Northern News : January 26th 2010
7 NORTHERN NEWS, JANUARY 26, 2011 ARTS USE YOUR OUTDOOR LIVING AREAS ALL YEAR ROUND! Freephone Kurt Goulding 0800 455 755 Web www.archgola.co.nz NORTHLAND 2777663AA 2755649AN WEBER LT D chartered accountants and business advisors p.094077117 If.094077649 I POBox501 10 Fairway Drive Kerikeri, 0245 Changes to the Holidays Act and the Employment Relations Act Recently, changes to the Holidays Act 2003 and the Employment Relations Act 2000 have been passed by Parliament. The Employment Relations Amendment Act 2010 and Holidays Amendment Act 2010 introduce a wide range of legislative amendments. The main changes to the Holidays Act include: • The ability for employees to cash in a maximum of one week of annual holidays. • Transferring public holidays to another working day. The main changes to the Employment Relations Act include: • Extending trial periods to all employers • Changes to the personal grievance provisions • Consent required to be given before a union can access a workplace, and confirming communication with employees can occur during collective bargaining. • Employers required to retain employment agreements • Extension of the role and powers of labour inspectors. When the changes come into effect Most changes for both Acts will come into effect, on 1st April 2011. One provision in the Holidays Amendment Act 2010 comes into effect immediately. This provision relates to the treatment of holidays and leave during a 'closedown' of a business. For example, if your business has an annual 'closedown' or 'shut down' period that includes public holidays (as can happen over the Christmas / New Year period) then the employee is entitled to be paid for the public holidays if it is otherwise a working day for the employee. One provision in the Employment Relations Act 2010 comes into effect from 1st July 2011. This provision requires employers to retain a signed copy of individual's employment agreement or current signed copy of the terms and conditions. Employees are entitled to a copy of their agreement if they request one. Tax Rate for Non-Resident Seasonal Workers The tax rate for non-resident seasonal workers will change from 15% to 10.5% commencing 1st April 2011. If you wish to discuss this further, please contact April Jenkin on 09 407 7117 ext 227. 2755649AN 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 Graphite on paper shows great skill Lost and found: Artist Lena Zankl. ABOUT THE ARTS WITH MIKE NETTMANN Poor is the pupil who does not surpass his mas- ter. -- Leonardo da Vinci Last week I was in Auck- land to see the annual Whitecliffe master of fine arts exhibition -- in par- ticular Kerikeri artist Lena Zankl s culmi- nation of two years blood, sweat and tears. Lena s large works Alterpersonal of graphite on paper are all- consuming and invigor- ating. In her search for auth- entic presence she masterfully uses strategies of mark- making and erasure concurrently, creating veils of delicate palimp- sest overlaid in parts with select, vigorous scratching -- every mark intentional. Lena says: The signi- fied image is lost, found, revealed and hidden, rearranged and obliterated. At any time a signified image may appear. I consciously erase it. I find I am working on a threshold between the signified and the emerg- ing. The one constant is unexpected emergence. I am working in an unknowable space, a ful- crum between the signi- fied image and the abstract. The engage- ment that I have with the scale of works is amplified by the necess- ity to stand, stretch, reach and draw with my whole being, she says. Lena has extraord- inary skill, competence and intellect -- we con- gratulate her on her MFA achievement. Bravo! Mangonui Ceili Ceili means to gather in friendship and fun. It derives from the Gaelic word meaning visit. Ceilis as we know them today involve live music and spirited dance. It s currently estimated that 46 percent of New Zealand- ers have Celtic blood. In centuries past, the British suppressed tra- ditional Gaelic culture and language. Villagers would still gather surreptitiously for ceilis in private homes and were even known to throw a wooden entry door down onto the dirt floor of a family s cottage and dance on the door. Some say this is when Irish dancing developed into its well-known form with the arms held rigid and close to the body. They had to! One feature of a ceili is that anyone can get up in the course of the evening and share an item: a story, a poem, a skit, a song or a dance. The Mangonui Ceili takes place in the Mangonui Hall on the third Saturday of each month. Doors open at 7pm, as does the wonder- ful live music of local band Spootiskerry Spraoi. Dancing starts at 7.30pm. Admission is $3 and a plate to share for supper. Accompanied children are free. Try something new this year -- there is a Scottish country dancing six-week beginners class on Mondays at 7.30pm. $3 a night or $15 for six weeks at Kingston House, Hone Heke Rd, Kerikeri. Enquiries ph Adrianne (09) 407-1250; Nicky and Keith (09) 405-9770; Isabella (09) 407-8058. ARTS CALENDAR JANUARY Until Jan 28, Birds of a Feather' Lester Hall -- prints and originals; Alicia Courtney -- jewellery at Loft Design & Gallery Fairway Drive, Kerikeri. Jan 30, Kawakawa Vintage Railway Concert, 3pm- 5.30pm. Jan 30, Hokianga Jazz Club presents Lounge Sweet at Omapere Copthorne, 2-5pm $5 at door. Until Jan 30, Art to Relate to works by Carol Watt's, Maria Lindsay & Tracey Miller at Kaan Zamaan 373 Kerikeri Rd. Until Jan 31: ''Water Views'' paintings at Art Upstairs, 22 Mill Lane, Kerikeri. Jan 31-Feb 1, Orhan's two- day only sale of handmade Turkish kilims and carpets at Kaan Zamaan, Kerikeri Rd 9am-5pm. FEBRUARY Feb, Affordable Lessons in Painting and Drawing at Centre for Creative Studies, Kerikeri. For more info, ph Joy (09) 407 3262. Feb 2, Royal NZ Navy Band at The Centre at 6pm, $10. Feb 3, KKNPC finalist Buz Bryant Greene gives a piano recital at Trussler Residence, Pa Rd, Kerikeri, at 7.30pm. Feb 5, ''The little BIG day out'' a fun family musical day featuring 5 bands at Soundgarden Kohukohu, $20 for more info, ph Bruce 0211766355. Feb 15, Eklekktika Trio: David Adlam clarinet, Tom Pierard cello, Ya-Ting Liou piano at Frontline, Hone Heke Rd, Kerikeri at 7.30pm, $20 from The Scullery Kerikeri or at door. Feb 5-27, ''Both Sides Now'' new work by Sally Bristow at Kaan Zamaan, 373 Kerikeri Rd. Opening Preview February 4, 4pm-6pm to Feb 12, Art Auction at Opononi Resort Hotel. Viewing 1pm, event 5pm. Proceeds to Rawene Hospital for equipment. Feb 19 & 20, MASS Ensemble returns to The Centre Kerikeri at 7.30pm $65 & $50. Feb 25, ''Habbadam'' award wining young folk trio from Denmark at Swamp Palace Doubtless Bay at 7pm, $10 at door. March Mar 1, Party Girls starring Geraldine Brophy, Pinky Agnew and Lyndee-jane Rutherford at The Centre Kerikeri at 7.30pm, $59.
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