Central Leader : March 16th 2011
14 CENTRAL LEADER, MARCH 16, 2011 NEWS MOJ 1032 JURY SERVICE. YOUR CONTRIBUTION COUNTS. Tom has fought fires just about all over New Zealand as a volunteer with the rural fire force. He also runs his own local roofing company, so when he was called for jury service, he rearranged his jobs so he could make it to court. He let them know straight away they could count on him. New Zealanders like Tom contribute to their communities because they know what it takes to create the kind of country we all want to live in. When you re called upon to serve your community through jury service, say yes. justice.govt.nz/services/jury-service Transitioning -- Relationships Two members of Tony Attwood's Minds and Hearts team from Australia will speak on: • Transitioning into school, college, uni or workplace • Friendships, bullying Seminar for families, professionals and adults on the spectrum. 9.00am -1.00pm Friday 1 April Fickling Centre Mt Albert Road, Three Kings $105.00 including GST & Morning Tea Pat Gluck 04 470 7616, Pat.Gluck@autismnz.org.nz Swamiji to speak The World Peace tour is coming to Onehunga with a prominent yoga practitioner set to speak. The Yoga in Daily Life Centre has announced that Paramhans Swami Maheshwarananda, otherwise known as Swa- miji, will speak in Auck- land this month. Swamiji is the founder of Yoga in Daily Life. Since 1972 he has been travelling the west pro- moting physical, mental, social and spiritual health. His public lecture takes place on March 22 at 7pm and costs $15 or $10 for a concession ticket. A workshop on the six inner treasures of yoga takes place on March 23 at 7pm for $30 or $20 concession. The venue for both programmes is the Yoga in Daily Life Centre, 368 Onehunga Mall. Visit www.yogaindaily life.org.nz or phone 550- 8040 for more infor- mation. It's movie season An eclectic and exciting range of films is on the Auckland Film Society s 2011 show reel. The season has kicked off with Monday screen- ings scheduled until October. Highlights include cinematic features The New World and Russian Ark and a showcase of critically acclaimed con- temporary films by women directors Lynne Ramsay, Kelly Reichardt and Sarah Watt, all in 35mm prints. Award-winning docu- mentaries from Germany and Canada are also on the programme, along with anime from Japan, international classics and early work by the great Ernst Lubitsch. New Zealand films include the full-length version of the late Merata Mita s anti- Springbok Tour docu- mentary Patu! and a selection of recent New Zealand shorts. Auckland Film Society screenings take place at the Academy Cinema, 44 Lorne St, next to the cen- tral city public library, on Mondays at 6.30pm. Visit www.aucklandfilm society.org.nz for mem- bership and ticket details. Empowered through art Immortalised: Brad Novak, right, with his friend Mark Compton is one of many Kiwis lending his skills to help with relief efforts for devastated Canterbury. By HANNAH SPYKSMA One of Christchurch s fallen icons has been immortalised in paint by a doctor wanting to do his part to help out. Greenlane resident and health professional Brad Novak has rallied together his contacts in the art world to produce a limited edition screen printing of Christchurch Cathedral. After the earthquake we absolutely jumped into action. I just had this idea and ran with it -- and because other people have offered their time and money, it s been a successful proj- ect. Eighty copies have been made of the pop-art inspired work, with all proceeds from sales going directly to help with relief efforts. Dr Novak has already sold some prints to friends and family in the UK and believes produc- ing art is a practical way for people to give and receive. I think a lot of people out of Christchurch feel dislocated and helpless to what is going on -- it s a way for people to feel like they have a little bit of the city with them. Entitled Hope for Can- terbury, the image is printed on paper which is subtly covered in the positive messages which have come out of the quake. Art is a way we can express emotion or com- municate a message, he says. Hopefully this work conveys a sense of hope -- the courage that has been shown, and that rebuilding will eventu- ally occur. People need to try to hold on to that. Dr Novak worked after hours to complete the cathedral prints and says if it wasn t for the kindness of Artwrite Screen Printing, Mega- lith and National Art Supplies, the project would not have come to fruition. The keen artist has also sold one of his screen prints he created following the All Whites success in South Africa last year. Auctioned through Radio Sport s online earthquake appeal and signed by New Zealand s football stars, the piece raised $2620. Visit www.bradnovak. co.nz to view the artworks and for pur- chase information.
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