Art

Franklin Artist to demonstrate in Brisbane

Waiau Pa’s Grant Sharman, a tetraplegic and member of the Mouth and Foot Painting Artists (MFPA), will enter a painting competition and demonstrate his technique at the Royal Queensland Show (EKKA), in Brisbane from 10 to the 19 August 2018. Grant, who has demonstrated at EKKA several times, began painting by holding the brush with his mouth after an injury […]

Local talent beautifies Botany

Sixteen year old Olivia King is a whizz with the paint brush and recently painted one of the Chorus cabinets in Botany Town Centre. After entering the Manukau Beautification Charitable Trust’s competition, the Waiuku local was selected as one of four artists to design and paint the cabinets around South Auckland. While Olivia has done many paintings before, she said […]

Winemaking in Waiuku

He’s dabbled in some good old Kiwi home brew beer making. He’s even had a crack at crafting cider (though not very successfully!) But being involved in developing a professionally made commercial bottle of wine? Well that just popped his cork completely.  Ross Voltz of Waiuku now has his name on a bottle of wine. Ross took part in the […]


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