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203 Kirkbride Road
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Since they joined the Australian National Rugby League competition in 1995, New Zealand's only team in the event has promised much, but is experiencing a long hard slog to the top! Last season they made it to the final "Top 8" for the first time. When the Warriors do click, the quality of play is exceptional. A loyal following turns out regularly at Ericsson Stadium, to cheer them on. Look for tickets between March and October.
In industrial Penrose, is the home of the Auckland Warriors Rugby League Club, the Football Kingz and Athletics Auckland. International bands performances and large scale open-air operas have also been staged here. The music festival - The Big Day Out -happens here each January. The ground was home of the track and field events for the 1990 Commonwealth Games.
The Otara Music Arts Centre focuses entirely on presenting and promoting music-related events. Operated by the Manukau City Council, this venue was opened in 1988, and has since then grown in much prominence in the music circles of the city. Inside the Otara Music Arts Centre, or OMAC, there are the OMAC Soundhouse, basically a classroom for learning music for children of all ages; the Village Recording Studio, where various artists from around the country have recorded tracks; and the a hall for hire, which can be used for concerts as well as private events. See the website for more information.
Located in Ellerslie, a suburb of Auckland, the Stables Theatre is home to the Ellerslie Theatrical Society. Equipped with a good sound system and lighting, it has plays throughout the year produced either by the society or an outside theater company. Since Ellerslie Theatrical Society is a non-profit organization, the tickets are available at an affordable price so that everyone can enjoy the show.
Auckland's premier venue for all sorts of concerts and live performances, Logan Campbell Centre is a well-known landmark located inside the ASB Showgrounds. The list of musicians who have performed here includes rock legends, Deep Purple and Grammy award-wining group, The Mars Volta.
ASB Showgrounds is a well known name throughout New Zealand. From hosting exhibitions and festivals to music concerts, the showgrounds caters to every business need. They not only provide the venue on hire, but also help you with managing and designing your event, so that your event reaches the maximum number of people. You can also sample some of the best cuisine at the ASB Showgrounds since the management also provides for a tailor made cuisine for every event. Total satisfaction guaranteed.
Vodafone Events Centre is a versatile event space located in Manukau City. The plush complex consists of indoor arenas for sporting events, community halls for weddings and receptions, board rooms for corporate events, meetings and seminars, theater and concert space for cultural events and live performances. Business, art and entertainment form a heady cocktail at Vodafone Events Centre. The center is exceptionally well-maintained and well-equipped. Trade events, expositions, international conferences, sporting extravaganzas, music concerts and a plethora of private events are held here round the calendar. Check website for event details and more.
For the bowling enthusiast, Auckland can pleasantly accommodate. The facility is clean and comfortable, reflected by its busy traffic seeking a bit of fun. Shoe hire is available, prices are reasonable and the ambiance wholesome. Peak times are busy so it's advisable to book first. Bowlers from all corners of the region represent Auckland's diverse ethnic make up and appreciation for the sport at Tenpin.
With a stadium in the inner-city suburbs, this club is ideally located. Only members can use the facilities during the week, except on Wednesday nights and Sunday afternoons, which are "open days"-where anyone is invited to come along for a bash. These sessions go for three hours and your name is called out as your turn comes up. Names go up and down a ladder, and a champion of the night is eventually found. Table tennis is a game anyone can have a go at, and here is a place that welcomes everyone.
Featuring classic movies at weekend screenings, this is the only New Zealand cinema which features a Wurlitzer organ, often used at special screenings of silent movies, and for concerts featuring organists from all around the world. Originally in an Auckland theater until 1943, the organ was rescued from storage in Wellington in the 1970s and had to be repaired and reconstructed after being water damaged. Theater owner Jan Grefstad, who took over in 1956, runs a "one-man band", doing all tasks in the cinema (except playing the organ). He is presently writing a book about Auckland cinemas.
A good showcase for independent movies, Rialto Cinema is situated upstairs in a mall, rubbing shoulders with the Rialto Food Court. There are seven cinema screens in the complex, which is open daily. You can join the Rialto Film Club for special screenings and competitions. Check website for further details.
The Powerstation is a licensed, live music and entertainment venue. It has an audience capacity of 1000 plus, and some big names in the music industry have performed here in the past. It is also a regular venue on the Oddfellows New Zealand International Comedy Festival itinerary and has even hosted a New Zealand heavyweight boxing title fight! The liquor licence here allows minors to enter. The Powerstation is only open for events—telephone or check their web site for details.