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Jazzgurl plans jaunts to
small towns and cafes
By JUDITH LACY
Combining loves: Leeanne Meikle wants to come to a small town near you.
Palmerston North jazz singer Leeanne
Meikle loves the cafe vibe -- the people, live
music, food and coffee.
She is combining her loves and a back-
ground in advertising into a social media
and video marketing package for eateries.
Jazzgurl s Cafe Travel Diary seeks to put
the often overlooked small towns and cities
on the map.
While visiting a town Ms Meikle will per-
form in the eatery and interview staff about
what makes their cafe special, providing an
up close, personal profile .
It is a nice personal touch to profiling
and giving people a sneak preview to who
[the business is] and why they need to be
While Frank Sinatra did it his way ,
Jazzgurl is about focusing on the why --
why do people need to know about the cafe.
Ashhurst videographer Rob Edwards will
do the filming and the pair will also put
together a clip promoting each town.
Ms Meikle s first public singing experi-
ence was aged 11 at the Feilding Country
I hated it because I was so self conscious
and not confident whatsoever.
As an adult she joined a Feilding church
and was encouraged to use her voice for
It was one day sitting in a Palmerston
North cafe the jazz lightbulb went off -- the
background music was the legendary Ella
That was the beginning of my love affair
with jazz and blues.
The mother of four prefers easy listening
and swing music from the elegant 1930s
Ms Meikle also sings some country and
folk and modern artists like Nora Jones.
She performs in Palmerston North
eateries, at private functions and on blogTV
as Miss Lady Jazz. Born in Foxton, Ms
Meikle grew up in Feilding and says the
Jazzgurl project stems from her love of
people and community.
There s a certain specialness with small
towns and small cities.
Music brings people together, as does
Part of Ms Meikle s business will be
Facebook training and creating pages for
It is the modern age way of communicat-
ing and keeping in touch with people -- right
or wrong -- but that is the reality.
Facebook pages need to be fed with
updates two or three times a week such as
new dishes or special offers.
Everyone is pretty selfish, you have got
to give them a reason to want to check in to
see what s happening.
For more on the project, see ''Jazzgurl's
Cafe Travel Diary'' on Facebook.
The winner of our competition to like The Tribune s
Facebook page is Colin Cable. He receives $50 worth
Holistic practice network revived
By JUDITH LACY
A is for aromatherapy, m is for massage
and s for shaman medicine man.
And h is for the Holistic Health Network.
Manawatu holistic health practitioners
are being encouraged to get behind a
revitalised Holistic Health Network.
Its initial focus is establishing a website
of holistic health practitioners where they
will be listed under their modalities.
The website will also be for related
retailers such as spiritual and organic
The network wants to support and
promote awareness of holistic practitioners.
Inspire Me owner Michelle Grey thought
a network of practitioners would be a good
idea when she starting letting consulting
Many practitioners work from home or in
one-person clinics and she felt there was a
need for a network and peer support type
group, plus a joint effort to connect them
Experiencing other practitioners first-
hand will be encouraged so network
members can make meaningful recommen-
dations to clients with multiple needs.
The network s first meeting was held in
June but it was not until the next one Ms
Grey discovered there had been an earlier
Then Cathy Caldwell, one of the founders
of the original network, returned to Palmer-
ston North from living in Hawke s Bay and
got in touch with Ms Grey.
The Manawatu Holistic Health Com-
munity Group was set up in 2001 and in
latter years was just ticking over, Mrs Cald-
It also changed its name to Holistic
The two initiatives have now merged.
For a Holistic Health Network application
form call into Inspire Me or email wizwmn@
xtra.co.nz. A yearly website listing costs $50.
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