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WHITE RABBIT
WHITE RABBIT

Auckland City has been starved of good inner city eating establishments, even as the Auckland dining juggernaut continues to fire, so it is reassuring to see the good ones getting positive reviews.

Metro Magazine posted this review today on White Rabbit, if you haven’t been along you should. It’s great. 

 


WOOL
WOOL

It was good to see a positive agricultural business story in this mornings New Zealand Herald, on something other than dairy, with wool prices hitting a three year high. 

As someone who grew up around sheep, and who now sells a lot of cloth supplied by weavers from all over the world on a daily basis, it is great to see a resurgence in sales and demand, even if it does mean higher prices. 

After travelling much of the country in the last month I sense a lot of unease amongst many farmers over our dependance on dairy as a …

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VINNIE WOOLSTON
VINNIE WOOLSTON

Well done Vinnie on becoming the new face of Yves Saint Laurent’s La Nuit de L’Homme.

We had the pleasure of shooting Vinnie in 2012 for our Winter campaign.

It’s impossible to take a bad photo of him and it couldn’t happen to a nicer guy.

Image courtesy: Karen Inderbitzen Waller 


VENICE BIENNALE
VENICE BIENNALE

We are pleased to be involved, in a small way, supporting Simon Denny’s Secret Power, that will show at New Zealand’s pavilion at the 2015 Venice Biennale.

Secret Power considers how we access information in the post-Snowden world, focusing on relationships between geography, knowledge, and power. The dual venues of the Marciana Library and the arrivals lounge at Marco Polo Airport provide the pavilion for Denny to explore the way the world is represented in state-produced documents, spaces, and images. 

NZ at Venice is an initiative lead by Creative New Zealand Arts Council of New Zealand Toi Aotearoa …

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY AUCKLAND
HAPPY BIRTHDAY AUCKLAND

Dear Auckland

Happy Birthday. Congratulations on making it to 175.

There is so much to love about you but, since you’ve decided to become a Super City, I don’t agree with everything you have planned for your future.

My fear is that by the time you turn 200 you won’t recognize yourself.

Why are you intent on ripping up and improving everything all the time. What’s the rush? you are still so young and have your whole life ahead of you.

I can put up with your inadequacies and flaws so please stop trying to change …

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IAN ATHFIELD
IAN ATHFIELD

It is sad to hear of Ian Athfields death.

Undeniably one of Wellington and New Zealand’s most prominent architects.

Rest in Peace.