Nor West News : February 16th 2012
www.nor-westnews.co.nz 5 NOR-WEST NEWS, FEBRUARY 16, 2012 NEWS Muriwai Road Intersection Improvements MR 01 Detailed designs of the intersection improvements will be on display and consultants will be available to answer your questions. You are invited to attend a public information day to find out more about planned improvements to the cross roads intersection of State Highway 16, Muriwai Road and Waimauku Station Road. 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Tuesdays & Thursdays Taupaki Hall Junior: (7-13yrs) 6.00pm - 7.00pm Senior: (13yrs +) 7.15pm - 8.30pm Contact: Sensei Bryan Williams (3rd dan black belt) 412 9768 4340676AA 4371298AA 75th Jubilee 20th-22nd April 2012 Enquires: Ph 09-4853461 www.jubilee.wilsonhometrust.org.nz 1 St Leonard's Road, Belmont Fast film set in Helensville Fast film: Producer Doug Braddock, left, and director Steve Murray on the set at Tiff's Treasure Shoppe. By CARALISE MOORE Helensville's character has caught the eye of film producer Doug Braddock. Around 30 cast and crew were in the town for three days last weekend making a short film, Mir- ror Mirror, for a Holly- wood film festival. The 11-minute film is Wainui resident Mr Braddock's first pro- duction. It will be entered in the 168 Film Project, a faith-based competition run from Hollywood that attracts entries from around the world. Entries must be com- pleted within a week. The competition in- volves making a film which in some way is based on the essence of a Bible verse we are given. It must be a well-told story that would suit a wide range of audiences. We first heard about the competition in 2010 when I was at a broad- casting conference in the United States and they had a display stand there. It's been a vision of mine for a long time to produce stories with meaningful content that people can relate to,'' Mr Braddock says. Last year Mr Brad- dock and wife Sharon went to the festival and watched entries. The quality impress- ed us. We wanted to do it. I have worked on numerous films and helped edit and work on dramas, but always in a post-production capacity. So this is the first time I've done producing. It's a steep learning curve but I'm enjoying it.'' The script was written by Californian April Manor and it follows the story of Abby, a late-teen with low self-esteem, who struggles with self- talk personified by her accusing reflection in her mirror. She finds a special mirror which div- inely reflects the truth of her worth which changes her forever. The film has support from the community with most of the crew based locally. The old Regent The- atre, now Global Village Antiques, has become Tiff's Treasure Shoppe, and just across the road the Helensville Life Church has become a production office. Next door Malolo House bed and breakfast is Abby's Bedroom, and two min- utes up the road The Paua Room features as a fashion shop in the story. For more on the film festival visit, www.168 project.com. The short film will be on Youtube after the festival. Tiki's drag racing dream Dream believer: Musician Tiki Taane, who has a studio in Woodhill, is working towards fulfilling a long-held dream. By ADRIAN EVANS He's been rocking stages for 20 years and has won numerous music awards but Tiki Taane has his eyes on another prize. He wants to be the world's fastest Maori over a quarter-mile''. The musician, who has a studio in Woodhill, has been slowly working away on his dream proj- ect'' for eight years -- building a drag car. I'm trying to be the world's fastest Maori and I'm doing it in the most classic Maori car of all- time -- the Mark 3 Zephyr,'' he says tongue- in-cheek. He's also filming the project for a mini-docu- mentary even though the finish line is at least 12 months away. In the meantime Tiki joined American soul sensation Aloe Blacc, Aussies John Butler Trio and Kiwi songstress Annabel Fay in the More FM Summer Vineyard Tour around the country. They finished last weekend in Auckland. The singer is all guns blazing'' after a monster 2011, a year that saw him bag three New Zea- land Music Awards for his album In The World Of Light, and win a well- publicised spat with the police. I stuck to my guns. You can't arrest someone for singing a song and I went toe-to-toe with the police and they ended up dropping the charge. At theendofthedayI didn't back down and I'm proud of that.'' Another shining mo- ment for 2011 and one of the biggest honours to date'' was hearing his song My Lion played to a global audience at the Rugby World Cup, re- mixed with the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra. I'll never forget hear- ing my song used at the Rugby World Cup open- ing ceremony -- that was pretty epic. That was something special.'' And in the aftermath of victory he and fellow Cantabrians Shapeshif- ter had the honour of playing for and partying with the All Blacks at their awards night. Behind the accolades, tattoos and hectic schedules the singer says he likes to keep a low profile, finding inspi- ration in his family and culture. Being a father is defi- nitely the coolest thing that's ever happened to me. When something of that magnitude happens in your life you ask all the questions about yourself and how you want to be an influence in their life.'' Not surprisingly the Always On My Mind singer says his three- year-old son is already showing some swagger of his own. There's nothing wrong with being a rebel and my boy has got that in him already. As long as it's with good intent -- I'd rather he stick up for himself and say what he believes rather than con- forming.''
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