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Spotlight on Randwick Park

Updated: Nov 17, 2022

The Beautification Trust are incredibly proud to be part of an ongoing initiative to beautify Randwick Park while creating a sense of whakahī/pride and safety for our Manurewa community.

Back in 2021 we collaborated with Randwick Park Community House, Talking Trash, the local community and Auckland Council to develop a refresh plan for the Trimdon Street to Ferguson Street walkway.

We delivered a community event on 1 May 2021 that brought the community together to celebrate the local area. Talking Trash and Randwick Park Community House provided skip bins to residents to dispose of their waste, a bric-a-brac for people to take any items they needed and put on a free BBQ.

On the day, we had two mural boards which our awesome team member Pascal Atiga-Bridger designed and created outlines for the community to paint in.

After this launch we reached out to local schools, artists and groups who took on the challenge of creating their own murals for the space on additional boards. Thank you to Auckland Council who sponsored the project.

Covid restrictions delayed the completion of the mural boards, however special mention goes to the artists involved:

  • Siobhan Rosenthal

  • Luca Bempensante

  • Daryl Roberts

  • Randwick Park Community House and community members

  • Manukau Institute of Technology

  • Manurewa East School

  • Pascal Atiga-Bridger

Greenmeadows Intermediate and sKids Randwick Park are also working on murals, we are really looking forward to seeing their finished artworks.

The most recent activity related to this ongoing community initiative was held in late January where we facilitated a fantastic clean-up event with the Saione Ward of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. 40 adults and five youths worked together to remove 520kg of waste, an incredible result!

Their mahi included painting out graffiti, removing litter, cleaning up illegal dumping and weeds, as well as graffiti guarding the mural boards painted by local artists and schools at the Trimdon Street Reserve in Randwick Park.

Let us know if your school, workplace, neighbourhood or community group would like to adopt a spot to look after. We can help with guidance, advice and tools from our Community Tool Library. Plus, you may be eligible for funding through our Tiaki Fund.

Together, let’s beautify South & East Auckland ❤

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