Sculpture first step
The entrance to Ranui will look considerably brighter when Kerry Scott’s sculpture is installed.
The Pukerua Bay artist has been working with Ranui Residents’ Association to develop a piece of work that best represents the suburb, which will be erected on the roundabout in front of the fire station. It is the first project for the RRA through their village planning budget.
Ms Scott came up with three designs and she says the preferred option embodies the ‘‘green haven’’ that Ranui is.
A five-metre metal pole with a mosaic and flax theme will hold a wind sculpture.
‘‘ I’ve loved the whole process, being involved with the community and the [RRA] have had a lot of good ideas. I like that each part of the city has that distinctiveness.’’
Ms Scott also created the mosaics being placed at Waitangirua Mall.
RRA member Richard Witheford-Smith says they are getting closer to prioritising their village programme ‘‘wish list’’.
Upgrades to the footpath from Awatea St to the shops – with more planting, tidying and angle parking – and improvements to the shopping area, Mungavin Hall, courts and park are envisaged for the next five years.
‘‘It’s early days yet, we’re still at that draft stage and we want as much community comment as we can get, the budgets have not even been finalised. But it’s very exciting . . .’’