Western Leader : December 21st 2010
5 WESTERN LEADER, DECEMBER 21, 2010 NEWS We're giving you more time to shop Thursday 16 - Thursday 23 December 9am - 9pm Christmas Eve 9am - 6pm Christmas Day CLOSED Boxing Day 9am - 6pm Monday 27 - Tuedsay 28 December 10am - 5.30pm Wednesday 29 - Friday 31 December 9am - 5.30pm New Year's Day *Not all retailers will be trading 10am - 5.30pm Sunday 2 - Tuesday 4 January 10am - 5.30pm Wednesday 5 January Normal Trading Hours Resume To celebrate the festive season and the start of the extended shopping hours join us each evening from the 16th - 23rd of December for roving entertainment and buskers! Your home for Christmas LynnMall Shopping Centre 3058 Great North Rd, New Lynn Ph 09 826 2333 www.lynnmall.co.nz Travelling by public transport? From 13 - 23 December get your Christmas shopping done at LynnMall and use the LynnMall Shopping Sleigh to have it all delivered to your home, free of charge! Shop, drop and deliver with the LynnMall Shopping Sleigh! *Conditions apply 3355563AC I Am Giant on summer tour New sounds: London-based rock band I Am Giant is back in the country for an eight date New Zealand tour before heading to Australia to record a new album. Shelton Woolright By STEPHEN FORBES Shelton Woolright is back in New Zealand for a whistle- stop tour with his band I Am Giant. The former Blindspott drummer moved to London in 2007 and formed I Am Giant with fellow west Aucklander Paul Matthews. The band is booked to play eight gigs in New Zealand as part of a summer tour before playing the Auckland Big Day Out in January. Shelton was the drummer for west Auckland metal band Blindspott. The group released its self- titled debut album in 2002 which reached No 1 in its first week of release and included the top 10 single Phlex. After touring New Zealand, Australia and Asia the band followed it up with End The Silence in 2006. Blindspott called it a day in 2007 and Shelton went to London with Paul. The two Kiwis set up a stu- dio outside London and after auditioning local musicians and adding vocalist Ed Martin and guitarist Max O'Donnell, they formed I Am Giant. The band released a four track EP called City Limits through iTunes last year and has since added another Kiwi to the line-up, former Blind- spott guitarist Aja Timu. After the band finishes its New Zealand tour I am Giant is heading to Australia for a series of gigs, including two Big Day Out shows in Syd- ney. The group will then start work on their debut album. Shelton and band mate Paul Matthews will be pro- ducing the album with For- restor Savell. He has worked with a num- ber of big acts including Hel- met, Karnivool, The Butterfly Effect and Dead Letter Cir- cus. He says the band is hoping to have the album in stores early next year. Shelton says 2010 has been a busy year. It's been non-stop since we were last here.'' He says I Am Giant has been building a steady follow- ing in Europe and Asia and has been regularly performing at world surfing, skating and snowboarding events. They signed a deal in Aust- ralia with Sony Records before heading off to the United States. They played gigs at the Viper Room in Los Angeles and the Mercury Lounge in New York. I Am Giant followed it up with dates in the UK, France, Vietnam, Singapore and Indonesia. Shelton says 2011 is only going get busier. We're not going to be any- where for longer than three months,'' he says. But for now Shelton's just happy to be back in New Zea- land. Go to www.iamgiant.com for information on the band. Go online to www. western leader. co.nz to seeIAm Giant's music video for Living the Crash. It includes international skating stars Tony Hawk and Christian Hosoi. IN BRIEF Abuse charges Two adults appeared in the Waitakere District Court last week on charges of serious child injury and abuse. Interim name suppression has been given to the accused to protect the identity of the victims, aged nine and seven, and their three siblings. The two offenders entered no plea to 36 charges. They were remanded on bail and will reappear in court tomorrow. In a statement, police say the nine-year-old victim endured severe injuries, is receiving psychological and other treatment and will likely require counselling for life. Labour candidate Phil Twyford has been selected as Labour's candidate for the Te Atatu electorate in next year's election, replacing Chris Carter. He has been a Labour list MP since 2008 and was the preferred choice of Mr Carter. ''This is a moment for us to move forward with what's best for the people of Te Atatu,'' Mr Twyford says. ''Labour cannot take the Te Atatu seat for granted.'' Labour Party president Andrew Little says Mr Twyford is the right candidate. ''I know Phil will rebuild the damage in the party and win back the confidence of the Te Atatu people.''
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