Nelson Leader : August 15th 2013
14 THE NELSON LEADER, AUGUST 15, 2013 NEWS Get yourself behind the wheel of a new car with this super sharp finance deal 11.95%* "To have the finance approved inside 4hrs that was not only affordable but stress free took me by surprise and made the purchasing of a new car enjoyable. Having dealt with others that like to see how many hoops they can make you jump through made this experience quite refreshing. Easy, personal service with a smile!" - Warren, Christchurch * normal lending criteria applies. Conditions apply. Offer expires 31 August 2013 JUMP START SPRING! • Experienced • Loca • Trus al sted Give me a call today Scott Dayman Phone: 03 539 0809 Mobile: 021 480 831 email@example.com nelsonbaysfinance.co.nz 5543812AA Failure to face up to climate change filmed Quite a journey: Co-producer of 2 Degrees, Ange Palmer, 47. Photo: TARANNUM SHAIKH .ANelson woman has co- produced a feature docu- mentary on what she calls climate justice . 2 Degrees -- referring to the idea global temperature rises need to stay less than 2 degrees Celsius -- explores the unresolved climate change situ- ation and the failed UN Climate Change Conference in Copen- hagen in 2009. Angela Palmer, 47, was on holiday when she met old friend and producer Jeff Canin. He offered her a position to do part-time research into global warming issues and before she knew it, she was co-producer. I told him, I m a herbalist and he said: It s okay you just need good people skills, a sense of adventure and it ll be 18 months. So off I went, she said. The broad theme that under- lies the whole film is climate jus- tice. The $1.5 million documentary took about five years to complete and the process had many ups and downs -- including having to raise extra funds to finish the movie after the global financial crisis bit in 2009. It s been a very long journey. To be there and experience that was very emotional. It was emotional for me per- sonally, being part of a film crew there and witnessing this very collective despair and dismay at the process. 2 Degrees was shot in 15 dif- ferent countries, including Ecuador, Panama, Papua New Guinea and Norway. It was crazy. We were work- ing in different cultures, differ- ent languages, different curren- cies. But it was an incredible journey. It was a very rich experience and then I was hooked into it. I never imagined it would be five years of my life, she said. The movie, which has been submitted to various international film festivals, will show at a special screening for Nelson people at the Suter Theatre on Sunday, August 18. The screening starts at 5pm with refreshments at 4.30pm. Tickets will cost $20. Anzac interaction victory T J Ramsay A trust that helps brings to life wartime history on A has had its hard work recognised. The Anzac experience Lest We Forget and volunteers of the Dramatix Theatre Development Trust won the Heritage and Environment section of the 2013 TrustPower Community Awards. TrustPower s Jess Som- merville said the trust used the skills and talents of locals to bring locally written and orig- inal theatre to life. Jess said that the Lest We Forget project incorporated so many different aspects of the Anzacs. Held at Founders Park each year and newly renamed, The Anzac Experience relies on a huge army of volunteers. Without them, coupled with the generosity of sponsors and funding agencies, The Anzac Experience would not be poss- ible. Buoyed by the positive feed- back from the 2013 event, the trust s vision is now focused on organising the 2014 event which will align to the centenary of World War 1. Organiser T J Ramsay said The Anzac Experience offered a chance to experience wartime history in a very real, edu- cational and unforgettable way. Comments left by those who have attended the 2013 event showed how much the com- munity valued the event, she said. This is undoubtedly New Zealand s best kept secret -- the performance was world class, one said. My 11-year-old daughter was transfixed by everything that she saw. It has prompted lots of ques- tions and research by her into the first and second world wars and she has been left with an understanding of the hardship of war and of the bravery of ordi- nary men and women. Replacing the 2013 Blitz St interactive experience, in 2014 will be a World War I living his- tory trench, where people can experience the sights and sounds, and perhaps understand how New Zealand was drawn into this European conflict. The trust will also build on the growth and success of the School Education Programme, the popular Family Resistance Challenge activity and its new Uncrackable Code Competition. The Anzac Experience 2014, is at Founders Park April 25, 26 and 27 with the School Education Programme from April 7.
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