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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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#2

"Going Retro" By Amanda Herbert

"Going Retro" By Amanda Herbert

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#3

Endangered Black Robin By Kelly Jarvis

Endangered Black Robin By Kelly Jarvis

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

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

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#6

Artist Paul Walsh

Artist Paul Walsh

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#8

Artist Jimmy Robertson

Artist Jimmy Robertson

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#9

Artist Brent Larsen

Artist Brent Larsen

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#10

Ancient Rototuna (Eel Lake) By Brady Walker

Ancient Rototuna (Eel Lake) By Brady Walker

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#11

Artist Paul Walsh

Artist Paul Walsh

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Christine Holl
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4 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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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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#15

Artist Monique Dillon

Artist Monique Dillon

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#16

"Cosmic Shower" By Meghan Jackson

 "Cosmic Shower" By Meghan Jackson

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Andrea Bernier Hall
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4 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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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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#19

"Wax-Eye" By Paul Walsh

"Wax-Eye" By Paul Walsh

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Andrea Bernier Hall
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4 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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#21

"Tuis In Aro Valley" By David Marshall

"Tuis In Aro Valley" By David Marshall

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#22

"Pear Pressure" By Jeff Mitchell

"Pear Pressure" By Jeff Mitchell

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#23

Artist Alex McLeod

Artist Alex McLeod

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#24

"Breakwater" By Phil Jones

"Breakwater" By Phil Jones

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#25

"Student Cat" By Paul Walsh

"Student Cat" By Paul Walsh

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#27

Artist Anne McDonald

Artist Anne McDonald

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#28

Flightless Kakapo Parrot By Jack Pillans

Flightless Kakapo Parrot By Jack Pillans

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sharron lynn parsons
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4 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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#29

"The Modern Working Dog" By Paul Walsh

"The Modern Working Dog" By Paul Walsh

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#30

Artist Amanda Herbert

Artist Amanda Herbert

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#31

Artist Anne McDonald

Artist Anne McDonald

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#32

"Opaheke" By Hawaiki Hurihanganui

"Opaheke" By Hawaiki Hurihanganui

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#33

Artist Paul Walsh

Artist Paul Walsh

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#34

Artist Chris Newman

Artist Chris Newman

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#38

Artist David Marshall

Artist David Marshall

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Francis
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4 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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#40

Kokako And Saddleback Native Birds By Kelly Jarvis

Kokako And Saddleback Native Birds By Kelly Jarvis

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#42

Mother Nature By Freya Thompson

Mother Nature By Freya Thompson

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#43

Crayfish By Alex McLeod

Crayfish By Alex McLeod

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#45

Artist Corey Harbrow

Artist Corey Harbrow

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#47

"Abstract Landscape" By Christie Wright

"Abstract Landscape" By Christie Wright

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Artist Paul Walsh

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#49

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

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

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#51

Native Tuatara By Paul Walsh

Native Tuatara By Paul Walsh

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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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#53

Artist Amanda Herbert

Artist Amanda Herbert

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Artist Amanda Herbert

Artist Amanda Herbert

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Yvonne Daniel
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4 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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#56

Native Huia (Extinct) And Tui By Aidan Walkbaekeen

Native Huia (Extinct) And Tui By Aidan Walkbaekeen

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#57

Gannets By Janice Hambly

Gannets By Janice Hambly

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Native Tui With Fuchsia Flowers By Aroha Novak

Native Tui With Fuchsia Flowers By Aroha Novak

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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
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4 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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#66

Native Piwakawaka (Fantail) With Hibiscus Flowers By Gynelle Blake

Native Piwakawaka (Fantail) With Hibiscus Flowers By Gynelle Blake

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#67

Classic New Zealand Lollies By Viv Walker

Classic New Zealand Lollies By Viv Walker

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Christine Holl
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4 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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#69

Classic New Zealand Buzzy Bee Toy By Alex McLeod

Classic New Zealand Buzzy Bee Toy By Alex McLeod

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#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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#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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#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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#76

Classic New Zealand Buzzy Bee Toy By Mark Haldane

Classic New Zealand Buzzy Bee Toy By Mark Haldane

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#77

Oratia In West Auckland By Monique Endt

Oratia In West Auckland By Monique Endt

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#78

"Sheepdog" By Jennifer Jane

"Sheepdog" By Jennifer Jane

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"Mermaids" By Amanda Herbert

"Mermaids" By Amanda Herbert

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#80

"Phone Home" By Amanda Herbert

"Phone Home" By Amanda Herbert

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