HERALD WEEKLY ISSUE 570:29 June 2011

News in Brief

Pacific Village Café
Pacific Village Café Manager Arvind says the Café at Muri is original. The Café specializes in Pasta, Pizza and Build your own Salads. The diner is given an option of what pizza topping or pasta and sauce they wish to have, and then can compliment this with a build your own salad. Arvind explains that the concept of building your own meal appeals to diners as they can choose what ingredients they wish to use. The Café offers an open kitchen and restaurant where diners can see where their food is being prepared. The pizza bases and sauces are all made on site. People want to see fresh produce and how it is prepared, as this adds value to their meal says Arvind. The Café has a lot of walk-in locals and tourists as the café is situated on a busy road. The Café is open from 8am until 11am for breakfast, and then from 11am until 8pm for lunch and dinner. The Cafe offers a romantic ambience with garden lights and flares for the night diner. Here at Pacific Village Café, we strive to provide a fast and efficient service, and so far, we have had a very positive feedback from the community says Arvind.

Pacific Village Salon
The Salon opened in February and has gone from strength to strength with the addition of local trainee Ngariki Ngatae. The Salon has recently expanded their services to include body spray tanning, make-up for special occasions and the new nail system “Shellac” which will be available in the Salon from mid June. The Salon also stocks De Lorenzo products which are a professional hair care range. If you’d like to be pampered and have a new look, give the girls a call on 29171.

News from Mangaia
Following a recent fund raising trip by the Ivirua Boys Brigade Company through the Ivirua Cook Islands Christian Church, the successful one month trip that took them to Auckland and also Melbourne in Australia helped secure funds through the community fund raising. The purpose of their trip was to raise funds to purchase brass band equipment for the Ivirua Boys Brigade. The new equipment was dedicated last Sunday and on hand to receive the equipment during its dedication in Ivirua was papa Ta Vainerere, an active elder of the BB movement on Mangaia and the Ivirua CICC tauturu orometua papa Rere Orake

News from Sydney, Australia
Renowned Atiuan musician Ken Cameron is launching his new music CD at the Belmore Bowling Club on the 4th June, 2011. Most of the songs listed on the CD are original compositions by Ken himself and he is proud that his talent in music has reached a milestone with the release of his debut album. Ken lives with his family in Sydney where he works as a Technical Specialist for Telstra in Burwood. Ken himself was a former employee of Telecom Cook Islands where he worked as a PABX and Radio Technician. He was also the former Chief Technician at CITV prior to relocating to Sydney. Ken is a composer, lead guitarist and bass player. He would also like to thank his family for their support with his music career and also Noo Pare of Heimana Music Distribution of Auckland, who is handling the overseas marketing of his CD. One of Ken’s original compositions which has featured as a cover song for some of our musicians including those in Tahiti, is the bossa nova hit song “Chiribi.”

Club Bana Art Exhibition
She is planning an exhibition to coincide with the Constitution celebrations.
“Our local artists are very creative and artistic,” said Mereana, “ and the up- coming event of Te Maeva Nui, is an opportunity for the artists to promote and share their skills.”
Mereana who spoke to the Herald on Tuesday morning expressed the need for artists to have exhibitions periodically to create interest. The exhibition at the Club Bana Art gallery in the Banana Court complex, will go from 29th July to 6th August. It is a great opportunity for artists to be expressive and innovative. Mereana extends a cordial invitation to local artists residing in the Cook Islands to participate in this exhibition (see advertisement opposite). She emphasizes the importance that the artist’s work be up to date and original and not been shown publicly before. It is very important for the viewers to see the art work first as future buyers come to view something new. It doesn’t matter how long you have been doing it, but what you feel – what’s internal not external.

Herald Issue 554 09 March
- Norm exposes Trio of Doom
- Briefs from PM’s media conference Tuesday
- Tourism Industry ponders $5 million draft strategy
- Norman George resigns from Cook Islands Party
- Letter of Resignation from CIP
- Norman selfish says Prime Minister

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