Central Leader : February 9th 2011
11 CENTRAL LEADER, FEBRUARY 9, 2011 NEWS Looking for a practical business qualification in the heart of the city? MIT FACULTY OF BUSINESS Apply now l www.manukau.ac.nz l 0800 62 62 52 246 Queen Street, Auckland WHERE LEARNING IS A PRACTICAL EXPERIENCE 7708 000146 subs If you want a practical business qualification which will give you the skills and knowledge to succeed in business, then study at MIT's Queen Street Campus. Diploma in Business • Specialise in Accounting or Management • Apply theory to workplace training • Learn from industry-experienced lecturers • Staircase to degree-level study • Study full-time or part-time Get a practical business qualification from MIT's Faculty of Business. MOVIE CLUB ME GY THIS WEEK AT TAHAKI RESERVE, 210 MT EDEN ROAD SHERLOCK HOLMES (M violence) Wed | 7.30pm |FREE DATE NIGHT (M o ensive language) Thu | 7.30pm | FREE www.moviesinparks.co.nz RW_TEE0010_CL1 Mayor horses around to raise money for sick kids By HANNAH SPYKSMA Horsing around: Mayor Len Brown joined children and supporters of Kidz First Charity to paint his creation Pegasus ''all the colours of the rainbow''. Photo: JASON OXENHAM Watching the mayor painting a mare was on the agenda for children from around Auckland last week. Mayor Len Brown visi- ted Artstation gallery on Ponsonby Rd to put the finishing touches on fibreglass mare Pegasus. The life-size horse has been designed and de- corated as part of the Resene Fastest Art Exhi- bition. It will be unveiled and toured around parts of the city in early March, before being auctioned at Ellerslie Race Course during Auckland Cup Week. Helping him paint the mythical creature were children and supporters from Kidz First Charity, which will receive pro- ceeds from the auction. We were lucky enough to be invited along and thought it would be a good oppor- tunity -- one of those experiences you don t forget, says Angela Gower, whose son Mar- cus receives support from the charity. Marcus, 10, loves art and got to help paint the horse s legs. Kidz First spokes- woman Pam Tregonning says the project is a fan- tastic opportunity for the organisation and the South Auckland Health Foundation. She says Kidz First plans on putting the money towards a cardiac ultrasound which will help babies and young children with heart problems. While the machinery costs $200,000 all parties are optimistic about the artistic value of Pegasus. We ll get that off our first bid, jokes Mr Brown, who says he hopes people will donate generously for the cause. Although the mayor consulted with Artsta- tion to develop the con- cept for Pegasus, staff at the Ponsonby gallery have brought his horse to life. Artstation manager John Eaden says this is a modern way to make art. A lot of contemporary art is about ideas and concepts, people can t take time out of their schedule to create things so they work with others to make it happen. Along with the mayor, 17 other well-known Kiwis including Lucy Lawless and Marc Ellis are creating horses to be auctioned during the Auckland Cup. Proceeds from the event go to a charity of each artist s choice. The Season to help Helping children and young people deal with grief and loss is the aim of a new group starting in Sandringham next week. Seasons support group has formed as part of St Martin s at Chad and will start its peer sup- port programme. The group sessions are available for those aged between four and 18, who are experiencing loss or grief, perhaps due to the death of someone close to them, the sepa- ration or divorce of their parents, or other major family change. Participants will meet in small groups once a week, with activities tail- ored to suit the needs of members. Contact co-ordinator Anne Muir on 629-2909, 022-073-1623 or email seasons.avondale firstname.lastname@example.org for information on how to get involved.
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