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Matariki Glow Show

Matariki Glow Show - Forum North

Saturday, 23 July 2022 - 11am–11.40am (0-5yr olds) and 1pm–1.55pm (6-12yr olds)
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Forum North / Attending an Event


There are two public entrances into Forum North. The front access is via Rust Avenue, where the Whangarei District Council Customer Service Centre is located and near the Library and the other off the Water Street car park. There are also three alternative access points available to hirers of the facilities via the kitchen, theatre and hall for ease of pack in and pack out.

Accessibility seating is available in the theatre with access via the lift by the Forum North Office. Please ensure you book your accessible seating ticket through the venue rather than the website to ensure you receive the best service.

Access to the facilities for the public is generally available one hour prior to event start times.

Buy Tickets

To purchase tickets for an event at Forum North, visit the Ticketing page or choose an event from the What's On schedule which will show you all relevant information to buy tickets.

Photo of an event at Forum North.


Forum North is located on Rust Avenue in the middle of the Whangarei CBD next to the Old Library. The Forum North Office is situated in the Forum North building.  Forum North is 2 hours north of Auckland by road or 25 minutes by air and is 10km from the Whangarei Airport.

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Lost Property

Send your name, phone number and short description of what you have lost and approximately where it was lost to LOST Property and we will contact you as soon as we can. If you lose an item during an event at Forum North, please report to the office (office hours only, Monday to Friday 8.30am until 4.30pm).


Paid parking is available directly outside the Forum North venue in the car park, Water Street car park or on surrounding streets including Rust Avenue and Water Street. There is a three hour parking restriction in place Monday – Friday in the Forum North car park and no time restriction in the Water Street car park. There is no applicable charge for parking in the weekends. There are six parking spaces allocated for accessibility parking.


In accordance with copyright law, many shows will not allow photography, please check with the ushers.

Seating Plan

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Show Lockouts

Please check your ticket carefully for show times and ensure you are seated early to avoid lockout and missing the start of the show.

Smoke Free and vape free Venue

Forum North is a completely Smoke free and vape venue.

Theatre Events

Refreshments and bar facilities are available during theatre shows, open 30 minutes prior to shows and during intervals.

Front of house staff and ushers are on hand to help you find your seat and answer any queries.

Venue Map

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Waste Minimisation

All events at Forum North are Minimise Waste events. We discourage large amounts of non-recyclable products to be brought into the venue. When attending an event, please use the recycling bins provided.

What to bring and not bring

Please see our conditions of entry.

Wi-fi Internet Access

Contact the Forum North Office for prices and access.

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