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Artists combine to help save dolphins

A collective exhibition opens this Saturday at Matapihi Art Gallery in downtown Raglan to help save the critically endangered Maui’s dolphin, of which only 55 are believed to be left on the planet in our waters.

Up to a dozen local artists are involved in the fundraiser and will donate a percentage of their sales to the NZ Whale & Dolphin Trust, while the gallery will donate 20 percent of its usual commission.
The work is being sold worldwide through the Art for Maui’s Facebook page.

The month-long exhibition has been timed to coincide with the arrival in town this week of sea-paddlers — led by Dave Rastavich of Surfers for Cetaceans — on an epic 350km ocean journey to raise awareness of NZ’s marine environment.

Ransom Wines and Raglan SuperValue will support the event on opening night at Matapihi, next to the gym on Bow Street, from 7pm.

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