71 days ago


Alfred from Petone

The next four weeks at home could be a great time to get your paints out and get creative. This lovely watercolour was painted last Sunday at home by young Lower Hutt artist Fletcher O'Hagan (aged 12) I'm looking forward to see what you can come up with too.

Details & Entry conditions

Prizes donated by Artspace Gallery :-
1st - art materials to the value of $75
2 runner up prizes of a youth art class voucher each

Four age groups 6-9 10-13 14 -17 18- 21

Free entry.

Size - paintings must be A4 size,on thick watercolour paper and unframed.

Delivery of entries - to be delivered to Artspace Gallery within two weeks after the lockdown is over.

Only paintings done during the lock down period can be entered.

Judge, John Toft, Watercolour artist & past president Watercolour New Zealand

Be sure to write your name, phone number, age and email address on the back of each painting.

Number of entries - up to three paintings may be entered per artist but not all may be exhibited.

An Exhibition of your entries is planned to open as soon as possible after the lockdown is over.

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Go ahead, get snapping and illustrate what's beyond your backyard.

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2 days ago

Quality furniture donations needed

Communications Manager from Te Omanga Hospice

If you are having a clear out, downsizing or on the move then please think of your local Te Omanga Hospice Shop. All our shops have reopened and need quality pre-loved furniture.

You'll find us at:
🏠 217 High St, LOWER HUTT
🏠 154 Jackson St, PETONE (new shop just opened!)
🏠 6 The Strand, WAINUIOMATA
🏠 21 Queen St, UPPER HUTT

OPENING HOURS: Mon to Fri 9.30am to 5pm, Sat 10am to 4pm, Sun 10am to 2pm. Call 0800 83 66 26 for free collection of furniture or estate lots.

When you donate to or buy from a Te Omanga Hospice Shop, you are directly supporting people in the Hutt Valley living with terminal or life limiting illnesses. Thank you for supporting local!