Central Leader : November 17th 2010
3 CENTRAL LEADER, NOVEMBER 17, 2010 NEWS at Diabetes NZ Auckland 62-64 Valley Rd, Mt Eden SATURDAY 20 NOVEMBER 2010 10-4pm HEAR: About Diabetes in plain language LEARN: About our Services TASTE: Diabetes suitable healthy food TRY: Try out diabetes suitable products DIABETES AWARENESS WEEK Diabetes NZ Auckland 62-64 Valley Road, Mt Eden, Auckland Phone: 09-623-2508, Email:firstname.lastname@example.org FESTIVE OPEN DAY If you can dream it we can create it We'll even help you design it and manage your project Call us today for your free one-hour consultation Shop online now! www.tilesonline.co.nz Phone: 0508 TILEMAN 0508 845 3626 Email: email@example.com Need New Tiles? New Bathroom, Kitchen, Patio or Pool Project? Taste test the best of the city By HANNAH SPYKSMA Warren Turnbull SMELLS of delicious food and produce will be wafting out of Victoria Park when Taste of Auckland launches tomorrow. The four days of foodie heaven sees the finest Kiwi chefs demonstrate their sig- nature dishes and a number of other specialties. The event will offer guests the chance to sample tapas- style food and wine, all cook- ed on location, as well as mar- ket stalls with fresh products. Warren Turnbull, a Mt Albert Grammar School old boy and owner of acclaimed Sydney restaurant Assiette, is one of the many award- winning chefs who will cook at the festival. I recommend having a look at what other chefs are doing -- it s going to be a massive learning curve and it s an opportunity for people to try a whole lot of different things, the expat says. Mr Turnbull will be demonstrating for Regal Salmon and says it is a pleasure to be able to use quality New Zealand seafood. Although it will only be a whirlwind tour for the renowned chef, who has just opened his second restaurant in Sydney, he is looking for- ward to cooking for a home crowd. I m very proud to be taking part. It s quite nice to come back and cook for Auck- landers. A little closer to home, co- owner of downtown res- taurant Monsoon Poon Nicola Richards says she s excited to be taking part in the event, which is a chance for the hos- pitality community to get together. Everybody s in good spirits over the weekend and it s fan- tastic to be able to celebrate the amazing food and produce New Zealand has, she says. Monsoon Poon chef Sanjeev Kumar will be serving the restaurant s signature dishes -- Vietnamese summer rolls, Indonesian beef rendang and a classic sago pudding. Ms Richards, who was in- volved in the event last year, says if you are planning on going, scope it out first, walk around the park, then come up with a plan of attack . Taste of Auckland is part of the worldwide taste festivals, which feature in 13 other cit- ies including Sydney, Dubai, Milan and Edinburgh. The event takes place from Thursday until Sunday. Visit www.tasteofauckland.co.nz for how to buy tickets. The Central Leader has a Taste of Regal Salmon ham- per valued at more than $50 to give away. Send your name, a business address and daytime phone number to Regal Salmon Competition, Private Bag 56910, Dominion Rd, Mt Eden. Alternatively email your details with Regal Salmon Competition in the subject line to firstname.lastname@example.org by 9am on November 22. Hula expert sways into shores By CARLY TAWHIAO Hula welcome: Pasifika Sway dance instructor Aruna Po-Ching is honoured to be hosting her Hawaiian dance mentor Blaine Kamalani Kia, who is in New Zealand to promote the culture of ancient and modern hula. Photo: JASON OXENHAM Hula enthusiasts can get their sway on with the arrival of Hawaiian dance expert Blaine Kamalani Kia. The Honolulu native is visiting Auckland to promote the art form and bless New Zealand s first Hawaiian dance school, Halau Ka Waikahe Lani Malie. The school, which was named by Mr Kia, was set up this year by Pasifika Sway director Aruna Po- Ching. It joins a growing edu- cational network estab- lished by Mr Kia more than 20 years ago in Hawaii, Tahiti, Japan, the United States and Canada. The pair formed a profes- sional partnership 10 years ago at the Merrie Monarch Festival in Hawaii. The event takes place annually and serves to pre- serve and promote the art of hula and Hawaiian culture. I fell in love with hula. It s very expressive and so rich in its culture, and its structure of schools really appeals to me, Ms Po- Ching says. The Ponsonby resident describes her mentor as an amazing teacher and cul- tural adviser with an immense wealth of know- ledge in Hawaiian hula and its traditions. He spoke about wanting to branch out to Australia and New Zealand. It was with his encouragement that I started a hula halau, a Hawaiian hula school for children to cement that title here. The school s name means peaceful heavenly flowing waters and classes are held in central and south Auck- land. It provides an oppor- tunity for children from six years up to adults to learn contemporary and tra- ditional hula in Ponsonby or Otahuhu, under the lineage teachings of Mr Kia. During his five-day stay in Auckland the hula master will run two children s workshops in Otahuhu today and Friday from 5pm to 7pm for $15. On Saturday Mr Kia will showcase his work from 6.30pm at the Grey Lynn Community Centre. The event will follow a 1.30pm concert at the Grey Lynn Festival and tickets cost $15 for adults, $18 for door sales and $5 per child with under six-year-olds free. An adult hula workshop at the Auckland Performing Arts Centre studio in West- ern Springs this Sunday will complete a busy itinerary. Lessons will run from 1pm to 3pm and cost $30. Group discounts are avail- able for all workshops. Email aruna@pasifika sway.com for tickets or information.
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