This mural was completed in December 2004. It was constructed in a partnership between Anglican Youth Ministries, who were supported by the Pilot City Trust and Napier City Council. The mural features jigsaw puzzle pieces fitted together. These were drawn by local primary schools. The mural shows the importance of family, cultures, values and community. The Council donated $500 towards the materials needed.
Shot taken from across the road. Mural in its entirety.
The sculpture itself changes from time to time. The shapes on the end of the branches are able to be removed, thus they can be changed depending on what is happening currently in Napier or in this case New Zealand. For instance it was originally decorated to be a Christmas Tree, then a valentines tree. It was designed by 2 local sculptors.
One of the views on my walk late yesterday afternoon. Id seen a walkway I had never been on before so I walked it. I set out along the Rotary walkway opposite Orotu Park. It came out by a part of Ahuriri Estuary. It turned out to be quite a walk 11 kms after my part time job earlier in the day. The Estuary is actually heaps bigger than I thought it was. Would like to walk this trail again sometime as the bird life is amazing. I was aware of the preeminent nightfall and didnt want to get stuck on the trail in the dark.
This was such a large memorial that my first shot is looking one way. The second shot is looking the other way and my third shot is looking at the whole thing. It has all the mens names on it that went to World War II and a special panel for those whom died while serving.
The building in the background is known as the Taradale Wsr Memorial Plunket Rooms