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From Habitat magazine - issue 10 , hey habitat


Rhino head artist

In our last issue, the magnificent replica rhino head that graces the walls of David and Bronwen Melrose’s house was incorrectly attributed to Weta Workshops. It was, in fact, hand-made by Tanya Marriott of Marmalade Monkey. The piece was inspired by Tanya’s Animal parody Dolls and her other projects include award winning garments in the world of wearable arts. The rhino head was painted with left-over Resene testpots in shades of tan and umber.

Replica rhino head

That’s a lot of paint

When Corry and Jan Zeestraten repainted their magnificent home, Reynox House in Oxford, Canterbury, they built a pyramid out of the paint they used to show our local Rangiora reseller how much work they had done! It’s a pretty impressive pile made up of 39 x 10L, 18 x 4L and 1 x 2L.

The circa 1916 house has been grandly restored, has eight bedrooms and three bathrooms, and is set on 2903sq m of land.

Paint pyramid

Reborn paint

One man’s junk is another man’s treasure. A few places around Tauranga have benefited from the hard work of Peter Hardyment and donated paint from the Resene PaintWise service – where unwanted paint can be returned by the public and is gifted to community groups by Resene. This cheeky corrugated iron artwork (below) is in the Alzheimers Society garden.

Any community group interested in receiving paint can collect a community paint registration form from any Resene ColorShop and return it to Resene Marketing, PO Box 38242, Wellington Mail Centre or register online. See for more information.

Congratulations to Peter Hardyment, our winner this issue.

Corrugated iron artwork

Packing it in

Architect Pierre du Toit took Resene, in the form of his trusty backpack, to the end of the earth on his latest vacation on a cruise to Antarctica last November.

Antarctica cruise

Not just the walls

Just wanted to thank you again for organising the sponsorship for our Sevens costumes. We had a fantastic time and received heaps of good comments about our costumes. In fact, we’re considering wearing them again next year. Someone from Resene also dropped down a few of the Resene inflatable hands for us to use which also managed to get into quite a few photos.

– Andrea Dunnett

Seven Resene costumes

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