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PONSONBY 1 Maidstone Street WAIHEKE 7 Weka Road, Oneroa P. 09 372 7090 www.qia.co.nz INGRID HAUGE People's voice wanted for council panel By GEORGE GARDNER The Auckland Council People s Panel is looking for residents who want to have a say on issues and be a sounding board for future plans, policies, innovative new services and service improve- ments. It plans to have 4000 people in place by the end of January, includ- ing 24 from the Waiheke Local Board area which also covers Rakino. Research and consul- tation engagement man- ager Kenneth Aiolupotea says the council already has some panel members in place, including 20 from the island. Some of the Waiheke people on our new People s Panel were part of the Auckland City Council Listening Post panel who have since agreed to transfer over. Other islanders on our new panel are new recruits. Having said all that, more people from Waiheke will always be welcome to join our People s Panel. The proportional mini- mum target of people on the panel is based on population sizes of each local board area accord- ing to Statistics NZ cen- sus data. At this stage, there are a lot fewer people from some of the other 21 local board areas rep- resented on our panel so we are focusing the first wave of our proactive recruitment drive in those areas. The second wave will definitely focus on local board areas like Waiheke where signifi- cant progress has already been made. Communications and public affairs manager Shelley Watson says the People s Panel will give Aucklanders an oppor- tunity to provide feed- back on the things that are important to them. We want to know what Aucklanders think about our services, poli- cies and plans, and to hear new ideas about how Auckland can become the world s most liveable city. Participants will be asked to provide feed- back on at least three topics a year via a monthly email. In return, the council will share the results and feedback so that resi- dents can see how their views are impacting and shaping council policies, plans and services. Register at www.aucklandcouncil. govt.nz/peoplespanel to join the People's Panel. Big event on the cards Artist mock up: Collapse, by multi- disciplined designer Fletcher Vaughan from Auckland, shows a big stack of cards on the Waiheke landscape. Fletcher's work will be one of 39 at the 2011 headland-Sculpture on the Gulf exhibition opening late January. By GEORGE GARDNER ORGANISERS of the biggest public event on Waiheke are forging ahead with preparations for headland- Sculpture on the Gulf 2011. The biennial exhibition of site specific works along the Church Bay walkway attracts thousands of visitors to the island and this year more are expected. The event has expanded its horizons to include the Matiatia ferry building, the former leased car parking area on the foreshore, and neighbouring Te Atawhai Whenua Reserve. This will accommodate a 50 percent increase in the number of participating artists. Among the 39 artists, six have been selected from Waiheke -- Kazu Nakag- awa, Virginia King, Denis O Connor, Chris Bailey, Brett Oakes and Carolyn Williams. Exhibition director Juliet Monaghan says the exhibition is unique to New Zealand in that it offers a grant to its exhibitors. $40,000 from Creative New Zea- land goes directly to the artist and we top that up with another $1000 to each artist. We also pay professional instal- lers to put in concrete footings. The winning work will also receive $30,000 -- sponsored by Lexus, Ms Monaghan says. Two selectors merit awards sponsored by Gen-i and Westpac will see a further $5000 go to two sculptors. The awards will be presented at an opening gala night on January 27. All works will be for sale, with 60 to 70 percent to the artist and the rest of the profits split between the Waiheke Community Art Gallery and the next headland event in 2013. From the whimsical to the grand, the entries promise to offer a range of thought-provoking ideas to engage those walking around the exhibition. Ms Monaghan says: We had to get a resource consent to install one work with a recycling theme. It will contain plastic bags from 30 different countries made into flags -- it comments on the amount of rubbish we generate. Volunteers are already signing up to be part of the prestigious event and more are needed for a variety of tasks, from welcoming visitors at Matiatia wharf to those with more expert know- ledge who are available to run guided walks on a casual basis. Volunteers are also welcome to register for a minimum of three to four shifts of four to five hours each over the 24 day exhibition period. Email volunteers@sculpture onthegulf.co.nz if you are interested in helping out. Phone the headland office on 372-9894 for gala night ticket inquiries.
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