555 days ago

Adam McGrath and the Roaring Days

Manager from The Plaza Theatre

Adam McGrath is a folk singer stationed where ever he lands. On this tour he’ll be joined by a small but mighty rhythm section (The Roaring Days) who promise to help drive McGrath’s songs and get the hearts beating against the chest.

Tickets are $25 for adults and FREE for Students (with a paying adult). Available from The Plaza, Eventfinda and door sales will be available from 7pm on the night.

The lead singer and songwriter for the almost mythic mongrel country band The Eastern, he takes to his solo adventures with the same intensity, passion, love and humour that has given his day band a firm foothold into the hearts and minds of New Zealand. Described by Radio New Zealand and the NZ herald as a “National Treasure” McGrath’s work with The Eastern has become legendary across the many bars, lounges, halls and street corners they’ve graced in their ten year, 2000 show career. Barry Saunders from the iconic Warratahs simply described McGrath as “the truth”.

For a preview of what to expect check out Adam McGrath performing on Air:


Also Radio New Zealand's Mix Tape:


More messages from your neighbours
4 days ago

Our sweet pea seeds send out, April issue and Get Growing

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

Dear neighbours and NZ Gardener family,

Our April issue should be with our subscribers now and available in supermarkets and service stations (having been distributed prior to the lockdown restrictions). Whether or not it's on the stands yet is a bit patchy ... but then the incredibly brave and hard-working supermarket staff have quite a bit on their plate right now so I understand if there is a delay! Please, please, please everyone ... don't go out to buy it! Normally of course we love you buying NZ Gardener but right now it's far more important that you stay home and stay safe. (You can buy a copy with your online shopping though! That's safe and I think we are all in the market for something uplifting to read right now).

In this issue we offered to send out sweet pea seeds to any reader who sent us a SSAE. Just to reassure you, we will still send out sweet pea seeds to any reader who is keen to participate. We are just not quite sure when! Ignore the dates in the magazine of when you needed to send the envelope in by - that has been indefinitely extended. But we cannot wait to send you the seed and for those flowers to bloom as by then we will be well through this or even have it behind us. And keep letting us know what you are sowing and growing, send in pictures of your harvest, your flowers or what you are sharing.

We always love hearing from NZ Gardener readers but now when we are all staying apart that connection means more than you can imagine. Stay home, stay safe and stay in touch everyone. For the most updated gardening advice, subscribe to our digital e-zine Get Growing, which will be delivered to your inbox completely free.

17 hours ago

Put your game face on

Hilda Ross Retirement Village

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20 hours ago


Roger from Matamata

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I will install new batteries in the unit for you
If you wish to install it yourself, I will show you how when you pick it up
Pick up by station wagon, roof racks or trailer
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Yours for $1,500