Political leaders get artistic for Daffodil Day

  • 19/08/2015
A bunch of wild daffodils on a bright spring morning.  The flowers are covered in morning dew.  Differential focus on the prominent front flower.

If you've ever wanted a poem penned by Labour leader Andrew Little, or a picture of the Beehive scrawled by Prime Minister John Key, now's your chance.

The two political party leaders are among a number of high-profile Kiwis to demonstrate their artistic skills - or lack thereof - to raise money in the Cancer Society's annual Daffodil Day art auction.

The artworks will be sold on TradeMe and bidding opens today.

People will be able to check them out in person when they go on display on Thursday at ANZ's branch in the Auckland suburb of Ponsonby.

Mr Key has contributed a signed sketch of the Beehive, which has a daffodil next to it.

Meanwhile, Mr Little has opted for something more literary, penning a poem imaginatively titled "Daffodil Day Poem".

For those less politically inclined, golfer Lydia Ko, former Black Cap Dion Nash, comedienne Urzila Carlson, and 2014 MasterChef winners Karena and Kasey Bird have also got their pens, pencils and paint out of the cupboard for the cause.

The TradeMe auctions close on August 26.