Western Leader : December 23rd 2010
4 WESTERN LEADER, DECEMBER 23, 2010 NEWS MORE TIME GIVING YOU WHAT YOU REALLY WANT THIS CHRISTM Thursday 23 Dec 9am-10pm Christmas Eve 9am-6pm Christmas Day CLOSED Boxing Day 9am-7pm Westfield WestCity open late tonight For a full list of extended shopping hours call 0800 Westfield, visit westfield.co.nz/westcity or text WestCity to 3800. Texts cost 20c. Hours of major retailers may vary. Visit westfield.co.nz for gift ideas MT/2 Hours of the following retailers may vary: Countdown | EVENT Cinemas | Farmers | The Warehouse WES0735/20x7/ westfield.co.nz/westcity Bylaw review Auckland Council has called for input from the public and local boards on plans to review the city s bylaws. There are 158 bylaws operating across the region which regulate 32 issues ranging from health to animals. Most of them need to be reviewed by 2015 but the council is aiming to complete the exercise earlier. Regional and local planning manager Penny Pirrit says the review will happen in three stages. Each stage will involve a formal consul- tation process which allows people to make submissions. The first stage of the bylaw review process begins next year. A regulatory and bylaws committee chaired by councillor Des Morrison will be responsible for the pro- cess. Mr Morrison says the council needs to look at whether having the ability to fine people who persistently breach by- laws will be an effective deterrent. Performing: Kate Parker on stage with Jared Rawiri in The Arrival. Photo: JOHN McDERMOTT Celebrating: Kate Parker is on a high after winning a New Generation Award from the Arts Foundation of New Zealand. Photo: NICOLA MURPHY Director centrestage with host of awards By NICOLA MURPHY Theatre director Kate Parker and her company have won a host of prestigious awards this month. The Titirangi resident has received a $25,000 new gen- eration artist award from the Arts Foundation of New Zea- land in recognition of her career so far. The award has created a major impetus to keep going, she says. Once you have inspiration or an idea for a project it s hard to stop want- ing to create. Ms Parker s win came shortly after her company Red Leap Theatre picked up six awards for its first pro- duction, The Arrival. They were presented at the Chap- man Tripp Wellington Theatre Awards this month. The awards include most original production, pro- duction of the year and direc- tor of the year for Red Leap Theatre s co-director Julie Nolan. Ms Parker and Ms Nolan adapted The Arrival from a graphic novel about migrants struggles. It has been performed in Auckland, Wellington, Syd- ney and Hong Kong since its creation in 2008. Ms Parker also acted in the show. A massive amount of hard work went into it. The mother-of-one says it was particularly meaningful that The Arrival won pro- duction of the year. It s something all of the cast and crew can celebrate. Ms Parker s next project, Paper Sky -- A Love Story, will be on at Glen Eden s Playhouse Theatre as part of the Auckland Arts Festival in March. It is about a man who falls in love with a girl made of paper. It s a fantastical tale about obsession and attractions, she says. Ms Parker and Ms Nolan will have plenty more excit- ing projects. We want to keep creating work that s new and different.
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