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Are you a Catholic who now feels separated
from the Church?
Would you like to know more about the
Catholic Church as it is today?
Would you like to feel at home in the
Catholic Church again?
No matter how long you have been away
and no matter the reason, we invite you to consider
renewing your relationship with the Catholic Church.
Please join us for informal listening sessions
and an update of the Catholic Faith.
The sessions will be held in both Napier
and Hastings at:
NAPIER - St Marys Parish Centre
58 Osier Road, Greenmeadows at 7.30pm
HASTINGS Sacred Heart Church
Heretaunga Street East, Hastings at 7.30pm
COMMENCING WEDNESDAY 19TH OCTOBER 2011
For more information call
Hastings 021 1452677 or Napier 8444503
An invitation for
Were you raised Catholic
but do not come to
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8TH -- 30TH October
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Zirka's circus is coming
Gravitas: Riders ready for the 'Globe of Death'.
Flexible: Acrobat Yue Peng of Zirka's
The world's largest 'globe of death' is a feature of the Zirka's Circus, which comes
to Hawke's Bay this week. Motorcyclists performing death-defying stunts in the three-
storey high globe, clowns and startling acrobatics are all part of the show. Zirka's
Circus will be at the Havelock North Domain from October 6 to 9 and on Napier's
Marine Parade from October 13 to 24. For more information, visit zirkacircus.com.
Through Other Eyes, a unique art exhibition by Debo
Kalamovitch, Iain Morle, Yvette O'Neill, Hastings
Community Arts Centre until Oct 15.
Uke Night, Joyce's going-away party. The Cabana,
Art Deco Showtime, Masonic Hotel, session times
10.15am and 2.15pm. For more information see
masonic.co.nz or phone 835 8689. $28pp.
Bluff Hill Bowling Club, Neighbourhood Invitation
Afternoon, from 3.30pm. All ages welcome.
Lighthouse Rd, Napier. Monster Garage Sale, Napier
Boys' High School, fundraising for football tour.
Shoe Clinic Bluewater Fun Run and Walk,
registrations from 5.30pm, starts 6pm from Bluewater
Shotgun Alley, The Cabana, doors open 8pm.
Auckland poet and critic Alistair Paterson will be
reading his poems in Hastings on October 10.
Paterson is a previous editor of Climate maga-
zine and is currently editor of Poetry New Zealand.
He has published several volumes of his own
poetry, including book-length poems The Toledo
Room (1978) and Africa (2008), and in 2007 was
appointed an Officer of the New Zealand Order of
Merit for services to literature.
He is the guest of the Hawke s Bay Live Poets
at the Hastings Community Arts Centre in Rus-
sell St on Monday. Doors open 7.30pm, $5, poetry
starts at 8pm. Donations of finger food welcome.
Perfect in pastels
Exquisite: Vanuatu in
captured by Michael
Daily life for Napier
artist Michael Blow is
essentially a visual
experience, the fabric of
who he is, in mind and
His search for subject
matter has taken him to
many countries over the
years, with Vanuatu
being the most recent.
He was part of a team
from the St John s
Cathedral that went
over to Vanuatu in
We get used to our cathedrals and
churches, so to be sitting on a
wooden floor underneath a corru-
gated iron lean-to with the minister
and the congregation so keen and
dedicated, and spiritually involved in
all the community, the contrast was
so fascinating. That s what I think of
when I m painting; these are truly
honest and beautiful souls that are
speaking to us through these chil-
dren. All the depths of being were
on show, and I wanted to capture the
character of their innocence, freedom
The 16 works in his latest exhi-
bition include studies of people and
places in Europe. From still life to
flowers and portraits, every little
stroke of colour is per-
fect in its placement.
In his work Peaches
and Liqueur the skill is
astounding; the fur on
the peach, the sheen on
the glass, the moisture
on the grapes and the
weave of the cloth, he
says it s about touching
the soul of the thing --
the real being of a
It s hard to imagine
Michael Blow could
improve on what he
does, but he says there s no such
thing as perfection.
As I ve got older, it does takes a
little longer, and there s probably
two components to that; slowing
down, imperceptibly of course, and
seeing more, which means it takes
longer to do.
By seeing more, I mean under-
standing the subject and also the
ability to see colours and tones in a
more refined and finer way than I
ever did before, and that s the sort of
thing that s evolved in painting the
blush on a peach or the reflection on
Michael Blow s artwork will be at
the Red Peach Gallery in Ahuriri
from October 7 to 30.
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