North Shore Times : February 10th 2011
14 NORTH SHORE TIMES, FEBRUARY 10, 2011 NEWS 0800 10 95 10 www.languages.unitec.ac.nz Advance your English skills in English as an Additional Language UNLAN160a Do you already speak English quite well? The Graduate Certificate in English as an Additional Language can help you become even more fluent in English. It will enhance your English language skills, increase your job opportunities, and equip you with the skills and confidence for further study. You will learn to speak and write English fluently, accurately and confidently in both formal and informal contexts. Full-time or part-time study options available. Starts 7 March. Enrol now. SECURITY DOORS & WINDOWS Same Day Measure and Quote • TOP Brands • FREE Quotes • QUICK Install RYLOCK HOME PLUS OPEN SAT MORN 444-8696 85 Ellice Road, Glenfield In the navy: The navy's future leaders take their oath during a ceremony at the Navy Museum in Torpedo Bay. Recruits sign oaths for navy The Navy Museum in Torpedo Bay was a per- fect backdrop for 29 new junior officers who took their oath into the Royal New Zealand Navy. The attestation cer- emony marked the start of a 22-week com- mon training course for the navy officers who included two from Papua New Guinea. At training they will face a number of challenges, both men- tal and physical, to develop the profes- sional skills they will need to keep them- selves, their shipmates and their ship safe. Commanding officer of the navy base in Devonport Captain Fred Keating presided over the ceremony, the first to be made in pub- lic.He welcomed the trainees into the navy, saying each one of them was joining a great organisation full of opportunities and that they were the future leaders of the navy. Today is a signifi- cant milestone, a day you will always remem- ber,'' he says. The trainees were given a tour of the museum and a briefing before they took their oath. IN BRIEF Duo to perform The North Shore-based Bourbon County Brothers will perform at the Stetson Club in Dairy Flat Hall tomorrow from 8pm. The act came about as a result of two solo performers -- James Ray and Brendon Ham -- teaming up as a duo out of their common love of Americana, country roots and honky-tonk songs. Open nights The Braemar Scottish Dance Club is holding two free open nights on February 15 and 22 at St Anne's Hall, Browns Bay, from 7.40pm. The event is open to people of all ages and they need not bring their own partner. Call Meryll on 473-8280 or Yvonne 410-9126 for more information. Garage sale The Auckland Dog Grooming Training Centre will have a garage sale on February 20 at Manon Cres in Greenhithe, from 8am. It is a fundraiser for Dog Protection Society Incorporated in Albany which helps unwanted dogs by finding homes for them. Artist is home from the hills Home again: Devonport artist Maureen Lander has completed a two-month artist in residence programme in west Auckland. Photo: BEN WATSON LISTINGS: Bruce Mason Centre, Going Deeper by Brenda Liddiard, until February 28 Lake House Arts Centre, Who's That Girl by Joanne Cunningham, until February 20 Depot Artspace, North Shore Hospice: Our World Today, February 12-24 Having the Waitakere Ranges as her studio was a great opportunity for Devonport artist Mau- reen Lander. She doesn't have a stu- dio at home so the chance to spend eight weeks at Paturoa Cot- tage was greatly appreci- ated, she says. The artist in residence programme was orig- inally set up and funded by the former Auckland Regional Council. It offers a New Zea- lander the opportunity to spend up to two months living and working in a regional park and to develop artwork in- fluenced by their sur- roundings. Dr Lander is an installation artist cre- ating works for a par- ticular space where the viewer interacts with the piece. Her works during the residency were inspired by the forest, local people and place names of the Waitakere Ranges. Dr Lander says her time in the ranges has been inspiring. I have met some won- derful people during my stay in Titirangi,'' she says. Her parting gift at the end of her residency was a delicate site-specific work that remains at the residency house. The work is a mantel- piece made of skeletal mahoe leaves stitched to fabric donated by the family who once owned the house. Some of her work is displayed at the Arataki Visitor Centre and others feature in the Lopdell House Gallery's latest exhibition titled Where Are We? showing until February 13. Applications from artists, writers, com- posers and film-makers for the 2011 regional parks artist in residence programme are open until February 18. The selected artist will live and work at either Tawharanui or Ma- hurangi Regional Park. Visit www.auckland council.govt.nz/arts for more information.
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