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An Evening with Gary McCormick & Mayor Tim Shadbolt


Sat 17 Sep 2011, 8:00pm–10:00pm

Where: Ascension Wine Estate, 480 Matakana Rd, Matakana, Auckland

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • General admission (theatre-style): $35.00
  • Preshow dinner (includes upgrade to reserved seating nearest stage): $49.00
  • Additional fees may apply


Listed by: Darryl Soljan

On September 17th, Matakana gets a taste of two dynamic NZ'ers - Mayor Tim Shadbolt and Gary McCormick.

At the peak of their persuasive powers, they still employ the face-to-face approach to challenging the nation’s problems. They don’t take themselves too seriously and are proud to celebrate the kiwi within.

The heart of their comedy lies in their story-telling and their ability to create laughter that will enthrall you.

"We're a little over the full-on swearing thing which seems to be popular in comedy these days," says McCormick. "People want to be entertained and have a good laugh. We like comedy to be fun and about New Zealand."

Invercargill mayor Tim Shadbolt is a local Invercargill hero and New Zealand icon, known for his wide-mouthed smile, wicked sense of humour, standing-up for causes, and supporting the average kiwi on the street.

Gary McCormick is a radio presenter and commentator, television star, corporate speaker, comic and published poet. Renowned for his long-running documentary series on life in the New Zealand hinterland, Heartland, and on-the-road talk show McCormick, Gary is one of the country’s most popular celebrities.

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