Manukau Courier : March 3rd 2011
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STATION ROAD, MANUREWA Friday 4 Mar Crusaders vs Waratahs Saturday 5 Mar Lions vs Blues Chiefs vs Rebels Brumbies vs Reds Sunday 6 Mar Bulls vs Highlanders www.wiritrust.org.nz MANUREWA'S NEW RUGBY BAR New city mag A mini magazine to replace Manukau Matters has been launched by the Auck- land Council. The inaugural March edition of OurAuckland was delivered to around 498,000 letterboxes last weekend. The 24-page magazine includes news and events and is also avail- able at libraries, service centres and board offices. From the April edition onwards, OurAuckland will include a dedicated page for each of the 13 ward areas in the greater Auckland region. Go to www.auck landcouncil.govt.nz/ ourauckland for updates and information. Project is music to kids' ears Music for life: Dr Joseph Harrop will lead a new children's music programme out of Otara. Photo: SUUS KITTLINGER By MELISSA KINEALY Changing the lives of children is the aim of an innovative music pro- gramme coming to south Auckland. The Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra is setting up a base in Otara for the two-year pilot programme, based on a Venuzuelan model. El Sistema -- The Sys- tem -- started 35 years ago in a garage in Venezuela when Dr Jose ´ Antonio Abreu got 11 kids together to play music. He believed that communal music-making could change the path of children's lives. Auckland musician Dr Joseph Harrop will take up his role as pro- gramme director for the initiative at Otara Music Arts Centre. An educator of Poly- nesian descent Dr Harrop will start work in April after returning from a stint as a senior lecturer and programme leader for music at Uni- versity College Falmouth. It's such an exciting project -- the social and community benefits are obvious and it has music at its heart,'' he says. This is something of real national importance and I am privileged to be playing a leading role within it.'' The orchestra's strong links with the south Auckland community through its educational programmes led to the partnership with OMAC. We know the com- munity is very engaged with us and the centre has the staff and facili- ties to support the pro- gramme,'' orchestra chief executive Barbara Glaser says. The programme's very much inclusive of the culture'' and she's hoping it will be rolled out in other areas of Auckland and New Zealand wide. There won't be any kids that are rejected because we don't think they are musical,'' she says. With funding from the Ministry for Culture and Heritage, the orchestra will join with local schools, the community and support organis- ations to provide instruments and mentor children in music and orchestral performance. El Sistema has now taught music to more than 300,000 of Venezuela's poorest chil- dren. Ph 09 268 9543 32A Dennis Ave, Manurewa www.hillparkdental.co.nz Examination, 2 x rays, Scale & Polish FOR $80 *COND APPLY Fillings Gum Treatments Extractions Root Canal Crown & Bridge Dentures WINZ Quotes ACC & Free Treatment For Under 18 Yrs Valid until March 31st 2011 3252847AN No excuse not to vote in byelection In a few days Botany will have a new MP. But the mood about Saturday's byelection from people in one corner of the electorate was largely indifferent earlier this week. The strongest response during an unscientific survey at Botany Town Centre came from Ken Durbin. He'll definitely'' vote and it will be for National. A bus driver enjoying a cigarette break hadn't seen anything from Labour to win his vote. He hadn't taken much notice'' of the cam- paign but he'll vote National too. A retired Botany Downs woman says the National boy'' gets her tick. Others say they won't vote, while five more couldn't speak Eng- lish. Returning officer Bob Skilton says 600 advanced votes had been cast by Monday morning. People who can't make it to one of 18 polling places in the electorate on election day have until tomorrow to post an advance vote. If sickness or disability stops you from placing one or if you can't get to a polling place, call Mr Skilton on 583-1032 or email botany@elec- torate.govt.nz. The Electoral Com- mission has two tips -- take your EasyVote card and remember polling places are only located inside the electorate. Going with friends or family can be helpful for those with English as a second language.'' Results will be avail- able at www.election results.govt.nz. Southsiders on mayor's panel Southside links are to the fore among mayor Len Brown's new Pacific Peoples Advisory Panel. Members include Manukau Institute of Technology Pasifika development manager Sina Aiolupotea-Aiono, former Manukau City Council economic devel- opment manager File- moni Timoteo, Methodist minister and university chaplain Reverend Uesi- fili Unasa and Monique Faleafa, national man- ager of the Pacific men- tal health workforce development programme Le Va. MORE ONLINE Go to www. manukaucourier. co.nz to see how music saved Venuzuela's children.
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