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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

#2

“Going Retro” By Amanda Herbert

"Going Retro" By Amanda Herbert

#3

“Great Horned Owl” By Jordan McGuire

"Great Horned Owl" By Jordan McGuire

#4

Endangered Black Robin By Kelly Jarvis

Endangered Black Robin By Kelly Jarvis

#5

“The Modern Working Dog” By Paul Walsh

"The Modern Working Dog" By Paul Walsh

#6

Artist Paul Walsh

Artist Paul Walsh

#7

Artist Paul Walsh

Artist Paul Walsh

#8

Artist Monique Dillon

Artist Monique Dillon

#9

“Pear Pressure” By Jeff Mitchell

"Pear Pressure" By Jeff Mitchell

#10

“My Cat Likes To Hide In Boxes” By Viv Walker

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

#11

Artist Brent Larsen

Artist Brent Larsen

#12

Ancient Rototuna (Eel Lake) By Brady Walker

Ancient Rototuna (Eel Lake) By Brady Walker

#13

Artist Jimmy Robertson

Artist Jimmy Robertson

#14

“Tuis In Aro Valley” By David Marshall

"Tuis In Aro Valley" By David Marshall

#15

Artist Shane Walker

Artist Shane Walker

#16

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

#17

Woven Flax And Tartan Kiwiana By Andy McCready

Woven Flax And Tartan Kiwiana By Andy McCready

#18

“Tiger” By Jordan McGuire

"Tiger" By Jordan McGuire

#19

Artist Amanda Herbert

Artist Amanda Herbert

#20

Artist Paul Walsh

Artist Paul Walsh

#21

“Cosmic Shower” By Meghan Jackson

 "Cosmic Shower" By Meghan Jackson

#22

Native Pukeko By Paul Walsh

Native Pukeko By Paul Walsh

#23

Artist David Marshall

Artist David Marshall

#24

Artist Anne McDonald

Artist Anne McDonald

#25

Artist Alex McLeod

Artist Alex McLeod

#26

Artist Chris Newman

Artist Chris Newman

#27

Artist Amanda Herbert

Artist Amanda Herbert

#28

“Athena” By Alex McLeod

"Athena" By Alex McLeod

#29

Flightless Kakapo Parrot By Jack Pillans

Flightless Kakapo Parrot By Jack Pillans

#30

Artist Corey Harbrow

Artist Corey Harbrow

#31

“Retro Kiwiana” By Andy McCready

"Retro Kiwiana" By Andy McCready

#32

“Wax-Eye” By Paul Walsh

"Wax-Eye" By Paul Walsh

#33

“Mt Te Aroha” By Elanor McKenzie

"Mt Te Aroha" By Elanor McKenzie

#34

“Snorkelling” By Paul Walsh

"Snorkelling" By Paul Walsh

#35

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

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

#36

Artist Anne McDonald

Artist Anne McDonald

#37

“Student Cat” By Paul Walsh

"Student Cat" By Paul Walsh

#38

Artist Monique Dillon

Artist Monique Dillon

#39

Artist Kim Garside

Artist Kim Garside

#40

Artist Jennifer Jane

Artist Jennifer Jane

#41

Kokako And Saddleback Native Birds By Kelly Jarvis

Kokako And Saddleback Native Birds By Kelly Jarvis

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#42

“Abstract Landscape” By Christie Wright

"Abstract Landscape" By Christie Wright

#43

Artist Amanda Herbert

Artist Amanda Herbert

#44

Artist Paul Walsh

Artist Paul Walsh

#45

Crayfish By Alex McLeod

Crayfish By Alex McLeod

#46

Native Huia (Extinct) And Tui By Aidan Walkbaekeen

Native Huia (Extinct) And Tui By Aidan Walkbaekeen

#47

“Breakwater” By Phil Jones

"Breakwater" By Phil Jones

#48

“Parrot” By Anne McDonald

"Parrot" By Anne McDonald

#49

“Opaheke” By Hawaiki Hurihanganui

"Opaheke" By Hawaiki Hurihanganui

#50

Mother Nature By Freya Thompson

Mother Nature By Freya Thompson

#51

Artist Paul Walsh

Artist Paul Walsh

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#52

Gannets By Janice Hambly

Gannets By Janice Hambly

#53

Artist Shane Walker

Artist Shane Walker

#54

Artist Bruce Greig

Artist Bruce Greig

#55

Artist Maxine Burney

Artist Maxine Burney

#56

Artist Lilah Bowers

Artist Lilah Bowers

#57

Native Tuatara By Paul Walsh

Native Tuatara By Paul Walsh

#58

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

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

#59

Classic New Zealand Lollies By Viv Walker

Classic New Zealand Lollies By Viv Walker

#60

Native Tui With Fuchsia Flowers By Aroha Novak

Native Tui With Fuchsia Flowers By Aroha Novak

#61

Kiwi And Other Native New Zealand Birds By Tom Wallace

Kiwi And Other Native New Zealand Birds By Tom Wallace

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#62

Rare Blue Koura (Crayfish) By Paul Walsh

Rare Blue Koura (Crayfish) By Paul Walsh

#63

“Nelson Heritage” By Marilyn Andrews

"Nelson Heritage" By Marilyn Andrews

#64

Artist Monique Dillon

Artist Monique Dillon

#65

Classic New Zealand Buzzy Bee Toy By Alex McLeod

Classic New Zealand Buzzy Bee Toy By Alex McLeod

#66

Native Piwakawaka (Fantail) With Hibiscus Flowers By Gynelle Blake

Native Piwakawaka (Fantail) With Hibiscus Flowers By Gynelle Blake

#67

Artist David Marshall

Artist David Marshall

#68

Artists Kane “Scream” Smith And Emily Roberts

Artists Kane "Scream" Smith And Emily Roberts

#69

“Rotorua Mud Pool Fun” By Heidi Stook

"Rotorua Mud Pool Fun" By Heidi Stook

#70

Native Pukeko By Tom Wallace

Native Pukeko By Tom Wallace

#71

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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#72

Artist Carrie Bolton

Artist Carrie Bolton

#73

Artist Paul Walsh

Artist Paul Walsh

#74

Classic New Zealand Buzzy Bee Toy By Mark Haldane

Classic New Zealand Buzzy Bee Toy By Mark Haldane

#75

Oratia In West Auckland By Monique Endt

Oratia In West Auckland By Monique Endt

#76

“Sheepdog” By Jennifer Jane

"Sheepdog" By Jennifer Jane

#77

“Mermaids” By Amanda Herbert

"Mermaids" By Amanda Herbert

#78

Artist Jenni Corbett

Artist Jenni Corbett

#79

Artist Paul Walsh

Artist Paul Walsh

#80

“Phone Home” By Amanda Herbert

"Phone Home" By Amanda Herbert

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