Northern News : December 7th 2011
6 NORTHERN NEWS, DECEMBER 7, 2011 NEWS USE YOUR OUTDOOR LIVING AREAS ALL YEAR ROUND! Freephone Kurt Goulding 0800 455 755 Web www.archgola.co.nz NORTHLAND 2777663AA * Offers are available when purchasing from the $169 range or above. Price for other lens types may differ. ~Free eye exam when purchasing from the $239 or above range. *~Offers are mutually exclusive and cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer. Offer ends 16th December 2011. Conditions apply Waipapa Eyecare Quality Costs No More Comprehensive Eye Exam~ or Progressive Lens Upgrade* or Transitions Lens Upgrade* or Sun Tinted Lens Upgrade* Book your eye exam today. Ph 09 407 1065 11 Klinac Lane, Opposite the Warehouse ww.waipapaeyecare.co.nz Visit Chloe & Douglas for friendly professional eye care For all your WOF and automotive servicing needs. Comprehensive vehicle repairs: Cars, Vans, Utes, 4 x 4s, Light Trucks. Proudly Support GREY POWER Ph/Fax (09) 407 6627 55D Cobham Road, Kerikeri Mob: 0274 532 220 COURTESY CARS AVAILABLE Cleanse Detox • Energise • Vitalise Contact Kathy on (09) 4307926 or 0211164081 firstname.lastname@example.org www.cleanse.net.nz Are you Constipated? Bloated? Suffer from IBS? Kathy at Cleanse can help. Colon Hydrotherapy has a general detoxifying effect and can aid with constipation, IBS general bloating, digestive issues, skin problems, candida, headaches, period pain and weight loss to name just a few. Redwoods Dental Centre, 1536 State Highway 10, Kerikeri (1 km north of the Kerikeri Crossroads Roundabout) Ph 09 407 4240 Michael (left), Denise (centre) & Matthew (right) Your experienced team Denise Mariu Dental Hygienist Michael Bain Dentist Matthew Bristow Dentist 2629318AA HARP music makers celebrate Chilling out: Students Sariah Wikaira and Jake Korewha jamming at the HARP music festival in Rawene. Go to www.northernnews.co.nz to see video of Auckland hip hop group, Family First, perform at HARP music festival. A small music festival was put on by the Hokianga Artist Recording Project on December 3. Six of their seven HARP students performed and were fol- lowed by various artists from Auckland who whakapapa back to the Hokianga. HARP began mentoring music students this year with the aim of providing youth with life skills as well as developing their musical talent. Jake Korewha, 17, from Oma- nia, plays a number of instru- ments and is a member of his school band. I m into reggae and R&B, he said. I like writing songs and I love just jamming. Fellow student Sariah Wikaira, 17, from Whirinaki enjoys writing songs and says her experience with HARP was mean. Both students are pursuing ter- tiary education next year, Jake is heading to Auckland University and Sariah is off to the University of Hawaii. Te Kaupoi: The Cowboy from the Riders of the Red Manuka by Faith McManus -- art inspired by a search for a Maori cowboy movie. Tales of cowboys inspire artworks Local stories of a cowboy movie filmed in the Far North in 1926 have inspired a series of artworks by Faith McManus and her part- ner David Sarich. Ms McManus first heard about a movie called Cowboys of the Red Manuka from her mother Anna Karena. She said her father- in-law Wiki Karena was one of the cowboys but the original cowboys were from Te Hapua, Ms McManus says. Intrigued by the name and the thought of a western set in the Far North starring Maori cowboys, she set out to discover if there really was such a movie. My Mum had been told they filmed behind Mt Camel (Houhora Har- bour) and at the Good Country (near Onepu). There were photos apparently and she had seen a bit of some film. Ms McManus search uncovered an article in the local paper men- tioning a film Riders of the Red Manuka. She then contacted Des Cot- man at the Far North Museum and found a photo captioned Film Still of Riders of the Red Manuka by Rudall Haywood. I checked Film Archives in Wellington, Ms McManus says. No such movie, but they did have a short travelogue called Where the Blue Ocean Rolls, filmed in the Far North in 1926. This had a few shots of Maori cowboys in big Tom Mix hats woven from flax. The search led to Clive Sowry who used to work at the National Film unit. He told her filming had been done by the NZ Publicity Office to promote the North. But he didn t think there was a feature film. Mr Sowry came to the Far North to interview Wiki Karena and Fred Ford who were cowboys. He told me he asked them if they dressed up for filming and they replied definitely not -- that is how we dressed . Despite Clive s con- clusion that there was no feature film, Ms McManus says it doesn t actually matter. The cowboys are still riding their horses in the good country of my imagination. See McManus and Sarich's art in A Very Special Group at Ludbrook House until December 18.
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