Humphrey

24 Artist: Neville Warner Year: 1997 Medium: Chainsaw Sculpture, Macrocarpa Size: H1.5mxW1.5m Sponsored By: Neville Warner, Community Donations Humphrey was a sea elephant who visited various parts of Katikati – Bowntown, Kauri Point, Tuapiro and the Uretara Stream – between 1985 and 1989. The first sighting was probably in March 1984 when a sea elephant was…

The River Was The Road

23 Artist: Stephen Hall, Auckland, Restored 2009 by Neville Warner Year: 1996/2009 Medium: Sculpture Size: Approx 5ft Sponsored By: Katikati Pharmacy, Creative Community, Western BOP District Council This sculpture was created over three days during the Mural Magic Festival of November, 1996 which celebrated the completion of Katikati’s first 20 murals. Stephen used cimont fondu, a…

Primal Aotearoa

22 Artist: Bohdi Vincent, Kapiti Coast Year: 1996 Medium: Acrylic on Block and Panel Size: 16 sq m. Sponsored By: Creative Communities, Western BOP District Council, Muraltown Garden Rambles This mural was painted in a week by Bodhi and his son Ra as part of the Mural Magic Festival of 1996. It celebrates New Zealand…

Those Who Served

21 Artist: Geoffrey Fuller, Hastings, Repainted 2011 by Renee Te Pairii Year: 1996/2011 Medium: Acrylic on Panels Size: 45 sq m. Sponsored By: Transit NZ, Katikati RSA, Citizens Club, Community Donations It was Geoffrey Fuller’s artistic skills, attention to detail and thorough research as shown in his earlier Katikati mural, ‘Central Motors’, that persuaded Open-Air Art…

George Vesey Stewart (now retired)

20 Artist: Fee Simon, Tauranga Year: 1996 Medium: Acrylic on Panels Size: 8 sq m. Sponsored By: Katikati MuralTown Garden Ramble GVS was the founder of Katikati. Having first visited New Zealand and decided Katikati was the ideal site, he brought out the first party of 238 settlers on the Carisbrook Castle in 1875. They…

The Macmillan Story 2

19 Artist: Peter Nicholson, Whitianga Year: 1996/2004 Medium: Acrylic on Panels Size: 15 sq m. Sponsored By: Macmillan Family Local legend has it that Robert and Charles, dressed in midshipman uniforms, often rowed Captain Macmillan from the jetty in front of Castle Grace up the harbour to the Uretara Landing. On arrival they would ship…

The Macmillan Story 1

18 Artist: Peter Nicholson, Whitianga Repainted 2004 Year: 1995/2004 Medium: Acrylic on Panels Size: 22 sq m. Sponsored By: Macmillan Family Although Donald Macmillan built a reputation as a seafarer, the uniform he is wearing is that of the Edinburgh Artillery and the sword bears the inscription ‘From the officers and company of the Artillery…

Jimmy Culpan

17 Artist: Beverly Ray, Papamoa. Retouched 2006 by Peter Nicholson Year: 1994/2006 Medium: Acrylic on Panels Size: 20 sq m. Sponsored By: Community Donations As a teenager in the 1930s Jimmy Culpan had a job taking supplies and mail to bushman working in the hills behind Katikati. The Katikati Timber Company was cutting kauri at…

First Post & Telegraph Office (Now Retired)

16 Artist: Roy Cunliffe, Katikati Year: 1994 Medium: Acrylic on Panels Size: 22 sq m. Sponsored By: Telecom, Community Donations This building was sited across the main road from the Uretara Domain. For several years after the arrival of the first settlers the site for their town remained uncertain. Later it became plain that the…

The Bullock Team (now retired)

15 Artist: Ken Young, Hamilton, Repainted 2011 by Renee Te Pairi Year: 1994/2011 Medium: Acrylic on Panels Size: 22 sq m. Sponsored By: Local Businesses, Community Donations The Wharawhara catchment, just south of Katikati, was the southern limit of kauri logging in New Zealand. Bullocks were used to haul kauri logs on the Kaimai Range…