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04 MARCH 2012

New Zealanders need to start more actively dealing with urban issues

"'It is essential that New Zealanders start dealing much more actively with urban issues,' asserts Professor Harvey Perkins, recently appointed Director of Transforming Cities: Innovations for Sustainable Futures (formerly, Transforming Auckland) and Professor of Planning.

'We need to embrace the ideas of 'urban sustainability and liveability',' notions he explores in his most recent publication, Place, Identity and Everyday Life in a Globalizing World, co–authored with Professor David Thorns. This work followed a series of jointly published articles with colleagues at Lincoln University and The University of Auckland critically examining the ways in which sustainability thinking has been interpreted and incorporated in urban planning in New Zealand."

(Jenny Dixon, 16 February 2012)

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Aotearoa New ZealandAucklandcities • David Thorns • economic changeenvironmental changeeveryday life • globalizing world • Harvey Perkins • human geographyinterdisciplinary • interdisciplinary urban research • landscape • Lincoln University • liveabilityNew Zealandersperi-urban changeperiurbanisation • research scope • rural social changesociologysustainabilitysustainability thinking • Transforming Auckland • transforming cities • TRI • University of AucklandUniversity of Canterburyurban changeurban issuesurban planningurban researchurban sprawlurban sustainability

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Simon Perkins
24 FEBRUARY 2012

Artsdiary: art exhibition listings in Auckland, Aotearoa New Zealand

"Welcome to artsdiary, a comprehensive listing of visual art exhibitions in Auckland art galleries, where you can see at a glance what's on now and over the next 10 days. With daily updates, we are always fresh and current. We attend as many exhibitions and openings as possible to take photographs, and feature these on the 'BEEN THERE' pages."

(Sait Akkirman and Judith Akkirman)

Fig.1 2011 Sait Akkirman, 17/10/2011, Philip Trusttum – exhibition and book launch at TSB Bank Wallace Arts Centre.

Fig.2 2011 Sait Akkirman, 09/03/2011, at the opening of Kathy Barry exhibition at RM Gallery.

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2011Aotearoa New Zealandart • art exhibitions diary • Artsdiary • Auckland • Auckland art exhibitions • book launch • calendar • dealer gallery • exhibitionJames Wallace • Kathy Barry • North IslandPhilip Trusttum • private show • public art • RM Gallery • TSB Bank Wallace Arts Centre

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Simon Perkins
05 FEBRUARY 2012

Joyce Campbell's Garden of Ambrotype Peculiarities

"L.A. Botanical is, specifically, a series of ambrotypes, an early form of photography, invented in 1850, the same year that the City of Los Angeles was incorporated as a municipality. At the time, the population comprised a mere 1,610 hardy souls. The population explosion of the following 150 years into the Los Angeles we know today resembles (from an imaginary aerial vantage point) an algal bloom, or bacterial inflorescence[ii]–the visible record of a natural imbalance

Ambrotypes are negative images on glass plates which, when shown against a black backdrop, appear to be positive. The name comes from the Greek ambrotos, 'immortal', a rather poetic way of evoking the power of photography to fix forever the fragile moment. Plants, particularly flowers, have long been the favorite metaphor of poets, painters, and now photographers for the passage of time–they are our most consistent reminder of mortality, and yet our most frequent solace at times of bereavement.

Though the ambrotype predates early moving pictures, Campbell's use of antique photography can't help but remind viewers of its sister medium, film, and the attendant connection with Los Angeles as a national and global 'dream factory' (or, indeed, that these technologies played their part in swelling the population of the fledgling city). Campbell's humble backyard blooms become, in L.A. Botanical, stars. The silver nitrate of the photographic process is linked, chemically and etymologically, to the silver screens onto which early films were projected. Campbell's botanical 'immortals' have been bequeathed eternal 'limelight' (another chemical process which, due to its use in theatrical lighting, is forever associated with fame)."

(Tessa Laird, 2006–2007)

Fig.1 "Black Walnut, Antifungal, anti–parasitic, antiseptic, herbicide and hair dye. To treat thrush, candida, ringworm and internal parasites. Ellagic acid and Juglone are being investigated as cancer treatments."

Fig.2 "Turpentine, From Ponderosa Pine, Paint thinner, solvent, liniment, antiseptic and treatment for lice and tapeworm."

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1850 • ambrotype • antique photography • Aotearoa New ZealandartistAucklandblackbotanical • chemical process • City of Los Angeles • creative practice • fix forever • flowers • fragile moment • fragility • glass plate • immortal • Joyce Campbell • L.A. Botanical • Los Angelesmetaphormomentmoving pictures • negatives • New Zealand artistpassage of timephotographer • photographic process • photographyplantplant information • silver nitrate • specimenstasisstill life photography • visible record • visual spectaclewoman photographer

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Simon Perkins
02 AUGUST 2011

Maori Maps: portal to the marae of Aotearoa New Zealand

"Māori Maps provides a nationwide map of marae, with photos of each marae, contact and background information, and photographs. There are also restricted access areas that marae themselves can use to store their data and photos.

To date the site contains information for marae in the Tai Tokerau (Northland) and Tamaki (Auckland) regions. Work is continuing towards adding all of Aotearoa's more than 800 ancestral marae by the year 2013.

Māori Maps is a portal to the marae of Aotearoa. The site will offer not only map location and directions to the gateway of every tribal marae in Aotearoa, but also a digital gateway by which visitors can access sites or service run by marae. Māori Maps recommends that anyone who wishes to go beyond kūwaha – to walk onto marae, be formally hosted or obtain deeper marae knowledge – should engage directly with the marae community and its elders."

(Te Potiki National Trust Limited, Aotearoa New Zealand)

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2013 • ancestral marae • Aotearoa New Zealand • ASB Community Trust • Auckland • Auckland region • belongingcultural identity • digital gateway • guideIndigenousinformation resource • kuwaha • Maori • Maori activity • Maori elders • Maori identity • Maori Maps • map • map location • mapsmarae • marae community • marae knowledge • marae of Aotearoa • national cultural heritage online • nationwide map of marae • North Island • Northland • Tai Tokerau • Tamaki • tribal marae

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Simon Perkins
27 JANUARY 2011

Te Ara Encyclopedia of New Zealand

"What is Te Ara? 'Te ara' in Māori means 'the pathway'. Te Ara – The Encyclopedia of New Zealand offers many pathways to understanding New Zealand. When complete, it will be a comprehensive guide to the country's peoples, natural economy, institutions and society. ...

An important feature of Te Ara is its Māori content. The Māori perspective is presented with each theme, and entries with substantial Māori content are available in the Māori language."

(Aotearoa New Zealand, Ministry for Culture and Heritage)

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Aotearoa New ZealandAucklandcatalogueChristchurchCommonwealthcultural heritageDunedinencyclopaediaheritagehistoryIndigenousLand WarsMaori • Ministry for Culture and Heritage • national cultural heritage onlineOtagoPacificPakehasocietySouth Island • Te Ara • Te Tiriti o Waitangi • the pathway • Treaty of WaitangiWellington

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Simon Perkins
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