The Whangarei Heads Arts Trail was initiated in partnership with the Discover Whangarei Heads Tourism group. The first ‘Trail’ took place in 2012 and was a huge success, revealing a wealth of local talent working in a wide range of artistic media. In the first year visitor numbers were around 800, in the second year this number doubled and we began to see the arrival of more visitors from Auckland and other Northland towns. Each year we look for ways to make the event bigger and better than ever.



Special Mentions

The Whangarei Heads Arts Trail society is  a volunteer run organisation. Thank you to the following for their contribution to the success of the society.


Simon Gurnsey, website designer and provider of the platform for this website.  

Thank you Simon for allowing us to make use of your services for free.


Logan Carter, IT specialist.

Thank you Logan for the enormous amount of time you put in to develop our website, logo and advertising billboards. As a non artist committee member, you have also taken on to be the treasurer. Thank you again for giving your time and expertise so freely.


Allen Jowitt, potter.

Thank you Allen for your diligence and patience in maintaining the old website, helping develop the new website, and continuing to maintain the new website .

Life Members
  • Sheila Blackburn
  • Jeanette King
  • Jos Polman (president)
  • Paula Kanara (Secretary)
  • Logan Carter (Treasurer)
  • Paula Saunders (committee member)

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