Western Leader : Western Leader 2nd November
20 WESTERN LEADER, NOVEMBER 2, 2010 NEWS PROUDLY 100% NEW ZEALAND OWNED AND OPERATED MT ALBERT 1167-1177 NEW NORTH ROAD, MT ALBERT. PHONE: 820 0218 SELECTED BEER & WINE ONLY WINE & BEER SALE Valid Monday 1st November - Sunday 7th November 2010. Limits may apply for trade customers. LIQUOR SALES AT MT ALBERT ARE UNDERTAKEN BY THE PORTAGE LICENSING TRUST. OFFERS ONLY AVAILABLE AT PAK'nSAVE MT ALBERT Please drink responsibly I.D. 25 required if u nder DE Bortoli Range 750ml Whitecliff Range 750ml Gunn Estate Range 750ml Taylors Estate Range 750ml Haagen Lager 15 Pack 330ml Bottles Heineken 15 Pack 330ml Bottles 799 899 999 1299 1899 2789 Bottle Bottle Bottle Bottle Pack Pack 3240577AA Viennese ball to keep you on your toes Dance the night away: Dance partners Ellie Vander Swan and Ashan Samarasinghe will perform at Australasia's first Viennese ball. By MICHELLE COOKE Auckland is hosting the first Viennese ball in Australasia -- and it's all for a worthy cause. Viennese balls are known for their sophisti- cation. Ladies wear glamor- ous gowns and men are in black ties. It's being marketed as a socially elite occasion'' -- with a soft spot. All profits from the Grand Auckland Ball on November 27 go to the New Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation. Dance partners Ashan Samarasinghe and Ellie Vander Swan, from Auckland, are excited to be part of the unique event. We want to be part of it because it's been going since the 1700s and it's to do with dancing and we have such a passion for dancing,'' Mr Samarasinghe says. The pair has been dancing together for just over six months but have already won a number of awards. People keen to attend the glamorous event are encouraged to take danc- ing lessons. Fifty couples will set the tone for the event as they dance in alignment at the opening ceremony. This is one of the traditions that is fol- lowed in order to make it an official Viennese ball. The tradition was initiated in 1773 under the patronage of Emperor Franz Joseph II in Vienna, Austria. It has since spread to more than 42 countries, with most holding the ball as an annual event. Dances include waltzes, polkas, and the quadrille which has been described by organisers as line dancing but more hectic and fun''. Music from the Auck- land Philharmonia Orchestra and other groups will keep the mood uplifted through- out the night. Visit www.grand aucklandball.co.nz for information or call 0800 BUY TICKETS. A market for all the community Country quality: Courtney Wood and Hollie Fox, with daughter Zara, 3, plan to start a market in Kumeu. Photo: RANI TIMOTI By RANI TIMOTI Stallholders and buskers are needed for a new high-quality community market. Kumeu's Courtney Wood and Hollie Fox of Taupaki are planning the Kumeu Country Market to begin from December 12. Courtney hopes their market will enjoy a good reputation like the ones in Coatesville and Matakana. Markets are trendy and people really enjoy going to them,'' she says. Entertainment will also enhance the atmos- phere. It can be a place to take the children to enjoy fun activities like pony rides and face- painting,'' says Court- ney, who runs a riding school in Kumeu. Hollie has been visiting markets to select suitable stallholders who can provide oppor- tunities to try or taste products. We're really enthusi- astic about it being a community experience. We want stalls with tac- tile approaches which you don't always get in the shops.'' Other ideas in the pipeline include wine sales where visitors can bring their picnics and enjoy entertainment. We also want something for the children like a vegetable garden or pumpkin growing compe- tition,'' Hollie says. The pair hope to run the markets monthly on Sundays. To book call Courtney 027-688-0818 or Hollie on 027-462-6697.
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