Northern News : December 22nd 2010
7 NORTHERN NEWS, DECEMBER 22, 2010 ARTS Developing Tino Rangatiratanga by providing ordinary services in an extraordinary way 136a Commerce Street (Opposite Farmers and also based at WINZ Kaitaia) Phone: (09) 408 4844 or 0800 KOROWAI Fax: (09) 408 4842 PO Box 401 Kaitaia email: email@example.com www.hekorowaitrust.co.nz FAMILY VIOLENCE IT'S NOT OK I like walking in the rain cause no one knows I'm crying If you know of any young person witnessing family violence or IF YOU ARE HURTING THOSE WHO LOVE YOU THE MOST AND WANT HELP, PLEASE CALL US CONFIDENTIALLY NOW 2010 CHRISTMAS MESSAGE My board, staff and volunteers want to extend our best wishes to you and your whanau over the festive season. We hope that this Christmas will be a time of happiness in your home, and a time of peace throughout our community. We are mindful that while we celebrate with our whanau over the festive season there will be those who will have an empty space at the Christmas table this year who deeply miss and fondly remember their loved ones who are no longer with them. We pray for their comfort. The festive season brings a number of deeper concerns for example safety for our children both in and around water and on the roads, severe depression and sadness for those who feel Christmas is about material things and the resulting inability to afford presents, rather than sharing time with their family and giving them the best present of all their love and time. We are mindful of those in need who are facing the struggles of illness, terrible addictions and old age with no one to either help or pray with them. Some young men will feel they have no family, some young mums will feel abandoned and alone, and sadly some children will wonder if anybody loves them. In this season of giving, we will continue to share our responsibility to help those less fortunate than ourselves, accordingly our service although closed from Friday December 17th to Monday January 17th 2011 however for emergencies we will be contactable on the numbers below. We hope you will look for opportunities to give freely and volunteer help and assistance by reaching out to those in need, by doing so we all learn to appreciate the blessings given to us by a higher authority as we seek the festive promise of peace in our community and on earth. Naida Glavish CHAIRPERSON EVALUATING OUR PERFORMANCE: As part of our best practice policy all service users are invited to complete a confdential service evaluation. The following is an overview of comments provided. Appointments: A number of families told us that they found our appointment booking system diffcult. The average wait for a non urgent appointment was 72 hours. Appointments are confrmed once necessary information is available this reduces interview time and allows our team to verify all information and present a credible proposal on your behalf. A crisis is defned as something that can not wait due to immediate health or safety needs of the family, as a consequence those who present in crisis are seen within Two hours. Resources: There is absolutely no question that the need for our service far exceeds our ability to meet the needs of our community the demand is just to great. We have established a waiting list and regretfully it is getting longer. To better assist us we have placed a high priority on supporting and if need be training extended family on how to provide or access help for their loved ones. Informality: Two families felt our service provision was in their words Loose, this was not our intention, we did not mean to appear casual or disrespectful. Our service delivery style should not impose artifcial barriers or place emphasis on status. We have been told that we sometimes appear threatening, this was not our intention. To reduce this occurring in the future we have ensured our dress code is tidy but not fancy, and that the language we use is not in their words Flash but easy to understand. Confdentiality: A number of families were concerned at both audible and visible confdentiality. To overcome this real concern we ftted a wall to screen off our budgeting area, further a security coded door has been ftted to allow access by invitation only. All fles are locked in a secure fling cabinet and loaded onto a secure database system that is only accessible through a series of known passwords. Our rooms are not soundproofed and sometimes discussions can be heard in the adjoining rooms, To overcome this we have designated an area that is totally away from the general offce for those who have concerns. We have a discreet back entry exit for those who do not wish to go through our reception area. Origin and its creator ABOUT THE ARTS WITH MIKE NETTMANN An Original: Lorraine Hayman. Merry Christmas and a very happy, safe festive season to all my readers. Lorraine Hayman and Origin Gallery Kerikeri Twenty-nine years ago, stained glass and leadlight artist Lorraine Hayman, potter Jo Penman, watercolourist Jos Morrow and fur- niture maker Jeff Kleghorn decided they needed a place to sell their art. At the time, Kerikeri had had its worst floods in recorded history -- 1981 s Cyclone Bola. One of the casualties of the flood was The Old Winery building on State Highway 10 which was to become a little gold mine for the four budding entrepreneurs. Lorraine recalls her first impression of the winery: Piles of silt and hundreds of corks . Like true Kiwis they were not fazed and got to work cleaning, restoring, painting, wiring and out- fitting the damaged building. It became known to all locals as the purple shop on the side of the road . The collective was to be called either Original 7 or The Originals but Wendy Laurenson -- Jeff s part- ner -- proposed Origin. The doors opened in the May school holidays of 1981 and became so popular that for 10 years the artists in the Origin collective made a living from selling their work. Sadly, in 1999 their landlord died and they were forced to find new premises. They made a disastrous move to a complex on SH10 with a shop lack- ing atmosphere and promises made by the landlord that did not eventu- ate. Finally an increase in rent in 2004 forced them to look elsewhere. The house and grounds at 128 Kerikeri Rd were heaven sent. They have been able to bring new artists on board to continue offering quality art and workshops -- Darjit, using recycled compound to create garden sculptures, etc, has become very popular. I asked Lorraine what she believed was the secret of Origin s success: The artists and their sup- port -- all very different individuals with the same ideals, a nurturing and supportive environment. Every- body has put their stamp on the success of Origin. A few weeks ago Lorraine, the last of the Originals, sadly said goodbye. She is off to spend time with her dad in Tasmania. Who knows, I might come back with something completely differ- ent! We wish Lorraine all the very best and thank her for the asset she has helped establish in our com- munity. ARTS CALENDAR DECEMBER Dec 22-Jan 25, White Silence -- paintings and prints by Mark Graver at Art at Wharepuke Kerikeri. Gallery open daily 9am to 5pm. Dec 31, Jazz in the Vines with three bands at Marsden Estate, Kerikeri from 11am to 4.30pm $20. Ph (09) 407-9398. Until Dec 28, Lew Petrenko Paintings, Sculpture and Etchings at Dundee Interiors 505 Kerikeri Rd. Until Dec 30, Advent Affordable Art Sale new and stockroom art at Kaan Zamaan 373 Kerikeri Rd. JANUARY Jan 3-31, Paintings by Caryl Watts and Maria Lindsay at Whangaroa Hall daily 10am to 4pm. Until Jan 6, Doors Unhinged, 10 Hokianga artists at Village arts Kohukohu. Jan 8, Fat Freddy's Drop at Opononi Hotel. Doors open 7.30pm. Tickets $55. Available from ticketmaster.co.nz and amplifier.co.nz and venue. Jan 9-30, Art to Relate to -- works by Caryl Watt's, Maria Lindsay and Tracey Miller at Kaan Zamaan 373 Kerikeri Rd. Opening preview January 9, 11am. Jan 15, The Mangonui Ceili at Mangonui Hall hosted by talented UK entertainer Pete Grassby with local band Spootiskerry Spraoi at 7pm, $3 and bring a plate. Jan 16, open air concert with pianist Art Zegelaar -- A Celebration of Beethoven -- at Pompallier Mission Russell at 5pm. $40 from Pompallier Mission. Info Centre Russell and Paihia. Until Jan 28, ''Birds of a Feather'' Lester Hall -- prints and originals; Alicia Courtney -- jewellry at Loft Design and Gallery Fairway Drive, Kerikeri. FEBRUARY Feb 5-27, ''Both Sides Now'' new work by Sally Bristow at Kaan Zamaan 373 Kerikeri Rd. Opening preview February 4, 4pm to 6pm.
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