Kapi-Mana News : January 29th 2013
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CERTIFICATE IN APPLIED MALL INE GROWTH & DEVELOPMENT LEVEL 5 D 24 weeks March 2 3 No fees Are you currently a business owner or have you recently completed a business plan? If so, and you're ready to grow your business, then this programme is for you. LM M C LL 237 7166 P C L M D M LL B D M Y M G M 8 355 553 I www.twoa.ac.nz 5142820AA Novelist: The inspiration for Olivia Giles' novel came from her father's childhood but her daughter's patu is also a symbol of family strength to her. Inspired by her life By KRIS DANDO Porirua artist and author Olivia Giles will launch her first novel in May, Heart of the Tapu Stone, the first in a trilogy. While it's fiction, she has drawn on her own life and the characters'' who inhabit it. It's a story about connections -- not just blood and family but the other people that are around you,'' she said. It's a real fish-out-of-water tale, about trying to fit in and has themes of whakapapa, redemption and love.'' Giles, originally from Wainuiom- ata, has been in Porirua for seven years, having studied visual arts and creative writing at Whitireia Com- munity Polytechnic. Before this, among other crazy things'', she has been a chef, motorbike courier, administrator in Parliament and a graphic designer. Art has been a constant and Giles was one of a dozen artists who con- tributed to the new mural on Waitangirua Mall. Porirua has an incredible environment for writers and artists, there's a real vortex of creative energy in this city. You are con- stantly running into people who are working for the same goals.'' Heart of the Tapu Stone, which is being published by the production company Giles runs with family, is the result of plenty of hard work. I've had to put a lot of faith in myself; it took a long time to build up confidence in my own ability. I write for myself, so having other people read it and offer their own opinions can be hard. But the feedback we're getting is positive, so that's been really great. I'm halfway through the second book and because I'm working during the day, I write at night, at least 2500 words each session.'' The novel follows the story of teenager Laurel, who comes from a privileged background in Wellington but goes to live in a small southern Hawke's Bay town. With no cell- phone coverage, Laurel doesn't know how she will survive, until she meets Romeo, a young Maori boy who cap- tures her attention. Renowned photographer Norm Heke took the cover image, a stun- ning photo of Giles' niece with a patu. The novel will be print, audio and e-book formats. Giles said she has a myriad of influences, including Sarah Mayberry, Marian Keyes and crime and mystery novels, which she calls paperback crack''. What's in a name? By ANDREA O'NEIL Great Dane: Judy Swainson entertained the group with stories of her marauding Danish Viking ancestors. Giggling fit: Karanga (Claire) Metekingi, 83, and Irinora Parata, 89, have a laugh at last Friday's kaumatua celebration at Takapuwahia Marae. They might be in their 70s and 80s but Ngati Toa kaumatua were giggling like school chil- dren as iwi members met to cel- ebrate their elders. Forty people gathered at Takapuwahia Marae on Friday morning for an hour of story tell- ing and song. Everyone recounted the his- tory of their names. A commonly recalled memory was Pakeha being unable to pro- nounce Maori names at school decades ago. Many spoke of their pride in reclaiming their Maori names in adulthood. Dinny Rangihaeata did not realise he had a full Maori name until he saw his name on the school roll. He questioned his mother who said as a toddler he sat in his highchair calling for his dinner -- dinny'' -- so that's what they nicknamed him. Mr Rangihaeta said it was strange to have reached kauma- tua status, now older than his parents ever were. Roena McCarthy said she had not traced her ancestry until recently and was so embar- rassed when unable to tell peo- ple what her name meant while on holiday in Hawaii that she told them hers was the name of a Maori princess. Kaumatua are highly respec- ted and honoured in Maori cul- ture as the repositories of wis- dom and the history of the marae, Ms McCarthy said.
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