'Broken Waka' Mural on Maraenui shopping centre wall - October 2002
The mural reflected the mood of the local children and youth in Maraenui about a lack of cohesion and disconnection in the neighbourhood but a strong belief that Maori values and a sense of belonging was still in the whole suburb. This mural was commissioned by the Napier City Council with local artist Campbell in Maraenui shopping centre as part of a school holiday programme and was one of the largest air brushed murals in the region. The cost for materials and the hours for the artist was $5,000 from the Council's Community Development Department.
'Build Communities, not Prisons' mural on Police Station wall on Station Street, Napier -March 2003
The mural was unveiled by Norm Hewitt, former All Black, Hurricanes and Hawke's Bay representative to support youth development across Hawke's Bay. Pat Magill and the Napier Pilot City Trust in collaboration with the Napier City Council worked with local high schools to put weave together a tapestry of artwork from students that promoted respect, honesty, forgiveness and pride for all. As well as providing advice and support, Council contributed provided $1,000 from the Council's Safer Communities and $300 from the Community Development Department.
Uniting the Community
'Uniting the Community' mural on Countdown Supermarket wall on Munroe Street in Napier - December 2004
A partnership with Anglican Youth Ministries supported by Pilot City Trust and Napier City Council produced a mural that linked jigsaw puzzles pieces drawn from local primary schools that echoed the importance of family, cultures, values and community. Council's Community Development provided $500 towards materials and helped out with promotional resources and as a link to the community.