Paihia art exhibition

The latest exhibition at Ipipiri Art in Paihia is opening with a preview from 1-4pm tomorrow of sculpture and painting by well-known Hokianga artist Dallon August. The Past in the Present exhibition will then be open from 10am-4pm from Tuesday to Saturday until August 25. The Bay of Islands Painting Group will be showing work in the upstairs gallery.

Playhouse opening

The Magic Playhouse is holding an official opening tomorrow, at its premises at Pete's Pioneer and Transport Museum on Kerikeri Rd. The 10am-2pm open day will feature a series of small workshops on puppetry, dance, drama, music and crafts, geared at children from pre-school age up to 10 years old. Free entry. Call director Kylie Penn on (09) 401 6273 or 021 1593 944.

Fonterra director quits

Multi-millionaire Fonterra director Colin Armer has resigned suddenly from the board of New Zealand's biggest company. The resignation of the Bay of Plenty farmer-elected director this week came days after Waikato director John Wilson was named chairman-elect to succeed Sir Henry van der Heyden when he steps down from the helm at the firm's annual meeting in November. Armer, who is understood to have also sought the job, has large dairying interests around the country and an estimated worth of $200 million on the NBR Rich List.