Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 

Festival Will Celebrate 21 Years

Vibrant, authentic, imaginative, energetic, contemporary and fun… are all words which capture the essence of this year’s Christchurch Primary Schools Cultural Festival.

To celebrate its 21st year, Christchurch primary schools will present Cultural Festival 2001 next month.

The Festival, funded by the Christchurch City Council, first showcased in 1981 and has been running every year since then, because of the efforts of a team of committed volunteers and teachers.

This year’s Festival will take place in the Christchurch Town Hall from 17–20 September, and comprise stage performance, a visual art exhibition and special guests.

A lineup of celebrity MCs, including Stacey Daniels, Kimo Winiata and local Tahu FM announcers, will also feature at the Festival.

Preparations for this year’s Festival are well under way with more than 1600 Canterbury children expected to perform in the Festival, to be held in the Christchurch Town Hall Auditorium.

Concerts will run daily 7pm-9.15pm, with a matinee, for the first time ever, on Thursday 20th from 1pm-3pm.

The matinee has become necessary to host the increasing numbers of groups taking part.

Objectives of the Festival include the fostering of participation not competition while striving for excellence, to acknowledge Tangata Whenua, and to create opportunities for development and improving the skills of participants and key personnel involved.

The Festival also seeks to celebrate and promote cultural diversity and to instill in children a sense of pride and excitement in their culture and performance.

Tickets on sale at Ticketek outlets, children 13 years and under $5; adults $10 (group concession – buy 9 tickets, get 10th free). Senior citizens concession $5.


Ends



© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Joseph Cederwall: The End Of ‘Objectivity’ In Journalism

... and the dawn of something much better?
2019 looks like it might well be another really bad, terrible, not so good year for the traditional journalism model globally. Already in January three leading US digital outlets—BuzzFeed, the Huffington Post, and Vice announced layoffs that have left many accomplished journalists unemployed. Consolidation of journalism looks set to continue unabated as larger (sharky) media conglomerates swallow up smaller players globally. We also appear to be witnessing the death throes of the concept of ‘objective’ truth in journalism. However, perhaps that is not at all as bad as it sounds, and we are just finally waking up to the reality that it never really existed in the first place... More>>

 
 

Environment: Government To End Tenure Review

“Tenure review has resulted in parcels of land being added to the conservation estate, but it has also resulted in more intensive farming and subdivision on the 353,000 ha of land which has been freeholded. This contributed to major landscape change and loss of habitat for native plants and animals,” said Eugenie Sage. More>>

ALSO:

Bell Tolls: Big Changes, Grand Mergers Planned For Vocational Training

“At a time when we’re facing critical skill shortages, too many of our polytechnics and institutes of technology are going broke... More>>

ALSO:

Sallies' State Of The Nation: Progress Stalled In Reducing Inequality

The report shows a lack of tangible progress in key areas including record levels of household debt and a growing gap in educational achievement between poorer and more well off communities. More>>

ALSO:

Party Politics In Tax Morale Survey: SSC To Seek Answers From IRD

Minister of State Services Chris Hipkins has today asked the State Services Commissioner Peter Hughes to examine IRD’s reported inappropriate use of a public survey. More>>

ALSO:

Health: Prohibiting Smoking In Vehicles Carrying Children

Under the change, Police will be able to require people to stop smoking in their cars if children (under 18) are present. Police will also be able to use their discretion to give warnings, refer people to stop-smoking support services, or issue an infringement fee of $50... It is expected that this amendment will become law by the end of 2019. More>>

ALSO:

Waitangi Day: Nationwide Events Commemorate Treaty Signing

“From large-scale events attracting tens of thousands of people such as those at Hoani Waititi Marae in Auckland and the Porirua Waterfront, to smaller gatherings in areas as far flung as the Chatham Islands and to the significant commemorations at Waitangi, these events are an opportunity for us to reflect on the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi.” More>>

ALSO:

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

InfoPages News Channels