Sir Michael says YES!

Posted: 13/05/15

“The most exciting opportunity Whangarei has ever had” is how Sir Michael Hill is describing the proposed Hundertwasser Wairau Maori Art Centre.

As voters weigh their options, Hundertwasser supporters are urging Whangarei to consider the advice of one of the city’s most famous sons.


Whangarei says ‘colour our city!’

Posted: 11/05/15

Stiltwalkers, giant puppet masks, dancers and thousands of brightly dressed people paraded through the streets of Whangarei on Saturday as part of the inaugural Colour Our City celebration.


Referendum Fact Sheet from PNT

Posted: 11/05/15

This comprehensive Fact Sheet on the Hundertwasser Wairau Maori Art Centre is being distributed by Prosper Northland Trust ahead of the referendum.



The woman is our city

New mural graces James Street.

Posted: 08/05/15

The latest addition to the Colour Our City initiative is a mesmerising mural by Whangarei artist Jenny Bennett.


A painter of the pure heart

Posted: 05/05/15

Whangarei artist Ank Mellema has been fascinated and inspired by Hundertwasser ‘since his first art exhibition in Auckland in 1973.

Her new artwork on a fence in Water Street (front of the old Placemakers site, opposite Palmers Garden Centre) clearly shows her sentiments towards the proposed Hundertwasser Wairau Maori Art Centre.


Artist urges Whangarei “Dare to dream, dare to be different”

Posted: 04/05/15

If you’re driving past Anytime Fitness heading for Whangarei’s Town Basin and a brightly coloured wall winks at you, its Whangarei’s latest addition to the Colour Our City initiative.

The 8.4 metre long mural is highly embellished with mirrors, ceramics, ply wood cutouts, pieces of copper and even gold leaf. “More is more” was the creed in its making.