Showing off talent - Northern Advocate - 6th July 2010


Along with many other types of talented folk a chance has been created for Graffiti artists to compete and show off their talents in the Whangarei Winter Arts Festival to be held late July early August.  In the media, festival director Kaari Schlebach expressed that the aim was to celebrate who we are as a community and what we do. 

I also noted an article a week or so ago where flowers were used as graffiti at our   Town Basin, an attractive form of this type of art and possibly a suitable memorial for the unused council building they were decorating.

Another article grasping my attention was in regard to Whangarei’s Harmony Chorus Group coming second in the small chorus category and fifth overall in competitions in Wellington.  They are women who are part of an international organization called Sweet Adelines who partake in barbershop harmony.

Last evening, Friday, as we left the second day of Local Government Hearings, on Unitary Authorities in Northland, held in the Whangarei Library we came across a neat group of teenagers dressed in various costumes, carrying musical instruments and buzzing with enthusiasm.  Apparently they were involved in some form of rock music event.  There is much youth can be involved in if given the chance.

We are a colorful district with many talented people and I am one that enjoys witnessing some positive outcomes through their varied talents, especially that so much of life tends to be serious. 

Warren Slater



Riding Downs Way



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