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Papakura Courier : May 18th 2011
6 PAPAKURA COURIER, MAY 18, 2011 NEWS $599 kg Save from $1.31 $299 pack $115 head Save from $2.91 $199 each Reflect Ultra 2x Concentrate Range 500g Fresh Tegel NZ Chicken Drumsticks Nice & Natural Nut Bar Range Sunrise Table Spread 500g Country Fresh Washed Potato Range 2kg Fresh NZ Topside Steak/Roast Sanitarium Weet-Bix 1kg Fresh Cut Broccoli Limit 4 Assorted Limit 4 Assorted Campbell's Meals/Ready to Serve Soup Range 495-505g Save from $1.33 $249 each Limit 4 Assorted Save on fuel Petrol discount vouchers available instore. Conditions apply. At participating stores. Local, convenient & friendly Takanini SuperValue: 31 Manuroa Road, Takanini, Auckland. Phone (09) 299 1522. Open 6am - 9pm, 7 days. Papakura SuperValue: 54 Settlement Road, Papakura, Auckland. Phone (09) 298 1500. Open 6am -- 9pm, 7 days. Specials available from Wednesday, 18th May until Sunday, 22nd May 2011 or while stocks last. We reserve the right to limit quantities. All limits specified apply per customer per day. Trade not supplied. Prepared meals are serving suggestions only. Props not included. Product range may vary from store to store. Proprietary brands not for resale. Takanini SuperValue holds an A grade food hygiene certificate. Customer Support Freephone 0800 40 40 40 svpc1805 Next week's specials available to view from 12 noon each Sunday @ $299 bag Save from 72¢ $499 each Limit 4 6 Pack $10 99 kg Save from $1.73 $179 each Limit 4 Save from $1.99 $299 each Wattie's Crispy Skin Wedges/Fries Range 900g-1kg IN BRIEF Patronage up A new survey has reinforced the need for additional investment in public transport in Auckland, mayor Len Brown says. The biennial Quality of Life survey measures the perceptions of more than 6000 residents living in eight of New Zealand's largest cities. It found the number of people using public transport in Auckland has risen from 47 to 59 percent in six years. Seventy-two percent say public transport is safe, 57 percent think it's easy to get to, 47 percent view it as reliable and 42 percent say it's affordable. Patronage is now at its highest level in 60 years. Singers wanted Variety is on the hunt for singing stars. The children's charity is looking for singers aged 7 to 18 years to audition for the new Variety Voices performance group. It will be a group of about 30 young performers, some able- bodied, some sick, disabled or disadvantaged. They will have expert help from musician, musical director and composer James Doy. Auditions are on May 25 at 4pm at Westpoint Performing Arts Centre's Auckland Music Theatre, 190 Meola Rd, Pt Chevalier. Go to www.variety.org.nz to download an audition form. Rural life captured on canvas By MELISSA KINEALY Rural life: Artist Yin-Ling Tang at her Papakura farm with her painting New Zealand Alpacas 2. Photo: MELISSA KINEALY A Taiwanese artist is using her painting skills to capture her love of rural life in Papa- kura. Yin-Ling Tang paints scenes of farm animals and country life, many of them inspired by her farm and those surrounding her and the field days she visits in the area. In her exhibition Eye on New Zealand at Nathan Homestead in Manurewa, she brings the outdoors inside with lifelike paintings of alpacas, horses and rural life. It takes a lot of time to study the details of the animals,'' she says. She always does sketches before painting and often takes photos of her subjects and recreates them in her paintings back home on the farm. The retired high school art teacher moved to New Zea- land in 2000 for the clean air and the lifestyle''. Aotearoa is the paradise where I live now -- whenever I look around I am grateful for its greenness,'' she says. She uses oil on canvas to depict New Zealand agricult- ural life and also works with Chinese ink brushed on rice paper. Yin-Ling describes working with Chinese ink as similar to watercolour painting. But it's more difficult because it's permanent and if you make a mistake you can't cover it up,'' she says. She's no stranger to the art world, having exhibited in Taiwan. Now at home in Papakura she's enjoying having goats on her farm and at the top of her wishlist are alpacas, her favourite animals. Her exhibition features 21 paintings and includes many large-scale works. Yin-Ling Tang's exhibition Eye on New Zealand is on at Nathan Homestead, 70 Hill Rd, Manurewa, from May 20 to June11. Entry is free.
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