North Shore Times : November 30th 2010
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For the next couple of weeks a huge brightly coloured 3D box of Cadbury Roses chocolates will cover the pavement outside Hurstmere Rd Takapuna Post Office. The Australian artist group was chosen to create pave- ment art to celebrate more than 70 years of the choco- late company. Christchurch artist Dan J Boyd joined the group for the first time to help with the creation. Founder of the group Peter Voice, who is also an acclaimed artist, says he loves creating footpath art because it is something a lot of people will see as they pass by. It gives lots of people a sense of pleasure,'' Mr Voice says. Cadbury Roses staff also took orders for friends work- ing in the Takapuna area to be nominated to receive a free box of chocolates. Aimee Driscoll from Cadbury says by giving a box of the chocolates you are spreading the joy of colour and bringing a bit a happi- ness into the day of someone you care about''. The pavement artists have been spreading the joy of colour around New Zealand. 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I would recommend Learning Post to any person who is wanting to upskill or generally gain a qualification that would enhance their employment oppor- tunities in the future -- after all one has to be computer savvy with the way technology is today. I for one plan to study again with Learning Post, this time to enrol in the Diploma in IT Sup- port.'' www.learningpost.ac.nz.
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