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linking home buyers with sellers Sell your home
Keep the commission
12A Wyte St, Foxton $210,000
449 Ruahine St, PN $600,000
20 Millbrook Pl, Ashhurst 345,000
52 Schnell Dr, PN $593,000
Saved by Palmerston North
home owners using Optimo
to market their home for
sale (to date)
Money that would have been paid
to real estate agents if Optimo
customers, who successfully sold
their property using Optimo, had
paid a 4% commission +GST
Contact Bryan Hooper
M:027 430 1005
"It was great being able to communicate
direct with the vendor.It was also
good having a builders report to look
at before we considered an offer.The
Optimo website was easy to use and I
really enjoyed the walkthrough video
tour which was much better than a few
photos of the property."
"It is simple - choosing Optimo to market
our house was a great decision. Timing
was everything; in an ideal world we
wanted to secure a settlement date that
was just after the completion of our
new home at a realistic price and this is
exactly what we have achieved, without
incurring the usually huge real estate fees.
The Optimo model is a very effective,
pleasant and inexpensive way to sell
your home, so don't hesitate, give them
Kev & Philippa West,
38 Johnstone Drive
"We have sold 2 homes the traditional
way before and I can honestly say going
through Optimo has been the easiest and
stress free way to sell a home!
I would definately go through Optimo if I
needed to sell again".
3 Cleveland Heights.
80 HIGH ST, BULLS (06) 322 1929
82 Broadway Avenue • PN
Ph/Fax: 355 5966
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Diamond website goes live
A website to mark the diamond jubilee
of Queen Elizabeth is now live.
The site, diamondjubilee.govt.nz,
contains a history of the Queen's
60-year reign as New Zealand's head of
state written by Gavin McLean, a
senior historian with the Ministry for
Culture and Heritage.
There is also a page of events
planned to mark the diamond jubilee.
Organisations holding events to mark
the jubilee can submit their listings for
inclusion, although Government House
reserves the right to decide which
events to list.
Listings can be sent to info@govt
Later in the year, the site will carry
updated information about the dia-
mond jubilee visit in November of the
Prince of Wales and the Duchess of
Reality bites for conscious Pedigree
Summertime music for concert series
By JUDITH LACY
Hip to be square: Palmerston North
rapper Stanley Pedigree, left,
performs with New Zealand beatbox
champion King Homeboy.
Stanley Pedigree is not a
His hip-hop songs are experimen-
tal and socially conscious -- they are
not about women and money.
In the video for Overtime, the title
track from his first EP, there are no
scantily clad women and Pedigree is
not dripping in ostentatious gold
Pedigree (real name James
Pikari) performs in The Square on
Tuesday, in part of the Access
Manawatu-organised Sounds of
Summer concert series.
The Overtime EP was released in
November and its 11 tracks show-
case local talent.
Pedigree said no-one wants to do
everything by themselves and it was
nice to have other people's opinions
and allow them to use their talents.
Aint Got Time, featuring Skinni
MC and Dnator, has received air
time on Radio Control and Radio
Skinni MC and Dnator will per-
form with Pedigree on Tuesday.
The Overtime EP is self-produced
with help from friends.
Pedigree said gone are the days
when you need lots of money and to
know someone in Auckland to get
an album out.
People can teach themselves how
to use the required software.
The Stomach is a good place to
start if musicians are interested in
recording their work.
Conscious hip-hop is music that
means something: lyrics with a
message the listener can take away.
Rappers who sing about material-
ism and women are often commer-
Unfortunately that is what the
world still keeps paying for.
I don't know why, maybe every-
one is living in a dream world.''
Pedigree prefers to write about
The Overtime single is in part
about overworking and contains the
line not trying to preach, but
A Better Way says that emotional
pain affects rich and poor alike.
While Pedigree likes writing,
making and performing rap music --
part of the hip-hop culture -- he also
performs roots, electronica and
On Tuesday he will perform good
summertime music that people
want to listen to on their lunch
Storyboarding is under way to
create videos of two more songs
from the EP.
Future plans include releasing
more material, doing more gigs and
continuing to work with other
musicians where possible.
He does not want to be pigeon-
holed as a one-trick pony.
Pikari's performing name is a
collaboration between himself and
fellow musician Tony Costa.
Together they performed as
Costa died in 2009 and Pikari
sees Stanley Pedigree as a tribute to
The Overtime EP is available as a
CD from JB Hi-Fi nationwide or can
be downloaded for a koha from the
Stanley Pedigree Facebook page.
The Overtime video can be seen
The Access Manawatu Sounds of
Summer Concert Series runs from
February 27 till March 2 with an hour-
long concert at noon each day in The
Monday: HUF; Tuesday: Stanley
Pedigree; Wednesday: The Bing
Turkby Ensemble; Thursday: Midnight
Switch; Friday: Ceol Manawatu.
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