Kapi-Mana News : April 3rd 2012
20 KAPI-MANA NEWS, APRIL 3, 2012 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT Patrick & Scott licensed real estate agent REAA 2008 This very special house built with love by Milestone Homes and the many generous helpers will be positively and defi- nitely sold by a no reserve auction. All net proceeds will be donated to the new Ronald McDonald House being built in Newtown. House 180m2. Land 785m2. 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ORDERS & ENQUIRIES PHONE 237 0912 MOANA PACIFIC FISHERIES A Division of Aotearoa Fisheries Ltd FRESH F FISH H DAILY LANDED DAILY Freshest Whole Fish in Porirua 3195517CV HAPPY EASTER FROM THE TEAM AT MOANA PACIFIC Whole Moki $5.95 Per Kg World's biggest Tokelau gathering An estimated 4000 to 5000 people are expected to descend on Porirua this week for the Tokelau International Festival. The four-day sports and cultural event, which starts on Friday, is the biggest gathering of Tokelauans in the world. They will come from all around the country including some from as far as Hawaii. The biannual festival had its humble beginnings among smaller groups of Tokelauans in the 1970s in Wellington. It has grown to the point where a national body has been established -- Mafutaga Tupulaga Tokelau I Niu Hila (MTTNH). The 2006 New Zealand Census identified around 6819 Tokelauans living in New Zealand, the majority in the Porirua area. MTTNH president Charles Kalolo Patelesio says the theme this year is Mai na matua, mo ki tatou, kin a fanau -- Learning from yesterday, living today and hope for tomorrow''. The world is changing but this festival is our commitment to ensuring our Tokelau community is sustainable as a cultural haven, that inspires the younger Tokelauan generation to maintain their culture and identity,'' he says. Festival project manager Antonio Patelesio says this year is the 40th anniversary of the celebrations. These festivals showcase Tokelauan culture, language and sporting talents. This year there is a stronger focus on youth.'' The festival will begin with the arrival of teams and families on Thursday. Many of the teams will be hosted at the various halls, churches and camps around Porirua. Friday will bring an opening ceremony; meetings, networking, mix and mingle activities throughout the day. Saturday is when the action begins,'' says Mr Patelesio. Mana College grounds will host rugby and tag tournaments, there will be netball at the Mungavin Ave courts, while Te Rauparaha Arena will host the volleyball tournament. Cultural dance performances will be the focus of Saturday night, followed by a combined church service on Sunday and an arts and community expo at Te Rauparaha Arena. Sports finals and prizegiving will be on Monday. Festival communication officer Catherine Mu says people throughout the country and overseas have been practising and training for the tourna- ment. There is a definite buzz around Porirua and our groups are raring to go.'' By ANDREA O'NEIL 'Bad men' in spotlight Hot property: An art exhibition inspired by historical mugshots on show at the New Zealand Police Museum is a positive expression of an interest in policing, as opposed to illegal hoarding of police uniforms, weapons and vehicles, museum manager Rowan Carroll says. Cop toys might be hot prop- erty, but police officers are flirting with the wrong side of the law by keeping memor- abilia from their time on the beat. Police uniforms, weapons and vehicles are coveted collectors' items, and inspire huge fascination in some quarters, New Zealand Police Museum manager Rowan Carroll says. Some police enthusiasts set up websites designed to look like legitimate police websites, and there is a brisk online trade in police ephem- era, which Ms Carroll monitors as part of her job. It's actually quite an issue.'' Though some items are simply lost or stolen, many former staff have keepsakes from their time in the service, Ms Carroll says. We don't encourage police to collect police memorabilia.'' Police property rightfully belongs to police, she says. However, the line between hot goods and historical artefact becomes more blurred as the collections age, she says. When does it become an artefact? That's debatable, I think. There needs to be more clarity around that.'' An exhibition now showing at the museum is an example of a positive outlet for police enthusiasts. Christchurch artist Barry Cleavin has created 13 etch- ings inspired by police mug- shots he found on the police museum website. The exhibition is called Thirteen Bad Men, Now and Then, and mixes New Zealand mugshots from the 1800s with mugshots from today. Cleavin offered the museum his prints, which are on exhi- bition until September. That was really exciting,'' Ms Carroll says. The evolution of the mug- shot is striking, she says. Mugshots were not stand- ardised a century ago, so some criminals are sitting relaxed and even smiling or smirking in their photographs. Fingerprinting was in its infancy in the 1800s, so criminals were photographed with their hands showing. Someone can change their hair or face, wear different clothes, but it's actually quite hard to change your hands,'' Ms Carroll says. The exhibition also raises questions about whether criminals share physical features, a common belief in the 1800s when phrenology -- a science based on measure- ments of the human skull -- was in vogue.
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