25 days ago

The Lions Club of Howick - 2021 Scenic Calendar

Jan from Half Moon Bay

Howick Lions Club is delighted to launch our 2021 scenic calendar, with beautiful images of our local area. Perfect as a gift for friends and clients! All proceeds will go back into our local community; and in particular our work to support vulnerable youth and our senior citizens. Only $15 per calendar. Order from our website.
Photography by Jan Tait

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30 minutes ago

City of Auckland Singers on East FM on Saturday arvo

Phil from East Tamaki Heights

The City of Auckland Singers is one of the great Kiwi community choirs, and for its upcoming concert, two of its fine vocalists are talking about it on The She’ll Be Right on Saturdays with PJ Taylor on East FM tomorrow arvo.

Lyn and Chris Stevens are happy, active and involved folk in the eastern communities and they’ve been members of the City of Auckland Singers for as long as I can remember.

The mighty chorus, known as the Bruce Murray Singers for 45 years, has a liking for thoughtfully and tunefully reworking popular contemporary songs, as well as the classics.

“We’re working hard to present an enjoyable evening with an eclectic mix of modern songs, such as those by Ed Sheeran and Pink, a medley of 1960s music, a country medley and a range of popular songs and items - something for every taste!” sings Lyn.

The City of Auckland Singers’ concert on October 31 (Halloween) is in the acoustically superb All Saints Church in Howick at 7pm.

And the choir is so looking forward to exercising its beautiful, strong and harmonic talents.

“Like many others, our choir has been affected by Covid-19,” says Lyn.

“We’ve only had one concert this year at Sapphire Ridge in March, fundraising for our choir trip to Italy in June to represent New Zealand at a music festival with 1400 participants.

“Of course this trip was sadly cancelled due to Covid-19. Our other planned concerts were also cancelled.

“We’ve been rehearsing on Zoom which is not ideal, and finally now in level-1 we can meet in person to prepare.”

The City of Auckland Singers play All Saints Church, 17 Selwyn Rd, in Howick, from 7pm on Saturday, October 31. There’ll be raffles, CDs for sale and complimentary supper.

Entry is adults $20, seniors $18, and children free. Door sales (no eftpos). For tickets and enquiries, phone Raewyn on 09 521 4651, or Andrea on 09 537 4403.

The She’ll Be Right on Saturdays Show with PJ Taylor broadcasts on East FM from 3pm to 7pm (NZ time), on local frequencies 88.1FM and 107.1FM, globally at www.eastfm.nz... and on NZ app Radio Schmadio.

11 hours ago

Poll: Are you confident Auckland's light rail project will go ahead?

Caryn Wilkinson Reporter from Community News

Auckland mayor Phil Goff says an announcement could be made soon on Auckland's light rail.

The $6 billion project to revive a tram network in Auckland was one of Labour's initial election promises in 2017.

After Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern's big victory on October 17, the light rail system connecting the airport to Auckland's central city may finally get off the ground.

But Transport Minister Phil Twyford alluded key decisions are still to be made.

Twyford said in June the governing parties could not agree on a preferred proposal and the future of the project would be decided by the new Government following the election.

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Are you confident Auckland's light rail project will go ahead?
  • 22.7% Yes
    22.7% Complete
  • 77.3% No
    77.3% Complete
225 votes
3 days ago

Would you buy this cowboy Winston Peters portrait?

Melanie Earley Reporter from Auckland Stuff

Kia ora neighbours, if you’ve ever dreamed of having an image of New Zealand First leader Winston Peters wearing a cowboy hat, proudly hanging in your living room, now’s your chance to make it a reality. An artwork of Peters, created using coffee, red wine and tea is for sale on Trade Me. The current bid is almost $300, would you buy this?

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