This is a very problematic piece of street art
It is a statue in the Square in memory of Te Peeti Te Awe Awe, who was Rangitane, who fought in the Maori Wars. Fair enough, one might think. Then one notices he fought under the command of General Hood! He was on the wrong side!
It is standing there, and it is not being defaced, or in any way seems to be the centre of protest, which I found puzzling.
There must be more to this than meets my eye. Maybe a neighbouring tribe was more inimicable than the Pakeha. maybe promises were made.
A new piece of work by Phil Price called United Divided. He is the guy who made the piece in Wellington I call Smarties On A Stick.
The blue bits move in the wind.
Look, I can't say I am very keen on it. But you could say to someone - I will meet you by the new sculpture, the one with the moving blue bits.
I like this piece. I think it is very jolly. I really like the little sparrow on the crown.
It's called Pacific Monarch and it's by Paul Dibble.
This is a NZ weta. They are not usually as big as this but they are plenty big enough when you find them in your sleeping bag LOL. They are quite harmless. This guy has some mates and together they are crawling on the wall outside Te Manawa - the local Museum/Gallery.
This one doesn't have a plaque with a name and a creator - but I call it Thje Big Rusty Paper Clip.
I like this one outside the Library. The big finger points at the entrance.
It's by Paul Dibble (he's a local) and it's called -
All Creatures Great - One Whale = Ten Elephants
No, this piece in Coleman Mall isn't called Fresh Fish.
It's called Numbers and it was created by Anton Parsons.