Nor West News : April 14th 2011
6 NOR-WEST NEWS, APRIL 14, 2011 NEWS Bring in your plans for a FREE QUOTE The place for quality and expertise on door and window hardware Check us out visit our website www.hardwaredirect.co.nz Cnr Central Park Drive and Clemway Place, Henderson Ph: 837 1561 • Fax 837 8260 NEW HOME BUILDERS AND RENOVATORS 3499525AM Voyager Maritime Museum has plenty to do these school holidays - and its free for Aucklanders! Get free entry to the museum galleries these school holidays by bringing proof of your Auckland address. Park in the Downtown Carpark, purchase a $4.50 discount parking pass at the museum, which entitles you to 4 hours parking! Parking vouchers are subject to availability. Open 9.00am-5.00pm seven days a week Corner Quay & Hobson Streets Viaduct Harbour, Auckland Only 200 metres from Queen Street Ph: +64 9 373 0800 www.maritimemuseum.co.nz 'Biggest and best gala yet' Shining support: An array of Rolls Royce vehicles attracted plenty of attention at the Waimauku community gala, including from Waimauku Lions member Brian Bracey. Fun times, left: Family and friends make the most of the cruisy day and fine weather. Far left: Smooth voices and funky beats from the Plelxa band got the audience on their feet. Grateful gift, left: A donation of $5000 was presented by trustees from the Otakanini Topu. Photos: DIANNE MCLEOD Laid back, above: Visitors to the red and black fundraising concert take in the relaxing atmosphere at Parakai Domain. By RANI TIMOTI Full hearts and empty pockets summed up fundraising events for Christchurch in the nor- west. Waimauku Lions dir- ector Grahame Edmonds says about $5000 will go towards people affected by the earthquake as a result of their wonderful community effort. Organiser Gael Nicol from Waimauku Lions described the fundraiser at Waimauku shopping village as the biggest and best gala yet , with activities ranging from fire service displays and pony rides to an impress- ive array of classic Rolls Royce vehicles. Music played all day and there were plenty of sausages and cakes to feed visitors. Shop- keepers chipped in plenty of support with discounts. A red and black fund- raising concert at Parakai Domain raised $8000. The total includ- ed a $5000 donation from the Otakanini Topu, a Maori incorporation farm, a 2750-hectare property stretching from Muriwai Beach to Kaipara Harbour. Everyone who came definitely left without any money, says organ- iser Brenda Steele, a Rodney Local Board member. It was a fantastic combined community effort from Parakai and Helensville. Fronted by Jools Topp as MC, the concert fea- tured the district s talent including the Plelxa band, Graeme McCardle, Chas Holst, the Kahu- rangi Ki Kaipara Kapa- haka group and a variety of musicians from ukuleles to guitarists and impromptu performers. It was great to see the community police, famil- ies, the retired and people just chilling out over a picnic, Mrs Steele says with her well- drilled team of workers. Support came from all sources ranging from the Helensville Business Association, Helensville Lions, Parakai Springs and Kiwibank to artists and businesses contribu- ting to a silent auction. Mrs Steele says with the talent from local entertainers and the great support from com- munity organisations and schools, the poten- tial is there for future district-wide events.
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