CHANGE OF VENUE
There is a new venue for the Books and Writers Weekend from September 8-10. The weekend, which is part of the Going West Books and Writers Festival, will now be held at the Civic Building at 6 Henderson Valley Rd, Henderson. Fire damage to the Titirangi War Memorial Hall prompted the change.
West Auckland resident Harmony Court is the first female to win the Master Electrician’s Challenge – a tough trades contest for trainees. Court said it was her preparation that helped her to win the challenge. Court is doing her apprenticeship with The Electrical Training Company and is working with Leck Electrical. She is due to qualify as an electrician next year.
The West City Concert Band won the gold award and first in the competitive sector at the New Zealand Concert Band Association Festival on August 3-5. The West City Saxophone Quartet won the trophy for the best small ensemble and West City Youth Band won a Silver Award at the Whangarei event.
Peter Guptill – a Suburbs New Lynn cricket stalwart – died on August 27, after a battle with cancer.