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Coloured glass artwork on new Hataitai roundabout

Press Release – Wellington City Council
A bespoke piece of artwork is being inserted onto the mountable roundabout being installed in Hataitai.

This roundabout is being installed at the intersection of Moxham Avenue, Waitoa Road and Hataitai Road after safety concerns were raised by the community.

The Wellington City Council engaged artist Rangi Kipa of Taranaki Whānui, Te Atiawa Nui Tonu, to design the artwork for the roundabout.

The design works off the idea of two elements, the taniwha of Te Whanganui a-Tara, Ngake and Whaitaitai, and references the colours of the land and sea at the point where they intersect.

The circular design symbolises the tides and currents revolving and returning, of the coiled-up tails of Ngake and Whaitaitai as they sought to escape the lake, and of Te Keo – the spirit that circled the physical remains of its former self, Whaitaitia.

The design is being inserted using templates with a coloured glass pattern of blue and green being pressed into the concrete of the roundabout.

The roundabout is one part of the work at this intersection. The work will also see new bike racks, benches, and new trees and garden beds.

This is part of a wider programme of work atthe Wellington City Council linked to the Spatial Plan which focuses on celebrating the city’s unique creative culture.

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1 comment:

  1. Chris Calvi-Freeman, 25. July 2021, 20:09

    Gee, I hope this artwork is durable. That roundabout won’t be navigable by long buses coming down Waitoa Road from the bus tunnel – they’ll run straight over the roundabout.