67 days ago

COVID-19 Alert

The Team from New Zealand Police

Further to the Prime Minister's update today, here is a simple table that explains the alert levels.

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Ryman pioneers certainty

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10 hours ago

Will you make the most of changes to DIY rules?

Jo Haywood Reporter from Homed

Hey neighbours, how do you feel about the changes to building consent rules for low-risk home projects?

The government says the change will save homeowners time and money, but pro builder and The Block NZ foreman Peter Wolfkamp, is advising caution if you're planning a DIY sleep-out or office. Find out why, here.

9 hours ago

New exhibition to display original batik wall hangings

Darren Petry from Taupo District Council

Everything from native New Zealand birds to African animals will soon be on display at the Taupō Museum, as part of an upcoming exhibition by Ann Hay.

The exhibition will feature original batik (the art of decorating cloth using wax and dye) wall hangings, with inspiration for the exhibition taken from a range of subjects, including animals and scenery, like New Zealand mountains, lakes and rural landscapes.

Exhibitions officer Kerence Stephen said the works were intricate and detailed, and beautifully demonstrated high quality batik work.

“The variety of themes in Ann’s wall hangings means there is something for everyone,” she said.

Ann lives in Taumaranui, but was born in England and grew up in Kenya. She spent 25 years in Africa and said she enjoyed drawing animals in the game parks using oils and pencils. An art gallery suggested she take up the art of batik as it was an easy art form for tourists to roll up and take home, so Hay taught herself the craft and, over the years, has created her own technique.

Ann has exhibited her work in several African countries, the United Kingdom, the United States, Paris, Australia and New Zealand. Her last exhibition at Taupō Museum was in 2016, where she celebrated her 80th birthday and most of the works sold.

The exhibition opens Saturday, May 30 and runs until June 30 in the Niven Room.

Taupō Museum is open 7 days from 10am to 4:30pm. Entry is free to Taupo District residents and ratepayers with proof of address and all children. Adult $5, seniors and tertiary students $3.