Central Leader : February 18th 2011
5 CENTRAL LEADER, FEBRUARY 18, 2011 NEWS 3493109AB new and exclusive retirement apartments, epsom These breathtaking new apartments combine elegant living with comfort in retirement to perfection. Make Aria Park Apartments your home and you ll enjoy independence and a superior lifestyle within a secure and caring environment. discover absolute luxury To find out how you can make an Aria Park Apartment your home contact 021 993 943 or 0800 ARIAPARK (2742 7275) OPEN HOME COME AND SEE FOR YOURSELF www.ariavillages.co.nz firstname.lastname@example.org • Spacious apartments • Service levels to suit • Secure parking • Full kitchen, laundry and heat pump • Sweeping views • Minutes to Newmarket and Cornwall Park • Adjoined to Aria Park Rest Home and Hospital • Registered nurse on site 24hrs a day • Activities and outings MONDAY - FRIDAY 10am until 2pm SUNDAYS 1pm until 4pm 1 - 3 CLAUDE ROAD, EPSOM Dame Judith -- historian and friend By IMOGEN NEALE and RHIANNON HORRELL Historian and author: Dame Judith Binney, with her husband Sebastian Black at the NZ Post Book Awards at the Langham, died this week. Photo: OLIVIA HEMUS OBITUARY Historian Dame Judith Bin- ney, described by friends as warm, wonderful and witty, died at her Mt Eden home on Tuesday night. She was aged 70. Dame Judith's publicist and friend Angela Radford says a short illness claimed the life of the author. The first time I met her we got on like old friends instantly. Even though she was fiercely intelligent she was incredibly warm. We became good friends and kept up the friendship.'' In December 2009 Dame Judith was hit by a truck when crossing Princes St, near Auckland University, where she was an emeritus professor of history. The incident happened just four days after the launch of her book, Encircled Lands: Te Urewera, 1820-1921, that tells the 100 years of Tuhoe after European contact. She was 70 years old but terribly fit and healthy. It's just bad luck. She's just had such a terrible lot since the accident,'' Ms Radford says. She says the well-respected author was particularly touched by a name given to her by Ngai Tuhoe, which is Te Tomairangi o Te Aroha, meaning heavenly dews of love. The name was given to Dame Judith during the launch for Encircled Lands. Tuhoe academic Whare- huia Milroy says her husband Sebastian Black told him the launch was one of the happiest, happiest days of her life''. Wellington-based publisher Bridget Williams worked with Dame Judith for more than 20 years and says she was a very important friend and author. She says Dame Judith was an extraordinary researcher who worked incredibly hard and her mind worked marvel- lously by bringing imagin- ation, empathy and insight to her research. In 2006, she received a Prime Ministers Award in recognition of her contri- bution to documenting New Zealand's history, and made a Distinguished Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to histori- cal research. Dame Judith was also a Fellow of the Royal Society of New Zealand and an inaug- ural Fellow of the New Zea- land Academy of Humanities. Last year she won the NZ Post Book of the Year for Encircled Lands. One judge called it an exhaustive, comprehensive history of the Ureweras that would profoundly change our understanding of our shared history''. Her latest book Stories without End: Essays 1975- 2010 was released two months ago. Anzac of year awards Nominations are now open for the 2011 New Zealand Anzac of the Year award. The award honours a one or several New Zea- landers who have best displayed comradeship, compassion, courage, and commitment. The award was estab- lished last year by the Royal New Zealand RSA to recognise Kiwis who continue to embody the Anzac spirit. The award may be made for a single act or for significant service to New Zealanders or the international community and those nominated must have the qualities of comradeship, com- passion, courage, and commitment beyond the call of duty. Nominations close February 28 with the final decision made in April. See www.rsa.org.nz for details.
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