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Proposed location of Waiheke Manuēsina sculpture

Closed for feedback

Reviewing submissions

About the location options for the Manuēsina sculpture in Waiheke

 This consultation closed on Friday 7 December 2018. Thank you for your interest and feedback.

We had more than 100 responses to the proposed location for the Manuēsina sculpture by artist Semisi Potauaine.

39 per cent of respondents preferred the Alison Park location, while 34 per cent preferred Nick Johnstone Drive. 17 per cent preferred a different location, while 10 per cent did not want the sculpture on public land.

The Waiheke Local Board will investigate the cost to install the sculpture at Alison Park as a first option, and Nick Johnstone Drive as an alternative.

About the sculpture

Manuēsina (White Bird and White Angel) by Tongan artist Semisi Potauaine resonates across cultures, seeking to bring new light to environmental issues, and psychological and social conflicts in our everyday lives.

Manuēsina reflects the vital role of Tāmaki Makaurau in the Pacific and echoes aspects of its knowledge, thinking, and practice.

The sculpture is based on a traditional Tongan design which represents two birds flying.

You can see concept images of the proposed location of the sculpture on the concept images page.