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Captain to mix it with men POSTMODERN JUKEBOX

Wednesday 16 October 8:00pm To usher in the upcoming Twenty-Twenties, the famed time-twisting musical collective will circumnavigate the globe on their Welcome to the Twenties 2.0 Tour to prepare the world for a new decade - one that Postmodern Jukebox creator Scott Bradlee hopes will see a return to the style and craftsmanship that typified the music of past generations. Admission $79.90 - $259.90

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18 - 20 October, times vary Dancers from all over New Zealand will battle it out in front of our panel of International judges to be named the National Troupe/Group for 2019. Saturday - Adult $40.00 Child $20.00 Sunday - Adult $30.00 Child $15.00 2 Day Pass - Adult $90.00 Child $50.00 3 Day Pass - Adult $110.00 Child $60.00 Troupe Day - Adult $30.00 Child $15.00 Session Pass - Adult $15.00 Child $10.00 Final Concert - Adult $40.00 Child $25.00 Concession $30.00 Family (2A+2C) $80.00 Plus Credit Card & Service Fees


Saturday 26 October 7:00pm Presented by Footnote New Zealand Dance. The Clearing is a dance-theatre work inspired by the mysterious energy that exists within forests, hollows and hills, and the supernatural stories we tell ourselves about these spaces. Like a beautifully shot, indie thriller film, The Clearing overflows with vivid imagery and mesmerising performances. Adult $39.00 Senior $29.00 Student $29.00 Plus Credit Card & Service Fees


1 - 2 November, times vary Presented by Dean Mckerras School of Dance. Just like Cinderella, you can come to the ball! From the Genie’s Ball to Annie’s Ball to Lambert’s Ball - even a Christmas Ball - fun for the whole family as our stars shine. Be there! Adult $19.50 Child $9.50 Concession $15.00 Family (2A+2C) $54.00 Plus Credit Card & Service Fees


Saturday 9 November 7:30pm Presented by the Imperial Russian Ballet Company, Swan Lake crosses the world of magic and mystical creatures with that of the real world. It is a story where the virtues of love and forgiveness in the end conquer evil and betrayal. Adult $69.00 - $89.00 Child $39.00 - $59.00 Concession/Group (10+) $59.00 - $79.00 Plus Credit Card & Service Fees


Wednesday 13 November 7:30pm Presented by the Royal New Zealand Ballet. Faint starlight peeps through the dark forest canopy. It is midnight: the witching hour. Alone and lost, two hungry children stumble towards a glowing vision of warmth and comfort, heaven for any child with an empty belly and an aching heart. But all is not as it seems... Adult $50.00 - $99.00 Child $25.00 - $50.00 Concession $45.00 - $89.10 Plus Credit Card & Service Fees


Saturday 16 November 7:30pm Unplugged, hear the greatest hits of The Hollies, 10CC & The Sweet. Three great friends perform the classic hits with three guitars and three amazing voices in an intimate atmosphere filled with music, stories and humour. Admission $79.00 - $99.00 Plus Credit Card & Service Fees

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By PAUL WILLIAMS New Zealand inline hockey captain Tara Fox is capping off a busy week at the national competition in Levin this week by playing in the men’s grade. Fox, 35, had no qualms about mixing it with some of the best male inline hockey players in the country. “I’m quite a physical player anyway,” she said. Fox was not out of place among the men either, showing her class as a defender in what was an extremely facepaced game at senior level. It was a busy time at the tournament for the recently married Fox. As well as playing for the Hamilton Devils women’s side, of which she was also the coach, and she also coached the club’s under 19 and under 16 teams. It was raining gold for the Devils as the U16, U19, and women’s teams had all won gold medals, with the men’s campaign kicking off tonight. Fox originally began figure skating as a 5-year-old on ice, which led to a passion for ice hockey where she had also represented New Zealand, retiring in 2014. But she made a choice to continue playing inline hockey, although hinted that retirement was not far off after a lifetime on skates. “I’ve travelled the world with hockey. This could possibly be my last year,” she said, although she would love the opportunity to coach national teams in the future. As a dual New Zealand inline hockey and ice hockey representative, she had travelled the world with both sports, and said New Zealand’s inline results stacked up well in the international arena. The NZ women’s team, ranked 11th in the world, was placed third at the 2013 world championship, while they finished seventh in Italy last year. Away from the rink, in recent years Fox had established the inline hockey coaching company Hockeywise. She was formerly Tara Tissink, before marrying teammate Courtney Fox earlier this year. Meanwhile, Levin Thunder was

New Zealand women’s inline hockey captain Tara Fox. praised for their organisation of the event. President Arden Phillips said the club had waited for 26 years to stage the national competition, as their 65m x 40m wooden playing surface was rated one of the best in the country. The rink was larger than the standard

size of 50m by 25m. There were more than 650 players from 65 teams competing this week, in grades ranging from under-10s to Premier and Masters divisions. Games were starting at 8am and were played well into the night.

Swimmers evacuated over gas fears By PAUL WILLIAMS Poisonous gas leak fears meant earlybird swimmers were evacuated from the pool at Levin Aquatic Centre yesterday morning for a major emergency callout. There were 12 people swimming in different pools at the complex when an alarm rang shortly after 6.30am. They were evacuated immediately, wearing just their swim suits. Jed Thomas was one of those early morning swimmers and was draped in a towel. He was assessed at the nearby Levin Fire Station as a precaution before being sent home. Fire crews from Levin were immediately on the scene, while another crew from nearby Shannon arrived shortly after 7am. At one stage, there were five fire engines and crews, police and ambulance at the scene. At 7.30am, the Hazardous Substance and New Organisms unit from Palmerston North arrived to determine the exact nature of the leak, originally believed to be chlorine. But after assessing the scene they found no poisonous particles and declared the site safe for entry. The pool would remained closed though, as now tests would be made do determine whether the alarm system was faulty. Just days earlier staff at the pool had participated in a training exercise for such an event and were well briefed on emergency procedure. The pool is run by Horowhenua District Council, and group manager customer & regulatory services Ian McLachlan said an alarm at the pool sounded when it detected a gas leak. McLachlan, who was on the scene immediately along with acting chief executive Mark Lester, said he was pleased to learn that staff had followed

Fire crews from Levin, Shannon and Palmerston North attended the callout. correct procedure and was full of praise for their efforts. “Life first,” he said. McLachlan said the pool would remain closed until they could find out why the alarm had sounded. They simply couldn’t open and have a repeat siren, prompting emergency services into action again. “It potentially could be closed for the rest of the day. It’s a precautionary measure to ensure that the public are safe,” he said at the time of the incident.

Jed Thomas was evacuated from the pool during his early morning swim.