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In June 2016 the idea of a mural of weka painted on a wall of the main toilet block in Kawakawa Bay was tabled at the Kawakawa Bay Community Association meeting. It was met with approval.

With the blessing of the KBCA the idea was then put forward at the next Franklin County Board meeting. The Board members were keen on the idea and we were told to fill out an application for funding under the Manukau Beautification Trust.

p1080887A local artist, Louis Rawnsley (https://www.facebook.com/louisrawnsleyartist/) was asked if he would like to be involved. He was enthusiastic about the project.

Once WekaWatch was given the go ahead and the wall was scrubbed down, Louis finished the job in under a week, already for the summer holiday makers to see and enjoy! It looks stunning.