Libraries, Arts and Heritage News

By Leeann Morgan
Arts and Libraries Manager
March 2012

NZ Book Month 2012

March is New Zealand Book Month.

To celebrate, Kāpiti Coast District Libraries would like to invite you on a blind date with a New Zealand book.

You will find wrapped books on the shelves at each of the libraries.

Choose a book, take it home, unwrap and enjoy. Books change lives. You never know, your blind date may change yours.



Mahara Gallery

Robyn Kahukiwa’s exhibition, “Maumahara: Remember” is now showing at Mahara Gallery until 29 April 2012. Curator Hinemoa Hilliard writes “Robyn Kahukiwa’s art has taken her on a journey that has deepened her connections and widened her understanding of what it means to be; a Māori woman, a mother and grandmother, a member of a tribe and other communities, a Māori artist living and practicing in the 21st century, living on contested land that has a history of violent colonisation.

Her work has allowed us to share these experiences alongside her. Indeed, art historian Jonathon Mane-Wheoki states, “No contemporary Māori artist’s work is better known to New Zealanders than Robyn Kahukiwa’s.”

Mahara Gallery is proud to present this exhibition as part of the NZ International Festival of the Arts 2012.

Ōtaki Museum

From the 19th March visit Ōtaki Museum to experience the, “All Dressed Up With Somewhere To Go” exhibition. Dresses, shoes and jewellery of yesteryear will bring black and white photos to life. Music, decorations and artefacts will reignite memories from a past era. Ōtaki Museum is open Thursday – Saturday 10am – 2pm. Group visits by arrangement. Phone 06 364 6886.