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Art and Culture

The Boyd-Dunlop Gallery on Hastings Street will showcase the works of the late Allen Maddox next month.

The event sees 10 local artists working with a variety of materials including timber, clay, recycled materials, stone carving, bronze and wood.

Hastings City Art Gallery educator Peter Madden is looking forward to introducing the region’s students to the value of contemporary art.

This year is the 10th year of lighting the gardens, an occasion that’s become a highlight of the annual events calendar in the Hastings district.

The Italian Ambassador to New Zealand Fabrizio Marcelli will attend Kohupatiki Marae in Clive for the 28th Māori Battalion Ngāti Kahungunu D Company Anzac Day service.

Napier's Olivia Ahlborn is donating 25 per cent of the sale proceeds from her first life-size horseshoe sculpture to the CatWalk Spinal Cord Injury Research Trust via a silent auction across the week of the event.

Hastings was the first city in New Zealand to have a sister city in China, making ties between the two strong.

Mātangirau will be performing at Te Matatini for the first time this year.

The piece, designed by Jo Dixey last year to reflect the city’s Art Deco architecture, is on display in the Napier Conference Centre, Napier War Memorial Centre.