Devonport This Weekend

Devonport This Weekend – 5, 6, 7 July

A display of items in the new Torpedo Bay Navy Museum exhibition including (going down) a decorative pennant with the Royal Australian Navy crest, a flying helmet and goggles from the 1940s and a soviet naval officer cap dating to 1975.

General Events   

Torpedo Bay Navy Museum’s new exhibition  

Visit the Navy Museum at Torpedo Bay to see its latest exhibition, Over Seas – Mā te Moana, a collection of objects brought home by RNZN sailors during overseas deployments all around the world. 

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

Where: 64 King Edward Pde.


Devonport Matariki Market 

A wide range of handmade crafts, art and consumer products await your browsing pleasure at the Devonport Ferry Terminal this Saturday. 

When: Saturday, 9am-2pm. 

Where: Devonport Ferry Terminal, 1 Queens Pde. 


New Zealand Garden Bird Survey

Help improve the understanding of birdlife on the peninsula by monitoring the birds in your backyard for an hour this weekend. 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. 


Community Tree Planting 

Come to Te Ngāhere Kawerau (Kawerau Reserve) to help Restoring Takarunga Hauraki plant 200 native trees grown in its community nursery. Wear appropriate clothing and bring your own favourite spade – it must be clean – or use one provided. 

When: Saturday, 2-4pm. 

Where: Kawerau Reserve at the bottom of Kawerau Ave, left along the old boardwalk. 


Matariki Celebrations at the Rose Centre

Matariki celebrations continue at the Rose Centre beginning with a dawn blessing ceremony at 6.45am followed by a celebration for the unveiling of the centre’s new waharoa, carved by Natanahira Pona. Workships and waiata, poi making, weaving workshops and art classes will follow, with a hangi at 12pm. The rest of the day features a screening of the movie Red White & Brass and the opening of Ngahiwi and Terehia Walker’s exhibition Poutehau Designs. Limited tickets, RSVP by contacting  

When: Sunday, 7am-afternoon. 

Where: 4 School Rd. 


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.


Music & Entertainment  

Spongebob the Musical – Youth Edition 

A one-hour edition of the hit Broadway musical tailored to showcase the talents of some young North Shore actors. An inclusive production by the Glass Ceiling Arts Collective. Tickets, dates and times here.  

When: Friday and Saturday 

Where: The Rose Centre, 4 School Rd. 


The Pepper Trio 

Jazz, blues and Latin group the Pepper Trio plays at the Esplanade Hotel this evening. 

When: Friday, 5.30pm. 

Where: 1 Victoria Rd. 


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.  


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. Refreshments at 2pm will be 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 here (put link). 

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

Where: 61a Victoria Rd. 


Open Homes

Barfoot & Thompson 

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

29 Clarence St, Saturday and Sunday, 12-12.30pm.

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

10A Bayview Rd, Saturday and Sunday, 1-1.30pm.

1B/18 King Edward Pde, Saturday and Sunday, 1-1.30pm.

22 Abbotsford Rd, Sunday, 1-1.45pm.

1/5 Roberts Ave, Sunday, 2-2.45pm.



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

2/9 Calliope Rd, Saturday and Sunday, 12-12.30pm.

11 Buchanan St, Saturday and Sunday, 12-12.30pm.

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

8 Rutland Rd, Sunday, 2-2.30pm.

8 Rutland Rd, Sunday, 2-2.30pm.

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


Harcourts Cooper & Co 

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

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

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

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

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

30 St Leonards Rd, Saturday and Sunday, 1-1.30pm.

92A Victoria 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.

22 Empire Rd, Saturday and Sunday, 2-2.30pm.

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

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

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

36 Calliope Rd, Sunday, 1-1.30pm.

6 Takarunga Rd, Sunday, 2-2.30pm.


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