Kapi-Mana News : August 16th 2011
15 KAPI-MANA NEWS, AUGUST 16, 2011 NEWS 14 Prosser Street, Elsdon, PORIRUA Ph: 04 237 8917 Where Service Is Important Top quality collision repairs and spray painting Guaranteed repairs Repairers for ALL insurance companies Call in for a free quote while you wait Loan cars available Contractors van available for loan Porirua's longest established collision repair shop (since 1963) 215 0741A A PORIRUA MOTOR BODY REPAIRS LTD Kiwi pics in Taiwan show Local: Taffy Parry's photo of a tui in his garden is Kiwi nature at its best and was used on the cover of a children's book. Photo courtesy of Taffy Parry. Winning picture: Ray Lovell's stunning shot of a rare Doubtful Sound dolphin, which won him a prestigious national award, wowed audiences in Taiwan. Photo courtesy of Ray Lovell. Kapiti Camera Club's repu- tation is likely to be enhanced after a chance meeting led to an exhibition in Taiwan. Club member Patsy Wil- liamson met Bo-Ching Sou, president of the Wang-Jiao Studies of the Photographic Arts in Taiwan, during a trip to Cambodia last year. An exchange of business cards and a promise to keep in touch led to an invitation sev- eral months later to partici- pate in an exhibition of inter- national photographers spon- sored by Mr Sou's group. Kapiti Camera Club will be the only photographic society or club in New Zealand to show off their work, president Geoff Marshall says. The invitation stated that the camera club's involvement would make the exhibition more vigorous and splendid''. It is an incredible honour to be able to represent New Zealand in such a unique manner,'' Mr Marshall says. This seemed like too good a chance to miss and a rare opportunity to represent Porirua and of course New Zealand. All our members are thrilled . . . and are keen to further this exchange in hope- fully other forums.'' Twelve images were forwarded to the organisers in Taiwan, including two dis- played in the Porirua train station pedestrian underpass and several from the com- munity arts programme that ran during Festival of the Elements. The exhibition ran for two weeks until last Tuesday, and will run again early next year. One image by Ray Lovell, of a dolphin in Doubtful Sound, won the 2009 Wildlife Photo of the Year competition run by the New Zealand Geographic Magazine. Another, by Plim- merton's Taffy Parry, of a tui in his garden, featured on the cover of a children's book published locally. Mr Marshall says KCC's committee accepted submis- sions from members, then had to make the tough decision about which 12 would represent the club. We were looking for a bal- ance that showed off the dif- ferent aspects of Porirua and New Zealand, photos that would be easily understood by a non-Kiwi audience.'' The KCC has been operat- ing for more than 50 years in the Porirua area. Members can often be seen snapping away at local events.
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