New lease of life for Broadway pukeko
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.