Manukau Courier : November 11th 2010
10 MANUKAU COURIER, NOVEMBER 11, 2010 NEWS New Zealand Owned and Operated See and feel for yourself The Acacia Cove Lifestyle Please RSVP to 268 8522 by Monday 15th November 2010 Acacia Cove is a country style village situated on the beautiful Wattle Downs Pennisula. Who could ask for more? Those who also appreciate the tranquilty of an estuary setting, actually. Acacia Cove has all that, as well as its own restaurant, heated indoor swimming pool, library, bowling green and new gym. Whether you choose to live in a villa or one of our luxurious apartments, you'll have the security of a twenty four hour fully monitored emergency call system built in. If you're 55 or over, value your independence but want greater security, come and have a look at the superb properties that we have. A right to occupy a dwelling at Acacia Cove Village is unsecured. Wattle Farm Road, Wattle Downs, Auckland. Phone: 09 268 8522, Facsmile: 09 268 8422 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, website: www.acaciacovevillage.co.nz Tour our village and join us for lunch on Thursday 18th November 2010 at 10.30am. You're Invited...! Managed by Bruce Cullington the RVA 2010 Manager of the year 3174476AA IN BRIEF Poets unite Poets from south Auckland are joining forces with their contemporaries from Porirua. The South Auckland Poets Collective and the P-Town Poets Society are coming together for two shows in Wellington on November 20. Art venues at Te Papa and Pataka will host the collaborative effort. ''The collaboration is all about supporting each other in our art form,'' South Auckland Poets Collective founder Daren Kamali says. ''In terms of demographics, we have much in common and that is what has drawn us together. This is cutting edge for poetry in New Zealand -- collaborations are few and far between.'' Pacific awards The cream of Pasifika entrepreneurs, performers and business leaders will be in Manukau next week for the annual Pacific Business Awards. This year's event includes eight award categories and two special features. One is to mark the Pacific Business Trust's 25th anniversary, and the second is the announcement of the Prime Minister's inaugural Pacific Youth Awards. The Pacific Business Awards are on November 19, from 6.30pm, at the Pacific Events Centre. Advance ticket sales only, $160 singles or $1600 for a table of 10, excluding GST. Phone Maureen or Yola on 270-1003 for more information. South Auckland takes starring role Action: Iaheto Ah Hi's play about a family member is the story behind the film Matariki which was shot entirely in south Auckland. Photo: SHANE WENZLICK By MELISSA KINEALY The escapades of a car- stealing cousin have been turned into a movie made in Manukau. Manurewa-based Iaheto Ah Hi wrote a play about his cousin in his final year of drama school 13 years ago and it sparked the interest of filmmaker Michael Bennett. His upcoming film Matariki features a charac- ter, Aleki, who's based on Iaheto's cousin. Iaheto -- who also stars in the film as the netball- playing Tyrone -- explored the idea of his cousin existing between two worlds. Audiences will see Aleki trying to drive a car while being guided by the stars. I think Michael has captured the essence of my play -- that it's about hope and it is what it is and hope- fully it will be a better day,'' Mr Ah Hi says. The film starts as the Maori New Year begins and a random act of violence leaves the characters searching for hope and looking forward. It features local hotspots such as the Otara markets and the vibrance and culture that's alive in south Auck- land, Mr Ah Hi says. I think it's really cool being a south Auckland story.'' Mr Bennett says ultimately the film shows everyone can do better. You can choose to look down at the concrete and say this is me or you can choose to look up at the stars and say this is where I'm heading.'' Matariki is written by Mr Bennett and Gavin Strawhan and opens for general release on November 18.
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