Eastern Courier : May 20th 2011
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We look forward to welcoming you For further details, please visit www.diocesan.school.nz Clyde Street / Epsom / Phone 0800 DIO GIRL / 0800 346 4475 Email firstname.lastname@example.org / www.diocesan.school.nz Open Day Parking on Clyde Street eld OPEN DAY Saturday 21 May 10AM - 1PM Vehicle thoroughfare to be retained By MATT BOWEN Controversy over the Omana Esplanade Reserve is at an end. The Franklin Local Board on Tuesday voted unanimously to retain a vehicle thoroughfare through the beachfront green space. Deputy chairwoman Jan Sin- clair says last year s referendum result was key. It found that 68 percent of respondents wanted the informal road to stay while 30 percent did not. People said they wanted it open and the board listened, she says. They re going to tidy up the road, keep the speed excessively low and leave it as it is. They re looking at the feas- ibility of having the walkway at the back of the reserve but I m not holding my breath. Mrs Sinclair says she was ab- solutely convinced that nothing was going to change. The decision marks the end of a protracted debate including detailed and costly consultation that polarised the coastal com- munity for half a decade. Pohutukawa Coast Community Association chairman Cameron Butler, Grey Power s Bill Bateman and Keith Walker of Save Maraetai, who all fought the proposed closure, spoke to the board in favour of keeping the status quo. The report to the board showed a glaring conflict between profes- sional advice and community views . The former supported removing the park road based on previous experience due to limited reserve space . The latter has expressed a clear desire for the through road to remain open . Anna makes a game of it Show time: The Do Or Di talents, from left: Anna Rugis, Herschel Herscher and Linn Lorkin are set to liven up Howick on May 29. Photo: MATT BOWEN By MATT BOWEN Do Or Di s first performance came with a google in the loo controversy. A member of the whodunnit musical gameshow s audience couldn t resist the urge to check who sang what top 10 songs from the 1940s and 50s -- Doris Day or Dinah Shore? The infamous culprit has even become part of the show at Howick s Uxbridge arts cen- tre on May 29. It s the latest work from musician Anna Rugis but even she wasn t sure what she d created. Initially I thought it was a music show with a bit of a game in it, the Maraetai resi- dent says. It turns out it s a game show with a bit of music in it -- it s the game that engaged them. People just love silly games, it s stunning. She s teamed up with well- know singer Linn Lorkin and Herschel Herscher, who plays accordion and piano while hosting the humorous event. The trio sings solos, duets and three-part harmonies of chart topping tunes from the two famous divas. And each member of the audience gets and possibly loses points by guessing whose song they sung -- Do s or Di s. It s really fun for us because they re songs you know the audience really gets off on, every one s a hit, Ms Rugis says. There s some sort of magic good fun that comes out of our shows. Something about the fact we really like each other s sense of humour, everyone leaves happy. If the show takes off the trio maytakeDoOrDiona nationwide tour of small arts communities. Phone 536-6467 to book a $15 spot at the 2pm to 4pm show. LOCAL PIX www.localpix.co.nz Go to www.eastern courier.co.nz to see the trio perform one of Do Or Di's hit songs.
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