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Saturday, September 22, 2012

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A book being launched in Gisborne tomorrow will celebrate the huge contribution the Chinese community has made to this region, by pioneering horticulture here. Marianne Gillingham talks to a few of the people featured in the book, Sons of the Soil, which outlines the history of Chinese market gardeners in New Zealand.

The parents of Jack, Quin, Jane, Jean and Ying (now Foon) Wing, Ng Kwong Wing and his wife Yung Toy Yuk, who were separated for the first 13 years of their long and happy marriage.

Mayor Meng Foon hoes some lettuces in the Mayoral chains.

The Foon family, from left at back, brothers David, Meng and Richard, centre from left Jessica, Ying, Helen with Nathan, George, Janet with Adam and (front) Amanda.

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he ancestors of these market gardeners — largely fathers, grandfathers and uncles — were a hardy lot, who arrived in this country with only the shirts on their backs, toiling all day to make money to send back home to the family in China. According to Meng Foon, who became New Zealand’s first Chinese mayor, these men were all pioneers who had dreams of a better life for their families. “They were a resilient lot — head down, arse up. Working under the sun, stars and moon, all weathers, as they held on to the dream.”

Today their grandchildren and greatgrandchildren are usually among the top students to emerge from local schools, moving from there into the upper echelons of business, science and the professions. The earliest Chinese market gardener recorded here was Ah Dak, who arrived around 1875 with Ah Ki. In those days anyone not of Anglo Saxon or Maori descent had to register as an alien and report to the police any change in their address or circumstances, a practice that continued until the 1970s. When former Gisborne banker Quin Wing

started school in 1960, the first English words he learned on his first day was a ditty the other children chanted at him: “Ching, Chong Chinaman sitting on a rock . . .” He and his brother Jack proudly recited it to their parents, who had instilled in them the need to work hard at school. But instead of being praised for being clever, their father — who could speak a little English — gave them both a resounding smack with a stick. They were always brought up to proudly retain their own language and culture. Although they were teased at school, they

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OPINION on the street

on the WEB Last week’s question

Should Maori have ownership rights to water?

How do you think the issue of water ownership or control should be resolved?

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Nicky Bryant

Zena O’Connor

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Darryl Nepe

Jaclyn Fraser

Where does it start and where does it stop? All oceans connect. Fresh water comes from rain. Who owns the air?

Maori should own it. We were here first. If we own our own water, we control our own water.

We shouldn’t have to pay for water. In some cities you have to pay for it. It should be free.

Maori should have more say because Maori were here first. Leave the solution to Maori.

On the East Coast, a lot of families are poor. If the water is polluted they all struggle to get food. Maori should have more rights over what happens to water.

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Yes: 41; No: 195; Don’t Know: 11 Total: 247

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Leave it as it is. Water and rivers are owned by everybody.

Maori should have control. It’s our water anyway.

I think Maori should own water. We would put it to good use.

That’s b*******, fighting over water. Water’s free.

Water belongs to everyone. What’s next? Do we fight over who owns the air?

‘The family ethic is huge for the Chinese’  CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 But the war intervened, leaving Mr Wing and many others stranded in New Zealand until they could be repatriated. After the war, the Labour Government decided to grant these men permanent residence and, in the late 1940s, allowed them to be reunited with their wives in New Zealand as well. In 1953 Mr Wing got lucky, winning £100 in mah-jong, which finally gave him enough, with his savings, for a ticket to bring his wife to New Zealand. By that time she had endured 13 years of hardship living in her husband’s village in China, away from not only her man but also her own family. The following year their son Jack was born, followed by Quin in 1955, Jane in 1957, Jean in 1958 and Ying in 1960. Like all Chinese families here, they worked together. “We started as little kids,” says Quin. They began with weeding, and as they got older the boys drove the tractor and the rotary hoe, which they loved. But it was quite tough in those days, recalls Quin. They started work early in the mornings and worked until well into the evening in the sheds washing carrots and packing them after dark. The family ethic is huge for the Chinese. After his brother had gone to university, his parents struggled with their 12-acre Ormond gardens. In keeping with tradition, Quin stayed home to look after them — toiling in the gardens before and after work, and helping them with the translation of correspondence and bills. Even after marrying Jackie, whom he met after a brief stint working in a bank in Auckland, they settled in Gisborne where they all helped each other; his parents looking after their three children while they worked, and Quin and Jackie helping them at weekends and after work. Like most third-generation Chinese New Zealanders, their children have all graduated from university and forged successful professional careers for themselves.

Quin believes that minority groups in a country work hard to make the most of the opportunities and are driven to do well. In 1988, his father took the whole family back to China, his father’s first trip back to his village in 48 years. “It was really emotional for us seeing mum and dad reconnecting with old friends and neighbours,” says Quin. He has made several trips back to the village since then, but says he would never go back to live there. Although the poverty is gone and most people now have refrigerators and TV, he was born here and regards himself as a Chinese Kiwi. “But I still have that connection.” Looking at the local identities in this book, such as the Chans, the Meng Yees, the Foons and the Louies, success and prosperity are a common thread among their descendants. The book shows the hard road their parents and grandparents hoed to get them there. The men all toiled long hours to save the money to bring out their wives and children, some of whom suffered a huge culture shock on arriving here. Meng and Richard Foon’s father George Foon arrived here in 1947 and worked like a Trojan to save enough money to buy his own seven acres of land in Bell Road, to set up a base for a family. By the 1955, he had saved enough to return to Hong Kong to find a bride, eventually marrying Ng Heng Kiu (Helen), who was well educated and came from a very refined background. Mrs Foon was only 19 when she arrived in Gisborne and, according to Jean Meng Yee, had never touched a weed in her life. Their first home was a little shed with a dirt floor, where they raised the first two of their three sons, Meng and Richard, with Mrs Foon working hard alongside her husband, even when she was pregnant, to ensure her little family did not go without. Meng was born in 1959 and by the time he started school at Makaraka, he was already helping in the gardens. “I remember working in the garden before school, school lunchtime (when George drove to pick him up) and after school into moontime,” Meng says.

In the cabbage patch, from left, Jean, Quin and Jane Wing at Ormond in the early 1960s.  Courtesy of Quin Wing “I drove the tractor at eight years old, with my feet not able to stop the rotary hoe because they couldn’t reach the clutch.” His brother Richard said their main job was to pick, pack and load potatoes, using hessian bags and sewing them up. Their first language was Si Yip which they learned from their father who was from Slan Woy, Canton and they learned Cantonese from their mother. They started learning English at school, and later in the shop. Although they were different, they never really felt discriminated against too badly because they had great support from their workers, who were mainly Maori, and later their friends from high school. “We had a few cheeky boys mainly at Gisborne Boys’ High, but our mates dealt to them well,” recalls Meng. Their father worked 80 or 90 hours a week, harvesting by day and washing and packing the vegetables at night. Eventually the family opened a roadside store so they could control their own destiny, rather than selling produce at the markets at any price. Meng remembers standing on a wooden box to serve in the vegetable shop. It was blown down during

the Wahine storm and replaced by Bargain Veges at Makaraka, which they made into a highly-successful wholesale and retail business. Meng and Richard carried on the business after their father retired and returned to Hong Kong with their mother. By then Meng and Richard were both married and their wives Ying and Janet helped run the business. The family was cropping about 100 acres, supplying vegetables all over New Zealand and exporting through Sunrise Coast. Like their Quin Wing cousins, the Foon children are all pursuing their own professional careers away from the horticulture, laundromats and restaurants in which their ancestors were able to use their skills to make a living. Amanda is an accountant in London, Jessica a project manager in Auckland and Nathan is at university in Wellington studying design. • Sons of the Soil has been researched and written by Lily Lee and Ruth Lam, both graduates from a background in Chinese market gardening. More information on the book and the authors can be found on www.sonsofthesoil. co.nz

George and Helen Foon on their wedding day, Hong Kong, 1955.  Courtesy of Meng Foon

Meng and Richard Foon c1960s. Courtesy of Meng Foon


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Saturday, September 22, 2012

Profile

‘YES’ Constable COMMUNITY COP: Spending time with the district’s children is “a dream job”, says Constable Pam Mankelow who is a member of the Gisborne Police Youth Education Service (YES) team. She is pictured above taking the Mangatuna School children for a bike safety workshop spin and during a cup of tea time chat (right) about respect and manners while her popular partner Constable Teddy (Ted) Bear (left) supervises.  Pictures supplied

Senior Constable Pam Mankelow was almost 40 when she graduated from Police College. It was the mid1990s, her two children had grown and flown the coop and the “country bumpkin” from Katikati was fit and chomping at the bit to tackle a crime-fighting career, as reporter Alice Te Puni discovers.

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owever, Pam very nearly didn’t become a policewoman. When she first applied to join the police force she was too old by six months but the Police College age limit was raised and her application accepted. “It just goes too show . . . never give up on your dreams,” she says. Pam spent 15 years policing in the Tauranga District before transferring to Gisborne. She and her work partner the popular Constable Teddy (Ted) Bear are known to thousands of school children throughout the district. The dynamic duo has a combined starpower in the classroom when they take up their preventative crime fighting and safety awareness-raising crusade. Pam says it gives her a huge thrill when the

kids come up and greet her when she is out and about in the community. “It is super cool. The kids get to meet and know us. Some children hide behind the teachers at first but Constable Ted is a huge help breaking down the barriers — the kids love him.” Pam and Ted belong to the Gisborne Police Youth Education Service (YES) team with Constable Sam Cairns and Constable Nick Haslam. Her role as a police education officer is to form partnerships with school staff to teach students between five and 17 years a range of subjects within two overarching themes — school road safety and crime prevention. YES crime prevention programmes address anti-social behaviour, violence, self-esteem and the misuse of drugs and alcohol.

Ms Mankelow says the aim of teaching students in schools is to enhance the safety of the whole community. There are 70 YES programmes delivered throughout the Eastern district, from Potaka in the North to Kotemaori south of Wairoa and inland as far as Matawai. Ms Mankelow says her role is to help the teachers help the kids. People would be “blown away” by what the kids say about family violence, she says. “Children see and understand so much more than what we sometimes give them credit for. We find the kids tell their mates but not so much the adults. “We are not experts in abuse . . . however we do deliver assertive skills. A lot of the work we do with these kids is about finding the people in the community who they can turn to and trust.”

When Pam isn’t in uniform you can find her and partner Peter fishing or riding on the farm at Rere. Her “down time” activities include gardening and reading. “In summer I am all about horse treks, in winter I hunt, and in between Peter and I fish.” The couple is investigating self sufficiency through wind and solar power and looking to find an East Coast spot to live. Pam was recently at Mangatuna School, just past Tolaga Bay, to talk about “respect and manners” and carry out bike safety lessons. “If there was any school that did not need a lesson about respect and manners, it would be Mangatuna School. ‘‘It is beautiful to see how well-behaved they are. ‘‘It is on days like this I appreciate that I really do have the dream job.”


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DIY

SMARTY PANTS It is just a matter of following all the instructions step-by-step. 

Pictures by Marianne Gillingham

Designer stores have PJs in florals, animal prints, polka dots and checks such as the swatches above and right.

Get your summer wardrobe started! P

by Marianne Gillingham

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eople who love strutting around in their PJ bottoms will be happy to know they have a big influence on summer leisure wear this year, with pants coming in a huge variety of printed fabrics. Designer stores have them in florals, animal prints, polka dots and checks — just about everything but plain and insipid. They will set you back anything from $120$220 off the rack but with a couple of hours’ patience and effort it is not that hard to make your own, especially if you use the stunning new stretch cottons on sale this season. You will need a pattern, about two metres of fabric, a zipper, pins, a sharp pair of scissors and access to a sewing machine. Elastic or drawstring waisted pants are the easiest but we used New Look pattern 6057, (check it out on line at www.newlookpatterns. com) which has a flat, fitted waistband, but were

exceptionally easy to make. It also contains useful patterns for an A-line top and a pencil skirt.

Making the pants:

It is just a matter of following all the instructions step-by-step with no shortcuts, with a little bit of light entertainment provided along the way for those who love learning languages. Instructions on the pattern pieces are delightfully multi-lingual. In pinning out the pattern pieces, it is important to follow the layout guide, to ensure the stretch of the fabric and the print are all going the same way. Cutting in all the little notches makes it easier to line up the pieces for sewing, and if you are unsure of this, pin pieces together before sewing them.


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Saturday, September 22, 2012

Fashion

Vintage vogue... Just about anything goes for the summer season ahead, Marianne Gillingham discovers, with fashion commentators varying in their predictions from edgy, digital prints and geometric lines, to ethnic, exotic and Eastern themes.

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ut one theme that is catching on bigtime in haute couture is a return to the ultra-feminine frocks our mothers and grandmothers wore during the war and post-war era. For the first time since then, the pure vintage styles of the 1940s and 1950s are on the front of the Vogue pattern book, says Therese Fawcett of Arthur Toyes. She is revelling in them and the return of some of the original vintage fabrics that go with them. “They are all in natural fibres, like pure cotton, silk and linen, which are great for our Gisborne summer.” The styles are properly tailored and properly shaped — it’s definitely not one-size-fits-all, she says. They have wasp waists, fitted tops and mostly have huge, voluminous skirts, calling for soft, drapey fabric, unless you are exceptionally slender. This season, there is plenty of choice in soft, drapey fabrics, including some of the prettiest cotton voiles and silks that have not been seen for years. They come in a huge variety of prints and colours, all of them highly fresh and feminine, including soft chintzes that look like the soft furnishing your grandma used to have, paisley in a variety of guises, florals, and polka dots. There is also a lot of lacy fabric, but it has gone from the synthetic lingerie look to a more quality guipure type, mostly in pure cotton looking more handmade. If ever there was a season to dig your old sewing machine out of the closet, or borrow your mother’s or grandmother’s one, this would be it. New vintage dresses, being haute couture, usually come with top-end price tags, unless you are lucky enough to find the real McCoy in an op shop or an older relative’s wardrobe. For those who have never sewn, it’s really not that hard, as long as someone shows you how to operate the machine. Once you can sew a straight line (accurately), it is just a matter of following the step-by-step, illustrated instructions that come with the patterns, and turn to an older relative for guidance when it comes to making buttonholes or putting in zippers. Vogue patterns are the most authentic, and this season they feature some of the originals from their files, including the original cover drawings lined up alongside a photograph of the current interpretations, with models wearing the feminine war-time hairdos.

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The other pattern books, including Burda and New Look have also reinvented the vintage styles, albeit with a more modern twist and a bit less volume in the skirts for those who don’t have the shapely calves needed to pull off this look. These styles come from the Good Housekeeping era, when a women’s place was in the home, raising four or five baby boomers and removing her apron to put on her makeup and frock to greet her husband when he came home from his day as the breadwinner. Even leisurewear was feminine, with fitted Bermuda-style pants to accentuate the figure, and pretty blouses or tops. Baby boomer women rebelled against the Good Housekeeping lifestyle as a form of suppression, giving rise to the women’s liberation movement and more androgynous clothing. Therese Fawcett wonders whether women, having achieved equality, are wanting to look like women again. For those not quite ready for the return of the era of feminine frocks, there is still the one-size-fits all layered look, this season featuring some more exotic prints.

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Travel

SPELLBOUND: Tim Short and Lydia Franken at the Taj Mahal.

Roaming round Rajasthan

Sunset: Udaipur, the Venice of India.

India captured my heart says, Gisborne architectural graduateTim Short who spent two months exploring the subcontinent. He shares with the Weekender the wonders of his 20 days in Rajasthan . . .

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ravelling to India was a decision which resulted in a series of sleepless nights. The thrill and excitement of such a trip was also coupled with a serious bout of nerves. I had never travelled to anywhere remotely like India so it was fair to say in my eyes, I was throwing myself in the deep end. Having decided to take a friend up on her offer to travel with her around India for two months, I went straight into planning mode — Lonely Planet purchased, insurance secured, injections administered and backpack checked. Our first stop was the state of Rajasthan. We decided the best way to ease ourselves into India was to do a tour. As it turned out, this would be our trumpcard decision. India can be an incredibly daunting place, and having a guide and 12 other new friends to share in the mayhem made our experience a lot of fun. The tour started from Delhi and would take in nine cities in total, passing through Bikaner, Jaisalmer, Jodhpur, Udaipur, Pushkar, Jaipur, Agra and Varanasi. Our first social event was in Bikaner where we celebrated the annual Holi Festival which involves throwing coloured powdered at one another . . . quite possibly

one of the most enjoyable days we had on the tour. With plenty of rum and our own band playing music throughout the day, it really could not get any better. The tour was designed to give a broad experience of all things Indian. The accommodation we stayed in ranged from a substandard sleeping arrangement in Jodhpur to a stunning old manor which was owned by the grandson of the Maharaja of Bikaner. Camping in the desert was definitely the most interesting accommodation experience in Rajasthan. India is full of surprises wherever you look — it’s a country which captured my heart. One city in particular which left a lasting impression was Udaipur, literally the Venice of India. Udaipur’s fortune lay with its forebears who understood that without making provision for water, their city would not survive. The result is a number of beautiful lakes that border the city. The marble buildings come alive as the sun sets and the orangered glow reflecting off the water was an unforgettable experience. Rajasthan is scattered with many unreal and sometimes spellbinding buildings and forts. The geographical position of Rajasthan within India meant that trade and war were part of day-to-day life. The

routes which took many of the precious treasures to the surrounding countries passed through the state of Rajasthan. This, in turn, allowed for substantial wealth to be generated. One man used his wealth to create one the most stunning buildings in the world, indeed a wonder of the world. The Taj Mahal — built from 1632 to 1653, by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his third wife, Mumtaz Mahal — is everything you imagine. Like the buildings of Udaipur, the marble exterior provides an ever-changing visual experience. We arrived at 5.30am in order to beat the large crowds who visit the Taj daily. The big red sun rose as we entered the gates, and provided a thousand different colour hues. We spent an hour and half exploring not only the wondrous building but also its expansive landscaping. The symmetry created in every detail from the buildings to the gardens has produces a very harmonious place to rest and admire a stunning piece of architecture. If there is ever a place to visit in India, put Agra on your itinerary — if nothing else it will be sure to leave you in wonder as to how such a building was ever conceived and built.

Travel mates: Tim Short from Gisborne and Lydia Franken from Auckland celebrate the annual Holi Festival which involves throwing coloured powdered at each another.


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nyone who loves making pretty cupcakes will love the next progression, cake pops, which are like prettilydecorated cupcakes on a stick. A recipe book from New Holland provides a step-by-step guide on making a large variety of cake pops, also known overseas as cupcake pops, cupcake bonbons and cake bonbons. They are deceptively easy to make, based on cake mix and ready-made cake frosting and decorations such as sprinkles and sweets, or you can make your own using recipes from this wellillustrated book. Cake Pops, by Francis van Arkel, also includes the recipes for butter cream and frosting. The cake pops are made from the crumbled cakes, mixed with icing or butter cream and rolled into balls which are then decorated.

People with cake decorating skills will find them simple and New Holland has also put out a book on cake decorating. Once you have mastered the art of cake pops, homemade chocolates will be a breeze. There are some delightful ideas to get you started, such as bird in a nest and brown bear cake pops, along with ideas suitable for occasions such as weddings with the glitter and glamour cake pops, kisses cake pops and wedding cake bonbons. Cake Decorating, The Complete Step-by-Step Guide by Carol Deacon, contains all the know-how and recipes needed to make stunning-looking cakes for every occasion. The book promises that beginners will pick up the basics quickly and cake decorators will find some inspirational new ideas and techniques. This book also includes some very useful cake recipes.

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Enjoy, savour, celebrate success

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y dream of becoming an All Black ended at Gisborne Intermediate School. My father declared me too small to play rugby and I suppose he may have had a point. On a tape measure I stood somewhere between Basil Brush and Kermit the Frog. In boxing terms I tipped the scales between the weight classes of sand fly and ladybird. For every Elgin School year-end photo, I was invariably positioned on the outside. Most used a chair to dust the classroom blackboard. I required abseiling equipment or a trampoline. It was my parents’ fear, not mine, that proved the overriding factor in me conceding I would never follow in the boots of my favourite player — the mighty Bill Osborne. And my disappointment ranked alongside every Olympian who has finished fourth. Back then rugby, to me, was like Friday night fish and chips. A must. A given. Rugby just was. Whether it was playing forcing back with the mates over the road, practising tackling in a mass game of bullrush, or being woken up by the old man in the early hours of Sunday morning to watch the men in black on TV with the volume off because Dad preferred the commentary on the radio … it just was. I wore the maroon jersey of Elgin School with as much pride as any All Black debutant. Every winter Saturday morning I couldn’t wait to dive into my uniform and rush to The Oval where me and my 14th-grade teammates would tear barefoot en masse up and down frost-coated fields — pure enthusiasm blocking out the fact that we couldn’t feel our toes. In the afternoon, whether it was after a battering from Kaiti School or a beating of Awapuni, me and my brother would be back at The Oval to watch Dad’s beloved Old Boys . . . or

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I went to a sixth grade training at Lytton High School. Coach was the iconic New Zealand cartoonist Murray Ball, who took under his wing a rag-tag bunch of young guys who were never going to win this grade but were never going to make it easy for those who should. I was winger and our first match was against Gisborne Boys’ High Black. Standing opposite me was a chunk of export quality meat called Moose. The nickname, I surmised after our first encounter, was because he was like tackling one. He had thighs the size of tackle bags and when he ran over the top of me I felt like I had been thrown into a concrete mixer. The finest moment of my less-than modest rugby career came when I scored a try then saved what would have been a certain try in a nail-biting win over Boys’ High Blue. Coach Ball singled me out after the match for special praise . . . and a 14-year-old who had only recently qualified for the minimum height to ride the Super Loop went home feeling bigger than Ian Kirkpatrick. So where does this reminiscent rant lead?

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New Zealand’s Got TalenT Sunday at 7.30pm on TV One It’s the biggest talent competition New Zealand has ever seen! New Zealand’s Got Talent is searching for the next Kiwi superstar.

Tonight, the third round of heats sees contestants from Auckland, Wellington and Dunedin line up in front of the judging panel — OpShop frontman Jason Kerrison, international supermodel Rachel Hunter and UB40 founding member Ali Campbell.

THERE’S SOMETHING ABOUT MARY Sunday at 8.30pm on TV3 A man hires a private detective to search for the girl he loved in high school. Starring Cameron Diaz, Ben Stiller and Matt Dillon.

Fresh and natural is Annabel’s way . . . Annabel Langbein The Free Range Cook: Simple Pleasures Saturday at 7pm on TV One

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natural ingredients need little in the way of fussy preparation. In each episode, Annabel ventures out by jet boat, helicopter, or in her trusty yellow truck to meet local producers and gather quality artisan ingredients to combine with her own seasonal harvests. With her fresh, free-spirited approach, effortlessly achievable recipes and clever cooking tips, Annabel shows how easy it is to bring good food and good times to the modern table.

Heartbreakers Saturday at 8.30pm on TV2 Sigourney Weaver and Jennifer Love Hewitt are a man-trapping mother/daughter combo who meet their match in the form of an unscrupulous millionaire.

US military focus on the Pacific Q+A Sunday at 9am on TV One

anti-nuclear policy. TVNZ Political Editor Corin Dann will interview Secretary Panetta, who will meet both New Zealand Defence Minister Jonathan his Sunday Q +A will Coleman and Foreign screen an exclusive Affairs Minister Murray in-depth interview with US McCully during his time Secretary of Defence Leon in the country. The visit Panetta. follows the signing of the It is the first time in 30 Washington Declaration years that a US Secretary Leon Panetta in June between Panetta of Defence has been in and Coleman, which aims New Zealand, following the to strengthen and expand the bilateral breakdown of the Anzus treaty over defence relationship. New Zealand’s

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REST FOR THE WICKED Sunday at 8.30pm on Maori TV Some of New Zealand’s senior thespians get the chance to have fun in this charming and not too treacly murder mystery set in a retirement village. Starring Tony Barry, John Bach and Ilona Rogers.


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1.05 Louie Spence’s Showbusiness. 2.05 BBC World News. 2.30 Dateline London. 3.00 BBC World News. 3.10 World Features. 3.30 The Ideas Exchange. 4.00 BBC World News. 4.30 Final Score. 5.00 BBC World News. 5.30 Working Lives.

tv2 5.00 America’s Funniest Home Videos. (G, R, T) 5.30 According To Jim. (G, R, T) 6.00 America’s Funniest Home Videos. (G, T) 6.30 Wipeout. (G, T) 7.30 Fear Factor. (PGR, T) Tonight’s challenge includes being dropped from a helicopter and eating live bees from another person’s body. Includes Lotto at 8pm. 8.30 Heartbreakers. (2001, AO, R, T) Sigourney Weaver, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Gene Hackman, Ray Liotta, Jason Lee. Motherand-daughter hustlers meet their match in the form of an unscrupulous millionaire. 11.00 Metro. (1997, AO, R, T) Eddie Murphy, Michael Wincott, Michael Rapaport, Carmen Ejogo. A psychotic killer kidnaps the girlfriend of San Francisco Police Department’s top hostage negotiator.

1.25 G.I. Jane. (1997, AO, R, T) 3.50 Dating In The Dark. (Final, G, R, T) 4.40 I AM TV. (R) 5.30 It Is Written.

tv3 5.00 TradeZone Gone Fishin’. (G, R) 5.30 Rheem Outdoors With Geoff. (G) 6.00 3 News. 7.00 ITM Fishing Show. (PGR) 7.30 Grand Designs Revisited. (G, R, T) Four years ago Daren and Adi moved to Brittany to take on a life experiment to build a home almost entirely from recycled materials, and now Kevin returns to see whether their experiment has been a success. 8.30 CSI: New York. (AO, T) Mac investigates the shooting of a 14-year-old boy who was gunned down in front of his younger brother. 9.30 CSI: Miami. (AO, T) As Horatio bleeds from a gunshot wound and Natalia battles to free herself from the trunk of a submerged car, the other CSIs try to capture an escaped murderer before he kills again. 10.30 The Secret Life Of Bees. (2008, AO, R, T) Queen Latifah, Dakota Fanning.

12.45 Infomercials. (G) 5.00 Brian Houston @ Hillsong TV. (G) 5.30 Charles Stanley.

6.00 Tiki Tour. (G, T) 6.25 Jungle Junction. (G, T) 6.50 Mickey Mouse Clubhouse. (G, R, T) 7.10 The Looney Tunes Show. (G, T) 7.35 SpongeBob SquarePants. (G, R, T) 8.00 What Now? 10.00 Shortland Street Omnibus. (PGR, R, T) 12.00 While You Were Sleeping. (1995, PGR, R, T) 2.00 Gossip Girl. (PGR, T) Chuck, Nate, Blair, Serena and Lola team up to uncover what they think is an explosive secret between Diana and Jack. 3.00 New Zealand’s Got Talent. (G, R, T) 4.00 Operation Hero. (G, T) 4.30 Let’s Get Inventin’. (G, T) 5.00 America’s Funniest Home Videos. (G, R, T) 5.30 Hart Of Dixie. (G, T)

6.00 Bayless Conley. (G) 6.30 Brian Houston @ Hillsong. (G) 7.00 Charles Stanley. (G) 8.00 The Nation. 9.00 Three60. 9.30 Think Tank. 10.00 Home And Away Omnibus. (G, T) 11.55 Entertainment Tonight Weekend. (G) 1.00 60 Minutes. 2.00 King Of Dirt. (G) Hosted by Gino Panaro. 2.30 Motorsport. NZ Jet Sprints, round three Featherston. 3.00 Motorsport. NZ Offshore Powerboats, round three Beachlands. 3.30 Motorsport. V8 Challenge Cup, round three, Hampton Downs. 4.00 Motorsport. Australian V8 Ute Racing Series, round two, Tasmania. 5.00 James May’s Man Lab. (Return, G, R, T)

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movie Heartbreakers TV2, 8.30pm (2001, AO) Sigourney Weaver and Jennifer Love Hewitt are a mother-daughter con team in what is best described as Dirty Rotten Scoundrels with extra cleavage. Weaver convinces rich men to marry her and then catches them in a compromising position with Hewitt to guarantee a bumper divorce settlement. Their latest stooge is a tobacco billionaire (Gene Hackman). He and Weaver generate plenty of laughs, while Hewitt’s sexy performance is still a career best.

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5.00 Sideline. 5.30 Rugby Union. ITM Cup. Auckland v Wellington. From Eden Park, Auckland. Live. 7.30 Rugby Union. ITM Cup. Northland v Taranaki. From Toll Stadium, Whangarei. Live. 9.45 Cricket. ICC World Twenty20. Sri Lanka v South Africa. From Mahinda Rajapasksa International Cricket Stadium, Sooriyawewa, Hambantota. Live.

Prime 5.30 News. 6.00 The World’s Toughest Driving Tests. (New, G) 7.00 Three Hungry Boys. (New, G) 7.30 Antiques Roadshow. (G) Fiona Bruce welcomes thousands of visitors to the gardens of Tatton Park in Cheshire. Henry Sandon has a memorable day when one of the rarest 18th century pieces of Royal Worcester turns up. 8.40 Weekend Murders: Midsomer Murders. (G) A disagreement between keen birdwatchers in Midsomer-in-the-Marsh turns nasty when their president is killed. 10.40 Nazi Hunters. (AO, R) Killed Heinrich Himmler Nazi Hunters had their sights on Heinrich Himmler due to his persecution of the Jews. Himmler was one of the most feared men in Nazi Germany and was captured and later found dead. Was it suicide? 11.45 Rugby League. NRL Premiership. Bulldogs v Rabbitohs. Delayed.

7.00 Modern Family. (PG) 7.30 The A-Team. (PG) Mad Murdock is kidnapped by a band of cutthroat bounty hunters. 8.30 MacGyver. (PG) MacGyver is a contemporary hero and role model who applies his scientific knowledge to ordinary items to create, for himself and others, a means of escape from impending doom. 9.30 Spartacus: Gods Of The Arena. (18) A younger Batiatus finds himself newly in control of his father’s gladiator school. He uses his most skilled fighter to win favor with a cunning nobleman behind the building of the new arena. (18VLS) 10.30 Impact Wrestling. (M) The BOX brings you Impact Wrestling! Hang with Hulk, Sting, Ric Flair, AJ Styles, Rob Van Dam and heaps more in this crazy, action packed show. TOMORROW 12.30 Starsky & Hutch Marathon. (M) 3.10 Spartacus: Gods Of The Arena. (18) 4.10 Girls Gone Wild. (18) 4.40 Starsky & Hutch. (M) 5.35 Modern Family. (PG) 6.00 Starsky & Hutch Marathon. (M) 9.20 Impact Wrestling. (M) 11.05 The Simpsons Marathon. (PG)

5.10 The Stranger. (2010, M) 6.40 Tower Heist. (2011, M) Ben Stiller, Eddie Murphy. A group of blue-collar workers, victims of a Ponzi scheme, seeks revenge on a Wall Street swindler. 8.30 Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides. (2011, M) Johnny Depp, Geoffrey Rush, Penelope Cruz. Jack Sparrow and Barbossa embark on a quest to find the fountain of youth. 10.50 The Tourist. (2010, M) Johnny Depp, Angelina Jolie. An American tourist visiting Italy is seduced by a beautiful woman and becomes ensnared in an international plot involving Interpol and the Russian mafia.

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5.05 Sabrina: The Teenage Witch. (G) 5.30 Clueless. (G, R) 6.00 It Only Hurts When I Laugh. (G, R) 6.30 Charlotte’s Web. (1973, G) 8.30 The Real Housewives Of Orange County. (PGR) 9.30 Miss Advised. (AO) 10.30 Excused. (AO) 10.55 Rock Of Love Charm School. (AO)

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Religious Programming. (G) Sport Box. (G) Great Outdoors. (G, R) Mainfreight Rugby. (G) Catch the best of the weekend’s action from the Heartland Championship as our proud national rugby provinces battle it out in Divisions 2 and 3 for the Meads and Lochore Cups. Rugby. (G) ITM Cup. Highlights. Food Culture. (G) Export Gold Match Fishing League. (G) News.

5.30 Te Kaea. 6.00 UK Super League. Preliminary Semi-final. 7.30 Te Kaea. (R) 8.00 Tatai Hono. (G) 8.30 Documentary: Sir Howard Morrison: He Kotuku Rerenga. (G, R) 9.30 Death in Brunswick. (1991, R) 11.35 Te Kaea. (R)

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TOMORROW 12.30 Call 911. (M) 1.00 Destroyed In Seconds. (PG) 1.30 Deadliest Catch. (PG) 2.30 Deadliest Catch. (PG) 3.30 Deadliest Catch. (PG) 4.30 Deadliest Catch. (PG) 5.30 Deadliest Catch. (PG) 6.30 Nature’s Keepers. (PG) 7.30 MythBusters. (PG) 8.30 MythBusters. (PG) 9.30 ET Fishing Escapes. (PG)

TOMORROW 12.10 Infomercials. 6.00 Sesame Street. (G, R) 6.55 Pingu. (G, R) 7.00 CatDog. (G, R) 7.25 Hey Arnold! (G, R) 7.50 The Wild Thornberrys. (G, R) 8.15 Rugrats. (G, R) 8.40 Scaredy Squirrel. (G) 9.05 The Mighty B! (G, R) 9.30 The Adventures Of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius. (G, R) 9.55 Sticky TV Omnibus. (G) 12.00 Infomercials. (G) 2.00 Sesame Street. (G, R) 2.55 Peppa Pig. (G, R) 3.00 Barney And Friends. (G, R) 3.30 Bryan & Bobby. (G, R) 3.40 Pukana. (G) 4.05 Drake And Josh. (G, R) 4.35 Kenan & Kel. (G, R) 5.05 Sabrina: The Teenage Witch. (G) 5.30 Clueless. (G, R)

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5.00 America’s Funniest Home Videos. (G, R, T) 5.30 Hart Of Dixie. (G, T) 6.30 The War At Home. (G, R, T) 7.00 The Big Bang Theory. (PGR, R, T) 7.30 Betty White’s Off Their Rockers. (PGR, T) One senior citizen confronts a street performer, an unwilling patient attempts to run away, and a woman takes other people’s items from their grocery carts. 8.00 The Big Bang Theory. (PGR, R, T) Sheldon hosts a visiting female physicist, but her intelligence seems matched by her libido. 8.30 Cop Out. (2010, AO, T) Bruce Willis, Tracy Morgan. When a veteran NYPD cop’s rare baseball card is stolen he recruits his partner to track down the thief, a memorabiliaobsessed gangster. 10.40 Haunting Of Molly Hartley. (2008, AO, R, T) Haley Bennett, Chace Crawford. In the wake of a family trauma, an 18-yearold girl trying to adjust to life at a new school finds herself fighting for survival.

12.30 Rapid Response. (PGR, R, T) 1.00 BBC World – BBC World News. 1.15 Sport Today. 1.30 Click. 2.00 BBC World News. 2.30 One Square Mile. 3.00 BBC World News. 3.10 TBA. 4.00 BBC World News. 4.30 India Business Report. 5.00 BBC World News. 5.30 The Believer’s Voice Of Victory.

12.20 The Walking Dead. (AO, R, T) 2.00 Ticket To The Tribes. (PGR, R, T) 2.50 Infomercials. 3.25 20/20. (R, T) 4.15 It Is Written. (R) 4.45 Emmerdale. (PGR, R, T) 5.30 Infomercials.

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6.00 Creflo Dollar. 6.30 Hi-5. (G, R, T) 7.00 Marvelous Misadventures Of Flapjack. (Final, G, R, T) 7.25 Back At The Barnyard. (R, T) 7.55 Bakugan Battle Brawlers: New Vestroia. (G, R, T) 8.20 Tiki Tour. (G, T) 8.45 Chuggington. (G, R, T) 8.55 Shaun The Sheep. (G, R, T) 9.05 Bird Bath. (G, T) 9.10 Waybuloo. (G, R, T) 9.30 Infomercials. 11.00 Neighbours. (G, R, T) 11.30 Shortland Street. (PGR, R, T) 12.00 Happy Town. (AO) 1.00 Jeremy Kyle. (PGR) 2.05 Anderson. (G, R) 3.05 Franklin. (G, R, T) 3.30 SpongeBob SquarePants. (G, R, T) 4.00 H2O Just Add Water. (G, R, T) 4.30 The Erin Simpson Show. 5.00 America’s Funniest Home Videos. (G, R, T) 5.30 My Wife And Kids. (G, R, T)

tv3 5.00 James May’s Man Lab. (Return, G, R, T) 6.00 3 News. 7.00 Modern Family. (PGR, R, T) 7.30 60 Minutes. 8.30 There’s Something About Mary. (1998, AO, R, T) Cameron Diaz, Ben Stiller, Matt Dillon, Chris Elliott. A man hires a private detective to search for the girl he was infatuated with during his high school years. 10.55 Homeland. (AO, R, T) In the wake of the explosion, Saul finds Carrie hospitalised and manic, but realises her chaotic theories have merit.

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Prime 5.00 Export Gold Match Fishing League. (G) 5.30 News. 6.00 Surviving Suburbia. (G) 6.25 Keeping Up Appearances. (G, R) 7.00 Rick Stein’s Food Heroes. (G) 7.30 River Cottage Veg Everyday. (G) Hugh’s meat-free summer takes a hit when he joins a fishing trip and has to pass up the mackerel sushi. So he visits Sachiko, a Japanese chef who introduces him to the vegetarian ways of Buddhism. 8.35 America’s Got Talent. (G) America’s Got Talent travels to New York in search of some buzz-worthy contestants. Will a husband and wife singing duo find success on stage? 9.35 Netball. Constellation Cup. Silver Ferns v Diamonds. From CBS Canterbury Arena, Christchurch, NZ. 11.10 Leverage. (PGR) The Leverage team take over a floor of a hospital in order to stage the outbreak of a deadly virus. They must quarantine a criminal and get him to reveal the location of his stolen money or die.

TV2, 8.30pm (2010, AO) One-time indie icon Kevin Smith, the man behind Clerks, Chasing Amy and Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, directs this clichéd homage to 1980s buddy-cop comedies. Tracy Morgan and Bruce Willis (both pictured) star as a pair of policemen trying to track down a priceless baseball card before getting killed by Mexican crooks or annoyed to death by a bumbling burglar (Seann William Scott).

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3 Firstline. Infomercials. (G) The Talk. (PGR) Entertainment Tonight. (G, R) 3 News. Home And Away. (R, T) Harvey misreads Roo and Tim’s farewell and leaves town; Liam questions whether him and Indi should be together; and Marilyn nurses the hangover from hell. Dr Phil. (AO) The Dr Oz Show. (PGR) The Real Housewives Of D.C. (PGR) Mary discovers that her adult daughter’s move back home creates various challenges, and Stacie highlights her down-home roots by serving up a soul-food dinner. Rachael Ray. (G) Everybody Loves Raymond. (G, R, T) Home And Away. (G, T)

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Home Shopping. (G) The Crowd Goes Wild. (G, R) Deal Or No Deal. (G, R) Home Shopping. (G) Better Homes And Gardens. (G, R) The Crowd Goes Wild. (G, R) Harry’s Practice. (G, R) All Saints. (PGR, R) Kimberly Dyer is brought into the ED in the throes of a seizure. Her mother is quick to let the medics know that this isn’t the first time, but it’s a race against time to get the truth. Getaway. (G, R) Getaway. (G, R) The Late Show With David Letterman. (G, R) Deal Or No Deal. (G, R) News.

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6.15 The Next Three Days. (2010, M) Russell Crowe, Elizabeth Banks. A married couple’s life is turned upside down when the wife is accused of a murder. 8.30 The Help. (2011, M) Emma Stone, Viola Davis. An aspiring writer returns home after college, where unexpected friendships with AfricanAmerican maids result in a book that gives a voice to a community’s suffering. 11.00 All Souls Day. (2005, 16) Marisa Ramirez, Travis Wester. During a Day of the Dead celebration, the dead come to life to prey upon the living. Marisa Ramirez, Travis Wester.

5.30 Bering Sea Gold. (PG) 6.30 Bering Sea Gold. (PG) 7.30 2012 Apocalypse. (PG) December 21st, 2012. 8.30 Deadliest Catch. (PG) Vital Signs. As king crab season nears the finish line, the crew of The Wizard faces a life or death situation as a deckhand collapses and struggles to hold on. 9.30 Bering Sea Gold. (PG) Eureka! Bad luck and bad vibes. The crews have a car accident on the way home from some hot springs R&R. 10.30 Blood, Lies And Alibis. (M) The Bad-Tempered Boyfriend. Erin Chorney is missing for over a year. In an elaborate sting operation, police officers convince Chorney’s killer to tell them how he strangled her to death. 11.30 Stalked: Someone’s Watching. (M) Above The Law.

TOMORROW 12.30 Hall Pass. (2011, 16) 2.15 Too Young To Marry. (2007, PG) 3.45 Hall Pass. (2011, 16) 5.30 Tangled. (2010, PG) 7.10 One Day. (2011, M) 8.55 Too Young To Marry. (2007, PG) 10.25 The Next Three Days. (2010, M) 12.40 The Help. (2011, M) 3.05 Making Of Going The Distance. (2010, 16) 3.25 Smitty. (2012, PG) 5.00 12 Men Of Christmas. (2009, PG) Kristin Chenoweth, Josh Hopkins. A high-powered New York publicist finds herself in

5.00 Te Irikura. 5.30 Te Kaea. 6.00 Waka Huia. (G) 7.00 Kai Time on the Road. (G) 7.30 Te Kaea. (R) 8.00 Ahuwhenua 2012. (Final, G) 8.30 Rest For The Wicked. (2011, AO) 9.45 Short Film: Iti Pounamu. (G, R) 10.30 Tagata Pasifika. 11.00 Te Kaea. (R) 11.30 End Transmission. TOMORROW 10.00 Korero Mai. (G, R) 11.00 Toku Reo. (G, R) 12.00 Korero Mai. (G, R) 1.00 Toku Reo. (G, R) 2.00 Ako. (G, R) 3.00 Kai Time on the Road. (G, R) 3.30 The Backyardigans. (G, R) 4.00 Miharo. (G, R) 4.30 Nga Pari Karangaranga o te Motu. (G, R) 5.00 Toi Whakaari. (New, G) 5.30 Te Kaea.

Local Television on UHF Channel 42 www.ectv.co.nz

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12.30 SmackDown! (M) 2.10 NCIS. (PG) 3.05 NCIS. (PG) 4.00 Life. (M) 5.05 The A-Team. (PG) 6.00 NYPD Blue. (M) 6.50 My Name Is Earl. (M) 7.15 Cash Cab. (PG) 7.40 America’s Funniest Home Videos. (M) 8.05 Whose Line Is It Anyway? (PG) 8.30 Law & Order. (M) 9.20 Most Shocking. (M) 10.20 WWE NXT. (M)

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12.10 Home Shopping. (G)

5.45 WWE NXT. (M) 6.45 SmackDown! (M) 8.30 NCIS. (PG) Gibbs risks his career when his former commanding officer is accused of embezzling funds. Guest Starring. Terry O’Quinn. 9.30 NCIS. (PG) A terrorist holds Ducky, Gerald and Kate hostage while the rest of the team investigate how the man got a job at the Navy base. 10.30 Life. (M) A woman is found in a pool of blood sitting at a table with a romantic dinner set for two. The investigation leads Crews and Reese to a support group for lottery winners, full of eccentric characters. 11.30 WWE NXT. (M) WWE NXT features eight well-known, popular WWE Superstars, Pros, mentoring eight WWE Rookies. TOMORROW

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TOMORROW 12.00 Who The (Bleep) Did I Marry? (M) 12.30 Call 911. (M) 1.00 Destroyed In Seconds. (PG) 1.30 Gold Rush. (PG) 2.30 MythBusters. (PG) 3.30 Stephen Hawking: The Grand Design. (PG) 4.30 Fatal Encounters. (M) 5.30 Extreme Loggers. (PG) 6.30 Dirty Jobs. (PG) 7.30 Deadliest Catch. (PG) 8.30 MythBusters. (PG)

5.05 Sabrina: The Teenage Witch. 5.30 Clueless. (R) 6.00 It Only Hurts When I Laugh. (R) 6.30 Survivor: Philippines. (New, G) 8.00 Family Guy. (PGR, R) 9.00 South Park. (AO, R) 9.30 Misfits. (AO, R) 10.30 The League. (AO) 11.00 E.T Weekend. (G) 11.50 Infomercials. (G) TOMORROW 6.00 Sesame Street. (R) 6.55 Pingu. (R) 7.00 CatDog. (R) 7.30 Hey Arnold! (G, R) 7.55 The Wild Thornberrys. (G, R) 8.20 Go Diego Go. (R) 8.45 Bananas In Pyjamas. (G, R) 9.00 Thomas & Friends. (G, R) 9.10 Bob The Builder. (G, R) 9.20 Peppa Pig. (R) 9.25 Peppa Pig. (R) 9.30 The Wiggles Show. (R) 9.40 Wonder Pets. (G, R) 10.05 Infomercials. (G) 2.00 Sesame Street. (G, R) 2.55 Peppa Pig. (G, R) 3.00 Sticky TV. (G) 4.30 FOUR Live. (G)

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6.08 Storytime (RNZ) 7.08 Hymns for Sunday Morning (RNZ) 7.35 Weekend Worldwatch (RNZ) 8.10 Sunday Morning with Chris Laidlaw Including: 8.12 Insight; 9.06

Mediawatch; 9.40 Down the List; 9.45 Magical Mystery Tour; 10.06 Ideas; 10.55 Today’s Track; 11.05 Feature Interview; 11.55 Feedback (sunday@radionz.co.nz) 12.15 Spectrum (RNZ) (spectrum@ radionz.co.nz) 12.40 The Arts on

Sunday with Lynn Freeman (artsonsunday@radionz.co.nz) 4.06 4 ’til 8 with Liz Barry Including:

4.07 The Sunday Feature: The Reith Lectures 2012 (F, RNZ); 5.10 Spiritual Outlook (RNZ); 5.36 Blue Smoke (RNZ); 6.06 Te Ahi Kaa (RNZ); 7.06 One in Five (RNZ); 7.30 The Strand (BBC) 8.06

Sounds Historical with Jim Sullivan (history@radionz.co.nz) 10.12 Mediawatch (RNZ) 10.45


Early blossom from the heart of spring by Heather Dobbie

Ballerina duckling by Gina Holmes

Brilliant kowhai blooms by Dawn Furmage

WHAT’S ON IN GISBORNE Saturday, September 22 Saturday and Sunday: Gisborne Tatapouri Sports Fishing Club, Tui Fishing Contest, first competition for season, enter before you go fishing (no radio entries). Prizegiving 6.30pm, Saturday 29. Phone 868 4756. Spring Break Party at Kingfisher Bar. Devolo and Dei Hamo with guests Yung Z4ne, Deej Envee and DJ Jacks. R18. $5 until midnight /$10 after. Sunday, September 23 Kuki Green Rugby Tournament between marae

at Tiniroto Domain and Community Centre. Includes golden oldies game. All welcome. Phone Colin 863 7019. Poverty Bay Turf Club Spring Races. $5 per person. Makaraka Race Course, Phone 06 873 4545. Super Variety Concert. Dancing, orchestral, songs and more. Raffle and lucky seat, light afternoon tea provided. Adults $10, students $5. Fundraising for War Memorial Theatre upgrade, Lawson Field Theatre, 2pm, Phone Maureen Potroz 867 1200.

To help promote events you are involved in, e-mail info@gisbornenz.com to go in the Tourism Eastland diary and go to gisborneherald.co.nz/events to include your event in our online diary. Alternatively, e-mail weekender@gisborneherald. co.nz. Submit photos to www.gisborneherald.co.nz/photo-of-week, weekender@ gisborneherald.co.nz

Tuesday, September 25 Gizzy High School Idol at War Memorial Theatre from 7pm. Four contestants from local schools in association with The Edge radio station. Tickets $10 from school offices.

Dancing Competition. War Memorial Theatre. Phone 868 9466.

Saturday, September 29 Gizzy’s Little Craft Market, Army Hall from 9.30am.

Sunday, September 30 Gisborne Canoe and Tramping Club trip to Arowhana, long steep climb with some tricky bits, medium to difficult climb, subalpine scrub, tussock, great views of Poverty Bay and Bay of Plenty if weather is fine, $25. Meet outside the Army Hall at 7.30am. Phone Gillian Ward 867 4591.

Aural Trash and DJ Hat @ PBC. Saturday, September 29 Gisborne Competition Society: National

Gisborne Tatapouri Sports Fishing Club, Tui Fishing Contest Prizegiving 6.30pm.

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Weekender 22-09-12