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6 days ago

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Waihi Drama Society announces auditions for All Together Now! concert:Waihi Drama Society has picked up a global challenge and seeks talented performers of all ages and experiences to audition for Musical Theatre International’s All Together Now!Director, Fi Gudsell, says the focus is on the story the song tells. "A song like Tomorrow that hopes for a brighter future could be performed by just about anyone of any age - or any group from a church choir to a garage band. And at the moment I think we can all relate to what’s expressed in Life Is So Peculiar.”In All Together Now! performers of all ages will sing, play, and maybe even dance their way through 15 different musical numbers from shows such as Mamma Mia, Charlie and The Chocolate Factory, Les Misérables, My Fair Lady, and Hairspray. Some songs will be solos or duets, with others suited to more of an ensemble. The Society’s President Lucy James says “this is a great opportunity to get some of the stars in our community up on stage, singing some of the well-known musicals and all-time favourites”.In-person auditions will be held for All Together Now! A Global Event at “The Theatre”, 21 Boyd Street, Waihi on Thursday 16th September from 5pm to 8pm, and Saturday 18th September from 10am to 4pm.To sign up for an audition time, and review audition materials, visit www.waihidrama.co.nz. Performances of All Together Now! will take place between 12-15 November. The Waihi Drama Society is a non-profit theatre group located at 21 Boyd Street, Waihi. Formore information visit waihidrama.co.nz. ... See MoreSee Less
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3 weeks ago

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Covid-19 vaccinations in OmokoroaThe Omokoroa Medical Centre has established a Covid-19 vaccination service in its reception area that will open on 1st September.This will enable the Omokoroa community to conveniently get their vaccination when they are eligible.“We have set up this vaccination centre primarily to try and assist our elderly and frail patients or to help those people that are not easily able to attend one of the main vaccinations centres in Tauranga."However, given the small size of our building and the need to continue to provide other medical services to our enrolled patients, I think it is probably unrealistic to think that we can vaccinate everybody that lives in Omokoroa,” says Omokoroa Medical Centre Practice Manager Trevor Deane.“Realistically, I would like the local residents of Omokoroa to understand that we are trying to help with the roll-out of the vaccine as much as we can but also appreciate that we have significant other responsibilities too, and these make trying to help everybody that lives here difficult."We have recruited some additional staffing to help meet the demand but those people that already have appointments booked elsewhere or are able to travel to the larger sites in Tauranga can really help by still doing so. We are anticipating high demand for our service and ask people to please be patient,” says Trevor.From the 1st September, everybody aged 12 and over will be eligible to receive the vaccine and appointments can be booked at Omokoroa Medical Centre via our normal telephone number of07 548 0169.Trevor also acknowledged that “once again, patients can help by not flooding our telephone lines first thing in the morning when we are dealing with people that are acutely unwell – there should be plenty of time for everyone to get through later on”.If you are able to use one of the sites in town, you can book a vaccination appointment at one of the community vaccination centres in Mount Maunganui, Tauranga and Katikati, by visitingbookmyvaccine.nz or calling the Covid-19 vaccination health line on 0800 28 29 26.Article supplied. ... See MoreSee Less
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4 weeks ago

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Greetings from the Lizard in lockdown.In March last year, we went ahead with a digital-only edition for April 2020, and we were grateful for the support of advertisers and our contributing scribes. We have decided the best option for September 2021 is not to publish.The timing is too tight between Friday's level announcement and the number of late changes that would be required ahead of our Tuesday print deadline, with many events currently cancelled or postponed or waiting - and with our great community sports, clubs, schools and businesses currently facing an uncertain period of... uncertainty.We also considered the realities of no urban mailbox deliveries in Katikati and Omokoroa using our usual network. We didn't want to guess how many hundred copies to make available for collection at the supermarkets for environmental and practical reasons.We are very appreciative of our loyal advertisers and we hope to bounce back to normal in October. We will send out our usual monthly email in the middle of next month to find out what our clients would like to do for October.Family + friends + neighbours = community. Maybe call someone who will be grateful to hear from you at this time. All the best. ... See MoreSee Less
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