Northern News : February 23rd 2011
9 NORTHERN NEWS, FEBRUARY 23, 2011 NEWS Have we got NEWS for you! News that you can Read, Hear & Watch! Our amazing new online editions take the news into a new dimension. Reads like a newspaper with easy-to-read turning pages -- and packed with extra features that connect you to news like never before. News coverage that puts you on the scene with Turn the page to a new era in local news -- the total multi media news experience! Just click on "Latest Edition" at www.northernnews.co.nz Turn on to our online editions NOW. The latest local news online -- anywhere, anytime. Seriously. Having travelled to every con nent on the planet (bar Antarc ca), I have no doubt whatsoever that we live in a fantas c part of the world. There is not a region in the en re country that possesses a history as rich nor as deep as ours. Surrounded by unspoiled beaches and pris ne na ve forest, the contras ng Tasman and the Pacifc are but minutes apart. New Zealands largest kauri treelives here, New Zealands longest beaches envelope us, and we are the warmest region in the land. Outdoor ac vi es abound in Northland, as does the poten al for geothermal and cultural experiences and educa on. The Poor Knights islands are Northlands, as is Cape Reinga, Waipoua Forest, and the Bay of Islands. Lets face it, we even have the best toilet in the en re country! One of our greatest assets is the Twin Coast Discovery Highway. This route encompasses all districts, showing no favouri sm to any par cular area. I believe that it is me for each town to consider what makes it unique and to run with that uniqueness. Find that thing that makes your town special. If need be, create an a rac on that will be unique to your town. Kawakawa has led by example and has done it extremely well. Every single day of the week, the town is busy. If you can make the tourist stop, they will shop. If they stay, they will pay. Sadly, despite all that we have been blessed with, 3 in 4 overseas tourists who land at Auckland airport do not come north they go south. Now, please, consider all of this in light of our dispropor onately high unemployment rate. Is there an answer? I would like to suggest that tourism is one of our greatest poten al employment opportuni es. Will we run with it? It is me that we realised that our compe on is not the motel across the road, nor the town or a rac on across the way. Our compe on is everywhere south of the Dome Valley and the lands beyond our shores. Collec ve, regional approaches need regional, community and individual support to ensure that we a ract interna onal and local visitors to our land, this First Land of Aotearoa. Tourism: recognising our great poten al, crea ng greater employment and increasing our pride in who and what we are - Northlanders. www.markbtan.com Next me: Agriculture the bread and bu er of Northland Paid Opinion Piece Mark B. Tan Aspiring National Party Candidate for Northland We live in a special place. 2.5km to KERIKERI TOWN CENTRE LOT BOUNDARIES RIVERBANK SUBDIVISION RESERVE FARMLAND GOLF COURSE PU KETOTARA RIVE R RIVERBANK DRIVE FIELDVIEW RIVERSTONE LANE ACCESS ROAD Contact Steve Spruit 09 407 9603 or 027 206 6285. Lot11 $120 3183m2 Lot 21 $150 3000m2 Lot 24 $140 3055m2 Lot 6 $130 3014m2 Lot5 $300 3213m2 Lot 23 $150 3277m2 Lot 10 $140 3051m2 SECTIONS FOR SALE Great positions. Great Value. Earth harp creates a cosmic experience ABOUT THE ARTS with Mike Nettmann Music is what feelings sound like. Unknown Mass Ensemble at The Turner Centre Andrea Brook and her earth-harp, together with five superb support- ing musicians, trans- formed the theatre into a cocoon of cosmic sound and pulsating music. The earth-harp is the world s largest stringed instru- ment. At this perform- ance its strings stretched from centrestage out over the audience and up to the balcony. The strings are stroked with cotton-gloved hands coated with rosin to pro- duce glorious primal and ethereal sounds. From beginning to end, the show was dynamic and energetic with moments of tangible sensuality and electrifying passion. Highlights for me were: Into The Flow -- a raptur- ous ballad; a masterful arrangement of Carl Orff s O Fortuna -- how could only six instru- ments produce this all- encompassing sound --- and the encore piece Over The Rainbow -- a uniquely original arrangement, positively charming. Bravo! Daniel Hewson, This Moment --- CD review Daniel Hewson, son of legendary songwriter Paul Hewson of Dragon fame, is due to release his second album. This Moment is an art-piece in more ways than one, with each original track masterfully created with sophisticated, layered sound from a multitude of electronic instruments all played by Daniel, with vocals by Makareta Umbers, Daniel and Scott McFarlane adding a unique texture and quality to the recordings. This is the ultimate chill album with innovative Latin jazz grooves, ideal for kicking back, a romantic even- ing, a long car journey or lazing at the beach. The cover for this album is another masterpiece with artwork by Scott McFarlane. Daniel lives in Kerikeri and is launching This Moment at 2pm, Friday, March 4, at Laurie Hall Park Fes- tival, Whangarei, where he will be performing live. Expect CD give- aways at the concert. Make sure you are there! Ekklekktika Trio at Frontline David Adlam, clarinet, Tom Pierard, cello, and Ya-Ting Liou, piano, never cease to amaze me with their enviable ability to sound like one person playing all the instruments. They are consummate performers, masters of their instru- ments and a delight to watch and hear, in con- stant rapport with each other and obviously enjoying themselves with the odd smile of approval directed at each other -- how could you not love this group! A well-chosen programme of Beethoven s Trio for Clarinet, Cello and Piano, Op.38 and Brahms Trio for Cello, Clarinet and Piano. Op.114, gave each per- former the opportunity to display his/her daz- zling virtuosity and dex- terity. Another winning show presented by Aroha Music Society.
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