Kapi-Mana News : April 2nd 2013
5 KAPI-MANA NEWS, APRIL 2, 2013 NEWS 36 GREAT STORES NATIONWIDE & MORE OPENING SOON! Proudly 100% NZ owned and operated and supporting the Community since 1971. Offers valid from Mon 1st April - Sun 7th April. All Stores Open 7 Days www.facebook.com/madbutchermeats www.madbutcher.co.nz $10 for only Great value at only $5 per chicken! 2 Frozen Chickens $9.99 Fresh Sliced Rump Steak Save $7kg off our everyday low price! only kilo BUY IN BULK & SAVE $$$$! Fill your freezer with SIDES BEEF SIDES LAMB SIDES PORK All meat will be packed and labelled to your personal requirements and pre-frozen if required $7.99 kilo ALL ONLY • Rivermill Bread $1.75 loaf •Cow & Gate 2L Milk $3.30 each • Meadow Fresh 1L Milk $2.50 each All Mad Butcher stores now sell: ALL PORIRUA SHOPPING CENTRE (Opposite Countdown), PORIRUA PH: 238 2563 5273879AA For 24 hour assistance Telephone 04 298-5168 Graham John Andrew Diane Kapiti Coast Funeral Home 9-11 Hinemoa Street, Paraparaumu 2884679AA CLARIFICATION A headline on an article in last week s Kapi-Mana News was inappropriate. The page 5 arti- cle on young arthritis suffer Cameron Kuiper reported on the difficulties he had faced, which included some teasing from classmates. The intention of the article was to report on the challenges Cameron faced in light of his attendance at an Arthritis New Zealand camp and work- shop this week. Adventure School believes the headline, which emphasised the teasing from classmates, was excessive and insensitive, and our editor agrees. We would like to clarify that the teasing Cameron experi- enced was not brought to the school s attention by the family at the time and any inference from the headline or article that teasing is or was a prob- lem at Adventure School was not intended. Any distress caused to Cameron, his family and school, is regretted. Friendly poke at Pacific love-match Forbidden love: Actors Shaun Martin and Seruia Pou play Maori and Samoan versions of Romeo and Juliet in the play Romeo and Tusi. The lovers are kept apart by their mothers: Sina Leasuasu, left, and Judy Iva, right. By ANDREA O'NEIL In a Cannons Creek housie hall, a pair of star-crossed lovers lock eyes for the first time. So begins Romeo and Tusi,a Pacific take on Shakespeare s tale of star-crossed lovers being staged in Porirua next week. The play follows Maori boy Anaru and Samoan girl Tusi as they fall in love at a church fund- raiser, and end up playing the lead roles in their high school s production of Romeo and Juliet. Their families do not approve of the cross-cultural match. This is no Porirua tragedy, how- ever. Wellington audiences were rolling in the aisles during the play s Positively Pasifika Festival season in January, says director Sasha Gibb. It s definitely a comedy, it s absolutely hilarious. The Samoan mother hits really hard. It may not be happening now but for us on stage, when we were the characters age, this is what was happening, she says. I m going to leave it in there because it s the truth. But we re at a place where we can sit around and laugh about it. Throw the PC stuff out the window. Ms Gibb grew up in Porirua, as did many of the actors, and the whole cast and crew graduated from Whitireia s performing arts programme. Porirua is the play s first stop on a six-month tour of the North Island, and Ms Gibb is particu- larly keen to get a strong Pacific Island audience along. There is not enough Pasifika theatre in Wellington, considering the size of the Pacific population here, she says. She has formed a production company, Jandals Inc, to get more Pacific stories on stage. There s plenty happening in Auckland, but not a lot down here. There s obviously the need for it, because of the amount of support we ve received, she says. Romeo and Tusi was written in the 1990s by Samoan comedian Oscar Kightley and playwright Erolia Ifopo, but has not been staged professionally for years, Ms Gibb says. She has removed outdated references and music, and rep- laced some songs with contempor- ary dance and movement pieces. Romeo and Tusi, 7pm, Tuesday, April 9 to Saturday, April 13 at Aotea College. Tickets $18 waged/ $15 unwaged or groups, from www.eventfinder.co.nz.
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