Kapiti Observer : May 12th 2011
8 THURSDAY, MAY 12, 2011 Hon Hekia Parata NATIONAL LIST MP Unit 5, 107 Mana Esplanade, Mana, Porir ua 5026 p042330707 f042330710 e hekia.parata.mp @parliament.govt.nz Mana office hours: Monday to Friday 10am - 4pm Please call my office for an appointment www.national.org.nz 3717346AA Vertical Blinds Paint Finish Cedars Awnings Timber Blinds Holland Blinds Venetian Blinds Santa Fe Shutters Uniscreens Specialists in Quality Made-to-Measure Blinds Ph 04 298 1919 Mobile 027 554 6650 Showroom at 4 Ruapehu Street, Paraparaumu Call Free 0800 482 546 (Otaki to Foxton) email@example.com CBS Ltd, BOOST Business Coaching, First Actual Design Company, Gen-i, Horowhenua Motor Company & HMC Kapiti, Nature Coast Enterprise e Prow of Aura Software Security Ltd, Electra Business of the Year 2010 recommends businesses to enter into the Awards: "We learn't more about ourselves and our work processes through entering the Electra business awards.We managed to implement this learnt information into streamlining our exsisting policies and disciplines - all of which has helped us in our rapid growth this past year in a more controlled and organised fashion." "I've heard people say "but we're only a small business though" well so were we! You have to think big to grow big! After all what's it going to cost you?? Nothing! It's free and you and your business can only maximise from an event like this. Basically without sounding cheesey you have nothing to lose and lots to gain." Entries open 2 May - 11 July 2011 D D D Diane Secur promoting & rewarding business excellence It's time to enter! For information and to pre-register visit www.electra.co.nz/businessawards Or phone Kirsten Kilmister on 027 284 8291 Principal Sponsor Awards Evening Sponsor Council Par tners Category Sponsors Waikanae Lions Saturday 9th July 8am - 12 noon War Memorial Hall Pehi Kupa Street Waikanae Our pride of Lions is on the prowl collecting any suitable unwanted household items you may have which can be sold to raise funds for charitable purposes TO ARRANGE FOR A PICK-UP FOR YOUR ITEMS PLEASE PHONE: 904 1412 • 293 8060 293 6607 • 905 2356 MONSTER GARAGE SALE Necklace grabs judge's attention By MARGARET IRVINE Local review: Visitors peruse the exhibition at the opening. Open Award: Frances Stachl with her jewellery artwork Ashes in Our Mouths. A necklace inspired by a speech of United States president John F Kennedy has scooped the Open Award at Mahara Gal- lery's Inside/Outside the Square exhibition. Frances Stachl crafted a necklace of wood-turned bullets for her entry to the annual review show of Kapiti and Horowhenua artists. At Saturday's exhibition opening, the necklace, titled Ashes in our Mouths, was named the Open Award winner from a selection of 144 artworks. The Paekakariki artist said she had been thinking for some time about the words of the late President Kennedy when he spoke about the potential for a nuclear war during the Cuban missile crisis of 1962. He said even the fruits of victory would be ashes in our mouths'. I wanted to show there is no real victory in war.'' Stachl has been creating jewellery for more than 13 years, and graduated from the arts programme of Whitireia Polytech- nic in 1999. She had worked in metal until last year when she took up woodturning on a lathe. It doesn't feel as crazy as working with metal. With metal jewellery-making you tend to be hunched over doing fine work. Working at a lathe you're moving -- not being static. Turning the bullets, I found the shapes quite seductive -- streamlined and smooth -- and I was fascinated by the different colours in the wood.'' Stachl said she was genuinely surprised whe she heard her name called as the open award winner. Judy Turner, who judged the awards along with Reuben Friend, said the neck- lace took her attention straight away because of its deceptive simplicity. Apparently a long string of wooden beads, in fact each bead was carefully crafted to look like a bullet and the colours had subtle variations which were achieved by the use of different woods rather than staining . . . I am always looking for work that is original and not predictable.'' Super Haka fundraiser A nationwide Super Haka will take place next Thursday to show support for the people of Christchurch. The haka will run for two minutes from 12.30pm in Auckland, Christ- church, Dunedin and on the Welling- ton waterfront at Odlins Plaza. Event organisers Super Shuttle and Ngai Tahu said it was to remind Canterbury they are not alone in their time of need and to help raise money for the city. The Super Haka is open to all ages, and costs a gold coin donation to the Christchurch Mayoral Fund. Ngai Tahu, who spearheaded the Maori Recovery Network in Christ- church, said the network had been overwhelmed by New Zealanders' continuous support.
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