Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 


Pukekohe Primary School Gets Pole Position

Media release 10 April 2013

Pukekohe Primary School Gets Pole Position

Pukekohe North Primary School’s kapa haka group will be on the starting grid at this weekend’s V8 Supercars ITM 400 Auckland at Pukekohe Park Raceway, as a warm up to the Kapa Haka Nationals.

The 40 strong group will be one of Auckland’s representatives at the Kapa Haka Nationals in Tauranga in November, and have the backing of local iwi Ngati Tamaoho for their performance at the official proceedings on Sunday.

“I was lucky enough to catch one of the group’s rehearsals, and I can promise that V8 fans, drivers and officials are in for a treat,” says Greg Mosen, V8 Supercars ITM 400 Auckland Event Manager. “The V8 Supercars will be broadcast to more than 130 countries, and we wanted the track side entertainment to reflect New Zealand’s unique culture. We feel fortunate to find such talent right on the raceway’s doorstep.”

Pukekohe North Principal, Robyn Withers-Lauer, says the school has a very strong and supportive whanau network of parents and teachers.

“I know the children are very excited to be part of the formal proceedings. We are honoured to be chosen to perform at such a great occasion.”

Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development (ATEED) has been working in partnership with the Ngati Tamaoho Trust since the green light was given for the return of the V8s to Auckland in July 2012.

Visit aucklandNZ.com/V8Supercars for more information.

Tickets are on sale from Ticketek for as little as NZ$30 plus fees, with three-day general (GA) admission for NZ$110 and three-day grandstands from NZ$145.

Kids 12 and under receive free GA entry with a paying adult. Travel on event buses and trains is included in pre-purchased V8 Supercars ITM 400 Auckland tickets.

To plan your journey, visit www.at.co.nz or phone 09 366 6400. Other ATEED led events include:-

V8 Supercars ITM 400 Pit Stops on Queen Street, Thursday 11 April from 11am to 2pm. The Fan Trail on Saturday and Sunday 13 and 14 April from the Pukekohe train station to Pukekohe Park Raceway.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

Gordon Campbell: On Bank Scandals (And Air Crashes)

Last month, the Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC) filed proceedings against Westpac over activities that have some distinct echoes of the Libor scandal. More>>

Budget: Health Funding Must Keep Up With Need

NZNO: “The nursing team has been doing more with less for years. It’s getting to the point that we’re really worried about our colleagues, our patients, our jobs and the level of health care available for people in our country." More>>

ALSO:

Emissions Inventory: Time For The Government To Do The Right Thing

It’s time for the National Government to step up and do the right thing to reduce climate pollution as data shows New Zealand’s greenhouse gas emissions are higher than ever, the Green Party said today. More>>

ALSO:

Budget 2016: More Partnership Schools To Open

Seven new schools will join the eight Partnership Schools already open, along with further new schools opening in 2017. “The growth of this policy is a reflection of the high level of interest from educators and community leaders,” Mr Seymour says. More>>

ALSO:

No Correspondence With English: Did Brownlee Make Up Sale Of Navy Ships ‘On The Hoof?’

Having revealed that several Royal New Zealand Navy vessels have not left port in years, New Zealand First is now asking the Minister of Defence to prove he did not come up with the idea of selling HMNZS Taupo and Pukaki until the media asked him. More>>

Housing Plans: Labour- Abolish Auckland Urban Boundary
The Government should rule out any possibility of an urban growth boundary in Auckland Council’s Unitary Plan if it is serious about fixing the housing crisis. More>>
Greens - State House Solution
The Homes Not Cars policy allows Housing New Zealand to retain its dividend and, in addition, would refund its tax, to spend on the emergency building of around 450 new state houses. More>>

ALSO:

Houses And Taxes: Post-Cabinet, Pre-Budget Press Conference

The Prime Minister said that the pre-budget announcements showed that his Government is “investing in a growing economy”. He re-affirmed the National Government’s commitment to lowering personal tax rates but that any such change must fit with the fiscal reality of the time. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news