Manukau Courier : November 12th 2010
10 MANUKAU COURIER, NOVEMBER 12, 2010 NEWS The Mad Butcher and Suburban Newspapers Community Trust proudly present their WE NEED YOUR HELP to help the National Burn Centre Please bring this event to the attention of your boss/CEO and ask them to book a table for YOUR COMPANY! All proceeds to the National Burn Centre An ideal way to entertain clients and staff while supporting a very worthy cause. With special guest speaker Friday 3 December From 7.30pm at TelstraClear Pacific Events Centre 770-834 Great South Road, Manukau The Rt Hon John Key Prime Minister be interviewed on stage by Paul Holmes CNZM. Your MC - Kerre Woodham, entertainment by Ewen Gilmour and dance the night away with Black Salt. Tickets are $1850 + gst for a table of 10 and include a uperb three course dinner and complimentary drinks. PLEASE BOOK YOUR TABLE NOW by phoning Shandall on 09-531-5910 or email email@example.com Grants a boost to youth and needy Groups helping at-risk youth in south Auckland will get about $500,000 in the latest Vodafone New Zealand Foundation grants round. Strive Community Trust -- formerly Tamaki ki Raro Trust -- gets $305,000 over four years to run a youth centre for Mangere and surround- ing areas. Chief executive Sha- ron Wilson-Davis says it will help pay for activi- ties to improve the edu- cation, health and job prospects for youngsters aged 12 to 18. The Vodafone Foun- dation s investment in young people means we can help them to not only make it out of challeng- ing circumstances, but develop and find their place in the world. A grant of $57,000 over two years will allow Brothers in Arms Chari- table Trust to match 30 mentors with high-needs youth in south Auckland and to evaluate its mentoring programme. Manurewa schools will benefit from $75,000 for the Great Potentials Foundation. Its MATES Junior pro- gramme provides univer- sity students to mentor and tutor intermediate pupils at risk of failing to make a successful transi- tion to secondary school. Another $250,000 in grants is shared by Odyssey House Trust s programme to help low- decile students affected by drugs or alcohol, the Salvation Army s sup- port project for young people referred from CYF or the Youth Court, and Te Waipuna Puawai Mercy Oasis young mums support pro- gramme in Glen Innes. Vodafone New Zealand Foundation chairman Michael Stanley says it s a privilege to partner these groups. Auckland has some incredible people and organisations who are determined to make a positive difference for our young people. See What We Fund at foundation.vodafone. co.nz for details. Event to celebrate Otara A community event this weekend is all about celebrating Otara. For Otara By Otara is run by the Otara Youth Collective and promotes unity and safety. It also promotes the success and talent the community has to offer. This year the theme is Ease Up on the Drink and is supported by the Alcohol Advisory Council of New Zealand. The collective hopes the message will res- onate across the com- munity and encourage people to have fun with- out needing to be in- toxicated. It will be drug, alcohol and colours free. Performing will be Sweet and Irie, 4DG and the Churchbois. There will be food stalls and prizes to be won. The event is being held tomorrow from 1pm to 6pm at Otamariki Park in Otara. Search for performing arts talent Talent search: MIT is offering a diploma in performing arts next year and lecturers. From left: Jason Te Mete, David Coddington and Cat Ruka are looking for talented singers, dancers and actors to audition. By JESSIE COLQUHOUN Auckland s newest performing arts school is searching for talented actors, singers and dancers. The school is a collaboration between Manukau Institute of Technology and South Seas Film and Television and is part of MIT s new faculty of creative arts. It is holding auditions this month and in December for its February 2011 intake. A team of industry professionals include David Coddington from South Seas Film and Television as acting lecturer, performer Jason Te Mete as singing lecturer and Cat Ruka as dancing lecturer. Next year students will study the fulltime one-year diploma in performing arts. An advanced diploma and bach- elor of creative arts in performance will be added progressively. Mr Coddington, who is head of the school, says it s a wonderful opportunity for performers to get a head start in the performance industry. We know there s an abundance of creative talent in Auckland and we re keen to foster this. And Mr Coddington wants to see as many promising dancers, actors and singers as possible at the aud- itions and stresses students don t have to be strong in all three areas. As long as you have that special something in one of the three disciplines, we can help nurture the rest. Auditions will be held at MIT s School of Visual Arts at 50 Lovegrove Cres, Otara, on Novem- ber 27, December 8 and 18, all starting at 10am. The solo acting audition includes a two to three minute monologue from a contemporary play, tele- vision production or film. For dancing, students must per- form a two-minute choreography set to their own music on a CD or iPod. Singers must prepare one ballad or up-tempo song and provide sheet music for piano accompaniment or backing track on CD or iPod. They can also perform a capella. Second-stage auditions will be at a later date and involve a group audition in all three disciplines. Students must also have English language competency and 42 credits at NCEA Level 3 or equivalent. MIT s new faculty of creative arts also encompasses a school of cre- ative writing and the existing Manukau school of visual arts. See www.manukau.ac.nz/ departments/department-of-creative- arts/school-of-performing-arts or call Melanie Himiona on 021-231-7024 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more informationon the school and audition process.
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