in this issue (3/2015)
by Manuela Gmuer-Hornell
By the water tank just below Opua School
Opua School held an art contest for a design to dress up the water tank. We (the community) now need to carry on cleaning up this beautiful piece of land.
Bring along your gardening tools and gloves, suitable footwear and a wheelbarrow. If you can’t help us with your muscles, we’d love you to make some morning tea and deliver it to the school hall. And if your baking of coffee makings skills let you down too, we always welcome donations to our bank account (see details at the end of this email).
Let’s make a good start cleaning up the gorse, wattles and bamboo!
The teacher [Linda Worthington] and children have created a fantastic concept! I have attached a concept image and a few ‘additions’, but there is so much more to it than what appears in the pictures so far. There is a base image of sky, land and under water which forms the top, middle and bottom of the design and which will ‘run around’ the water tank mirroring the landscape that surrounds the water tank. Layered on top of this reflection of the landscape will be many, many native flora and fauna that the children have individually drawn. These children’s images could be realistic in appearance, stylised, iconic or imaginary [but based on something native to the area.]. It will grow – but I stress the images attached don’t do it justice!
[Over 30 children and teachers have contributed!]
Public Meeting – Minutes
by Brett Etherton
A fantastic turn out – more 120 people crammed into the Opua Community Hall – you can read the minutes by clicking here
by Roger Toplis
PAIHIA BRIDGE CLUB INVITES EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST
FROM PEOPLE WISHING TO LEARN BRIDGE (FREE
LESSONS) AND JOIN OUR CLUB. MEMBERS PLAY TWICE
WEEKLY (TUESDAY AND FRIDAY AFTERNOONS) AT THE
PAIHIA WAR MEMORIAL HALL. MEMBERSHIP COSTS ARE
We are a friendly club, men and women; many members also play at the
Kerikeri Club and socially at homes.
ANYONE INTERESTED IS INVITED TO CONTACT THE FOLLOWING PERSONS by
phone or email TO DISCUSS OPTIONS AND TIMES FOR FUTURE LESSONS.
Peter Hirzel 027 407 8696, email
Roger Toplis 09.4027089, email
by Greg Philpott
Mark your calendars, more details to follow:
SUNDAY 25/7/2015 -5 pm – Opua Community Hall
by Adele Earnshaw
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