOCIETY @ LEIGH SAWMILL CAFE
Mar 1 @ 4:00 pm

Carnivorous Plant Society, led by Finn Scholes – with the talents of Alistair Deverick, Alex Freer, Tam Scholes, Siobhanne Thompson and Cass Mitchell – tell stories both through music and with custom-made CPS at the Sawmill Cafeanimated projections guaranteed to melt your mind in the most pleasurable way.
We are so looking forward to them loading the Mill with beautiful instruments and beastly animations!

Kids under 13 get in free!

TICKET HOLDERS ONLY FROM 3:00pm
PRE-SALES: $30+ b.f: undertheradar
DOOR SALES T.B.A

Mar
7
Sat
Leigh Fishing Contest 2020 @ Leigh
Mar 7 all-day
Leigh Fishing Contest 2020 @ Leigh

The Leigh Fishing Contest raises vital funding for the Auckland Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service and other local causes.

An annual event on the fishing calendar since 2003, the event goes from strength to strength.  Thanks to the participation of wonderful sponsors and generous participants on the day over $350,000 has been raised for the rescue helicopter and other local causes over this time.

Every adult ticket holder is in with a chance to win the amazing Marco Yamaha boat package.

CUTTIN’ LOOSE Vol.2 @ LEIGH SAWMILL CAFE
Mar 7 @ 9:00 pm

Cuttin' Loose Vol.2 at the Sawmill CafeFalcon events and The Matakana App Present

A night of electronic debauchery at the mill.

Come send off summer with some of the best DJ’s in our fine land. Featuring 𝙁𝙖𝙞𝙧𝙗𝙧𝙤𝙩𝙝𝙚𝙧rThe CHEFFIntrouble_nz, and Digby & Dumbell.

Get down with FairBrother, a break through Drum and Bass artist from Christchurch. Fresh off performing at festivals like Rhythm and Vines and Soundsplash, Fairborther is known for a unique, playful style that always keeps you on your toes.

With support from The Cheff, Introuble, Digby and Dumbell, plus a great production set up

Tickets on sale Saturday!

TICKET HOLDERS ONLY FROM 8:00pm
PRE-SALES: $27+ b.f at  ticketfairy
DOOR SALES T.B.A

Mar
15
Sun
RIDDIM YARD @ LEIGH SAWMILL CAFE
Mar 15 @ 2:30 pm

Ben Hurley at the Sawmill CafeFISH & BREAD SOUNDSYSTEM & FRIENDS

An afternoon of roots, reggae and dub selections, played though the Fish & Bread Sound System.
Special guests Nealske and Selecta Jewellers (FR) also upon the controls.
FAMILY FRIENDLY
Mar
20
Fri
FRISKY BUSINESS @ LEIGH SAWMILL CAFE
Mar 20 @ 9:30 pm

Frisky Business at the Sawmill CafeBack to the 80s with it’s neon lights, big hair styles and crazy outfits.

But be prepared – you will dance and sing all night!

Frisky Business will be playing songs from some of the most iconic and influential bands and artists of the 80s live… Michael Jackson, Prince, Wham, David Bowie, Tears for Fears, Eurythmics, Cameo and many, many more. Warm up your dance moves, get your 80’s outfit out of the storage and join us for a great night!

TICKET HOLDERS ONLY FROM 8:00pm
EARLYBIRD PRE-SALES: $10+ b.f: dashtickets
DOOR SALES T.B.A

Mar
21
Sat
BEN HURLEY & friends @ LEIGH SAWMILL CAFE
Mar 21 @ 9:00 pm

Ben Hurley at the Sawmill CafeEndless Summer Tour

One of New Zealand’s most popular touring comedians returns to the Mill with a new show. Attempting to stretch the summer for as long as possible, Ben Hurley hits all his favourite venues in March and April, and we’re stoked to be one

“New Zealand Comedy Legend” NZ Herald

With two great support acts t.b.a

Please ring us direct to book a table once you’ve purchased a ticket

TICKET HOLDERS ONLY FROM 8:00pm
PRE-SALES: $30+ b.f at  eventfinda
DOOR SALES T.B.A

Mar
28
Sat
GET UP OFFA THAT THING! @ LEIGH SAWMILL CAFE
Mar 28 @ 9:30 pm

Taipa Road Soul Band at the Sawmill CafeWith the Taipa Road Soul Band

Join Taiapa Road Soul Band for an evening of classic Soul Music. You’ll hear some of the greatest Funk, R&B, Soul hits from Motown. A big band sound, killer vocals, two fantastic sets at the coolest venue, great fun, amazing atmosphere, awesome people with good friends. Its going to rock.

TICKET HOLDERS ONLY FROM 8:00pm
PRE-SALES: $25+ b.f: iticket
DOOR SALES $40 if not sold out prior

Apr
5
Sun
DANIEL CHAMPAGNE @ LEIGH SAWMILL CAFE
Apr 5 @ 5:30 pm

Daniel Champagne at the Sawmill CafeDon’t miss this intimate show from the young Australian born, Nashville based virtuoso recently described as ‘the finest guitar player of this generation’
Daniel has been selling out shows around the world and we’re thrilled to be a stop.

WHAT THE PRESS SAY
“The word Prodigy seems to entirely fall short of this soft-spoken young man’s skills, he coaxes sounds and melodies out of his instrument that literally drop jaws.” The Calgary Herald, CANADA

“Watching Daniel Champagne perform is a once in a lifetime experience. He is a true prodigy that plays like no one else could possibly play unless they spent at least two lifetimes studying the art.” BW Review, NEW ZEALAND

‘Daniel Champagne exudes a natural ease on stage, as he sings poignant lyrics and beautifully crafted melodies that invariably whisk the heart up with grand romanticism. Coupled with an exhilarating guitar talent that transcends mere acoustic playing to replicate a whole band, Champagne is just magical’ Themusic.com.au, AUSTRALIA

Best get a ticket!

TICKET HOLDERS ONLY FROM 5:00pm
PRE-SALES $20+ b.f at eventbrite
DOOR SALES $25 if not sold out prior

Apr
25
Sat
Jack Daniels – Smoke on the Coast @ Whangateau Holiday Park
Apr 25 @ 2:00 pm – Apr 26 @ 5:00 pm
Jack Daniels - Smoke on the Coast @ Whangateau Holiday Park | Whangateau | Auckland | New Zealand

Smoke on the Coast is back at a brand new venue – Whangateau Holiday park!

25+ Teams will battle off for the honour of being named ‘Grand Champion’ by preparing, cooking (over wood or charcoal) 7 categories of meat/protein.

Both the actual cooking and Judging will be open to the public.

Cooking categories are:
Hot & Fast
– Steak
– Chicken Wings
– TBA/Sponsors Choice

Teams are competing for a minimum Cash pool of $7000 plus extra prizes from our generous sponsors

The public are welcome on site at any time from 1300 to 2000 Saturday 25th April and 0800 – 1700 Sunday 26th April.
Prize Giving is 1530 Sunday

Entry is by ticket only.
Public entry is free. – order tickets HERE: https://www.eventbrite.co.nz/e/smoke-on-the-coast-tickets-94245523899

Leigh Community Preschool Gala

Discover what’s under the sea at Leigh Community Preschool Gala
Leigh Preschool Gala will be an event filled day with magic, bouncy castles, raffles, pre-loved treasures, a photo booth and lots of marine life. Joy for all members of the family with gourmet food, a selection of drinks and live music.
Leigh Preschool is passionate about the marine environment and this year there will be a Marine Discovery Station with interactive displays and a touch tank. The Leigh Marine Laboratory and local artist have come together to create a beautiful under water environment.
Leigh Preschool Gala will be held on the 27th October, Labour weekend Sunday from 10am to 4pm at Leigh School Fields. The money raised will be used to upgrade Preschool’s outdoor space. 
For more information visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/2396867390527765/

Light Up Leigh

  • Scavenger Hunt & Face Painting (see events)
  • Night market at beautiful Leigh Central, so you can shop with stunning views of the ocean. Market from 4pm until 8pm.
  • Light Up Competition (see below)
  • Places to eat;
    – Leigh Bar: Light Up Leigh Special – Homemade soup, mulled wine and much more
    – Leigh Eats 
    – Amaranto Pasta and Cucina Food truck

For more information please email Michelle on 1805michelle@gmail.com

Get In Touch

 

Leigh Business Community Enquiries      leighbytheseaNZ@gmail.com

Please contact individual businesses directly from their listing.
Postal: Care of Leigh General Store

 

Where is Leigh?