Eastern Courier : May 25th 2011
7 EASTERN COURIER, MAY 25, 2011 NEWS IN BRIEF Last chance Today and tomorrow -- that's all residents have left to enrol to vote in the Howick byelection. Enrolment forms are available from any PostShop or downloaded from www.elections.org.nz. People can also call the 0800-367-656 if they have any enrolment queries and can check their enrolment status at the elections website or on any roll at any PostShop, courthouse or public library. Those who enrol in the final two days need to contact electoral officer Dale Ofsoske on 973-5212 to cast a special vote. Call Manukau registrar of electors Maureen Hansen 261-1087. Ballots can be delivered to Howick, Pakuranga, Highland Park and Botany libraries on election day, May 27, from 9am to noon. Crimestoppers Nearly 13,000 calls have been made to an anonymous police helpline since it was established 19 months ago. Crimestoppers is an independent organisation dedicated to providing a means for people to give information on crime. The information is provided via the 0800-555-111 line or the online message form at www.crimestoppers-nz.org. Hip hop crew heads to Las Vegas By PIP BOURKE Winning moves: Kiel Tutin, third from right, and fellow members of The Sorority Dance Crew will compete in the World Hip Hop Championships in July. Photo: JASON OXENHAM While his friends will be searching for things to do during the school holidays, Kiel Tutin will be living it up in Las Vegas. That s if he can raise $4500 before the end of July. Fifteen-year-old Kiel is one of nine members in the dance crew Sorority from The Pal- ace Dance Studio in Penrose. The crew took out first place in both the regional and National Hip Hop Dance Championships and will now head to Las Vegas to compete for the world title. Kiel has been dancing for as long as he can remember. While growing up he would dance for hours in front of the mirror. He says he didn t realise he had a talent until a teacher noticed. I tried out for a dance pro- duction with a friend at school -- that s when the teacher told me I should join a dance studio. The Macleans College student has been fundraising and searching for a sponsor since the beginning of April despite facing more than his fair share of obstacles. At Easter his father Con- rad was involved in a motorbike accident. He s got a few broken bones and won t be out of hos- pital for a while, Kiel s mum Dawn says. Between visiting his father and studying for exams this week Kiel says it s been diffi- cult to keep a regular routine. It s been harder for my mum though, he says. Try- ing to be there for my sister and me and also getting up to the hospital to be with dad can t be easy. Kiel has been spending any spare time he has coaching younger students. I can t wait to get to Vegas to spend time with different people from around the world who share the same passion for dancing as I do. Sorority holds a dance showcase fundraiser at Auck- land Girls Grammar School on July 9. It will feature The Palace Dance Studio crews Sorority, Bubblegum and ReQuest at 4pm and 7pm. Entry costs $20. See www.sororityhiphopcrew. blogspot.com for details.
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