Western Leader : February 10th 2011
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Our Website address: avondalersa.org.nz Friday 11th ......... D'Starlights Saturday 12th .... Dave Curtis Duo Sunday 13th ....... Switch Friday 18th ......... NR Connection Saturday 19th .... Karaoke Sunday 20th ....... Dave Curtis & Advertising F Dining entertainment Squads start fundraising for trips By TUREI MACKEY Aussie bound: From left: Emily Young, Kyle Milne, Hanneke Rebers and Grace Green from the Phoenix and Pixiez All Star cheerleading teams. Photo: TUREI MACKEY This year is shaping up to be an important one for the west Auckland branch of All Star Cheerleading. Not only is the club looking to expand but it is already kickstarting its fundraising efforts so it can send its Phoenix and Pixiez squads to the 2012 Down Under Spirit Championships. The event is Australia s premiere international cheerleading competition and is held annually on the Gold Coast. Both the Phoenix and Pix- iez were chosen as elite trav- elling teams after performing a series of routines and skills in front of All Star Cheerlead- ing s main coach Kimberley Ramsay. West Auckland senior coach Bronwyn Doar says the cost of sending both sides across the Tasman will be around $2000 a cheerleader. That is why we are starting right now, she says. We are still finalising how we are going to raise funds but we will do busking to sausage sizzles -- basically anything and everything. Fundraising organiser Kelly Green says the group will apply for a busking licence at the Rugby World Cup. You are looking at $76,000 to get all the cheerleaders over there. Doar says the squads have really progressed in their short time together and are hopefully building the foun- dation to grow the sport around Waitakere. The teams were formed only two months ago and they will be the first west Auck- land travelling teams, she says. At the moment most of the elite cheerleaders train on the North Shore but we want to develop the kids out west as well. Phoenix co-captain Kyle Milne says although there is a need for high hand/eye co- ordination and perfecting routines it is a relaxing environment to be in. It is competitive but not in a hard-out way like rugby or soccer, he says. Plus it is also a really good way to meet new friends. To see a video of the Downunder Spirit Championships go to www.western leader.co.nz. Wine and dine in style at Black Salt Top spot: For a fantastic day or night out head to Black Salt in New Lynn. Set in the bustling hub of New Lynn is arguably one of West Auckland s most impressive res- taurant and bars. Open for two years, Black Salt Bar & Eatery has set a new benchmark in wining and dining, with locals delighting in the stylish decor and warm ambience which have come together with the finest fare to create the ultimate dining experience. Add to this great entertainment and excel- lent service from their professional staff and you have the perfect recipe for a fantastic day or night out -- without the hassle of heading into the city! At Black Salt they pride themselves on delivering a new degree of sophistication to West Auckland s hospitality scene, and this is reflected in the menu which is full of quality dishes that are a cut above the usual run of the mill pub grub , while still offering exceptional value for money. Try their sensational stonegrill options, tan- talising tapas platters, or choose a favourite from the a la carte menu. Black Salt s European- influenced layout offers al fresco dining for those wishing to make the most of a sunny after- noon, while inside, the environment is relaxed, with stylish, comfortable furnishings. What s more they have plenty going on to keep you well entertained -- with a quiz night on Wednesday hosted by Te Radar, while on Friday and Saturday nights and Sunday afternoons, there s live music. On the odd occasion, diners might even find them- selves treated to an aria from Black Salt s chef Paul Chapporay, a tal- ented opera singer. The team at Black Salt can cater for almost any type of event and have a new private function room upstairs that can be hired out for every- thing from 21sts to engagement parties and comfortably fits up to 120 guests. Black Salt Bar & Eatery, at 8-12 Todd Ave, New Lynn. Open from noon weekdays and from 10am on weekends. For more information phone 826-0060 or visit www.blacksaltbar.co.nz.
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