Eastern Courier : June 15th 2011
2 EASTERN COURIER, JUNE 15, 2011 NEWS Office Ph 272 7017 Fax 265 1285 Editor Janet Taylor email: firstname.lastname@example.org Sales Manager Stuart Palmer email: email@example.com Circulation Ph 525 2022 Fax 580 1648 email: firstname.lastname@example.org Classifieds Ph 525 2100 Fax 580 1643 email: email@example.com 39,297 Audited Circulation (ABC Jan-Dec '09.) Delivered each Wednesday/Friday to Beachlands, Botany Downs, Bucklands Beach, Burswood, Cascades, Chapel Downs, Chapel Heights, Cockle Bay, Cumbria Downs, Dannemora, Donegal Park, East Tamaki, East Tamaki Heights, Eastern Beach, Edgewater, Farm Cove, Golflands, Half Moon Bay, Highland Park, Howick, Huntington Park, Maraetai, Mellons Bay, Northpark, Ormiston, Pakuranga, Pakuranga Heights, Point View Park, Sacramento, Shamrock Park, Shelly Park, Somerville, Sunnyhills, Whitford. Includes Rural Delivery area: Howick RD. 33 Birmingham Rd, East Tamaki. P.O. 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ALIFIT.CO.NZ 3794463AA 3804453AA Pilates, yoga & hula hoop classes Swing yoga Kids' yoga Experienced instructors Opening special $25 for 7 days unlimited classes (conditions apply) OR $20 off a one-on-one (pilates or yoga) 18E Aberfeldy Ave (upstairs), Highland Park ph 027 471 7156 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for full timetable Free range chickens get a tick It's going to get easier to ensure you're buying free range chicken thanks to the SPCA. The organisation is behind a new project marking all chicken that meets the society's wel- fare standards with a blue tick. The Blue Tick has been designed to help people choose humanely- farmed animal products. Chicken is the most popular meat in New Zealand and more and more people are buying free range. SPCA chief executive Robyn Kippenberger says the Blue Tick sys- tem offers consumers a guarantee. Identifying which chicken is genuinely farmed free range is still an issue for consumers. The Blue Tick gives them transparency and a guarantee when pur- chasing animal food products.'' To display the Blue Tick logo, producers must meet the SPCA's welfare standards and undergo regular audits by qualified and inde- pendent inspectors. The society's Blue Tick poultry welfare stan- dards involve allowing chickens to move around and have unhindered access to food, water and shelter outside. Visit www.rnzspca. org.nz/bluetick for more information. Anything goes on the ukulele By STEPHANIE FAWCETT Happy note: Caroline Zeeman enjoys playing the ukulele with friends. Photo: STEPHANIE FAWCETT Music teacher Caroline Zeeman is crazy about the ukulele. She teaches people to play the miniature four-stringed instrument as part of Ukes of Howick, uses it in her music classes at St Mark's Catholic School and as a member of acoustic ukulele group North of Bombay. The eight-members of North of Bombay started playing together about a year ago. Caroline says they all share a passion for the instrument. We're all music teachers, except for two who are the husbands of music teachers,'' she says. The teachers were already playing the ukulele with their classes and we all love it.'' Caroline says people usually think it's an easy instrument to play. It's not easy to play at a high level, but it is easier to play than a guitar,'' she says. There are so many different kinds. We have the soprano ukulele, about three tenors, two baritone, a bass ukulele, a banjo ukulele and one of us plays a six-stringed one.'' The group's instruments also include some that are a little more unusual such as kitchen utensils. We play the glockenspiel, the Irish flute, eggbeaters, the spoons, whatever we can find really.'' North of Bombay performs a wide range of songs at their shows from golden oldies like the Beatles, 10CC and the Everly Brothers to the music of the 1980s. We know that most people like to listen to stuff that they already know,'' Caroline says. We play some Kraftwerk songs from the 1980s. It's really cool to hear the electronic music changed for playing on the ukulele,'' she says. It's important that we also play songs we've composed ourselves.'' North of Bombay has shows lined up and plans to tour the South Island early next year. They'd like to record a CD but for now are happy to continue performing around the country and at folk festivals here and in Australia. North of Bombay's next show is at The Prospect of Howick on June 26. Search North of Bombay on Facebook for more information.
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