Stand against traf­fick­ing

Auckland City Harbour News - - PUBLIC NOTICES - LAINE MOGER

A trio of Kiwi singer­song­writ­ers are tak­ing a stand on stage to help end hu­man traf­fick­ing, with two Auck­land­based gigs this week.

Stand with Her Tour is a free mu­si­cal event hosted by Tear­Fund New Zealand, fea­tur­ing award-win­ning mu­si­cian Holly Ar­row­smith, with duos Aro and Aaron/ /David.

Aro, is a hus­band and wife duo fea­tur­ing the North Shore’s Emily Looker and her hus­band Charles.

De­spite be­ing on the cusp of re­leas­ing a new EP, Looker said the mu­si­cal spouses were go­ing on tour to raise aware­ness around hu­man traf­fick­ing.

‘‘Even I wasn’t aware of how much of an is­sue it [hu­man traf­fick­ing] is and I hope the tour is an op­por­tu­nity to open at­tendee’s eyes to this nasty thing,’’ Looker said.

The mu­si­cal duo, have a jazz pop, neo-soul style that in­cor­po­rates sto­ries ev­ery­day and the lan­guage.

Stand with Her Tour is in sup­port of Tear­fund New Zealand’s ef­forts to com­bat hu­man traf­fick­ing in the Asia-Pa­cific re­gion.

Shows are on July 14, from 7pm at Grey Lynn Library Hall. July 15, from 7pm at The Rose Cen­tre, Bel­mont.

Tear­fund NZ is a New Zealand aid and de­vel­op­ment or­gan­i­sa­tion, serv­ing com­mu­ni­ties in Africa, Asia and South Amer­ica. of the Maori


Aro will per­form at Tear­fund’s an­ti­traf­fick­ing tour in July.

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