Kelburn, Wellington

19 days ago

In conversation with Tina Cross and Carl Doy

The Team from Alexander Turnbull Library

Memories of winning the Pacific Song Contest
Forty years ago on 18 October, Tina Cross, a young singer from South Auckland won the Pacific Song Contest, with ‘Nothing But Dreams’ written by Carl Doy. To celebrate this career-defining moment the pair will perform a concert in Wellington at the … View more
Memories of winning the Pacific Song Contest
Forty years ago on 18 October, Tina Cross, a young singer from South Auckland won the Pacific Song Contest, with ‘Nothing But Dreams’ written by Carl Doy. To celebrate this career-defining moment the pair will perform a concert in Wellington at the National Library on October 18.

At lunchtime on the day of the concert, Tina and Carl will speak with Paul Diamond about their memories of their 1979 win and the impact it had on their careers. There’ll also be an opportunity to see footage from the 1979 contest, and from the 1980 contest, where Tina sang another Carl Doy composition (‘Once Again With You’), a duet with Derek Metzger.

This free session is part of the public programme for the National Library exhibition — Pūkana: moments in Māori performance.

About the speakers
Tina Cross ONZM (Te Aupouri/Ngāti Porou) has been a household name since ‘Nothing But Dreams’ took her into living rooms across the country when the Pacific Song Contest was broadcast live to millions of TV viewers. Turning sixty this year Cross celebrates an incredible 44-year career as a singer and entertainer in the business as one of New Zealand’s timeless leading wāhine as a recording artist, TV darling, musical theatre queen, Lady Killer and anti-domestic violence advocate. Not forgetting also that Cross sang the vocals on the original theme song for our longest running soap — Shortland Street.

Carl Doy ONZM is also an icon in the New Zealand musical scene having recorded over twenty piano albums, starting with Piano by Candlelight in the 1980s, which set records with triple-platinum sales in New Zealand and over one million albums sold in USA. As a producer he has been hugely successful producing double-platinum albums for Yulia, Elizabeth Marvelly, Martin Winch (Espresso Guitar) and Brian Smith (Moonlight Sax). He has also been musical director for such NZ luminaries as Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, Sir Howard Morrison and Rob Guest.

Paul Diamond (Ngāti Hauā, Te Rarawa and Ngāpuhi) was appointed as Curator, Māori at the Alexander Turnbull Library in 2011. Together with Ariana Tikao and Vicki-Anne Heikell, he curated Pūkana, an exhibition celebrating Māori performance over time. Tina Cross is one of the artists featured in the Ngā Tāngata Mīharo/Performing Careers section of the exhibition.

Image: L to R: Tina Cross at the Pacific Song Contest, Christchurch, 1979. Photographer unidentified. Private collection. Carl Doy at the Pacific Song Contest, Christchurch, 1979. Photographer unidentified. Private collection.

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19 days ago

New canvas blowfish shoes - size 7/ EU 40

Caroline from Te Aro

Green canvas blowfish shoes. New- never worn. From smoke and pet free home.

size 7/ EU40.

Pick up from Te Aro or Kelburn

Price: $15

19 days ago

Bamboo Drawer/shelf unit

Caroline from Te Aro

Almost new Bamboo and cloth drawer abs shelf set. Bought as an interim shelf- used for less than a month.

95x45x33cm

Pick up from Te Aro

Price: $30

20 days ago

Courtenay Orthodontics supporting change

Courtenay Orthodontics

This week has been a big one in Wellington and internationally with the Global Climate Change Strike. Courtenay Orthodontics had a number of patients and members of our wider team take part in Friday's historic march. We take sustainability seriously and we're pleased to say our … View moreThis week has been a big one in Wellington and internationally with the Global Climate Change Strike. Courtenay Orthodontics had a number of patients and members of our wider team take part in Friday's historic march. We take sustainability seriously and we're pleased to say our orthodontic software supplier topsOrtho is also committed to making a difference to reduce our carbon footprint. We're all in this together.

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20 days ago

Were you a patient at Calvary Hospital between 1960-87?

The Team Reporter from Stuff

We are looking for people who were treated at Calvary Hospital in Newtown, now Wakefield Hospital, between 1960-87. The hospital was run by a Catholic order of nursing sisters, The Little Company of Mary. We are particularly after those treated in the area of obstetrics/gynecology.

Is this … View more
We are looking for people who were treated at Calvary Hospital in Newtown, now Wakefield Hospital, between 1960-87. The hospital was run by a Catholic order of nursing sisters, The Little Company of Mary. We are particularly after those treated in the area of obstetrics/gynecology.

Is this familiar to you? If so, then please get in touch with alison.mau@stuff.co.nz or at PO Box 6341, Wellesley Street, Auckland 1141 - please note that any communication will be kept confidential.

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41 days ago

HNZC Rembetiko Greek Urban Blues Music Film

Mee Moi from Mount Cook

Saturday 28 September 6pm start @GOC Centre, 3 Hania Street, Mt Victoria.

Rebetiko, rembetiko, or rebetika!

Come and enjoy a uniquely Greek genre of music by watching a story of Rembetiko first to understand how this music came about.

We will follow up with a live music event later on in 2020.
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Saturday 28 September 6pm start @GOC Centre, 3 Hania Street, Mt Victoria.

Rebetiko, rembetiko, or rebetika!

Come and enjoy a uniquely Greek genre of music by watching a story of Rembetiko first to understand how this music came about.

We will follow up with a live music event later on in 2020.

Tickets $15 each or $10 each for paid up members.

For more info, please go to Hellenic New Zealand Congress Facebook page or Eventfinda events.

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21 days ago

Do you know a Kind Neighbour?

AMI Insurance

At AMI we're looking for all the kindness heroes in your neighbourhood and we want to hear all about them. Nominate someone today, to be our weekly AMI Kind Neighbour and your special neighbour could feature in the community newspapers around New Zealand as an inspiration to us all.

Plus, … View more
At AMI we're looking for all the kindness heroes in your neighbourhood and we want to hear all about them. Nominate someone today, to be our weekly AMI Kind Neighbour and your special neighbour could feature in the community newspapers around New Zealand as an inspiration to us all.

Plus, if your nomination is chosen and features in the community newspapers then you'll both receive a $50 Prezzy® card from us!
Enter now!

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21 days ago

Have Shadowclad as your exterior cladding? Important information!

Adina Thorn Lawyers

Join the Shadowclad Class Action

Many property owners from around rural and urban New Zealand have already signed up to the funded Shadowclad Class Action, which is currently in progress and before the Auckland High Court. The action seeks damages on behalf of owners as a result of the alleged … View more
Join the Shadowclad Class Action

Many property owners from around rural and urban New Zealand have already signed up to the funded Shadowclad Class Action, which is currently in progress and before the Auckland High Court. The action seeks damages on behalf of owners as a result of the alleged failure of Shadowclad cladding.

THERE IS STILL TIME TO JOIN

If you own a property (house or commercial building) with Shadowclad as the exterior cladding, and the Shadowclad was installed within the last 15 years, you should register your interest now.

Visit www.adinathorn.co.nz to find out more about the class action and litigation funding.
Register now

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21 days ago

Greater Wellington councillors seeking re-election face up to bus debacle

Katie Townshend Reporter from Dominion Post

More than a year on from Wellington's controversial bus network changeover, we ask the Greater Wellington sustainable transport committee members how they should be held accountable, and what confidence voters should have in them if they are standing again. Will they get your vote?

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21 days ago

Daylight saving starts this Sunday! ⏰

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

Now is a great time to check fire alarm batteries and make sure emergency supplies are well stocked and up to date.

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22 days ago

Ready the spring forward this weekend!

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

It's that time again! Daylight saving is this weekend. So don't forget - clocks spring forward one hour this Sunday morning. #theregoesthesleepin

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22 days ago

Recycle your unwanted mobile phones

NZ Telecommunications Forum

Spring is here so it’s time for your annual spring clean. If you’re anything like 69 percent of New Zealand households, you’ll have at least one unconnected mobile phone gathering dust in a drawer or cupboard.

Recycle these unwanted phones with RE:MOBILE.

RE:MOBILE is a not-for-profit … View more
Spring is here so it’s time for your annual spring clean. If you’re anything like 69 percent of New Zealand households, you’ll have at least one unconnected mobile phone gathering dust in a drawer or cupboard.

Recycle these unwanted phones with RE:MOBILE.

RE:MOBILE is a not-for-profit mobile phone recycling scheme which raises money for Sustainable Coastlines.

Recycling your mobile phone is free, easy and good for the environment. Not only does it keep harmful items out of landfill, it also stops the precious materials in your phone from going to waste.

Visit RE:MOBILE to find out how to recycle your mobile phone.
Learn more

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22 days ago

Free stainless bench top / sink

Leah & Roger from Karori

Free stainless bench with builtin sink. It has a 5mm lip on three sidesand most of the splash back at the back.
Removed from our kitchen.
Good for kitchen, garage, tool shed, glass house, fish station or cut up for a project

510 deep x 1830 long

Free

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22 days ago

School holidays start on Monday.

The Team from Sustainability Trust

We've just had the Spring Equinox, there's a big as Super Moon on its way and the school holidays kick-off in..... 5 days 😲😲.

If you've been feeling a little off, that's probably why.

On the flip side, the All Blacks are going to win the World Cup and we know that our … View more
We've just had the Spring Equinox, there's a big as Super Moon on its way and the school holidays kick-off in..... 5 days 😲😲.

If you've been feeling a little off, that's probably why.

On the flip side, the All Blacks are going to win the World Cup and we know that our Wilderkids programme for Spring is set to impress.

That said, we still some spots available across the following days:

🌿 Tuesday 1 Oct - Wild Weeds & Sensational Seeds
🗿 Wednesday 2 Oct - Sandy Sea Sculptors
🔥 Thursday 3 Oct - Fire Light, Fire Bright
🐦 Friday 4 Oct - Bird is the Word
👹 Monday 7 Oct - Mud Monsters & Tree Spirits
🐛 Tuesday 8 Oct - Crafty Crawly Critters
💚 Wednesday 9 Oct - Green Thumbs, Green Tongues

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