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Painted Boxes: Spoonbills + Japan

Royal Spoonbills (Dan Mills)

Royal Spoonbills (Dan Mills)

This painted utility box is the work of artist Dan Mills. It is on railway land on the northern exit of Henderson station, between the staff car park of Waitakere Central and the western branch of Railside Avenue (map) – not all that easy to spot.…

Painted Boxes: Anzac Day

Painted Boxes: Anzac Day (Dan Mills)

Painted Boxes: Anzac Day (Dan Mills)

In New Zealand and Australia, April 25 is a day of remembrance (Anzac Day). Originating with the ill-fated landing of the Australia and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) at Gallipoli (Turkey) on April 25, 1915, it is now a day of more general commemoration of those who died in military action.…

Painted Boxes: NZ Birds

Painted Boxes: NZ Birds (Dan Mills)

Painted Boxes: NZ Birds (Dan Mills)

(Wednesday is for painted boxes.)

This transformer at the intersection of Triangle Road and Elder Place in Massey (map), was decorated by Dan Mills. It depicts a number of New Zealand native birds (Harrier, Pukeko and NZ Wood Pigeon above, and more as indicated on the captions below, walking counterclockwise around the box).…

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