Sculp­ture finds a new home

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The Ki­wiRiders statue will be in­stalled to its new home on the grass berm at Ka¯ piti Rd and Ma­rine Pa­rade in Para­pa­raumu Beach to­mor­row.

The large sculp­ture, crafted by artist Will Cli­jsen, shows two chil­dren rid­ing a stylised, fly­ing kiwi.

It is made of stain­less steel un­der bronze cast­ing to weather long-term in­stal­la­tion in a coastal cli­mate.

Mayor K Gu­runathan was pleased to wel­come the sculp­ture the dis­trict.


“We are grate­ful to have Ki­wiRiders in our com­mu­nity as a long-term loan and know that it will add en­joy­ment to the dis­trict for all who see it.”

Para­pa­raumu/Rau­mati Com­mu­nity Board chair­man Jonny Best said the sculp­ture brings an added ele­ment of art to the beach where much of the com­mu­nity spend time with fam­ily and friends.

“Ki­wiRiders is the first piece of art to rest near the beach for some time and was a com­mu­nity board ini­tia­tive.

“We look for­ward to it fos­ter­ing the po­ten­tial of more art in­stal­la­tion to the area.”

Ki­wiRiders was the wor­thy re­cip­i­ent of a 2011 Gold NZ Sculp­ture De­sign Award.

The sculp­ture has found a new home.

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