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Sydney's Vivid Festival champions its creative sectors – and its cityscape. Could we one day have a New Zealand equivalent?

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Sydney's Vivid Festival champions its creative sectors – and its cityscape. Could we one day have a New Zealand equivalent?

Idealog’s editor Elly Strang recently attended Sydney’s Vivid festival and came back feeling equal parts inspired and wistful that our side of the ditch doesn’t have anything quite on the same scale. Here, she laments the lack of an urban festival celebrating the creative sectors in New Zealand – and chats to Vivid Sydney creative director Ignatius Jones about where the Vivid gets its inspiration from, and how it takes creativity to the masses.

Redesigning New Zealand

Two sets of proposals advocating for better urban design in New Zealand have been pitched at the Government in quickfire succession since this year's Urbanism New Zealand conference. Here, Stephen Olsen takes a look at what conference delegates and the NZIA have separately offered up.