Wednesday September 26, 2018
Alexander Turnbull Library secures significant art archive
Alexander Turnbull Library’s Shannon Wellington and Audrey Waugh looking over the archive of charismatic art dealer Peter McLeavey. PHOTO: SUPPLIED
The archive of charismatic art dealer Peter McLeavey has been acquired by The Alexander Turnbull Library. Shannon Wellington, manuscripts curator at the Alexander Turnbull Library says “the Archive is a rich and highly significant collection of documentary heritage charting the development of New Zealand’s contemporary art scene during the second half of the 20th century.” Peter John McLeavey ONZM (19362015) established and operated New Zealand’s longest running dealer gallery representing many notable New Zealand artists and brokering the sale of some of our country’s most iconic works of art. He started selling paintings in 1966 from his bedsit on The Terrace in Wellington. In 1968 he moved operations to Cuba Street. Included in the archive are the gallery’s exhibition files. These files contain collected correspondence with exhibiting artists, catalogues and invitations for
each exhibition, photographs of the artworks and artists and publicity materials; over 560 exhibition files in total, one for each exhibition held since 1968. Peter had a longstanding interest in photography and owned a camera from his teenage years. The Archive includes photographic collages that were taken and compiled by Peter from the mid-1970s to the early 2000s. The collages depict scenes in New Zealand and overseas, artists, their artworks and studios, and the McLeavey family. Hilary McLeavey, on behalf of McLeavey family, says “we are delighted that the Peter McLeavey Archive is coming to The Alexander Turnbull Library. “Peter would be very pleased. It was his wish that his Archive be available to everyone interested in the years to come,” Hilary says. The Peter McLeavey Archive will be available by request by late 2019 and early 2020.
National championships find NZ’s top police dogs After three days of fierce competition at the National Police Patrol and Detector Dog Championships, New Zealand’s top dogs – and handlers – have been crowned. Twenty-three teams from New Zealand Police, Customs, Corrections, Aviation Security and the New Zealand Defence Force (NZ Army) competed in the three categories: Police Patrol, Narcotic Detector and Explosive Detector. The competition involved a range of activities to test the unique skills of dogs and their handlers and was held in the Upper Hutt area. Four-year-old Police dog Mario and handler Senior Constable Mark Chapman, from Tauranga, are this year’s national Police Patrol dog champions and the winners of the Frank Riley Cup.
Patrol Dog competitors line up at the prizegiving before winners are announced. PHOTO: SUPPLIED
The pair also won the William Rose Bowl for criminal work disciplines. National Coordinator Police Dogs Inspector Todd Southall says the standard across all the
championship categories was very high. “The competition was extremely stiff this year, and the scores were all very tight at the top,” Todd says.
Second arrest made in Taita fatal assault Police investigating the recent death of Faapaia Fonoilaepa in Taita have arrested a second man, says Detective Inspector John Van Den Heuvel. The 50-year-old was arrested in Hastings last week and police allege he was an occupant of the silver station wagon seen leaving the incident. He has been charged with possession of a fi rearm and possession of a knife and was due to appear in Hastings District Court on Wednesday last week. Police are continuing to make enquiries into the incident.
The post mortem has been concluded and it has been determined Faapaia died from a single stab wound. He has now been returned to his family who police are continuing to support. “We have had a great response to our appeal for information and are grateful to the people who have provided information so far,” Mr Van Den Heuvel says. “We are still keen to hear from anyone else who may have witnessed the incident.” People with information are encouraged to contact Lower Hutt Police on 04 560 2600. Alternatively, people can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
“Everyone worked really hard just to get here in the first place, and it’s a big deal to have come and competed at a national level. And of course, those who have taken out titles should feel very
proud of themselves and their dogs,” he says. Deputy Commissioner Mike Clement presented the prizes at the Police Dog Training Centre in Trentham.
Arrest following homicide in Upper Hutt Emergency ser vices were called to Golders Road in Upper Hutt at around 4:30pm on September 20 after reports a man had been stabbed. Despite efforts to revive him, the man was pronounced dead at the scene. Police arrested a male at a nearby address in relation to the inicident. The man who was arrested following a homicide on Gold-
ers Road in Upper Hutt has been charged with murder. The 37-year-old was set to appear in the Hutt Valley District Court last week. Police believe this was an isolated incident and are not looking for anyone else. A sc ene exa m i nat ion on Golders Road will continue until a late date.
Wainuiomata News 26-09-18