Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search


Artwork designs sought for Chorus street cabinets

Artwork designs sought for Chorus street cabinets

Artwork designs are being sought for the decoration of eight more Chorus telecommunications street cabinets in Levin.

Chorus has commissioned the project following positive public feedback about the artistic painting of six cabinets last year.

Designs must be submitted to Horowhenua District Council by 5pm on Friday 10 October.

Council's Pride and Vibrancy Committee will select the best designs from the submissions, with the possibility of designing artists being able to paint the street cabinets themselves.

Four are full size cabinets located throughout Levin. The other four are smaller cabinets located along Cambridge Street.

Last year Horowhenua artist Wendy Hodder painted the cabinets, from her own designs and designs created in collaboration with members of the community.

Horowhenua Deputy Mayor and Pride and Vibrancy committee member Councillor Garry Good says that this year they want to give designers the first right to paint their designs onto the cabinets.

He says designers should indicate whether they want the opportunity to also paint the cabinet, should their design be successful.

Cr Good is "thrilled" about the expansion of the Chorus cabinet artwork project.

“In 2013 we targeted the cabinets that had been regularly tagged in days gone by. Since the cabinets have been painted I can’t recall any instances of vandalism and we’ve also noticed a reduction in tagging in the areas surrounding these cabinets. The transformation of street appeal has been tremendous,” he said.

“This is the sort of result you only get when a community takes pride in its neighbourhood assets. The benefits are far from simply aesthetic – it’s a social change we are nurturing.

“We are hoping to see some designs from youth, as well as a variety of cultural and historical influences and from various styles. Also, on the cabinet at the corner of Cambridge Street and Bath Street there's an opportunity to for something really special as a nod to our servicemen and women as we approach the World War One centenary."


© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines



Wellington.Scoop: Serco – First The Prisons, And Now It Wants To Run The Trains

As the government continues its inquiry into Serco’s discredited administration of Mt Eden prison in Auckland, here in Wellington there’s further scrutiny of the British outsourcing company – because it’s competing to take over the running of our commuter trains. More>>


Gordon Campbell: On The TPP Countdown, And Mary Margaret O’Hara

To date, the Key government has been unwilling to share any information about this TPP deal until it is too late for outraged public opinion to affect the outcome... the disclosure process is likely to consist of a similarly skewed and careful exercise in spin. More>>


Australia Deportations: English Relaxed On Immigration Centre Conditions

Labour's Annette King: “There have been numerous reports from inside these detention centres on just how bad conditions are... If they were being held in any other foreign jail, I imagine Mr English would be somewhat concerned. More>>


Schools: Achievement-Based Funding Would Be A Disaster

The Education Minister’s speech to the PPTA Conference raising the spectre of achievement data driving a new funding system would be disastrous, says NZEI Te Riu Roa. More>>

  • Video Out-Link - PPTA Annual Conference 2015 on Livestream (Q+A dicussion suggests funding would be directed to less successful schools.)

  • ALSO:

    ECE Report:

    Key In NY: Prime Minister Addresses United Nations

    Prime Minister John Key has addressed the United Nations General Assembly in New York, focusing on a call for action in Syria and on other conflicts, reform of the veto process and on the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. More>>.


    Gordon Campbell: On The Lack Of Accountability Over Philip Smith

    In New Zealand, accountability is an exotic creature rarely glimpsed at ministerial level, or among senior management. The flight to Rio by the paedophile /murderer Philip John Smith/Traynor is no exception. More>>


    More On Corrections

    Get More From Scoop



    Search Scoop  
    Powered by Vodafone
    NZ independent news