Falls flying high
Hobbiton, but thought the falls would be the second most iconic and popular attribute.’’
However, coming up with a unique design representing the falls was quite a challenge.
‘‘It took me ages to bring it together, I didn’t know how to draw water.’’
‘‘I didn’t think it would be chosen,’’ said Anderson, ’’I thought it was good, but I didn’t think it was good enough.’’
Anderson was paired with Tainui Press graphic designer Vanessa Hooten and together they worked on tweaking the design.
‘‘I originally had a hobbit door as the background, they suggested I get rid of it. Wairere Falls has two breaks, my original design had three koru at the same length, so they broke it into two.’’
Seeing her designs whenever she walks about Broadway has the teenager lost for words.
‘‘I was just so shocked, it’s hard to describe. It’s quite a big thing to have my designs on the town flags.’’
Whiting says the flag project truly was a communityspirited project with Swaps providing the vehicle for Comag and Stanley’s staff to install the flags, all ‘‘at no charge and in their own time’’.
Jennifer Anderson’s Wairere Falls design was chosen for the Welcome to Matamata flags.