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    Diaries from potter Barry Brickell shed light on his work

    Diaries from potter Barry Brickell shed light on his work


    A stash of diaries written by the iconic potter, artist, conservationist and railway enthusiast Barry Brickell has inspired a new exhibition celebrating his...

    A stash of diaries written by the iconic potter, artist, conservationist and railway enthusiast Barry Brickell has inspired a new exhibition celebrating his work.
    Photographer dies knowing work will show

    Photographer dies knowing work will show


    Elizabeth Raine would have been proud to see her work as part of a travelling exhibition on show in her home...

    Elizabeth Raine would have been proud to see her work as part of a travelling exhibition on show in her home town.
    Beloved book The Kuia and the Spider adapted for the stage

    Beloved book The Kuia and the Spider adapted for the stage


    The children's book The Kuia and the Spider is a Kiwi classic, as cherished as The Hungry Caterpillar and Hairy Maclary, and will soon transform from the page to the...

    The children's book The Kuia and the Spider is a Kiwi classic, as cherished as The Hungry Caterpillar and Hairy Maclary, and will soon transform from the page to the stage.
    Kiwi drama school reject shines in Aladdin as evil Jafar

    Kiwi drama school reject shines in Aladdin as evil Jafar


    As a 20-year-old, Adam Murphy was devastated when he was turned down for New Zealand's most prestigious acting school, Toi Whakaari, in...

    As a 20-year-old, Adam Murphy was devastated when he was turned down for New Zealand's most prestigious acting school, Toi Whakaari, in Wellington.  
    National Portrait - Liz Sneyd, bringing joy to children through music

    National Portrait - Liz Sneyd, bringing joy to children through music


    Liz Sneyd has given up apologising for the mess in her suburban Wellington living room. It's organised chaos – there's only room for 16 violins on the wall, so the other five are just lying around. The corner is a jumble of violin cases. There are...

    Liz Sneyd has given up apologising for the mess in her suburban Wellington living room. It's organised chaos – there's only room for 16 violins on the wall, so the other five are just lying around. The corner is a jumble of violin cases. There are music stools, music stands and a floor-to-ceiling bookshelf of music scores. You get the feeling the TV doesn't get much of a look-in.
    A year of criminals, cretins and half-witted hi-jinx

    A year of criminals, cretins and half-witted hi-jinx


    From the bizarre to the bemusing, it's been another odd year for criminals, creeps, cretins and the badly behaved. Matt Stewart...

    From the bizarre to the bemusing, it's been another odd year for criminals, creeps, cretins and the badly behaved. Matt Stewart reports.