Talking Pole about to be revealed
A new talking pole made by the community last year will be unveiled this Saturday.
The 4- metre structure is made up of four panels and will be installed at the Sports and Events Centre at 10am.
Five tile boards have been used back to back as well as the story behind the pole.
These extra pieces will lead up to the structure.
This new addition will be number 45 on the talking pole list.
Talking Pole trustee Mariata Couch hoped everyone who contributed could attend the unveiling.
‘‘ The message we want to get out is to invite those members who supported and participated in the poles.It was about doing something that would then live on . . . families would come in together and they were sharing that time.’’
Though it was produced by the trust, Couch said installation and maintenance lies with the South Waikato District Council.
‘‘It’s very community orientated and unique to any of the other poles the trust has commissioned, since so many people were involved in producing it,’’ communications manager Kerry Fabrie said.
Alongside the trust members, residents jumped on board to help including builder Graham Hickford and 11 community sponsors.
FINAL PRODUCT: Come Saturday the dream will become a reality for the Talking Pole Trust when the new tile art pole, similar to this model, is revealed.