Ex­cit­ing times for rock ’n’ roll

Birth­day a good time to rock around clock

Kapi-Mana News - - FLASHBACK -

Kapi Mana Rock ’ n’ Roll Re­vival Club is cel­e­brat­ing its 30th birth­day this month. In April 1985 a group of lo­cal rock ’n’ roll en­thu­si­asts de­cided to form a club so they could dance to the mu­sic of the 1950s.

So was born the Kapi Mana Rock ’n’ Roll Re­vival Club and since then it has held a dance on the sec­ond Satur­day of ev­ery month (ex­cept Jan­uary).

To cel­e­brate

the mile­stone, the club is hold­ing a 30th birth­day hop at the Onepoto Hall clu­b­rooms on April 11.

Hun­dreds of Porirua City res­i­dents have been mem­bers of the club dur­ing those 30 years and the club is hop­ing they’ll come along and en­joy an evening of rem­i­nisc­ing and rock ’n’ roll. The doors open at 7pm, and en­try

for for­mer mem­bers is $5. The first hour of the evening has been set aside to re­new old friend­ships.

The club has other events planned to cel­e­brate its birth­day, in­clud­ing two na­tional rock ’n’ roll com­pe­ti­tions at Te Rau­paraha Arena.

First up is the se­nior rock ’n’ roll na­tion­als at Labour Week­end, a three­day event that is ex­pected to draw more than 600 com­peti­tors.

Many will re­turn next Easter when Kapi Mana hosts the ju­nior na­tion­als, those un­der 18.

Photo: DAVID RUS­SELL

Dar­ren Bai­ley of Kapi Mana Rock ’n’ Roll Club dances with Kelly Groot­jans on their way to win­ning the plat­inum sec­tion of last year’s rock ’n’ roll na­tion­als.

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