The theft of a treasured Charles Goldie painting from a Hamilton property has outraged the country's art experts.
The painting, titled 'Sleep 'tis a Gentle Thing', was taken along with other valuable artworks and antiques between December the 27th and the 3rd of January.
Goldie produced several versions of the painting, which depicts a sleeping chief Hori Pakai.
International Art Centre director Richard Thomson says the theft has rattled the art community.
Richard Thomson spoke to Te Aniwa Hurihanganui.