Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Awatoto Quarry and Mural

Awatoto is a small coastal suburb in Napier.   Winstone Aggregates Awatoto Quarry is situated here. It produces a variety of concrete aggregates, sand and roading material.  The beach is quarried as well as material from local river systems (this controls them).  Here it is processed and mixed with the beach material before it is stock piled and sold.

The company started in 1920.  It hasnt always been on this exact site (very near though).  In more modern times a  pre-stressed concrete conveyor system is fed by front end loaders has been installed. There was a major plant upgrade carried out in 2000  

Very nearby is this mural which features Pania of the Reef, The Soundshell, the Norfolk Pines and The Millennial Arch.   The building it is on use to be a graffti smeared eyesore until a charitable trust and the council got together and invited the community to come and paint this mural.  It had already been marked out, paint and brushes were provided.  It was completed in September 2011.   

Linking to Our World Tuesday Our World Tuesday Graphic


  1. Murals are much better than random graffiti. Thanks for stopping by to visit and comment on my blog today. - Margy

  2. The mural is definitely a better result than a wall full of graffiti. I hate graffiti walls and the people who despoil our towns and cities.

  3. An especially beautiful mural!

  4. Its like B&W and color photo's. The impact is different but in this case well done. I like it