Central Leader : February 9th 2011
14 CENTRAL LEADER, FEBRUARY 9, 2011 NEWS extra content, extra early, extra special! online editions Essential local news available now, wherever you are...and it's FREE! Just click on "Latest Edition" at www.centralleader.co.nz Central Leader online editions have exciting extras for all our readers -- including video and back issues. Get online now for a total multi media experience with the latest local news -- anywhere, anytime. The WEATHERMASTER® range of awnings combine fashion and practicality to protect you and your home from the harshest of climatic conditions. Awnings are the ideal way to keep the sun and heat at bay, providing protection from damaging UV rays while extending your indoor/outdoor living areas. They can shelter doorways, patios, BBQ areas, outdoor living areas and more - on ground level or upper storeys. register online and receive regular VIP updates MEM MEM MEM MEM MEMBER BER BER BER BER CL CL CLUB UB UB V V V V V VI I I I I IP P P P P P Mediterranean Awnings Ideal for large patios, terraces and decks. Manufactured from premium quality European componentry with marine grade fabric options. Terms & Conditions: 25% off Mediterranean Awnings, excludes automation, installation and valid until 20/03/2011 visit the Home Ideas Centre in Parnell to view our full range. 25% OFF ALL MEDITERRANEAN AWNINGS Call the Blind & Awning experts now to book your free in-home consultation, measure and quote Is your kid a great sport? Nominate your child to be the BAND-AID Sports Kid of the Week. Winners will be featured here, and receive an awesome BAND-AID prize pack. Just send us their name, address and daytime phone number, along with a brief outline of what makes them a great sporting kid. Email your entries to firstname.lastname@example.org before 15/02/2011. ? Registered trade mark Johnson & Johnson (New Zealand) Ltd, Auckland DAI710MT. NZ6483/11 3 PLUS....Affordable battery replacement service! Fallen for art: Since a work accident in 2005, Cameron Fergus has learned to love painting -- he hopes one day he can make a living from his accidental passion. Photo: JASON OXENHAM Surfboarding art By HANNAH SPYKSMA Broken surfboards snapped on rocky shorelines have provided inspiration for the latest art exhibition by a cre- ative labourer. Mt Roskill draughts- man Cameron Fergus is holding his second show since he took up paint- ing. It is on until February 26 at the Cornwall Park Visitors Centre. Many works in the oil painting collection are showcased on antique surfboards, which the artist found on the beach, or acquired through TradeMe. When I first found a surfboard it had been broken on the rocks and a guy was going to throw it away. So I thought instead of getting rid of it I'll turn it into art.'' Like the surfboards, Mr Fergus' love for art and painting has come about by accident. A builder by pro- fession, the young labourer suffered a fall from a roof in 2005 which left him off work for six months. While recuperating, he took up painting as a way to curb the boredom. Luckily, a family friend came to the rescue and has been mentoring his painting skills for several years now. Artist John Speedy first discovered Mr Fergus' artistic side when he came by his house and found him sit- ting with a moon boot on, trying to paint. He certainly has made an enormous improvement since then,'' says Mr Speedy, who has given the painter tips and encour- agement during the past five years. He credits a good work ethic and willingness to learn as valuable skills that have helped the art- ist progress.
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