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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

Endangered Black Robin By Kelly Jarvis

Endangered Black Robin By Kelly Jarvis

#4

Ancient Rototuna (Eel Lake) By Brady Walker

Ancient Rototuna (Eel Lake) By Brady Walker

#5

Artist Paul Walsh

Artist Paul Walsh

#6

“Great Horned Owl” By Jordan McGuire

"Great Horned Owl" By Jordan McGuire

#7

Artist Jimmy Robertson

Artist Jimmy Robertson

#8

Artist Paul Walsh

Artist Paul Walsh

#9

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

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

#10

Artist Brent Larsen

Artist Brent Larsen

#11

Artist Shane Walker

Artist Shane Walker

#12

Woven Flax And Tartan Kiwiana By Andy McCready

Woven Flax And Tartan Kiwiana By Andy McCready

#13

“Tiger” By Jordan McGuire

"Tiger" By Jordan McGuire

#14

Artist Monique Dillon

Artist Monique Dillon

#15

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

#16

“Cosmic Shower” By Meghan Jackson

 "Cosmic Shower" By Meghan Jackson

#17

Native Pukeko By Paul Walsh

Native Pukeko By Paul Walsh

#18

“Tuis In Aro Valley” By David Marshall

"Tuis In Aro Valley" By David Marshall

#19

“The Modern Working Dog” By Paul Walsh

"The Modern Working Dog" By Paul Walsh

#20

“Snorkelling” By Paul Walsh

"Snorkelling" By Paul Walsh

#21

Artist Amanda Herbert

Artist Amanda Herbert

#22

Artist Alex McLeod

Artist Alex McLeod

#23

“Pear Pressure” By Jeff Mitchell

"Pear Pressure" By Jeff Mitchell

#24

Artist Paul Walsh

Artist Paul Walsh

#25

Flightless Kakapo Parrot By Jack Pillans

Flightless Kakapo Parrot By Jack Pillans

#26

Artist Chris Newman

Artist Chris Newman

#27

“Wax-Eye” By Paul Walsh

"Wax-Eye" By Paul Walsh

#28

“Mt Te Aroha” By Elanor McKenzie

"Mt Te Aroha" By Elanor McKenzie

#29

Artist David Marshall

Artist David Marshall

#30

Artist Monique Dillon

Artist Monique Dillon

#31

Artist Anne McDonald

Artist Anne McDonald

#32

“Breakwater” By Phil Jones

"Breakwater" By Phil Jones

#33

“Opaheke” By Hawaiki Hurihanganui

"Opaheke" By Hawaiki Hurihanganui

#34

“Student Cat” By Paul Walsh

"Student Cat" By Paul Walsh

#35

“Athena” By Alex McLeod

"Athena" By Alex McLeod

#36

Artist Kim Garside

Artist Kim Garside

#37

Crayfish By Alex McLeod

Crayfish By Alex McLeod

#38

Artist Corey Harbrow

Artist Corey Harbrow

#39

Artist Jennifer Jane

Artist Jennifer Jane

#40

“Retro Kiwiana” By Andy McCready

"Retro Kiwiana" By Andy McCready

#41

Artist Amanda Herbert

Artist Amanda Herbert

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#42

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

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

#43

Mother Nature By Freya Thompson

Mother Nature By Freya Thompson

#44

Artist Paul Walsh

Artist Paul Walsh

#45

Artist Anne McDonald

Artist Anne McDonald

#46

Artist Bruce Greig

Artist Bruce Greig

#47

Artist Paul Walsh

Artist Paul Walsh

#48

Kokako And Saddleback Native Birds By Kelly Jarvis

Kokako And Saddleback Native Birds By Kelly Jarvis

#49

Native Huia (Extinct) And Tui By Aidan Walkbaekeen

Native Huia (Extinct) And Tui By Aidan Walkbaekeen

#50

“Abstract Landscape” By Christie Wright

"Abstract Landscape" By Christie Wright

#51

Artist Amanda Herbert

Artist Amanda Herbert

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#52

Artist Shane Walker

Artist Shane Walker

#53

Artist Maxine Burney

Artist Maxine Burney

#54

Gannets By Janice Hambly

Gannets By Janice Hambly

#55

Artist Lilah Bowers

Artist Lilah Bowers

#56

Native Tuatara By Paul Walsh

Native Tuatara By Paul Walsh

#57

Classic New Zealand Lollies By Viv Walker

Classic New Zealand Lollies By Viv Walker

#58

Rare Blue Koura (Crayfish) By Paul Walsh

Rare Blue Koura (Crayfish) By Paul Walsh

#59

“Parrot” By Anne McDonald

"Parrot" By Anne McDonald

#60

Artist Monique Dillon

Artist Monique Dillon

#61

Classic New Zealand Buzzy Bee Toy By Alex McLeod

Classic New Zealand Buzzy Bee Toy By Alex McLeod

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#62

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

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

#63

Artist David Marshall

Artist David Marshall

#64

“Nelson Heritage” By Marilyn Andrews

"Nelson Heritage" By Marilyn Andrews

#65

Native Piwakawaka (Fantail) With Hibiscus Flowers By Gynelle Blake

Native Piwakawaka (Fantail) With Hibiscus Flowers By Gynelle Blake

#66

Native Tui With Fuchsia Flowers By Aroha Novak

Native Tui With Fuchsia Flowers By Aroha Novak

#67

Kiwi And Other Native New Zealand Birds By Tom Wallace

Kiwi And Other Native New Zealand Birds By Tom Wallace

#68

Artist Carrie Bolton

Artist Carrie Bolton

#69

“Rotorua Mud Pool Fun” By Heidi Stook

"Rotorua Mud Pool Fun" By Heidi Stook

#70

Artist Paul Walsh

Artist Paul Walsh

#71

Artists Kane “Scream” Smith And Emily Roberts

Artists Kane "Scream" Smith And Emily Roberts

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#72

Native Pukeko By Tom Wallace

Native Pukeko By Tom Wallace

#73

Classic New Zealand Buzzy Bee Toy By Mark Haldane

Classic New Zealand Buzzy Bee Toy By Mark Haldane

#74

Artist Paul Walsh

Artist Paul Walsh

#75

Oratia In West Auckland By Monique Endt

Oratia In West Auckland By Monique Endt

#76

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

#77

“Mermaids” By Amanda Herbert

"Mermaids" By Amanda Herbert

#78

Artist Jenni Corbett

Artist Jenni Corbett

#79

“Sheepdog” By Jennifer Jane

"Sheepdog" By Jennifer Jane

#80

“Phone Home” By Amanda Herbert

"Phone Home" By Amanda Herbert

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