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THE WELLINGTONIAN, MARCH 29, 2012
Wellington Capital Performing Arts
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Fla menco Guitar, Violin & Belly dancing
EMILY MWILA - Musicals and Jazz Songs
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Precious gift: A ceremony to hand over two waka to a Dutch museum features in Jan Bieringa's documentary.
Dutch waka on film
By REBECCA THOMSON
The wharewaka they've built
there is so beautiful and sits so
comfortably alongside the old
building of the museum
Film-maker Jan Bieringa
Afilm charting the journey
of two waka from New Zea-
land to a Dutch museum is
to screen at this month's World
Wellingtonian Jan Bieringa's
film Te Hono ki Aotearoa
documents the commissioning,
making and delivery of the waka
to Volkenkunde Museum in
The documentary screens at the
Paramount Theatre on April 22.
Bieringa said she started fol-
lowing the story in 2009, when
museum director Steven Engels-
man approached arts trust Toi
Maori Aotearoa about having a
waka built to exhibit in Holland.
I said to myself, What a fan-
tastic, but ambitious idea','' said
I really did not believe it would
come about, but Steven came here
and did all the negotiations --
what would be made, how it would
Back in Holland, he applied for
funding from their arts lottery
board and that came through
The project to build the waka
and her film took off from that
point, she said.
Toi Maori Aotearoa com-
missioned Far North carver
Hekenukumai Busby to make two
waka -- a ceremonial one and one
for general use -- for the museum.
Engelsman travelled to Doubt-
less Bay to meet Busby, and
Bieringa filmed their discussions.
I suggested all their meetings
be recorded, so the museum could
have its own audio-visual display
about the history of the waka,''
I could see the connection
between Hek and Steven, and I
thought, this could be turned into
Six film-makers from New Zea-
land, England and The Nether-
lands shot footage of the waka
being made, their journey to Hol-
land and the handover ceremony
at the museum.
The really wonderful thing is
the wharewaka [waka house]
they've built there is so beautiful
and sits so comfortably alongside
the old building of the museum
complex,'' said Bieringa.
It's interesting to see it doesn't
stick out like a sore thumb.
It even has a connection with
[Dutch explorer] Abel Tasman.
The carvers visited the place
where he was from.''
Four Maori carvers spent a
month in Holland carving the
Bieringa said she had hours of
footage to work with and it had
taken months to edit it down.
It's quite complex footage
because it's been shot by a lot of
people, and I needed to knit it all
Alongside the main story,
Bieringa has documented the
history of waka-making in New
Zealand, including the history of
the big waka that's kept at Wai-
There is some very beautiful
black-and-white footage of the
making of that waka in 1937 and
I was given use of that by the
owners of the footage.''
The World Cinema Showcase,
April 5 to 22, Paramount Theatre.
Food banks come alive to the sound of music
By OLIVIA WANNAN
Wellington food banks are feeling
the pinch, but a charity gig at bar
Mighty Mighty on Saturday night
will raise some much-needed cash.
Bar manager Sally Thomson
thought public sentiment could be
channelled into helping other
people in need.
There are hungry people out
there -- families struggling to pay
bills, and at the end of the week
they can't afford to buy food,'' she
This event is a way to support
people in the community who
aren't as well off, and to hear
some amazing music.''
The Music for Food fundraiser
will feature local group The
Raskolnikovs and debut band Ten
All money raised from ticket
sales will go to the food banks and
soup kitchens of Wellington City
Mission and Downtown Com-
The idea for the event came
after the death of Wellington's
Blanket Man, Ben Hana.
Wellington City Mission was
delighted to be a recipient of the
Music for Food event, the charity's
marketing manager Leanne
Thompson said. We're very lucky
... the food bank is low on many
essential food items.''
Anna Mathieson, operations
manager of local food-recycling
charity Kaibosh, which will also
benefit, helped to organise the
event. Kaibosh volunteers collect
unsold food from retailers to dis-
tribute to charities, including the
City Mission and the Downtown
Music for Food, Mighty Mighty,
104 Cuba St, Saturday from 9pm.
Tickets $10 (door sales only).
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