A bright new mural outside CMM’s Aratupu Preschool & Whānau Hub reflects the natural history of the area and brings a much-needed splash of colour to a stretch of Harewood Road.

The design features the signature Aratupu piwakawaka, as well as mighty tōtara, symbolic of the trees that once stood in the Papanui area.

It spans two walls and has generated a lot of praise from members of the community.

CMM appreciates funding it received from Creative New Zealand, the Waipapa/Papanui-Innes Community Board, as well as other generous Aratupu funders. Thanks also to Chile_onenz of the New Brighton Outdoor Art Foundation who designed and painted this wonderful artwork.