Eastern Courier : January 9th 2013
www.easterncourier.co.nz 11 EASTERN COURIER, JANUARY 9, 2013 NEWS 220 Universal Dr, Henderson Ph: 836 0029 ALL HOURS 79 Line Road, Glen Innes Ph: 521 3100 Family owned and operated MORRISON FUNERAL DIRECTORS OFFICE, CHAPEL & RECEPTION LOUNGES 4515785AA 5081309AA Enrol for January NOW! Part time evening classes filling fast! NEW ZEALAND'S LEADING BEAUTY THERAPY COLLEGE • Full-time Diploma in Beauty Therapy • Part-time evening classes - earn while you learn! • Postgraduate -- MDA, IPL courses • International Qualification available • Scholarship applications • Student Loans available • NZQA accredited and registered Call 0800 400 800 5 William Pickering Drive, ALBANY Level 4, 393 Khyber Pass Rd, NEWMARKET www.collegeofcamille.co.nz QUALIFICATIONS THAT KICK-START YOUR CAREER * Youth Guarantee Free for 16 & 17 year olds * National Certifcates OPENING SOON BOTANY * Enrol now 0800 4 ACADEMY 0800 4 2223369 www.academy.ac.nz 5043201AB man a change of pace Recognition: A good service medal. Explosive essentials: The barrel used to carry the gun powder. Bang bang: Preparing to load the India Pattern Musket. Accurate re-enactment: He cleans his musket as a naval man wearing a replica uniform that was hand-stitched and made from a picture and notes. evaporate. As soon as you step through the front gate the modern world disappears,'' he says. I absolutely love it as a hobby. It is a place and time that appeals for some reason. It is very warm and comfortable, time slows down -- who knows why this stuck and why stamp collecting didn't appeal one iota.'' Although he is one of the youngest historical interpreters at the vil- lage he is one of the longest serving. He first stepped on to the grounds of the Howick Historical Vil- lage in 1993 for the 100 year Women's Suffrage commemorative event. I was thoroughly imp- ressed with what I saw andIputmyhandupto be a villager and for sev- eral years I was given all sorts of interesting tasks. I was only a kid, I didn't know what I was doing. I just wanted to be a part of it.'' He says his obsession grows as he connects more of the dots of his- tory. It is that interest of not simply displaying something which is old in a museum but the idea of actually making something work, bring- ing it alive, having it operational.'' If donning the period attire and wielding the musket sounds like something up your alley then Mr Bonnet says he has the perfect deal. We are always look- ing for new recruits, if you sign up not only will you receive Her Maj- esty's shilling but also a double ration of rum.'' The Howick Historical Village is at Bells Rd, Lloyd Elsmore Park, Pakuranga. Phone 576 9506 or visit fencib- le.org.nz for more infor- mation.
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