Seats arrive at park


Seats have started to arrive in Tamahere Park, including some with the distinctive sculptural style of renowned local artist Marti Wong.

Sculptor Marti Wong in his workshop with one of the park seats now in Tamahere Park.

So far, in and around the playground on Wiremu Tamehana Dr and adjacent piazza, are five of Wong’s unique seats, three benches and two oversize wooden seats, reports a delighted Tamahere councillor Aksel Bech.

Also in construction are three water fountains, including one with a dog bowl, which are supported by Newstead Vets.

Still to come are more sculpture seats, another one from local manufacturer BlackDog and two further benches.

As well two picnic tables are also set to be installed in the Lions barbecue area.

The seats have been sponsored by locals, with their contribution recorded on each one.

Bech said more sponsorship will be sought for additional seating.

Anyone interested in recording their name for posterity (and supporting posteriors) can contact Bech on email:

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