Final weekend for Canterbury's waddle of Pop-up Penguins


From Rangiora to Rolleston, Christchurch to Kaiapoi, 120 penguin sculptures have brought joy to the streets of Canterbury this summer.

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14 January 2021

Rugby club member honoured by 'pop up' statue


A large black penguin donning a Suburbs Rugby Football Club jersey stands at Hoon Hay Park honouring its longest serving life member Snow Richards.

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5 January 2021

Penguin purloiner on the prowl: Vandals steal fundraising art installations


Two of Christchurch’s Pop Up Penguin art installations have been prised from their plinths, with one found dumped in a garden in “really bad condition”.

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24 November 2020

Pop-up penguins to hit Christchurch streets in the summer sun


 Penguins will soon be spotted on the streets of Christchurch – in the peak of summer.The birds, in sculpture form, will be part of the Pop Up Penguin art trail from November...

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21 September 2020

People's Choice Penguin: Christchurch art trail needs your vote


They might be black and white in the wild but a waddle of colourful penguins will be coming to Christchurch this summer – and you can help choose the final line-up.

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24 June 2020

On the Up


Each week we profile a local Christchurch organisation to give them a plug and see how they’re going as the country eases into recovery.

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18 June 2020

Penguin sculptures arrive in Christchurch for new art trail


A waddle of penguins has flown into Christchurch to be decorated by school children and artists and installed on city streets.

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7 May 2020

Demand for respite care for Christchurch children expected to soar


A safe haven for children in Christchurch expects appeals for respite care to continue to climb as families struggle with financial difficulties, mental and physical health, addiction and trauma exacerbated...

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11 November 2019

Sculpture on the Peninsula - epic art on Canterbury's cultural landscape


It's a grand art display in a stunning location but Sculpture On the Peninsula is also a touching story of a legacy of enduring friendship writes VICKI ANDERSON.

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