Author Archives: marykipp

Review Ruapotaka School Auckland March 2015

Mary and Peter were fantastic. We were so impressed. Gael  Ruapotaka School March 17th 2015

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Review St Anne’s Catholic primary School Auckland 2015

…was voted the best we have ever had. Mary and Peter were absolutely fabulous, they kept the children entertained the whole time including two of our special needs children who normally don’t sit still for anyone. We (the staff) loved … Continue reading

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Cucarachita. A Mexican Folktale.

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Kidsfest…Oamaru Opera House and the Oamaru Library

The Three little pigs…plus one!  Henny Penny

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A review of Te Rangi Festival, Otane. I Was a Te Rangi Virgin by Tony Burt

This is not as the title may suggest a titillating coming of age tale but rather my first experience of Te Rangi music festival, although you could be mistaken with a viewing of some of the pics from the Weekend. … Continue reading

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Laura Collins and the Back Porch Band at Te Rangi’s RUMPY

  21st November 2014 Back Porch Ballads and Blues Laura Collins and the Back Porch Band deliver their back porch blend of acoustic ballads and blues at Rumpy, 212 Argyll Road, Otane, Central Hawkes Bay on Friday 21st November. Wellington … Continue reading

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Review from Picton/Blenheim Libraries

Feb 2013 ‘…one thing that really stood out for me (as well as the great storytelling and music) was the incredible job you did in giving meaningful feedback to the children who came up and participated. One often hears praise … Continue reading

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Iona Girls College: Music Workshop; Song Writing

‘I would like to mention how great the workshop was. Before this experience I was not much of a singer and I would not even sing very loud at choir. Now I am very confident and I found it good … Continue reading

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Porirua Children’s Librarian, Bee Trudgeon July 2012

‘When I was a kid rhubarb was something my dad cut from the garden to save money on breakfast and no amount of sugar on top could sweeten our palettes. It’s quite a turn-around for me to have become a … Continue reading

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At The Palmerston North Library January 2018   Mary Kippenberger and Peter Charlton-Jones as RHUBARB! The story accompanying this montage is a Mexican folktale, Cucarachita and is taken from a collection ‘The Healing Heart’ edited by Allison M Cox and … Continue reading

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