Nor West News : January 10th 2013
Thursday, January 10, 2013 NETWORK Unbeatable coverage of readers 15+ 808,000 Auckland's most powerful media Ph 09 525 0666 Source: Nielsen CMI Q3 2011--Q2 2012 Like us on facebook to have your say facebook.com/NZautocarDashboard View at www.dash-board.co.nz or at any of our newspapers online. Your online motoring guide issue 7 Sit back and relax with Dash-board this summer. ISSUE 8 ONLINE 22 JANUARY TODAY Peace time Your views ONLINE Suburbanite Top chop Visit the new Rainbow Warrior vessel this weekend with free public tours. Greenpeace supporters have funded the environmentally friendly modern ship --P2 Do you have a view on what's happening in the nor-west? Write to our Letters pages --P4 Check out our online magazine which ranges from the leisurely read to the quirky. There's plenty of interesting bits and pieces to amuse and inform you. Go to nor-westnews.co.nz to find out more. It's summer and for many that means dusting off the barbecue. Go to nor- westnews.co.nz and click on Local Blogs to read how it's done the Oily Rag way. i-Site rises again By CARYN WIGMORE THE former Kumeu i-Site building is poised to reopen thanks to funding from the Rodney Local Board. It could be changed from a booking centre into a wider information site. Phelan Pirrie chairs the Kumeu Coast and Country Business Association and welcomes the lifeline grant of $10,000 to pay the wages of one fulltime staff member until March. We will have something in place to allow the centre to carry on but in a different form, he says. A working group compris- ing the association, Helens- ville District Business Association and Kumeu Residents and Ratepayers Association is supporting the Main Rd building opening as an information centre. Council body Auckland Tourism, Events and Econ- omic Development (Ateed) earlier announced plans to shut five i-Sites including the Kumeu centre, citing low use and financial losses. Now Ateed will help the working group s plans. This is the same way Ateed has worked with tour- ism operators in the north- eastern part of the Rodney area to develop the Mata- kana Country to Coast branding and story, Ateed chief executive Brett O Riley says. The association is seeking one paid worker and some volunteers to run the centre, which closed last month. The three former staff took redundancy. Email email@example.com to apply for a job. Don McGlashan: Guest performer at the 40th Auckland Folk Festival. The 40th Auckland Folk Festival is set to rock the nor-west this month. Musical diversity: Pacific Curls combine ethnic groups, vocals and different musical instruments in their performance. Go to nor-westnews.co.nz to see a performance at last year's Auckland Folk Festival. Rock out at festival Rock out at festival KIWI MUSIC More than 2000 folk fans are expected to sway the Kumeu Showgrounds during Auckland Anniver- sary weekend. Kiwi music is the theme of the 40th Auckland Folk Festival from January 25 to 28.So it is appropriate Kiwi songwriter and performer of 30 years Don McGlashan should make a guest appearance, sponsored by the Australasian Perform- ing Right Association as part of its Songwriter Speaks session. The festival line-up also includes Martin Curtis from Cardrona, Pacific Curls, bluegrass band Pipi Pickers, Alan and Beverley Young, Tui Award Best Folk Album 2012 winner Amiria Grenell, and cabaret-style music and humour from The Chaps. The annual family festival starts with a Come- All-Ye hosted by long-time folkie Roger Giles and a Welcome concert hosted by the Titirangi Folk Club on January 25 at 8pm. Then it is into two days of performances, workshops and concerts featuring everything from traditional Morris dancing to home brew and drinking songs with Lew Black. The programme also has a Home Made Jam family concert, a Shanty Session with the Maritime Crew, a Blind Date concert pairing musicians drawn by ballot, a Next Generation concert, kids sessions and more. The Tui for the Best Folk Album 2013 will be pres- ented after the Tui Finalists concert on January 27. Auckland-based solo artist Brenda Liddiard and alt-country group Great North join Wellington- based duo French For Rabbits. The festival has been organised by members of the Devonport Folk Music Club, Titirangi Folk Music Club, Tir Na Nog, City of Auckland Morris Dancers, and Auckland Bluegrass and Traditional Old Time Country Music Club. Camping and parking are available at the showgrounds. Catering is provided on and off site, and the Kumeu/Huapai shops and restaurants are within easy walking distance. Go to aucklandfolkfestival. co.nz for information.
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