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www.times.co.nz Howick and Botany Times, Wednesday, July 10, 2013 --- 5 By Chris Harrowell SCHOOL students are transform- ing the humble skateboard from a mode of transportation to a canvas onto which they can express their own unique thoughts. Pupils from six East Auckland secondary schools are taking part in an art exhibition entitled On Deck – Uxbridge School Show. Held at Uxbridge, Howick’s creative centre, it opens tomorrow night and is designed to give peo- ple a glimpse at East Auckland’s top young artistic talent. The public showcase features skateboard decks decorated by year 9-13 pupils from Pakuranga, Macleans, Edgewater, Botany Downs Secondary, Howick and Saint Kentigern Colleges. The 70 participating art and design students were each given a blank skateboard deck and asked to personalise it with images or designs that are special to them. The exhibition is organised by Uxbridge curator Emma Topping, who says the decks will be show- cased inside the public art centre’s gallery. “This is really going to be an inspirational show for both the students and the viewing public,” she told the Times. “I thought skateboards were the ideal reference to pop and youth culture, as they are seen as some- thing of a rebellious object. “The students have been asked to do something they wouldn’t normally present in the school environment. “Some pupils have created amazing graffti patterns, while others have gone for hearts and butterfies. “This show really appeals to the students and encourages their creativity.” Judging the pupils’ creations is Ms Topping and former school teacher and NCEA art board exam- iner Susan Euen. Botany Downs Secondary Col- lege art and design teacher Megan Cunningham offered 14 students the chance to take part in the new exhibition. “I chose pupils who I’ve taught in the past and who I thought have potential,” she says. “This is a good opportunity for them to do something outside the school.” Ms Cunningham’s charges worked for weeks to come up with ideas of what they wanted to illus- trate their individual skateboard decks. “The artistic criteria said it had to be a refection of themselves,” she says. “They are ideally presenting work in a style and with images they are interested in at the moment. “I think what they have pro- duced is amazing. “It’s quite special for them to choose their own topic, and it was a tough task.” On Deck – Uxbridge School Show runs at the public arts centre at 35 Uxbridge Road, Howick, until August 15. It opens with a prize-giving at 6.30pm tomorrow and is spon- sored by ArtSupplies.co.nz and the Boardertown retail store at Botany Town Centre. Entry is free. The exhibition’s associated pub- lic programme features a talk by contemporary visual art researcher and commentator Elisha Mase- mann, entitled The City as Medium – Street Art from NY to AKL. It’s held at the public arts centre at 35 Uxbridge Road from 7-9pm on August 13. Tickets cost $15 for adults, $12 for seniors and $10 for students. To book, phone 535-6467. Botany Downs Secondary College art and design students are taking part in an exhibition showcasing creative young talent. Times photo Wayne Martin giving doesn't have to to Christmas. Family- ropractic practice Cre- s warming hearts this nual food and clothing tion Army running from nks to Creating ellness, parting h non-perishable food items and clothing still in ood condition has ever been easier. In exchange for these donations, the experienced chiropractors at Creating Wellness are offering a FREE scan and nitial consultation orth $65 to ensure everything is in working order. winter here, it's time to of yourself and loved th the colder weather en notice more aches Chiropractic care can colds and flus at the f this season, it's worth a visit to the well- shed practice in the hill Health Centre to t their onset and to strengthen the immune system. Chiropractic care focuses on the ner- vous system. Your nervous system and immune system work hand in hand to keep you healthy. As a result, chiropractic care may strengthen your family's natural resistance through improved body func- tion. With improved body function, people also experience less aches and pain, increased energy levels, and enhanced sleep through chiropractic care. Other changes that clients report with chiropractic care include reduced head- aches and allergies, better concentration, improved athletic performance, flexiblity and range of motion, increased strength and improved sense of wellbeing. After ten years of serving the commu- nity, owners and husband-and-wife team Drs David and Tanja are as passionate about health as they are about welfare. Dr David Russell says: "We want to raise awareness in people about the impor- tance of spinal health but also to highlight the plight of the less fortunate in our wider community. "By giving our time to people we hope to create an incentive that will inspire others to give back to the community." Dr Tanja and David have three children and are family focused. Family is, natu- rally, a core part of the community, which is why the practice is centred around the health and well-being of children. Dr Janette McCormick, a part of the Creating Wellness team also specialises in paediatric and pregnancy care. And further good news -- the practice is now open five days a week at convenient hours for families to fit around their busy schedules. In the meantime, be aware that with so many families short on adequate heating and warm clothing for winter, blankets, quilts and all manner of winter garb are greatly in demand. So have a heart, think of others in need and be rewarded with the gift of wellness. Phone for an appointment with the expe- rienced team at Creating Wellness and don't forget to bring something that will be appreciated this winter. Community charity drive to create wellness Pictured, above left: Dr David Russell and ■ Dr Janette McCormick; and above: Dr Tanja Glucina-Russell. ADVERTORIAL 123007 253 Pakuranga Rd, Pakuranga Phone 572 0177 www.facebook.com/ CreatingWellness FCC Skaters take artistic ride Misnomer corrected By Marianne Kelly AN HISTORIC cottage will be renamed to re ect its true provenance. The 133-year-old Baverstock Cottage was relocated next to Flat Bush School Hall in Murphy's Road at the start of last year and underwent a $330,000 restoration. On the advice of Allan Christensen, Auckland Council's parks and recreation adviser, the Howick Local Board has agreed the building will be named Stancombe Cottage to re ect the long association with the Stancombe family. At the board's meeting last Monday, Mr Christensen said the only tangible link with the Baverstock name related to a small room detached from Baverstock Road School (renamed East Tamaki School in 1884; Flat Bush School in 1894) before it was moved to Flat Bush/Murphy's Roads corner. The room was reattached to John Stancombe's cottage in Stancombe Road. "The Baverstock name is a misnomer. "From the time John Stancombe purchased it to the time the Stancombe family ceased to own it in the 1940s, it was unrelated to any Baverstock land or buildings." Board chairman Michael Williams argued for retaining the Baverstock name because it was used in historical books such as Howick historian Alan La Roche's Grey's Folly, and part of the building's life started at Baverstock Road School. However, the board passed an amendment to the recommendation moved by deputy-chair Adele White, that the building be renamed Stancombe Cottage with signage to indicate its history and former names. The board also carried recommendations to name the new section of Mangemangeroa Walkway at Haley Lane, Howick, Kowhai Walk; the walkway between Haseler Crescent and Mellons Bay, Howick, the MacDonald Walkway, to re ect the MacDonald family's enhancement work; and the reserve at the corner of McKittrick Avenue and John Broad Place, Howick, McKittrick Reserve, after its nearest road.
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