Wat is er in september in Auckland: Fleetwood Mac, hondenfilms, superauto's en minigolf

Wat is er in september in Auckland: Fleetwood Mac, hondenfilms, superauto's en minigolf

september 14, 2019 0 Door admin

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September is shaping up to be a busy one in the City of Sails.

From Fleetwood Mac to a minigolf tournament, here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Auckland over the course of the month.

HUGH JACKMAN, SEPTEMBER 6-7

Actor and entertainer Hugh Jackman is coming to Auckland in September.

Gareth Cattermole

Actor and entertainer Hugh Jackman is coming to Auckland in September.

The Australian singer, actor and producer is coming to Spark Arena for two performances showcasing his hit songs from The Greatest Showman and Les Misérables.

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​Jackman has had a varied career in the entertainment industry beginning with Broadway in the 1970s and later becoming an integral part of the X-Men series.

The 50-year-old will be performing with a live orchestra.

Phil Walter

The 50-year-old will be performing with a live orchestra.

​For his Auckland shows, he’ll be accompanied by a live orchestra.

Tickets can be purchased here

GOING WEST WRITERS FESTIVAL, SEPTEMBER 6-15

Based in Titirangi, this annual festival is a chance to hear from some of New Zealand’s most respected authors and poets in a series of panel discussions and readings. 

The festival centres around the literary weekend, which runs from September 6-8 and kicks off with an evening gala on the Friday night

Over nine days, it’ll be easy to keep yourself busy with their theatre season, poetry slam, film screening, and other satellite events.

Click here for more details. 

Fleetwood Mac have been performing since 1967.

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Fleetwood Mac have been performing since 1967.

FLEETWOOD MAC, SEPTEMBER 12-19

Legendary London rockers Fleetwood Mac are coming to Auckland for four shows, four years after their last visit in 2015.

Founded in 1967, this is your chance to catch one of the oldest touring bands in history, along with new member and Kiwi icon Neil Finn

Tickets are still on sale

Fleetwood Mac played a concert at Mt Smart Stadium in 2015.

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Fleetwood Mac played a concert at Mt Smart Stadium in 2015.

TROYE SIVAN, SEPTEMBER 13 

Pop star and LGBTQI icon Troye Sivan is returning to Auckland for his first time since 2016. 

Sivan is touring his sophomore album Bloom and comes fresh off the back of collaborations with pop legend Ariana Grande.

His single ‘My My My’ was performed by Taylor Swift last year at her Rose Bowl show.

Tickets are available here

Musician Troy Sivane is riding the success of his sophomore album Bloom.

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Musician Troy Sivane is riding the success of his sophomore album Bloom.

2019 DOMINION RD MOON FESTIVAL, Sept 13 – 15

This year, Moon Festival is coming to Dominion Rd with a multi-cultural event featuring interactive light displays, cultural and musical performance, food stalls and indoor exhibitions.

The Moon Festival is a chance to celebrate the arrival of the new moon with lanterns and outdoor community activities – a common tradition in China, East Asian and Southeast Asian countries.

With almost 5000 people registering interest on Facebook, it’s shaping up to be a big weekend. 

Moon Festival is a common tradition in many Asian countries.

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Moon Festival is a common tradition in many Asian countries.

HĪKOIA TE KŌRERO: MĀORI LANGUAGE PARADE, SEPTEMBER 13

Māori Language Week begins September 9 and to mark the end of the initiative, there is a free event people can attend in Auckland CBD.

On the Thursday morning, members of the pubic are invited to Albert Park for a three hour parade beginning at 10.45am. 

Event organisers say there will be live entertainment, food stalls, activations, information kiosks, reo Māori challenges and prizes.

Click here for more info

Māori Language Week parades have previously been held in Wellington and this year make their way to Auckland. (Photo: File).

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Māori Language Week parades have previously been held in Wellington and this year make their way to Auckland. (Photo: File).

ITM AUCKLAND SUPERSPRINTS, SEPTEMBER 13-15

The V8 Supercars are back for another year, with high octane action spanning hitting Pukekohe for three days straight.

ITM Auckland Supersprints is Round 11 of the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship and will feature 38 races in total.

There’s a strong contingent of drivers representing New Zealand on home soil and kids under 12 go track side for free with a paying adult. 

V8 racing is making its return to Pukekohe this year with the ITM Auckland Supersprints.

Peter Meecham

V8 racing is making its return to Pukekohe this year with the ITM Auckland Supersprints.

MERCURY PLAZA CLOSING PARTY, SEPTEMBER 14

Auckland food court Mercury Plaza has been a popular haunt for diners seeking quality Asain cuisine eats in Auckland’s CBD.

But in 2016, after 22 years, it was announced the plaza would make way for the underground Karangahape train station as part of the $2.5 billion City Rail Link.  

The closing party seeks to see this institution off in style, and begins at 5pm. 

Mercury Plaza's closure came as a disappointment to many Aucklanders. Now the establishment is being sent off with a party.

JASON DORDAY/STUFF

Mercury Plaza’s closure came as a disappointment to many Aucklanders. Now the establishment is being sent off with a party.

TOP DOG FILM FESTIVAL, SEPTEMBER 14

If you’ve ever wanted to take your dog to the movies, this is the event for you.

The Top Dog Film Festival is returning to Auckland with the opportunity to bring your lap-sized canine friend to the flicks.

The films are a “carefully curated collection of heart warming stories about dogs and their people” from independent film makers around the world.

Academy Cinemas in Auckland CBD is the place to be on September 14.

Bring your dog to the movies with the Top Dog Film Festival.

Chris McKeen

Bring your dog to the movies with the Top Dog Film Festival.

SMOKEFREE ROCKQUEST NATIONAL FINALS, SEPTEMBER 14 

High school bands from around the country will go head to head at the Bruce Mason Centre in Takapuna to fight for the coveted prize of best in New Zealand. 

There are some big prizes on the line including $22,000 in Rockshop vouchers, a $16,000 NZ On Air recording, video and promo package, and a photo shoot and branding package.

The event begins at 7pm, with 10 bands competing.

Many top New Zealand artists got their break with Smokefree Rockquest. Here Alien Weaponry perform in a previous contest.

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Many top New Zealand artists got their break with Smokefree Rockquest. Here Alien Weaponry perform in a previous contest.

ENCHANTED FOREST CLASSIC, SEPTEMBER 21 

Celebrate World Minigolf Day with a round of putput at Onehunga’s Enchanted Forest. 

Four rounds of minigolf for $15 is a great deal by any measure, but add in the fact it’s a competition and you could land yourself on a podium …suddenly it’s a must-do. 

Competitors tee off at 2pm

Minigolf enthusiasts can take their chances on the greens this September at the Enchanted Forest Classic. (Photo: File).

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Minigolf enthusiasts can take their chances on the greens this September at the Enchanted Forest Classic. (Photo: File).

CHER, SEPTEMBER 21-22

Here we go again, it’s Cher returning to Auckland with her Here We Go Again tour.

Best known for her hit ‘I Got You Babe’, Cher’s career spans six decades and the American singer is still rocking the stage at age 73.

You can catch her at Spark Arena in an all-ages show

Cher is returning to Spark Arena to play two all-age shows.

Hannah Peters

Cher is returning to Spark Arena to play two all-age shows.

OVERLOAD NZ ANIME AND MANGA CONVENTION, SEPTEMBER 28

Beginning in 2006, this one-day festival is devoted to celebrating New Zealand’s anime and manga culture.

It’s an opportunity for artists and fans to come together to share in their love for the Japanese art form, and it runs from 10am to 6pm at Auckland’s Cloud. 

Tickets can be purchased here

Anime enthusiasts can get their fix at this year's Overload Convention.

JASON DORDAY/STUFF

Anime enthusiasts can get their fix at this year’s Overload Convention.

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