Wednesday November 15, 2017
Oamaru stone carving exhibition in Wadestown After two years of learning to work with Oamaru’s unique stone and creating some stunning art work with it, Wadestown resident Roger Lane will present his Oamaru stone carvings to the public this coming weekend. His exhibition will showcase over 40 pieces, displayed at the Presbyterian Church Hall and up for sale for art lovers.
“My husband has been doing wood carvings for a long time,” Heather Lane explains. “Working with Oamaru stone is a development of his skills. “He works with more delicate tools as the material is a lot softer than wood.” Roger’s Oamaru stone carvings are mostly abstract figures, some with New Zealand themes.
The Wadestown local will also display some of his woodwork which won’t be for sale. Visit Wadestown Presbyterian Church Hall, cnr Wadestown Road and Hanover Street, Saturday to Sunday, November 18-19, from 1-5pm. Entry is free.
One of Roger Lane’s carvings. PHOTO: Supplied
Telling a story of cricket By Julia Czerwonatis
Johnsonville Cricket Club’s upcoming match next Saturday will be a milestone for Newlands resident Cheryl Styles. Cheryl will be scoring the 400th club match on November 25, after being the cricket club’s official scorer and statistician for 35 years. “It doesn’t feel that long,” Cheryl says. “I have been very fortunate with the Johnsonville Cricket Club – I have never felt taken for granted and I’ve always felt my work has been appreciated.” Forty-two years ago, Cheryl started scoring for a business house team whom she stayed with for six years. Wanting to raise her game, Cheryl looked for a club to affiliate with. Thanks to famous batsman Alan Isaac, she joined the Johnsonville Cricket Club in the 1982/83 season. Other than most scorers in New Zealand, Cheryl is using a spreadsheet designed by Bill Frindall, keeping track of both; the batting and the bowling. With the method, Cheryl can tell a thorough story of every match, and it enables her to track down and correct any error of additional runs she makes. “It’s crucial that the scores are balanced at the end of the match. I never walk out of a
The Northern Chorale would like to invite their community to a musical celebration of Christmas in international style, with carefully chosen Christmas music from several European countries, America and of course New Zealand. Some of this music has never been performed in New Zealand before. Their concert Noel: Christmas music from around the world is set to be held at St Barnabas Church, Box Hill, Khandallah, on Sunday November 26, at 2.30pm. Entry is free. Koha would be appreciated and will go to Wellington City Mission Christmas appeal. The choir invites you to afternoon tea in the church hall after the concert.
Ngaio Kindergarten will organise their annual Twilight Bazaar tomorrow, Thursday November 16, from 5-7pm at 65 Ottawa Road. Locals are invited along for a great evening out. There will be a range of different stalls, food, games, face painting and raffles with some amazing prizes up for grabs.
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Cheryl Styles will be scoring her 400th club match next Saturday. PHOTO: Julia Czerwonatis
game without balancing the numbers. “But I’m not a number cruncher, I’m a wordsmith,” Cheryl explains. “I’m writing a story of a match unfolding.” Cheryl’s father took her to her first match at Rotorua Smallbone Park when she was 10 and from there grew her love for the sport and she eventually learnt
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how to score matches. As part of her family ancestry research, the retired superannuation advisor learnt that great-grandfather, William Styles, played for the Johnsonville Cricket Club in the 1890s, and so did her great-great-grandfather; however, he played before the cricket club was founded. Next to club matches, Cheryl
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A search and rescue operation is under way in Makara to locate a missing diver who was reported overdue on Monday evening. The diver, who had been expected to return at around 4pm, had been diving on his own just off Makara Beach, between Wharehou Bay and Pipinui Point. A SAR team and a Westpac helicopter were deployed Monday night to search the area. His gear was located just after 8pm, however they were unable to locate the diver. The search was suspended overnight, and has resumed Tuesday morning. A helicopter has been dispatched again, and Coastguard, the Lady Elizabeth and Surf Life Saving were searching the water close to shore. A LandSAR team were also conducting a land based search along the shoreline.
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Independent Herald 15-11-17