Kapi-Mana News : June 18th 2013
20 KAPI-MANA NEWS, JUNE 18, 2013 ARTS The home of New Zealand's Gover nors-General since 1910 is opening its doors to the public. Groups of up to six people can now book a tour of Government House Wellington through an online booking system. Each two-hou r tour starts in the Visitor Centre, where visitors will view fascinating displays and an audio-visual presentation on the history of Government House and the role of the Governor-General, before being taken on a guided tou r of the home of the Queen's representative. There is no charge but places on each tour are limited. To book a tour, visit www.gg.govt.nz/tours overnment ouse open to visi Easy Key Self Service Laundromat WASH TWO MINK BLANKETS, DUVETS, OR WOOLRESTS FOR ONLY $10! LEVIN 327 Oxford Street Ph 06 368 5461 PORIRUA Cannons Creek Shopping Centre Ph 237 0630 Fast Dryers Washers Mink Blankets Duvets Bedding Sports Gear Domestic Laundry Dry clothes in only 20 minutes Save time & electricity and Taita, Stokes Valley, Wainuiomata 14 x Dryers from $4 for 20 mins 9 x Washers - from $4 ALSO AT THESE LOCATIONS Upper Hutt 528 0515 Newtown 389 7926 Lower Hutt 569 5792 Levin 06 368 5461 Oldies revolt in play Rest home residents create stir Revolting: Ashley Hardwick (Frances Hunter) tries to get a sound clip from seniors Patricia (Beverly Fairfax), Howard (Gary Hollier), Doug (Chris Balm) Peggy (Ali Williams) and Shirley (Sue Knipping) in Mana Little Theatre's latest production. Photo: SUPPLIED Life in the Sunshine Retirement Village in Tauranga is not quite the sunshine and roses that most of the residents have been led to expect in Mana Little Thea- tre s upcoming play The Old People are Revolting. Despite the pleasant surroundings, there are problems with the sunshine, or lack of it, in their villas, ongoing conflict caused by some of the residents unsavoury habits, and interfering nosy neighbours. When a local television news reporter drops by to get the reaction of the local seniors to the public announcement of the council s proposal to remove the rates rebate for the elderly, the residents decide to take action. They come up with a daring plan to revolt against the coun- cil, first through a spectacular show of defiance and then with a declaration of independence for their village. These events have hilarious and unexpected results. The Old People are Revolting is a well- observed New Zealand play, written by Devon Williamson and directed by Steph- anie Drew, that celebrates the richness of life and depth of experience found in our local communities today. It is filled with true-to-life characters that everyone should be able to identify with. Performances are at Mana Little Theatre, Sunset Parade, Plimmerton, July3to5at8pm;July6at3pmand July 10 to 13 at 8pm. Bookings are essential, phone 233 8889 or text 021 0257 7648. Further infor- mation at www.manalittletheatre.org. Dress up: Veronica Rule and Sylvia Roche got into the spirit of ''dress up'' for Paremata Kindergarten's big night. Photo: SUPPLIED Night a success for kindy Paremata Kindergarten s recent fundraising evening raised more than $10,000 to upgrade outdoor climbing and play equipment. Some 120 tickets were sold for the event, a combination of a quiz and auctions, held on June 8. Green Party MP Jan Logie put in a quiz team and offered dinner and a tour of Parliament as an auction prize. Committee secretary Maureen Bate said sponsors Pak n Save Porirua, Jason Clark -- Remax, The Lavender Room and Innovative Interiors helped make the night a success. The Clever Cats won the quiz.
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