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    What's coming up at the Aurora Centre? This page has details of upcoming events hosted at Burnside High School's Aurora Centre. Both school-based and outside events are featured.

    Please note that not all events are published - due to the nature of the booking.

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    Aurora Centre Events - What's On At The Aurora Centre


    May 2018


    Dr Lucy Horne

    Wednesday 30 May - 7:00pm


    We would like to warmly welcome you to join us in attending a presentation by Dr Lucy Hone held here at Burnside High School in the Aurora Centre on Wednesday 30th May at 7pm. This presentation is based around building and developing Resilience in ourselves and our children and is presented to you jointly by the Burnside High School Health Department and the PTA. 

    Dr Lucy Hone is a director of the New Zealand Institute of Wellbeing & Resilience, a research associate at AUT University, a published academic researcher, author and blogger for Psychology Today. As well as this she has lived through tragic personal events which have forced Lucy to turn her substantial academic training and professional practice to foster resilience in very personal circumstances. 

    This presentation is very generously funded by the Burnside High School PTA and is available to all parents, caregivers and friends of the Burnside High School community for free. 

    May & June 2018

    Heath Franklin's Chopper 

    Thursday 31 May - 7:30pm

    Friday 1 June - 7:30pm & 9:30pm


    Presented by: Laughing Stock Productions

    In the beginning, God created the moustache...and it was good. Then he took the next 6 days off, because when you've nailed it, treat yourself to a lie-down.

    The world has had religion ever since God was in nappies, and what have we got to show for it: wars, terrorist attacks and Christian rock. It's time religion took a hard look at itself, so Chopper is starting his own one, in his own image and giving hell to the almighty.

    Are you sick, lonely or poor? Well, there are plenty of other churches for you. Chopper is looking for rich idiots to tithe the crap out of; but really, any sinner will do.

    There is a new 'mo-ssiah' for a new age and he's holier than Oscar Pistorius' bathroom door.

    Thou shalt harden up and become a Chopostle! So gather round and be healed by Bogan Jesus!

    Box Office – 6:30pm
    Doors Open – 7:00pm
    Show Starts – 7:30pm and 9:30pm (Friday)

    Tickets available from Ticketek:  0800 842 538 or

    June 2018

    Kahukura Music Festival

    Tuesday 19 & Wednesday 20 June

    Please contact participating schools for times and tickets.

    Harewood School Production

    Thursday 21 June

    Please contact Harewood School for time and tickets.

    North West Music Festival

    Tuesday 26, Wednesday 27 & Thursday 28 June

    Please contact your school for date, time and tickets.

    September 2018

    Arj Barker - Organic

    Friday 14 September - 8:00pm


    Presented by:  A-List Entertainment

    As always, I start with the finest free-range topics, nurture them until they're brimming with wholesome hilarity, and ready for the tellin'. Remember, my cruelty-free jokes are ALWAYS tested on animals, and 100% goat-approved by the time you hear them. That's quality you can trust. 

    *may contain traces of nuts 

    Arj Barker is arguably Australia's favourite American comedian. In recent years, he has spent more time in our country than his own and has come to understand our culture perhaps better than we understand it ourselves. His stand-up is both insightful and pointed, like a mind-reading thumb tack, if there was one of those. 

    "A must see for anyone who loves a laugh...****"Adelaide Now.

    Box Office opens:  7:00pm

    Doors open:  7:30pm

    Tickets available from Ticketek:  0800 842 538 or