An art exhibition with an Anzac twist is paying tribute to the Cook Islands soldiers who served in World War I.
Lest We Forget the 500 Cook Islands Soldiers is showing at the Depot Artspace in Devonport and features several poignant images and works by artists of Cook Islands descent, part of the NZ Cook Islands Arts Collective.
Among the works is a set of large bullets draped in flower leis. In another, a Cook Islands soldier, dressed in traditional island wear, stands in front of a group of soldiers. Another work shows the Cooks flag with poppies embroidered into it.
Curator Robyn Gibson said many of the works showed the connections between New Zealand and the Cook Islands. "They tell deep stories and are pretty unbelievable - they're quite powerful."
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The exhibition runs until May 6.