Northern News : August 10th 2011
7 NORTHERN NEWS, AUGUST 10, 2011 NEWS Take part in brush-a-thon Ngati Hine Health Trust is holding a brush-a-thon for schools, preschools and kohanga reo to celebrate oral health. Last year more than 49 schools took part as well as health organisations and around 2000 members of the com- munity. The trust hopes to achieve more than 5000 this year. The brush-a-thon is on August 25 starting with a countdown with Ngati Hine FM at 9.30am. Participants will need to take a toothbrush to school then at the appointed time brush for two minutes. For those at home to register get your camera and whanau together, listen to Ngati Hine FM for the live countdown at 9.30am and get brushing. Take your picture and send or email your interest to ngarui@hauor awhanui.co.nz and to go into a draw to win an oral health prize pack. Artistic approach created for town Mural makers: Up the ladder, Kaikohe Christian School student Jarram Harry with Kura Kaupapa student Charlie Capill below and Auckland artist Josh Paki, right. Take one talented artist, mix in a couple of keen art students, stir in some Lions Club enthusiasm and Far North District Council funding and you've got the right recipe for brighten- ing up the western approach to Kai- kohe. The mural taking shape at 156 Broadway, courtesy of building owner Greg Jelash, is a representation of rec- ognisable town and district land- marks. They range from The Hone Heke Memorial through to the plough at the eastern end of town. Other elements include the Aperahama Church, Pioneer Village and Lake Omapare. Project organiser Charlotte Hohepa of the Kaikohe Lions Club said Auck- land artist Josh Paki has worked with Lions at youth camps in the past and the club was pleased to benefit from his talents. His interpretation for the mural, as well as including well-known landmarks, utilises vivid colours and bright sunbeams. Kaikohe Christian School student Jarram Harry and Kura Kaupapa student Charlie Capill are interested in art and helping paint the mural.
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