Kapi-Mana News : July 10th 2012
8 KAPI-MANA NEWS, JULY 10, 2012 NEWS 'Strong on Prevention' New Clients Welcome Phone: 232 7146 or call into 223 Main Road, Tawa www.bingdental.co.nz 4492507AA Hello, I'm Danny › Automotive Engineering › Electrical Engineering › Carpentry › Civil Construction › Plumbing, Drainlaying, Gas tting and Roo ng › Road Transport › Horticulture › Floristry › Trade skills (quali cation completion)* STUDENT SUCCESS POLYTECHNIC FOR ST *The Performance of Tertiary Education Organisations report. Whitireia were rated number one for quali cation completion in August 2011 by the Tertiary Education Commission. I study TRadeS At whitiReia WNZ_2 TRADES_12 "Working with an electrical booth gave me the practical experience I needed to be an electrician. e way Whitireia teaches the Electrical Engineering programme really prepares you to be an electrician." INDUSTRY TRAINING CENTRE WWW.WHITIREIA.AC.NZ 0800 944 847 EnRol Now Get StARteD IN juLY TBRA wants village plan to go ahead An article in our June 26 edition on Titahi Bay Village plan progress did not accurately report the position of the Titahi Bay Residents' Association. We reported that the TBRA wanted to halt prog- ress on the village plan until the suburb's beach management plan was finalised. This was not so. TBRA chairman Graeme Ebbett says it was advocating for the immediate implementation of the village plan, with enforcement of the rules for vehicles on the beach being its highest priority. He says the TBRA opposed Porirua City Council's recommendation to review and update'' the plan because this was not the bottom up'' approach to village planning the council had won national and international awards for. Golden goodbye Golden singing: Justina, Sonny and Tiana Miti showed off their country singing prowess at the Gold Guitars in Gore last month. Younger sister Brigidine is often part of the group, too. By KRIS DANDO The Miti family wowed them again in Gore, but it may have been their last hurrah at the Gold Guitars. The Cannons Creek trio of Sonny, Justina and Tiana Miti took home another swag of trophies at the country music event, held over Queen's Birthday weekend. They beat out dozens of acts to win the senior instrumental and vocal sections, and the busking competition -- where they set up in a cafe. Tiana also came first in the intermedi- ate country-rock division. After enjoying a family trip driving down to Southland, Sonny says they were happy with their achievements. The Gold Guitars regularly attract more than 600 competitors from junior to open categories, and crowds of more than 5000. It's the second time down there for us [they earned trophies at the Gold Guitars in 2010] and the standard of competition made it tough,'' Sonny says. But the Gold Guitars is something you have to go to if you are singing country music. We wanted to challenge ourselves and see how far we can go.'' For the instrumental award, the trio's duelling banjos'' set wowed the judges. It was probably their last performance at the Gold Guitars. While they may con- tinue to perform locally at events like Festival of the Elements, studies, school and jobs are taking priority. Due to their excellent reputation, a nice side-earner for the Mitis is corpor- ate work'' -- providing the background music at functions. The Mitis, who have been singing together for seven years, are part of the North City Country Music Club based at Porirua Club. We practise when we can, getting together in the holidays. You have to balance a few things but we really enjoy what we do,'' Sonny says. THE LOWDOWN Up-to-date listings for local events and shows. Want your event added? Email: editor@kmananews. co.nz. For the full lowdown: kapi mananews.co.nz On today BODYTOK QUARTET, Phil Dad- son's interactive, four-screen portrayal of human ingenuity and non-verbal sonic expression. At Pataka until July 29.TREASURES OF MATARIKI, An exhibition of ceramics, painting and weaving featuring Stevei Houkamu, Desna Whaanga- Schollum, Robyn Lloyd, Ngaa- hina Hohaia, Kylie Tiuka, Sonia Snowden, Fiona Jones, Kohai Grace, Amber Smith, Charlotte Graham and Natasha Keating. At Pataka until July 15. WALLACE ART AWARDS, Twenty Years of Winners brings together the works of 20 Para- mount Award winners from the Wallace Art Trust collection. With a few exceptions, none have been seen by the public since the exhibitions at which the works were that year's win- ner. At Pataka until August 5. BIO BORDERS, Photographer Wayne Barrar builds on his ongoing interest in the changing New Zealand land- scape, looking at the effects of introduced plants and animals. At Pataka until August 19. Saturday, July 14 BELLYFUL food charity is hold- ing a craft fair at Anchor Church in Whitby, from 9.30am till 2.30pm. For details, visit facebook.com/GetYaBellyful OfCrafts Saturday, July 21 TAWA CRAFT MARKET, Tawa Community Centre, Cambridge St.Featuring crafters from throughout region, plus fundraising for Tawa Women's Institute and Newlands College 9.30am till 1.30pm.
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