The improvements create a long desired civic space for the community, encourage more people to visit, shop and do business. The work included new lighting and seating, new landscaping and street trees.
“The traditional Māori pattern which has been incorporated into the Town Square is called Poutama.
Poutama is aspirational as it symbolises striving for excellence and is well known throughout the Maori World”
Ko Poutama te tauira e takoto ana. He tauira rongonui ki te Aō Māori nei.
He tohu ki a mātou hoki, kia whai tonu tātou i te iti kahurangi
The paving selected was a combination of two colours from the Veneto Pastelli range, Porfido, and the Bragato. The paving was jointed using the Instarmac Flowpoint, a revolution in grouting materials, a flowable grouting product.