COVER Deadly Ponies de­signer Liam Bow­den, pho­tographed by Meek Zuiderwyk. More on p.26 and on paper­

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The de­vel­op­ment of a big new bus sta­tion be­gins in Manukau.

The Oys­ter Fes­ti­val

Princes Wharf restau­rants are crack­ing into the oys­ters this month. A range of eater­ies are jump­ing on board with spe­cial oys­terthemed menus, $2 deals and tast­ing classes. Get shuck­ing. Princes Wharf, un­til Fri 31 Mar

Won­der­ful Wai­heke House Tour

Al­ways wanted to peek into Wai­heke’s fan­ci­est homes? Well, now you can. To raise money for the Wai­heke Com­mu­nity Art Gallery, seven lovely homes open their doors to the pub­lic.


Alt-rock band Pix­ies is known for sur­re­al­ist lyrics and bang­ing sounds. Bar a 10-year hia­tus mid­way through the band mem­bers’ ca­reers, they’ve been go­ing strong since the 1980s. Let your hair down, we say.

Kel­marna Gar­dens Au­tumn Fes­ti­val

Kel­marna Gar­dens, Sun 26 Mar Buddy up with the birds and the bees for the com­mu­nity gar­den’s au­tumn fes­ti­val. High­lights in­clude Or­phans Kitchen’s tasty bar­be­cue fare, snacks from Bread and But­ter Bak­ery, for­ag­ing and com­post­ing work­shops, live mu­sic and a kids’ zone. 12 Hukanui Cres, Pon­sonby

Yukon Era – Tongue Tour

Whammy Bar, Fri 24 Mar

Post-punk, four-piece band Yukon Era are still buzzing after their suc­cess­ful set at Laneway Fes­ti­val. The North Shore teens will be show­ing off their lat­est sin­gle, ‘Tongue’, on a na­tion­wide tour be­fore they head off over­seas. We bet th­ese guys are the next big thing. 183 Karanga­hape Rd, cen­tral city

Beach bevvies

Al­though we’re mourn­ing sum­mer (RIP), au­tum­nal days are still long and there’s plenty of sun to go around. Bevvies are al­lowed be­fore 10pm on most Auck­land beaches, so with a box of Mist Wood Gin in hand (Grape­fruit & Lime, um yes), some tum­blers and a tar­tan pic­nic blan­ket un­der your arm, head to your lo­cal to en­joy a warm evening.

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