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Botany and Ormiston Times : Botany and Ormiston Times Thursday August 11 2016
16 — Botany and Ormiston Times, Thursday, August 11, 2016 www.times.co.nz Guest Conductor Stuart Weightman Baritone Ben Kubiak Organist Tom Chatterton Pianist Valerie Sowerby JH11433 LOOKING FOR A VENUE? LOOK NO FURTHER! • Beachfront • Stunning views • Breathtaking sunsets • Stellar interior warm and inviting • Oustanding food and beverage menu • 4 exclusive areas for hire JH11257-V2 Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone 533 0408 SUNSET RESTAURANT & BAR 47 THE PARADE BUCKLANDS BEACH TEN GREAT REASONS TO Local businesses are owned by people who live here, work here and are invested in the community with much more than just their dollars. REASON 10. Invest in your community by shopping local ® Bad Girls – The Musical, Harlequin Musical Theatre ®August6–20 ® Wed-Sat 8pm, Sunday Matinees 4pm (August 7, 14) ® Suitable for a mature audience ® Presented by Harlequin Musical Theatre, 563 Pakuranga Rd (behind Howick Community Centre) Harlequin Musical Theatre last weekend launched “Bad Girls – The Musical”, a fresh, funny and original British musical, based on characters from the award-winning and hugely popular television drama. This musical extravaganza hit the stage last weekend. Set in the fictional HMP Larkhall, Bad Girls is the story of new idealistic Wing Governor Helen Stewart and her battles with the entrenched old guard of Officer Jim Fenner and his sidekick Sylvia Hollamby. It also follows the love story that develops between Helen and charismatic inmate Nikki Wade. A tragic death on the wing – in which Fenner is implicated – leads to an angry protest from the women and forces Helen and Nikki to their opposite sides of the bars. But when it’s clear that Helen stands to lose her job over Fenner’s misdeeds, the race is on for the women to nail him once and for all. Director and choreographer, Susanne Dell, and musical director, Lynnette Leggett, aim to present the ‘baddest and the best’ show in town. Bad Girls – The Musical Bad Girls – The Musical, a fresh, funny and original British musical, based on characters from the award- winning and hugely popular television drama. Photo supplied Howick author Jessica Ngatai has produced a new children’s book. New Shoots Publishing have announced the release of Rhyme & Reo: At the zoo, the second in the Rhyme & Reo series by Ms Ngatai (of Ngatiwai, Ngati Maniapoto descent). Following on from the success of Rhyme & Reo: aeiou, the first in the series, released last year and a finalist in the Maori Language Awards, this second book builds on the foundation of the first, adding new vocabulary and simple phrases and sentence structures. A colourful book, with quirky illustrations, Ms Ngatai weaves te reo through a fun tale of a day out at the zoo, where the reader can learn the Maori names of animals, and kupu Maori to describe them. Translations with tips on pronunciation are provided on each page, with further information and a full glossary at the back of the book. Rhyme & Reo: At the zoo, is a bilingual rhyme book for young children, their whanau and educators. Like the first book, At the zoo is intended to be read to or with pre-school and primary school-aged children. The intention of the Rhyme & Reo series of books is to support parents and teachers to incorporate te reo into their daily conversations and classroom topics. It aims to enable them to model correct pronunciation to their tamariki, build confidence to ‘give it a go’ more readily and more often, and improve their own te reo Maori together with their children. BOOK CORNER New children’s rhyme book weaves in te reo DANCE FESTIVAL 34 local schools to show their moves Jessica Ngatai has released her second book in the Rhyme & Reo series. Photo supplied Dancing just for the fun of it is a rare phenomenon these days as a sense of fierce competitiveness has sadly taken over our lives. That’s what makes the Howick and Pakuranga Dance Festival 2016 stand out from the rest of the dance competitions that crowd the calendar. One of the organisers of the biggest dance festival in the area, Kirsten Bell, drama and dance teacher at Cockle Bay School, says that this year there are 34 primary and intermediate local schools participating. “ The festival has been running for over 20 years now, and had to be split into two different shows after about 10 years due to the interest shown in the schools,” she says. “It is purely a show for enjoyment so children can showcase their dancing. “Most groups are lunchtime recreational groups, though there are some specialist groups from schools involved.” Ms Bell who has also got the drama extension group involved to add interesting fillers between dance groups for the festival says: “Due to the large numbers they extended the festival to two days so that 17 schools can participate each day.” On August 8 and 9, the Howick and Pakuranga Dance Festival was run by teacher Sue Yandell of Our Lady Star of the Sea school where 17 schools participated. While on August 10 and 11 the festival is run by Cockle Bay School at Elim Christian College auditorium. Times photos Wayne Martin Cockle Bay School students show off some of their moves.
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