Northern News : December 8th 2010
7 NORTHERN NEWS, DECEMBER 8, 2010 ARTS PH: 021 259 2179 WWW TANGOJETSKITOURSCO NZ Get a rush jet ski-ing through the Bay of Islands Tango Jet Ski Tours and Hire are located in the beautiful Bay of Islands in Paihia, opposite Shell, and also in Russell, near The Duke of Marborough. Dave and Erica have r un a chartered yacht business in the Bay of Islands for the past five years and have now decided to take the fast lane, operating a jet ski business in the same beautiful area. Dave, Erica and team specialise in guided tou rs through the Bay of Islands, hopping from island to island and stoppping for lunch and cold drinks at island cafes. Their tour provides commentary from knowledgeable guides. The up to date, late model jet skis car ry three persons or up to 240kg in weight and the team has the latest safety equipment, including New Zealand standard life jackets, VHF radio, flares, fire extinguishers and first aid kit. Tango Jetski Tours and Hire provide the jetski, that way you get to experience full control and the blast of riding your ow n jetski. This is fantastic for a family day out, for tourists and friends from overseas, offering pure enjoyment and great fun in a magnificient setting... now wouldn't this just make a perfect gift idea for Christmas? Vouchers are available. Please view the web site or facebook for prices and get an idea of what we offer. Come and see the team to organise your exhilarating jet ski experience. 3317006AA Volunteers needed can you help please Foster Homes needed The Bay of Islands SPCA does not have an animal shelter and rely on foster families and foster homes for our dogs and Cats, can you help? Van Drivers We are looking for part me Van Drivers Monday to Friday, to help transport our animals, and help the inspectors and oﬃce staﬀ. Dog Walkers We desperately need dog walkers morning and a ernoon, if you can help, all of our dogs need regular exercise, cleaning and lots and lots of love. If you can help with any of the above please contact the SPCA Oﬃce at 50 Kerikeri Road, phone 09 4077515, or Email firstname.lastname@example.org The BOISPCA making a diﬀerence in our community You can trust St John Only St John medical alarms connect directly to St John and are installed by uniformed St John staff. Call 0800 50 23 23 for more information. STJOHN0910 3313617AA $$$ Cash for damaged & Unwanted Call 0800 222 355 027 502 4949 Van, 4x4, Ute & Truck Petrol, Diesel, Engine or body damaged, registered or de-registered FREE REMOVAL (conditions apply) Working outside the box ABOUT THE ARTS WITH MIKE NETTMANN Deep: Rite of Passage by Lovey Fife, NorthTec Rawene arts graduate student. All art requires cour- age. --- Anne Tucker Te putanga mai Nor- thTec Graduate Exhi- bition at Hokianga Gallery I was overcome by a feeling of excitement and joy on entering this gal- lery. Here is an impress- ive example of what art and study is all about. These students have been professionally guided into exploring and developing their individual creative and intellectual capabilities and judging by the high standard of work on show they can all be proud of what they have achieved. I am always in awe of students who work outside the box , investigating new techniques and materials, to express their inner desire for originality. One student who has developed a fas- cinating technique using sandpaper with kauri gum and pounamu has successfully realised her experimenting into a unique artform, dis- playing the finished works rolled up in glass cylinders -- brilliant! This exhibition is beauti- fully presented and a must see! Ends Decem- ber 15. Peregrination at Ludbrook House Alex Milsom presents an exquisite show of mezzotint prints -- this is printmaking at its very best. Her attention to detail and meticulous work ethic make each piece a gem to be treasured and preserved. The works are intimate -- A world of childhood narrative imbued with adult insight. Alex has produced the most remarkable intense, luscious black in her prints, masterfully cre- ating an allusion of depth rather than just the normal flat black. She cleverly incorporates etching into some works and together with deli- cate tonal effects and subtle chiaroscuro achieves flawless beauty. Ends December 19. Whirimako Black & Nigel Gavin at The Centre Think of all the best things that have happened to you in your life, wrap them in glori- ous vocals and this is Whirimako Black. With brilliant guitar accompaniment by Nigel Gavin the concert was nothing short of genius. Whirimako has the envi- able ability to captivate and hold an audience with her sublime vocals and beguiling charisma for the entire evening -- and probably beyond! Whirimako sings with a true sense of believability, telling stories in song convinc- ingly with passion over a variety of musical genres -- a talent beyond com- pare! Other shows I attended last week: Lunchtime Guitar at The Centre. Rogan Mortimer and Jesse Kar- klin stole the show with their passionate, ener- getic original composi- tions. Flying fingers, complex percussion patterns and wild fla- menco style music lifted the audience into a fren- zied state of euphoria. Paihia Library features an exhibition of paintings by a group of Northland artists -- well worth a look. Ends Dec 16. Neil Diamond Trib- ute at The Centre Kerikeri had an appreci- ative audience rocking and singing along to fam- iliar hits. ARTS CALENDAR DECEMBER Dec 1-19, Stephen Mumberson & Chris Pig etchings and relief prints at Art at Wharepuke, 190 Kerikeri Rd. Daily 9am-5pm Dec 4-19, Peregrination, from Pakaraka to Glasgow by Alexandra Milsom at Ludbrook House, 7491 SH1 Ohaeawai, daily 10am- 4pm. Dec 10 & 11, Northern Dance Company presents Coppelia at The Centre Kerikeri at 10am and 6.30pm Friday and 11am & 6.30pm Saturday. $20 adults, $10 children. Dec 10, Daniel Champagne Australian blues/folk guitarist at Bishops Wood, SH10, Kerikeri, at 7.30pm, $15 from The Sound Lounge or $20 at door. Dec 10-Jan 28, Birds of a Feather, Lester Hall -- prints and originals; Alicia Courtney -- jewellery at Loft Design & Gallery Fairway Drive, Kerikeri. Artist reception Dec 10, 5pm. Dec 10-30, Advent Affordable Art Sale, new and stockroom art at Kaan Zamaan, 373 Kerikeri Rd. Dec 11-Jan 6, Doors Unhinged, 10 Hokianga artists at Village Arts, Kohukohu. Opening preview and fifth birthday celebration at 11am, Dec 11 Until Dec 15, Te putanga mai, Diploma of Applied Arts Graduate exhibition at Rawene Art Gallery. Until Dec 16, Group Show curated by Peter Millington at Williams House Library, Paihia. Dec 17, Carol Concert at Kemp House Kerikeri at 6pm. Free admission. Dec 18, Carol Concert at Pompallier Mission Russell at 6pm. Free admission. Dec 18 & 19, Centre For Creative Studies Student Exhibition at 2 Cochrane Drive off Waipapa Rd opposite Kerifresh. Daily 10-4pm. Opening preview Dec 17, 5pm-7pm. Dec 17, Flutes and Friends -- Kerikeri flautist Clare Penny in concert with leading students and local musicians, presenting merry melodies just for you. 12.15pm in the Bar at the Centre Kerikeri. Gold coin entry. Until Dec 22, The Art of distinguished Maori artist Rua Paul at Haratu Kororareka Marae, The Strand, Russell. Until Dec 28, Lew Petrenko Paintings, Sculpture & Etchings at Dundee Interiors, 505 Kerikeri Rd. JANUARY Jan 8, Fat Freddy's Drop at Opononi Hotel. Doors open 7.30pm. Tickets $55 + BF available from ticketmaster.co.nz and amplifier.co.nz and venue. Jan 9-30, Art to Relate to, works by Carol Watt's, Maria Lindsay & Tracey Miller at Kaan Zamaan, 373 Kerikeri Rd. Opening preview Jan 9, 11am. FEBRUARY Feb 5-27, Both Sides Now, new work by Sally Bristow, at Kaan Zamaan, 373 Kerikeri Rd. Opening preview February 4, 4pm- 6pm.
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