Below are murals that have been retired over the years. There are a number of reasons why murals have to be retired. We do have a maintenance programme for the murals which see them regularly touched up.
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Overload is number 41 in our collection.
Roads were atrocious and service cars were the only public transport for Katikati people in the 1920s. Drivers made every effort to help people reach their destination and this mural shows Les Hume with a record load of 21 people in his 8-seater car.
Local legend says he was headed for Waihi, already with a load of passengers, when he stopped to cram in more at the Athenree corner. Ten people were squeezed on to the seats, 4 sat on the hood, 2 stood on each running board with 1 on each mudguard and another astride the bonnet. Les said he never knew how the tyres took the load.
Passengers would have had to walk uphill and call instructions to the driver who had only a limited view of the road. Brake pads were not enclosed in drums in those days – they became caked with mud and often failed to operate so drivers simply opted not to use them. Locals wisely avoided the Athenree Gorge with its hairpin bends when the service cars were on the road. ... See MoreSee Less
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2 days ago
Garry Weir exhibition opened today at the Carlton Gallery in the Arts Junction, 36 Main Road, Katikati. Two pieces have sold already. You seriously need to get in and check out this very cool work. ... See MoreSee Less