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THIS MONTH with Christmas bells almost ready to chime, EastLife’s Q&A quizzes Botany Town Centre manager, Bronwyn Anchor on life at the helm of one of New Zealand’s largest retail centres. We also steer readers towards one of our most intrepid sportswomen, a former Macleans student, for whom the river wild holds no fear, while Sarah Ellis wings her way to Wellington to visit the impressive First World War exhibitions. Copies are available from locations across the district – visit eastlife.co.nz for pickup sites. An e-edition is also available. And we can deliver it straight to your computer, smartphone or iPad. Free. Just subscribe and you’ll receive our Tuesday e-newsletter containing local news by local journalists. And it’ll be contents you’re unlikely to have seen anywhere else. Later in the week you’ll also receive in your inbox a digital version of the paper before it even hits the streets. How does that sound? Go on. Take a minute to put your details on our subscription form, go to www.times.co.nz. Did we mention it’s free? And just because we can and it’s so close to Christmas, we are giving away a spot prize to a lucky new subscriber each week. Subscribe now! Do you love your local news? We do. ■■ By Marianne Kelly As Kiwis head into a referendum about whether they want to abandon the Union Jack and all that it symbolises on our flag, it felt nostalgic to find myself in a concert theatre of close to 700 people singing the patriotic British Land of Hope and Glory as flags were waved and streamers streamed. The occasion was the Manukau Symphony Orchestra’s Proms Concert, a Kiwi version of the last night at the Proms music festival and a British institution at the Royal Albert Hall in London for the past 120 years. What a coup to pull off as the Vodafone Events Centre Genesis Theatre filled up with classical music lovers in the mood for a jolly good sing- song. The Proms ‘last night’ is a unique occasion at which the audience gets to join in the singing at the end, members of the orchestra are allowed to fool about with funny hats, and the conductor can make ‘funny’ comments. Manukau Symphony conductor Uwe Grodd wasted no time in introducing French composer Leo Delibes’ Lakme Flower vocal duet as an acknowledgement of the French rugby team, which he wasinnodoubtwasinfora drubbing by the All Blacks the following morning. And so it was to be! The duet’s score was also made famous when extracts were used for a British Airways television advertisement, as was Gustav Holst’s haunting Vow to Thee my Country, adapted to World in Union, the Rugby World Cup’s official theme. As the programme moved from Spain, Mexico, France, Italy, Austria, and Hungary, each country’s flag was projected onto huge hanging screens either side of the stage. Most stunning, however, was a sequence of flag designs that Kiwis are being asked to vote on in a referendum as an alternative to the current model featuring the Union Jack. The designs accompanied Kiwi composer Gareth Farr’s Invocation of the Sea, a composition featuring the orchestra’s percussionists in a stunning solo exuding the powerful sounds of Pacifica. When it came to the finale where we all joined in, supported by soloist Morag Atchison and South Auckland Choral singers, it was Hubert Parry’s Jerusalem and Edward Elgar’s Pomp and Circumstance March No 1, Land of Hope and Glory that rang out to the waving flags, the Kiwi current version outnumbering the Union Jack. Will this be the last time I see our flag like this I wondered. And when will this nostalgia of another world dissipate? POinT TO POnDer Nostalgia of another time School’s official opening From left Hunua MP Andrew Bayly, associate education minister Nikki Kaye, leader of learning Heath McNeil and William Pike. Times photo Wayne Martin ■➤ From page 1 The school is described as an innovative learning environment providing flexible learning spaces and a satellite unit for students with hearing difficulties. With a current roll of 170, the students from years one to six work collaboratively with their teachers and peers in non-traditional classrooms called habitats. “Each space can enable students to learn individually or in small groups, depending on students’ needs and the school’s and teachers’ approach,” Ms Kaye said. “Combined with open and flexible teaching spaces, this makes the school an inspiring place to learn, helping students achieve to the very best of their abilities.” Providing a sustainable learning environment, featuring natural light and warmth, and energy efficient lighting and heating, Ormiston Primary School is the 17th school in New Zealand to be designed to the Green Building Council’s Five-Star Standard. The new school is in response to rapid population growth.
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