Soar Printing

soar_logoSoar Printing is a high quality printing company situated in central Auckland.

Founded in 1920 it is still today a family owned and run business. Their commitment is to produce high quality printing to a wide range of customers including Advertising agencies, manufacturers, retailers and other corporates at a reasonable price.

Soar Printing employ strict quality control procedures and are ISO 9001 certified. Their staff are highly skilled and trained and all are focused on the principle of “do it right first time every time”. Using the most up to date equipment in all departments they can take any job from concept through to finished product, at all times liaising with their customers to ensure that their needs are met.

In-house designers, fully computerised prepress, computer to plate technology, fully automated printing presses which are kept up to date, and the installation of a new multi colour press, mean that Soar provide their customers with exceptional print quality and service.

At present Soar Printing run around the clock – 6 days a week. They also have a logistic operation to enable computerised storage, pick and dispatch system which allows their customers to gain cost advantages by ordering in bulk and having deliveries made at specific times to fulfill JIT (Just In Time) deadlines.

For more information on how Soar Printing can assist your company:

Brian Keegan Sales Manager
Phone: +64 9 379 0076 Fax +64 9 379 0458
Email: [email protected]

John Lewis

john-lewisJohn Lewis was born in Fiordland. Later, he was brought up on his parent’s dairy farm near Invercargill. He began playing the cornet at age nine with the H&H Cougar Brass Band (now Ascot Park Hotel Invercargill Brass) and later went on to study for a Bachelor of Music at the University of Otago in Dunedin.

At this time, John was appointed Principal Cornet of the St Kilda Brass Band. Four years later, John graduated from Otago University with a first class honours degree and won several scholarships for graduating first in his class.

In 1997 he won a Royal Overseas League Scholarship which allowed him to travel to London to perform at St Martins in the Fields, St James Piccadilly, The Great Hall at Dartington International Summer School and at the Royal Overseas League headquarters in London. Following this success, John returned to the books again to study for a diploma in Journalism at the Peter Arnette School of Journalism where he won several more scholarships for graduating first in class. He is an award winning Journalist and was formerly Assistant Editor of Brass Band World Magazine in the United Kingdom. At present, he is a reporter at The Otago Daily Times.

John has won the New Zealand Cornet Championship several times. In 2001, he achieved the incredible, winning not only the New Zealand Cornet Championship, but also the Australian Cornet Championship, the Australian Champion of Champions, the New Zealand Champion of Champions and the New Zealand Invitation Slow Melody Contest – making him the Australasian Champion of Champions and the first to win all five internationally contested events in the same year.

Following his 2001 solo success, John returned to the UK which enabled him to realise his aspirations of playing for one of the finest brass bands in the world – Brighouse and Rastrick. He held the position of Assistant Principal Cornet of B&R from 2001-2005.

More recently, John has been the Principal Cornet of the 2005, 2007 and 2009 National Bands of New Zealand and is the New Zealand 2011 Cornet Champion and Champion of Champions. Dalewool Auckland Brass are very privileged to have someone of John’s pedigree to lead them into the next exciting new episode of the bands history.

AIS St Helens

logo-ais-st-helensAIS St Helens is the largest private degree granting institution in New Zealand, with a roll of around 1,000 students of whom 75% are international students from over 30 different countries.

The institute was established in 1990 as an English language and business school. Now at its Main and Asquith Campuses in Mt Albert, Auckland, the Institute offers a range of qualifications including an MBA programme; Bachelor’s degrees in Arts, International Business and Tourism Management; a Graduate Diploma in IT, and undergraduate diplomas and certificates in hospitality, computing, business, tourism and TESOL, in addition to general and academic English and IELTS training.

The institute is pleased to be associated with Dalewool Auckland Brass as a sponsor, and looks forward to introducing more of its students and staff from around the world to the band’s professional performances and to this popular and long-standing feature of Kiwi culture and lifestyle.

For further information please visit the Institute’s website.

Mt Wellington Foundation Ltd

mt-wellington-foundationMt Wellington Foundation Ltd is a Charitable Society located in Mt Wellington who distributes funds to the local community from the proceeds of gaming machines operated in two venues in Panmure, East Auckland.

The Foundation supports a cross section of non profit community groups, charities, welfare agencies, educational organisations and amateur sporting organisations.

Pub Charity

pubcharitylimited_logoPub Charity Limited was established in 2012 to raise funds through gaming machines in hotels and taverns for distribution to grassroots community causes throughout New Zealand.

All funds are raised through the support of
Pub Charity Limited’s venues.