Eastern Courier : July 2nd 2014
10 EASTERN COURIER, JULY 2, 2014 NEWS Arts revival planned By JESS ETHERIDGE Reviving the heart of Auckland’s film and television industry is championed in a new arts plan. Auckland used to be a hive of film activity, with international shows such as Power Rangers and Spartacus produced here. In 2009, $433 million was put into Auckland’s film production budgets. That plummeted to $280m in 2012, Statistics New Zealand says. Councillor Alf Filipaina says the council and the Government need to work together to regenerate the Auckland industry. Among other ideas to boost Auckland’s arts and culture industry are ticket passports, refurbishing and building new facilities and creating smartphone apps in various languages. The suggestions make up the Arts and Culture Strategic Plan for Auckland, open for feedback until July 24. The plan aims to get 75 per cent of Aucklanders taking part in the arts by 2040. In 2010 just 48 per cent of residents attended arts events hosted by the city. Central Auckland plays host to most of the city’s arts and culture events, including the Auckland Arts Festival, Diwali, Chinese Lantern Festival, Art in the Dark and Movies in Parks. The passport would cut the cost of travel for punters and make empty seats at events available at a reduced cost, Filipaina says. He says the passport model is used internationally and cuts out the middleman ticketing agencies. A report presented to the arts, culture and events committee says financial barriers prevent many Aucklanders from experiencing the arts. In 2008 it was estimated that the arts contributed $1.8 billion to Auckland’s gross domestic product. Scheduling arts events around major international sports events should be investigated, the report says. ❚ Go to shapeauckland.co.nz to have your say on the arts plan. Tick for Sancta Maria Sancta Maria Catholic Primary School focuses on positive learning, an Education Review Office review says, highlighting the school’s engagement and achievement. The report says the school is characterised by a strong sense of community where students, families and teachers are known, valued and respected. Clothing Bin Locations FOR PINK BAGS Blue Child Cancer Foundation Bins are available all over Auckland for pink clothing bags, any used Clothing, Footwear, Toys, Bric-a-Brac and anything useable. There’s one near you. Pakuranga Plaza, Reeves Road Entry Anchorage Park School, Pakuranga Reeves Road Height Four Square Riverina School, Pakuranga Pakuranga Tennis Club White Acres Road Shops, Pakuranga Pigeon Mountain School Macleans Primary School Highland Park Shopping Centre Howick Intermediate Cascades Kindy, Cascades Road Botany Downs Primary Millhouse Road Shops, Botany Downs Meadowlands Shopping Centre Owairoa School, Howick Countdown Botany Litten Road Shops Shelly Park School Sommerville School Point View School Just Kidz, Willowbank, Dannemora You help a lot when you drop pink clothing bags in one of the above bins. Any used clothing acceptable, any bags and cartons of clothing acceptable. If you can’t get to a bin or have large items phone for a collector on 622 1791 or 029 230 4439. 20-50% BIRTHDAY SALE OFF at Beds R Us Botany, Albany, Newmarket, Wairau Park,and Takapuna Specialist Bedding Stores Farmers Card Accepted *Offer valid 9/06/2014 to 6/07/2014. Offer applies to selected beds only. Excludes Everyday Dream Prices and clearance stock. Product ranges vary between stores and some products are available in selected stores only. See in store for more details. ALBANY The Gateway, Corban Ave, 260 Oteha Valley Rd Ph: 09 447 3983 FREE PARKING ................................................................................................. Queen NOW $2,169 WAS $3,099 TAKAPUNA 75 Barrys Point Road Ph: 09 489 4472 FREE PARKING (5 Days Only) NEWMARKET 27 Crowhurst Street Ph: 09 523 4101 FREE PARKING Queen Set NOW $2,099 WAS $4,199 We deliver, set up and take your old bed away. OPEN 7 DAYS. BOTANY Inside Hunter Furniture in the “Botany Town Centre” behind Pak n Save, Ph: 09 271 6387 WAIRAU PARK 8d Link Drive (next to ASB Bank) Ph: 09 443 3922 FREE PARKING Bob Flanagan Serenity .................................................................................................. WAS $5,599 NOW $3,499 Thank you for helping Breathe Mattress •Available in multiple comfort levels. All sizes on sale • Naturally superior Latex Gold core, provides a hypo-allergenic, dust free and non-toxic sleep surface. • Featuring organic bamboo, cotton, and NZ wool. For more information – where and when these FREE events are: visit aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/EN/newseventsculture/ events/Events/Pages/outandaboutaspx or phone 09 301 0101 AC_AC2952_EC Come down to your local park these holidays between Tuesday 8 and Thursday 17 July for a variety of FREE fun events and games for the whole family. Check out the Glow Worms at Totara Park on one of two Guided Night Walks or bring along your family and friends to battle theelementstryingto find allthe hidden cluesinone of our six Amazing Races held at various parks across south Auckland. Lovely neighbours: Derek and Margaret Sinden are this week’s Thanks a Bunch recipients. This Week’s Thanks a Bunch goes to Derek and Margaret Sinden from Botany Downs. They were nominated by neighbour Ann Ellwood who writes: ‘‘Margaret and Derek are our informal neighbourhood watch. Photo: JARRED WILLIAMSON ‘‘They give us advice and help with our home projects, supply us and others with vegetables from their garden and provide transport for our son in emergency situations. ‘‘Margaret and Derek would do anything for anyone.’’ www.stuff.co.nz 30% OFF Serenity Essence • Independent Pocket Spring system provides more freedom for undisturbed sleep. 50% OFF • Latex Gold comfort layers for a healthier sleep. Swisstek Ascent • Revolutionary 7 zone Pocket Spring system enhances durability, comfort and support. 30% OFF • FusionGel – new generation memory foam provides pressure relief and heat dissipation.
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