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Hamilton artists bring dull wall to life with mural featuring Waikato River, tūī

A large grey concrete wall in Hamilton has been transformed by what’s thought to be one of the biggest murals in the country.

Two artists have been up on cherry-pickers painting the mural for the last couple of weeks.

The design includes the awa, the Waikato River, tūī, the face of a wāhine representing Mātāriki, and references to the fertility of the area, as it’s close to the site of early Māori gardens.

One of the artists, Te Haunui Tuna said the idea was to tell the story of the site.

Ngāwati estimated that about 200 litres of paint had been used on the mural.

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