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 29 to January 31.As part of the Wild in Art project, children at 65 schools across Christchurch were given a little penguin sculpture to decorate.Their artwork will be on display across the city alongside 50 large penguin sculptures, sponsored by individual companies and decorated by artists from around New Zealand.One such penguin artist is Lisa Rudman.Her design was inspired by poet and writer Selina Tusitala Marsh’s children’s book Mophead.“I was nervous...

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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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18 June 2019

Supporting the region’s children

Hugh Heber Cholmondeley and his beloved wife Margaret, known affectionately as Mary, had been unable to have children of their own and when Mary died unexpectedly, Hugh decided to purchase...

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10 April 2019

Son of a Gunn: Q&A with Jason Gunn

The beloved entertainer doesn’t pull punches and tells it like it is, but with a true warmth and empathy that comes from a heart of gold. So it’s not surprising that...

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30 March 2019

Be a gem!

Saturday evening May 4 at Sixty6 on Peterborough is the chance to dig out the denim, put on some sparkle and join MC Jason Gunn for an evening of live...

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