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Waitakere Supports Indira

Waitakere Supports Indira

Waitakere City Council, Mayor Bob Harvey and MP Lynne Pillay are urging locals to vote for Glen Eden’s Indira Moala who is one of the three finalists in the current series of TVNZ’s New Zealand Idol.

“Indira has a great voice, is obviously a lovely young woman and very committed to a future in music, “says Mayor Harvey.

“On top of that she’s a local so every westie should be voting for her.

“Indeed the whole of Auckland should be voting for Indira because she’s the only contestant left from north of the Bombays. She could well win this competition and I think she deserves to. Come on Waitakere residents – get voting.”

Waitakere MP Lynne Pillay couldn’t agree more.

“There’s nothing better than seeing one of your own do so well,” she says. “We need to make sure Indira wins this competition. This is great for Glen Eden and Waitakere.”

Twenty one year old Indira is studying music at university and has four brothers and sisters.

She has been singing seriously since she was 10. Indira revealed in Sunday night’s Idol episode that right from the start of the competition her goal has been “to take it out”.

Her rendition of the Crowded House hit “You’d Better Be Home Soon” last Sunday was greeted with wild applause from the live audience and ensured her place in the top three.

Indira’s father, Aisea Moala, is delighted Waitakere is getting behind Indira. “I would like to say thanks to everyone who is supporting Indira and keep that westie support coming,” he says.

“Having a ‘home crowd’ will make all the difference to Indira.”

To vote for Indira people can phone 0900 88288 or text Indira to 2299.

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