Western Leader : June 10th 2011
7 WESTERN LEADER, JUNE 10, 2011 NEWS MOJ 1032 JURY SERVICE. YOUR CONTRIBUTION COUNTS. Tom has fought fires just about all over New Zealand as a volunteer with the rural fire force. He also runs his own local roofing company, so when he was called for jury service, he rearranged his jobs so he could make it to court. He let them know straight away they could count on him. New Zealanders like Tom contribute to their communities because they know what it takes to create the kind of country we all want to live in. When you re called upon to serve your community through jury service, say yes. justice.govt.nz/services/jury-service b trademe Sa a Z! www. r a m .c . z $16 Past de l i ld eals include... $1 $4 Past de eals in $35 3798991AA DRURY TERTIARY SCHOLARSHIP Students who attended KELSTON GIRLS' COLLEGE Or KELSTON BOYS' HIGH SCHOOL Within the past five years. Two Scholarships will be awarded to ex-students, one from Kelston Girls' College and one from Kelston Boys' High School, who are undertaking tertiary study in 2011 and 2012. The Scholarships are $1,500 each for one year. Students can apply each year, but no one recipient may receive an award for more than three years. Applications close 30th June 2011 Applicants may be required for interview early July. The award will be announced in September. Application forms are available on-line or from - The Drury Trust Secretary Kelston Girls' College Phone: (09) 827 9622 PO Box 15 798, New Lynn, Auckland Website: www.kelstongirls.school.nz Email : firstname.lastname@example.org The ultimate in permanent weather protection. Archgola West Auckland Lawrence: 0800 20 19 25 USE YOUR OUTDOOR LIVING AREAS ALL YEAR ROUND! www.archgola.co.nz 3640012AI Progress has band excited Country: Brendon Ham Band bassist Steve Rowlands says being a finalist in this year's New Zealand Country Music Awards was a great achievement for the group. Photo: STEPHEN FORBES By STEPHEN FORBES Go to www.western leader.co.nz to hear the Brendon Ham Band. It started out as a demo of some of his band's songs and ended up being nominated for the country album of the year award. And for Glen Eden resident Steve Rowlands it's a great result. Steve plays bass in the Brendon Ham Band. The group's debut album The Live-Demos was nomi- nated for the country album of the year at the New Zealand Country Music Awards in Gore last week and was a runner-up. Unfortunately we weren't successful in winning but just making it to the final three is quite an achievement for us,'' Steve says. The band travelled down to Gore and played at the awards. Steve started playing with the group about 10 years ago. He says like most bands it's had its ups and downs. But making it to the finals of the awards has made it all worthwhile. Steve says the band originally went into the studio to record live demos of their songs. But he says when they started listening to the playbacks they realised it was more than just a rough recording. So they decided to officially release it last year. He describes the band's sound as honky tonk country. It's a cross between country and rock'n roll.'' Steve says hopefully making it through to the finals of the awards will lead to further op- portunities for the group. Things are going well for us right now,'' he says. So we're looking at taking it a step further.'' And he says that might include heading overseas if the band gets the right offer.
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