Nor West News : January 24th 2013
www.nor-westnews.co.nz 14 NOR-WEST NEWS, JANUARY 24, 2013 NEWS GET UP AND PORTS OF AUCKLAND ROUND THE BAYS 2013 SUNDAY 10TH MARCH DON'T RUN FOR NOTHING Enter online at roundthebays.co.nz and help these children's charities: Choice Foundation -- Stand Tall, Make-a-Wish New Zealand, Variety -- The Children's Charity, YMCA Auckland, Auckland Cystic Fibrosis and Fairfax First Books From air force to pastoral post Welcome time: Rachel and Samuel Schuurman will be based at Kumeu Baptist Samuel Schuurman is winging his way into Kumeu Baptist Church. The former navigator in the Royal New Zea- land Air Force has a senior pastoral position in the established com- munity group. He studied applied theology at Carey Bapt- ist College and moved into fulltime pastoral ministry after complet- ing his degree. Mr Schuurman pre- viously worked as an crew member on the C130 Hercules after his training in Canada. His wife Rachel stud- ied social practices at Unitec and aims to be a social worker later this year. An induction ser- vice will be held for the couple on February 9 from 7pm at the church on 21 Access Rd. All wel- come. Contact the office at reception@kumeubap tist.org.nz or on 412 9154 for more information. Come along to an information meeting hosted by the Helensville Diabetes Auckland Sup- port Group on February 4. All welcome from 10am till noon at Alison McKenzie House, corner of Commercial Rd and Porter Cres. All welcome. Call Shirley 09 420 6501. Festival will ring with folk music Tune in: Bluegrass band Pipi Pickers will be swinging the crowds at Kumeu Showgrounds this weekend for the 40th Auckland Folk Festival. The sounds of music are ready and welcome as always from the Kumeu Showgrounds this weekend. The popular Auckland Folk Festival is back, beginning with a Come-All-Ye hosted by Roger Giles and a welcome concert presented by the Titirangi Folk Club on Friday at 8pm. Kiwi music is the theme of this 40th annual event which features perfor- mances, workshops and concerts. More than 2000 fans are expected to tune into the festival which includes a guest appearance by Kiwi songwriter and entertainer of 30 years Don McGlashan. The lineup also incorporates blue- grass band Pipi Pickers, Martin Curtis from Cardrona, Pacific Curls, Alan and Beverley Young, Tui Award Best Folk Album 2012 winner Amiria Grenell and cabaret-style performers The Chaps. 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 presented after the Tui Finalists Concert on Sunday. Auckland-based solo artist Brenda Liddiard and alt-country group Great North join Wellington-based duo French For Rabbits. The festival is organised by members of the Devon- port Folk Music Club, Titirangi Folk Music Club, Auckland Bluegrass and Traditional Old Time Country Music Club, Tir Na Nog and City of Auckland Morris Dancers. Camping is available at the showgrounds, there's plenty of parking and catering is provided on and off site while the Kumeu shops and restaurants are close by. Go to aucklandfolk festival.co.nz.
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