Your daily paper has many uses beyond providing you with the latest news - but now it has been made into a three-day floral exhibition.
The New Plymouth Floral Art Club has created a floral interpretation of the Taranaki Daily News, including a beautifully scented look at the farming pages, the sports news and even the daily crossword.
Club president Beryl Wilson had her eye on the arts and entertainment pages and created a dancer made of flowers, a cinema of flower people and a piano player wearing a newspaper dress.
Mrs Wilson said the exhibition also featured a floral interpretation of births and deaths notices, and even adult information.
As a part of the event Raewyn Wolfe and Christine Scrimgeour used more than 4600 copies of the Daily News to create two pillars of sculptures at the Quality Hotel Plymouth International.
The 52 members of the club spent a year collecting papersfor the sculptures.
"I like to think yesterday's news is today's art," Mrs Wolfe said.
The pair rolled up the papers and wrapped them in more than 800 metres of cling film.
"After I contacted the Daily News about it, every few months or so a big bundle of papers would turn up mysteriously on my doorstep. I never asked where they came from," she said.
The newspaper sculptures have been up for about two weeks and Mrs Wolfe said she was pleased at how weather-resistant they were.
The exhibition runs from November 1 to 3 at the Plymouth International, after which Mrs Wolfe will take all the papers to the dump.
"What a shame".
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