Waiheke Marketplace : April 25th 2012
www.waihekemarketplace.co.nz 24 WAIHEKE MARKETPLACE, APRIL 25, 2012 NEWS Where everyone is welcome! MEMBER'S DRAW THIS WEEK $500 Drawn every Friday between 6.30-8.30pm 29 Belgium St, Ostend, Waiheke Restaurant 372 6655 Bar 372 5554 Office 372 9019 OPEN 7 days from 11am (Monday from 12pm) THIS WEEKS' LIVE ENTERTAINMENT... this Friday night' We've got the big screen for great viewing, great bar prices and a great family atmosphere! RSA RESTAURANT See our Vine & Dine advertisement hours. Subsidised taxis to and from the clubrooms. Ph 0800 372 4111 or 0800 300 372 2925933DT Young trio tunes in to new success Miles ahead: Five Mile Town enjoys chart success. Go to waihekemarket place.co.nz to check out Five Mile Town's single Saturated. By GEORGE GARDNER Teen band Five Mile Town is causing a stir after its debut EP zoomed in at number 15 on the NZ Album charts. The young trio played the Good Friday Groove and supported at several other concerts during the Waiheke International Jazz Festival at Easter, gathering a gaggle of fans along the way. They have a unique indie- folk-blues sound. They play mandolin, double bass and kick drums and their level of musicianship and original songwriting bodes well for a bright future with radio and TV outlets only too happy to promote them. By Easter Monday their album had hit the NZ Album charts. Just last week they played live on bFM and Kiwi FM. This week they were on the Good Morning show. Festival director John Quigley is also Five Mile Town s booking agent and band member Adam Quigley s dad. He says the band was one of the standout performers of the festival. I m taking them up to the UK in July or August to meet with management there. Adam is 18 but his fellow band members Louis McDon- ald and Levi Heeringa are still 17 and at school. At this stage I m probably a bit over-protective of them, as two of them need to finish seventh form before they take on the world, but it is cer- tainly all go for them. It s very exciting, he says. The video for Five Mile Town s single Saturated was filmed over one weekend with minimal editing. Recording the video was a change in routine from prac- tice sessions in an old Eden Park tram carriage out the back of Adam s Mt Eden home. There the musicians write their songs together and create the sound they want to be known for. Saturated has received more than 50,000 hits on YouTube. Motat's treat to senior citizens Free entry: Super Gold Card holders can access all Motat has to offer at no cost until June 30. The Museum of Trans- port and Technology is giving Waiheke seniors over 65 the opportunity to turn back the clock and relive their golden days. Residents with a Super Gold Card have until June 30 to enjoy all Motat has to offer free of charge. Museum director Jeremy Hubbard, says it has initiated Golden Days to give back to a group that has been a v aluable asset to the museum over the 48 years it has been open. Many Auckland region residents over 65 have a certain bond with Motat. A number have contributed objects to Motat s vast collection and even more make reg- ular trips. The input, knowledge and support that Auckland region seniors offer is invaluable to us and helps contribute to the rich history we have here at Motat. Visitors can take a ride on the restored trams and check out the new, multi-award win- ning Aviation Display Hall at the Meola Rd site. Home to many his- toric aircraft including a Lancaster Bomber, DC3, Cessna, Tiger Moth and Skyhawk, the $18.5 million hall is a great place to learn more about our aviation history, Mr Hubbard says. There are lots of differ- ent exhibitions to explore from the 1950s themed I Am The Last Tram to the history of tea drinking. Motat is on the corner of Great North and Meola roads, Western Springs. Free entry is for residents living in the Auckland region on pres- entation of their Super Gold Card. Visit Motat.org.nz or phone 0800 668 286. Politics takes centre stage at Artworks Two afternoons of politi- cal theatre will take place at Artworks Theatre on April 28 and May 5. The Theatres of Resistance sessions run from 2pm to 6pm and offer skits, political poetry, dramatic mono- logues and audience talk-back opportunities. The subject of trans- parency regarding com- munity involvement in the planning process will be tackled and there may also be some music and dance. A live feed of the march up Queen St, Hikoi Aotearoa is Not For Sale, will be screened in the theatre at the April 28 sessions. After the show, participants are invited to Tivoli Bookshop at 7.30pm for a talk, pres- entation and discussion by Professor David Peetz, professor of employment relations, and Associate-Professor Georgina Murray, both of Griffith University, Queensland. Ms Murray is a specialist in labour and work, Marxism and capitalism/globalisation. There will also be a screening on May 1 at 7.30pm at Artworks Community Cinema. Jazz performers on the charts Two other performers at the Waiheke Island Inter- national Jazz Festival are having chart successes. Nathan Haines is one of the most well-known New Zealand jazz artists. He is one of only two Kiwi jazz performers to have sung at Ronny Scotts. His new release album The Poet's Embrace wasatNo4 on the NZ Album charts last week. Annah Mac s single Girl in Stilettos, having been at No 1 and gone Platinum, surged up the NZ singles charts again to No 2 last week.
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