Kapi-Mana News : June 14th 2011
4 KAPI-MANA NEWS, JUNE 14, 2011 NEWS 3803344AA 'Strong on Prevention' New Clients Welcome Phone: 232 7146 or call into 223 Main Road, Tawa www.bingdental.co.nz 3646159AA Call Tony 021 122 5509 or 586 9904 Our unique restoration process will make your floors look BRAND NEW again! firstname.lastname@example.org 3801632AA 3747330AA The Royal Numismatic Society of NZ's Coin, Banknote and Medal Fair Saturday 18th June 2011 9am to 4pm Kingsgate Hotel, 24 Hawkestone St Free entry • Displays • Giveaways • Kids' events 10 national dealers buying and selling Limited edition banknotes and medals See ww w.RNSNZ.org.nz for details Major Sponsor & Official issuer of NZ legal tender commemorative coins www.navrangcurry.co.nz www.getcurry.co.nz 6 Collins Ave, Linden l Phone 04 232 1010 FREE NAAN BREAD* WITH ANY LARGE CURRY * 1 Free Plain Naan per custoner per order, offer ends 30 June 2011, terms and conditions apply, see in-store for details 3807473 Bring in this voucher to redeem your Tuesday to Saturday 11am-2pm • 4.30pm-9pm Sunday 11am-2pm • 4.30pm-8.30pm " " Big show: Hosts-with-the-most Stacey Morrison and Pio Terei led an uproari- ous night of laughter, singing and crowd-calling for the filming of It's In the Bag at Te Rauparaha Arena last Thursday night. Thousands of people flocked to the arena last week to see filming of the latest incarnation of the classic Kiwi gameshow. The two shows filmed conclude the third series, which has been shot at towns throughout New Zealand and which airs on Maori Television. ''It's about the journey, of going all around the small towns,'' Ms Morrison told Kapi-Mana News. The Porirua shows, complete with crowd shots of the audience, are scheduled to appear on July 17 and 24 at 6.30pm. -- KAROLINE TUCKEY Opera star takes on busy Manhattan By ANDREA O'NEIL Dreaming of Manhattan: $100,000 stands between opera singer Amelia Berry and her dream of studying in New York. Just like the song says, every- thing changed for Amelia Berry in a New York minute -- well, 10 minutes, to be precise. The budding Titahi Bay opera star is moving to New York in September after landing a coveted place on the Manhattan School of Music s masters pro- gramme. Berry, 22, flew to New York in March for a 10-minute audition at the school, and had a tense month-long wait before hearing she had been accepted. The two-year degree will fast- track Miss Berry on the path to becoming a professional singer. It s a fantastic school. I ve heard great things about it from people in the business, she says. It s not just the reputation of the school, but also the chance to live in a buzzing metropolis that spurred her to apply. I just really want to explore New York. While she was auditioning in March, Berry managed to catch a couple of shows at the Metro- politan Opera, which sealed her love for the city. It was just totally mind- blowing, she says. The only obstacle to taking up her place is money -- fees are US$33,000 (NZ$40,000) a year, and living costs will be $22,000 a year. Berry so impressed the Man- hattan audition panel that she was awarded a US$10,000 Pres- ident s Award scholarship, but she is hoping to make up the remaining $100,000 through further scholarships and donations through her website. Everything helps, pretty much. Berry s musical career started at Tawa College, where she sang in the school s 200-strong choir. An interest in classical music soon developed, and she dis- covered her voice was particu- larly suited to it. I think I d probably make a terrible pop singer. She went on to complete a first-class honours degree in music performance at Victoria University. Learning new languages is part of what attracts Berry to opera -- she has sung in Italian, German, French, Russian, Czech, and always picks up a bit of the language along the way. Her dream role would be playing Violetta in Verdi s La Traviata. A lot of opera heroines are these downtrodden victims. She s got something real to her. This real quality in people is something Berry says she will miss about New Zealand when she s living in America. [New Zealand] is laid back and really chilled out. At least I ll take that with me, teach them a few things.
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