Nor West News : September 22nd 2011
www.nor-westnews.co.nz 5 NOR-WEST NEWS, SEPTEMBER 22, 2011 NEWS Apply in-store or www.itm.co.nz WHENUAPAI ITM 2 Airport Road Ph 416 8164 - Open 7 Days KUMEU ITM 154 Main Road Ph 412 8148 - Open 7 Days SWANSON ITM 2 O'Neills Road Ph 832 0209 - Open Mon -- Sat www.pinepac.co.nz FOR CUSTOMER SATISFACTION VOTED #1 IN HARDWARE & HOME IMPROVEMENT STORES YOUR BUILDING SPECIALISTS V COLMAR BRUNTON BEST IN SERVICE SURVEY 2011 3166123AU 10 Shamrock Drive, Kumeu. Tel: 412 8188 Open: Mon - Fri 8am - 5pm Sat 9am - 12.30pm www.flooringxtra.co.nz NORTH WEST CRAZY STOCKTAKE PRICES Assorted styles, colours, textures Bring a trailer! on selected carpet and short ends While stocks last All roads lead to Helensville The Best of the West Festival is one of four in Rodney showcasing the area during the Rugby World Cup. It also includes Helensville's com- munity and heritage day on October 8. The event starts with an official open- ing from 9am at the Helensville Museum with Ngati Whatua o Kaipara and Helensville sculptor Jeff Thomson. Activities and enter- tainment include guided museum tours, a main street market, children's fun with pony rides, alpacas, bouncy castles, face painting and a train ride on Sammy the Steam Train. Historic buildings like Malolo House and the old post office will be open along with guided tours through The Grand Hotel. There will also be heritage and craft dis- plays and old-style games. A model railway dis- play is at the Helensville Railway Station, the memor- abilia room is open and there are vintage vehicles to admire. From 10am to 11am and at 1pm the Christian Youth Band performs at Creek Lane. The Singing Cowboy is also busking from 10am to 1pm and there is a wearable trash parade at 11.30am in Commer- cial Rd. At noon, there is a haggis address, pipers and dancers before the 12.30pm kapa haka performance at Heart- lands. Entertainment con- tinues from 3pm to 5.30pm with the people's choice wear- able trash parade leading into the screening of the rugby at 6pm and 8pm. Singing the blues for Christchurch By RANI TIMOTI Full voice: Billy TK Junior of Shelly Beach is performing in the Blues for Christ- church national tour with a gig in Helensville. Visit www.nor-westnews .co.nz to watch a video of Billy TK Jnr performing with Jimmy Barnes Singing and strumming the blues is going to be a cheerful experience for new Shelly Beach resi- dent Billy Te Kahika, aka Billy TK Jnr. The New Zealand and international guitarist is helping the Christchurch Salvation Army raise funds for families still suffering from the earth- quake. The tour, which started in August, will stop over at the Grand Hotel in Helensville from October 1 to 2 as part of the Helensville Heritage Festival. Billy TK Jnr, who recently toured with Jimmy Barnes, will team up with harmonica guru Ramblin' Rick Stringer and The Federation, English blues rock guitarist Tony Painting and The Power. Other special guests include The Flaming Mudcats and Australian Blues guitarist Phil Rob- erts and his band Los Diablos. Billy TK Jnr's career has included perform- ances with international artists like George Thorogood, The Neville Brothers, Ian Moss and many others. Tony, who fronts The Power, has also jammed with artists as diverse as Ozzy Osbourne and Deep Purple. Their special brand of blistering guitar-based boogie blues-rock in- cludes a liberal sprink- ling of songs with soft melodic blues and jazz fusion overtones. Firm favourites in Auckland's blues scene, The Flaming Mudcats have a diversity of musi- cal styles. Harmonica ricochets through the mix, incor- porated with Jimmie Vaughan and Ike Turner-inspired guitar licks and backed by the band's hard-working rhythm section. They confidently move through all the different components of the blues shuffles, soul, funk, four on the floor rock and roll and low-down blues. Every ticket to the show will enter a draw to win a trip for two to The Fiji 2012 International Jazz and Blues Festival next May.
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