Manukau Courier : March 11th 2011
3 MANUKAU COURIER, MARCH 11, 2011 NEWS www.craftexpo.co.nz Make it at CraftExpo! Shop for supplies & see new, fun, crafty ideas. Plus learn in over 30 workshops daily! March 17 - 20, 2011 ASB Showgrounds, Greenlane, Auckland Thursday to Sunday • 10am to 4.30pm Freecall: 0800 399 378 Admission charges apply Organised by: Supported by: First Time in Auckland! Programme: CERTIFICATE IN SPORTS, FITNESS & HEALTH LEVEL 2 Duration: 36 weeks Fees: None Start date: 28 March 2011 Timetable: Mon -- Fri 9am -- 3pm Quick Facts call: 0800 355 553 web: www.twoa.ac.nz free txt: youth to 8558 or you can contact our Youth Co-ordinator: Neville Rogers firstname.lastname@example.org Contact Details Te Wānanga o Aotearoa is ofering new educational options for teenagers aged 16-17 years of age through "Youth Guarantee". Its purpose is to improve the educational achievements of this age group, and to support this we are ofering a certifcate programme in sports within the Auckland area. Get them of the couch and into the game with the Certifcate in Sports, Fitness & Health! If you would like some more information about our sports programme or Youth Guarantee, please contact us on any of the details above. Life is made of choices Make the right one for your teen YOU003 Show in tune with kids By MELISSA KINEALY Step it up: Musician Vince Harder, left, will be treating audiences to the first live performance of his new track at Steps on Stage, a concert organised by Monty Betham for his Steps for Life Foundation. Photo: MELISSA KINEALY VINCE Harder, J Williams and Monty Betham want you to get up and dance. And they want you to do it at the Steps on Stage concert this month. The concert s part of the The Ulti- mate Family Day Out which will launch Betham s Steps for Life Foundation on March 20. The foundation aims to battle obesity in south Auckland youngsters. Its 12-week programme for high school-aged kids kicks off in April and will focus on nutrition, physical activity, psychological issues and family engagement. Vince Harder is doing his bit for the foundation by performing his latest single I Want This Forever live for the first time. He describes the new sound as an up-tempo dance song and he ll be taking to the stage with his dancers. J Williams is also performing in support of the foundation along with performances by dance crews including Sample, LOL, Supremacy and Sillymockers. All of the money from concert ticket sales will go back into the foundation s pilot programme. I hope with our performance kids will get thinking and being posi- tive, Harder says. Harder, 28, knew as a teenager that he had a voice and says he s always been determined when it comes to life and his music. The message is awesome -- help- ing kids with obesity and their health -- it s a really positive mess- age. Betham says music is a key com- ponent of physical activity in the foundation s programme and when it comes to losing weight it makes people move and feel good. Music is what inspires the whole south Auckland community -- every- one loves music. People who buy tickets by March 15 will go into a draw to meet Wil- liams and Harder backstage. The Steps on Stage concert starts at 4pm on March 20 at TelstraClear Pacific Events Centre. Tickets are $25 from www.stepsforlife.co.nz. High school-aged kids in year 9 to year 13 can still sign up to take part in the pilot programme. Go to www.stepsforlife.co.nz for criteria and application information. Go to www.manukaucourier. co.nz to listen to Vince Harder talk about his upcoming performance. Win tickets online by subscribing The Manukau Courier is giving away a double pass to The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber, the hugely anticipated stage show coming to Auckland s The Civic, The Edge, in May. Go online to our e-edition today and you ll get your chance to go into the draw. Not subscribed yet? Here s what to do: Go to our website at www.manu kaucourier.co.nz, click on latest edition and follow the simple instructions. Flick through the paper online and you ll find the competition printed on our special e-editions Extra page. Subscription is free and you ll then have ready access to your favourite community paper any place any time. We ll even send you an email when it s ready for reading -- hours before the print editions hit the streets. Get a taste of life outside the city Townies are invited to pack a picnic and get a taste of rural life this Sunday. Bill and Lyn Cashmore are open- ing up their 1200 hectare Papakura sheep and beef spread for Federated Farmers annual Farm Day. Auckland president Wendy Clark says it s a fun way for children and families to chat with the farmers, interact with animals and learn about life outside the city. We want to turn kids and their families on to the whole farming process, from pasture to plate, she says. Visitors can see a real wool shed in action with five shearers clipping 2300 sheep, dogs working stock and a bush walk to see a giant kauri. There ll also be a a 4WD excur- sion from the valley to the sky with views over Auckland, the Tas- man Sea, the Pacific Ocean and the islands of the Hauraki Gulf. The Cashmore family started out milling timber in the late 1800s then moved into sheep and cattle farming. Auckland Farm Day is on March 13, 10am-3pm, at Bill and Lyn Cashmore s farm Kiripaka, 389 Kawakawa-Orere Rd, 20 minutes east of Clevedon. See www.farmday.org.nz or call 0800-327-646. White Night at museum Pasifika festival-goers can make a night of it tomorrow with all of Auckland s museums and galleries staying open until midnight. More than 50 venues are putting on free exhibitions and per- formances for White Night, the biggest event of the Auckland Arts Festival. At the Auckland War Memorial Museum panellists Rev Mua Strickson-Pua, television producer Sandra Kailahi, health researcher Karlo Mila-Schaaf and moderator Richard Pamatatau will talk about Auckland as the First City of the Pacific. The Pasifika Festival vibe con- tinues with performances from Brisbane-based Cook Island dance group Te Atamira, the 40-strong troupe Hura Tahiti Nui and Kanak band Josephine. A free bus will run between the White Night venues, leaving from the museum every 20 minutes. White Night at the Auckland museum is on March 12, from 7pm. Seating is limited. Go to the website www.aucklandmuseum.com to book. Go to www.aucklandfestival.co.nz for the White Night programme. FUN AND DANCE FOR THE FAMILY Monty Betham's Steps for Life Foundation will be launched at the Ultimate Family Day Out in Manukau on March 20. It promises to be fun for the whole family with entertainment, bouncy castles, police dog demonstrations, food and more. In the Fullforce Challenge teams can take on a police confidence course. Monty will be there on the day, there'll be a kids' entertainment area and you can get a family photo for just $20. Entry is free and the day runs from 10am to 6pm at TelstraClear Pacific Events Centre in Manukau.
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