Category Archives: Exhibitions

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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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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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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Return to quake city

By Insider – Jock Phillips The sun was out; the new leaves on the oaks were a brilliant green; and the huge chestnut trees were covered in tufts of white flowers.  Christchurch’s Hagley Park in the spring is a glorious … Continue reading

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Portrait of a nation?

By Insider – Jock Phillips About four years ago I received an email out of the blue from an English photographer, David Matches. He said that he had read what I had written about rugby in New Zealand and was … Continue reading

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Capital weekend

By Insider – Jock Phillips Saturday was cold in Wellington, bitterly cold with winds straight off the Antarctic.  Only in Wellington on a bad day – or Invercargill – can you feel this cold.  I wandered down to the Courtenay … Continue reading

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