Northern News : February 16th 2011
24 NORTHERN NEWS, FEBRUARY 16, 2011 ARTS *TERMS & CONDITIONS: Prices are correct as at 08 Feb 2011. Valid for sales to 28 Feb 2011. Valid for travel 21 Feb-12 Apr, & 2 May-11 Jun 2011. Packages prices are per person, share twin unless otherwise speci ed. Airfares based on economy class airfares ying Paci c Blue from Auckland including all ticket taxes (which are subject to change), return transfers and accommodation as speci ed. For departures from other domestic points please ask your Mondo Travel Specialist. Seat capacity is limited and will not be available on all services, if unavailable at time of booking, you will be advised of the airfare surcharge applicable. For prices for di erent date ranges please contact your Mondo Travel Specialist. Cook Islands departure fee is additional & payable direct at local airport. Accommodation is based on lead-in room category which is subject to availability at time of booking. 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Love Lust Like Sunset Resort 949 * $ Muri Beach Club Hotel 1065 * $ Cooks Bay Villas 1809 * $ 27 49 * $ All packages include return economy class airfares from Auckland ying Paci c Blue, return airport transfers & accommodation as speci ed per person, share twin from per person, share twin from per person, share tw win from & aci c Resort P g Rarotonga Includes: 5 nights in a Poolside/Garden Studio Room & continental breakfast daily BONUS: Receive one bottle of Champagne per room! (for travel until 31 Mar 2011 only) Includes: 5 nights in a Premier Garden Room & tropical breakfast daily BONUS: 1 x his & hers massage for 2 adults, 1 x dinner for 2 adults, 1 day scooter hire per room (petrol & insurance payable direct) & includes 2 nights FREE! For travel 1-12 Apr, 2 May-11 Jun 2011 ADD $55 pp Includes: 5 nights in a Beachfront Villa & daily tropical breakfast BONUS: Free car hire for duration of stay! (petrol & insurance payable direct) * per person, share e twin from Muri Beachcomber Includes: 5 nights in a Garden Unit & daily breakfast pack BONUS: NZ$100 restaurant voucher & 5 hours free internet per room per stay! UPGRADE: To a Seaview Unit for an additional $ 1089* per person, share twin $from Royale Takitumu Includes: 5 nights in a Lagoon View Villa & welcome tropical breakfast basket BONUS: 1 x 3 day car hire per room (petrol & insurance payable direct) & includes 1 night FREE! UPGRADE: To a Honeymoon Beachfront Villa for an additional $125 per person 14 49* $ per person, share twin from Includes: 4 nights at Paci c Resort Rarotonga in a Garden Suite, 3 nights at Paci c Resort Aitutaki in a Beachfront Bungalow, return domestic ights to Aitutaki (incl return airport transfers) & daily breakfast plan at each property BONUS: NZ$100 food & beverage credit per room at each property $145 per person Paci c Resort Aitutaki Orewa • Whangaparaoa • Takapuna • Auckland CBD • Mt Eden • Remuera • Kerikeri • Whangarei • Chartwell, Hamilton • Cherrywood & Devonport Road, Tauranga • New Plymouth • Motueka • Richmond, Nelson • Christchurch Call: 0800 955 655 Click: mondotravel.co.nz Email: email@example.com Visit: 6 Fairway Drive, Kerikeri Colourful and refined Exquisite: Vases by Whangarei glass artist Justin Culina. ABOUT THE ARTS WITH MIKE NETTMANN An artist is not paid for his labour but for his vision -- Whistler Just Imagine Gallery, Russell It is always a treat visiting this gallery with its eclectic selection of refined art pieces. The gallery not only presents unique and beautiful objects, but does so in a well organised and uncluttered manner and their coffee is simply superb. If you are lucky enough to be there when owner Cris Aronson is on duty get her to give you the tour. She is very know- ledgeable on all the art, artists and their techniques. Of all the fine artists fea- tured in the gallery I have chosen to highlight the work of Whangarei glass artist Justin Culina. His vases are not only functional but also exquisite art pieces that can be displayed in a variety of ways. His work is elegant with stunning, luxurious colour and no elaborate patterning or decoration. Justin masterfully captures the spirit of the glass in simple forms. Just Imagine is also well known for the shows it hosts and coming up on March 19 is The Jade Quartet who should not be missed. I have heard them once before in Russell. While in Russell make sure you also visit the newly renovated South Sea Art, and a little further down the street Entrance Gallery and behind the museum Haratu Gallery. There has been a lot on in the past few weeks -- here are the other exhibitions I have seen and recommend: Village Arts Kohukohu, Jill Reilly -- Some are Obsessions, a fascinating and possibly dis- turbing view of the artist's psyche. At the same gallery, a delightful installation by Bev Cox -- Botanical Notebook, where she has transformed the little room'' into a botan- ical artist's study including her accomplished drawings. Rawene Gallery has Wai- tangi, an excellent group show with the theme percep- tions of identity, place and history. It is remarkable what can be achieved with mud, clay, ink, fabric and stained glass to name but a few of the mediums these wonderfully creative artists have used. Art at Wharepuke, Keri- keri has a fascinating series of student prints that were created recently at the Seacourt Print Workshop in Bangor, Northern Ireland and tutored by Kerikeri's master printmaker Mark Graver. Loft Kerikeri showcases fabulous sea photography by Dean Wright. Art Upstairs Kerikeri features a selection of charm- ing and some evocative water paintings. Origin Kerikeri also has a water theme for their show The Sea and all it Brings. ARTS CALENDAR FEBRUARY Feb 17, Tomas Hurnik -- baroque cello -- at The Church of John the Baptist, Waimate North at 7.30pm. Tickets at door or www.baroquemusic.co.nz. Feb 18-20, Darjit weekend workshop at Origin Art & Craft, 128 Kerikeri Rd, $200 plus your materials. Bookings essential, firstname.lastname@example.org, ph: 021-484-890. Feb 19 & 20, Mass Ensemble returns to The Centre, Kerikeri, at 7.30pm, $65 & $50.\ Feb 20, Hokianga Country Music Club entertaining at Opononi Hotel at 1pm. Come and enjoy music and dancing. Until Feb 20, The Sea and all That it Brings, latest work by Origin members at Origin Art and Craft, 128 Kerikeri Rd. Feb 25, Habbadam -- award- winning young folk trio from Denmark, at Swamp Palace, Doubtless Bay, at 7pm, $10 at door. Until Feb 25, Days at Sea -- Dean Wright photography at Loft Design, 3 Fairway Drive, Kerikeri. Feb 27, Opera North perform favourites from opera, operetta and musicals at Copthorne Hotel, Omapere, 4pm, $20. Feb 27, The Hokianga Jazz , featuring local musicians at Copthorne Omapere, noon-3pm, $5 members and children free. Until Feb 27, Prints from the Seacourt Print Workshop, Bangor, Northern Ireland, tutored by Mark Graver at Art at Wharepuke, 190 Kerikeri Rd. Until Feb 27, Waitangi Perceptions of identity, place & history by Hokianga artists at Rawene Art Gallery Until Feb 27, Both Sides Now -- new work by Sally Bristow, Kaan Zamaan, 373 Kerikeri Rd. Until Mar 3, Some are Obsessions, by Jill Reilly, Village Arts Kohukohu. Until Mar 5, Botanical Notebook and installation by Beverley Cox, Village Arts, Kohukohu. Mar 1, Party Girls, starring Geraldine Brophy and Pinky Agnew, at The Centre, Kerikeri, at 7.30pm, $59. Mar 10, Live comedy with the Canadian Club Real NZ Tour, at The Centre, Kerikeri, 7.30pm, $25 & $22.
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