North Shore Times : December 30th 2010
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The longest stretch will be from Fiordland, across Foveaux Strait and around Stewart Island to Bluff -- one of the most isolated and diffi- cult stretches of water in the world. Jason Harvey says every- one is ready to go. They have put plenty of time and effort into training and preparing for the journey. They are hoping for fine weather to help them stick to their schedule. Jason says he's not ner- vous, just excited to get going. He says the journey is special because it's a cele- bration not a fundraiser. Surf Life Saving has a pretty high profile and does lots of fundraising through- out the year, he says. It's nice to not ask people for money, we're just saying this is what we do and celebrating our long history,'' he says. They depart from Auck- land's Viaduct Harbour on January 5. See www.sixsurflifeguards .org.nz for more information. Review for city bylaws A review of the Auckland Council's 158 bylaws is about to start. Bylaws regulate 32 issues ranging from health and hygiene to animals and signs. The council also plans to consider lobbying for increased powers to issue fines, rather than having to go to court. There is a proposal to fine people who persist- ently breach bylaws. Most existing bylaws need to be reviewed by 2015, but the council wants to complete its review earlier. Council staff will report back to the com- mittee in February. Honoured recipient: Creative entrepreneur Sophia Elise is the only Shore resident to be selected for the Art Venture programme. Artist gets chance of a lifetime By LISA HONEYBONE A Browns Bay artist has been given a once in a life- time opportunity along with 12 other Aucklanders. Sophie Elise is one of 13 selected for ART Venture, a unique year-long creative enterprise accelerator pro- gramme funded by Arts Regional Trust. She was selected from a pool of 55 applicants from various creative industries. Sophia is the founder and manager of the NZ Art Guild. She says ART Ven- ture will help make the NZ Art Guild a sustainable organisation. That's the hardest part in a creative industry,'' she says. Being an artist is usually an isolating job with little opportunity to bounce ideas off each other, she says. It's about filling in the knowledge deficits,'' she says. Sophia has big plans for the Art Guild in 2011 which she says is only possible through being involved in this programme. Visit www.artsregionaltrust. org.nz for more information.
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