Manukau Courier : February 27th 2014
4 MANUKAU COURIER, FEBRUARY 27, 2014 NEWS Confused rabbit wins over the public By SARAH ROBERTS A rather lost rabbit and his crabby mate might be a bit confused but at least they’re crowd favourites. The Jamie Pickernell sculpture won the Auckland Botanic Gardens’ Sculpture in the Gardens people’s choice award. ‘‘Oh Crabby, I do believe we’re rather lost!’’ was voted the public’s favourite in the three-and-a-half month exhibition. ❛ Weall love a good story and I’ve really enjoyed seeing the public create their own stories for Crabby and Rabby. – Jamie Pickernell The decision was announced at the exhibition’s closing two weeks ago. Mr Pickernell says the opportunity to show his work to such a diverse audience is second to none. ‘‘We all love a good story and I’ve really enjoyed seeing the public create their own stories for Crabby and Rabby. www.manukaucourier.co.nz IN BRIEF Head1 Seat in memorial A plaque seat will be installed at Mangere Bridge in memory of a local businessman. Mangere Bridge resident Marie Clark has been given approval by the MangereOtahuhu Local Board to install the seat in memory of her late husband, Colin Kingsford Clark JP, opposite 23A Kiwi Esplanade. Mr Clark did electrical contracting work in Mangere and was an active member of the Methodist church, a justice of the peace and a life member of the Citizens Advice Bureau. Youth event Directions please: Jamie Pickernell’s ‘‘Oh Crabby, I do believe we’re rather lost’’ won the people’s choice award at Auckland Botanic Gardens’ biennial sculpture exhibition. ‘‘As a self-taught black- smith, I’ve become an adventurer with materials, trying to make cool things. Sometimes it works,’’ he says. The people’s choice award is sponsored by the Friends of the Auckland Botanic Gardens. President Bill Burrill says it gives visitors a voice during the exhibition. ‘‘It is always exciting to see which sculpture the public connect with the most. This year, only 95 votes, out of 10,000, separated Jamie Pickernell from Ben Foster’s Photo: SARAH ROBERTS The White Horse, making it an extremely close contest.’’ More than 370,000 people visited Sculpture in the Gardens after it opened in November 2013. Youth focused agencies and youth groups are invited to hold a stall at the Otahuhu Youth Event on March 22. The event is free and funded by the Mangere-Otahuhu Local Board. Free activities include live entertainment, bouncy castles, rides and face painting and there will also be free popcorn and candy floss. Contact Caroline Paepae on 276 7343 or email caroline@otahuhu communitycentre.co.nz for more information or to sign up. A stallholders’ meeting will be held on March 14 at 4pm at Otahuhu Town Hall, 10 High St. Introducing Fairfax Marketing Services: The full circle marketing solution for ADWORDS PREMIER SME PARTNER WIN A BRAND NEW BOAT & TRAILER! PLUS YOUR CHANCE TO WIN ONE OF THESE GREAT PRIZES AT OUR FORTNIGHTLY DRAWS PlayStation 4 6 Burner Hooded BBQ 6 Person Tent Package Trampoline Prizes will be drawn at 4pm on Saturday 15 February and 1 March outside Kmart. For our final draw on Saturday 15 March, all prizes plus one lucky winner will be drawn for the boat and trailer – the Ultimate Kiwi Summer Prize! For your chance to WIN, just spend $15 or more in one transaction at any Specialty store or $50 or more at Kmart or Countdown at Hunters Plaza. You must attend the draw to be eligible to win and claim your prize. www.huntersplaza.com Terms and Conditions apply. See www.huntersplaza.com for full details Search Engine Ads Reputation Management Business Listings Newspaper Ads Online Ads p 0800 123 664 e firstname.lastname@example.org w fairfaxmarketingservices.co.nz Business Websites Mobile Search Engine Optimisation Email Marketing Social Media Local Leads. Real Results.
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