30 June 2015
NEW VIEW: A new mural near State Highway 30 in Te Teko takes shape.
Photos Louis Klaassen
A NEW mural illustrating the history of Te Teko is taking shape along State Highway 30.
Te Teko Residents Association member Bobby Elliot said the Rangitaiki Community Board and Nova Energy association used funding for a mural to enhance the town’s appearance.
Last year Ms Elliot saw artist Bela Ughy completing a series of murals around Kawerau to mark the town’s 60th anniversary and stopped her car to talk to him.
The pair discussed different concepts for a Te Teko mural and Ms Elliot approached different community groups for feedback on Mr Ughy’s sketches.
The painting, on the corner of Tahuna Road and State Highway 30, features a montage of Te Teko’s old shops, Mount Putauaki, horses and a train.
Ms Elliot said it should be completed by the end of last week, and further murals were being considered for other vacant walls around the town.
TAKING SHAPE: Bela Ughy works on the new Te Teko mural. Photo Louis Klaassen
Source: Whakatane Beacon