Home' Auckland City Harbour News : July 19th 2013 Contents www.aucklandcityharbournews.co.nz
AUCKLAND CITY HARBOUR NEWS, JULY 19, 2013
Wonderful Words: Bronwyn Elsmore is pleased to win the Christine Cole Catley Short
Story Award from the New Zealand Society of Authors.
Funny story a winner
By KELLY DENNETT
A lifelong love affair with words has
never ended for author Bronwyn Els-
Despite having written nine books
as well as numerous short stories, arti-
cles and academic pieces the satisfac-
tion of winning a competition never
gets tiresome for the Auckland resi-
Her newest short story, Dear Sir or
Madam, has won the New Zealand
Society of Authors Christine Cole Cat-
ley Short Story Award.
The 1500-word piece is about a
gentleman writing a letter to Work
and Income New Zealand asking for
his unemployment benefit to be reins-
It was fun to write and took just two
days, Ms Elsmore says.
It was nice that it won a compe-
tition because humorous ones often
The judges described the story as
Ms Elsmore beat 126 other entries
in the adult section of the competition
which was available to ages 19 and
The key to writing a good story is
not necessarily inventing a variety of
complex characters, she says.
I m a polisher. The people who like
writing short stories like crafting
something to its eventual length. I like
to write something and then come back
and change it in places.
Along with a $500 prize Ms Els-
more s work will be published in an
anthology of short stories by Cape Cat-
There are few opportunities to have
short stories published in New Zea-
land so it s a good incentive for herself
and other short story writers, she says.
Go to flaxroots.com to read Ms
Elsmore's blog or to access her other
Modern living the LA way
California cool: A woman's swimsuit from
1961 by designer Mary Ann DeWeese will
be one of the objects on show during the
California Design exhibition.
Photo: MARY ANN DEWEESE, WOMAN'S
SWIMSUIT, 1961, LACMA. © 2011
THE WARNACO GROUP
A taste of mid-century California cool
will be on display at the Auckland Art
Gallery this winter.
California Design, 1930-1965: Living
in a Modern Way is the first major
study of California mid-century mod-
ern design and the Californian way of
The exhibition features more than
250 objects including furniture, cer-
amics, metalwork, fashion and tex-
tiles, industrial and graphic design,
photography and film.
First exhibited by the Los Angeles
County Museum of Art in 2011, Cali-
fornia Design examines the Golden
State s role in shaping the material
culture of the United States and fur-
It is organised into four thematic
areas aiming to illustrate the 1951
quote from designer Greta Magnusson
Grossman that California design is
not a superimposed style, but an ans-
wer to present conditions. It has devel-
oped out of our own preferences for
living in a modern way.
The exhibition runs until September
Go to aucklandartgallery.com for more
information and tickets.
Keanu saves the universe
A spoof of science fiction
films and all things
Keanu Reeves had
theatre audiences in
New York in stitches and
has now landed at The
Writer and director
Rob Reese s play Keanu
Reeves Saves the Uni-
verse is a raucous parody
featuring a space crew
travelling back in time to
kidnap the movie star so
he can save the universe.
Audiences will have
their last chance to see
the play tonight and
tomorrow night from
7pm at The Basement,
Lower Greys Ave.
Go to iticket.co.nz or
phone 361 1000 for
A PAINTER HIGHLY
Qualified Trustworthy, small
large projects, immediate
start. Plus skim coating.
Genuine discounts for Full
Interiors. Prices to suit your
Budget. Ian 360 5321
J.R. Webb &
Painters & Decorators
Member of the Master
THE PT CHEVALIER MEMORIAL RSA INC
EXTRAORDINARY GENERAL MEETING
TO BE HELD IN THE CLUB ROOMS
SATURDAY 3RD August 2013 10:00am
THE RULE 51
SALE OF THE LOCAL
ASSOCIATION REAL ESTATE
AS PER RULE 17a
1136 Great North Road, PT CHEVALIER
Cars for Sale
EASY CAR FINANCE
FROM $50 A WEEK
Big Cars, Small Cars, Good Cars,
Coaches, Vans, 4WDs
Learners Licence, Beneficiaries, Dented Credit
Text Ken 021 939 688
GOT AN OLD CAR?
NO WARRANT, NO REGO, NO GO?
Guaranteed! Towards Your New Car
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
These conditions apply to all advertising
in this publication unless we have agreed
other terms in writing with the advertiser
1. In accepting an advertisement for
publication and in publishing it we are
doing so in consideration of and in reliance
on your express warranty, the truth of
which is essential:
a. That the advertisement does not contain
anything that: (i) is misleading deceptive
or likely to mislead or deceive or which
otherwise breaches the Fair Trading
Act 1986; (ii) is defamatory, indecent
or which otherwise offends against
generally accepted community standards;
(iii) infringes copyright, a trademark or
otherwise infringes any intellectual or
industrial property rights; (iv) breaches any
provision of any statute, regulation, by-law
or other rule of law; and
b. That the advertisement complies in
every way with the Advertising Codes
of Practice issued by the Advertising
Standards Authority and with all other
standards relating to advertising in New
c. Publication of the advertisement will not
give rise to liability on our part, or in a claim
2. You agree to indemnify us against all
losses or costs arising directly or indirectly
from any breach of the warranties above
and from any costs incurred in making
corrections or amendments in accordance
with the terms that follow.
3. By supplying or placing an advertisement
for publication you grant us a perpetual,
royalty free license to reproduce the
advertisement in any print or electronic
advertising media we offer advertisers now
or in the future.
4. Where the advertiser uses our creative
services in the design or production of an
advertisement (including photographic or
design work) you acknowledge we own
the copyright in such work and that such
work is not work for which a commissioning
payment has been agreed.
5. We may amend advertisements for style
or other genuine reasons using reasonable
care, refuse to publish without reason, and
may publish on the next available day if
there is an error or delay in publication of
the ad as booked.
6. We may take orders for specific spaces
(space orders). The space may only be
used by you for advertising your usual
business and may not be transferred by
you to another person.
7. The guarantees contained in the
Consumer Guarantees Act 1993 are
excluded where you acquire goods or
services from us for the purpose of a
8. You must tell us as soon as possible
if there is an error or omission in any
advertisment. We will not be liable for
any indirect or consequential loss, (which
includes loss of revenue or profit) from
any error, or omission or failure to publish.
If we are found to have any direct liability,
it is limited to the cost of the space of the
9. All DVDs, blu-ray disks and videos, and
any other restricted publications advertised
for sale must include its Classification
as determined by the NZ Classification
Office and may be advertised only in
accordance with the conditions imposed
by the Classification Office. We may
require written evidence of New Zealand
Classification ratings and Classification
Office conditions for each DVD, video or
10. To cancel an advertisement a
cancellation number must be obtained
from us at least three days prior to
publication. Cancellations, which occur
inside of the three-day working period,
may incur a 100% penalty.
11. Advertisements are charged in accord
with the published rate card at the time
of publishing, unless otherwise agreed
in writing by us. Rate card adjustments
apply to space orders for ads appearing
up to 28 days after an adjustment. Space
order rates are not reduced if the space is
not used. To cancel an ad a cancellation
number must be obtained.
12. GST will be added to all advertising
except for non-NZ based clients. Payment
is due seven days after the invoice date
unless otherwise authorised. In the event
of late payment the advertiser will be liable
for market rate interest and all collection
13. All casual advertising must be prepaid
prior to publication. Payment by credit card
for casual advertising is accepted.
14. We may provide guidelines to be
followed where you include internet
addresses in advertising.
WE ALWAYS PAY MORE!
per week0800 001 115
REMOVALS We use world class vehicle depollution systems
CAR BODY REMOVALS
0800 8200 600
NZ OWNED AND OPERATED FOR 21 YEARS
CRAFTERNOON TEA, Sat
20th July, 10-2pm, 400 New
North Road, Kingsland. Local
handmade crafts, designer &
food. Free entry.
WE PAY TOP cash for Toyota
Hiaces, Landcruisers, Hiluxs,
Truck up to $4000. Cars from
$100 to $500. Cond apply. Ph
0800 333 317
Wanted to Buy
ALWAYS BUYING Quality
furniture estates & houselots.
Everything from cutlery to the
car. Transit Traders 5329204
or mobile 0274-798-942
Coins Wanted, bank notes.
Cash buyer. Phone Richard
479 4278 or 021 105 7619
RECORDS WANTED. Rock,
Jazz, Blues, Classical. Cash
Buyer. Ph 4443435, 021-623458
6 MILLER St Pt Chev 8am
start, Sat 20th July.
Handmower tent chairs
abcirclepro airbed weedeater
FRIDGE, WASHERS, TV s &
more. Rent appliances from
$8pwk*. Free delivery. Mr
Rental Ph 0800 111313.
FIREWOOD. 1 week special.
Hot mix $85m3, 5m3 $375.
Gum/mac $120m3. Free
delivery 2m3 or more. Credit
cards accepted. Ph 2977319.
(09)4155542 All Hedge Tree
Work. Arborist. Cheap Rates.
A1 TREE Ltd. Qualified
Pruning. Stump grinding.
Hedge trimming, Bamboo
removal, branch chipping.
Tree reports. Phone Brent
3761937 or 027 4767913.
A1 SURE SERVICES. Call
Stu for free quote. 444-1258,
BRIDAL WEAR to trouser
hems, Kingsland workroom
phone Katie 282 0494 or
021 128 5119
Rubbish & Recycling Services
rubbish, gardens, sections etc.
416-0987 Auck wide
A CRAFTSMAN for all
Plumbingworx & drains. Peter
021 533 046. Fine Style Ltd.
PLASTER BUILDING repair
window ceiling, free quote. Ian
FIXING & STOPPING plaster
board and fibrous plaster
Small Jobs OK. Ph
021-902-176 or 021-957-912.
EXTERIOR PLASTER Block,
Brick, Cracks, Repairs & Paint
Ph Martin 0273339535
A+ MASONRY Plastering. New
work quality repairs exp tradee,
Brent 027303 0179 or 837 3454
A BEST plaster wall board,
skim coat, spec. small job ok.
& Painters ltd. Int/Ext. Res/
Com. Prof trades people.
Refs. 28yrs exp. Ph Eric
* Exterior/Interior * Roofs
JHL Property Services
PAINTER/Plasterer. Call Alan
for free quote 021-818-930.
14yrs exper. Int/ext, all areas.
Links Archive July 17th 2013 July 24th 2013 Navigation Previous Page Next Page