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Art show provides school holiday inspiration

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An exhibition of students’ art, which is currently on in Orewa, may find favour with other young artists (and their parents) who are looking for inspiration during the school holidays. Around 80 works created by more than 20 students of Red Door Studio and Estuary Arts Centre’s after school art programme are included in the show. All the works in the exhibition are by students aged from six to 19 years. Tutor Sue Law says funding from Auckland Council’s Creative Communities scheme saw the show expand to include a large number of works, with each student able to contribute up to five pieces. Sue collated the work into themes that include creatures, animation/fantasy, Asian art and European masters. It includes vibrant paintings, mixed media, sewing and calligraphy. One wall features work inspired by comic books, fantasy characters (such as The Lord of the Rings) and animation. The Art Adventure’s Youth Show is on at Estuary Arts Centre in Orewa until July 28.

Year 9 Whangaparaoa College student Angel Chen says her sketch pad is never far away; she enjoys many different kinds of media including painting and fashion design.

Monique Swaniepoel, 13 years, took inspiration from the work of Misery, creating a character called Macey.

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Maia Kora, aged eight, with her painting on calico.

André Donald (left) and Creed Bell with work from the animation part of the exhibition.

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Step up

Trash turned into fashion Fashion might seem to be mainly an urban fascination, but locally a semi-rural school is leading the way in the Trash to Fashion competition. The competition, which is organised annually by Auckland Council promotes creativity and recycling and is open to all primary to secondary pupils. This is the second year Wainui School has reached the finals, with three Year 7 and 8 students – Jesse Riddle, Maxwell Hutton and Romy White selected to model their garments. Just making the finals, which will be held next month, is an achievement as more than 400 students from the Auckland region entered this year. A total of 130 garments will be modelled before the judges in the finals. As well as being a design challenge, Trash to Fashion demands imagination, clever use of resources and sewing skills. Construction of the garments is not easy – Jesse Riddle managed to manipulate and sew stiff, thick silt stop fabric into what looks like satin for her dress and hat and Romy White joined dozens of bottle caps together into a train. Maxwell Hutton, one of just a handful of boys in the competition, entered the Shorn category where garments must be 60 percent wool which involved

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From left, Romy White’s garment includes accessories: a tin can bag, jewellery made from items found in her dad’s workshop, and gaiters made of handbag fabric. Silt stop fabric, similar to weed mat, was sewn into a bodice, bustle and hat by Jesse Riddle.

cutting and sewing dozens of patches cut from old blankets. Teacher Sandy Blackburn says her students worked on the garments for the whole of the first term, as well as in the holidays. “It is an authentic way to be creative and also get across the message of sustainability, and the students have a lot of fun with it,” Sandy says. The finals are at Corban Estate Arts Centre in Henderson on August 24 and 25. Tickets for the August 24 shows are available from www.

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Coast comedian returns

Experiences growing up on the Hibiscus Coast form the basis of the comedy routine that Richard Lindesay is bringing to the region for the first time this month. Richard says he is gradually making the shift from his current career in IT to Richard stand-up; he has been writing comedy Lindesay combines for around three years and performing a career live for six months in Sydney. in IT with He says his experience training and work as a standmaking presentations to large corporate up comedian. groups gave him “a head start” when it This month he brings his comedy show to Orewa. comes to live performance. Richard describes his style as accessible, Tickets ($35 if purchased in advance, although PG rated, with an emphasis or $40 at the door, including dinner) on wordplay and quick-fire jokes. can be purchased at Sharks Sports Bar, He mixes one-liners, short stories and or phone 426 8884. audience interaction which he says will be made easier by knowing the Richard Lindesay Live Comedy • Sharks Sports Bar, Victor Eaves Coast so well. Reserve, 122 West Hoe Rd, Orewa • He says he will stick to what he knows in the show, drawing on his July 27, 6pm upbringing on the Coast, as well as his life overseas (he left NZ in 2000) and Hibiscus Matters has a double pass to Richard’s Lindesay’s the corporate world. Richard performs at Sharks Sports Bar comedy show (including in Victor Eaves Reserve, Orewa on dinner) to give away. To go in the July 27 and is also doing a few dates draw, visit in Auckland. (Entries close July 23)

Orewa wins Stage Challenge

Orewa College was declared the overall winner of the annual Stage Challenge held this month. The College picked up eight awards from costuming to choreography and performance as well as overall first place.


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Holidayfun Dancers from Silverdale Ballroom Studio are among those expected to dance up a storm in Stanmore Bay this weekend.

Stars to dance in Stanmore Some of the country’s best dancers can be seen in action this weekend taking part in the North Island Dancesport Championships at The Leisure Centre in Stanmore Bay. This is the first time the championship FATD president Laurel Taylor says the system has replaced paper with has been held in Whangaparaoa. Competitive dancers in all grades and tablets, allowing the decisions of five age groups, from primary school to to seven judges to be collated quickly professional and masters will take part and accurately. Local dance teacher Norma Wright in the event on July 20. Jonny and Kristie Williams are dancing of Silverdale Ballroom Studio says in the Professional Ballroom event, around 11 of her pupils will be taking which organisers say should provide a part, with the youngest aged six. “The event is a rare opportunity to see good floor show for the spectators. The annual competition is organised some wonderful dancing, so I hope the by the Federal Association of Teachers public will support it,” Norma says. of Dance (FATD) and the NZ Tickets can be purchased at the door and cost $20 for adults and $10 for Dancesport Association. Dancing in categories that include children under 16 years. Island Dancesport Ballroom, Latin American, New North Vogue and Classical Sequence will be Championships • The Leisure Centre, judged using an electronic system of Stanmore Bay • July 20, doors open 3pm, dance commences 4pm. adjudication.

A 90 year old’s dream came true!

Phyllis Gibson with Sue Lane, volunteer visitor from Age Concern

Phyllis is a poet who dreamed of having her poems published. With Sue’s encouragement, Phyllis’s dream came true. Her collection ‘Crossroads’ was celebrated at her 90th birthday. Phyllis writes of Sue: “About dear Sue, she is kind and good through and through ‘shaker and mover’, gentle too, there would be no book without Sue.” Many people wish to ‘give back’ to their community. If you live in Whangaparaoa-Orewa and would like to be a Volunteer Visitor like Sue, please call Ros, Coordinator of the Age Concern, she would be very pleased to hear from you.Visiting Service: 09 489 4975 ext 107 or email

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Hibiscus Matters, Local Newspaper, Entertainment feature


Hibiscus Matters, Local Newspaper, Entertainment feature