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R & J CREATIONS
6 Kelvin Place
Putting the glam in
fashion designer Anthea
Lawrence with her
creation the Tili Jar.
By CHE BAKER
A creative prototype
crossing a wine glass
and a preserving jar
has sparked nationwide
interest and will soon
be stocked in stores
across the country.
designer Anthea Law-
rence said the screw-top
jars, dubbed the ''Tili
Jar'', could be used for
storing and displaying
food, sewing or craft
accessories, as a vase,
or for hot or cold
''It's such a quirky
thing but simple,'' Mrs
She was inspired to
branch out from her established fashion design
work by a growing trend called "glamping" or
glamorous camping and ''a love of all thing
''It's perfect for taking along to a picnic or
camping,'' she said.
Mrs Lawrence had a test batch of the jars made
and took them to August's Auckland Gift Fair.
The fair was open only to trade buyers.
"It was quite overwhelming going there for the
first time. There were about 6000 business people
through the doors over three days. But from the
feedback we got, we certainly made a splash," Mrs
Some stores of the nationwide chain The
Homestore, H&J Smiths and Nichols Garden
Group were among the larger buyers of the Tili
Jar as well as wedding designers, drink
companies and caterers.
The jars are not available in stores yet, but there
are already thousands of orders for them, and they
will be available in Central Otago and Queen-
stown from November.
The success for the product had caught Mrs
Lawrence off guard but she hoped to create more
glamping products from her home-based work-
shop this summer.
How are the orphans doing?
Providing hope: Orphans Aid International chief executive Sue van Schreven gets ready for
filming of a second documentary in Romania.
Photo: SUE FEA/FAIRFAX NZ
By SUE FEA
Award-winning television documentary
journalist Rob Harley will follow
Queenstown's angel of the orphans Sue
van Schreven on her latest trip to
Romania this month to revisit the
children he filmed in 2006.
Harley filmed Someone Somewhere Loves
Me -- a moving and hard-hitting docu-
mentary account of Orphans Aid
International chief executive Sue van
Schreven's work rescuing orphaned
children in Romania back in 2006. It has
aired on television numerous times.
Mr Harley said he would be fascinated to
hunt out the orphaned children they
filmed in 2006, who had been successfully
placed with families or back in their
''It's as much to see how these kids have
grown from little five-year-olds to pretty
much young teens.''
The filming would also look at the
extensive work Orphans Aid was doing
in Romania, including purchasing of an
adjacent building to its Casa Kiwi
''We'll be focusing on the success story.
It's really cranked up since 2006 and
they're managing to place more kids
now, there's a regular uptake. It'll be
great to see that outcome.''
It was early days so no outlet had been
confirmed as yet, but he had no doubt the
documentary would air at some point.
Mrs van Schreven, who has already left
for Romania then Russia, said some of
the orphans her organisation had taken
in now lived happily with adopted
families just down the road from the
''We now do a lot of adoptions through
the home and we're hoping to purchase
the neighbouring flat so prospective
parents and social workers have a
separate place to meet children.''
This protected those not being adopted
from heartache and disappointment.
''We've been fundraising for a long time
and there's been a lot of paperwork so we
can expand our work there. I think we'll
get a lot busier with adoptions as the laws
change a bit on inter-country adoption,
probably to other parts of Europe and
that may possibly even have an impact
on adoptions in New Zealand.''
Casa Kiwi was home to nine orphans at
present and Orphans Aid supervised
another five or so in foster homes.
The documentary would also look at
Orphans Aid's expansion in New Zealand
with shops now in Hastings and
Tauranga, as well as Dunedin and
Invercargill and its Queenstown base.
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