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Shell Chapel the winner of Tiny Huts comp in Christchurch

August 4, 2016 – 4:00 am |

A Shell Chapel, a Mini Marae and a Turret are among the five winning ‘Tiny Huts’ designs that will be built in New Brighton. The winners were announced at New Brighton Mall this afternoon. Each …

Christchurch Art Gallery reveals rooftop ‘Quasi’ to inspire laughter, thought and discussion

June 20, 2016 – 4:00 am |

 Christchurch art gallery
Christchurch-born and internationally renowned artist Ronnie van Hout has had a huge hand in Christchurch Art Gallery’s latest outdoor installation.
 
Quasi, a five-metre-tall sculpture of the artist’s hand and facial features, has been unveiled …

Sustainable Art Challenge promotes enviro awareness through creativity in Bay of Plenty

June 15, 2016 – 4:00 am |

Being creative is something many of us enjoy.  Living sustainably and minimising our impact on the environment is both an ideal and a challenge.  Raising awareness of our impact on the environment and finding a …

B Side Stories: Meet Ali Whitton of LOST BiRD

April 25, 2016 – 4:00 am |

This week on BSide Stories we were joined by Ali Whitton of LOST BiRD, the local Wellington Country Folk duo consisting of guitar player/songwriter Ali & Oliver Vetter on violin. Ali discusses his Celtic origins …

Novella: The Spring, by Charlotte Squire – Ch 4

April 4, 2016 – 6:49 am |
Novella: The Spring, by Charlotte Squire – Ch 4

Novella: The Spring
By Charlotte Squire
Trouble’s brewing for a small rural community who live near the most pure waters on earth Te Waikoropupu Springs, in Golden Bay, New Zealand. A foreign company plans to buy the …

Novella: The Spring by Charlotte Squire – Ch 3

April 1, 2016 – 8:19 pm |
Novella: The Spring by Charlotte Squire – Ch 3

Novella: The Spring
By Charlotte Squire
Trouble’s brewing for a small rural community who live near the most pure waters on earth Te Waikoropupu Springs, in Golden Bay, New Zealand. A foreign company plans to buy the …

Novella: The Spring by Charlotte Squire – Ch 2

March 31, 2016 – 6:04 pm | 2 Comments
Novella: The Spring by Charlotte Squire – Ch 2

Trouble’s brewing for a small rural community who live near the most pure waters on earth Te Waikoropupu Springs, in Golden Bay, New Zealand. A foreign company plans to buy the sacred waters and cut …

Novella: The Spring, by Charlotte Squire – Ch 1

March 30, 2016 – 2:00 pm | One Comment

Here’s a wee project I’m working on, it’s a ‘novella’. I’ll post up a chapter a day for a few days and see if people want to read more.  Charlotte x

 

Short story: Our Spring

By Charlotte …

New community art gallery opens in Johnsonville

March 9, 2016 – 4:00 am | One Comment

Late-night and weekend visitors to the Johnsonville Shopping Centre can now complement their shopping experience with beautiful works of art: the new community art gallery ‘Sub Urban Art Space’ is open and welcomes visitors to …

We came here to dance

February 5, 2016 – 4:00 am |

Did you know – we actually came here to dance?
So says New York based Tasha Blank in this passionate video about motion.
Founder of The Get Down, Tasha says she lives “in service of dance”, which she sees …

Kids invited to take control and get tangled in Christchurch this Waitangi Weekend

February 2, 2016 – 4:00 am |

Christchurch Art Gallery presents Tangle
Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu presents Polygot Theatre’s Tangle, a fun free event in which children take control, creating an enormous abstract work of art.
 
On the Gallery forecourt this …

Everything Is Going To Be Alright says new major work of public art for Christchurch

September 28, 2015 – 2:00 am |

Christchurch City Council
A spectacular, sell-out gala-dinner event held on Saturday night has helped Christchurch Art Gallery Foundation raise $82,100 towards a major new work of public art for the city.
The evening is the third of …

Meet Steve and pledge to help him take his show about happiness and the true meaning of mental health – on the road

September 16, 2015 – 5:34 pm |

Steve Carter was once the Christchurch local good news reporter for Happyzine. Through his commitment to finding his own unique habits of happiness, he has created an album and a show that he needs our …

Special Economic Zone declared in Porirua

August 28, 2015 – 2:33 pm |

Letting Space
Recently, Local Government New Zealand suggested “special economic zones” could be created around provincial towns to help regional development.
While the proposal for special zones is being considered at the top level, others have already …

Yarn bombing incident in Takaka cheers up homeowner

August 14, 2015 – 12:49 pm | One Comment

By Charlotte Squire
Happyzine reader Tess James has been yarn bombed twice in the last year by a work colleague with a passion for crocheting.
“It started with a crocheted flower on a work truck a few …

New arts fund and research to support Auckland diversity – call for proposals

August 7, 2015 – 4:00 am |

Creative New Zealand
Creative New Zealand will invest $600,000 over the next three years in a new initiative that responds to the Auckland Region’s culturally diverse population.
Creative New Zealand’s Auckland Diversity Project Fund will offer arts …

Award winning children’s songwriter says authenticity is the key to his success

August 5, 2015 – 3:43 pm |

Hi Levity!  Tell us what you’ve won?

I won the Apra New Zealand Children’s song of the year 2015 for my song ‘There’s one in the bush’ co-written with Daniel Stryczek.  This is the third time I’ve won …

After taking time out to heal from Christchurch quakes, leading Kiwi artist Melissa Sharplin sets up new base in Wanaka

July 16, 2015 – 6:00 am |

Prominent New Zealand artist Melissa Sharplin has moved her studio to Wanaka’s historic Cardrona Valley, with fresh motivation for a major exhibition after a two-year hiatus.

Sharplin, 35, recently opened her own gallery and studio work …

Sports field painting design contains info from stats and ideas collected from local community

May 5, 2015 – 6:00 am |

Siv B Fjærestad has worked with Letting Space and in partnership with Wellington City Council to create an enormous artwork on the fields of Macalister and Liardet Street Parks, Berhampore: a dynamic colourful backdrop for …

Do you know who I am? Warm blooded human seeks to challenge assumptions in kickstarter funded film

April 8, 2015 – 6:00 am |

By Sam Orchard.
It happens everyday, in multiple ways.
Walking down the street, buying coffee, heading to work.
We look, we judge, we make snap assumptions about people.
For Philip Patston it’s, perhaps, even more apparent. People make snap …

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