Northern News : December 7th 2011
7 NORTHERN NEWS, DECEMBER 7, 2011 NEWS Stay local, study at NorthTec • Agriculture • Applied Arts • Applied Environmental Sciences • Business Administration and Computing • Forestry • Foundation Studies • Health and Safety • Horticulture and Sustainable Rural Development • Social Services • Te Reo • Tertiary Teaching Courses on offer in the Kerikeri area for 2012 include: Do you want to study but need to combine your learning with other commitments? Then study close to home at one of our friendly regional campuses or learning centres in Kaitaia, Kaikohe, Kerikeri or R wene. Be near to whanau and get all the support you need to succeed. You can learn from tutors who are leaders in their fields and embark on a new career or create employment opportunities for yourself without leaving the North. Contact: Donna (09) 407 5855 Freephone 0800 162 100 www.northtec.ac.nz Refer to our website for Terms and Conditions Enrol Now for FEB 2012 Evening and daytime classes available to suit your lifestyle! If you are on a journey to discovery, our Te Puna ö Te Mätauranga programme offers you the opportunity to learn about Mäori language, culture and customs. The programme will help you develop confidence and self-knowledge. "Doing this course is a personal journey for me. I'm learning to open myself up and let my guard down, to speak Mäori, and show myself as Mäori. Anyone -- Mäori or non Mäori - can give this course a go but you have to be mentally prepared and willing to dig deep." Sharni Biddle: Te Pökaitahi Ngäpuhi-Nui-Tonu Do you know you can now study Te Reo in Kerikeri and Mid North? NEW! Private Mammograms now available in Kerikeri. Contact us now Ph 09 407 6222 www.northernradiology.co.nz If you are a Woman aged over 40 years an ANNUAL MAMMOGRAM is the best way of detecting early breast cancer. Lost cowboy movie? ABOUT THE ARTS WITH MIKE NETTMANN Glass art: Crucible and candlestick by Paul Mason. Art is not what you see, but what you make others see. -- Degas A Very Special Group at Ludbrook House This is a not-to-be- missed exhibition open daily until December 18. Featured are superb works by potters Greg Barron, Richard Parker and Jin Ling, wood sculptor Alan Gale and glassmakers Paul Mason and Karen Ellett. Stars of the show are printmaker Faith Mc- Manus and painter Da- vid Sarich. They have joined forces with a fasci- nating theme. Local stories say a cowboy movie was filmed in the Far North in 1926. It was supposed to be based on Zane Grey s Riders of the Purple Sage. Faith heard about Cowboys of the Red Man- uka from her mother who said her father-in- law Wiki Karena was one of the cowboys. Faith was intrigued. Was there really such a movie? Who made it? Who was in it? Did it still exist? You will have to go and see the exhibition to find out. Alongside Faith s screenprints are nine beautiful drypoint etch- ings by David Sarich. E Rere at NorthTec Kerikeri A special feature this year was an exhibition of selected works by third year visual arts stu- dents. It is always interesting to see how the students have developed their techniques, ideas and concepts over three years of study and then in a final one-off exhibition present work to the pub- lic -- not an easy task for the curator. Works in this show were exciting and di- verse including meticu- lously detailed clay figures by Yvonne Van Meerendonk, Joanne Gardner s intimate 3 Drawers installation, Sam Steven s compelling paintings with their lus- cious surfaces and Eve- Marie Allen s Offspring -- hand-stitched, beaded beauties. A more comprehensive selection of work can be seen at the Graduate exhibition at The Old Library Whangarei until December 24. Another Stupid Wall at Turner Centre Brilliant! How encour- aging to have a contro- versial themed play writ- ten and produced here in the Far North. Bravo to playwright Joey Moncarz and Taipa Area School for having the courage and insight. May I also add how ingenious including four maps in the programme showing Palestinian loss of land from 1946 to 2000. Although the play is politically motivated it is handled with humour and not in-your-face poli- tics--infactitisacom- edy in two acts. Well done to all con- cerned we need more plays like this in our schools and community -- I would love to see Another Stupid Wall performed by a profes- sional cast. Other events It has been a very busy week in the arts with seven events on my cal- endar. Music for Christmas by the BOI Singers at the Turner Centre was unfortunately a huge dis- appointment with a pro- gramme more suited to a funeral than Christmas. However, well done to all singers, especially soloists Mike Burch and Rose Chapman, I am aware of the countless hours of rehearsal. What on earth was organist Philip Smith thinking when he chose to play Andrew Carter s Toccata on Veni Emma- nuel -- it sounded a lot like demented, tortured souls fighting to escape Hell. I left the theatre craving happy music. Nathaniel Stern at Art at Wharepuke: Another show with a fascinating concept and work process -- the artist straps a desktop scanner, laptop and custom-made bat- tery pack to his body, and performs images into existence -- however the end result is not very inspiring. Last Thursday was to be the launch of the 2012 BOI Arts Festival with a fabulous programme of exciting acts. The sad news is this will not go ahead due to lack of sponsorship. The good news it will go ahead either 2013 or 2014. Neon Cafe ´ in Kerikeri hosted an innovative silent auction of small paintings by local artists. Look out for another one next year organised by the Kerikeri Kindergar- ten. DO NOT MISS: Mike Riwai and his tribute to Nat King Cole at the Turner Centre in Kerikeri this Friday at 8pm. Mike is the quin- tessential entertainer and very funny with a superb voice. Believe me you will not be disap- pointed -- see you there.
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