Leigh News & Events

Jun
2
Sun
Tawharanui Planting Day @ Tawharanui Regional Park
Jun 2 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Tawharanui Open Sanctuary Society Inc (TOSSI) invite you to join our planning day.

Come and help plant some of this years 15,000 trees and shrubs. Bring strong boots/shoes, gloves, drinks and a raincoat. As usual, we will be providing a delicious barbecue after the planting.

Follow the signs to the planting site.
9:00 am onwards

For more information, please email: secretary@tossi.org.nz
Telephone: Roger & Kim (027) 6979666

BASE FM SUNDAY SESSIONS @ LEIGH SAWMILL CAFE
Jun 2 @ 3:00 pm

QUEENS BIRTHDAY SPECIAL

We’ve extended this months Base Fm Sunday session – with guest selecta’s playing in the courtyard for a lovely lazy arvo and meandering thru dinner.
Starting at 3ish with Headspacehost GENE RIVERS and from 6ish is Afternoon Delights  host GRANTIS
We’ll have beer & wine deals and DJ created pizza specials

FAMILY FRIENDLY

Jun
8
Sat
HOUSE | DRUM & BASS @ LEIGH SAWMILL CAFE
Jun 8 @ 9:00 pm

Presented by Falcon Events… its #3

After another sold out show we are bringing the best of HOUSE with Thrown Shade and Digby & Dumbell
and DRUM & BASS with Cellfam– back to the Sawmill, along with the best visuals and lighting in the game.

Sneaky little earlybird tics have already sold out!

STRICTLY R18

Jun
9
Sun
NZTrio – The Americas @ LEIGH SAWMILL CAFE
Jun 9 @ 5:00 pm

A chance to experience top-notch classical musicianship, minus the formalities

NZTrio founding member Ashley Brown (cello) welcomes back Andrew Beer (violin) and Stephen De Pledge (piano) for a ripper of a programme with elements of New York nightlife, the wild west, jazzy blues, plus a liberal dose of spice from south o’ the border.

It’s classical music, but it’s wearing boots to the party so dress casual, bring a compadre, and enjoy the ride.

Music by Kenji Bunch, Paul Schoenfield, Gunther Schuller, Raimundo Penaforte, Astor Piazzolla and New Zealand’s own Claire Cowan and Jack Body.
Those of you who loved Exotica will not want to miss The Americas!

Places are limited. *Don’t forget to book a table after ticket purchase* 

Jun
14
Fri
BEATS BY BINGO @ LEIGH SAWMILL CAFE
Jun 14 @ 8:00 pm

BEATS by BINGO!

This is MUSICAL Bingo, instead of numbers on your cards, its song titles.

It’s a seat dancing, guilty pleasure singing bingo show! Hosted by the always charming, funny and loveable comedian Darren Jardine.
Darren will have your table singing and giggling, FREE TO PLAY and prizes to be won!
With different genre rounds like Rock, Kiwi, Guilty Pleasures 70s and 80s, Hip Hop and R&B there’s something for everyone.

Get a group together, come early for dinner and make a night of it.
Give us a ring to book your table. 8pm show start!

Jun
22
Sat
MATAKANTATA CHOIR @ MATAKANA VILLAGE HALL
Jun 22 @ 7:30 pm

SONGS FROM

STAGE AND SCREEN

TICKETS AVAILABLE FROM: HARTS PHARMACY, WARKWORTH, GULL SERVICE STATION, MATAKANA.

NOT DOING TOO SHIT! @ LEIGH SAWMILL CAFE
Jun 22 @ 8:00 pm

An appreciation and celebration party for our girl Gemma.

**KOHA ENTRY//SICK BANDS//MEAN DJ’S//LIVE FLASH TATTOOING and more…

Join us to celebrate Gem giving cancer the middle finger and battling it hard and fast like the hardcore warrior babe she is, that’s right…

There’s Dj’s and free pool, kicking off the night around 7  – as well as flash tattooing from local legends Uptown Tattoos Damian Roberts and King Tides Patrick Betts (more details closer to the date)

LIVE BANDS start at 9pm
Top Ace Nut Gun (locals)
Magic factory (Ak)
Cindy (Melbourne/Howick)
with other performances tbc

EVERYBODY WELCOME so as long as you’re not a dick we look forward to seeing you 😉

**we have made this a koha gig.
this celebration is completely organised by Gem’s mates-who’s main intention is to have a mean party, and all contributions we will be forcing Gem to take for herself to do with whatever she wants!

Jun
23
Sun
LEIGH COMMUNITY MID WINTER SWIM @ Matheson Bay
Jun 23 @ 10:15 am

Meet at Matheson Bay at 10.15 am to take the plunge!

Hot drinks, sausage sizzle, hot soup and home baking for sale as a fundraiser for the Leigh School for swimmers and spectators -weather permitting. Bring your gold coins and support our local school.

The swim will be on – rain or shine!

Leigh Midwinter Swim

Jun
24
Mon
Whangateau Folk Club with Ra Gossage @ Whangateau Hall
Jun 24 @ 7:00 pm

Our June club guest (Monday, the 24th) is our very own Ra Gossage.

She will also be your host for the evening, along with Barry.  You can e-mail Ra directly to request a first-half floor spot: ragossage@outlook.com.

7pm, $10.

Jun
29
Sat
WINTER NICENESS @ LEIGH SAWMILL CAFE
Jun 29 @ 8:00 pm

Dancing shoes definitely required with this lovely line up

MR BIG STUFF // JEROME // ARNZ //AMY B

DOOR CHARGE from 8pm

Jun
30
Sun
FROM SHOWBOAT TO CABERET @ LEIGH SAWMILL CAFE
Jun 30 @ 5:00 pm

Delectable musical theatre favourites and jazz standards

Consummate singer Jane Horder enjoys a diverse career of performing and teaching.
Jane has sung with Auckland swing band ‘Prima Swing Riot’ for many successful years and has performed in numerous musicals across Australasia, including Miss Saigon, Jesus Christ Superstar, and Sweeney Todd.

Jul
5
Fri
OPEN MIC/JAM or something! @ LEIGH SAWMILL CAFE
Jul 5 @ 8:00 pm

Hosted by the bearded wonder Lind’s – it’ll be a nice night with some local muso’s and maybe other performances too?
Get in touch if you want to be involved in the next one!

Jul
7
Sun
BASE FM SUNDAY SESSION @ LEIGH SAWMILL CAFE
Jul 7 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

This month its Dynasty Collective host ANDY HEARTTHROB playing in the courtyard for a lovely lazy Sunday arvo.

Her style is not limited to one genre, but instead can be characteristic of a certain vibe, bringing together an eclectic audience. Whether its Afro-beats, Hip-hop, R&B, Garage, Grime, Dancehall, – Andrea has her own sound that is appreciated among party goers and is constantly fine tuning her live sets and reading the crowd.

AND…. we’ll have food and bev specials too

Jul
12
Fri
Mahurangi Winter Festival of Lights IN LEIGH @ Leigh Village
Jul 12 @ 4:00 pm
  • Check out the lights of Leigh as you walk around the town.
  • Scavenger hunt and Face Painting, Leigh School from 4pm.
  • More information will be added as confirmed.
  • Night market at the beautiful Leigh Central, so you can shop with stunning views of the ocean from 4pm until 8pm.

Places to eat;
– Leigh Bar: Light Up Leigh Special – Homemade soup, mulled wine and much more
– Leigh Eats
– Amaranto Pasta and Cucina Food truck

Leigh Eats and the Sawmill Cafe will be open as usual.

Scavenger Hunt & Face Painting @ Leigh Village
Jul 12 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

A Scavenger Hunt and Face painting will begin from Leigh School starting from 4pm until 6pm, so come and join between then! Gold coin donation which is going straight to Leigh School.
Thank you to Leigh School, Leigh Fire Brigade, Leigh Motors and Leigh’s Tattoo for helping make the scavenger hunt great fun!

Bring your torch and a pen as there is lots of fun to be had. The amazing community we have here in Leigh is right behind the event.

Jul
13
Sat
GLASS VAULTS
Jul 13 @ 9:30 pm

We’re back with new songs, come and shake your bodies!
Fresh from a series of writing retreats in remote locations we are loaded with new songs and pushing in new directions. The fruit are fresh and funkier then ever. We’d love to share them with you.
Special guest A.C Freazy!
xo

Jul
19
Fri
MAHURANGI FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS
Jul 19 @ 6:30 pm – Jul 20 @ 10:30 pm

As part of the Mahurangi Festival of Lights which will run during the July school holidays, there will be a special Leigh Day on Friday 12 July. More information will be posted later.

BEATS BY BINGO! @ LEIGH SAWMILL CAFE
Jul 19 @ 8:00 pm

This is MUSICAL Bingo, instead of numbers on your cards, its song titles.

It’s a seat dancing, guilty pleasure singing bingo show! Hosted by the always charming, funny and loveable comedian Darren Jardine.
Darren will have your table singing and giggling, FREE TO PLAY and prizes to be won!
With different genre rounds like Rock, Kiwi, Guilty Pleasures 70s and 80s, Hip Hop and R&B there’s something for everyone.

Jul
20
Sat
NADIA REID & HER BAND @ LEIGH SAWMILL CAFE
Jul 20 @ 9:30 pm

We are stoked to have Singer-songwriter and guitarist Nadia Reid b

ack to the mill this July

Celebrated for her intimate musical soundscapes and unique voice, she has been described by The Guardian as “an understated, wise guide through uncertain territory”.
New Zealand-born, soon to be UK-based, Nadia Reid has attained globalsuccess off the back of her first two albums: Listen To Formation, Look For The Signs (2015) and Preservation (2017). Her prolific writing and touring have seen her present at some of the worlds most respected music platforms namely WOMAD (NZ), Green Man Festival (UK), End Of The Road Festival (UK) and a television appearance on BBC’s ‘Later…with Jools Holland’.

Nadia was awarded #2 in Mojo Magazine for Album of the Year (for Preservation) and in New Zealand, she was a finalist for both the APRA Silver Scroll Awards (2017) and the Taite Music Prize (2016 & 2018).
With sell-out shows in Auckland, London, Melbourne and her home town of Port Chalmers, Dunedin, and, record three under her belt, it is clear that Nadia Reid is a rising star not to be missed.

Nadia will be joined by Motte(Anita Clark) in Australia & New Zealand.

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 General Enquiries      leighbytheseaNZ@gmail.com

Please contact individual businesses directly about bookings.
Postal: Care of Leigh General Store

 

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