Devonport This Weekend

Devonport This Matariki Weekend

Australian magician, Nick Kay who is performing at Shore City Magicians Club’s Matariki Magic Show.

General Events   

Matariki Magic Show  

The Shore City Magicians Club’s annual magic show returns to the Rose Centre this Friday with tricks and illusions that are sure to amaze. The line-up offers a mix of local, up and coming and international magical talent. Tickets here.

When: Friday, 11am, 2pm and 7pm. 

Where: The Rose Centre, 4 School Rd. 


New Zealand Garden Bird Survey

Help improve the understanding of birdlife on the peninsula by monitoring the birds in your backyard for an hour on any day between 29 June and 7 July. Participating in the nationwide survey can help environmental groups better understand the effectiveness of pest control on the peninsula and give a better overall picture of bird populations. Visit here for more information. 


Torpedo Bay Navy Museum 

Visit the Navy Museum at Torpedo Bay, with its extensive collection of photos, artefacts, medals and more, for a look into New Zealand’s maritime history. Bring the kids along this Matariki weekend to make a whetū (star) in the learning space. 

When: Saturday and Sunday, 10am-5pm.

Where: 64 King Edward Pde.


Devonport Museum

The museum has many fascinating displays showing local natural, geological and human history, along with memorabilia relating to schools, transport, early settlers and families, and a collection of historIcal photographs. 

When: 2-4pm, Saturday and Sunday.

Where: 33 Vauxhall Rd.



Rugby: North Shore Rugby Club

Table-topping Shore host Mahurangi in their final match of the round robin before the playoffs.  

When: Friday, 2.45pm. 

Where: Vauxhall sports fields, 28 Vauxhall Rd.


Takapuna Grammar School Matariki Double Header  

Takapuna face off against Whangarei Boys High School in rugby and basketball matches this Saturday. 

When: Saturday, 11.30am Basketball. 12pm Rugby. 

Where: Takapuna Grammar School, 210 Lake Rd. 


Football: North Shore United

Shore hosts Ellerslie AFC this Saturday. 

When: Saturday, 3pm kickoff. 

Where: Allen Hill Stadium, 25 Lake Rd. 


Music & Entertainment  

Friday Night Open Mic

Come to the Harmony Hall tonight to hear talented local singers or give it a go yourself. Bring a plate and BYO. 

When: Friday, 7pm. 

Where: 4 Wynyard St.  


The Vic Theatre  

Matariki Celebrations: Short-film screenings

This Friday the Vic celebrates Matariki with the screening of a selection of short films between 10am and 12pm – free of charge. Films include The Stars of Matariki (Marcus Winter), I Love Matariki (Nicky Says), Make a Wish (Nicky Says) and Karanga (Mary-Lyn Chambers). 

When: Friday, 10am-12pm. 

Where: 48 Victoria Rd. 


The Mountain (PG) 

A rescreening of Rachel House’s family film The Mountain, a heartfelt drama about three children on a mission to find healing in Taranaki. Tickets here.

When: Friday, 3.55pm. 

Where: 48 Victoria Rd. 


Sunday Singing 

Come along to the Harmony Hall for a singing session. Email for song lists each week. Wine and cheese at 5pm. 

When: Sunday, 3pm. 

Where: 4 Wynyard St.


Gallery Exhibitions  

Matariki Exhibition at the Depot Artspace

Mai i te Moana ki te Whenua is a multi-media exhibition, featuring the work of nine artists, that shares stories of Matariki and Puanga, recognising the many ways that this time of year is celebrated throughout the country. The opening on Saturday will feature a kapa haka performance from Devonport’s community kapa haka group, and refreshments at 2pm followed by an artists panel at 3pm. 

When: Saturday, 10am-4pm. 

Where: 28 Clarence St.


Matariki Exhibition at Satellite2 Gallery

An exhibition featuring the work of nine artists, all exploring Matariki and what it means. A piece by well-known weaver Maureen Lander, Star Rise, Star Eyes, will welcome visitors. Read more in the 28 June Flagstaff. 

When: Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 10am-2pm. 

Where: 61a Victoria Rd. 


Believe – Rainforest Sentinels

As part of the Auckland Festival of Photography, photojournalist James Whitlow Delano presents a documentary series of black and white photographs depicting indigenous people and the places where they live in various countries he has visited. 

When: Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Noon-11.55pm.

Where: Devonport Wharf, 1 Queens Pde.


Open Homes


Barfoot & Thompson 

19/53 Vauxhall Rd, Saturday and Sunday, 11-11.30am.

16 Hastings Pde, Saturday and Sunday 12-12.30pm.

1B & 3B 18 King Edward Pde, Saturday and Sunday, 12-12.30pm.

14 Abbotsford Tce, Saturday and Sunday, 1-1.30pm.

24 William Bond St, Saturday and Sunday, 2-2.30pm.

10A Bayview Rd, Saturday and Sunday, 3-3.30pm.

22 Abbotsford Rd, Sunday, 1-1.45pm.



3/14A Albert Rd, Saturday and Sunday, 11-11.30am.

503/20 Omana Rd, Saturday and Sunday 11-11.30am.

2/9 Calliope Rd, Saturday and Sunday, 12.15-12.45pm.

75A Stanley Point Rd, Saturday and Sunday, 12-12.30pm.

7/12 Fraser Rd, Saturday and Sunday, 1-1.30pm.

7/7 Owens Rd, Saturday, 2-2.30pm.

41 Old Lake Rd, Sunday, 1-1.30pm.

8 Rutland Rd, Sunday, 2-2.30pm.


Harcourts Cooper & Co 

26B Harley Rd, Saturday and Sunday, 11-11.30am. 

3/53 Lake Rd, Saturday and Sunday, 12-12.30pm.

1/68 Lake Rd, Saturday and Sunday, 12-12.30pm.

5 Ngataringa Rd, Saturday and Sunday, 12-12.30pm.

3/99 Vauxhall Rd, Saturday and Sunday, 12-12.30pm.

2/74 Victoria Rd, Saturday and Sunday, 12-12.30pm.

2/193 Lake Rd, Saturday and Sunday, 12-12.30pm.

22 Empire Rd, Saturday and Sunday, 1-1.30pm.

56A Wairoa Rd, Saturday and Sunday, 1-1.30pm.

17 Anne St, Saturday and Sunday, 1-1.30pm.

1/1263 Lake Rd, Saturday and Sunday, 3-3.30pm.

3/3 Opua St, Sunday, 11-11.30am.

36 Calliope Rd, Sunday, 1-1.30pm.


Tell us about your weekend event: email details to no later than Thursday morning.