Wai­tangi con­cert


Lo­cal per­form­ers will be hit­ting the Toko­roa Youth Park stage on Fri­day for a Wai­tangi Day con­cert.

The Sign­ing, hosted by the Toko­roa Youth Lead­er­ship and Ad­vi­sory Board (YLAB), is a chance to cel­e­brate the cul­tural dif­fer­ences within the South Waikato, mem­ber Sina Tolo­vae said.

‘‘Hope­fully, if it goes well enough, we’d like it to con­tinue on.’’

The group has raised $2100 through grants and sup­port from lo­cal busi­nesses, Tolo­vae said.

‘‘We’re re­ally im­pressed . . . it has meant that we can put this event on for the com­mu­nity with no cost to the ratepayer.’’

She said the idea to run the con­cert was de­vel­oped at one of the group’s first meet­ings.

Tolo­vae said all 27 mem­bers de­cided the con­cert was the per­fect way to give back to the com­mu­nity while cel­e­brat­ing the mean­ing of Wai­tangi Day.

CASPER Sui­cide pre­ven­tion and sup­port will be per­form­ing a Haka for Life.

The free con­cert will run from 11am to 2pm, fea­tur­ing lo­cal artists and bands in­clud­ing Birds of the Bal­cony and Our Soundz.

It will fin­ish with an open mic ses­sion.

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