Manukau Courier : February 18th 2011
4 MANUKAU COURIER, FEBRUARY 18, 2011 NEWS Otara Health Awareness Event For further information contact: Helen Framhein Wong (09) 250 8074 firstname.lastname@example.org, Marama Piripi (09) 263 8040 email@example.com Otara Health Awareness Event Health Information Live Entertainment Health Checks Demonstrations Fitness Testing Wednesday 23 Feb 2011 Thursday 24 Feb 2011 10.00am to 1.00pm Otara Town Centre We are specialist in automotive air-conditioning Winner of the 2010 Customer Service Award for Auto Air Conditioning for the Auckland Region COOLCAR AIR-CONDITIONING CENTRE COME IN FOR YOUR CHECK FREE 9B Ryan Place, Manukau www.coolcar.co.nz also at 333 Ti Rakau Drive, East Tamaki Ph 274-4609 FREE CHECKS PHONE 263 5777 VASA ALL WORK IS GUARANTEED Is your vehicle air-conditioning working properly? IF NOT -- YOU NEED US! Overview What you'll study reports Entry details Youth Guarantee CERTIFICATE IN SPORTS, FITNESS AND HEALTH LEVEL 2 Quick facts Duration: Start: Fees: Time: NEVILLE ROGERS CUSTOMER SERVICE CENTRE For further information contact Ph: 271 2081 283 East Tamaki Rd, East Tamaki TYRE SERVICE, MECHANICAL REPAIRS WOF $20 OPEN 6 DAYS • Used Tyres from $25 • Full Service from $95 • Wheel Alignments - $39 + GST Melanie checks into college Melanie Buckland s dream of managing an international hotel is a step closer after winning an overseas scholarship. The 17-year-old Alfriston Col- lege student has received one of five $25,000 scholarships to the the International College of Hotel Management in Adelaide. She finished year 13 last year and is the only New Zealand recipient of the scholarship in 2011. The other four winners are all from Australia. Melanie says she s thrilled to win because it eases the financial burden on her parents. During her time at the college she will be sent on six-month paid internships at various hotels around the world. I m prepared to go wherever a job opportunity takes me, she says. She has already taken up her three-year Swiss Hotel Associ- ation international hotel man- agement diploma and plans to stay on for an extra semester to complete the ICHM degree as well. The Adelaide college is the the only school outside of Europe that offers the qualification offered by the Swiss Hotel Association. Beneath the clothes: Artist Venus Stephens with one of the dresser drawers that feature in the Auckland Fringe Festival exhibition The Soft Mad Children. Photo: MELISSA KINEALY Decoupage works have personality By MELISSA KINEALY Venus Stephens has found the art in an old op-shop chest of drawers. Now the Otara artist is sharing her vision in The Soft Mad Children, a collaborative exhibition for the Auckland Fringe Festival. Her art is decoupage -- where a scene or picture iscutupandfixedtoa surface and varnished -- in this case fixed and varnished inside the drawers of a dresser she saw in an op shop. Ms Stephens, a play- wright and theatre critic, thinks of the drawers as an embodiment of all women. Her inspiration comes from a 70-year-old post- card. She also uses a face from an old comic and flowers from a garden magazine. Each drawer will have a different person- ality, she says. Ms Stephens says the name of the show is taken from the line and we laugh like soft mad children in the Ghost Song by The Doors. The Soft Mad Children includes work detailed in inks and stain, paint, spray work and decou- page/multimedia. The other contributing artists are Tim Ailiuua, Josh Monaghan, James O Brien, Pip Smith, and Sarah Tolley. Each artist will have five pieces on show and all work is for sale. The Soft Mad Children is on at The Basement Foyer, Lower Greys Ave on February 24, 7pm- 10pm, then February 25 to March 5 from 6pm- 8pm. Entry is free. Visit www.auckland fringe.co.nz for more information.
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