Kaumātua John Maihi has blessed the design on a new changing shed structure at Mosquito point, Whanganui.
He’s hoping the taonga on the structure there will mean more good things happen and fewer bad.
One good thing is that Mosquito Point’s swing will be reinstated ready for next summer, Whanganui District Council spokeswoman Cass Alexander said.
The Horizons Regional Council held a second competition to find a design for one side of the changing shed structure. Whanganui High School teacher Jason Duffy encouraged his design pupils to enter, and 14-year-old Emma Henare was very excited to win with her design called Whanganui whakatauki (proverb) Ko au te awa, ko te awa ko au. I am the river and the river is me.
Also commended were Grace Smith, Riki Wainhouse, Ben Emerson, Firooze Colaabavala, Cemre Gifford-Oner and Tayla Robbertsen.