Cato no longer Dancing

Kaikohe's Suzy Cato has been eliminated from TV programme Dancing with the Stars after Monday night's show. Cato and dance partner Matt were relegated to a dance-off against Shavaughn Ruakere and her dance partner, Enrique. However Cato lost and has exited the show. The veteran children's TV presenter looked devastated to be leaving the competition.

Art in strange places

NorthTec arts students are exhibiting their work in unusual settings around Whangārei, as part of their final year of studies. Heath (Heather) Bell's work will be seen by visitors to the city as they arrive through Whangārei Airport, while Carmen Snelgar will be exhibiting her work at the Rose St bus terminal.


Bell focuses on the theme of human migration and exploration for her works in the airport's transit lounge, displaying a range of images and objects including maps, charts, photographs, ceramics, wood and metal. Snelgar has worked with the Whangārei District Council to produce a series of colourful printed decals which will be permanently applied to eight windows at the bus terminal.

Bell's exhibition at Whangārei Airport opens on June 19, from 5pm to 6pm, and can be viewed during airport hours (6am to 6pm) until June 27. Snelgar's work will be displayed at the bus terminal from June 19.

National Volunteer Week

Volunteering Northland is ramping up its drive to get businesses and organisations to put real time into helping others. National Volunteer Week 2018 is from June 17-23. The group will make a presentation on team volunteer projects and business connections at the BA5 (Business After 5) meeting at The Orchard, Whangārei, tonight at 5.30pm. Projects already on the list will be displayed after an introduction from Scott Miller from Volunteering NZ. Northland Chamber of Commerce members can register for the presentation through the chamber and other interested parties can email Trish Clarke

Where Kupe went

A photographic exhibition called Kupe Sites, Landmark of a Great Voyager — Ngā tapuwae o Kupe, is on at Whangārei Art Museum. It involves 36 black-and-white photographs that show physical landmarks associated with Kupe's voyage to Aotearoa. Kupe is regarded by many iwi as the ancestor who discovered this country.

Kupe Sites, explores the stories of his encounter with New Zealand through names of various landmarks and places and even the name Aotearoa. Developed and Toured by Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, the exhibition is on from today until August 26.