I had a ball – in and out of water and mud – wait til Mum and Dad see me…
Don’t know why they thought it was necessary to bath me when I got home!
Whangarei are hosting a Shell Show for the 50th Anniversary of the Whangarei Shell Club and we would love to see you there. If you are interested and need more details just let me know. You will find my contact details on my ‘Antipodes’ page. – or just add a comment to this post. The show will be open to the public on Saturday 9th May 9 am to 4 pm.
Way back in 1993 Friedensreich Hundertwasser was invited by the then Mayor of Whangarei to design an art center for the city. He chose the former Northland Harbour Board building and made a number of visits to study the building and sketch his ideas. The project was revived in 2008 when the Whangarei District Council bought the building and two members traveled to Vienna to gain the support of the Hundertwasser Non-profit Foundation.
The Foundation not only retrieved the artist’s original drawings and architectural concepts from its archive, but also persuaded Heinz Springmann to produce plans for the Council which faithfully captured the artist’s vision.
Hundertwasser became closely attuned to Māori during his life time, and the concept of a gallery for exhibiting Māori art was included in his final design for a cultural center.
Surprisingly, the Whangarei District Council decided to withdraw their support for the Center in mid 2014, and a strong group of local citizens are now fighting to have it re-established. For more information on this go to
And if you live in or near Whangarei and want to support this project, visit the display in the city – see the signpost below.
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