Northern News : August 10th 2011
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Pip and stonefruit from $22 incl anti cancer Montys Surprise Apple and NEW Apple 'Troppicana' Large range including Jurys stunning Vulcan, Felix Jury, Black Tulip Range of unusual colours and doubles MAGNOLIAS Billy T film stars at cinema opening Kiwi comedian: The late Billy T James who died 20 years ago this month. Photo: SONY PICTURES ' We've got the money to finish the facility, but we need to add finishing touches. ' Te Ahu Trust member Monty Knight Moviegoers in Kaitaia will get to see a long-awaited film about the life of famous Kiwi comedian Billy T James before most New Zealanders. Te Ahu Trust and Cathay Cinema have secured the right to screen Billy T -- Te Movie at a gala opening of the Te Ahu Cinema on August 16 at 8pm. The screening will be one day after the film s world premiere in Hamilton, but two days before it screens elsewhere in New Zealand. Te Ahu Trust member Monty Knight says it is excited to be able to officially open the cinema with the film which celebrates Billy T s extraordinary talent as a comedian, actor, writer and musician. It s a very special New Zealand film for a very special New Zealand theatre. The opening -- a two-hour soiree at the cinema -- starts at 6pm. Mayor Wayne Brown and his wife Toni are going to open it. There s going to be canape ´ s and bubbles. The trust will hold a char- ity auction of memorabilia and collectors items before the movie to kick-start a final fundraising phase for the Te Ahu project. We ve got the money to finish the facility, but we need to add finishing touches. New drapes, additional lighting and a better sound system for the refurbished Far North Community Cen- tre are among the items on the trust s wish-list. We d like to have a children s play area outside in the plaza and landscaped gardens. Mr Knight asks people to support the centre by donat- ing items to the auction. It s a beautiful facility. Let s finish it off properly. Items so far include a cricket bat signed by former Black Caps captain Stephen Fleming and a limited edition magnum of Kaz Cabernet 1996 from Mr Knight s Okahu Estate winery. People can also buy a $75 ticket for the movie premiere and gala opening and have their names recorded on a plaque that will be displayed in the theatre foyer. We re going to issue an invitation that will be a keep- sake to show you were there. The gala opening won t be a black tie event but people are encouraged to dress up. We don t want people to come in their gum boots. Ladies might like to wear a gown. Call Monty Knight on (09) 408-0888 or visit his 100% appliance store at 24 Com- merce St, Kaitaia, business hours, if you would like to donate an auction item. Tickets for the gala are lim- ited to 100, available from the Far North District Council s Redan Rd service centre or by emailing Bev Crene at email@example.com. Turia dispels funding cut rumour Associate Minister for Health Tariana Turia has expressed disap- pointment over specu- lation surrounding Wha- nau Ora funding -- and reports that a youth pro- gramme run on Fridays in Kaikohe has had its funding cut. From time to time, there has been specu- lation that when a decision has been made to cut a programme, it must be to support Wha- nau Ora. I ve heard it said in the family violence field; wild rumours have circulated around health providers; now I ve heard that Northland provider Te Hau Ora o Kaikohe has suggested that their youth programme, funded out of the Healthy Eating, Healthy Action fund, was cut and the funding transferred to Whanau Ora. Truth is, the money that is being used for Whanau Ora was not previously committed to any particular initiative or programme; it was in fact funded by repriorit- ising existing funding, primarily within Vote Social Development. Mrs Turia says she had no responsibility for any decisions made around the nutrition programme run by Te Hau Ora. But I am really pleased that they were selected as part of a col- lective of providers (Te Pu o Te Wheke) to drive the Whanau Ora approach across their communities. It was terribly disappointing to see the comments made by the Association of Non- Government Organis- ations of Aotearoa about increasing concern within that sector about the reallocation of funds, particularly around Whanau Ora. Here we have an organisation that has a long history of expressing commitment to Te Tiriti o Waitangi, raising issues about an approach developed within a kaupapa Maori and tikanga Maori framework accepted by government which has every opportunity to lead transformation within our whanau. It is not appropriate for me to question the basis for the speculation, but I want to really assure New Zealanders that the funding for Whanau Ora was not previously allocated. There is nothing to fear from Maori development and advancement -- it can only be good for wha- nau and good for Aotea- roa .
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