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GBI Heritage & Arts Village Exhibitions

December 17, 2017

Latest on display…

Barrier Chicks Rock Gumboots
Solo exhibition by Helen McLorinan (formerly Helen Knaggs)
1st – 17th Dec

Smalls exhibition
GBI gallery members’ work smaller than 300 x 300mm
4 – 31st Dec

60 Days of Summer
Members exhibition celebrating summer
1st Jan – 28th Feb


St John Ambulance Corn Hole

December 17, 2017

Join the crew at the Currach Irish Pub, Tryphena for a humourous game of corn hole, aptly described as the best fun you can have standing up!!!

Teams of 2, $5 entry and all proceeds go to St John Ambulance. Bring the kids!

Held every Sunday 4pm Start

Christmas Eve

December 24, 2017

St John’s Community Church Medlands

10am Sunday Service facilitated by John Watson

7.30pm Carols by Candlelight

All welcome

Please bring a torch

560 Medland Rd, Great Barrier Island 0991

Barrier Air Presents Resolution NYE 2018!

December 31, 2017

Its New Years Eve, so it’s time to party!!!!

Come and see the New Year in, at the Barrier Social Club, 21 Medland Rd, Tryphena


There will be some mighty fine beats getting laid down, with a variety of genres being showcased..
Reggae, Dub, Ghetto Funk, House, Hip hop, DnB…Yeow!!!

$20 Door sales only
$15 for Members

Licensed venue
Food available on the night
Doors open from 7pm till 3am

A massive shout out to our awesome sponsors Barrier Air for helping make this happen.
Check out www.barrierair.kiwi for all your travel needs.

New Year’s Eve with Cosha

December 31, 2017

Not your normal covers band, Cosha will be seeing you through in your dancing shoes into 2018.

Five excellent muso’s, including long cherished summer team James Malcolm and Alya Jade, will be getting us rockin’!

…and with DJ JimmyJig following the band, this promises a night of celebration!

GBI Sports and Social Club, 19 Whangaparapara Rd, Claris

Start time: 9:30pm

Non-members $15  Members $10

Buses will be running

Licensed venue

For more info contact the Sports Club on 09 4290 260

New Years Picnic 2018

January 2, 2018

Great Barrier Island’s annual New Years Picnic showcasing the local community, music & culture

Family day out and fundraiser for Aotea Family Support Group.

Huge bouncy castle – food stalls – art – heritage – water slide – Face-painting – nail drive – kids races – Tug of war – gumboot throw – charity auction – huge raffle drawn at 1:30pm – live music – natural therapies and loads more!

Get a picnic together and come along!
Please note this is an alcohol-free – smoke-free – pet free family event.

This iconic annual event has been raising money for local community charities for over 70 years. As well as a family day out, the picnic provides the opportunity for local and off-island businesses to advertise and sell their products to both locals and visitors alike.  (more…)

FitzRoy Family Fun Festival

January 6, 2018

Dust off the Picnic Blanket, its time in the sun is coming !!

In 2008, the Great Barrier Island FitzRoy Family Festival was born. Offering families a great alcohol-free alternative to the Mussel fest that runs on the same day at the FitzRoy Boat club.

The Family Festival is situated across the road from the Boat Club on the domain.

It is a free, no alcohol event. Featuring craft and local produce alongside yummy food stalls. There’s fun entertainment for children with the likes of face-painting, Bouncy Castle, Kids races & great live music.

Bring along a picnic, find a shady spot and enjoy the day with family and friends.
Free entry all day 🙂
Sorry no Dogs at the Event

Keen on having a Stall on the 6th January? The more the merrier!
Text Johnno 021 054 0349 or email nyp@aoteafamilysupport.co.nz


Ken’s Annual Fishing Comp

January 11, 2018

Enter into the antics for a splendid weekend out on the water

Annual local fishing comp held at GBI Sports and Social Club, 19 Whangaparapara Rd, Claris

Thursday 11th January – Saturday 13th January 2018

SEAfest: Auckland Anniversary

January 28, 2018

Celebrate Auckland Anniversary with fun and games at Mulberry Grove Beach, Tryphena!

Interestingly, the date 29 January itself is not the actual day on which Auckland was founded but the day on which explorer and first governor of New Zealand William Hobson first sighted North Island at the Bay of Islands.

In 1840, Hobson arrived in New Zealand and quickly signed a treaty with the Maori, the Treaty of Waitangi, that led to New Zealand becoming a new British colony. It was on 18 September of 1840 that Hobson founded Auckland and made it the capital city of New Zealand. And that very year, a small regatta was held at Auckland in Waitemata Harbour, involving only three races.  (more…)


February 23, 2018

“Like a millennial Syd Barrett , Yossarian make music to express a kind of lunacy.” NME

With pleasure GBI Sports & Social Club bring to you…

Yossarian are an eclectic collective hailing from the UK, Australia and Argentina. The band first came to prominence when it opened Hop Farm Festival in 2012 after festival owner Vince Power witnessed their electrifying live performances in London.

Friday 23rd & Saturday 24th February

19 Whangaparapara Rd, Claris

No cover charge