Howick and Pakuranga Times
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16 — Botany and Ormiston Times, Thursday, June 16, 2016 www.times.co.nz HOWICK HISTORICAL VILLAGE JH10726-V6 Howick Historical Village, Cnr Bells Rd & Lady Marie Dr, Lloyd Elsmore Park, Pakuranga. Ph 576 9506. Email email@example.com www.fencible.org.nz Follow us on Facebook The Howick Historical Village reserves the right to make changes to the programme without prior notice. Admission fee applies. Free parking. Cafe on site. Gifts & souvenir shop. Open 10am-4pm. LIVE DAY Music, Magic and Mythical stories Performances from Variety Choir, Howick Brass band and Eastern Ukes. The Morris Dancers are doing a wassailing ceremony around the apple tree and Allie the story teller and Mike the Magician are back. Join us for a day of music and dance. Where the village comes to life with costumed characters June 19 – 10am-4pm Open for Breakfast Thursday-Sunday 8-11.30am $16 Lunch Specials Monday-Sunday LIVE MUSIC Friday and Saturday 5-8pm, Sunday 3-6pm. Phone 533 0408 Follow us on and JH11257 47 The Parade, Bucklands Beach www.sunsetrestaurantbar.co.nz ■■ By PJ Taylor There is massive change occurring quickly across the media landscape and it’s no different on the local turf. Two local area radio stations that have broadcast in East Auckland for the past eight years have been merged, forming a new one called East FM. The new station replaces the much-loved Howick Village Radio and Botany Radio, that ran for eight and five years respectively. East FM started broadcasting on the same transmission frequencies, 88.1FM and 107.1FM, on June 7. The former stations previously came under the operational umbrella of the Howick Village Business Association (HVBA), which now believes the radio operation is strong and established sufficiently to stand on its own. The governance of East FM is the responsibility of the recently- formed Howick Radio Charitable Trust. Becoming a charitable trust means East FM has more opportunities to generate income and apply for public and private sector funding, for its public and community radio service. The trust says it thanks everyone who has been involved with, contributed to and supported the radio station, and it sincerely wishes that to continue. East FM, it says, will grow and build on the great work of informing, entertaining and connecting local communities. Michael Rowse has been the admired and dedicated station manager for Howick Village Radio since its inception, and is the East FM station manager. “ There’s an enormous sense of pride for what we have achieved over the past eight years,” says Rowse. “We’ve played our part in covering and supporting all the important local East Auckland events and getting involved with community projects and initiatives. “We couldn’t do what we do without the fantastic contributions of everyone who have given their time and creativity to our programming. “We’ve always said we’re powered by an awesome team of volunteers and that carries on. “ There has been more than 100 people who’ve had shows and regular on-air time down the years. Many of our young people who got a first taste of working in radio with us have gone on to study at broadcasting schools and are now forging successful careers in the business. That makes me very pleased. “We’re a community radio station – run by dedicated volunteer members of the community – for the community. “ The schedule hasn’t changed and all your favourite shows and presenters are in their usual programme slots,” says Rowse. “ The next plan we’re working on is putting up another antenna that will boost our signals and give us transmission coverage across most of the Howick ward.” East FM is very grateful for the ongoing support and its relationships with the HVBA, Howick Local Board, Howick Masonic Lodge, Crawford Medical, Broadway Property Group, The Good Home (The Prospect of Howick), Howick Village Optometrists, and its other supporting businesses and organisations such as Times Newspapers. ■➤ East FM broadcasts continuously on 88.1FM and 107.1FM locally and can be heard online at eastfm.nz. ■➤ If people are interested in getting involved and contributing, email info@ eastfm.nz. Peruvian conductor Miguel Harth-Bedoya returns to New Zealand to lead the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra for a fourth time. He will conduct Rimsky- Korsakov’s Scheherazade which has remained a firm favourite since its 1888 premiere. It has been played at least 23 times by the orchestra since its inaugural NZSO performance in July 1947. Known for his passionate style, German-Canadian cellist Johannes Moser is an ideal choice to perform French composer Edouard Lalo’s Cello Concerto. Hailed by Gramophone Magazine as “one of the finest amongst the astonishing gallery of young virtuoso cellists”, this will be Moser’s debut performance with the NZSO. Completing the programme is Hungarian composer Zoltan Kodaly’s most well-known work Dances of Galanta. Commissioned for the 80th anniversary of the Budapest Philharmonic Society in 1933, the work is based on folk music of Galanta (now part of Slovakia) where Kodaly lived as a child. Breakfast show presenter Phil Dark (left) and station manager Michael Rowse have been contributing to the area’s favourite local radio station since it started eight years ago. Photo supplied radio New name, same commitment Johannes Moser Supplied photos / Sarah Wijzenbeek Miguel Hart-Bedoya orchesTra Firm favourites return more info The NZSO Scheherazade series is at 7.30pm on June 25 at the Town Hall, Upper Queen Street, Central Auckland.
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