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A lack of zeal

posted 02.13 in news.

Driving past Waiheke Island’s new library construction site last month, I raised a bushy eyebrow on seeing the hoarding announcing Mainzeal Group as main contractor. I hadn’t seen their name anywhere for a very long while. I had thought...

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Gallery fatigue

posted 04.12 in news.

I finally got to the ACMI last weekend, with a friend. It closes at the end of May. It is worth every cent. Etchings and drawings of characters in his films take up most of the space. He has a particular way with blotchy skin that reminds me of the...

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Civic Theatre

posted 08.09 in resources.

This atmospheric cinema seating 2750 opened in Auckland in 1929. It was designed by Charles Bohringer and William Leighton. Historic building listing

The Mighty Civic

posted 01.09 in resources.

An 11 minute excerpt from Peter Well’s 1988 film about Auckland’s ornate Civic theatre.

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