Northern News : October 19th 2011
7 NORTHERN NEWS, OCTOBER 19, 2011 ARTS HERMANAS HAIR SALON Want to have a change? A new look? Come and see the creative stylists at Hermanas! 407 8561 Opposite the Warehouse in Waipapa Open: Tuesday - Saturday, Late Nights Tuesday & Thursday www.hermanas.co.nz 112767AB LEAKY HOMES Eddie Taia Senior Lawyer It was watertight -- until it rained! Let Eddie find out what went wrong. The Meridian 93 Kerikeri Road Kerikeri 09 407 7099 www.lawnorth.co.nz Quilters put on brilliant big show ABOUT THE ARTS WITH MIKE NETTMANN Glorious: Will o' the Wisp quilt by Jan Main. Those who do not want to imi- tate anything, produce no- thing. -- Dali Patchwork Patience at Village Arts This ancient craft is alive and very well in the Hoki- anga and how pleasing to see younger people involved. The Far North quilters celebrate their achievements in an explosive variety of designs and glorious colour. I felt like I was gliding through a happy dream. Patchwork was done in ancient times with the earliest examples located in Egyptian tombs and in China dating back 5000 years. In the Middle Ages layers of quilted fabric were used in the construction of armour. Japanese armour was made in a similar fashion. Quilts began to appear in households of the 11th to 13th centuries. As the Euro- pean climate became colder the bed quilt developed along with the practice of embell- ishing a simple cloth through the creation of pattern and design, together with decorat- ive quilting. The tradition of making quilts in this fashion was taken to America by Euro- pean colonists. There are 91 items on show at Village Arts. There is a Christmas grotto, a display of jewellery by Roley McIntyre and a quilted game-board by Nicky Scott, accompanied by an innovative catalogue' in the form of a children's story book -- ingenious. The show has been beauti- fully put together and curated by Chris Paki and Tracey Hector who have used every conceivable space in the gallery, including the rafters, to transform Village Arts into a magical wonderland. Exhi- bition ends November 10. Memories of Northland at Rawene Gallery This exhibition features work from established and emerging Hokianga artists. Exciting new work by Dallon August and Lew Manuera feature in the atrium. In the gallery NorthTec Applied Arts students feature with an eclectic selection of inspired works displaying their passion and love for the cre- ative process using drift wood, glass, photography, painting, weaving and carv- ing. Exhibition ends Novem- ber 28. Other events Kerikeri High School annual art show is on October 29 and 30 opening at 7.30pm on October 28. Two excellent lunchtime concerts at Turner Centre: First, Bay of Islands Col- lege music students gave a well balanced, entertaining programme of jazz under the direction of head of music Aaron Wright -- wow what a drummer, my apologies for not getting his name. Second, Rosewood -- June and Larry Jacobson gave a memorable performance of music from the Celtic region of France through Europe to the Middle East introducing a array of unusual stringed instruments and drums with music played in complex time signatures. Bravo. Do visit Origin in Kerikeri before it closes its doors for good at the end of November. Spotlighted this month is a selection of delightful pottery pieces by Suzanne Bloch- Jorgensen. The newly formed Jazz Club at Bishops Wood Kerikeri had their second successful gathering last week featuring Bianca Sam- ish. For more info contact Reese Helmondollar at firstname.lastname@example.org. Congratulations Jayne Sprott for having your paint- ing Hidden Treasure selected as a finalist by the Inter- national Artist Magazine. Speech! And the primary school winners were . . . Top speech: Pompallier School year 8 Winner McKenna Jones with judge, Edith Shawyer. Yearly success: Pompallier students managed to gain either a place or win their year in each year. From left: Kaia Murray, Aaliyah Dane, Beverly Thompson, Teagan Davis, Faye-Irwin Erceg, McKenna Jones. The Far North Primary Schools Speech Compe- tition was held at Far North REAP in the last week of September 2011. The competition is organised by Kathryn Carey, teacher and deputy principal of Pompallier Catholic School. The competition is held so that children get the chance to show their skills in public speaking. Faye Irwin-Erceg (for- mer teacher and princi- pal of Oturu School) was in attendance and supports it every year. Faye donated the trophy for the year 8 winner, who this year was McKenna Jones of Pompallier Catholic School with her speech convincing the audience that celebrities are not good role models for chil- dren. The trophies for years 4 through to 7 are sponsored by Far North REAP and the venue is also provided. The judges this year were drama therapist and former teacher Edith Shawyer, who has been a judge from the begin- ning, and Paul Andrew, Sunshine FM manager. The speech topics included: Celebrities are or are not good role models for children, Smoking should be banned, and the Rugby World Cup, among others. Results Year 4 -- Brydie Harrison (Ahipara)1st; Kaia Murray (Pompallier) 2nd; Atawhai Wilson (Peria) 3rd. Year 5 -- Aaliyah Dane (Pompallier ) 1st; Merania Taueki-Stott (Paparore) 2nd; Dyani Toia (Ahipara) 3rd. Year 6 -- Isabella Ryan (Kaingaroa) 1st; Oliver Hilton-Jones (Paparore) 2nd; Beverly Thompson (Pompallier) 3rd. Year 7 -- Teagan Davis (Pompallier) 1st; Laura Gorrie (Taipa Area School) 2nd; Morgan Dolfing (Kaingaroa) 3rd. Year 8 -- McKenna Jones (Pompallier) 1st; Odette Jennings (Peria) 2nd; Rebecca Tritscher (Ahipara) 3rd. This year Sunshine FM also offered the chance to win wildcards. They were awarded to Kaia Murray (Pompall- ier), Jason Daniel (Peria) and Nina Griffiths (Kai- taia Intermediate). Each won a spot on Sunshine FM Radio show The Breather to talk about whatever they chose. To see more team photos, check out Milestones at www.northernnews.co.nz -- click on latest edition.
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