Waiheke Marketplace : July 25th 2012
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A 47-year-old woman from One- tangi was arrested for wilful damage on July 20, and the next day, a 50-year- old Otara man was arrested for assault- ing someone with a weapon. Both were held in custody before mak- ing an appearance in court. If anyone has lost a Nood shoulder bag, please call Waiheke police on 372 1150. Fine music fills out the agenda By GEORGE GARDNER Musical tour: Members of the Auckland Council Culture Arts and Events Forum held their committee meeting at Whittakers Musical Museum on July 18. From left: Councillors Richard Northey and Cathy Casey, Maori Statutory Board representative Wayne Knox, councillors Alf Filipaina and Michael Goudie with Paderewski's Bechstein. Harpsichord harmony: Joan and Lloyd Whittaker perform for their visitors from Auckland Council. You don't expect a tinkle on the ivories at a coun- cil meeting but that's what members of the Culture Art and Events Forum had on their agenda. The committee, which deals with Auckland- wide arts and events, chose Whittakers Music Museum as the venue for its meeting last week. Forum chairman Alf Filipaina says having the meetings at venues around the region gives councillors a chance to "get out and see the com- munity" they are rep- resenting. The meeting was run like any council meeting, with a data projector, agenda items and resolu- tions made. Members got to hear from Whittakers Music Museum trust chairman Peter Robertson about the history of the museum, the cultural value of the collection and the role founders Lloyd and Joan Whit- taker have played over the years. Waiheke Community Art Gallery chairman Alex Stone, who is also director of headland -- Sculpture on the Gulf 2013, offered an over- view of the gallery's role in the community and spoke about how head- land had become a major event, attracting 33,000 visitors in 2011. Both expressed the desire for more funding, which was backed by Waiheke Local Board deputy chairwoman Jo Holmes. A recent bid by head- land for funding to the new council-controlled organisation Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development was one of 57 large event applications rejected across the region. Councillor Cathy Casey says there needs to be a link to other sources of funding for those events. It is understood there will eventually be a single portal where applicants can get infor- mation and make applic- ations. After the meeting the councillors were treated to a performance by museum founders Joan and Lloyd Whittaker, who demonstrated some of the museum's working historical instruments. They played pieces ranging from Andrew Lloyd-Webber to Gersh- win on instruments as varied as an accordion, harpsichord, glocken- spiel and pianola. A tinkle on the oldest Steinway in New Zea- land, and on the Bech- stein once owned by Pol- ish composer and prime minister Ignacy Jan Paderewski, were rare treats for the guests.
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