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THE WELLINGTONIAN, MARCH 1, 2012
Hurry-- just a few places left
to our Friday night event
(2nd March). For an invitation
phone: 471 2961. Come and hear The Tolkowsky
story, the name that changed diamonds forever.
Look like a
Have your photo taken wearing the
beautiful Tolkowsky Diamond
Tiara at Jubilee Jewellers on
Saturday 3rd March.
14 CHEWS LANE
WELLINGTON 471 2961
Purchase a 0.50ct or greater, Tolkowsky piece
of jewellery and borrow* the Tolkowsky
Diamond Tiara for your wedding day.
We had a strong response to our Facebook compe-
tition for the Phoenix football pack giveaway.
Our winner was Mark Lovelock, whose favourite
team member was coach Ricki Herbert.
It s hard to go past all the talent on the field for
the Phoenix in search for a favourite player but,
for me, it s the man on the sidelines who is my
favourite Nix player, he wrote.
Ricki Herbert has the master-plan, he holds it
all together, getting his squad to perform week in,
week out. With a tense run into the finals over the
next few weeks, we are being held in safe hands
with Ricki at the helm!
Mr Lovelock won a signed replica home playing
shirt, a Phoenix cap and scarf, and a double pass
to the game at Westpac Stadium against Gold
Coast United on March 4.
The nine runners-up, who each get a double
pass to the game, were Dan Fraser, Carol Mar-
ment Jacques, Naomi Pathiraja Weerasinghe,
Sam Kelly, Graham Simpson, Michelle
McCormick, Paul Abbott, Anna Greaves and
There were two clear leaders among the fans
favourite players -- centre back Ben Sigmund and
winger/striker Paul Ifill.
Paul Abbott said the Phoenix s resurgence
started with Ifill s return. [He s got a] great
ability to find the back of the net.
Naomi Pathiraja Weerasinghe was in the Sig-
mund camp. I like him because he is a good
defender and he has helped the Phoenix save goals
by not letting the ball go past him.
Carol Marment Jacques said her favourite
player was George Bertos.
He is honest, consistent and always delivers
the goods, plus he is an ex-Miramar Rangers
player, the best home footy club in Wgtn.
Final click for
after 48 years
By TALIA CARLISLE
Kodak moment: Colin Kirk's
photographic shops are closing
after 24 years.
Photo: TALIA CARLISLE
Colin Kirk is smiling for the cam-
era one last time before giving up
the photographic game after 48
Mr Kirk owns two photographic
shops in Lambton Square that
have been running for 24 years.
Owing to a refurbishment of the
mall, he will be closing them on
I would love to have had
another two or three years
realistically, but with the
refurbishment, it s not economic
for me to take up another lease,
It will be a sad day, but after
48 years in the industry, it s prob-
ably time I decided to semi-retire.
Mr Kirk moved to Wellington in
the 1960s after working at Cam-
era House in Nelson.
Camera House was the first
chain of photographic stores to
reach New Zealand and many
were attached to movie theatres.
He worked his way up and
managed various Camera House
stores until he started Colin Kirk
Photographics in 1988.
Despite his many years in the
industry, Mr Kirk said he never
had a flair for taking the best
[My photos] are more family
orientated than works of art.
I ve never professed to be a
great photographer [but] I ve
always enjoyed retail and I like
the people contacts.
Mr Kirk has seen many changes
in photography, from instamatic
cameras (the first Kodak cartridge
camera) to single lens reflex
cameras with inter-changeable
He said when he first sold
cameras there was a waiting list
and only three or four in store at
[Now] we have customers
upgrading all the time.
Everybody always wants the
best camera, the latest model, the
Because cameras change so
quickly, there s always going to be
a better model.
Mr Kirk plans to play golf, go
for walks and think about travel-
ling while he is taking a break.
He plans to keep his shops
website going for a while, in case
people have questions about
equipment they have bought.
Wellington violinist Ben Baker
has won the strings category in
the Royal Overseas League
annual music competition in
A grand final will take place on
May 8 in London s Queen Eliza-
Baker will be up against the
winners of the keyboard, wind/
percussion and vocals sections.
He lived in Wellington until he
was 8, when he left to attend the
Yehudi Menuhin international
music school in England.
A violinist by the age of 3,
Baker performed as a soloist at
the Royal Festival Hall in London
when he was 9.
The Royal Overseas League
music competition is in its 60th
Get to know
Do you know your neighbours?
Grants are available for anyone
planning projects that will help
bring their community closer
The Wellington City Council
fund was established last year in
a bid to encourage Wellingtonians
to get to know each other better,
and be willing to help each other
in an emergency.
Last year the Houghton Valley
community received a $4715 grant
to go towards several initiatives.
Applications close March 31. See:
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