Art & Entertainment

Museum team ‘thrilled’ to open doors

AFTER a long-anticipated wait, the He Waka Tuia Art + Museum will open to the public on Saturday, September 12. Co-managers David Dudfield and Gemma...

Hunt on for singing talent

FOR those who enjoy singing in their tractor cabs, cowsheds or woolsheds, it is time to share their talent with the wider community. Auditions are...

‘Good Old Boys’ a dance floor hit

INVERCARGILL Saints All Male Choir members Brendan Kerr (left) and Jago Byatt belt out a song at the choir's annual fundraising concert at the...

New life for ancient taonga

STAFF and volunteers at Riverton's Te Hikoi Museum have been learning from an expert how to care for precious ancient Maori textiles including cloaks,...

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...
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