New lease of life for Broad­way pukeko

The Tribune (NZ) - - SQUARE CIRCULAR -

The two pukeko sculp­tures that stand at the Princess Street end of Broad­way Av­enue are get­ting re­stored to their for­mer glory. Po­si­tioned on top of two six me­tre col­umns, the birds were com­mis­sioned in 1994 and made by sculp­tors Steve An­der­son and Paul Beau­re­paire as part of the Broad­way Av­enue re­de­vel­op­ment.

The two bronze birds stand 750mm in height and are sur­rounded by two me­tre long forged steel raupo and flax leaves.

With the pass­ing of time, the once vi­brant sculp­tures have faded and are now dull in ap­pear­ance. The restora­tion will in­volve the re­moval of both sculp­tures from the col­umns to be re­painted. It is also planned to in­stall light­ing to show­case the sculp­tures.

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