Western Leader : February 9th 2012
www.westernleader.co.nz 12 WESTERN LEADER, FEBRUARY 9, 2012 NEWS www.aucklandtransport.govt.nz/cy It's an action-packed summer for cyclists, with events on throughout Auckland. You'll find them all in here, the Auckland Summer Cycle Event Guide. Make sure you pick up your FREE copy -- and then get out there on your bike! CYCLING'S THE GO THIS SUMMER w ww.aucklan Auckland SUMM CYCLE Event Guide FREE Study Early Childhood Education With Us Waitakere Campus 3047 Great North Road New Lynn Auckland firstname.lastname@example.org 0800 88 NZCC (6922) www.nzcc.ac.nz ENROL NOW FOR 2012 NZQA REGISTERED & ACCREDITED TRAVEL ALLOWANCE AVAILABLE* Our diplomas and national certificates give you the knowledge and professional skills to start a rewarding career in Early Childhood Education. Visit www.nzcc.ac.nz to learn how to apply or call us on (09) 826 4296 *Conditions apply 3612325AA Now at 220 Universal Drive extension (Off Central Park Drive), Henderson Ph: 836 0029 ALL HOURS Morrison Funeral Directors Family owned and operated Office, Chapel & Reception lounges 79 Line Road, Glen Innes Ph: 521 3100 Indigenous stories: Tash Terry and Elena Higgins of musical duo Indigie Femme are playing at the Titirangi Folk Music Club on Saturday. Pair perform at folk club By NICOLA MURPHY Every time former Block- house Bay resident Elena Higgins performs she feels something special. But the New Mexico- based musician's upcoming show at the Titirangi Folk Music Club this Saturday is even more significant as it will be her first ever New Zealand perform- ance with bandmate Tash Terry. The pair make up the world music duo Indigie Femme who tour predominantly around the United States. They've crossed over to this side of the world to meet Ms Higgins' baby niece and to perform at the club having pre- viously toured in Aust- ralia. Ms Higgins moved to the United States from Queensland in 2006 to become a fulltime musician. She met Ms Terry, they started jamming and performed together for the first time in 2006. We blew ourselves away and the audience. That gave us a lot of con- fidence,'' she says. They formed Indigie Femme and have just released their second CD, Grandmother Earth, Grandfather Sky. Our music is about empowerment, especially empowerment of women and the connection to Mother Earth,'' Ms Hig- gins says. It's been great but it's been really hard work, especially making the change from solo musician to part of a duo.'' Ms Higgins is of Maori and Samoan descent while Ms Terry was raised on the Navajo Nation, a Native American-governed ter- ritory in Arizona. Ms Terry says Indigie Femme's music blends the indigenous stories of the northern and south- ern hemispheres by using the women's own experiences. We're different but we're also so alike.'' Indigie Femme per- form on Saturday at 9.30pm at the Titirangi Beach Hall. Tickets are available at the door. NOTICES Budgeting, a free and highly successful three week course to help you get control of your finances. Starting February 9, 7.30pm. St Michaels Anglican Church, 425 Great North Rd, Henderson. Phone Bruce or Margaret 834-4540 or Ian 416-1457 to register. English classes, newcomers to New Zealand wanting to learn and improve their skill in speaking English. Every Thursday from February 9, 1pm-2.45pm. Blockhouse Bay Baptist Church, 504 Blockhouse Bay Rd. Phone Ann 626-5504. Soil and water management, workshop tutorial and practical with Ingrid Ennis. Entry by donation. February 11, 11am- 2pm. Rosebank Peninsula Hall, 212 Rosebank Rd, Avondale. Phone Imi 828-5854 or email avondalecommunitygardener @gmail.com. Pup picnic, a family BYO picnic for owners of bichon frise dogs. February 12, 11.30am. Twin Oak Drive, Cornwall Park. Phone Marion 021-955-056. Mantra meditation, workshops with Ambarisha Das. Learn an easy way to de- stress. Eight alternate week workshops starting February 12, 6pm-7.30pm. Learning Area, New Lynn Community Centre, 45 Totara Ave. Phone 021-146-4511 or mantra email@example.com. Diabetes support, Avondale/ New Lynn Diabetes Auckland Support Group information meeting. February 13, 9.45am-noon. Avondale Community Centre, 99 Rosebank Rd. Phone Gail 827-8315. Training talent, community acting classes for children or adults with tutor John Goudge. Starting February 13. Go to www.johngoudge.com. Phone 814-9744. West Auckland Aglow, guest speaker Geoff Wiklund on the topic God's Promise To You. February 14, 9.30am-noon. Henderson Baptist Church, 319 Great North Rd. Phone 838-9236. Composting course, learn how to put your food and garden waste to good use by completing a free Create Your Own Eden course in Avondale. February 16, 10am-1pm. Phone 482-1172 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Forest and Bird, Waitakere's first evening talk for 2012. Guest speaker John Staniland with an illustrated talk on his visit to Fiordland. February 16, 7.30pm. Kelston Community Centre, Great North Rd. Gold coin donation.
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