Kapi-Mana News : January 29th 2013
7 KAPI-MANA NEWS, JANUARY 29, 2013 FESTIVAL OF THE ELEMENTS DEATH SUCKS! There is no greater trial a family faces than the loss of a loved one. With death brings turmoil on every level and trying to talk with and work with family members who have only just begun the process of grieving can sometimes be fraught with difficulties. This seminar looks at the issues of working with bereaved families in the immediate aftermath of loss. The session addresses differences in the grief process for children, teenagers and adults and will focus on how to more effectively engage with family members when they are likely to be at their most distressed. WHERE: Silverstream Retreat 3 Reynolds Bach Dr, Lower Hutt, Wellington WHEN: Wed 27 March 2013, 1.00 - 3.00pm TICKETS: $20 Available from Gee & Hickton AFTERWARDS: Join us for coffee & nibbles A GENTLE WARNING: This presentation may include some language which may offend and a picture of an angry cat. Gee & Hickton Funeral Directors 1 Cornwall Street, Lower Hutt , Wellington P: 566 3103. E: firstname.lastname@example.org www.geeandhickton.co.nz supplying fresh produce for the city MostofourvegetablesaregrownonourfarminLevinandare picked fresh for your satisfaction • Wholesale Sales Welcome • 2 Parumoana Street (next to Pete's Emporium) Phone: 04 237 5288 City Green Ltd 2 Parumoana Street Open7days Mon - Fri 9am-6.30pm Sat 8am-6pm • Sun 10am- 5pm MANY MORE SPECIALS INSTORE From Wednesday 30th January 2013 while stocks last Each NZ Buttercup $1.98 5137361AA New Season Agria Potatoes 98c Each Local Iceburg Lettuce 98c NZ Plums $2.98Kg Kg Puppeteer revives traditional art form Wooden wonders: James Webster with his traditional Maori puppets, set to come alive on Waitangi Day. Photo: SUPPLIED The awakening of Maori pup- pets will continue through the performance Karetao Puoro at the Festival of the Elements on Wai- tangi Day. It s an obscure Maori art form which is gaining momentum, says Maori artist James Webster, of Whitianga. It s believed to be an ancient Maori art form which was used for instruction, training, storytelling, healing and other uses. It is thought also that large puppets were used to taunt and possibly intimidate enemies. Mr Webster says knowledge is being gained all the time but for him, the awakening of the pup- pets started through the work of the late Dr Hirini Melbourne. He says karetao (Maori pup- pets) are a part of Maori culture, although there is little infor- mation about them. Only a few exist throughout the world and there is little documentation about karetao. However, during the revival of taonga puoro (Maori instru- ments), headed by Dr Melbourne, there were discussions about the use of karetao and taonga puoro together to enhance and embellish the performance and delivery of many elements of Maori culture through puppetry and storytell- ing, audience participation, and the wairua (spirit) created throughout the exchange. Mr Webster has seven puppets which he describes as karetao puoro, puppets with a musical voice. Also referred to as cer- emonial marionettes, they are usually carved from a single piece of wood. Arms and legs are moved by strings which pass through the shoulders. The move into working with his carved puppets was a natural pro- gression for Mr Webster who had already developed his skills and knowledge in the use of Maori instruments. The Waitangi Day performance will be the tenth since he first performed with them. He will col- laborate with puppeteer partner Jerome Kavanagh, of Taihape. For the full festival programme see page 18. Talent urged tohaveago Will this be you? Porirua stars in the making have the opportunity to take to the stage at next week's Festival of the Elements by entering its talent quest. Photo: FAIRFAX NZ Porirua has plenty of tal- ent and the Festival of the Elements is primed to dis- play it. It s a chance for people to show what they can do, says Sonny Miti, organiser of the festival s talent quest. They can sing and dance and play a musical instrument -- even play the spoons if they want to. We know the talent is out there and this is the oppor- tunity for people to perform and demonstrate their skills. And who knows, they could win a prize. Contestants will go on stage at the Te Rauparaha Arena, performing for total prize money of $1000. There will be a first prize of $500, a second of $250 and a third placing worth $125. There will also be a peo- ple s choice winner with a prize of $125. Porirua has heaps of people with great performing skills but they don t always get the opportunity to let others see what they can do, says Meti. The quest is open to all ages and contestants will get every encouragement in a friendly and supportive atmosphere, he says. Punters can enter by uploading an audition tape to You Tube and emailing the link of the video with a brief description and contact details to: festivalofelements email@example.com.
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