Hutt News : September 20th 2011
19 HUTT NEWS, SEPTEMBER 20, 2011 2144286DM About Town Seven Strings EATING OUT ON STAGE ON SCREEN WHAT'S ON Strauss music by candlelight 20 SS c BISTRO ENTERTAINMENT TEXAS HOLD EM Bring your best POKER FACE • TUES: 2pm start • WED: 7pm start FRIDAY NIGHT COCKTAILSPECIALS PHAT SOUND with DJ MIKE HAPPY HOUR Thur, Fri & Sat 4pm ~ Handle $5.00 • Jim Beam $7 • 2 for $10 Coruba, Archers & McKenna RTD's • Steinlager 4 for $15 Ph: 570 1349 • 180 High St, Lower Hutt Olympic Hotel Horlor Street Naenae 5011 (04) 939 2992 Thursday & Friday Night: with Robb & Doreen Saturday: Dj Malcom & Live Sport on Big Screen. Moores Valley Rd Wainui 5014 (04) 920 0276 Palliser Hotel Thursday & Friday: DJ & Karaoke With Robb 8pm-late Saturday: LIVE BAND or DJ Private Function Room Available Eddy's Bar & Cafe All day breakfast .................. from $2 Mains ......................................... from $8 LUNCH: 11am-3pm DINNER: 5pm-8pm 13 Queen Street Wainui 5014 (04) 564 6730 Petone Sports Bar Thursday: Texas Hold Em - 6pm start $8.00 JUGS ALL DAY • 2 for $12 selected RTD's 266 Jackson St Petone 5012 (04) 568 2883 NZ European Fusion Menu LUNCH: 11am-3pm DINNER: 5-9pm All Day Breakfast .................. from $2 Dish of the Day..................... from $10 3623631AI WORLD FOOD TOUR WINNERS -- DRAW THIS WEEK, ANNOUNCED NEXT WEEK ALL GAMES LIVE ON OUR BIG SCREEN 4043688AA Live Entertainment Wednesday, Friday and Saturday ! All Games Live on the Big Screen ! Tuesday nights are Ukulele night ! Great New Menu ! Function Areas Available Enquire Now FINBARS BAR+RESTAUR ANT Phone: 5896830 64 High St, Lower Hutt www.fnbars.co.nz The '1.5 generation' Mateship in sport: In Renee Liang's new play, Paul Fagamalo and Ben Teh play mates whose friendship is tested when an All Black spot is up for grabs. CONTINUED Page 21 By PRIYANKA BHONSULE Renee Liang's mother used to send her to school with two lunchboxes -- one for her classmates to try all the weird stuff'' and one for Renee. This scene, along with other real-life incidents, is on stage in Liang's new play First Asian A* B*--theA*B*referstoateam name they can't legally use. Liang, who wrote The Bone Feeder and Lantern, is a New Zealand-born Asian, and is also a consultant paediatrician. She feels it's time to tell the story of the 1.5' generation -- people who are not first gener- ation New Zealanders but who emigrated when young and grew up here. Coming from an inherited immigrant background, with a difference' which is sometimes more visible to others than to myself, I often wonder, What defines me as Kiwi?'.'' She cites veteran playwright, actor and director Oscar Kightley, responsible for Niu Sila and Fresh Off The Boat as influential in her decision to become a playwright. Liang's younger sister Roseanne wrote and directed a movie earlier this year, My Wed- ding and Other Secrets, which had an autobiographical element, much like Liang's play. First Asian A* B* came about in several ways. I was touring with another play which had 12 boys and we got wondering if there had actually been an Asian All Black. I know a lot of Asian immigrants. Breathing life into legend Living legends: Waiwhetu photographer Norm Heke's first solo exhibition at Pataka features digital art interpretations of Maori Gods including Maui -- portrayed by Te Papa Maori collection manager Shane James -- and his brothers, portrayed by real life brothers, from left, Peter, Art, Toni and Charlie Noanoa. By LEE-ANNE EDWARDS Digital artistry is helping bring ancient Maori gods into the 21st century, thanks to the efforts of Hutt photographer Norm Heke. A museum photographer, Heke started documenting the nation's treasures at the old National Museum in Buckle St, making the move to Te Papa when it opened in 1998. His career since completing a Diploma in Photography at Wel- lington Polytechnic in 1986 has included work as a commercial studio photographer and a for- ensic photographer with the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research. Already active in the local art scene, Heke's work was part of 6 x 4: Up Close and Personal, a photographic exhibition at Te Papa held in March. He has following that up with his first solo show, OMGs: Maori Gods in the 21st century at Pori- rua's Pataka Museum of Arts and Culture. On until November 27 the images use 3-D and flip effect technology to portray Maori legends and narratives simultaneously in the past and in contemporary society. One of the images, Maui and His Brothers 2011, features Peter, Art, Toni and the Rev Charlie Noanoa, all well known Hutt locals, as models. I wanted to give Maori gods a renewed presence in contempor- ary culture, by modernising the characters and contextualising the stories in order for them to remain alive and vibrant in out society,'' he said. I chose photo-realism as the medium to build each of the Atua a stage as grand as any of the Greek gods. These are our indigenous super heroes and they deserve to be celebrated.''
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