Central Leader : December 29th 2010
7 CENTRAL LEADER, DECEMBER 29, 2010 NEWS 3376185BY FENCE-RITE SOLUTIONS Specialising in • Retaining Walls • Fences & Gates • Decks 97C Luckens Rd Massey Ph 416 5984 Mob: 021 127 5590 www.fence-ritesolutions.com If you find the same item at the same price, we will beat it by 10% Advertising Feature leisure Lifestyle& Storytellers bring their tales to life Story time: Actress Alison Quigan enchants a room of young Three Kings School pupils with Mary's Christ- mas Yarn. Photo: JASON OXENHAM By CARLY TAWHIAO With help from some special storytellers, ChildFund New Zealand knitted together a woolly yarn in time for Christmas. The story, called Mary's Christmas Yarn, is about the affection Kiwi farm girl Mary has for her pet lamb and highlights the benefit of giving gifts that grow after wrapping them in love. Different chapters were written by well- known contributors like Alison Quigan, Carol Hirschfeld, Miriama Kamo, Jim Mora, Jude Dobson, Janet Wilson, Jeremy Corbett, Jaquie Brown, Danielle Cor- mack and Hilary Barry. The 10 authors wrote Mary's Christmas Yarn with ChildFund's Christ- mas Gifts that Grow theme in mind. For the past 70 years ChildFund has worked for the well-being of more than 15 million children by supporting locally led initiatives in 53 impoverished coun- tries. About 50,000 animals including sheep, chick- ens and goats have been donated as practical gifts by generous Kiwis in the past five years as part of this. ChildFund chief execu- tive Paul Brown says Mary's Christmas Yarn is a fun and engaging way to explain the con- cept. Sheep are at the top of our gift list this year as ChildFund works to increase the flocks in African communities to enable them to sustainably fund their local schools through animal husbandry,'' he says. This clever story explains how the humble sheep can have an incredible impact on improving the lives of some of the world's poorest children.'' Mr Brown says ChildFund is thrilled that such an array of tal- ented storytellers found time to put pen to paper and help tell this humor- ous and heartfelt tale. Ms Quigan, who plays Shortland Street's Yvonne Jeffries, says as a ChildFund ambassador she can incorporate her 30 years of public speak- ing with her love for the charitable organisation. It's really fun to be a part of it. I love reading aloud for people's enjoy- ment. It's great to be able to do that.'' She read aloud to pupils at Three Kings School as part of the yarn. The full text of Mary's Christmas Yarn, and audio of each author reading their chapter, is available online at www.childfund.org.nz. 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When a painting of a ship on the wall of Lucy's wall comes to life, the three children are drawn into Narnia and dumped into the ocean to be rescued by the Dawn Treader. On board is none other than King (formerly Prince) Caspian. The kids join Caspian on his search for the seven lost Lords of Narnia to fulfil a promise to Aslan. Megamind: After super-villain Megamind kills his good-guy nem- esis, Metro Man, he becomes bored since there is no one left to fight. He creates a new foe, Titan, who, instead of using his powers for good, sets out to destroy the world, positioning Megamind to save the day. Gulliver's Travels: A family adventure-comedy based on the 18th Century novel by Jonathan Swift. In this contemporary take, Jack Black is travel writer Lemuel Gulliver who takes an assignment in Bermuda but ends up on the island of Lipiput where he towers over its miniature citizens. Tangled: A telling of the fairy tale Rapunzel. When the kingdom's most wanted, and most charming, ban- dit Flynn Rider is taken hostage by Rapunzel -- a feisty teen with 20 metres of golden hair who's looking for her ticket out of the tower where she's been locked away for years -- the unlikely duo sets off on an escapade filled with adventure, heart, humour and hair, lots of hair'. Yogi Bear: A live action film featuring computer-animated wildlife, Yogi is voiced by Dan Ackroyd and his sidekick Boo Boo is Justin Timberlake. When a corrupt mayor announces he'll turn failing Jel- lystone Park into a logging facility, Yogi and Boo Boo team with Ranger Smith and a wildlife documentarian to save their home.
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