The newly opened Warrington Beach information kiosk began life as a sketch scribbled on a scrap of paper in a Warrington Reserve Group meeting several years ago.
Suzi and Brendon Flack from Kati Huirapa Runaka ki Puketiraki were enthusiastic from the beginning and Alex Whitaker was contracted to carve the Pou and Kowhaiwhai. Wiremu Bretton and Alex completed the construction and Derek Onley designed and produced many of the signs. Geraldine Tait coordinated the venture.
The kiosk was opened on a rainy winter Saturday and blessed by Huata Holmes. Funding was provided by DCC Parks and Reserves (money the DCC received from Telecom for putting their cable across Blueskin Bay), DCC Community and Arts Grants, Waikouaiti Coast Community Board and Southern Clams.
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