Western Leader : February 14th 2012
www.westernleader.co.nz 5 WESTERN LEADER, FEBRUARY 14, 2012 NEWS Proudly 100% NZ owned and operated and supporting the Community since 1971. www.madbutcher.co.nz Offers valid from Mon 13th February - Sun 19th February. All Stores Open 7 Days The Mad Butcher's Fresh NZ Pork Sale! Serving suggestion only Pork Leg & Shoulder Roasts $6.99 only kilo Pork Shoulder Chops Pork Loin Chops $10.99 only kilo Buy 50 Pre Cooked Sausages for Only $20 and Get 20 More for FREE!! 20 SAUSAGES FOR FREE! $6.99 only kilo Determined: Hinerangi Vaimoso. No hiccups It hasn't been easy for the Western Leader's chief reporter Hinerangi Vaimoso to give up alcohol for the month. But she's battling through in the name of charity. FebFast challenges New Zealanders to forgo their alcohol consumption and at the same time raise funds to sup- port programmes helping reduce alcohol and other drug- related harms among young people. Funds raised through FebFast 2012 will be distrib- uted to organisations that reduce the impacts of alcohol and other drug problems among young people. Proceeds will go towards Rainbow Youth, Evolve, CareNZ and ADHD Associ- ation. Go to www.western leader.co.nz to read how Hinerangi's FebFast mission is coming along and follow the link to donate. Illustrators' work on show By NICOLA MURPHY Comic look: Illustrator Maka Makatoa takes a humorous look at the All Blacks' World Cup victory in a painting he's entered in an illustrators' exhibition at Corban Estate Arts Centre. Photo: NICOLA MURPHY Visit www.westernleader.co.nz and click on latest edition to see more images from in the exhibition. Former bro'Town illustrator Maka Makatoa built his career on ani- mation. But when the Huia artist decided to try painting he found it was an unexpected challenge. The results of his hard work are on show at the Corban Estate Arts Centre. He's one of 21 illustrators exhibiting their work in I Made You A Mix Tape. It features 93 drawings, paintings and sketches from professional and amateur illustrators and animators. Mr Makatoa is a freelance artist who worked on seasons one and two of the popular animated television series bro'Town, which is set in New Zealand's Pacific Island community. While he enjoys animating Mr Makatoa says it's difficult and time- consuming so he decided to try something different for the exhi- bition. The resulting painting pokes gentle fun at the All Blacks' Rugby World Cup victory last year. The comic book-style piece features rugby supporters in the form of kiwis celebrating after the win at Eden Park with flashing cameras, fireworks and confetti. I wanted to show the emotions everyone was feeling, hope, tears, disbelief,'' Mr Makatoa says. The only character in colour is a red, white and blue rooster with a frown on his face, in reference to the French rugby team's loss. The father-of-five was ecstatic when the All Blacks won but says it's important not to take it too seriously. He originally intended the work to be one of a panel of paintings but he soon realised he wouldn't be able to have them all ready for the show's deadline. I only just got it delivered to the gallery on time and it still smelt of gloss,'' he says. Curator Anne-Sophie Adelys organised the exhibition because illustrators rarely get the oppor- tunity to show their work in that format. Some of the artists featured will share their experiences as illustrators and discuss their techniques on February 25 at 2pm in the gallery at Corbans. Entry to the talk and the illustrators' exhibition, which runs until March 4, is free.
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