Western Leader : November 11th 2010
6 WESTERN LEADER, NOVEMBER 11, 2010 NEWS NORTH HARBOUR BIG TREE Co www.nhbigtrees.co.nz 774 Dairy Flat Highway (4.5km north of Albany Village) Cash and Car ry only All prices include GST EVERGREENS NATIVE DECIDUOUS 1000s to choose from LOW COST PLANTING AND DELIVERY AVAILABLE PHONE (09) 415-7373 Hours: Weekdays 8am-5pm Saturday 9am-4.30pm Sunday 9.30am-4pm 3251947AK www.archgola.co.nz Archgola West Auckland Lawrence: 0800 20 19 25 USE YOUR OUTDOOR LIVING AREAS ALL YEAR ROUND! Fireworks night still a busy time By NICOLA MURPHY Fire-related calls tre- bled in Auckland over Guy Fawkes this year. The Fire Service took 108 calls over Friday and Saturday, compared to the aver- age of 34 over a nor- mal two-day period. Assistant national commander Brian Butt says since the fireworks regulations in 2007 the service has seen a noticeable drop in the number of callouts to fireworks incidents. He says only a handful caused significant damage this year. Fire Service arson reduction manager Peter Wilding says the number of deliberately lit fires increases in the weeks either side of Guy Fawkes. Schools are a par- ticular target. The number of fires at schools almost doubles in the weeks around Guy Fawkes. The Fire Service attends about seven arson fires a month at schools and this figure jumps to 10 over the Guy Fawkes period. Henderson senior station officer Jim McLane says they have been busy. There certainly have been cases of fires lit in piles of rub- bish and in the bush.'' Mr McLane says this is because when fireworks are avail- able people have matches and lighters on them when they normally wouldn't. He cautions youths, who are generally the lighters of these nuis- ance fires, to be care- ful. It's very easy for it to spiral out of con- trol,'' he says. You're still respon- sible for the conse- quences even though they may not be what you were intending.'' Jambalaya new to town On stage: Brazilian band Mono Bloco performed at last year's Jambalaya festival, which celebrates rhythm and dance. By NICOLA MURPHY Hanging high: A performer is suspended as part of a show put on by Suspend Circus, who travelled from Wellington for last year's Jambalaya festival. One of New Zealand's most interactive festivals is coming to Auckland for the first time. Rhythm and dance fes- tival Jambalaya will take place in March 2011 at Corbans Estate Art Centre in Henderson. The show has been running for seven years and has previously been held in Taupo and Roto- rua. Director of operations Amy Sinclair says the festival is shifting because so many of the crew were from Auck- land. There was also a huge proportion of people who travelled from out of town for the last show, held in 2008. Only 3 percent of the people who attended last time were from Rotorua,'' she says. The two-day festival features international and local music and dance artists and circus performers. Ms Sinclair says it's highly interactive, featuring more than 60 workshops. It's all about having access to high-quality arts and world music.'' Festival director Heidi Hughes, who created the event with a friend, says she wanted to bring together the types of music and dance they were interested in. It's really increased in size over the years,'' she says. We had about 400 people at the first one and last time we had about 2000.'' Being a west Auck- lander, Mrs Hughes is even more excited to be able to hold the festival on her own turf. Corbans is a fabulous venue,'' she says. There are lots of varied interesting spaces and it's surrounded by bush.'' People will be able to camp on site for the first time ever. Attendees can also take workshops in hip hop, salsa, ukulele, fla- menco and swing danc- ing among other things. Visit www.jambalaya. co.nz for more inform- ation.
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