Bay Chronicle : August 27th 2015
Hospice seeks items for auction P3 Your Place, Your Paper Mainly Music throwsuperhero themed party P4 Thursday, August 27, 2015 The BayChronicle Dancers flying high at contest Teenager Rosey Robb leapt to victory at Northland Ballet & Dance competition. The Okaihau resident attends the Northern Dance Academy and won 15 trophies including the variation section. Caitlin MunfordStokes, from Kaikohe, came third in the variation section. Northern Dance Academy principal Liz Russell says the competition is held every year and is good practice for the open competition in December in Whangarei. ‘‘It’s lots of encouragement for Northlanders and Northland dancers,’’ she says. PHOTO: LIZ RUSSELL, NORTHERN DANCE ACADEMY Waitangimuseumto open GRETASIMMONDS The $13 million Museum of Waitangi will be open to the public the day after Waitangi Day next February. The museum’s purpose is to tell the story of Waitangi through taonga presented in the secure, climate controlled building. Treasures that have not been able to be securely housed at Waitangi Treaty Grounds will soon be returned to Waitangi. These will come from national museums, private collections and from overseas, Waitangi National Trust chief executive Greg McManus says. A three-metre high portrait of Kerikeri’s Latest Showhome Come and see what we can build for you Far North Office: (09) 407 3441 0800 42 45 46 www.gjgardner.co.nz GJ-SH-76-FN0215-2MCL young Queen Victoria painted in 1841 is to hang in the museum. The painting was gifted to the trust by Queen Elizabeth II when she visited the Bay of Islands on the royal yacht Brittania in 1970 but has remained in Wellington ever since. It’s possible the original Treaty documents may return to Waitangi, McManus says. Replicas of nine Treaty documents and the Declaration of Independence will be created by Weta Workshop. ‘‘From time to time we are hoping to have some originals here,’’ McManus says. Telling the true story of Waitangi’s history is not easy. There are many versions of the truth and many misunderstandings of our past prevail. ‘‘There is a legitimate fact- based history and that is what we are telling,’’ McManus says. ‘‘We are not talking about half truths. We are dealing with evidence based history illustrated with amazing objects.’’ A panel of experts will decide on the story that is told, including treaty authority Dame Claudia Orange of Te Papa national museum and the trust’s Kate Martin, formerly manager of Pompallier in Russell. McManus says he believes everyone who visits the museum will be surprised by what they learn. He hopes they will use the knowledge to become ‘‘better New Zealanders’’. The building has been designed to fit on the long narrow site next to the Treaty Grounds SHOWHOME Corner of Ranui Ave and Martha Clarke Lane, Ranui Gardens OPEN Monday–Friday 11.00am–5.00pm Saturday 9.00am–12.00pm Come and visit the team at our showhome today. To find out more about this great showhome phone Katie Aukett (021) 373 773 or Dave Smith (021) 272 2982 Waitangi Treaty Grounds marketing manager Nineke Metz and chief executive Greg McManus are looking forward to the public experiencing the stories that will be told at the Museum of Waitangi. main entrance by Whangarei architect Grant Harris, and is partially underground. External concrete wall panels are molded with designs by Auckland artist Carin Wilson. G.J. Gardner Homes are acknowledged for their innovative design concepts. Our designers are continually coming up with fresh ideas and creative living plans. Here’s your chance to view our latest ideas incorporated into our stunning new designer showhome. 3 2 2 2 Floor Area 215m2 Design innovation is just one more reason why more people choose to build with G.J. Gardner Homes every year than any other builder.
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