Nor West News : January 13th 2011
0800 TOTALSPAN Branches New Lynn Ph 09 827 8257, Red Beach Ph 09 426 7422 Helensville Ph 09 420 9989 • Free Home Delivery min $30 local area Curry Leaf 14/40 S/Hwy 16, Kumeu. Ph 09 412 9218 Indian Restaurant Dine In & Takeaway Kajol Monday & Tuesday Dinner Special Fully licensed & BYO wine only OPEN 7 NIGHTS Dine in only 4.30-10pm $12.99 excludes seafood & tandoori stardome.org.nz Bookings Essential - 09 624 1246 Suits 5 -12 Years. $10 Child / $7 Adult Summer School Holiday Sessions January 10 th - 28th 10 am & 1pm Each Weekday Ph: 09 420 2501 www.facebook.com/macnutscafe Open 9am-5pm 7 days Book a picnic hamper on the pond $40 for 2 Bring a rug! Call Cherie now You'll find us just 11min up the road from Parakai 3322933AB 3 2 & Advertising F Dining entertainment 15 NOR-WEST NEWS, JANUARY 13, 2011 Imaginative input: Kaukapakapa Preschoolers with Sally Scarecrow who features in the orchard and vegetable garden section of the sculpture gardens. Eye catcher: A sculpture made out of a piece of ancient puriri wood is called Light in Hand by Matakana artist Dave Kay. Crowning glory: A fanciful ferro-cement letterbox with plants on top earned Iain Cathcart New Zealand's quirkiest letterbox title at the Kaipara Coast Plant Centre and Sculpture Gardens. Lots to see in sculpture show Take a stroll along the Kaipara Coast Sculpture Gardens trail with its creations -- from the weird and wacky to the thought-provoking. A number of interesting and fun exhibits from a wide variety of artists is at the Kaipara Coast Sculpture Gardens sculpture trail. Over 40 artists have displayed 70 pieces in the exhibition for people of all ages to enjoy. They include serious works but also include an eclectic mix of interes- ting and quirky letterboxes. Northland builder Iain Cathcart won the inaug- ural quirkiest letterbox competition with his ferro-cement creation. The posties' choice let- terbox was won by Whangarei artist Bruce Young with a striking sculpture. Visitors can also vote for their favourite letter- box in a people's choice award which will run for a year before a 2011 win- ner is named. The one kilometre sculpture trail covers a variety of garden settings, with the artworks carefully positioned. Sculpture gardens owners David and Geraldine Bayly, along with curator Sally Lush, have involved local artists. They have also encour- aged preschools and schools to participate, including Gumboots Early Learning Centre in Waimauku, Kaukapakapa Pre- School, Kaukapakapa Playcentre and Sunny Days Early Childhood Centre in Helensville. One of the must-see pieces is the Eschelon of Cyclopii by North Shore artist John Rawson. A boatbuilder by trade, he has made fish from recycled kauri, which float in the breeze overlooking the Kaipara Harbour. Another eye-catcher is Light in Hand by Matakana artist Dave Kay, which was made out of a piece of ancient puriri wood. A fun piece, popular with younger visitors, is Richard Sparke's Per- spective, which is one of the more simple, yet very effective sculptures, made of bamboo. The Kaipara Coast Sculpture Gardens are located at 1481 Kaipara Coast Highway, 4km north of Kaukapakapa Village. View www.scul- pturegardens.co.nz or phone (09) 420-5655.
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