Central Leader : April 6th 2011
10 CENTRAL LEADER, APRIL 6, 2011 NEWS www.metlifecare.co.nz REV4955 OPEN TO VIEW Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th April, 10am to 4pm 66 Avonleigh Road, Titirangi $360,000. A rare price for an uncommonly good retirement. Secure an outstanding lifestyle at Titirangi's Metlifecare Pinesong. Metlifecare Pinesong deserves its reputation as West Auckland's premier retirement lifestyle. From the first-class villas and apartments to the superb facilities, the quality is apparent from the moment you drive in. Why you will love Metlifecare Pinesong: Villas now available from only $360,000 Eight hectares of native bush and landscaped grounds Stunning walkways through picturesque surroundings A wide variety of activities with like-minded people Peace of mind living with help always on hand Need more info? Talk to Denise on 09 817 0464. World-class exhibition at village Ceramics at centre: Mt Eden Village Centre manager Judith Holtebrinck with some of the ceramics on display during the exhibition. Photo: JASON OXENHAM By KELSEY FLETCHER Pews have been exchanged for ceramics at the recently established Mt Eden Village Centre for the National Cer- amics Exhibition. The exhibition, which started earlier this month, will run until April 21 showcasing some of New Zealand's finest ceramic artists. Works will range from large sculptural pieces and domestic ware to figurative works and installations. Centre manager Judith Holtebrinck says she is delighted to have such a prominent exhibition in the heart of Mt Eden. It's very exciting to have the exhibition here at the centre since our renovation. It's a world-class exhibition that will hopefully bring people from all over the world,'' she says. I think we'll have lots of visitors coming to our community.'' Ms Holtebrinck says the pieces are exciting and really stand out. Some of them are amazing, there has been a great deal of time and effort put into them,'' she says. The Methodist church building was renovated and turned into the centre in October last year as a part- nership project between the church, the Auckland Council and the Mt Eden community. Mt Eden potter Peter Lange will be exhibiting cer- amic deckchairs and two por- celain teapots over the course of the exhibition. I'm excited and looking forward to it because I've been involved with the centre right from the beginning,'' he says. This is the first event we've had there and it's a really good place to have it because of all the local artists and cultural activity.'' The pieces for the national exhibition were selected by John Parker, the recipient of the 2010 Arts Foundation Laureate award. The national exhibition will be open at the Mt Eden Village Centre on the corner of Ngauruhoe St and Mt Eden Rd from 10am to 7pm Monday to Saturday, and noon to 5pm Sunday. IN BRIEF Arty fundraiser Vital funds will be raised for Home and Family Counselling at an arty fundraiser this week. People are invited on a trip to the Zealandia Sculpture Garden in Warkworth on April 9. Tickets are $75, with coaches leaving at 9.15am, 10am and 12.30pm. The price includes the coach trip, entry fee and a guided tour of the gallery and enclosed garden. Morning tea will be served. Home and Family have provided counselling to Christchurch quake victims since the February 22 disaster. To book phone Petra on 630-8961 ext 3 or email petra.page@homeandfamily. org.nz. Hair today ... Jo and Chris Austin will lose their locks this week to raise money for New Zealand's blood cancer fundraiser Shave for a Cure. The mother and daughter will be at the St Lukes Rodney Wayne today to shave their heads, and are looking to raise more money before the big day. If you would like to support people living with leukaemia or lymphoma visit www.shaveforacure.co.nz. and search for Austin.
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