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Painted Boxes: Tui

Tui

Tui

This box in Dominion Road is decorated by way of some photographic process. Showing a tui on a flowering coral tree. Tui are nectar eaters and love these flowers.

Tui

Tui

Painted Boxes: Horses

Horses

Horses

As you drive out Henderson Valley Road, you may well encounter riders on horseback along the way. Next to this transformer box (painted by an unnamed artist) is the Henderson Valley Bloodstock and Stables, with the Henderson Valley Pony Club close by.…

Painted Boxes: Welcome to Laingholm

Welcome to Laingholm (Monique Endt)

Welcome to Laingholm (Monique Endt)

A welcome to Laingholm has sprung up at the intersection of Huia and Victory Roads, Laingholm. The main panel showing a view of Laingholm Beach, with birdlife and typical bush vegetation.

Detail: Moreporks

Detail: Moreporks

Detail: Kingfishers in Flax

Detail: Kingfishers in Flax

Painted Boxes: Charabanc

Painted Boxes: Charabanc

Painted Boxes: Charabanc

This historically inspired utility box is in Holly Street, Avondale, at the corner with Victor Street. In the 1920’s Mr McCarthy was developing a transport business in Avondale using this early version of a bus, called a charabanc.…

Painted Boxes: Dragon and Taniwha

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.…

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