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.




WDC brochure compares key costs / risks

Posted: 22/04/15

Whangarei District Council have released an online version of their ‘Referendum on use of the Old Harbour Board Building’ brochure, comparing the three referendum options.