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Less than 2 weeks to go!

Renaissance masterpieces will be taking over the Hunua Rooms in the Aotea Centre very soon! Direct from Europe and created by digital media pioneers Front Pictures, this awe-inspiring exhibition gives a new depth and scale to 500 famous paintings from Leonardo da...

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Starting this week on TV1, and then at various days between now and Christmas, you’ll see this ad, spreading the word that works of the ten greatest Artists of the Renaissance era can be seen for the first time in the Southern Hemisphere in Auckland this coming...

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Michelangelo Buses hit the streets!

If you’re anywhere near the centre of Auckland now, don’t be surprised if you see buses like these reminding you of the exhibition – MICHELANGELO A Different View – opening in the Aotea Centre on the 3rd of January.

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Keep an eye out!

This week some 80 train stations serving the entire Auckland area will be displaying the imagery you see here. Keep an eye out!

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Further to last week’s blog, a quarter of a century later Michelangelo returned to the Sistine Chapel to execute the Last Judgment for Pope Paul 111. In the intervening period Rome had been sacked and the papacy humiliated. Gone was Michelangelo’s faith in man’s power...

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The World of Michelangelo

(from the Time-Life book ‘The World of Michelangelo’ by Robert Coughlan) Only Michelangelo could have taken on two such awesome commissions as the Sistine chapel ceilings and the Last Judgement and turned them into translucent masterpieces. He was just 33 when he...

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Michelangelo Tickets Now available

Today is the day that New Zealand general tickets become available for the extraordinary exhibition: MICHELANGELO A Different View. Opening on the 3rd of January 2022 at Auckland’s Aotea Centre, over 50 pieces will be on display, showcasing Michelangelo’s artistry...

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Quite a buzz!

Quite a buzz!   There’s been quite a buzz around Kapiti since the signage posted in my last blog went up around Waikanae, Paraparaumu and Raumati. And many people who have visited Southwards Museum and Theatre have commented on the striking image below that...

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The Stetson Group would like to acknowledge the following Partners for their continued support.


Tony Richardson – superb business input over 40 years as well as  XERO support. Thanks Tony – we enjoy the friendship and care.

PETER van GENT:   

Thanks Peter and Loren. Your touring production values are special and  appreciated. Thanks for that ‘extra mile’ each tour.


Thanks Greg – we’ve climbed many mountains over these last 42 years – been fun doing it with you guys.  A special man.


Thanks Bill for your support and care with all our Apple products.  Your keeping us ‘in touch’ as we move around on the tours and overseas is much appreciated.