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BAY CHRONICLE, DECEMBER 23, 2010
Developing Tino Rangatiratanga by providing ordinary services in an extraordinary way
136a Commerce Street
(Opposite Farmers and also based at
Phone: (09) 408 4844
or 0800 KOROWAI
Fax: (09) 408 4842
PO Box 401 Kaitaia
IT'S NOT OK
I like walking
in the rain
cause no one
If you know of any young person witnessing family violence or
IF YOU ARE HURTING THOSE WHO LOVE YOU THE MOST AND WANT HELP, PLEASE
CALL US CONFIDENTIALLY NOW
2010 CHRISTMAS MESSAGE
My board, staff and volunteers want to extend
our best wishes to you and your whanau over
the festive season. We hope that this Christmas
will be a time of happiness in your home, and
a time of peace throughout our community.
We are mindful that while we celebrate with
our whanau over the festive season there will
be those who will have an empty space at the
Christmas table this year who deeply miss and
fondly remember their loved ones who are no
longer with them. We pray for their comfort.
The festive season brings a number of deeper
concerns for example safety for our children
both in and around water and on the roads,
severe depression and sadness for those who
feel Christmas is about material things and the
resulting inability to afford presents, rather than
sharing time with their family and giving them
the best present of all their love and time.
We are mindful of those in need who are facing
the struggles of illness, terrible addictions and
old age with no one to either help or pray with
them. Some young men will feel they have no
family, some young mums will feel abandoned
and alone, and sadly some children will wonder
if anybody loves them. In this season of giving,
we will continue to share our responsibility
to help those less fortunate than ourselves,
accordingly our service although closed from
Friday December 17th to Monday January
17th 2011 however for emergencies we will be
contactable on the numbers below.
We hope you will look for opportunities to give
freely and volunteer help and assistance by
reaching out to those in need, by doing so we
all learn to appreciate the blessings given to
us by a higher authority as we seek the festive
promise of peace in our community and on
EVALUATING OUR PERFORMANCE:
As part of our best practice policy all service
users are invited to complete a confdential
service evaluation. The following is an overview
of comments provided.
A number of families told us that they found
our appointment booking system diffcult. The
average wait for a non urgent appointment was
72 hours. Appointments are confrmed once
necessary information is available this reduces
interview time and allows our team to verify
all information and present a credible proposal
on your behalf. A crisis is defned as something
that can not wait due to immediate health or
safety needs of the family, as a consequence
those who present in crisis are seen within Two
There is absolutely no question that the need
for our service far exceeds our ability to meet
the needs of our community the demand is just
to great. We have established a waiting list and
regretfully it is getting longer. To better assist
us we have placed a high priority on supporting
and if need be training extended family on how
to provide or access help for their loved ones.
Two families felt our service provision was
in their words Loose, this was not our
intention, we did not mean to appear casual or
disrespectful. Our service delivery style should
not impose artifcial barriers or place emphasis
on status. We have been told that we sometimes
appear threatening, this was not our intention.
To reduce this occurring in the future we have
ensured our dress code is tidy but not fancy,
and that the language we use is not in their
words Flash but easy to understand.
A number of families were concerned at both
audible and visible confdentiality. To overcome
this real concern we ftted a wall to screen off
our budgeting area, further a security coded
door has been ftted to allow access by invitation
only. All fles are locked in a secure fling cabinet
and loaded onto a secure database system that
is only accessible through a series of known
passwords. Our rooms are not soundproofed
and sometimes discussions can be heard in the
adjoining rooms, To overcome this we have
designated an area that is totally away from
the general offce for those who have concerns.
We have a discreet back entry exit for those
who do not wish to go through our reception
Origin and its creator
ABOUT THE ARTS
WITH MIKE NETTMANN
An Original: Lorraine Hayman.
Merry Christmas and a very happy,
safe festive season to all my readers.
Lorraine Hayman and Origin
Twenty-nine years ago, stained
glass and leadlight artist Lorraine
Hayman, potter Jo Penman,
watercolourist Jos Morrow and fur-
niture maker Jeff Cleghorn decided
they needed a place to sell their art.
At the time, Kerikeri had had its
worst floods in recorded history --
1981 s Cyclone Bola. One of the
casualties of the flood was The Old
Winery building on State Highway
10 which was to become a little
gold mine for the four budding
Lorraine recalls her first
impression of the winery: Piles of
silt and hundreds of corks .
Like true Kiwis they were not
fazed and got to work cleaning,
restoring, painting, wiring and out-
fitting the damaged building. It
became known to all locals as the
purple shop on the side of the road .
The collective was to be called
either Original 7 or The Originals
but Wendy Laurenson -- Jeff s part-
ner -- proposed Origin.
The doors opened in the May
school holidays of 1981 and became
so popular that for 10 years the
artists in the Origin collective made
a living from selling their work.
Sadly, in 1999 their landlord died
and they were forced to find new
They made a disastrous move to a
complex on SH10 with a shop lack-
ing atmosphere and promises made
by the landlord that did not eventu-
ate. Finally an increase in rent in
2004 forced them to look elsewhere.
The house and grounds at 128
Kerikeri Rd were heaven sent. They
have been able to bring new artists
on board to continue offering quality
art and workshops -- Darjit, using
recycled compound to create garden
sculptures, etc, has become very
popular. I asked Lorraine what she
believed was the secret of Origin s
success: The artists and their sup-
port -- all very different individuals
with the same ideals, a nurturing
and supportive environment. Every-
body has put their stamp on the
success of Origin.
A few weeks ago Lorraine, the
last of the Originals, sadly said
goodbye. She is off to spend time
with her dad in Tasmania.
Who knows, I might come back
with something completely differ-
ent! We wish Lorraine all the very
best and thank her for the asset she
has helped establish in our com-
Dec 22-Jan 25, White Silence --
paintings and prints by Mark Graver at
Art at Wharepuke Kerikeri. Gallery open
daily 9am to 5pm.
Dec 31, Jazz in the Vines with three
bands at Marsden Estate, Kerikeri from
11am to 4.30pm $20. Ph (09)
Until Dec 28, Lew Petrenko Paintings,
Sculpture and Etchings at Dundee
Interiors 505 Kerikeri Rd.
Until Dec 30, Advent Affordable Art Sale
new and stockroom art at Kaan Zamaan
373 Kerikeri Rd.
Jan 3-31, Paintings by Caryl Watts and
Maria Lindsay at Whangaroa Hall daily
10am to 4pm.
Until Jan 6, Doors Unhinged, 10
Hokianga artists at Village arts
Jan 8, Fat Freddy's Drop at Opononi
Hotel. Doors open 7.30pm. Tickets $55.
Available from ticketmaster.co.nz and
amplifier.co.nz and venue.
Jan 9-30, Art to Relate to -- works by
Caryl Watt's, Maria Lindsay and Tracey
Miller at Kaan Zamaan 373 Kerikeri Rd.
Opening preview January 9, 11am.
Jan 15, The Mangonui Ceili at Mangonui
Hall hosted by talented UK entertainer
Pete Grassby with local band
Spootiskerry Spraoi at 7pm, $3 and
bring a plate.
Jan 16, open air concert with pianist Art
Zegelaar -- A Celebration of Beethoven --
at Pompallier Mission Russell at 5pm.
$40 from Pompallier Mission. Info
Centre Russell and Paihia.
Until Jan 28, ''Birds of a Feather'' Lester
Hall -- prints and originals; Alicia
Courtney -- jewellry at Loft Design and
Gallery Fairway Drive, Kerikeri.
Feb 5-27, ''Both Sides Now'' new work
by Sally Bristow at Kaan Zamaan 373
Kerikeri Rd. Opening preview February 4,
4pm to 6pm.
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