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21 Princes Street, Kensington, Whangarei, New Zealand

Phone: 09 437 2742

Email: mairtown@nka.org.nz

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Saturday, 20 August 2011

Our new gate

On Thursday this week we excitedly took delivery of our new gate. We had the gate commissioned by local artist 'Jeff Andrews' who designs/makes furniture and enjoys working with recycled materials.

Jeff begins to remove the gate and the old Mairtown sign.

A few months ago we gave Jeff our new logo (here) that Jasmine kindly designed for us, and left the rest up to him. His final design shows the chatty Tui bird in front of Mount Parihaka, (the bush clad mountain which dominates our local landscape) all above the beautiful yellow blooms of the Kowhai tree.

We all really love it  and think Jeff has done an amazing job.

 Jeff also made a smaller sign to attach to our side entrance gate.

 Jeff had some keen observers, eager to ask him lots of questions about his tools and watch the whole process unfold.

Some comments from our parents/Whanau and children:

Brearna "I've been waiting for this moment"
Briah Rose "its so cool"
Megan "I think its beautiful, it looks awesome"
Aimee "that's cool"

Please add your comments we would love to know what you think.

The gate is up and ready to use.

Jeff told us the gate was made from a section of recycled steel sourced from an old grain silo.

For anyone interested Jeff's details are,
Jeff Andrews- Atomic Furniture,
1342 Whangarei Heads Road, Parua Bay, 09 436 5698



TracyP said...

I absolutely LOVE the new gate!! It is stunning! I can't wait to use it on Monday!

Molly said...

That is a stunning gate- A real work of art! I like how it has been made out of recycled materials. I love the logo as well!

Anonymous said...

Yay, thanks to the talents of both Jeff and Jasmine, Mairtown's new gate is both welcoming, reflective of our Kindergarten and super gorgeous. I love it!