I spied some of these cheerful boxes while out walking near my home in Auckland and they inspired me to discover more of them throughout New Zealand.

A few years ago, the Keep NZ Beautiful Society and telecommunications company Chorus created a cabinet art programme to bring smiles and deter taggers.

Here are some of my favs from the project.

More info: chorus.co.nz

This is how telecommunications cabinets usually look like

#1

"Christmas Lights" By Paul Walsh

"Christmas Lights" By Paul Walsh

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Francis 1 month ago

it is so shiny.. I MUST MURDER IT *destroys everything in the room*

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#2

"Going Retro" By Amanda Herbert

"Going Retro" By Amanda Herbert

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joe 1 month ago

Wow! This is fantastic.

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#3

Endangered Black Robin By Kelly Jarvis

Endangered Black Robin By Kelly Jarvis

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sharron lynn parsons 1 month ago

Beautiful, I would like to know why they are endangered !!!

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#4

"My Cat Likes To Hide In Boxes" By Viv Walker

"My Cat Likes To Hide In Boxes" By Viv Walker

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Yvonne Daniel 1 month ago

Just beautiful. I really admire this artist's work.

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#5

"Great Horned Owl" By Jordan McGuire

"Great Horned Owl" By Jordan McGuire

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sharron lynn parsons 1 month ago

Simply excellent !!!

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#6

Artist Paul Walsh

Artist Paul Walsh

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sharron lynn parsons 1 month ago

Really like this, reminds me of the aquarium I had, I miss it !!!

#7

"Tiger" By Jordan McGuire

"Tiger" By Jordan McGuire

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Francis 1 month ago

amazing!

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#8

Artist Jimmy Robertson

Artist Jimmy Robertson

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RaroaRaroa 1 month ago

This looks like a painting of and Underwater Dogs photo.

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#9

Artist Brent Larsen

Artist Brent Larsen

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Ann C 1 month ago

Did you see the tiny surfer snail dude at the base? Adorable!

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#10

Ancient Rototuna (Eel Lake) By Brady Walker

Ancient Rototuna (Eel Lake) By Brady Walker

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sharron lynn parsons 1 month ago

Nice work, looks realistic !!!

#11

Artist Paul Walsh

Artist Paul Walsh

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Christine Holl 1 month ago

I've seen this one! It's up on one of Auckland centrals busiest streets.

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#12

Artist Shane Walker

Artist Shane Walker

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Kayli Boring 1 month ago

it looks so real

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#13

Artist Monique Dillon

Artist Monique Dillon

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sharron lynn parsons 1 month ago

Very pretty Monique !!!

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#14

Native Tui On Wharariki Flowers (Mountain Flax) By Richard Baker Aka Popx Art

Native Tui On Wharariki Flowers (Mountain Flax) By Richard Baker Aka Popx Art

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sharron lynn parsons 1 month ago

Good job, looks 3D !!!

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#15

Artist Monique Dillon

Artist Monique Dillon

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sharron lynn parsons 1 month ago

Love this, unique concept !!!

#16

"Cosmic Shower" By Meghan Jackson

 "Cosmic Shower" By Meghan Jackson

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Andrea Bernier Hall 1 month ago

Beautiful colors, the sparkle looks genuine, the water mist is wonderful. Love this!

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#17

Native Pukeko By Paul Walsh

Native Pukeko By Paul Walsh

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Michelle Muirhead 1 month ago

Such talent

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#18

Woven Flax And Tartan Kiwiana By Andy McCready

Woven Flax And Tartan Kiwiana By Andy McCready

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sharron lynn parsons 1 month ago

Nice work, very creative !!!

#19

"Wax-Eye" By Paul Walsh

"Wax-Eye" By Paul Walsh

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Andrea Bernier Hall 1 month ago

Love that the "focus" of the pic is on the cute birdies, then the blurred background is great.

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#20

"Snorkelling" By Paul Walsh

"Snorkelling" By Paul Walsh

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Tors Stroths 1 month ago (edited)

This is before someone sprayed some tag across it :(

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#21

"Tuis In Aro Valley" By David Marshall

"Tuis In Aro Valley" By David Marshall

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sharron lynn parsons 1 month ago

This is very well done, love the color technique !!!

#22

"Pear Pressure" By Jeff Mitchell

"Pear Pressure" By Jeff Mitchell

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sharron lynn parsons 1 month ago

Well done, good shading, it's important to add shading !!!

#23

Artist Alex McLeod

Artist Alex McLeod

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Michelle Muirhead 1 month ago

A shoal of the famous Soy Sauce fish!

#24

"Breakwater" By Phil Jones

"Breakwater" By Phil Jones

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Awkward Manatee 1 month ago

Love this one!

#25

"Student Cat" By Paul Walsh

"Student Cat" By Paul Walsh

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sharron lynn parsons 1 month ago

Well done Paul, love the background, nice effect !!!

#26

"Athena" By Alex McLeod

"Athena" By Alex McLeod

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sharron lynn parsons 1 month ago

Very well done !!!

#27

Artist Anne McDonald

Artist Anne McDonald

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Yvonne Daniel 1 month ago

Another marvelous work of art. Such a talented artist.

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#28

Flightless Kakapo Parrot By Jack Pillans

Flightless Kakapo Parrot By Jack Pillans

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sharron lynn parsons 1 month ago

I saw this on t.v., national geographic, otherwise didn't know of this parrot, well done !!!

#29

"The Modern Working Dog" By Paul Walsh

"The Modern Working Dog" By Paul Walsh

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KitKati 1 month ago

He looks like he's seen some things 😁

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#30

Artist Amanda Herbert

Artist Amanda Herbert

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sharron lynn parsons 1 month ago

Excellent, this is exceptional work, love the theme !!!

#31

Artist Anne McDonald

Artist Anne McDonald

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sharron lynn parsons 1 month ago

Interesting, especially the eyes !!!

#32

"Opaheke" By Hawaiki Hurihanganui

"Opaheke" By Hawaiki Hurihanganui

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sharron lynn parsons 1 month ago

Well done, practice and you will get better !!!

#33

Artist Paul Walsh

Artist Paul Walsh

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sharron lynn parsons 1 month ago

Good job, I love the red panda !!!

#34

Artist Chris Newman

Artist Chris Newman

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Ann C 1 month ago

This guy is the talented New Zealand actor Cliff Curtis.

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#35

"Mt Te Aroha" By Elanor McKenzie

"Mt Te Aroha" By Elanor McKenzie

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sharron lynn parsons 1 month ago

Like this, unique idea !!!

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#36

Artist Kim Garside

Artist Kim Garside

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sharron lynn parsons 1 month ago

Nice job Kim, very creative !!!

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#37

Artist Monique Dillon

Artist Monique Dillon

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Ānaru Wūru 1 month ago

Found it!

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#38

Artist David Marshall

Artist David Marshall

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Francis 1 month ago

why are we not funding this? it looks so much better! there is no reason why we can't paint all these cabinets!

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#39

Artist Jennifer Jane

Artist Jennifer Jane

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sharron lynn parsons 1 month ago

Nice work Jennifer, I love it !!!

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#40

Kokako And Saddleback Native Birds By Kelly Jarvis

Kokako And Saddleback Native Birds By Kelly Jarvis

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sharron lynn parsons 1 month ago

Great job Kelly !!!

#41

"Retro Kiwiana" By Andy McCready

"Retro Kiwiana" By Andy McCready

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Debbie Beatson 1 month ago

LOVE this one Andy!!

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#42

Mother Nature By Freya Thompson

Mother Nature By Freya Thompson

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sharron lynn parsons 1 month ago

Very good Freya, like the concept !!!

#43

Crayfish By Alex McLeod

Crayfish By Alex McLeod

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Jacob/Becca Gizmo the Squirrel 1 month ago

Looks like it will walk right off the box!

#44

Artist Bruce Greig

Artist Bruce Greig

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sharron lynn parsons 1 month ago

Good work Bruce !!!

#45

Artist Corey Harbrow

Artist Corey Harbrow

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sharron lynn parsons 1 month ago

Well done Corey, good concept !!!

#46

Rare Blue Koura (Crayfish) By Paul Walsh

Rare Blue Koura (Crayfish) By Paul Walsh

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sharron lynn parsons 1 month ago

This is great Paul !!!

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#47

"Abstract Landscape" By Christie Wright

"Abstract Landscape" By Christie Wright

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sharron lynn parsons 1 month ago

Not fond of abstract, but is well done Christie !!!

#48

Artist Paul Walsh

Artist Paul Walsh

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sharron lynn parsons 1 month ago

Good work Paul, wise reader, cute !!!

#49

Located Beside A Dairy (Convenience Store), By Bruce Greig

Located Beside A Dairy (Convenience Store), By Bruce Greig

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sharron lynn parsons 1 month ago

Wow,this is great Bruce !!!

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#50

Artist Paul Walsh

Artist Paul Walsh

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Lauren Caswell 1 month ago

And bring a towel ^-^

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#51

Native Tuatara By Paul Walsh

Native Tuatara By Paul Walsh

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sharron lynn parsons 1 month ago

Love this Paul !!!

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#52

Native Tui And Pohutukawa Flowers By Kane “Scream” Smith And Emily Roberts

Native Tui And Pohutukawa Flowers By Kane “Scream” Smith And Emily Roberts

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sharron lynn parsons 1 month ago

This is lovely, nice work !!!

#53

Artist Amanda Herbert

Artist Amanda Herbert

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queen...<3 1 month ago

that bear looks like it wants to take my soul....

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#54

Artist Amanda Herbert

Artist Amanda Herbert

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Yvonne Daniel 1 month ago

This one is too cute with the various bird expressions. I love it!

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#55

Artist Maxine Burney

Artist Maxine Burney

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sharron lynn parsons 1 month ago

Love this Maxine, the dogs' face, smile, cat looks grumpy !!!

#56

Native Huia (Extinct) And Tui By Aidan Walkbaekeen

Native Huia (Extinct) And Tui By Aidan Walkbaekeen

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sharron lynn parsons 1 month ago

This is well done Aidan !!!

#57

Gannets By Janice Hambly

Gannets By Janice Hambly

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sharron lynn parsons 1 month ago

Great work Janice, I love the gannets !!!

#58

Artist Shane Walker

Artist Shane Walker

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sharron lynn parsons 1 month ago

Great art, Shane !!!

#59

Native Tui With Fuchsia Flowers By Aroha Novak

Native Tui With Fuchsia Flowers By Aroha Novak

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Lauren Caswell 1 month ago

Oh I recognise this one it's in my city! Yay!

#60

Artist David Marshall

Artist David Marshall

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sharron lynn parsons 1 month ago

Well done David !!!

#61

Artist Lilah Bowers

Artist Lilah Bowers

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sharron lynn parsons 1 month ago

Nice work Lilah !!!

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#62

"Nelson Heritage" By Marilyn Andrews

"Nelson Heritage" By Marilyn Andrews

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#63

"Parrot" By Anne McDonald

"Parrot" By Anne McDonald

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#64

Artist Carrie Bolton

Artist Carrie Bolton

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Carrie Bolton 1 month ago

Yes, that’s me! Carrie Bolton art on face book or cboltonart.webs.com

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#65

Artists Kane "Scream" Smith And Emily Roberts

Artists Kane "Scream" Smith And Emily Roberts

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sharron lynn parsons 3 weeks ago

Well done, good eye, like it sees us !!!

#66

Native Piwakawaka (Fantail) With Hibiscus Flowers By Gynelle Blake

Native Piwakawaka (Fantail) With Hibiscus Flowers By Gynelle Blake

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sharron lynn parsons 1 month ago

Nice work Gynelle !!!

#67

Classic New Zealand Lollies By Viv Walker

Classic New Zealand Lollies By Viv Walker

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Christine Holl 1 month ago

I feel like i'm the only person in NZ who can't stand jelly airplanes. Give me a bag of milk bottles though and I'm a happy camper!

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#68

Artist Paul Walsh

Artist Paul Walsh

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sharron lynn parsons 3 weeks ago

Love this, great talent Paul !!!

#69

Classic New Zealand Buzzy Bee Toy By Alex McLeod

Classic New Zealand Buzzy Bee Toy By Alex McLeod

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Michelle Muirhead 1 month ago

Iconic

#70

Kiwi And Other Native New Zealand Birds By Tom Wallace

Kiwi And Other Native New Zealand Birds By Tom Wallace

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sharron lynn parsons 3 weeks ago

Nice job Tom, unique !!!

#71

Artist Jenni Corbett

Artist Jenni Corbett

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Barbara Thomas 1 month ago

Wow :)

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#72

Native Kereru Wood Pigeon And Tawa Tree By Kane “Scream” Smith And Emily Roberts

Native Kereru Wood Pigeon And Tawa Tree By Kane “Scream” Smith And Emily Roberts

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sharron lynn parsons 3 weeks ago

Very pretty !!!

#73

Artist Paul Walsh

Artist Paul Walsh

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sharron lynn parsons 3 weeks ago

Great talent Paul !!!

#74

"Rotorua Mud Pool Fun" By Heidi Stook

"Rotorua Mud Pool Fun" By Heidi Stook

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#75

Native Pukeko By Tom Wallace

Native Pukeko By Tom Wallace

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sharron lynn parsons 3 weeks ago

Love this, good concept, very creative !!!

#76

Classic New Zealand Buzzy Bee Toy By Mark Haldane

Classic New Zealand Buzzy Bee Toy By Mark Haldane