Northern News : November 24th 2010
10 NORTHERN NEWS, NOVEMBER 24, 2010 NEWS Take your place@NorthTec Whakatangata ia koe@NorthTec Courses and programmes may be cancelled, postponed or have their content or configuration changed from time to time (including during the academic year) at the discretion of NorthTec. NorthTec has campuses in Whangarei and Kerikeri, and Learning Centres in Kaitaia, Rawene, Silverdale and Kaikohe. Freephone 0800 162 100 For more detailed information visit: www.northtec.info Study close to home Do you want to study but need to combine your learning with working part-time or looking after children? Then study close to home at one of our friendly regional campuses or learning centres in Räwene, Kaikohe, Kerikeri or Kaitaia. Be near to whanau and get all the support you need to succeed. You can learn from tutors who are leaders in their fields and embark on a new career or create employment opportunities for yourself without leaving the north. Enrol now for 2011 VISUAL ARTS - KERIKERI Bachelor of Applied Arts student Nada Woods has made the transition from an ACE pottery class to a degree programme and even international travel as an artist at the NorthTec campus in Kerikeri. "I was really interested in pottery and started on an ACE class. Then the tutor, Richard Parker, suggested that I enrol on the degree programme at the end of 2009. I'm so glad I did." Being able to study with a world-renowned ceramicist like Richard Parker is a huge opportunity. "I'll be carrying on with the second year of the degree next year, specifically so that I can pursue my interest in working with clay." In October Nada was one of a group of four students who was invited to travel to South Korea with Richard Parker to participate in the World Onggi Foundation's International Student Workshop in Ulsan. The experience has shown Nada that there is a world of possibilities available for professional artists. 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Sweet Caroline, Cherry Cherry, I m A Believer. Those are just some of the songs Neil Diamond tribute artist Steve Cum- mins will perform at a concert in Kerikeri next month. The Australian enter- tainer is bringing his Neil Diamond Super Hits Show to The Centre on Saturday, December 4, as part of a 13-town tour of New Zealand. Neil Diamond fans are in for a treat, according to his Queensland-based publicist Showtime Man- agement. Cummins has played to packed houses in Australia, New Zealand and Asia for 16 years and once featured with Diamond on a BBC radio programme about the legendary singer-song- writer. The president of the Neil Diamond fan club in Australia has described Cummins as the only performer to master the feel of Diamond s music, says Showtime. It s the closest you will get to 1976 again. Northern News is giv- ing away two double passes to the Neil Dia- mond Super Hits Show in Kerikeri. Togointoadrawto win a pass, simply email your name, address and telephone number to Richard.Edmondson@ snl.co.nz putting Neil Diamond in the subject line. The closing date for entries is 9am on November 26. The winners will be notified by email the same day. Tickets for the show, which starts at 8pm, can be bought online at www.centakeri.com or purchased at The Centre s box office, phone 407-0260. Adults are $59, students 16 years and under are $39 and groups of more than six are $54 a person. Soul diva tours the Far North DATES Whirimako Black -- Soul Talk national tour Kaikohe Wednesday, December 1, 7:30pm, the Mid-North Motor Inn. Tickets $20 if bought from Nursery Box or $25 if bought at concert. To book a meal, phone Perry on 405-3160. Kaitaia Thursday, December 2, 7:30pm, Dalmatian Hall. Adults $30, students 16 years and under $10. Tickets available from Bank Street Art Gallery, Finders Gallery and Boutique and the Doubtless Bay Information Centre. Kerikeri Friday, December 3, 7:30pm, The Centre's Events Hall. Tickets are $25 and available from The Centre. Smooth voice: Whirimako Black. Soul diva Whirimako Black will perform three concerts in the Far North next week. The smoky-voiced singer s vocal style has been compared to Dionne Warwick and Nina Simone. She will visit Kaikohe, Kaitaia and Kerikeri as part of a nationwide Soul Talk tour. She will be ac- companied by master guitarist and string player Nigel Gavin on the tour, which is supported by the Arts on Tour NZ Trust, Creative New Zealand and the Kaikohe Community Arts Council. Whirimako is of Tuhoe, Ngati Tuwhare- toa, Ngati Ranginui, Te Whakatohea, Te Wha- nau-a-Apanui and Te Arawa descent. She is acclaimed for her jazz and blues inter- pretations and is a lead- ing singer in te reo Maori. Her achievements include performing over- seas, composing and recording songs for the TVNZ series The New Zealand Wars and mod- ernising traditional wai- ata to fulfil the dreams of my ancestors . Nigel Gavin has performed with bands including the Nairobi Trio, The Jews Brothers and Robert Fripp s legendary League of Craft Guitarists. Tauranga newspaper The Weekend Sun des- cribes him as a musical treasure whose eccentric range is matched only by his virtuosity with stringed instruments and his prodigious imagination. Nigel s finger-picking is so fast, so smooth, and so laden with sudden vir- tuoso explosions that it is damn near impossible to work out either what he s doing, or how he s doing it, the newspaper says.
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