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For artist and designer Johnson Witehira, creating a MÄori-inspired wallpaper is more than just putting something pretty up on a wall, it's making the wall MÄori.
Lower Hutt is where the wild things are and more than 100,000 people are expected to visit them over Labour Weekend.
Announcing his retirement in 2016 acclaimed NZ choreographer Douglas Wright said: "Dance for me is still the greatest source of joy to me, and my greatest source of ecstasy."
Jono and Ben's former head writer and its third host say it will be a huge mistake if the show is not replaced.
The mother of a young soldier killed when a unimog plunged off a cliff has found peace by transferring her grief onto canvass.
The worn-out negative response to any proposal for public art in the city is, "Why? Is there not a better way to spend public money?"
Performances by the Royal New Zealand Ballet and a theatre show that packs a powerful social punch are among the stand out features of this year's Nelson Arts Festival.
A group of north Auckland pensioners is creating a web series that mines the rich humour of the stage of life where "shame is left behind".
Pablo Picasso once called painting "a sum of destructions." Banksy, the anonymous British graffiti artist and popular provocateur, admitted he had Picasso in mind when he pulled off the most memorable art-world prank in years.