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Tickets to J Barry Ferguson Fund botanical (and floral) art and book exhibition

Serpentaria mirabilis, Parisian Studio Scene, Camellia du Japon

Three of One Hundred and Three: Not just three of 103, mostly botanical, paintings, prints, publications, and watercolours that will be revealed at the J Barry Ferguson Fund exhibition in the upstairs banquet room of the restored Warkworth Hotel, when the alert level is back down to no higher than two—these three botanical artworks, remarkably, are from the storied Banks’ Florilegium, of which only 116 were ever printed. in-frame photography Mahurangi Magazine

Tickets to J Barry Ferguson Fund botanical art exhibition

Event J Barry Ferguson Art & Book Collection Exhibition
Venue Warkworth Hotel – upstairs banquet room – courtesy of the Warkworth Oaks
Date Was to be Friday 20 August but postponed pending the alert level being stepped down at least two levels…
Time5.30–9.30 pm
Format Wine and hors d’oeuvres, expert curation, silent auction, spot prizes
Proceeds 2021 Mahurangi Regatta shortfall, then Mahurangi Coastal Trail
Admission $25

Mahurangi Action milestones mark some significant achievements

1974
Founded, as Friends of the Mahurangi
1975
Tribunal recommends Warkworth wastewater be excluded from the Mahurangi River
1977
Revived the Mahurangi Regatta
1987
Supported Mahurangi West-led campaign that saw off plans to build a road to Te Muri and park up to 4000 cars behind its beach
1991
Conducted poll on aspirations for Mahurangi in 25 years
2001
Publication of Dr Ronald Locker’s 416-page Jade River : A History of the Mahurangi
2002
Successful High Court defence of the public’s entitlement to access Jamieson Bay
2004
Scotts Landing – Scott Homestead boardwalk
2005
Mahurangi Regatta Ball, celebrating the 150th anniversary of Warkworth’s founding
2006
Revival of the Mahurangi Regatta Prize-Giving Dance
2004
Leading role in supporting Auckland Regional Council’s Mahurangi Action Plan
2007
Mahurangi Magazine goes online
2007
Establishment of first scientifically designed trials demonstrating that forestry-style nursery methods could slash the cost of raising indigenous plants
2010
Leading role in developing Mahurangi Action Plan: A strategic plan for the catchment 2010–2030
2012
With property holder, establishment of the Mahurangi Farm-Forestry Trail
2015
Warkworth Sediment Improvements Pilot Phase I
2015
With Friends of Regional Parks, establish the Mahurangi Coastal Trail Trust
2016
Preservation of car-free Te Muri, forever
2016
Culmination of 42-year bid to see council commitment to exclude Warkworth wastewater from the Mahurangi river and harbour
2016
First Mahurangi Regatta held with new, long-term principal sponsor, Teak Construction
2017
Submitted only proposal—for two local boards to replace the current Rodney Local Board—deemed a reasonably practicable option to Auckland’s governance arrangements
2017
Initiated, supported by Mahurangi Matters, the Warkworth Town Hall Talks
2018
Initiated, with philanthropist member, Mahurangi-based green-lipped mussel reef restoration research project
2019
Initiated, with the Mahurangi River Restoration Trust, ‘Up the Mahu!’
2019
Provided snug harbour for chart—Coastal Heritage Art—competition for schools
2020
Route for Mahurangi Coastal Trail across Te Muri Estuary determinedstrictly, a Ngāti Manuhiri – Mahurangi Coastal Trail Trust achievement with Ngāti Manuhiri
2021
Pulled off another best-ever, covid-19-wary-to-boot Mahurangi Regatta