28 days ago

WATCH: How Mr & Mrs Gock Saved the Kumara

The Team from Play Stuff

Play Stuff Short Doco: When New Zealand gave two young Chinese refugees citizenship in the 1940’s they found an unlikely way to return the gift – by saving the almighty kumara. Watch now

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More messages from your neighbours
11 hours ago

When bags move like ballerinas

The Team from Auckland Museum

Ballerinas twist, turn and move so gracefully that they often seem other-worldly, but would you ever compare a ballerina to a bag?

In our Carried Away: Bags Unpacked exhibition, artist Isaac Katzoff’s glass bag got itself a nickname of just that: the ballerina. The nickname was given after the bag hinted at graceful movement while it was under the spotlight in the photography studio - it's inner performer was at the ready.

Although the Museum holds many objet d’art (art objects), the beautiful photography and images of the collection are themselves works of art, as this image of Katzoff's bag here is. Museum photographers work behind the scenes to create images of objects that act as both documentation and art.

As Artweek Auckland comes to a close this weekend, we wanted to showcase just one of many of the wonderful objet d'art from within our Applied Arts & Design collection.

Come and see 'the ballerina' for yourself, alongside many other wonderful works of art at Carried Away: Bags Unpacked, on now and free with Museum entry.

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3 hours ago

Kiwi Can focuses on integrity

The Team from Graeme Dingle Foundation

Nelson Mandela’s philosophy was: “A bright future beckons! The onus is on us, through hard work, honesty and integrity, to reach for the stars.”

Read more: bit.ly...

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12 hours ago

Poll: Do you support a sugar tax?

Brittany Keogh Reporter from Manukau Courier

Hi neighbours, an international report has ranked NZ's child obesity rate second-worst in the OECD with 39 per cent of Kiwi kids overweight or obese. Unicef is now calling for the Government to introduce a sugar tax to curb the problem. Would you support this? What do you think needs to be done about child obesity? Read the full story here: www.stuff.co.nz...

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Do you support a sugar tax?
  • 31.7% Yes
    31.7% Complete
  • 26.8% No, the Government shouldn't police what people eat
    26.8% Complete
  • 39% No, education would be more effective than a tax
    39% Complete
  • 2.4% Other (I'll tell you in the comments)
    2.4% Complete
41 votes