Northern News : November 7th 2012
11 NORTHERN NEWS, NOVEMBER 7, 2012 NEWS Call free on: 0800 111 344 More information at: www.roommatecabins.co.nz or txt 027 459 4996 Need Extra Space at your Place? • Site Office • Study • Sleepout • Home Office • Storage • Teenage Bedroom • Farm worker accommodation • Fully Insulated • Northland based • Delivered to your site • WINZ quotes welcome Perfect as: $49.50 per week From only Rent a RoomMate Cabin! ARTS CALENDAR EVENTS New exhibition, VI Departing -- six artists from the Far North invite you to their graduate BAA exhibition at Northtec, Kerikeri. They are Kim Logue, Caroline Mountain, Lew Petrenko, Beth Hill, Te Aroha Tiatoa-Sionemale, Sharon Terrizzi. Opens November 11 from 11am till 2pm. Then from November 12 to 16, 10am till 3pm daily. Musical theatre, Home is written and directed by Jacqueline Coats and features Stuart Coats and Rowena Simpson. Tuesday November 13, Copthorne Hokianga, 7.30pm. $15. Sunday Jazz, in the garden, first Sunday of every month 1pm till 4pm at Food at Wharepuke featuring superb Blue Pearl Trio, no cover charge. Blue Pearl will also perform with their big band at Bishops Wood on December 14 from 7.30pm Thursday Chill-out,atthe Cobblestone Mall every week 5.30pm till 7.30pm outdoor dining and live music with local original artists Daniel Hewson and Makareta Umbers, Cafe Jerusalem, Curry King, Village Cafe, Pizza Brigade and Fishbone Cafe all open. New works, Inside Out -- an exhibition of new works by Ella Lawrence-Donaldson at Tatou Gallery, Moerewa. Runs for the month of November. Exhibition, Village Arts Trustees Exhibition, Philip Evans, John Wigglesworth, Marg Morrow, Lindsay Antrobus Evans and Wally Hicks, until December 12. Hot Ginger Gallery,Pink--a celebration and tribute to women, for women and a fund- raiser for the Breast Cancer Foundation. New works by Hot Ginger artists and now hosting women's designer fashionwear by Heike Ngan. Open daily. 10am till 4pm, 389 Kerikeri Rd. Paper art, The Incredible Instability of Life -- works on paper by Ina Claus until December 11, Kaan Zamaan Gallery, 373 Kerikeri Rd. Lunch jazz, Friday midday concerts present Voices of Jazz -- Mike Nettman and friends. November 16, noon, Theatre bar at the Centre, Gold coin donation Kerikeri Little Theatre,Alan Ayckbourn's, Season's Greetings. November 8, 9 and 10, 7.30pm , Plaza Theatre, Tickets $25, bookings essential. Ph: 407 0260 Fun concert, World Vision Kids for Kids Happy Days concert. Jam-packed with popular sing-along tunes, the show promises a huge fun night out for the entire family. Featuring Suzanne Prentice. November 20 at the Centre. 7.30pm. Fab four, Beatlemania at the Centre November 21. Not to be missed. Messiah, The Bay of Islands Singers will be joined by singers from other Northland choirs to perform Handel's Messiah on December 9 at 3pm in the Turner Centre, Kerikeri. John Jackets will direct the performance, with orchestra, organ and an exciting line-up of soloists. Adults $25, Students $12. Historic links in artwork Work of heart: Peace Generation by Lynette Bradley Made from the remnants of war and made to symbolise peace, Our Lady of the Highway is a blue lady 10 minutes outside of Rawene made from shell and gun metal left over from the Franco-Prussian war. It was also the basis for Rawene artist Lynette Bradley s piece that came first in the National Contem- porary Mosaic Exhibition 2012 in Whanganui at Labour Weekend. Ms Bradley says she does not know why she was initially drawn to the statue. She took some photographs of it in 2004, and created works around the statue that she displayed in Kohukohu that tied into Easter and Anzac Day. But this year she received a phone call from former Hokianga residents informing her of the Whanganui workshops and exhi- bition. With that in mind, she went to the beach on a winter s day this year. I thought whatever I find on the beach on this day will make my pic- ture, Ms Bradley says. She gathered old bits of glass and pottery and a $1 coin from Koutu Beach. She fitted her idea of the theme generation into her generation -- she s a child of the peace generation -- and so she worked her art around the peace symbol. And she used the song Where Have All the Flowers Gone as a basis but she also used letters writ- ten by three of her great grand- mothers nephews who all went away to World War I and died. The stories she uncovered as she followed through on four years worth of letters are extraordinary and led her to learn stories of the men killed in Ascendable, to which the statue that sits above the high- way into Rawene has a connection. Our Lady of the Highway was once shell and gun metal left over from the Franco-Prussian war. Ms Bradley traced the history back to its arrival in New Zealand in 1894 and before. It was once the statue of Our Lady of Lourdes which was moved from Hawke s Bay after Catholic priests training ceased thereand the building that once hosted the statue was sold to a winery. And it made its way to the Hoki- anga. Ms Bradley traced the statue s history as it moved from Napier to a garden honouring those lives lost in the battle of Passchendaele. Its history in New Zealand saw it moved on a number of occasions, from its original site to Napier, to a Catholic seminary and then to the Hokianga where it lay unused for a period before it reached its current resting grounds above the highway. It came to New Zealand and it sat in a grotto in a place called Greenmeadows [in Hawke s Bay] on the flat for a long time -- and there it was called Our Lady of Lourdes, she says. Then the floods came, so it was moved. And then the earthquake came and then it was moved. And then the Catholic seminary was sold off and it was moved again. The statue s story then changes as did the statue s name -- it became known as Our Lady of the Highway. Those roads that you drive from Kaikohe out to the Hokianga: There were many, many deaths on that road and the local community and the local priests were working, try- ing to reduce the road deaths, to reduce the drink-driving and the drug-induced problems, Ms Brad- ley says. And so she was put on the side of the road, up on the hillside there. And every year some of the Catholic community and the priest, they walk a section of the road and they do prayers of intercession to keep people safe. The story goes that once the statue was put on the hillside, the deaths dropped straight away, Mrs Bradshaw says.
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