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Everyone’s a winner in the Estuary opens sculpture garden Orewa Beach Dash for Cash The inaugural Orewa Beach Dash for Cash could be the ideal event for anyone whose New Year’s resolutions include becoming more healthy, wealthy and wise. The event, to be held on January 15, back into the community, so $1 from involves a run, or stroll for 5.5km every entry goes to Orewa Sea Scouts. along Orewa Beach with every finisher The Sea Scouts will also have an expo receiving an envelope that may be alongside the Orewa Surf Club where the event starts and finishes. cash, a voucher or a spot prize. Anyone can take part, including Although it involves a dose of healthy runners and walkers, riders of bikes and exercise, Laraine stresses that the event is not a race. trikes and parents pushing buggies. Laraine Chase of Orewa Events says “It doesn’t matter whether you dash she modelled the event on the Wag or dawdle – it’s just an opportunity and Walk, which takes place on the to take part in a relaxed, fun occasion where everyone’s a winner.” North Shore. “However I’ve gone a step further, Sponsors are coming up with prizes for allowing bikes and trikes, prams and the envelopes, including vouchers from buggies to enter so anyone can have a pharmacies and local food outlets. go,” Laraine says. “Council has let us Enter at, www. have dogs on leads on the beach that or on the morning along with everyone else, so day. Orewa Beach Dash for Cash • it should be a very colourful occasion.” Orewa Beach Surf Club • January 15, She also wanted the event to put money 9am–11am

Sculpture in an outdoor setting is the latest venture for Estuary Arts Centre in Orewa. The sculpture garden outside the Centre will include large works designed to be seen ‘in the round’ that will be changed every three months. The Centre gained consent from the former Rodney District Council to utilise the land that it leases around its building on Hibiscus Coast Highway for a sculpture garden and hopes it will be in place early in the New Year. Centre director David Poole says the floor inside the arts centre is not strong enough for weighty things, but there are aesthetic reasons, as well as practical, for the creation of the garden. “The Centre needs a suitable place to display large outdoor works, and it will also add interest and a creative edge to the area,” David says. The land will be fenced for security, with a gate being constructed by local artist Graham Reese.

New Year opening for swim school

Where have all the artworks gone?

The Northern Arena Swim School and Aquatic Centre in Silverdale North will officially open on January 22. The opening day will provide a chance for the community to take a look around the new facility, and go in the draw for a family facility package. As well as the Maori welcome and opening ceremony, group fitness and swim school classes will be showcased. Doors open at 8.30am. The facility’s focus is on fitness, and swim coaching. It contains two 25m-long pools and two 10 x 12m pools. Head teacher is Olympic swimmer Dean Kent.

David Poole with a Mark Dimmock sculpture.

Graham’s metal sculptures will feature in the first outdoor display, along with work by Wellington sculptor Mark Dimmock and local artists Sue Bangcroft and John Phillips.

Artworks purchased from Rodney artists by the former Rodney District Council that hung in the former Council offices in Centreway Road, Orewa, have been distributed around Albany and Rodney Wards. A total of 60 artworks now hang in libraries and service centres in what was Rodney District, including Whangaparaoa and Orewa libraries and the Orewa Service Centre. An Auckland Council spokesperson says that at this stage, there is no budget to rotate the works between these locations, although this may change.

WARKWORTH & DISTRICTS A&P SHOW SOCIETY 144th Annual Show 22 January 2011 Extended Gymkhana will also be on 23 January 2011

Gates open 8.30am • Official entertainment starts 10.30am Animal competitions start 9am • Indoor exhibits open 9am along with local wine and beer tasting and gourmet food. All day entertainment at the large marquee. • Dog trailing with ducks • Chelsea Marriner (World Champion Dog Handler) and • Shearing competition in the ‘brand new’ shearing pavillion her eight Border Collie dogs • Alpacas, pet lambs, beef & dairy, goats, Calf club and • Kids (old fashioned) races eg. egg on the spoon young handlers competition • Ewe racing & shearing demos with Greg • Equestrian mounted games display (olympics on horseback) • Vintage Cars • Equestrian quadrille displays • Martial Arts display • Wood chopping • Queen, fairy, princess & pirate competitions • Des Chitty, country & western music • Croquet club play and display • Highland dancing & competitions plus all the usual trade and side shows and much more

ENTRY FEES Adults: $10 5-14 years: $5 Family Pass: $25 (2 adults & 3 children) Bring a picnic lunch and watch the all day entertainment. All day main ringside priority parking available $10.

Ordinary parking FREE

Enquiries: Marjorie Blythen Ph/Fax 422 2052 • Email: • SUPPORTED BY MAHURANGI MATTERS

Hibiscus Matters December 15  

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