Nor West News : January 12th 2012
www.aucklandnow.co.nz Thursday, January 12, 2012 More & more people are turning to our online editions everyday! Packed with extra features like video, audio, weblinks, galleries, your news and competitions, they're the ultimate multimedia experience. REE Just click on "Latest Edition" at News that you can Read, Hear & Watch! www.nor-westnews.co.nz Get more online Moulding cultures: Pacific Curls combine their ethnic groups, vocals and the likes of fiddle and traditional Maori instruments. Young talent: Majic Paora, 15, is from a musical whanau with roots in the Kaipara. Scenic sound: Anika Moa will perform at Muriwai's Waitangi Day festival. Big day at Muriwai ' It brings together an amazing bunch of musos and is set at Muriwai Beach, which is part of the path of our tupuna matua. ' Anika Moa COME celebrate at Muriwai for its first Waitangi Day fes- tival. One of the headline acts, Anika Moa, is looking for- ward to the February 6 event from 10am to 6pm at Hough- tons Bush Camp. It brings together an amazing bunch of musos and is set at Muriwai Beach, which is part of the path of our tupuna matua. It s very inspiring and humbling to get to be a part of this. Musician and festival org- aniser Moana Maniapoto of Muriwai invited Anika to per- form after the Waiata Maori Music Awards last year. My band Moana & the Tribe played at the awards which celebrates songs in te reo, Moana says. That night Anika had the audience in fits of laughter, then dropped a Maori lang- uage song on us all that she d just written and performed it for the first time. I thought she was fantastic doing that in front of an all-Maori audi- ence--she sgotabitofgoin her. All ticket proceeds will be donated towards the new Muriwai Lifeguard Service Amenities Trust s club and community centre and Reweti Marae. Muriwai needs a dedicated venue for com- munity events as well as a new home for the lifeguards who most people probably take for granted until they need them, Moana says. Muriwai and nor-west residents performing include 15-year-old Majic Paora, Muzacon and songstress Nat Rose. Others include popular South Auckland funksters Ardijah, Pacific Curls and Maisey Rika. About 20 Muriwai painters, photographers, sculptors and jewellers will exhibit and a variety of kai will be provided under the theme Every Day is Waitangi Day. Muriwai is like an art col- ony, Moana says. There are so many visual artists, musicians, filmmakers and designers living out here. A guided hikoi of small groups to a sacred site on the venue will run , in between bands and a series of lively speakers and celebrities in the Treaty Hot Seat onstage. It should be fun. There are lots of issues we all share con- cerns about. There are tremendous values which are common values to all. The event will be smoke- free, drug-free, alcohol-free and operate with a zero waste policy. Support for the event has come from Auckland Council, Creative New Zealand and Te Puni Kokiri. Limited ticket sales are available from the Muriwai Top Shop, Kumeu Isite Visi- tor Centre and Waimauku Pharmacy. Visit www.muriwaifestival. com for more information.
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