Western Leader : January 24th 2012
www.westernleader.co.nz 22 WESTERN LEADER, JANUARY 24, 2012 NEWS All prices exclude GST. Ofers only valid while stocks last and if paid for in full by either: Cash, Efpos, Visa or MasterCard. 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PHONE: 820 0218 SELECTED BEER & WINE ONLY BEER & WINE BONUS BUYS Valid Monday 23rd January -- Sunday 29th January 2012. Limits may apply for trade customers. LIQUOR SALES AT MT ALBERT ARE UNDERTAKEN BY THE PORTAGE LICENSING TRUST. OFFERS ONLY AVAILABLE AT PAK'nSAVE MT ALBERT Please drink responsibly I.D. 25 required if under MT ALBERT 689 789 2689 2198 2289 989 ea ea pk pk ea pk & Business enterprise Advertising Feature View our or latest edition online at www.westernleader.co.nz for more information Festival of seriously good music Odd folk: The Big Muffin Serious Band hardly look serious, but can play seriously good music with their weird ''instruments''. They're sure to liven up the Auckland Folk Festival at the Kumeu Showgrounds on January 27-30. Wires and Wood: The Auckland bluegrass ensemble won the 2011 Tui Award for best folk album with Over the Moon. Hedge clippers and a car- rot kazoo are among the instruments Hamil- ton s Big Muffin Serious Band will be using at the 39th Auckland Folk Fes- tival during Auckland Anniversary Weekend. To learn how they make music with them, along with a child s plas- tic saxophone, elephan- tophone and single- string tea-chest bass, you will have to visit the Kumeu Showgrounds from January 27-30. No popular music is safe from the band s attention, particularly if it s totally unsuited to the instrumentation, the festival publicity says. Their music is described as tight, energetic and rather funny. If Big Muffin don t pluck your strings this laid-back festival has many other performers and workshops to suit a variety of tastes and interests. Guest artists include popular Auckland four- piece bluegrass group Wires and Wood, English four-piece the Grass- hoppers, Australian singer Danny Spooner who plays the concertina and guitar, duo Cy Win- stanley and Vanessa Evelyn, and United States-born Kiwi-raised singer and songwriter Erin Cole-Baker. Workshops include the odd and the traditional. There s a children s sword dance with Andy Smith, a bodhran and bones with Ian Bartlett, and a blind date con- cert where performers who may have never met before are paired. Or you can join in Mor- ris dancing, a Shanty Session with The Mari- time Crew, Home Brew and Drinking Songs with Lew Black, a windjam- mers session with Pete Grassby, an Appalachian clogging workshop, beginner s ukulele, pup- pet making, or a Home Made Jam Family Con- cert. Other concerts, gener- ally featuring guest artists, are peppered throughout the days and evenings, including the Tui Best Folk Album finalists. The Martin Blackman Young Folk Performers Award 2012 will also be presented in each of two categories -- 11-14 years and 15-18 years. Some camping is avail- able but visitors should leave pets at home. Go online to www. aucklandfolkfestival.co.nz for ticket prices and more information. Entries open Entries are now open in New Zealand s premier building competition, the Registered Master Buil- ders 2012 House of the Year, in association with PlaceMakers. 2012 marks a signifi- cant change for the RMB competition when, for the first time, the House of the Year and the RMB Commercial Project Awards will be run sep- arately. Registered Master Builders Federation chief executive Warwick Quinn is enthusiastic about starting 2012 with the House of the Year competition. "These Awards prog- rammes continue to set a benchmark for residen- tial and commercial building. Splitting the competition will allow us to focus on premium builds in both arenas and highlight the skill and excellence of our members more effec- tively in their respective areas of expertise." Entries close for House of the Year on Sunday February 26 February 2012. The Awards are made possible through the support of PlaceMakers, James Hardie, Gib Living Solutions, Pink Batts Ultra (Tasman Insulation), Nulook, the Department of Building and Housing. For information about the competition, visit the Registered Master Builders website www.master builder.org.nz.
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