Northern News : October 26th 2011
7 NORTHERN NEWS, OCTOBER 26, 2011 NEWS Don't let hearing loss tone you down. SAVE BIG $$$ on Hearing Aids* AHSSB144MNN FREE hearing test for 50+ FREE professional follow-up for 1 year MINIMUM 60 day trial INSTANT fitting options * Budget aids start from under $1000. If buying 2 digital aids, our second aid at half-price offer can easily save you $1000 or more! Conditions apply. ST JOHNS BUILDING 58 RAIHARA ST, KAIKOHE FREEPHONE 0508 20 30 20 or visit www.appliedhearing.co.nz # Comedy play has world view Cast members: Back from left: Ashleigh McEwan-Manukau, Asha Haines, Wendy Willis, Kieran Price. Front: Teacher Joey Moncarz, Kaleb Andrew, Jadin Leslie, Jessica Hyland, teacher Tyne Crow, Ben Littin-Tukariri. This year s drama pro- duction at Taipa Area School was written by one of the teachers. It has won the best plays for young award by Playmarket. The play is a comedy in two acts written by teacher Joey Moncarz. Another Stupid Wall is a comedic exploration of the obstacles that young people face as they inherit a world full of problems from the previous generations. A Palestinian brother and sister sneak into Israel to seek revenge on a Jewish-owned bakery which, according to a family rumour, was orig- inally owned by their great-grandparents. Posing as Kiwi tourists, the two become involved in the life of the Jewish family now run- ning the bakery and life for everyone is forever changed as they get swept up by romance, makeovers and fresh bread. The play is best suited for older children and adults and will be performed at two venues. Taipa School Hall on November 4 at 7.30pm and November 5 at 6pm. Tickets $5, student $2 at the school office. The Turner Centre, Kerikeri, November 29. Tickets $15, seniors $10, students $5. Couple sail into retirement bliss ABOUT THE ARTS WITH MIKE NETTMANN Intrepid sailors: Adele and Rodney Jones. It is not the ship so much as the skilful sailing that assures the prosperous voy- age. -- George Curtis Hello World by Adele Jones -- book review Imagine reaching retirement, never having sailed before and then deciding to circum- navigate the world. This is exactly what Rod- ney and Adele Jones did. In a delightful travelogue Adele has produced a 380 page book, including a middle sec- tion of personal photographs of their adventures over 11 years. So how do two com- plete sailing novices prepare for such an experience -- acquire a yacht, in this case a series of yachts, learn the skills well, and then attempt a regatta from Russell to Fiji and Tonga. Then just keep going around the world -- as you do! Adele writes well and is the perfect storyteller. The book is packed with anecdotes of interest and humour and at no time is the reader bogged down with the technical aspects of sailing. Adele has the ability to keep you intrigued as their journey unfolds. Each chap- ter is enticingly headed with snippets of what will follow eg. Chapter one: Shakedown Cruise has -- Rodney Rises to a new challenge; We locate a bach, they buy a yacht; Achieving boatmaster s certi- fication; We become blue- water sailors. Because the book covers 11 years of travel, Adele and Rodney made sure they got to see more than just a country s ports. The reader is intro- duced to fascinating local his- tory, interesting hinterlands, delicious cuisine and diverse situations. Imagine lunching in a blue- and-white cafe overlooking a lush green terraced land- scape, spiked with tall cypress trees surrounded by pots of red geraniums as opposed to having a loaded gun held at your head all for the sake of a photograph. Adele ends her narrative with the following paragraph: The ocean is like a big road on which one can go any- where, mile-upon-mile, whilst night follows day until the destination is reached. For me (Adele), the euphoria of sailing was the arrival. For Rodney it was the freedom of the wide open spaces with no land in sight, totally depend- ent on self-reliance. -- Per- fect! The book has a sensible format in paperback that opens flat. It was a privilege meeting these two inspiring, intrepid adventurers and I wish them many more voyages on Aradonna. To obtain a copy of Hello World contact Adele at (09) 403-7020 or www.adele joneshelloworld.co.nz Blackheart at Bishops Wood Blackheart are Chrissy Mostyn and Rick Pilkington. They are together performing their original compositions and are sheer magic. They are widely regarded as the fastest rising stars of the new folk generation. I have no doubt they are because their music is refreshingly new , and thank heavens it does not religiously follow the tra- ditional. All their songs have varied arrangements with exciting rhythms and tempos. They have the rare ability to make you feel like you have known them forever. Term ends with a concert Drumming spectacular: Finishing the term with rhythm are from left: Shakeel Harding, Tyrone Rogers, Te Urewera Rikihana, Tarn Paige and tutor Peter Welby. Whangaroa College finished off the term with a musical performance which saw the students leave school in high spirits. Year 7 and 8 students put in a good effort with two ukulele and guitar songs, as well as a rendition of Hallelujah and an original song which was written after the Christchurch earthquake, Whangaroa Sendz. Also from year 7 and 8 students was a standout drumming ensemble fea- turing Tyrone Rogers, Te Urewera Rikihana, Tarn Paige and Shakeel Harding, performing an original com- position by drumming tutor Peter Welby. The seniors line-up included songs from Char- lotte-Rose Fasitaue-Rudolph and Charlotte Morunga and group performances of Seven Nations and Metallica covers. The finale was Stan Walker s version of Purple Rain, which had the crowd joining in on the chorus. After that there was a heartfelt impromptu singing of Endlessly by three year 7 and 8 students, which was dedicated to a year 10 student who was leaving for Australia.
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