Cultural Artwork Package - sharing stories of Kaikōura
The Cultural Artwork Package evolved out of a design hui held in November 2018 between NCTIR and the Cultural Advisory Group* about the stories that could be told along the Kaikōura coastline – and especially at several Safe Stopping Areas.
These initial ideas have since developed into an extensive range of culturally significant artworks including pouwhenua & tekoteko (carved pillars), vapour blasted murals, laser cut corten steel and information panels. The artwork has been installed along the coastline from Oaro to Clarence.
*The Cultural Advisory Group (CAG) is made up of mandated members from Te Rūnanga o Kaikōura, Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency, KiwiRail and NCTIR. The CAG was established in 2018 by NCTIR, together with Treaty Partners, to engage at a local level with the Rūnanga on all aspects of design and construction across the recovery and resilience works within their takiwa (area).