Featherston Camp Opening

Horses from the South Island chapters of the NZ Mounted Rifles Association face their toughest career challenge yet: a four-hour trip across Cook Strait ahead of

Featherston Military Camp and A Long Long Trail

After hearing some facts about Featherston Military Camp at the recent book launch of 'A Long, Long Trail', Greytown illustrator and graphic designer Gerad Taylor decided to jump online and researc

Kiri Riwai Couch Book Launch

Masterton photographer Kiri Riwai Couch (Ngati Hine, Ngati Pukenga) reached a milestone in her ambitious long-running project to photograph Wairarapa kuia last week when her book Kuia – a celebrati

Friends of Aratoi Art Awards

The shimmering orange Dots and two lines was the one that got away for a Wellington business.

Camp commandant born to lead

Lt Col Noel Percy Adams was remembered as walking over the Rimutakas with every draft of soldiers heading to the Front, in full kit and leading his white horse:  'not until he turned back to c

Friends of Aratoi Art Awards and NPS

For the first time the Friends of Aratoi are offering an experiential prize as part of their Awards exhibition opening this Friday.

Jake Walker - 'Folk Modernism'

Featherston-based artist Jake Walker has described his work as 'Folk Modernism' and his process as 'wrestling paintings into the realms of sculpture' - and a new work just purchased for the Aratoi

Connecting with military camp families

Planning for the major exhibition 'Featherston Military Training Camp' due to open in January is taking Aratoi director Alice Hutchison to far flung parts of the country as she connects with descen

'Mock chastisement' part of culture

Children recently tried out some tapa making skills, inspired by the current exhibition 'Ko e Hala Hangatonu' at Aratoi.

Getting creative with postcards 12 Oct 2015

In his career as an animator, Steffen Kreft is used to working to other peoples deadlines and briefs. But in May 2013 he decided to give himself total free reign.

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