Western Leader : December 3rd 2010
7 WESTERN LEADER, DECEMBER 3, 2010 NEWS • Paul Hemara of Paul's Pots will demonstrate his pottery techniques • Nathalie Righton of Mermaid Bay Soaps will be on hand to discuss the qualities and benefits of her soaps • Annette Hunter will conduct a tasting of her Wickedly Gourmet chocolates • Apply your own lettering and designs to glasses for sandblasting and pickup later in the week. A wide variety of other items that can be personalised will also be on display. What's on in New Zealand's Finest Craft Mall From 11am to 3pm, Saturday 4 December Ch h M E Great reading this weekend. Don't miss this Sunday's SUBSCRIBE TO THE SUNDAY STAR-TIMES AND SAVE! Ph: 0800 SUNDAY (0800 786 329) WIN 10 prizes of $2000 to be won - just in time for Christmas. See this week's Sunday Star-Times for details CASH FOR CHRISTMAS 368 EGPVTCN RCTM FTKXG JGPFGTUQP YYY0RCTV[CPFHWP0EQ0P¥ RJ 272: 4;4;4; XKUKV QWT PGY UJQYTQQO YG ECP ETGCVG VJG WNVKOCVG VJGOG RCTV[ YG JCXG RTQRU.DCEMFTQRU FGEQTCVKQPU.DCNNQQPU.LWMGDQZGU RCTV[ UWRRNKGU.IKCPV ICOGU FCPEG HNQQTU CPF OWEJ OQTG VJGOG RCTVKGU Concert brings bird songs to the stage Dudley Benson s love of birds and the music of the late Hirini Mel- bourne will be on show at Hoani Waititi Marae this Sunday. Last month Mr Benson released his second album Forest: Songs by Hirini Melbourne. It features a capella vocal performances of Mr Melbourne s music, which mimicked sounds of nature. Mr Benson and a group of performers have toured from Kerikeri to Dunedin playing their music in marae and com- munity halls. Mr Melbourne was world renowned for his study of traditional Maori instruments and his work with ethno- musicologist and per- former Richard Nunns. They performed with ancient instruments -- many of which evoked the sounds of birds and nature. Doors open at Sunday s concert at 7.30. The show will feature an all vocal ensemble, a close harmony quartet, a beat boxer and a dancer performing to songs from the new album. Tickets will be sold at the door. Looking good for the world cup Listen to Willie Jackson on Monday at 10am on Radio Waatea 603AM Yes I know we have said it before -- but these All Blacks are looking good for next year s world cup. I mean we are far and away the best team in the world. We smashed the Boks, the Aussies and have just completed our third grand slam in a row since 2005. Of course you re never going to silence the cynics who roll out the usual rubbish about the All Blacks peaking too early, being the best between world cups and winning tests that don t count. When they struggle as they did in the first part of the 2009 season when they won only three of their first six test matches, the cynics said they were weak and had no chance of winning next year s world cup. Now, when things are rectified and they reel off 15 straight wins, that same lot say it doesn t mean much and they are peaking too early! The All Blacks are the best just about all of the time -- in between world cups, after world cups, just not at world cups! Yes, our boys have been unlucky in a couple of those world cups but I can t offer any excuses for the failures in 1991, 1999 and 2003. We simply were not good enough. But next year it will surely be our year -- won t it? Our backline is looking devas- tating with the sensational Hosea Gear and Sitiveni Sivivatu still to return, Sonny Bill Williams arriv- ing and putting the heat on the marvellous Ma a Nonu, and the forwards are looking complete with our scrum and lineout much stronger than it has been over the last couple of years. Sure we still don t have the backup for Daniel Carter, but at least Richie McCaw s backup Daniel Braid appears promising. Yep, we re looking good -- it s inconceivable that we might lose. Surely it won t happen again, not here on our home ground. We re going to win. Please All Blacks!
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