THE STYLE ISSUE 10 MANUKAU’S NEW HUB
COVER Deadly Ponies designer Liam Bowden, photographed by Meek Zuiderwyk. More on p.26 and on paperboy.co.nz.
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
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.