Waiheke Marketplace : November 21st 2012
www.waihekemarketplace.co.nz 10 WAIHEKE MARKETPLACE, NOVEMBER 21, 2012 NEWS 4885197AI 'Privilege to capture people's lives' Snap happy: From left: Photographers Phillipa Karn, Alice Doig and Emma Hughes with their award-winning images from the Kodak Gold Awards. Photo: LANCE DRIVER Three photographers have snapped success again after winning big last month. Phillipa Karn, Emma Hughes and Alice Doig of Waiheke all won awards at the New Zealand Institute of Professional Photography Iris Awards announced this spring. Now they have claimed more accolades at the Kodak Gold Awards. Phillipa won a gold in the wedding category, Emma won a gold and a silver in the portrait category and Alice won two silvers in the wed- ding category and a silver in the portrait category. More than 500 images were entered from 104 entrants and only 21 golds and 72 silvers were awarded. Phillipa entered her image of a bride at Cable Bay Vineyards which had already won gold at the NZIPP Awards. She says she wanted to test it against a second judging system and to be awarded another gold is a thrilling result''. It is also a confirmation that defining work has uni- versal appeal'', she says. Phillipa's image will be on permanent display near the tasting room at Cable Bay. Emma says she's really pleased to be recognised for her relaxed style of portrait- ure. It's such a privilege to cap- ture people's lives and special moments together.'' Her gold award is for a stu- dio portrait of wonderful local treasure'' Terri Woolmore-Goodwin. Her sil- ver award is of the Mattson family, taken at Oneroa Beach. They were about to leave the island, and commissioned me to capture an image that would remind them of all the things they love about Wai- heke. They were really thril- led when I told them about the award because a large canvas of this very image is hanging in pride of place on the walls of their new home in Australia.'' Alice says she has been putting a lot of time and energy into refining her photographic skills over the last year and the results speak for themselves. Two of my awards were for wedding images I shot while assisting Blair and Lauretta Quax of Shine Studios. I have shot three different award winning images while working with these two very talented photographers. My other silver award was for a photo from one of my newborn sessions, daughter of Waiheke couple Haley Wil- son and Rudy Reyners. I absolutely love photo- graphing babies and children but I think there is some- thing very special about cap- turing newborns. I try to do my newborn sessions while the baby is preferably less than two weeks old, because they are only tiny for such a short amount of time.'' Wine awards: Air New Zealand Wine Awards judges chairman Michael Brajkovich. GOLD MEDAL FOR HAY PADDOCK The Hay Paddock has been awarded another gold medal in an international competition for its 2010 vintage. After achieving a double gold medal at the 2012 China Wine Awards in September and a gold medal in the shiraz category at the Australian Boutique Wine Awards in Sydney, the vineyard has now won gold at the International Wine and Spirit Competition in Hong Kong. Only two gold medals were awarded to New Zealand red wines at the competition. The Hay Paddock 2010 is a blended wine, predominantly syrah, grown at the single vineyard estate in Onetangi Valley. Winemaker Chris Canning says: ''We set out with the intention of making a top class New Zealand red wine and we felt that syrah would be the major component of that wine. ''However, we were not convinced that the single variety labelling that has dominated New Zealand wine styles was necessarily giving the depth and complexity that distinguishes one wine from other wine labels and, more particularly, that would suit the palates of overseas buyers.'' Waiheke wineries find the winning formula Passage Rock is one of only three vineyards in the Auckland area to gain a gold medal at the Air New Zealand Wine Awards announced last week. The vineyard gained the award for its Passage Rock Reserve Wai- heke Island Syrah 2010. It was one of eight syrahs given a gold medal from around the country. The wine variety also gained Obsidian a pure bronze for its 2010 vintage and Cable Bay Vineyards a pure bronze for its reserve syrah 2010. The vineyard also won a pure bronze for its Five Hills 2010 Merlot. The Air New Zealand Wine Awards is the country's most pres- tigious wine competition. It is organised and owned by New Zea- land Winegrowers and is regarded as the official competition of the New Zealand wine industry. This year 1367 wines were entered into 17 different classes with 97 gold medals, 183 silver medals and 364 bronze medals awarded. Judges chairman Michael Braj- kovich MW says the standard of entries was as high as ever with a good lineup of medals across all classes. There is a wide diversity within each class and we want to recognise and reward the good quality wines. New Zealand wine is now right up there with the very best and this is something we can be very proud of.'' The elite gold medal and trophy winners will be announced at an awards dinner on November 24 in Wellington. Event puts word out for poets Young poets and emerging writers are encouraged to take part in the third Waiheke Poetry festival at Tivoli on December 2. Organisers Liz Eastmond and Sue Fitchett have approached Waiheke High School to urge students to enter the event that allows work to be performed before an audience. They say the festival creates a positive environment for the growth of a vibrant and supportive writing community and adds to the island becoming a well-rounded arts destination and creative hub. Writers will give short readings to ensure the day will be interesting and fun. Other poets whether they have one favourite piece, are closet poets or have written over their lifetime are urged to come down to Tivoli, wet or dry, and put their name on a whiteboard to read in the intervals. The free-to-all day will be opened by Pita Rikys and led by performance poet Baraka in the morning and singer/songwriter/poet Katy Soljak in the afternoon. There is no rain date for the event. It runs from 11am to 1pm and 2pm to 4pm. For further inquiries call Liz Eastmond at Tivoli 372 3361 or Sue Fitchett 372 7600.
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