Northern News : November 23rd 2011
13 NORTHERN NEWS, NOVEMBER 23, 2011 NEWS VOTING IN THE REFERENDUM MADE EASY For some simple tools to help you decide, visit elections.org.nz - or you can call 0800 36 76 56 ECF0 E 056_0800 The second question asks which of four other voting systems you would choose if New Zealand decides to change from MMP. You'll find out more about them at www.elections.org.nz On the Referendum paper, there are two questions to answer. The first is whether you think New Zealand should keep MMP, or change to another voting system. At this year's General Election, there's a referendum on our voting system. So when you go to vote, along with your orange ballot paper for the General Election, you'll get a purple Referendum one too. If we vote for a change of system, Parliament will decide if there is another referendum in 2014 to choose between MMP and the most popular alternative. If we vote to keep MMP, there will be an independent review to assess if there should be any changes to the way it works. Prices & Quality you won't beat in Kerikeri $109.00 per 10 litre White only includes tint charge 100% Acrylic Low Sheen Or Evo 100% Acrylic Velvet Wash n Wear Stockists of High Performance Paints NOW AVAILABLE AT FACTORY PRICES DIRECT TO THE TRADE & PUBLIC Plaster & Paint Centre 19 Sammaree Place Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Ph: 09 407 1101 or Mob: 021 921 065 Mill Lane Norfolk Pl Sammaree Pl X BEWARE!!! Price Per Litre Guide Other Brands Other Stores 8 Litres at 4 litre price $99.00 = $12.37 $109.00 = $13.62 Cotec $109.00 10 litres = $10.90 Special valid until 10th December 2011 Artist shares the joy Spreading joy: Ahipara mouth painting artist Kevin Griffith. Kevin Griffith's life took a dramatic turn when he was paralysed from the neck down after hitting his head in a pool at the age of 13. Despite his accident Kevin says he never becomes depressed about his situation, and makes the most out of the life he has been given. I've had a great life. I've done a lot in the time I've been in the chair, and I like to share this with others who are in a similar situation,'' the Ahipara resident says. Kevin has his artwork included in the Mouth and Foot Painting Artists 2011 Christmas card range. The sale of the cards enables members to earn a living, support their families and live as inde- pendently as possible. In this year's range of Christmas cards Kevin's desire to bring joy shines through his portrayal of Santa Claus cradling a present on Christmas Day. I thought this senti- ment would be great as a mini card to find on Christmas Day. I get much enjoyment paint- ing and knowing that customers can send these cards to friends and family all over the world to enjoy,'' Kevin says. Having his artwork on this year's Christmas tag range is an honour, he says. It's a great feeling when you find out your work is in a range of cards which will be seen internationally. I hope that my artwork can put a smile on people's faces on Christmas Day,'' For more than 40 years the Mouth and Foot Painting Artists' Christmas cards and calendars have been dis- tributed to households throughout Australia and New Zealand. Supporting the artists Founded in 1956 by a group of European artists, the Mouth and Foot Painting Artists is a self-help organisation. It gives people with disabilities the opportunity to fulfil their creative ambitions while still maintaining financial independence by selectively selling their artworks. The MFPA was established in New Zealand in 1961 and has 20 members. To become a student member an artist must qualify by painting using a brush held in either their mouth or foot, having lost the use of their hands through an illness or accident. Student members receive scholarships for art supplies and tuition. Once an artist becomes a full member or associate they are guaranteed a salary for life, even if they are unable to continue painting. For further information on the artists or to place an order contact MFPA on (09) 827-6746.
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