A Sculpture for Chengdu: Te Ao Hurihuri – The Ever changing world

'Te Ao Hurihuri-The ever changing' world' It was an honour to represent Kirikiriroa Hamilton in China as part of the International Sister city collaboration. About the Sculpture 'Te Ao Hurihuri' - The Ever changing world A Sculpture for Chengdu 'Te Ao Hurihuri' is designed to appear as if made using the iconic New Zealand farming material, No'8 steel wire. A material which has come to symbolise the 'spirit of resourcefulness', of solving problems using lateral thinking and creatively working with what we have - all characteristics of the 'can-do' 'kiwi' attitude. The flowing lines sketch out a 'Tiki', a distinct icon of New Zealand and the wider Pacific. This work attempts to reflect the resilience, strength, dynamic energy and flare of Maori and also tells of 'Maui' the Polynesian hero and adventurer. The more formal structures represent the concept of 'Turangawaewae' a persons 'place to stand' and are in contrast with the flowing lines of the sculpture which…
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Slipper Island: $140 a night for a private island in New Zealand

https://youtu.be/GSrp9rTFMAU This is Slipper Island - get a bunch of 20 mates together, and the island is yours for $140 per person, per night. The island includes incredible beaches, bays, walks, lodges, glamping, and it's all yours! If you don't want to rent the island, there are heaps of other options like glamping, or a night at the lodge. Slipper Island is located 3 kilometers to the east of the Coromandel Peninsula in New Zealand's North Island and 8 kilometers southeast of the town of Pauanui.
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