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Chyna Wilkinson

‘There She Goes, My Beautiful World’ ink on paper.

  • NorthTec arts students are exhibiting their work in unusual settings around Whangarei, as part of their final year of studies. Heath (Heather) Bell’s work will be seen by visitors to the city as they arrive through Whangarei Airport, while Carmen......

  • When Arohanui Vause recently decided to adorn her face with her moko, she encountered many moments of doubts and anxiety. The choice came down to her children’s future and their ability to grow up Māori. She talks to Philippa Mannagh about......

  • The scribes of Northland are sharpening their nibs with the launch of a national short story competition. The Northland branch of the New Zealand Society of Authors (NZSA) has called on writers to enter its national short story competition, which......

  • To look at her, you’d never believe there are dragons flying around in her head but the Whangarei fantasy series author, Derin Attwood, is continuing her work on the series. She talks to Christel Jeffs about the work which often......

  • Karyn Cossey has creativity oozing from every pore. Within minutes of collapsing in the chair across from me, coffee on the way, she tells me she’s crazy and has way too many projects: from designing clothing to making unicorns to......

  • The Northland Youth Summit Arts Festival 2018 is coming! The next big event on our calendar is the Northland Youth Summit Arts Festival 2018. This year it will be held in Whangarei in early September. Youth between the ages of......

  •   “This is the goal, this is the vision, it’s a pretty big one- but no one ever got anywhere without big dreams.” From her home just South of Whangarei, the first winner of our Creative Northland competition sat down......

  • By Christine Allen As she helped the 80-year-old woman up onto the seat to get a bumblebee tattoo on the back of her neck, Devon Tucker, the 21-year-old newly qualified tattoo artist at Memory Lane Tattoo Studio smiled and realised......

  •   Northland writers’ feature: Geraldine Craw on art, automobiles, and being an author by Christel Jeffs It is fair to say that the life of a writer is a precarious balancing act. Managing creative pursuits along with financial and family......

  • Waikaraka mum Jo Ellis might well be a superhero with a super power of being able to turn broken glass into beauty, art, life and healing. When Jo combs the beach near her home for the sea glass, she is......