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Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Enrol to Vote!

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Local elections are coming up - Friday is the last day to enroll to be able to vote. The elections will be held on October 9, 2010 - by post.

Make a stand and choose the right leader to help the development of your city!

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Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Gisborne Youth Band

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Gisborne Youth Concert Band won gold at the North Island Concert Band Festival in Hastings.

The gold medal won collectively for the band’s adjudicated performance, under the baton of Wellington musical director Alex Nyman, was not the only prize the young musicians brought home.

Soloist Lauren Grout and an ensemble featuring Sarah Martin, Lauren Ford and Emily Grout also won golds.

Chloe Lawrence and Nadia Stander received silver awards for their solos, and silvers also went to two other ensembles made up of a saxophone quartet (Lauren Ford, Emily Grout, Kim Thompson and Nicole Stannard) and a flute trio (Lauren Grout, Tayla Coburn and Emily St John).

The golds awarded to the Gisborne group were three of 11 presented to the 36 New Zealand bands, and one from Australia, that competed at the annual festival.