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The Star: June 01, 2017

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2 Thursday [Edition datE] 32 June 1 2017 Latest Christchurch news at www. .kiwi ARA INSTITUTE OF CANTERBURY The degree that offers so many career opportunities Experience plus degree gets Ara graduate key role at Kraft Heinz Ara Institute of Canterbury graduate Danielle Street has secured her dream job at Kraft Heinz Company, just a year after graduating with a Bachelor of Applied Management in Sales and Marketing. Danielle thought it would take her years to become a Territory Manager, but she believes her unique experience and degree made her stand out above the rest. “A degree is the thing that puts you on top. It shows you’ve got the latest knowledge and with that you’ll be able to adapt quickly to changes and new challenges,” she says. Working with well-known global brands like Wattie’s has always been the goal for Danielle. She knew she needed relevant experience to get a foot in the door and she got started by setting up her own snow cone business while still at high school. “Not only did this give me experience on my CV that not many people my age have, it also helped me understand what I wanted to study.” The range of subjects covered by the Ara Bachelor of Applied Management was a drawcard for Danielle. She was able to pursue her passion for marketing and event management, plus explore essential foundation subjects like economics. She says that everything she’s learned has been hugely relevant in her new role. “My marketing knowledge is something I use everyday – particularly price, product, promotion and placement – and my understanding of economics means I can use big-picture information like graphs to inform what I do.” A key part of Danielle’s degree was a a sixmonth internship, which she undertook at Frucor to gain an insight into the world of fast-moving consumer goods. She says this gave her a distinct advantage when applying for her new role in the industry. Danielle also believes that her extracurricular experience on the Student Events Team at Ara helped her prepare for her role, by exposing her to working on projects with different teams and people from different backgrounds. “Being a Territory Manager is mostly about relationship building. I need to be able to manage lots of different relationships.” Her advice to other young people wanting to enter the industry is to take advantage of any practical opportunities to get experience and to get a relevant degree. The Bachelor of Applied Science in Physical Activity and Health Promotion offers students the chance to change lives. Recent graduate Abby Wilson is working as a physical health advisor for Sport Canterbury, supporting patients with a range of conditions to become more active to benefit their health and wellbeing. She says that connecting with people in the community and seeing them create change in their lives is very fulfilling. “It’s great when you meet people who want to change and you know that you have the ability to help them transform their approach to being active. Seeing them become independently active and continue with a healthier lifestyle is amazing.” During her degree, Abby completed placements with Falls Prevention and the Canterbury District Health Board. She says that the opportunity to work in the local community and build networks was invaluable. “The placements are the best part of the degree. You spend about 130 hours working in the second and third years and you definitely feel ready to go out and get a job when you finish. I use the majority of what I learned in my degree every single day.” In their first year, The Star students explore foundation topics and then focus on the physical activity and health promotion specialisation for the remainder of their study. This prepares graduates to enter a wide range of roles in the sports, health and wellness sectors. Abby says that the degree has given her options. She’s already experienced the diversity the industry has to offer, including working in Abu Dhabi immediately after graduating. “The degree offers so many career opportunities, which means you get to go out and do different things throughout your career.” The Bachelor of Applied Science (Physical Activity and Health Promotion) is a three year, full time programme. Part time options are also available. STUDY COOKERY AND MAKE KNOWLEDGE WORK FOR YOU. Free certificate course for 16-19 year olds. Apply now, start July. ara.ac.nz KNOWLEDGE AT WORK STUDY HEALTH PROMOTION AND MAKE KNOWLEDGE WORK FOR YOU. Apply now, start July. ara.ac.nz KNOWLEDGE AT WORK KNOWLEDGE AT WORK

The Star 33 Theatre/Arts Simplicity of music makes show THE RODGER Fox Big Band is coming to the city and is bringing with it four • By Gabrielle Stuart SO MANY performances these days seem to be getting bigger, flashier, more colourful, more dramatic, more incredible. If that’s what your after, The Showbiz Evening of Rodgers and Hammerstein Classics would not be for you. Yet there is something magical about going back to the simplicity of music. And this was music beautifully presented and flawlessly performed, with a full orchestra, incredible soloists and a chorus of 120 voices. It was an old fashioned style performance – the full orchestra dominated the stage, conductor front and centre in immaculately shined shoes. The chorus stood in rows, 120 white faces, while the soloists came and went in suit jackets and fairytale gowns. The soloists were incredible, each bringing strong voices and powerful performances. When surrounded by a chorus of 120 other voices, stealing the stage cannot be easy – but soloist Greta Casey- Soley managed it, bringing huge energy and fun to June PERFORMANCE: Soloist Greta Casey-Soley singing June is Bustin’ Out All Over during The Showbiz Evening of Rodgers and Hammerstein Classics. ​ is Bustin’ Out All Over from Carousel. The chorus pieces, I Whistle a Happy Tune from The King and I and My Favourite Things from The Sound of Music, got so many heads nodding and toes tapping in the audience it added an extra layer of percussion. Conductor and musical director Richard Marrett brought incredible energy to the stage throughout. Each Latest Christchurch news at www. piece flowed together so well it was easy to get lost in the music, and the show seemed over far too soon. Even after the curtain fell and the audience spilled onto the street, the excitement was infectious. People lingered, heading down New Regent St for coffee or gelato, or gathered in laughing, chattering groups on the footpath. One tall young orchestra .kiwi member stood leaning on his instrument case on the street, listening solemnly as two beaming white-haired women exclaimed over how much they loved the show. One couldn’t contain herself and bounced up and down on the spot joyfully. And that said it all – more than 70 years after some of these pieces first hit the stage, they have lost none of their magic. Thursday June 1 2017 Jazz band in concert internationally-renowned jazz musicians. The Aurora Centre in Burnside will host one of six concerts throughout the country featuring four stellar musicians who have never played together as a group. American-based jazz-fusion drummer Dave Weckl, lead vocalist for American Latin rock band Santana, Tony Lindsay, baritone saxophone Adam Shroeder and trumpeter Alex Sipiagin will all perform in the group. The concert will take place on June 6. •To book go to premier.ticketek. co.nz A Riccartonian Palace of Varieties An extravaganza of Singing, Dancing & Melodrama in the style of the Old Time Music Hall. 7-17 June 7.30pm Wednesday to Friday Plus matinees: 2pm Saturday 10 June, 4pm Sunday 11 June, & 2pm Saturday 17 June. Directed by Donna Buchanan, Steve Millar and Karyn Gibson $20 Waged, $15 Unwaged Cash sales and EFTPOS available – No Credit Cards Christchurch South Intermediate School, 204 Selwyn Street, Christchurch For bookings phone 338 4699 or visit www.riccartonplayers.co.nz O’Callahan Dance Studio BRITISH BALLET ORGANISATION DANCE DAYS - SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA JUNE 2017 Young dancers Australia bound This month 11 young dancers, aged 6-11, from O ‘Callahan Dance Studio here in Christchurch, will be travelling to Sydney to take part in the British Ballet Organisation (BBO)’s Dance Days. Once in Sydney the students will be taking part in a week of exciting master classes, giving them the opportunity to be tutored by international industry professionals of the dance world. The girls’ week long trip to Sydney will also see those who achieved gold medals in their 2016 dance exams compete against their counterparts from around Australasia. The dancers, teacher and parents of O‘Callahan Dance Studio wish to sincerely thank our many sponsors who are helping to get our girls to Sydney, your sponsorship and encouragement is greatly appreciated. We strongly urge the Christchurch public to support these local companies who are kind enough to support our local children. Level 1, 205 Durham St South, Christchurch. Phone: 03 366 2332. www.layburn.co.nz O’Callahan Dance Studio Sincerely thank all their wonderful sponsors for their support Jenny’s Hair Massage, Nail Salon 5 Windmill Shopping Centre 184 Clarence St, Riccarton Phone 03 348 6008 Interior Joinery & Installations LTD PO Box 7620, Sydenham Christchurch 8240 Kind regards Cell: 021 638 666 Joanna Kelly – Director 188 Rose St, Somerfield, Christchurch. Phone 03 337 5252 For more information on O‘Callahan Dance Studio contact Ciara at ocdancestudio@hotmail.co.nz or on 027 335 2759. Unit 2, 1 Halls Place, Middleton, Christchurch Phone 0800 526 9273 New members welcome 301 Halswell Rd, Christchurch Phone 03 322 7269 FLETCHER FARMS LTD Cartage & Contractors Waikari, Phone 0274 321 581 K Robb Property Services Phone 021 932 732 LEEANN MARRIOTT LICENSED SALES CONSULTANT REAA 2008 027 254 8136 or 03 352 6166 471 Papanui Rd, Christchurch Ph 366 7686 Mob 0274 333 764 www.garylee.co.nz Unit 4/107 Wrights Rd, Christchurch. 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