64 days ago

Are you feeling lonely a lot of the time, or are you socially isolated?

Kelly Dennett Reporter from Sunday Star Times

The Sunday Star-Times is examining how Covid-19 has impacted our social lives. Are you having less social connection or are you less likely to see people? Do you feel lonely during the week? We're keen to talk to people about how their social contact has changed since the lockdown. If you're happy to be interviewed and identified, please email kelly.dennett@stuff.co.nz.

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9 hours ago

Why 2021 will be the year of the long weekend

The Team Reporter from Stuff

Hey neighbours,

Good news – 2021 is set to be the year of the long weekend.

Five out of 10 public holidays will be Mondayised (or Tuesdayised in one case) next year, which means if you work a standard Monday to Friday week, you can look forward to some extended breaks.

In fact, once you’ve tacked on the weekends, you’ll end up getting a whopping 25 days off out of those 10 stat days, plus your region’s anniversary day.

To find out how to get the most out of your annual leave next year, click here.

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7 hours ago

Directing & Screenwriting Holiday Programme (Ages 12-17)

Cinna Smith from TAPAC The Auckland Performing Arts Centre

Think you’ve got what it takes to be the next Taika Waititi? This fun, engaging programme will unlock the secrets to great directing and screenwriting…

Filmmaker Stephen J. Campbell will teach you how to: come up with great ideas; structure a story; develop multi-dimensional characters; and write and format scripts for film and TV. You’ll also discover the logistics of filmmaking and how scenes and sequences work.

You’ll learn about constructing scenes and shots, screen geography, storyboarding scenes, editing, chase scenes, shooting indoors and outdoors.

Students will take turns directing and being directed from sample scripts to gain a full understanding of the role.

28-30 September
9am-3pm
$180 for 3 days

“Informative, interesting, enjoyable.”
“Informative, engaging, fun.”
“It pulled back the curtain about how movies are written.”

Teaching artist Stephen J. Campbell has thirty years’ experience in the television industry and has worked as a writer, director and producer on a wide variety of genres, including award winning comedy and drama. Stephen co-created and associate produced the award-winning ICE TV and created the childrenʼs drama series, Secret Agent Men (TV3). Stephen also oversaw the production of three seasons of critically-acclaimed and award-winning series The Amazing Extraordinary Friends (TV2). Stephen’s latest drama is the sci-fi thriller The Cul de Sac (TV2)

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3 days ago

Free pallet

Daniel from Morningside

Free pallet

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