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FREE EVENTS

AUCKLAND HERITAGE FESTIVAL 
30 Sep- 15 Oct 2017
Beautiful Birkenhead- Horses, Heritage & all that Jazz! 
FRIDAY & SATURDAY 13th & 14th OCTOBER
 

Come into Birkenhead Village Dress up and participate or just come in to soak up the ambiance of yesteryear over three days. On Friday 13th & Sat 14th October the Village Businesses will be dressing up to honour our unique Heritage. During the 1920's 3 buildings that still exist today were created by WH Payne and the commercial heart of the Village was born at Highbury Corner at the top of our oldest street Hinemoa- leading up from the wharf. On Saturday we will have the Clydesdale Horses and the Vintage Cars on Nell Fisher Reserve to celebrate the handover from Horse to Horse Power. Free rides, vintage jazz bands and fun for all, alongside many more Beautiful Birkenhead Heritage events. The Fredrick Morris Block (The outfit to BBC) Oborn Building (Then the WH Payne Building) Highbury Buildings (Yarntons today).

Locations of Businesses Participating in Dress-Up Day

Highbury Optometrists - 52 Mokoia Road
The Clothing Collective - 1 Cnr Highbury Bypass & Birkenhead Ave
Highbury Butchery - 11 Mokoia Road
Annie Boyd- 18  Mokoia Rd
The Teapot - 17 Mokoia Road
Cravehome - 30 Mokoia Road
Kiwibank/NZ Post - 22 Mokoia Road
Yarntons - 18-22 Mokoia Road
Bliss - 42 Mokoia Road
Beadazzle - 3/27 Mokoia Road
IHC - Mokoia Road
Black & White Hair Saloon - Mokoia Road
Hinemoa Hair- Hinemoa Street
SPCA - 231 Hinemoa Street (our oldest street)
Oblique Hair Spa - Historic Cnr Enterprise & Hinemoa Street
Village Florist - Birkenhead Ave
Dutch Delight- Birkenhead Ave
Tongue & Groove Cafe - Birkenhead Ave
BBC Birkenhead Brewing Company - 17 Birkenhead Avenue
ASB Bank - 22 Birkenhead Avenue
Barfoot & Thompson - 24 Birkenhead Avenue
Gustoso Kitchen - 30-40 Birkenhead Avenue
Paper Plus - Highbury Mall
The Warehouse - Highbury Mall
Countdown - Highbury Mall
Temptations Lotto - Highbury Mall
The Warehouse- Highbury Mall
Countdown - Highbury Mall
Fragrance Outlet- Highbury Mall
Mystiqua - Highbury Mall
PaperPlus - Highbury Mall

Our grateful thanks to our events sponsor Barfoot & Thompson and the Kaipatiki Local Board and Economic Development portfolio holder & Judge Danielle Grant.

Come in and check out these fantastic local businesses and tell us on our Facebook page who are the people’s favourite for theme and dress.


 
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AUCKLAND HERITAGE FESTIVAL 
30 Sep- 15 Oct 2017
Beautiful Birkenhead- Horses, Heritage & all that Jazz! - Horse Rides

Birkenhead Bourough is second only to Devonport in age, established 2 years after Devonport in 1888,

Heritage Horses 

Saturday 14th Oct, 11am-3pm
Starting From Highbury Corner (Corner of Rawene Road & Hinemoa Street)


Children who can ride indepedently only on these please.

Horses were key in enabling the development of Birkenhead Borough. Don't miss this chance for children to ride the horses of our heritage. Explore the living history of NZ's only sugar town village to the sounds of Dixieland Jazz.

Please Note:
First in first served, spaces are limited.
Children ride solo on the horses. 
Small children are welcome to ride the ponies at the Heritage Farm (See Heritage Farm event)




 

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FREE EVENT

AUCKLAND HERITAGE FESTIVAL
30 Sep - 15 Oct 2017
Beautiful Birkenhead: Horses, Heritage and all that Jazz! 

Heritage Farm

Wednesday 11th October 11am-2pm
Thursday 12th October 11am-2pm
Highbury Corner (Corner of Rawene Road & Hinemoa Street)


This year Shetland Ponies join the farm! Before the Auckland Harbour Bridge opened in 1959, Birkenhead Borough was a collection of rural farms and orchards. Bring the family and meet the heritage farm animals of yesteryear, pigs, goats, sheep, ponies and more! Brought to you by the Birkenhead Town Centre Association and Kaipātiki Local Board.




 

 

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AUCKLAND  HERITAGE FESTIVAL 
30 Sept- 15 Oct 2017

Vintage Cars & Jazz Music
Beautiful Birkenhead: Horses, Heritage and all that Jazz! 

Saturday 14th October 11am-2pm
Highbury Corner (Corner of Rawene Road & Hinemoa Street)

Celebrate the handover in 1927 from horse to horsepower with a vintage car & jazz music display in Birkenhead Village. Enjoy the beauty of vintage cars from bygone eras, and admire our Art Deco buildings on Highbury Corner. Stroll around, check out our vintage stores and be entertained by our very own Dixieland Jazz Band. Grab a coffee and cake and enjoy the atmosphere!

Cars Courtesy of the North Island Model A Ford Club.




 

 

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FREE EVENTS
AUCKLAND HERITAGE FESTIVAL
30Sep - 15 Oct 2017
Beautiful Birkenhead: Horses, Heritage and all that Jazz! 

Swing That Jazz!

Thursday 12th October 6-8pm
Saturday 14th October 6-8pm
Starting The Good Home then progressing through Birkenhead Avenue, Upper Hinemoa Street & Mokoia Road

6:00pm Good Home
6:30pm The Junction
6:45pm BBC
7:00pm Abruzzo
7:15pm Blitza Pizza
7:30pm Dutch Delight
7:45pm A La Turca

Ain’t Misbehavin’? Why Not? Enjoy our progressive swing serenade on Thursday & Saturday evenings around the village, passing by many of the restaurants and pubs. Stop off at the new lookout Kaimataara ò Wai Manawa for stunning views of Auckland.


 

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FREE EVENTS

AUCKLAND HERITAGE FESTIVAL
30 Sep - 15 Oct 2017
Beautiful Birkenhead: Horses, Heritage and all that Jazz! 

Op Shop Hop!

Friday 13th October 10am-4:30pm
Saturday 14th October 10am- 4pm

Hinemoa Street, Birkenhead Avenue, Hammond Place, & Mokoia Road



Hop into Highbury and catch a heritage walk while shopping the op shops.

11:00am SPCA Hinemoa Street   (site of Forresters Hall)
11:35am SALVATION ARMY
12:05pm HOSPICE BOOKS
12:20pm HOSPICE (site of Hammond house home of noted Auckland
 Mapmaker WFHammond) Hammond Place & Birkenhead Ave
12:40pm CLOTHING COLLECTIVE
1:15pm THE MEMORY SHOP (Opposite Historic Birkenhead Primary School Entrance Gate) Mokoia Road

Be serenaded by vintage jazz as you shop between 11am-2pm, 30 minute live sets at progressive locations. 11am, 11:35am, 12:05pm, 12:35pm, 1:05pm.
and check out the authentic outfits & displays worn by our shop owners!
 

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AUCKLAND HERITAGE FESTIVAL
30 Sep - 15 Oct 2017
How We've Changed: A photo Display Featuring the Growth of Birkenhead

Museum Photo Display
Saturday 30th September-Sunday 15th October
Mon-Fri 9:00am-5:30pm
Sat-Sun 10am-4:30pm
Birkenhead Public Library, Rawene Road


Experience our unique sugar town history as a community developed from the Sugar Refinery.
Visit the library and travel back in time to see what life was like in the Village through snapshots from the archives.
See how Birkenhead has changed with the development of transport networks in this photographic exhibition.

Brought to you by Birkenhead Heritage Society
visit www.historicbirkenhead.com



 

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AUCKLAND HERITAGE FESTIVAL
30 Sep - 15 Oct 2017
Beautiful Birkenhead: Horses, Heritage and all that Jazz! 

Original Sugar Workers Guided Walk

Wednesday 11th October 1:30-3pm
Friday 13th October, 1:30-3pm

Starting From Highbury Corner (Corner of Rawene Road & Hinemoa Street)

For 130 years, the iconic New Zealand Sugar Company’s factory has sat at the foot of Birkenhead Village, on the banks of the Waitematā Harbour. Let our local guide walk with you in the footsteps of the original sugar workers, past their historic family homes still standing today, and hear stories of the living testament from the family archives as you step in to experience a glimpse of living social history from 1886 to the present day.




 

 

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FREE EVENT

AUCKLAND HERITAGE FESTIVAL
30 Sept- 15 Oct 2017
Birkenhead Through the Decades: A Photo Display of Transport and Transition from Farm to City

Museum Display
Sunday 1st October
Sunday 8th October
Sunday 15th October

1-4pm
Birkenhead Museum, Mahara Ave


Explore photographs from over the years of our ever changing Village
Birkenhead through the decades - a photo display of transport and transition from farm to city. Prior to the bridge going through in 1959 Birkenhead was a collection of rural villages based around Sugar and Fruit.,\.

Brought to you by Birkenhead Heritage Society
visit www.historicbirkenhead.com



 

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AUCKLAND HERITAGE FESTIVAL 
30 Sep- 15 Oct 2017


Northcote College 140 Year Reunion

Friday 29th September
Saturday 30th September


During the 1870's the need for schooling had become urgent. 13 families petitioned the Auckland Education Board. Disappointed with the offer of a shared school at Stokes point with Takapuna. The women of the district raised funds subsidised by the Education Board and in 1878 the first proper school house was built where Northcote College stands now.

Northcote College Reunion Celebrating 140 years (1877 - 2017)
Friday
10:00am-Tours of the school and complimentary light morning tea in the staffroom for ex-staff and ex-pupils who attended up to 1959. 
RSVP to scottr@northcote.school.nz
12:00pm-Official photo taken
6:00pm-A chance to mix and mingle and renew old acquaintances at school. 
Cost: $15 if pre-registered online or $20 on the night. Purchase drink tickets on arrival. 
Canapes provided

Saturday
7:00pm-12:00am-Dinner and live music at the Northcote Rugby Club.
Cost: $40 plus cash bar

Visit https://www.northcote.school.nz for more information about times of events.




 

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FREE EVENTS

AUCKLAND HERITAGE FESTIVAL
30 Sep - 15 Oct 2017
Beautiful Birkenhead- Horses, Heritage & all that Jazz! 

Chocolate Creations
Monday 2nd Oct 12-2pm 
Wednesday 4th Oct 12-2pm  
Friday 6th Oct 12-2pm 
Monday 9th Oct 12-2pm 
Wednesday 11th Oct 12-2pm 
Friday 13th Oct 12-2pm 
At Highbury Mall opposite Esquires


Highbury was the original site of the Taylors Farm before the bridge.
Come along to Highbury Mall to make your own chocolate animal creation. 
Also learn about Birkenhead sugar heritage with a fun fact quiz!







 

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FREE EVENTS

AUCKLAND HERITAGE FESTIVAL 
30 Sep - 15 Oct 2017
Beautiful Birkenhead: Horses, Heritage and all that Jazz! 
Boardwalk to the Bush-Self Guided Walk

Saturday 30th September - Sunday 15th October
251 Hinemoa Street

Discover the stunning views across the Waitematā Harbour & Auckland citys only inner city rainforest access from Birkenhead Village as you descend into Le Roys Bush. Take the family and discover the site of Charles Blomfield’s NZ Noted historic bush. Painted in 1925. Explore the pipi walk used by local Māori to access the shoreline.  

Charles Blomfield was a noted NZ Painter whose most famous works included paintings of  New Zealands the pink and white terraces - Dubbed the " 8th wonder of the world" in Rotorua before it was buried in a volcanic eruption.

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FREE EVENTS

AUCKLAND HERITAGE FESTIVAL
30 Sep - 15 Oct 2017
Beautiful Birkenhead: Horses, Heritage and all that Jazz! 

Highbury Heritage Guided Walk
http://www.birkenhead.mobi


Wednesday 11th October 11am-noon
Friday 13th October 11am-noon 

Starting From Highbury Corner (Corner of Rawene Road & Hinemoa Street)

Join us on the Highbury Heritage Walk with a local historian, who will share secrets of this unique sugar village. Bring your smartphone to discover more interesting facts! Finish off with a Devonshire Tea from a local café. The Teapot on Mokoia road offers High Teas and Devonshire Teas or Bloom Cupcakes offer a cupcake twist on this traditional favourite.

 

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Birkenhead Artisan Market

Saturday 21st Oct, 9am-1pm
Birkenhead Primary School, Mokoia Road
(Artisan Market held 3rd Saturday of the month)


Family fun for all, come along to the Artisan market then stroll down to the library at Nell Fisher Reserve .  May we suggest you grab a coffee at the new lookout taking in the Village with a view over Auckland city's only inner city rainforrest and enjoy as you walk the streets and vistas from of beautiful Birkenhead village.




 

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MID WINTER MAGIC!

Birkenhead Village
Monday 10th - Saturday 22nd July

Fairy Light Display 

Monday 10th - Saturday 22nd July nightly @ Village Streets

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Birkenhead Village
Monday 10th - Saturday 22nd July

Highland Joker Giant Bubble Show 

Performance Times:
Highbury Mall - Show times 11am & 12pm


Monday 10th July 
Tuesday 11th July 
Thursday 13th July 
Monday 17th July
Tuesday 18th July 
Thursday 20th July 

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MID WINTER MAGIC!

Birkenhead Village
Monday 10th - Saturday 22nd July

Fairy Annabelle 

Performance Times:
Fairy Grotto - 4/27 Mokoia Road


Saturday 15th July 1-3pm Face Painting & Balloon Twisting
Tuesday 18th July 10-12pm Stories & Wishes 
Tuesday 18th July 1-3pm Face Painting & Balloon Twisting 
 

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MID WINTER MAGIC!

Birkenhead Village
Monday 10th - Saturday 22nd July

Childrens Balloonist

Performance Times:
Roaming Streets from 11am-3pm


Saturday 15th July 11am-3pm  @ Roaming Village Streets & Cafes
Monday 17th July 11am-3pm  @ Roaming Village Streets & Cafes
Wednesday 19th July 11am-3pm  @ Roaming Village Streets & Cafes

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FREE EVENTS

MID WINTER MAGIC!

Birkenhead Village
Monday 10th - Saturday 22nd July

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Performance Times:
Fairy Grotto -4/27 Mokoia Road


Thursday 13th July 12-2pm 

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FREE EVENTS

MID WINTER MAGIC!

Birkenhead Village
Monday 10th - Saturday 22nd July

Trixie Magic

Performance Times:
Roaming Street Cafes from 11am Roaming Mall from 12pm

Wednesday 12th July 11am-1pm 
Friday 14th July 11am-12pm @ Birkenhead Library 
Saturday 15th July 11am-1pm 
Wednesday 19th July 11am-1pm 
Friday 21st July 11am-1pm 

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MID WINTER MAGIC!

Birkenhead Village
Monday 10th - Saturday 22nd July

Walnut The Clown

Performance Times:

Thursday 13th July WALNUT HAS BEEN STUCK AT THE OTHER END OF THE RAINBOW IN WELLINGTON TODAY But we have the award winning 
Katrina M NZ Representative for Balloon twisting flying in before she flies off to Las Vegas to compete.  She will be roaming in Cafes from11 am starting at the Teapot till1pm  and filling in for her good friend Walnut and will make you something fantastic to take home !

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Walnut should flying in in time for Saturday Evening. See you in the Village then.
Thursday 20th July 11am-1pm @ Roaming Village Streets & Cafes

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Birkenhead Village
Monday 10th - Saturday 22nd July

Street Fairies

Performance Times 11am-1pm
Roaming Street Cafes from 11am Roaming Mall from 12pm


Tuesday 11th July 11am-1pm 
Friday 14th July 11am-1pm 
Tuesday 18th July 11am-1pm 

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MID WINTER MAGIC!

Birkenhead Village
Monday 10th - Saturday 22nd July

Street Pirates
Performance Times 11am-1pm
Roaming Street Cafes from 11am Roaming Mall from 12pm


Wednesday 12th July 11am-1pm 
Saturday 15th July 11am-1pm 
Tuesday 18th July 1-3pm @ Fairy grotto (4/27 Mokoia Road)
Wednesday 19th July 11am-1pm 
Friday 21st July 11am-1pm 
 

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MID WINTER MAGIC!

Birkenhead Village
Monday 10th - Saturday 22nd July

Fred Baker Jazz

Performance Times:
Post Office from 11am Kaimataara O Wai Manawa from 12pm


Saturday 15th July 11am-1pm @ Roaming Village Streets
Saturday 22nd July 11am-1pm @ Roaming Village Streets


 

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Birkenhead Village
Monday 10th - Saturday 22nd July

Jolyon "Trumpet Daddy"

Performance Times:
Highbury Corner from 11am Kaimataara O Wai Manawa from 12pm


Thursday 13th July 11am-1pm @ Highbury Corner
Friday 14th July 11am-1pm @ Highbury Corner
Sunday 16th July 11am-1pm @ Highbury Corner
Thursday 20th July 11am-1pm @ Highbury Corner
Friday 21st July 11am-1pm @ Highbury Corner

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MID WINTER MAGIC!

Birkenhead Village
Monday 10th - Saturday 22nd July

Magical Library Activities- Treasured Tales

Bookings essential, phone 09 301 0101 or email amy.paulin@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz 

Performance Times:
Birkenhead Library


Tuesday 11th July 11am-12pm Tales Treasured Tales Book Club 8+

Thursday 13th July 11am-12pm Magical Mini Worm Farm

Tuesday 18th July 10:30-12pm Treasure Our Magical Oceans (Make your own stop motion movie 8+)
 

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FREE EVENING EVENTS

MID WINTER MAGIC!

Birkenhead Village
Monday 10th - Saturday 22nd July

Trixie Magic

Performance Times
Birkenhead Ave from 6pm Hinemoa Street to Highbury Corner from 7pm

Friday 14th July 6-8pm 

Birkenhead Ave from 6pm Mokoia Road to Highbury Corner from 7pm
Saturday 22nd July 6-8pm 

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FREE EVENING EVENTS

MID WINTER MAGIC!

Birkenhead Village
Monday 10th - Saturday 22nd July

Walnut The Clown

Performance Times:
Birkenhead Ave from 6pm Hinemoa Street to Highbury Corner from 7pm

Saturday 15th July 6-8pm @ Roaming Village Restaurants

Birkenhead Ave from 6pm Mokoia Road to Highbury Corner from 7pm
Friday 21st July 6-8pm @ Roaming Village Restaurants 

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Birkenhead Village
Monday 10th - Saturday 22nd July

Jazz Duo/Trio

Performance Times:
Birkenhead Ave from 6pm Hinemoa Street to Highbury Corner from 7pm
Thursday 13th July 6-8pm 
Birkenhead Ave from 6pm Mokoia Road to Highbury Corner from 7pm
Sunday 16th July 6-8pm 
Birkenhead Ave from 6pm Hinemoa Street to Highbury Corner from 7pm
Thursday 20th July 6-8pm 
Birkenhead Ave from 6pm Mokoia Road to Highbury Corner from 7pm
Saturday 22nd July 6-8pm 

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MID WINTER MAGIC!

Birkenhead Village
Monday 10th - Saturday 22nd July

Fred Baker Jazz Solo

Performance Times:
Birkenhead Ave from 6pm Hinemoa Street to Highbury Corner from 7pm
Friday 14th July 6-8pm

Birkenhead Ave from 6pm Mokoia Road to Highbury Corner from 7pm
Friday 21st July 6-8pm 

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