Northern News : February 13th 2013
9 NORTHERN NEWS, FEBRUARY 13, 2013 NEWS Bringing exceptional local musical talents together is a highlight of the Ocean & Orchard Festival. From the 'old salts' who make up the Bay Windjammers, to young Haylee Nichola, festival-goers can look for ward to a day of fabulous music from a range of gifted musicians. The Bay Windjammers bring back the lovely sounds of Glenn Miller, Cole Porter, Gershwin and others. Playing a selection of popular tunes from the 1920s to the 60s, their fabulous melodies will have you reminiscing, humming, singing and dancing to the classics of yesteryear. The love of good music combined with exceptional musicianship define this band and most of the members have been playing together for well over thirty years. Singer/songw riter from Matauri BayJasonTito'sheartfelt acoustic compositions move seamlessly from RnB to the best of the 80s blues and modern kiwi reggae. His intelligent lyrics, smoky velvet vocals and a warm guitar groove capture every listener. The Hewson Project, combining the talents of Daniel Hewson and Makareta Umbers, formed 12 months ago with the release of Hewson's second album 'This Moment'. The Hewson Project are redefining Kiwi Chill Out, fusing fat RnB grooves with contemporary jazz. Joining them at the festival is diva Edwina Thorne; renow ned NZ trumpeter, vocalist, composer and author who has recorded five albums and performed at numerous jazz festivals in New Zealand and the USA. Singer/songw riter Haylee Nichola is a refreshing addition to the festival this year. Her enchanting voice and repertoire of original songs will leave a lasting impression. Accompanied by her backing band, the Frettz, she will be performing some of her ow n songs, as well as renditions of recorded hit songs everyone knows and loves. Haylee's singing career continues to gather momentum and she collects supporters every time she takes the stage. The Furious3, arguably Northland's best covers band, take the stage in the final slot. This band will have everyone on their feet dancing, singing and generally having a great time - what this festival is all about! Get in the Groove Sat 23rd Feb 2013 Kerikeri Domain, Bay of Islands 11am -- 6pm ?ADULTS $20 (18yrs+) Includes souvenir glass of bubbly & chance to win a holiday for 2 ?YOUTH $10 (13yrs -- 17yrs) Children 12 yrs and under free ?RESERVED SEATING $30 per person 5171589A A Haylee Nichola Makareta Umbers - songwriter/ vocalist/percussionist with gorgeous vocals, has recorded a collection of original songs - "Love on a Swing" Freshening up fresh water further Fresh water: The Far North's fresh water quality is set to improve. The role farmers have to play in keeping the water as fresh as the water at Mangamuka Gorge Scenic Reserve will be discussed this month. The basis for the introduction of a national policy on fresh water is much closer to becoming a reality. The third and final Land and Water Forum report was released in November last year. This report has now gone to the Government, where it will be used to form the basis for the introduc- tion of a national policy on fresh water. At the heart of the forum is the opportunity for communities to adopt a collaborative process in cre- ating water quality limits. The recommendations aim to pro- tect and over time improve our water quality. The regional council has targeted the Waitangi catchment (land that runs off into the Waitangi River) as its first project for water quality improvement. A steering committee, chaired by Landcares' Jon Hampson, has been formed to find practical ways of improving water quality down the Waitangi River and to create a tem- plate for water quality improve- ments in other catchments. The regional council manages five other catchments in Northland. The goal of the steering com- mittee is to establish a collaborative approach between the regional council and local land owners to improve the waterways in North- land, rather than regulating land owners with the introduction of sediment standards within the waterways. Regulation would lead to monitor- ing and penalties for individuals who fail to meet these sediment standards. These water standards will eventually be introduced, but under the land and water forum recom- mendations their introduction is not required until 2030, giving farmers time to protect their waterways from livestock. There is a field day at Roger Ludbrook's farm on February 15 from 10.30am until 12.30pm. Mr Ludbrook is on the steering committee and is the Meat and Fibre representative for Federated Farmers, Northland. He says it is important that as many farmers from the catchment come to this day because it will lend weight to Federated Farmers' argu- ment that farmers are concerned about waterways and that a col- laborative approach is more appli- cable than a punitivel one. Doing nothing to protect the waterways is no longer an option. The field day is being run by Mr Hampson. Call him on 021 537 454 for more information.
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