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www.times.co.nz Howick and Pakuranga Times, Monday, August 12, 2013 --- 3 122907 123421 HOWICK'S INAUGURAL FASHION & WEARABLE ART AWARDS Registration form (printable version) available at www.howickvillage.co.nz. For further information please contact the Howick Village Business Association on 09 534 4505 or 021 078 8138, firstname.lastname@example.org Registrations close August 23, 2013 EASTERN INSPIRATIONS brings you... OPEN SECTION Premier Award $1500 Category Winner $1000 Category Runner Up $500 AWARDS PRIZES: STUDENT SECTION Years 7-13 Premier Award $500 Category Winner $300 Category Runner Up $200 Blueprint 2013 We invite entries from students, artists and designers. Categories: • Masks/Hats* • Organic* • Recycled* • Fantasy Fiction • Street Beat • Bridal/Evening *Students Section 123503 MATHS & ENGLISH PROGRAMME Two-week FREE trial August 15-30, 2013 Kumon gives children: Confidence, good learning habits, achievements and much more. Register now to reserve a place at a parent orientation session and book an obligation-free assessment for your child. Kumon Howick Education Centre Call Doris on 534 1323 or 021 297 7681 Book now as places are limited! Visit http://nz.kumonglobal.com and contact your local Kumon Centre today! Cnr Gossamer Dr & Pakuranga Rd, Pakuranga. Ph 577 5151. MOLE MAP VOUCHER $15 0 INCL GST *Voucher to be mentioned at the time of booking and brought to appointment. Does not include any follow-up procedures. 123294 Dr Cathy Laing MBChB ✁ ✁ SAVE $45.00 Expires August 30, 2013 (Subject to availability) 111380-V6 www.times.co.nz facebook.com/timesonlinenz By CHRIS HARROWELL ALL-girl singing group Dolce has a winning habit. Comprised of four Macleans College pupils, it out-sang its rivals to take out the Auckland Young Women in Harmony regional bar- bershop quartet competition for the second year in a row. Held on the North Shore on June 14, Dolce captured frst place ahead of some of the super-city’s top young vocal talent. Macleans College singing group Macappella Chorus won the com- petition’s chorus category. Dolce’s victory earned it the right to compete at the Young Singers in Harmony national fnals in Hamilton on September 23-24. The group is comprised of sis- ters Nishaa, 15, and 17-year-old Shaanil Senarath-Dassanayake, and 17-year-olds Krishna Sudhir and Persis Darukhanawalla. It’s unlikely they’ll feel intimi- dated when competing at the national fnals, having taken out last year’s event. The girls sang two songs at the Auckland regional competition, Sitting on Top of the World and At Last. Nishaa says they weren’t ini- tially that confdent. “At frst we were a bit negative,” she told the Times. “Then Persis said we have to stay positive and do the best we can. “It wasn’t our best ever perform- ance, but it was the best we could do on the day. “It was a massive sense of relief to hear we had won. “It wasn’t like the ‘oh gosh’ feel- ing we had last year, but more like ‘we did it gals’.” Krishna wasn’t feeling the best leading into the competition, and Nishaa’s voice was at less than full strength. “I was just panicking,” says Shaanil. “Just before the end of the competition we had a sleepover at our house, which was nice. “We didn’t really practise and just had fun.” Shaanil says it’s been a struggle for the girls to fnd time to sing together. “We’re all so busy this year with choir and other commitments. “If we can fnd the time to rehearse together [for the nation- als] we will. Our goal is to defend our title.” Persis adds that the group’s bond comes from more than just performing together on stage. “What made it work was us being together and hanging out as friends,” she says. “We want to go to the nationals with the same outlook we had last year and do well.” The girls are grateful to their families and school, fellow Macleans College singing group Macappella Chorus, and singing coach Melody Lowe. With national competition loom- ing, Dolce is seeking public singing opportunities to help it prepare and increase its stage confdence. Its next performance is sched- uled for 5pm on August 18 at the Showcase of Talent charity con- cert, at King’s School, 258 Rem- uera Road. The concert is staged by the Kiwanis Club of Mt Roskill to raise money for Ronald McDonald House, which helps families and caregivers of sick children. Dolce will perform alongside secondary school pupils from across Auckland. Tickets cost $30 and include refreshments. To book, phone Paul Miller on 836-6884, or send an email to email@example.com. People can contact Dolce about public performance opportunities they can offer online at www.face- book.com/dolce.quartet. IN UNISON: The Dolce singing group won the Auckland Young Women in Harmony regional barbershop quartet competition for the second consecutive year, from left, Nishaa Senarath-Dassanayake, Krishna Sudhir, Persis Darukhanawalla and Shaanil Senarath-Dassanayake. Times photo Wayne Martin In harmony with judging "It was a massive sense of relief to hear we had won." -- Nishaa Senarath- Dassanayake, of Dolce Recreational cuts 'wrong' F ➤ romPage1 LegaSea, a national group advocating for sustainable fshing, has been vocal in its opposition to the proposed cuts. Spokeswoman Mandy Kupenga says: “Since 1985, recreational fshers have taken four cuts in their catch in order to conserve fsh. “In contrast, the commercial quota is still at levels similar to 1986. “As recreational fshers, we’ve done more than our fair share to rebuild the SNA1 fshery. It’s time the commercial quota owners came to the party.” LegaSea’s vision is: “More fsh in the water for future generations.” LegaSea has set up a submission form on its website www.legasea.co.nz to make it easy for people to have their say on the MPI proposals. To explain what’s at stake, LegaSea ■ is holding a public meeting at Bucklands Beach Yacht Club, 7.30pm on August 20. Submissions close on August 23. Snapper debate PRIMARY Industries Minister Nathan Guy believes Labour MP David Cunliffe is incorrect in his claims that changes to the commercial quota for the northern snapper fshery 1 (SNA1) are off the table. Section 8.4 of the SNA1 consultation document says: “The Minister could decide to change existing proportions up or down for either the commercial or recreational sector.” Mr Guy says: “Mr Cunliffe has got his facts wrong. There are a full range of options, including options that cut the catch limit for commercial fshers, while leaving the recreational rules unchanged. “There’s no predetermined outcome. We want to hear the views of the public before making any decision. “All options are on the table for a full and open consultation. You can’t have proper consultation by limiting options,” says Mr Guy.
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