44 days ago

Have you seen our cookbook?

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

This great cookbook of harvest recipes (many of which were mined from our archives) was so much fun to put together. It's free with our September issue, and we'd like to thank our friends at Webstar for making it possible. It helped make our anniversary issue feel so special.

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More messages from your neighbours
6 hours ago

Northcote fruit fly green waste reminder

Biosecurity New Zealand

A quick reminder not to move any green waste from host plants (e.g. fruit tree pruning and vegetable waste) out of the Fruit Fly controlled area in Northcote/Birkenhead. Please use the Biosecurity NZ waste bins.

See more info (and maps of the controlled area) on our website.

A big thank you to everyone for your continued help.
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6 hours ago

Visit Tuia 250 and experience our shared heritage

The Team from Auckland Council

Come to the city's edge on Labour Weekend 25-28 October at the Auckland Viaduct and be part of our maritime history at Tuia 250 ki Tāmaki Makaurau. Visit tall ships and waka, enjoy tasty kai, family activities, music, exhibits, talks and more.

Check out OurAuckland for a full list of events.
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20 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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