If you're looking to secure a rental property, get ready for a competitive and expensive time.
New figures say the number of Trade Me inquiries on rentals is on the up, and with the number of available properties decreasing, significant price jumps are expected in the coming months.
Auckland's median weekly rent rose to $560 in July, while in Wellington the median weekly rent has risen 10 per cent year-on-year to $530.
Are you having a hard time finding and affording a rental property?
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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.
The fourth post is a very lush looking tree absolutely filled to the brim with pretty pink blooms.
The tree is slightly taller than 2 metres.
I did wonder if it was an azalea gone absolutely feral or maybe it was a vereya.
Your wealth of knowledge is desperately needed with all these identifications please.
I thank you all in advance.