Painted Boxes: Taniwha

Painted Boxes: Taniwha

This pair of utility boxes by an unnamed artist is by the New Lynn railway station, corner Memorial Drive and Totara Avenue. Mythical creatures from different cultural backgrounds: the taniwha commanding respect of natural hazards in Maori tradition, and the dragon symbolising strength and good fortune in Chinese folklore.

Appropriate for the area, as New Lynn has a high proportion of Asian population — yin and yang for balance and harmony.

Painted Boxes: Dragon

Painted Boxes: Dragon

Painted Boxes: Yin and Yang

Painted Boxes: Yin and Yang