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IN BRIEFH 1
Visitors to Motat donated more
than 6000 gifts to families
supported by the Auckland City
Mission and Barnardos during the
Throughout December, visitors
were invited to purchase and
donate a gift from the gift shop
instead of paying an admission
fee. Donated presents were given
to families in need through the
Auckland City Mission and
Gold coin donations from the Motat
Nights and Christmas Lights
events, which saw almost 8000
people through the doors, were
also used to purchase gifts for the
This contributed to the total value
of the gifts donated last year which
were up by almost 50 per cent on
the previous year.
''Motat takes pride in being a
marketing manager Diana Wharton
Rotary Harbourside is hosting its
annual Chinese New Year
fundraising gala ball on February
This year the group is raising
money for the Auckland Medical
Research Foundation with a
particular focus on research into
brain injury in infants.
The ball will celebrate the Year of
the Snake and will be held at
SkyCity convention centre.
There will be performances by
talented Asian singers and a
charity auction and raffle.
Tickets are $100 per person.
Contact Syd Young on
email@example.com or phone
524 2568 for tickets and further
A little snappy about photos
Shot: Musician Don McGlashan will be giving a talk about his favourite photo in the Who Shot Rock & Roll exhibition next
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Songwriter Don McGlashan has
dubbed being photographed a
necessary evil when it comes to
being in the music business.
The 53-year-old musician who is
perhaps best known for his time
with band The Mutton Birds as
well as a raft of television and
movie soundtracks, will be giving a
talk on his favourite photo in the
Who Shot Rock & Roll exhibit cur-
rently on show at the Auckland Art
The exhibition originally opened
in Brooklyn in 2009 and left the
United States for the first time last
year to be shown in Auckland --
where it is open until March 3.
Featuring 173 incredible images,
Who Shot Rock & Roll documents
the history of modern music with a
mixture of studio and candid shots
of artists rincluding Elvis Presley,
Led Zepplin, Bob Dylan and Amy
While Mr McGlashan is spoilt for
choice, he is keeping mum on the
photo he will be speaking about.
However, the Eden Terrace resi-
dent is happy to reflect on his own
time in front of the camera.
I ve always found having your
picture taken a bit of a necessary
You spend time on your own
working to make something inter-
esting and then work with the band
in the studio but then in order to
sell it you ve got to plonk an image
on top of it -- which usually involves
standing in front of a brick wall or
in a flower bed, he says.
Some of my worst times have
been on photo shoots when the
band is grumpy and nobody wants
to be there, but having said that
some of the music I love has been
enhanced by a great image.
If you ve got a really good artist
taking the photo then it brings
something special to the music, he
Mr McGlashan is speaking at the
gallery s Open Late session which
runs from 6pm to 9pm on January
22.Dear Time s Waste will be perfor-
ming on the night and DJ Aroha
will be spinning records.
Tickets are available at event
finda.co.nz or on the door.
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