Who will be Porirua’s po­lit­i­cal idol?

Kapi-Mana News - - NEWS -

Porirua politi­cians will bat­tle it out this Thurs­day, but in­stead of poli­cies they will try to win pub­lic favour with their singing tal­ents.

‘‘Sand­bar Idol’’ was first staged last year as a fundraiser for the Derek Woot­ton Me­mo­rial Trust. A glammed-up ed­u­ca­tion min­is­ter Hekia Parata took top hon­ours, fol­lowed by Porirua mayor Nick Leggett, with gui­tar-wield­ing Mana MP Kris Faafoi rel­e­gated to third.

The same three will com­pete again this year, along with a Sand­bar reg­u­lar and one or two po­lice en­trants.

Last year’s event raised $3000 for the Derek Woot­ton trust, which as­sists young Porirua peo­ple with their sport­ing, cul­tural or aca­demic goals.

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