Worth a watch - available on the RNZ website here.
Staff from Te Papa and local museums are helping Marae from "Dargaville to Feilding" restore Taonga damaged in Cyclone Gabrielle.
Excellent article by Stuff with audio from RNZ available here.
A large carved panel thought to be made of sought after Huanghuali wood, sold for a record price at Dunbar's Asian Art Sale recently. Lot 975 was estimated at $50,000 and sold after some healthy bidding for $136,000 plus premium. This may be the highest price for an Asian antique in the New Zealand market.
Other items in the sale included 18th and 19th Century Tibetan Buddhist religious pieces from the collection of Geoffrey Key, London. With competitive bidding from "a man sitting on the couch" (as James the auctioneer referred to him as) many of this collection sold over the high estimates. The online catalogue with prices realised is here.
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