Category Archives: Arts

The party’s over

By Insider – Jock Phillips Almost everyone was dressed up – French supporters with tricolour wigs, rooster hats, and red, white and blue drapes; Kiwis almost all in black, with silver hats, fern antlers, and enveloped in New Zealand flags. … Continue reading

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The nationwide buzz

By Guest Insider – Eric Dorfman I suspect, like a good many New Zealanders, as Rugby World Cup 2011 approached I became thoroughly immersed in making my own preparations. Depending on how you look at it, I was lucky enough … Continue reading

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Hard on the Heels

By Insider – Suzanne Peri-Chapman Hard on the Heels, Peter Bush, Capturing the All Blacks Closing on October 30, this photography exhibition at the Museum of Wellington City and Sea is well worth a look (the exhibition is also on … Continue reading

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Something for everyone

By Insider – Jock Phillips We are now into the business end of the World Cup.  The hordes of Irish and Scottish and Argentinian and English and Italian fans in their campervans have gone home, licking their wounds.  There don’t … Continue reading

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Rugby heroes, rugby villains

By Insider – Jock Phillips Put together a case of old jerseys, cups, programmes and tickets; throw in a couple of panels about heroes of the past; add a scrummaging or a kicking-a-goal interactive; find a catchy title (usually involving … Continue reading

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Black and Blue

By Insider – Jock Phillips My title could refer to the bodies of the Wallaby rugby team, but it does not.  It refers to the colours of the two teams which will meet at Eden Park on Sunday night.  So … Continue reading

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Rugby World Cup of fashion at Style Pasifika

By Guest Insider – Carolyn Enting: from her blog http://www.enword.co.nz Endangered New Zealand indigenous plant, the woodrose (pua o te reinga), ”flower of the underworld” has inspired fashion designer Liz Mitchell’s creation for the upcoming Style Pasifika: Best of Pasifika New Zealand … Continue reading

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Fun in North Hagley Park

By Insider – Jock Phillips It was a message on my cellphone which inspired this post.  Jackie Hay, a good friend and the inspired organiser of this blogging trip, asked if I could take a photo of the huge Webb … Continue reading

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The Earthquake in Chile – in Christchurch

By Insider – Jock Phillips For the third time in three days I have just had an interesting theatrical experience which was not in a theatre – ‘The Complete History of World Rugby (Abridged)‘ was on a footie field; ‘Having … Continue reading

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WOW: Icons on Tour

By Guest Insider – Carolyn Enting (cross-posted from http://www.enword.co.nz) Big news for WOW (World of WearableArt) today.             As I write this members of the Nelson-based WOW team are flying to Hong Kong where they will … Continue reading

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