Solo show gets artist weaving

Te Uku fibre artist Ruth Port is weaving works of art like never before, for her first solo exhibition which opens at ArtsPost in Hamilton next week. “It’s a biggie,” she says of the event which has kept her busy all summer in the hope that about 16 pieces can be on...

Ben finds feet as a ‘green’ cobbler

He may be out of public sight beavering away in his father’s mainstreet workshop behind Soul Shoes, but Ben Galloway’s far from out of mind. A bearded and bereted Ben — looking every bit the artisan shoemaker — is quietly making a name for himself producing what’s...

Five-year-old artist in the making holds exhibition

While many of us at five are only just starting to go to school, Hazel Cranfield, only recently turned five, will be showcasing her very first art exhibition at Blacksand Café starting this week. Her mother Erin describes her daughter’s work as “quite abstract” with...

Campers help keep Coastguard afloat

Raglan Volunteer Coastguard “wouldn’t survive” without support from the community, says president Wally Hawken, who was delighted last week to receive a cheque for more than $4000 from an annual charity auction held early this month by the main local campground. “We...

Trails of visitors eyed as artists open up studios

Raglan artists putting the finishing touches to preparations for the Open Studio Weekend starting Saturday have their fingers crossed for an “avalanche” of visitors and buyers this time, thanks to better advertising and signage than for last summer’s successful...

Stairmand Storms to Second Title

Local surfer Billy Stairmand battled to his second national surfing title after a near flawless performance in the final of the Open Men’s Division at the 2012 Hyundai National Surfing Championships held at Piha Beach this past weekend. The young 22 year old is ranked...