South Library Learning Centre is celebrating with HNN students (Hillmorton Network News) and Hillmorton High School at their latest TV broadcast. They have just learned how to script-write an interview, film using dual cameras, and edit with keys and cutaways for added interest!
Episode 3 celebrates student, school and community successes. These students could be destined for Weta Studios and might even follow in Sir Peter Jackson’s footsteps!
Here is their latest work:
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Although today in Canada is yesterday for us, September 21 is Leonard Cohen’s birthday – a special one – his 80th.
Cohen is a Canadian singer-songwriter, musician, poet, and novelist. His work has explored religion, politics, isolation, sexuality, and personal relationships and his 13th studio album will be released tomorrow.
In 1957 Folkways Records released the “Six Montreal Poets” album with A.J.M. Smith, Irving Layton, Louis Dudek, F.R. Scott, A.M. Klein, and Leonard Cohen – all reading their own poetry on the record. Leonard Cohen reads the following poems (recorded in 1957):
23 September 1914
First Canterbury contingent sails on Tahiti and Athenic from Lyttelton for the war in Europe.
24 September 1881
Telephone exchange (the first in New Zealand) begins operation.
24 September 1960
Jellie Park Pool opens.
26 September 1897
Reading of the Riot Act to an angry crowd of about 6000 in Lichfield Street as a result of religious imposter A.B. Worthington’s “Temple of Truth” fraud. Beginning in 1890, Worthington’s sect had built a ”grecian temple“ in Latimer Square. See Disturbance in the city, The Star, 27 September 1897 via Papers Past.
26 September 1945 Charles Hazlett Upham (born Christchurch 1908) awarded second V.C. for gallantry in the Western Desert, 1942. He won his previous award in Crete during May 1941.
26 September 1976
Orana Park Wildlife Reserve opens.