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Bum note at Rockquest

Bum note at Rockquest

A great night with a crowd of over 700 at the Pettigrew Green Arena was
soured later when the Smokefreerockquest directors' motel was burgled and a
computer, black bag and cell phone were stolen.

"The Smokefreerockquest event generates a huge amount of goodwill in towns
right around New Zealand and in 18 years we have never had an incident like
this, said Nelson based director Pete Rainey.

The theft of the $2,500 Apple i-book was a major inconvenience as we had to leave Napier at dawn to arrive to Waikato where we had 29 bands competing in regional heats.

If anyone can help with information about the missing computer, bag and cell
phone please contact the Napier Police.

Meantime Havelock North was the big winner in the Hawkes Bay finals. First
place went to Eyes on Everything from Havelock North High School, with No
Exit from Taradale High School placed second.

These two bands go on to compete for one of six finalist spots in this
Year's Smokefreerockquest, and take home regional prizes of vouchers to be
cashed in for musical gear from NZ Rockshops and their suppliers.
The Nelson heats have attracted 30 bands and are at the Nelson School of
Music on Sunday May 28th starting at 12 noon.


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