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    Artist brings the marae into everyday spaces

    Artist brings the marae into everyday spaces


    For artist and designer Johnson Witehira, creating a Māori-inspired wallpaper is more than just putting something pretty up on a wall, it's making the wall...

    For artist and designer Johnson Witehira, creating a Māori-inspired wallpaper is more than just putting something pretty up on a wall, it's making the wall Māori.
    Famed New Zealand choreographer oversees final work

    Famed New Zealand choreographer oversees final work


    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...

    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."
    Grieving mother overcomes years of darkness by turning to art

    Grieving mother overcomes years of darkness by turning to art


    The mother of a young soldier killed when a unimog plunged off a cliff has found peace by transferring her grief onto...

    The mother of a young soldier killed when a unimog plunged off a cliff has found peace by transferring her grief onto canvass.   
    Why public art is important: 'It becomes part of your life'

    Why public art is important: 'It becomes part of your life'


    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...

    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?"
    Drawing amazing circles in the sand

    Drawing amazing circles in the sand


    If you go down to the (Welsh) beach today, you could be in for a...

    If you go down to the (Welsh) beach today, you could be in for a surprise.
    A ballet coup and record local performers for Nelson Arts Festival

    A ballet coup and record local performers for Nelson Arts Festival


    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...

    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.
    Pensioners create web series finding humour in challenges of old age

    Pensioners create web series finding humour in challenges of old age


    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...

    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".
    Banksy's shredding stunt may wind up making $2.1m painting more valuable

    Banksy's shredding stunt may wind up making $2.1m painting more valuable


    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...

    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.
    Palmy Fringe Festival opening comes up Trumps

    Palmy Fringe Festival opening comes up Trumps


    As if portraying the president of the United States isn't enough work, comedian Alexander Sparrow has taken on five other shows for the Palmy Fringe...

    As if portraying the president of the United States isn't enough work, comedian Alexander Sparrow has taken on five other shows for the Palmy Fringe Festival.