Northern News : January 16th 2013
3 NORTHERN NEWS, JANUARY 16, 2013 NEWS PAN1011834 VISIT WWW.GOLDENHOMES.CO.NZ TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THE EXCLUSIVE GOLD STANDARD BUILDING SYSTEM FEATURED PLAN: HUMMER FLOOR AREA: 254.2 m2 ROOF: HIP BEDROOMS: 4 BATHROOMS: 2 LIVING: 2 GARAGE: 3 Golden Homes have been building quality homes for kiwi families for over 20 years and during that time have developed and perfected the Gold Standard building system exclusive to Golden Homes. EXCEPTIONAL QUALITY Well on track to triumph Matchless event: The 2012 concert was a great success -- this year's promises to be even better. IT S GOING to be another great combination of age, experience and talent at the Vintage Railway s Concert At The Station on January 27.The event marks 100 years since the opening of the Kawakawa Station. Returning by popular demand is crowd favourite and highlight of the concerts, Bella a Capella. The group s four-part har- monies feature original rail- way songs. Into the mix goes Johnie Pedro and the Tiamai K.A.T.S. from Kaikohe with their jazz and blues music, the voices of Kim Copedo and Carleen Still, both from Whangarei, with their award-winning styles of country music, Raemon Par- kinson s reggae and country songs, and hip-hop enter- tainment by the Camp Legion Dance Group from Kawakawa trained by Manuel Maunsell. The concert runs from 3pm to 5.30pm at the Kawa- kawa Railway Station with tickets priced at $10 adults, $5 for children under 12 and with a $25 family maxi- mum. Tickets available at the venue on the day. A sausage sizzle, drinks and raffles will be available and the Platform Diner will be open before, during and after the concert. Trains will still run at 10.45am, noon and 1.15pm -- only the 2.30pm depar- ture will be cancelled that day. The compere will again be Ron Cooke who will bring his own inimitable brand of enthusiasm to the event. Take along your seating, and perhaps an umbrella for either sun or rain; you will sit among the railway tracks to listen to the performers on the platform, although there will also be some seating in carriages. This unrivalled event is not repeated anywhere else in the country. Historical group to host hui Te Maunga Whakahiˉki Tautoro: Tautoro His- torical Group is hosting its first strategic plan- ning hui this week. Tautoro, a small com- munity 7km south of Kaikohe, is rich in his- tory, the group s Kristina Te Whata says. Basically it s a start- ing point for us to collect stories and information. It s a mixture of everything, she says of the direction of the group. We ll hopefully have some publications pro- duced down the track to open it up for the wider community. Ms Te Whata says it s a small group working towards the goal of cele- brating the rich history of the area, but she says that families overseas, or who have dispersed throughout the country, could be reconnected through the group with the use of social media. It s how do we try to engage, draw them back and get them involved. Kristina Te Whata wrote to the Northern News last week: Now we embark on an excit- ing journey to discover and re-discover, to un- ravel and to reveal why we -- all descendants -- cametobeapartof Tautoro; why our tupuna settled, expanded and/or left the area; why the land is shaped how it is and where or when settlements took place. Now is the time to share our varied and cherished stories to help understand how and why things were before, as well as to understand why things are as they are today. The group s first stra- tegic planning hui is to be held at Mahuhu- kiterangi Marae, Manga- kahia Rd, Tautoro on January 19 and 20. For further inquiries contact Kristina Te Whata, Ph: 09 407 7866 or 027 705 1923; Email: email@example.com or call Winnie Leach 09 405 2529.
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