Art & Entertainment

Bluff penguins prove popular

BLUFF Maritime Museum curator Trish Birch looks at a waddle of penguins, (from left) a Hoiho (yellow-eyed), little blue penguin, white flippered penguin and...

Textile artists share their craft

IN a light-filled lounge above the action of the climbing wall and games of squash, almost 20 sewers busily created works of textile art...

One adventure leads to another

KAKAPO certainly know how to stand out in a crowd. A bit of an oddball among parrots, this species has the unusual characteristics of being...

Strait’s history unravels

SOME of the history of Foveaux Strait, its islands and people, will soon be easier to access thanks to an ongoing project by Invercargill...

Southland artist showcases work in the capital

SOUTHLAND-BASED artist Daegan Wells' latest solo exhibition, Bush Coat, opened at Enjoy Contemporary Art Space in Wellington last week. Enjoy Contemporary Art Space assistant curator...

Teddy bear maker takes inspiration from Alaska

FROM the icy Alaskan wilderness to the rainforests of Te Anau, one woman has brought her teddy bear making skills to the south. Each with...

Festa Junina brings the colour

WHEN people think about Brazilian parties, they usually imagine the Carnival. But Invercargill residents had a taste of another traditional celebration from the South American...

A case of mistaken identity

ONE thing you quickly learn when working with a museum collection is things are not always as they seem. Take this wall case, which contains...

‘Passionate’ former Mayor’s story told

EVE Poole (1924-1992) had many achievements in her life woman to run for the Invercargill City Council (ICC), the first one to be elected...

Pupils talk teeth in new kids’ book

TWO Southland pupils are on a mission to help young Kiwis learn good dental hygiene through their new children's book. Southland Girls' High School pupils...
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