Nor West News : February 23rd 2012
Celebrations and summer festivals Sleek investigation: Bruce Styles of Whangamata checks out cars exhibited by the AC Cobra Club at the Kumeu Classic Car and Hot Rod Show. Photo: FIONA GOODALL Festival fun: There was plenty to attract the crowds at the Auckland Folk Festival including a Chilean dance workshop, Chilean dancers Renacer en Auckland Cultural Society, and The City of Auckland Morris Dancers. Photos: COLIN LUNT Distinct sound: The chilled tones of a steel guitar set the tone at the Kumeu showgrounds during the Auckland Folk Festival. Photo: COLIN LUNT Headline act, left: Popular Anika Moa gets into the cruisy spirit of the Muriwai Waitangi Day Festival. Photo: JILL GUILLEMIN Mix and mingle: Prime Minister John Key meets medal recipients at the special presentation at Kaipara RSA. Left: Reg Canty received the Royal New Zealand RSA gold star, the second highest award in the RSA, along with his medal for serving in the Korean War. Photos: DAVE LIND Summer singing: The Grasshoppers from the United Kingdom perform to an appreciative audience at the Auckland Folk Festival. Photo: COLIN LUNT There have been plenty of events and activities to keep nor-west residents entertained since the year began. Favourites so far have included the crowd mag- net Kumeu Classic Car and Hot Rod Show and the 39th Auckland Folk Festi- val, both held at the Kumeu showgrounds. The new Waitangi Day Muriwai Festival proved popular and could become an annual event. It featured artists and performers from within Muriwai and around Auckland. On a smaller scale, but no less important, was the honouring of Defence Force Service Medal recipients in a presen- tation at the Kaipara RSA in Helensville. In the next few months we gear up for two events celebrating a long-running country tradition -- the Helensville A&P Show on Saturday and the Kumeu A&P Show on March 10 and 11. Here are a few re- minders of why we love living and playing here in our scenic country patch.
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