Western Leader : February 3rd 2012
www.westernleader.co.nz 2 WESTERN LEADER, FEBRUARY 3, 2012 NEWS Brunch for two at Ph 835 0070 Alderman Dr, Henderson For current promotions visit our facebook page from our website www.thefalls.co.nz Send your completed crossword, name & phone number to: WESTERN LEADER - CROSSWORD, P.O. Box 21167, Henderson The first correct entry drawn 08/02/2012 will win brunch for two at The Falls. The winner will be notified by phone. Last weeks winner: V. Lile, Henderson Office Ph 837 0340 Fax 837 1760 Editor Claire Kenny email: edwl@snl co nz Sales Manager Julie Cooper email: julie cooper@snl co nz Circulation Ph 525 2022 Fax 580 1648 email: delivery@snl co nz Classifieds Ph 525 2100 Fax 580 1643 email: email@example.com 66,754 Audited Circulation (ABC Jan-Dec '10.) 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CALENDAR February 9 Kauri dieback seminar at the Sustainable Living Centre, 4 Olympic Place, 6.30pm to 7.30pm. Sunnyvale Films free screening of documentary The World According to Monsanto at Sunnyvale Community Hall, 18 Sunnyside Rd, 7pm to 10pm. February 11 Cloth nappy know-how workshop, Sustain- able Living Centre 4 Olympic Place, 10.30am to noon. February 14 Weed dating at Lucinda Place Orchard, Glen Eden, 6pm to 8.30pm. Music and a shared picnic dinner and activities. Girls bring a plate, guys a drink. Learning how to live sustainably can be diffi- cult on your own. But the Ecomatters Environment Trust and the Auckland Council are making it easier with the launch of Ecofest this weekend. The month-long festi- val features environ- mental events and workshops across west Auckland and beyond. Composting, raising chickens and growing your own fruit and veg- gies are among the topics on offer. The festival aims to create awareness of the work community organ- isations do to improve the environment and promote sustainable liv- ing. One of the community groups taking part is the Riverpark Action Group which runs a community garden in Woodside Res- erve, Massey. The group is one of seven in west Auckland hosting new- comers at an open day on February 11. Riverpark Action Group chairwoman Jacqui Ross says com- munity gardens are a great way to exercise without knowing it. It's a great way to get off your butt at home and get to know the people in your neighbourhood,'' she says. Millbrook Edible Gar- den co-ordinator Ross Scholes says he's looking forward to hosting Sunnyvale residents on the open day. The garden has been operating for four years and we'd love to have more people get in- volved.'' Mr Scholes says any- one in the neighbourhood is welcome to take silver- beet grown at the garden if they lend a hand. Ecofest officially opens at 1 Olympic Place, New Lynn, tomorrow from 10am to 2pm. It also marks the launch of the Ecomatters Sustain- ability Trail at Olympic Place which features working elements of sustainable living such as solar power. People can grab a pamphlet and go through the trail looking at how solar lighting, water con- servation and other sustainable elements work in a garden. Visit www.ecomatters. org.nz for a full pro- gramme of events. dDub gets back to its roots By STEPHEN FORBES Go to www.westernleader.co.nz to see the video for dDub's Making My Way Home. Derek Browne and his band dDub are getting set to perform at a free concert at Henderson Park on February 6. The Sunnyvale resi- dent is looking forward to showcasing some of the band's latest work to his home crowd on Wai- tangi Day as part of Auckland Council's Music in Parks Series for 2012. The band, featuring a hearty com- bination of rock, reggae and roots, formed in 2002 and released its debut album Awake at Dawn in 2006. The album was fol- lowed up with gigs around the country before the release of a second album Medicine Man in 2008. But the band has kept a lower profile over the last 18 months. We were touring three or four times a year and just needed some time out,'' frontman Derek says. So we've spent the last 18 months just doing music festivals and writing new music.'' The band isn't set to release an album anytime soon but has been working on singles in a bid to engage a mar- ket that downloads a few singles rather than an entire album. dDub will take the Music in the Parks stage along with the Black Seeds from Wellington and Sassy and the Pocketbook in the first of the 2012 series. Ladi 6, Midge Mars- den and Tim Finn will headline other Music in the Parks concerts until March 18.
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