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THE WELLINGTONIAN, FEBRUARY 16, 2012
Karori Lions 41st
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The public is invited to make submissions on
the MMP voting system. A review of MMP is
being carried out by the Electoral Commission,
and is a result last year's referendum in which
the majority of voters chose to keep the MMP
The Commission will report back to Parliament
by the end of October.
Vanessa Arthur has been named as Toi
The 29-year-old jewellery maker comes to Toi
Poneke having completed a bachelor of applied
art at Whitireia Polytechnic.
The residency is a joint venture between Toi
Poneke Arts Centre and local company Deblyn
Property Investments Ltd. It includes a rent-free
studio for nine months, business mentoring and
costs towards materials for a solo exhibition at
the end of the residency.
The Royal Australasian College of Physicians is
calling for applications for the Congress 2012
Indigenous Medical Scholarships. These
scholarships are aimed at supporting Aboriginal
and Maori medical students and trainees with
Nine shipping containers are being converted to
art spaces for the Fringe Festival. Performance
Arcade kicks off on March 1 and features more
than 40 performers and artists, who will use
shipping containers to showcase their works.
The mini festival also includes live music,
dance, cooking demonstrations and public
One of Shakespeare's most romantic comedies,
Twelfth Night, will be performed under the stars
at the Botanic Gardens. Twelfth Night, starting
on February 17, tells the story of Viola, a young
woman shipwrecked in a foreign land.
To protect herself, she dresses as a man and
comes to serve the lovesick Count Orsino, who
is courting Lady Olivia, but falls for Viola.
Tickets from Wellington City Council, 499 4444.
By TALIA CARLISLE
Digging deep: Project archaeologist Mary O'Keeffe, who will supervise Saturday's dig.
Photo: TALIA CARLISLE
Houghton Valley residents get the
chance to dig into their history on
A community archaeological dig
will take place near the play-
ground in Houghton Bay Rd.
The area used to be a dairy
farm run by the Restieaux family
in the early 19th century.
The dig will be supervised by
Houghton Bay archaeologist Mary
O'Keeffe and will focus on the
farm's rubbish tip.
Rubbish deposits are always
interesting for archaeologists
because you can tell a huge
amount about people by what they
throw away,'' she said.
One of the themes of archae-
ology is the fact that small things
can tell big stories and so often
artefacts -- just a simple bottle or
a simple plate -- can actually tell a
much bigger story.''
Plans for a dig were started in
2010 by local resident Grant Corb-
ishley, who was undertaking his
PhD on the origin of communities.
During his research, he dis-
covered the Restieaux property.
He talked to Ms O'Keeffe and
they came up with the idea of a
dig to see what they could find out
about Houghton Valley.
There will be a shared picnic
and afternoon tea on Saturday,
along with a display of artefacts
and a commentary by Ms
Lime wash will be used to re-
trace the original creek and build-
A local version of Antiques
Roadshow, hosted by Wellington
dealer Peter Wedde, will be one of
Locals will be able to bring in
their treasures for assessment.
[It's] about being able to help
the Houghton Valley Community
see their own landscape through
slightly different eyes, in the
sense that what they see today is
not what it looked like 100 years
ago,'' Ms O'Keeffe said.
People who lived in the area
while the dairy farm existed have
been invited, including descen-
dants of the Restieaux farming
Wellington City Council has
provided funding for the event
through the Community Pre-
paredness Fund, which encour-
ages local initiatives.
For information, phone Norman
Smith, 387 2303.
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