Western Leader : Western Leader 2nd November
7 WESTERN LEADER, NOVEMBER 2, 2010 NEWS In person ” 1,500+ places across NZ ” BNZ stores ” PostShops At the start of the week, your water and wastewater account transferred to Watercare0Yhen you recekxe your Þrst dknn, you can senect a rayoent oethod that sukts you0 Now running water for Auckland... By post ” Cheque Automatic ” Automatic payment ” Direct debit Electronic ” Internet banking ” Telephone banking ” Credit card payment on our website If you have an existing direct debit, recurring credit card authority or automatic payment set up, we have made the change hassle free. Your payment will be directed to Watercare automatically. Contact us Customer Services: (09) 442 2222, 7.30am to 6pm, Monday to Friday Faults: (09) 442 2222, 24 hours Visit: www.watercare.co.nz 3181056AC manheimfowles.co.nz Enter Here 267 Roscommon Rd, Wiri 267 Roscommon Rd, Wiri Ph: 09 918 0500 Budget Car Aucton Featuring 12 Awesome Hyundai Accents this Thursday at 12noon. Open for viewing from 9am All Accents are; > Quality Government vehicles > Service History > Low km's, '01 & '02 New Zealand New > Have current registration & WOF MFCAA-WL101102 Market bargains and brekkie Pick up home-made bargains and breakfast at the same time at the Waitoki market on Saturday. The event is at Waitoki hall from 8.30am to noon. Stalls include home- baking, preserves, jams, plants and a bar- becue. Proceeds to the community. Stall bookings, phone Shirley (09) 420-5111. Also on November 6 is the Huapai-Kumeu Lions book fair. Residents can donate their surplus books to the fair. Drop them off at the Kumeu Infor- mation Centre, Sunny- view Orchards on Highway 16 or at Huapai Hardware in Waimauku. The event is at the Kumeu Community Centre from 9am. IN BRIEF Health committee Evelyn Taumaunu has been appointed as a member of the Waitemata District Health Board Maori Health Gain Advisory Committee. It works with the health board to try to improve the health status of Maori. Evelyn has been chairwoman of Te Whanau o Waipareira Trust for nearly 20 years and has lived in west Auckland since 1971. PHO streamline At the Waitemata District Health Board meeting on October 27, the board confirmed its plans to streamline the number of Primary Health Organisations from six to two. Under the new model, geographic boundaries will be removed and general practices will be able to choose which PHO they belong to within the Waitemata district. Patients will still be able to choose their GP. The board says the new PHO model means patients can expect to see improvements in the quality of primary healthcare they receive. The health board will aim to select the two district-wide PHOs at this month's meeting. Chanelle hits the road with new songs By STEPHEN FORBES Melodic content: Jazz-pop artist Chanelle Davis will be performing around the country this month to play some of her latest material. Singer-songwriter Chanelle Davis is back in New Zealand to road test her new songs after a three-month sojourn to the United States. The Te Atatu resident is looking forward to touring the country with dates in Auck- land, Wellington, Taupo, Rotorua, Hamilton and Tau- ranga over the next month. The self-described jazz pop artist will perform at Henderson's Flax Cafe ´o n November 13. The past 12 months have been a learning curve for Chanelle. In 2009 she met Pat Patti- son, a professor from Boston's Berklee College of Music in the United States. Pat regu- larly holds songwriting workshops in New Zealand. He asked Chanelle if she wanted to fly to Canada to attend a songwriters' retreat where he was teaching. The two hit it off and he asked her to travel to Boston in January this year to con- centrate on her songwriting. It was the best three months of my life,'' she says. I was free to just be a songwriter, to really spread my wings and see what I could do. I left Boston in April 2010 with a whole new focus and a world of possibilities.'' While she was in the United States she wrote 140 new songs and visited Nashville -- the home of country music. Everyone in Nashville is a musician or has something to do with the industry,'' she says. The city is built on song- writing. People write songs there as nine to five jobs.'' But she's happy to be back in New Zealand and hopes to have a new album in stores by mid-2011. In 2006 Chanelle was a top 10 finalist in the MLT New Zealand Songwriters' Awards with her song Your Only One. She followed it up a year later winning the award with her track Dear Jon and went on to release her debut album Better Than Alone. Chanelle released her sec- ond album Since Yesterday in 2008, which she co-produced with Kovi Mongelli. Go to www.chanelledavis. com for information on Chan- elle and her upcoming shows.
November 4th 2010