Manukau Courier : November 25th 2010
15 MANUKAU COURIER, NOVEMBER 25, 2010 NEWS Super Liquor Otahuhu 52 Atkinson Ave Ph:09-2761700 Super Liquor Papatoetoe 24 Charles Street Hunters Corner Ph:09-2784389 $26.99 pack 2 for $60 Drambuie 700ml Jack Daniels 1 litre (Valid till 5th Dec) Steinlager 18Pk btls Woodstock 5% 18Pk btls (Valid till 5th Dec) Hampsta Card Accepted $44.99 btl Jim Beam Bourbon 1Litre Russian Standard Vodka 1Litre (Valid 25th,26th,27th Nov) Advance your computer and Business Management Career IN NZIM Diploma in Management L5 NZ Diploma in Business L6 (NZDipBus) Cert ITECH L5 (MCITP) Support Tech MCITP L6 Server Administrator Start before Xmas Institute of Applied Lear ning Call 0800-300-312 And our team will show you how To find out more about the audition process, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org www.manukau.ac.nz/performingarts 0800 62 62 52 *pending approval 7631 000127 Leap into a career as an actor, singer or dancer. Manukau Institute of Technology is holding auditions for the new Diploma in Performing Arts* which covers acting, singing and dancing, for television, theatre and much more. Auditions are being held at the MIT Faculty of Creative Arts, 60 Lovegrove Crescent, Otara 10am - 5pm Saturday 27 November 10am - 5pm Wednesday 8 December 10am - 5pm Saturday 18 December Artist friends share a show Mirror image: Joanna Fieldes, left, and Fran Maguire look at Fran's work Kina, part of The China Cabinet piece in their joint exhibition Claim to Clay. Photo: SIMON WATTS By MELISSA KINEALY Captain Cook and Maori chiefs painted in the shape of jugs are just some of the images on show at a new exhi- bition. Drury-based painter Joanna Fieldes and Marlborough ceramic artist Fran Maguire have joined forces in their exhibition Claim to Clay at Auckland Bot- anic Gardens. Ms Fieldes, who works part-time at the gardens, includes land settlement images in her paintings where images such as colonial settlers and birds morph'' with jugs. I am an avid collector of china -- especially jugs -- I can't resist.'' Ms Maguire explores ideas around how clay can be turned into fine art and how vessels can become objects of ritual and habit. I'm intrigued with the oddity of Victorian objects in early New Zea- land,'' she says. Flags are something she tackles in her cer- amic work Kina where she uses half Union Jack colours and half Maori flag colours. The pair decided to to exhibit together after Ms Maguire fell in love'' with one of Ms Fieldes' paintings and phoned her to let her know how happy she was with her art. A good year's worth of work'' followed for both artists for the exhibition which is described as a visual feast of ceramics and paintings. Claim to Clay is on at the Botanic Gardens, Hill Rd, Manurewa, until January 9. Entry is free. Plea to Pacific churches Pacific churches are being urged to support a petition calling for bilingual education pro- grammes for Pacific students. The petition is the work of Judy Taligalu McFall-McCaffery and John McCaffery of Auck- land University and Vic- toria University's le afioga Galumalemana Alfred Hunkin. Mangere MP Su'a Wil- liam Sio says their research shows Pacific children with a bilingual education have a strong academic advantage''. Mr Sio has written to all Pacific churches asking them to support the petition and says he'll be honoured'' to table it in Parliament. Education Minister Anne Tolley says she intends to cut Pacific language resources in- cluding the TUPU series and the Samoan Folauga journals. Mr Sua says the petitioners research also provides evidence that children who learn and maintain their first language build up a set of skills which are trans- ferable to learning Eng- lish as well. In fact their research has been used by the Ministry of Education to establish resources that are used by various schools to teach Pacific bilingual classes with the precise aim of enhancing Pacific child- ren's overall academic success.'' The petition calls for the government to fully fund bilingual education for Pacific students to raise their academic achievement and main- tain and revive Pacific languages. It also calls for the lit- eracy programmes in Cook Island Maori, Vagahau Niue, Toke- lauan, Samoan, Tongan and English to be readily available to Pacific fam- ilies and communities.
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