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SeaWeek Waiuku Walk @ Tamakae Reserve
Mar 3 @ 11:00 am


As part of Sea Week, Awhitu Landcare and Franklin Local Board have organised walks in Waiuku and Awhitu. 

Discover what picturesque surroundings and sea vistas we have in our own town for everyone to enjoy.

The Waiuku Walk will be from the Museum to Sandspit Reserve, then via Elsie foreshore to McCall Drive and back to Tamakae Reserve.

Meeting at the Tamakae reserve at 11am for the best harbour views.

This is a gentle walk and will take 60-90 minutes.

Bring a picnic & refreshments for lunch on the reserve after the walk.

Chop Chop Hiyaaa! with Anika Moa @ Waiuku War Memorial Hall
Mar 24 @ 4:00 pm



ANIKA MOA is coming to Waiuku with “Chop Chop Hiyaaa!”

As part of the Auckland Arts Festival 2018, the very talented Anika Moa is bringing her show for kids to Waiuku!
Performing songs from her wildly successful “Songs For Bubbas” albums, “Chop Chop Hiyaaa!” is a rollercoaster ride of cheeky stories, fun family singalongs and lots of dancing!

For tickets and info go to the Auckland Arts Festival website-
General Admission $10, Family Pass $28 (2 adults & 2 children or 1 Adult and three children, 14 yrs and under)

Waiuku Steel ‘N’ Wheels Festival @ Waiuku Town Centre
Apr 29 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

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Four hours packed full of adrenalin pumping action, displays and entertainment to keep you revved up! This event has something for everyone. Cars, Hotrods, Bikes, the Kumho Jet Car, NZ Freestyle FMX Motorbikes doing extreme stunts, the Armed Offenders Squad and NZ Police Dogs display, Fire Service display, Car Crush, V8 Bottle-O chainsaw & Harley chainsaw racing, Live bands including the ‘Hot Diggity’ Bluegrass band, ‘Mind Over Matter’ local rock band and the ‘Sunset Coast Big Band’, a Kids carnival, ‘Franklin Rockers’ rock n roll dancers, a huge Food & Craft Market, and much more! Bring the family for a fun filled day.

Gold Coin entry per person. Parking is available in the Waiuku Business Park opposite Z station on Kitchener Rd, at View Road School, Kevin Lawrence reserve behind the Library/Service centre on King St and in Victoria Ave. Disabled parking is available next to the St. John Ambulance headquarters in Constable Rd.

To register your vehicle click the Steel ‘N’ Wheels  button on the Homepage.

To apply for a stall at the market, go to the Events tab on our Home Page, hover on ‘Waiuku Steel N Wheels 2018’ and in the pop up menu select ‘Stall Registration’.

For any other enquiries please email

This is a fantastic event for the whole family to enjoy. Remember your gold coins to ensure the continuation of this wonderful community event.  See you there!

Steel ‘n’ Wheels 2018 is proudly supported by NZ Steel, SteelServ, Franklin Local Board, Blue Sky Community Trust and the Waiuku Business & Development Association.

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Waiuku Blast to the Past 2018 @ Waiuku Rugby Park, Auckland
Nov 10 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
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The popular Blast to the Past event will be on Saturday November 10th at Waiuku Rugby Park. 

(Rain save date Sun Nov 11th)

Promising to be even bigger and better than before!

From 6pm, family entertainment with live band “No Way Back”, carnival fun for the kids and a fantastic craft and food market with lots of yummy treats, followed by a spectacular professional fireworks display at approx 8.30pm.

Gold Coin Entry per person

Please remember your gold coins to support the continuation of this community event.

Mark it on your calendar and don’t miss it!

Parking available at View Rd School (View Rd) and Waiuku Business Park (off Kitchener Rd) a leisurely 10 min walk or shuttle available to the venue.

Limited parking and Disabled parking available at the venue.

This year’s event is supported by Sam Wulff of Waiuku Business Park, “A Better Place to do Business”, the Franklin Local Board, Waiuku New World and the Waiuku Business & Development Association.  

Waiuku NZ Steel Christmas Parade 2018 @ Waiuku Town Centre
Dec 8 @ 11:00 am
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Entertainment and Markets from 11am and PARADE at 2pm.

Come and join us for the magical Waiuku NZ Steel Christmas Parade on Saturday 8th December.
From 11am the town centre will be full of festive cheer with live entertainment, local performers, the Christmas Market full of treats, Santa’s grotto and more! Have your photo with Santa, do some shopping and enjoy some delicious treats from the market or the local cafes.

Find a good spot ready for the Parade at 2pm.

This year’s theme is ‘A Clean Green Recycled Christmas!’

Rain save date is Sunday 9th Dec at the same times.

Waiuku Rotary SUNSET COAST WALK @ Sunset Walk Registration
Feb 24 @ 7:30 am


Sunday 24 February 2019, the annual Waiuku Rotary Sunset Coast Walk is back!

Register on the day from 7.30am to 1pm at a cost of:
$20 per adult
$10 per college student
Free for primary children & under

You can choose from a range of course set at 5km, 7km, 8km or 11km.
Get out and burn off those summer treats, or take a Sunday stroll.

Waiuku Rotary raises money for the local community and projects. We have recently donated to local schools, the Waiuku Yacht Club and notably the Kariotahi Surf Life Saving Club.

The walk will start and finish at 207 Kohekohe-Karioitahi Rd., Waiuku, where soft drinks and a sausage sizzle will be provided. There are also plenty of pleasant areas where a picnic lunch, or brunch, may be enjoyed.
The walk is on farm tracks and will cross minor roads. These and the cliff-top (even though fenced and patrolled) are potential hazards so children must be supervised by a responsible adult at all times. Registration can be made via mail, or on the day at the start.

Waiuku Movies in the Park @ Waiuku Rugby Park
Mar 2 @ 6:00 pm – 10:30 pm


Presents ‘Hunt for the Wilderpeople’

Screening at Waiuku Rugby Park on Saturday 2nd March 2019

This is a free family event.

From 6pm come and join us for some great pre-movie entertainment with local band ‘Mind Over Matter’, Waiuku Primary School ‘Punjabi Power’ dance group, Face-painting, bubbles, Zorb balls, Photo booth, sausage sizzle, ice cream, popcorn, coffee, candy floss, and more!
Support View Rd School and Waiuku Kindergarten who are fundraising and grab a yummy sausage, some popcorn, chocolate or a shaved ice.

Movie screens at approx 8.10pm

Pack your rug and cushions and enjoy a unique evening of entertainment with the whole family.

See you there!


Waiuku Lions Sand to Mud Run @ Waiuku Lions Den
Apr 14 @ 10:00 am
Waiuku Lions Sand to Mud Run @ Waiuku Lions Den

Since 1977 Waiuku Lions have organised the 8km fun run that starts on the sands of Karioitahi Beach and ends in town.  Originally the finish line was near the tidal “mud” of the Manukau Harbour, however it now finishes in Massey Park adjacent to the Lions Station club rooms where there are plenty of activities for families.

The 2019 Sand to Mud will be called “Run for Reid” and is dedicated to fundraising for a local youngster’s medical expenses.

More info to follow…

Waiuku Steel ‘n’ Wheels 2019 @ Waiuku Town Centre
May 12 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

The Waiuku Steel ‘n’ Wheels Festival 2019 promises plenty of action to keep you revved up with lots of adrenalin pumping attractions and great entertainment for the whole family. Four hours (10am-2pm) packed with a variety of exciting displays, mean machines, live music and markets. Something for everyone; vintage and classic cars, hot rods, trucks, tractors, military, bikes and more!

The popular NZ Freestyle FMX bikes will be back with more outlandish stunts, the World War II Re-enactment display and battle and the V8 Bottle-O chainsaw and Harley chainsaw racing. The Rocket Car returns to shake your world, the Castrol Dragster will be doing fire ups, the Car crush, Cackle fest, Fire Service display and more! If you haven’t been yet you need to come and check out this action packed day!

Entertainment this year features one of the top Elvis impersonators with ‘The Elvis NZ Band’, local rock band ‘Mind Over Matter’, rock ‘n’ roll & country from ‘Roger and the Ramjets’, blues band ‘Brilleaux’, the Sunset Coast Big Band, ‘Franklin Rockers’ rock ‘n’ roll dancers, Ceroc and Punjabi dancing, kids carnival, chopper rides,chopper simulator, the huge food and craft market and more!

Bring the family for a memorable, fun filled day. Entry is by way of a gold coin per person. We ask you to please give generously to support the continuation of this great community event.

It’s free to register your vehicle for exhibit. Go to our Home page, click the link under the noticeboard and register your details (Not available from a mobile phone)
THE MARKET IS FULL for this event and we are no longer accepting stall registrations.

Enquiries to

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO VOLUNTEER to help out at this event or other town events, please contact us at

This event is sponsored by Grassroots Trust, NZ Steel, the Franklin Local Board and the Waiuku Business & Development Association.


Waiuku School Holiday Programme
Sep 30 – Oct 11 all-day