Eastern Courier : July 13th 2011
4 EASTERN COURIER, JULY 13, 2011 NEWS Pilates, yoga & hula hoop classes Swing yoga - 1st class free til July 31 Kids' yoga - starting term 3 -- 1st class free! 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 220 Universal Dr, Henderson Ph: 836 0029 ALL HOURS 79 Line Road, Glen Innes Ph: 521 3100 Family owned and operated MORRISON FUNERAL DIRECTORS OFFICE, CHAPEL & RECEPTION LOUNGES 3607661AA Matariki Includes a Planetarium show and an educational arts and crafts session. Suits Children 5 -12 yrs. $10 Child / $7 Adult. JULY 18th - 29th 10am & 1pm on weekdays stardome.org.nz 09 624 1246 WINTER SCHOOL HOLIDAY SESSIONS Windows - Doors - Conservatories (09) 271 3065 www.alifit.co.nz Showroom: 3c Bishop Browne Place, Flat Bush, Manukau Ride the Rain Forest Express Board our locomotive for a fun ride through the Waitakere Ranges in West Auckland. You'll travel through 10 tunnels and come face-to-face with glow worms and cave weta. Climb to the top of the Upper Nihotupu Dam and hear the story of how it was built in the early 20th century. Fares for regular trips are $25 for adults and $12 for children - with special rates for families and senior citizens. For bookings and more information, call (09) 302 8028 or email email@example.com. There is also information on our website www.watercare.co.nz 3836014AB New band on stage St Andrew s Big Band made a successful debut last month. The show, held at the St Andrew s Church Centre, saw the newly formed Big Band play alongside the Howick College jazz band. The bands performed for a full house of 300 people and managed to raise more than $1500 for the Youth and Com- munity Development Trust. The trust aims to help and support young people in the local com- munity. Enter your designs Do you dream of seeing your designs grace the runway at New Zealand Fashion Week? Well here s your chance. Westpac is looking for the next big thing in New Zealand fashion and three young designers will show their mini-collections at the West- pac Red Collection show on Sep- tember 1. As well as seeing your work on the runway you could also win $5000 in a Westpac business account, a year s mentoring from a Westpac Red Col- lection designer and business bank- ing advice. Last year s winner, 20-year-old Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology student Jess Britten, says entering the Westpac Young Fashion Designer competition was the best decision she ever made. The whole experience and pro- cess of the competition has helped me so much, both personally and professionally. I ve always believed in dreaming big, but sometimes a little bit of help along the way makes those dreams seem a lot more achievable, she says. Miss Britten is now gaining experience as the production man- ager for local label Lonely Hearts. Wannabe designers have until 5pm on July 28 to enter a portfolio of three looks, a brief biography and a paragraph explaining how they would put the prize package to good use. Visit www.facebook.com/west pacyoungdesigner. All-girl group are getting their fix Get your fix: Clockwise from back left: Guitarists Sam Woodside and Adena Emanuel, bass player Monica Garrett, vocalist Courtney Janssen and drummer Amy Klitscher. The Fix from St Kentigern College has made it through to the next round of the Smokefree Rockquest. Photo: STEPHANIE FAWCETT By STEPHANIE FAWCETT Visit www.eastern courier.co.nz to see The Fix in action. They made it through to the next stage of the Smokefree Rockquest but rock group The Fix didn t want to tempt fate before the regional finals last month. Secretly I wanted us to get through but I didn t want to say it out loud because I really didn t want to jinx it, guitarist Adena Emanuel says. The all-girl band has been playing music together since the start of the school year and on June 17 they blew the judges away with their sound at the rockquest regional finals. We re really influenced by other female musicians and particularly strong women who rock, drummer Amy Klitscher says. And we hope to inspire other girls too. I was so nervous before we went on stage and then when they were reading out the winners our name was sixth out of seven and I just felt my hopes dying, bass player Monica Garrett says. The girls were friends before coming together as a band and they all share songwriting duties. We all come up with our own parts and then try to fit it together so it sounds good, guitarist Sam Woodside says. Adena and I come up with the guitar parts and Monica plays some wicked bass lines and Amy takes it away on the drums. They look after the instru- ment side of things and I come up with the lyrics and vocal melody, vocalist Cour- tney Janssen adds. And it s cool being in an all-girl group. Adena agrees that it helps The Fix stand out from the crowd. There are not that many all-girl groups around. Well, ones that play rock music anyway, she says. They tend to be a singer and an acoustic guitar and maybe a piano. The Fix performed three songs at the regionals and will now make a video and record original material in a professional recording studio. We ve got to record a live performance of four or five songs, Courtney says. The video has to be about 15 minutes of original songs. More bands will be elimi- nated from the competition based on their videos until just 10 from around the country are left to compete in the national final in Hamil- ton in September. Saint Kentigern College music teacher Kris Holmes says there was a record num- ber of bands associated with the school in the regional finals this year with another Saint Kentigern s band Eyes and Nines taking the People s Choice award. It s been a good year for the school, he says. Amy also walked away from the regional finals with the Smokefree Female Musician prize and the MAINZ Musician prize which gives her a chance to win a MAINZ scholarship.
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