Kapi-Mana News : January 3rd 2012
9 KAPI-MANA NEWS, JANUARY 3, 2012 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT READING CINEMAS PORIRUA readingcinemas.co.nz PH: 237 1070 ALSO SHOWING OPENS THURSDAY 3D & 2D TINTIN (PG) 3D & 2D HAPPY FEET TWO (TBC) THE MUPPETS (G) MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE (M) ALVIN & THE CHIPMUNKS (G) TOWER HEIST (M) WE BOUGHT A ZOO (PG) OPENS THURSDAY PG TBC › Places to stay › Attractions, Activities and Events › Coach, Ferry and Train bookings › Internet access › Doc Hut tickets › Gifts and Souvenirs PORIRUA CITY Visit › 8 Cobham Court, Porirua City Phone › 04 237 8088 Email › www. Contact PORIRUA Explore discover beautiful Start with i-SITE Find all the information you need about Porirua, the greater Wellington region and the rest of New Zealand, at the Porirua i-SITE Visitor Cent re. Our friendly staff can assist with knowledgeable advice on: firstname.lastname@example.org w w w.poriruanz.com 3647294AB 4269674AA Cannons Creek Fanau Centre Our mission is to provide a culturally appropriate and integrated service in order to enhance the health, social, education and economic well-being of our children and families. General Manager The Cannons Creek Fanau Centre Trust (CCFC) has been providing a multidisciplinary social service for 17 years to the local community and surrounding areas in Porirua East. The Trust has been operating for the past 12 months with an interim General Manager and is now seeking to make a permanent appointment. The ideal candidate will have proven management experience in a non-profit environment and will demonstrate some or all of the following skills and attributes: • A strong understanding of the processes involved in ensuring all contracted outcomes are met and reports are regularly updated • A commitment to developing new and maintaining existing funding sources • Comprehensive understanding of not for profit financial processes • Have a broad knowledge of community resources and government agencies • Be well networked within the community • Experience in working with people from different cultures and ethnicities • Strong staff management and support skills including performance reviews and dispute resolution • Excellent communication skills both written and oral, including strong computing skills • Outstanding organisational and planning skills • An understanding of ECE requirements and regulations which include funding and reporting obligations • An understanding and commitment to Te Whaa riki, and Ka Hikitia Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work permit and a current full NZ driver's licence. Applications close Midday 9 January 2012. Please direct applications in confidence to Michael Fermanis - email@example.com ECE Teacher / Team Leader Are you a trained ECE teacher, wanting to be a part of our teaching team, in a dynamic and supportive environment? We are seeking a special person to join our professional and committed team at our Childcare Centre located in the heart of Cannons Creek. We have a strong community focus and are passionate about providing an exceptional, quality environment for our children. This is a fantastic opportunity to work in an idyllic setting as part of a small but very progressive and dynamic team. You need to have a B Ed or Dip Tch (ECE), exceptional relationship management skills and a strong desire to work as part of a community focused team. In return we offer a competitive remuneration, a strong commitment to professional development and a supportive flexible workplace. Applications close Friday 20 January 2012. Email your CV application to firstname.lastname@example.org or post; Attention: Margaret PO Box 53009 Cannons Creek Porirua City 5024 Counsellor We are seeking an experienced counsellor with a proven ability to work effectively with Maori and Pacific Island clients who present with a wide range of issues. We are looking for a Counsellor to join our team in February 2012 for eight hours per week, hours of work will be negotiated with the successful applicant. Intending applicants with the following skills and attributes are encouraged to apply: • Qualified Counsellor with current membership of NZAC and a minimum of 2 years experience in counselling • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills • Ability to work independently and part of a team • Excellent organisational and time management skills • Excellent administrative skills and competency on standard Microsoft office applications and databases. • Ability to work sensitively and appropriately from a cross-cultural perspective Applications close: 13 January 2012 Email your CV application to email@example.com or post; Attention: Lesley PO Box 53009 Cannons Creek Porirua City 5024 is 'the stuff dreams are made of' FROM Page 8 Flame on: Brave's Princess Merida, one of two young heroines aiming arrows at the box office in 2012. Grand tale: Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman) in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. #4 Moneyball The lowdown: Brad Pitt plays Billy Bean, general manager of the struggling Oakland A's major league baseball team, who turned America's national pastime on its head by using computer-generated analysis to draft players in favour of throwing bucks at big hitters. Jonah Hill plays stats guru Peter Brand. Think Major League with maths. The hoopla: Yes, that's right, a film about sports statistics, and a code given little credence in New Zealand. Still, my care factor is through the roof. Aaron Sorkin (The Social Network, West Wing) had a hand in the script, and word is Pitt delivers the performance of his career. The rub: Everyone loves an underdog sports movie, but folks are used to seeing the action on the field, not in the boardroom. Hopefully it still finds an audience in New Zealand and doesn't go straight to DVD. Trailer traction: Tries to recre- ate the Friday Night Lights vibe, which at least shows good taste. Plenty of wit on show. ETA: February 16. #3 Django Unchained The lowdown: He's been threat- ening it for a decade, now Quentin Tarantino has finally made a western -- kind of. With the help of his mentor, a slave-turned-bounty hunter (Jamie Foxx) sets out to rescue his wife from a brutal Mississippi plantation owner (Leonardo Dicaprio). The hoopla: Good or bad, any- thing Tarantino does is an event. Expect the ghost of Sergio Leone to loom large. The cast is typically eclectic; Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Sasha Baron Cohen, Samuel L Jackson, Christoph Waltz, Kurt Russell. Here's hoping Michael Kenneth Williams (so good as Omar in The Wire) gets decent screen time. The rub: I wasn't enamoured when I heard Foxx scored the main role, he often overcooks his characters. With Tarantino's dia- logue at his disposal, it could go either way. Trailer traction: N/A ETA: December 25. #2 The Hobbit: An Unexpec- ted Journey The lowdown: Peter Jackson takes us back to Middle-earth for Bilbo Baggins' journey to the Lonely Mountain, accompanied by a group of dwarfs, to reclaim treasure from the dragon Smaug. The hoopla: Even the mildest of The Lord of the Rings fans should be salivating in anticipation for The Hobbit, which has been split into a two-part saga. Tolkien's story has been tweaked to ensure some of our favourite Rings characters return. The rub: The project endured a lot of drama in pre-production -- change of studios, director Guillermo del Toro departing due to delays, threat of filming outside New Zealand -- but since the cameras starting rolling with Jackson at the helm, it's been like waiting for an old best friend to arrive. Trailer traction: N/A -- can't be too far away. ETA: December 14. #1 The Dark Knight Rises The lowdown: It takes a real hero to top The Hobbit, and Chris Nolan's vision of Batman is cer- tainly that. The final in his tril- ogy, The Dark Knight Rises sees the arrival of the muscular mastermind Bane (Tom Hardy), Catwoman (Anne Hathaway) and the return of Ra's Al Ghul (Liam Neeson). The hoopla: The Dark Knight was not only the greatest super- hero movie ever, but one of the best, most dramatic action movies full stop. Nolan is a visionary, uncompromising film-maker and will surely conclude the saga leav- ing nothing in the tank. It says something that there is a fan debate raging on whether Bat- man will make it to the end. The rub: Unless you were des- perate for Robin to show up, what's to worry about? Yes, Heath Ledger was a big part of The Dark Knight's success, but Nolan has had the good sense not to try and replace'' the Joker with a simi- larly larger-than-life villain. Trailer traction: Just a teaser so far, with old footage and a glimpse of Bane. Hopefully one of the big Boxing Day movies will carry a full trailer. ETA: July 19.
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