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Only one coupon per agreement. Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer. Valid until 31st March 2011. Terms & conditions apply. $ $ 3365174AF Scheme battles the cultural cringe By VANITA PRASAD Future potential: Jackson Wharerau, 14, and Greg Ngawaka, 14, stand outside the meeting house on Rutherford College's Te Kotuku Marae. Photo: VANITA PRASAD Rutherford College's Te Kotuku Marae will be at the centre of a battle against cul- tural cringe next weekend. Fifteen young Maori men will be schooled in traditional Maori practices in a pro- gramme that aims to create young leaders who are proud of their culture. The Young Maori Leaders Programme is organised by former Kelston Boys High School student Noah Pickens. It encourages young men to realise their leadership potential within their schools and communities. Mr Pickens says he saw a need for the programme in the community. There's a huge lack of young Maori leaders. It may be a lack of confi- dence or maybe because we are a humble people -- so much so that it's almost to our detriment.'' Mr Pickens wants young Maori men to be proud of their heritage. I stepped away from my Maoridom because I was ashamed but I want these boys to know it's okay to be Maori and be proud of our culture. We're a strong people but we hold ourselves back too much.'' Fifteen boys have been picked for their leadership potential from Rutherford College and Kelston Boys High School. They will be trained in performing a haka, mau rakau and waka ama as part of the programme. Mau rakau is the Maori martial art using traditional weapons like the spear-like taiaha. One of the boys selected, Rutherford College student Greg Ngawaka, 14, is looking forward to the programme. It'll be something different -- a new experience.'' Joining him will be fellow Rutherford student Jackson Wharehau, 14, who says it's been a long time since he picked up a taiaha. I did some basic army training and worked with the taiaha a while ago. I'm look- ing forward to the hangi.'' Mr Pickens says he has received positive community feedback about the pilot pro- gramme which he hopes will continue in the future. Rutherford principal Gary Moore says the programme has his full endorsement. It's a good opportunity for these boys to get themselves focused on what they can achieve.'' Exhibition makes sense Visit an exhibition with a difference at Lopdell House. Tickle My Senses is an interactive collection of artworks that can be looked at, touched, listened to and even tasted. Visitors can use touch boxes and smell drawers and experience a taste encounter. The show is a great way to discover how we learn about the world around us and how all our senses -- not just sight -- help us appreci- ate and understand art,'' concept developer Leanne Wickham says. The Dr Seuss-inspired display runs from tomorrow until May 1 at Lopdell House Gallery, Titirangi.
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