Northern News : February 1st 2012
6 NORTHERN NEWS, FEBRUARY 1, 2012 ARTS KAIKOHE BUSINESS EXPANDING TO KAITAIA ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT Kaikohe Scrap Dealers Ltd is expanding to Kaitaia. After 3 years of operating in Kaikohe, and educating people about the importance of recycling, we have decided to expand further North. Traditionally scrap metal operations may not be easy on the eye.......but they are certainly easy on the environment. We aim to be kind to both. These are some advantages of recycling steel: • Steel can be recycled repeatedly without reduction of quality; • Recycling conserves natural reserves of iron ore, limestone and coal; • Reduces environment pollution; • Recycling avoids waste, and diverts from landfill; • A tin can takes about 100 years to break down in a landfill -- imagine how long it takes to breakdown a derelict car or a bulldozer. "They say that time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself" Andy Warhol Come and visit us at 49 Rankin Street and speak with any of our staff. 49 Rankin Street, Kaikohe Phone: 09 401 1369 Email: email@example.com KAITAIA Wellington is dancers' delight ABOUT THE ARTS WITH MIKE NETTMANN Upskilling: Northland Academy dancers at the Wellington summer school. Dance International It was exhausting, but totally brilliant . An intense life-changing experience . We loved every moment . That s what Far North dancers say about the past two weeks they have spent at the Royal Academy of Dance s sum- mer school in Welling- ton. The 16 dancers, 15 girls and one boy from Kerikeri and Whangarei, aged from 10 to 16, were happy to spend their summer holidays to improving their skills. They attended classes for six hours a day for six days a week, studying classical, contemporary, jazz and hip hop dance. The older students attended a performance course with a team of international teachers including Justine Berry, a former ballet mistress of the Vienna Festival Ballet, and Darren Par- ish, a former soloist and senior artist with many international dance com- panies. The course culminated in two performances at the weekend featuring three dance styles, including an extract from Swan Lake. One parent says the performance was amazing: We re all so proud of what our dancers have achieved over the past two weeks. The younger students were taught new skills ballet, creative dance and musical theatre, with our own Sir John Trimmer also teaching them mime and make- up. The number of Northern Dance Acad- emy members attending the summer school is an indication that dance is thriving in the Bay of Islands and a big bou- quet for academy direc- tor Liz Russell. -- Annabel Lumley Whangarei Art Museum If you have not yet visited this new gallery it is a must. Since its relocation to The Hub in Town Basin the museum has hosted prestigious exhibitions including a recent show by one of New Zealand s most illustrious artists Jan Nigro. In a delicious, sensual suite of drawings Jan depicts the nude fig- ure, as only she knows how, inspired by DH Lawrence s Lady Chat- terley s Lover. Her figures glow with abounding, resonant colour, luring the viewer to look closer -- if you dare! Concurrent with this show a magnificent exhi- bition of works by selec- ted Whangarei connected artists including stun- ning works by Laurence Berry, Shona Firman, Greg Barron and Colleen Ryan-Priest. I love the space of this gallery. From February 1 to March 25 the South travels North in a stun- ning fashion suite of three exhibitions from the early 19th Century to the 21st Century. FASHIONISTA! -- Sub- lime to street savvy. Conceptual couture -- art and garment design. The show includes: NOM*d The Art of Fashion. A la Mode -- Early New Zea- land Fashion Plates 1811-1825 and Nga Kakahu -- The Cloaks Jo Torr, is an exhibition not to be missed.
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