Eastern Courier : January 9th 2013
www.easterncourier.co.nz 3 EASTERN COURIER, JANUARY 9, 2013 NEWS GRAND OPENING SUNDAY NIGHT MARKET WESTFIELD GLENFIELD EVERY SUNDAY 5:30 -- 11:00pm SATURDAY NIGHT MARKET WESTFIELD PAKURANGA EVERY SATURDAY 6:00pm til Midnight THURSDAY NIGHT MARKET DRESS-SMART ONEHUNGA EVERY THURSDAY FROM 24TH JANUARY 6:00pm -- 10:00pm FRIDAY NIGHT MARKET HUNTERS PLAZA PAPATOETOE 6PM -- MIDNIGHT EVERY FRIDAY FROM 11TH JANUARY 2013 Food, fashion & family fun 200 stalls, 80 food stalls, and live entertainment GRAND OPENING email@example.com | (09) 576 5223 | 027 6899 520 | www.aucklandnightmarket.co.nz 5082262AD Second chance used well By ROSE CAWLEY Meaningful story: Delvin Godinet is using his story to help others through youth work at Manurewa Baptist Church. Photo: ROSE CAWLEY WINNERS As part of the 2013 Kiwibank New Zealander of the Year Awards 52 local Auckland heroes received awards. Auckland councillor Alf Filipaina was on hand to present the medals and says it was vital the community continued to acknowledge the contributions they have made over the years. ''Many of these medal winners are unsung heroes whose selfless- ness has had a profound effect on the lives of so many in the community. Those acts of charity, optimism and commit- ment are the glue that hold a community together and as a community we must stand alongside one another and give thanks for their efforts,'' he says. The Kiwibank Local Hero awards have established themselves as the ultimate recognition for good deeds in the community. FEW 19-year-olds have faced death. But Delvin Godinet has and now he uses his experi- ence to help others as a youth worker at the Manu- rewa Baptist Church. It is this work within the community which has gained him some well-deserved rec- ognition as a local hero in the Kiwi Bank New Zea- lander of The Year Awards. He says when he first tells people his story he gets the same reaction time and time again -- they cry''. When Delvin was 15 he was hit in the neck by a mis- judged tackle while playing a fun game of rugby over the Christmas and New Year break. The blow caused a block- age in one of his main arteries and reduced the supply of blood to his brain. The next day he suffered a debilitating stroke. He spent about six months doing intensive rehabili- tation and physiotherapy where he had to learn how to read, write and walk again. When I had the stroke doctors told me I wasn't going to make it and then when I made it I reckon it was God giving me another chance.'' And he says he is deter- mined to make it a chance well used. His ordeal means he can relate to other peo- ple's struggles, he says. It made me better, people might see it as a negative but I just see it as a positive, it has made me stronger.'' If people are going through a hard time I am able to tell them about my story and how I got through,'' he says. He says this natural apti- tude for youth work has been cemented by the additional knowledge he gained from the Praxis course he did while at school. Delvin's principal at Sancta Maria, Paul Daley, nominated him for the local hero award. Delvin says he is glad to see young people being represented in the awards. When I heard other peo- ple's stories I thought they're all old'.'' He says he is humbled'' by the nomination and intends to keep sharing his story to help others. After all Delvin says, everything in life has got to do with helping others''. Folk festival celebrates the best of Kiwi music Don McGlashan: Guest performer at the 40th Auckland Folk Festival from January 26 to 28. Kiwi music is the theme of the 40th Auckland Folk Fes- tival during Auckland Anni- versary weekend. So it's appropriate Kiwi songwriter and performer of 30 years Don McGlashan should make a guest appear- ance at the Kumeu Show- grounds event, expected to be attended by more than 2000 folk fans. McGlashan's appearance is sponsored by the Aus- tralasian Performing Right Association as a part of its Songwriter speaks session. The festival lineup also includes Martin Curtis from Cardrona, Pacific Curls, bluegrass band Pipi Pickers, Alan and Beverley Young, Tui Award Best Folk Album 2012 winner Amiria Grenell and cabaret-style performers The Chaps. The annual festival of music, song and dance for the whole family starts with a Come-All-Ye hosted by long-time folkie Roger Giles and a Welcome Concert hosted by the Titirangi Folk Club on January 25 at 8pm. Then it's into two days of performances, workshops and concerts featuring every- thing from morris dancing to home brew and drinking songs with Lew Black. The programme also has a Home Made Jam family con- cert, a Shanty Session with the Maritime Crew, a Blind Date Concert pairing music- ians drawn by ballot, a Next Generation Concert, kids' sessions and more. The Tui for the Best Folk Album 2013 will be pres- ented after the Tui Finalists Concert on January 27. Auckland-based solo artist Brenda Liddiard and alt- country group Great North join Wellington-based duo French For Rabbits. The festival is organised by members of the Devon- port Folk Music Club, Titi- rangi Folk Music Club, Auckland Bluegrass and Traditional Old Time Country Music Club, Tir Na Nog, and City of Auckland Morris Dancers. Camping is available at the showgrounds, there's plenty of parking, and cater- ing is provided on and off site while the Kumeu shops and restaurants are close by. Go to aucklandfolk festival.co.nz.
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