Construction company supports dance show

Thursday May 02, 2019 Written by Published in Local
McConnell Dowell project manager James Taylor, staff Maruia Willie and secretary of the Ministry of Cultural Development Anthony Turua. 19050116 McConnell Dowell project manager James Taylor, staff Maruia Willie and secretary of the Ministry of Cultural Development Anthony Turua. 19050116

For the first time McConnell Dowell are sponsors of the Te Mire ‘Ura cultural dance show that begins tonight at the National Auditorium.

 The construction company handed over the generous amount of $3800 to the head of the Ministry of Cultural Development Anthony Turua yesterday afternoon.

Turua was appreciative of the donation saying they are pleased and very happy to have the company on board showing their endorsement for the junior and intermediate cultural dance sections.

Project manager of McConnell Dowell James Taylor said the company wants to be involved in and support local community events and to encourage the kids.

Local graduate engineer with McConnell Dowell Maruia Willie also added that they have a strong presence at the moment and are proud to be sponsors.

Rehab Nightclub, The Bond Store and the ministry will present the masters, golden oldies, experts and expats sections dance competition tomorrow night where it will be held for the first time at Rehab nightclub. So far 25 contestants are set to take the stage.

Over the past years Rehab have brought in various live bands from overseas to entertain on the island - this year they are wanting to do something different.

Rehab manager Scott Arlander said they want to change things up hosting different events; after working closely with the ministry involving the successful Stan Walker show last December and the first UB40 concert, they have a good working relationship.

With over $6000 in cash prizes up for grabs he says, “we intend to make it exciting, there will be seating in the general admission area and food will be available inside”.

The doors open at 7pm with the show starting promptly at 8pm - please note the venue is R18.

It is best to purchase your tickets before the event starts for $5, if you pay at the door the price of $10 will apply. 

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