37 days ago

Would you relocate out of Auckland?

The team Reporter from Eastern Courier

Hi neighbours - a group of Aucklanders have swapped traffic congestion and exorbitant house prices for home-baked hospitality in a rural South Taranaki town.

Diane Fagan says "we're just loving it. There are no traffic lights, you can park where you like and you are first in the queue at the supermarket".

Would you relocate out of Auckland? Have you relocated once before and then moved back?

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More messages from your neighbours
1 hour ago

What's On: Dance Yourself Happy

Mari from Cockle Bay

Casual uninstructed drop-in dance hour to the beats of electronica and hits from 80s, 90s, 00s and beyond. Great for fitness and health. FREE! Every Thu til 28 Nov.
Dance Yourself Happy
  • All Saints' Community Centre
15 hours ago

Poll: Do you support a sugar tax?

Brittany Keogh Reporter from Eastern 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?
  • 27.1% Yes
    27.1% Complete
  • 16.9% No, the Government shouldn't police what people eat
    16.9% Complete
  • 54.2% No, education would be more effective than a tax
    54.2% Complete
  • 1.7% Other (I'll tell you in the comments)
    1.7% Complete
59 votes
13 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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