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29Jun to
29 Jul

Lights out on Great Barrier Island

A month long winter festival with a dark sky theme. A programme is available - Click HERE.  Don't miss out on the many activities available on the very first island in the world to achieve International Dark Sky Sanctuary status.
Image: Mark Russell
Festival in association with ATEED, GBI Local Board and Destination GBI

12/13 Jul July School Holiday Fishing Competition 2019
Kids 4-13yrs Free; Over 13yrs & Adults $20pp

Tickets available at: The Rocks Bottle Shop, The Sports Club, Barrier ITM, Claris Store

Last day for tickets will be at the Sports Club Wednesday 10th July

No Late Entries will be accepted.  For further info ring the Club on 09 4290 260

Claris Sports Club
Whangaparapara Rd
4th Aug

St John Mid Winter Christmas
11am muster, Ambros: 3 per team, $10 entry.
Prizes for best team costume and spot prizes.  Cornhole competition.
ALL Welcome
St John 3 Steps of Life presentation at 4.00pm
Christmas ham dinner, please bring a shared plate. 

GBI Golf Club
Whangaparapara Rd
9 Aug

Aotea Aroha

Photo Exhibition by Carol Comer

5.30 - 7.00pm

Mulberry Grove Store
1st Sept

Spring Session at Glenfern

Author Robert Vennell is Auckland Museum’s Collections Manager for their natural science galleries. He will give a korero about his new book ‘The Meaning of Trees – The History and Use of New Zealand’s Native Plants’.  1.00pm

Glenfern Sanctuary
Port FitzRoy
7th Sept

How do we die? How do different societies deal with death?
And most intriguing of all- what happens to us after we die?
Claris Sports Club
Whangaparapara Rd
5th Oct

Full Marathon, Half Marathon,
Duathlon, 10km, 5km

More information

including maps, placeholders
photographs, video


26th Oct
Labour Weekend
Market Day

from 10am
Claris Sports Club
Whangaparapara Rd
Black Jug
Fishing Haggle

Land base and boat fishing.  All fishers must be entered. 
Open Competition. Entry fee $70pp. Starts 12noon Friday.
Weigh in Sat 5pm, followed by BBQ
Tipi n Bobs Waterfront Lodge
09 4290 550
30th Nov 'Spectacular by Nature' Garden Tour
Each tour is crafted so you will experience a range of gardens on remote Great Barrier Island.
Tours are graded into different
levels of fitness and capability.
7th Dec Christmas Parade and Market Day
from 10am
Claris Sports Club
Whangaparapara Rd

Aotea Radio 94.6FM
8am to 6pm 7 days a week

Good Heavens
Dark Sky Experiences
One of only three Dark Sky Sanctuaries in the world
and the first island Dark Sky Sanctuary

Regular Events

Monday Movie Nights. Every Monday at the Barrier Social Club, Tryphena.  Meals 6-7pm

'Open Mike' Jam Night. Thursday 8pm at the Currach Irish Pub, Tryphena

Quiz Night.  Sundays at the Currach Irish Pub, Tryphena.

Stonewall VILLAGE CRAFT & PRODUCE MARKET 10.00am every Saturday at Tryphena

New Zealand Events Calendar

Australia & Overseas Events Calendar

Public Holidays 2018/2019

Queens Birthday Weekend Friday 31st May - Monday 3rd June
Labour Weekend Friday 25th Oct - Monday 28th Oct

School Terms 2019

2nd Term 2019 Monday 29th April to Friday 5th July
3rd Term 2019 Monday 22nd July to Friday 27th September
4th Term 2019 Monday 14th October to between 13th/20th December




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