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Idea for promoting Whitianga

Recently, The Informer published an article by Suzanne Hansen on ways to describe Whitianga and what was missing in the roadside signage on the town’s perimeter making it difficult to even know which way to get to Whitianga. The absence of anything attractive describing or depicting Whitianga visually was also noted in her article. 
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A recent Business Association meeting conducted an exercise asking people (about 60 in attendance) to find their best words to describe Whitianga – capturing the essence of the current and future Whitianga for all visitors. We thought that this response from a member of the public was worth a special place outside of Letter to the Editor. We thank Lynn for putting out her ideas.

Please send in your ideas and words. For any of the towns on the Coromandel Peninsula.

Ideas to promote Whitianga and Mercury Bay

These sculptures are eye catching in the town of Derby in WA – population 3,500. They measure approx 4m wide x 3m high and are made of stainless steel and weatherproof.

A crayfish might be suitable for this region – and/or a snapper. There is an artist in Whitianga who could probably make these.

Similar sculptures could easily be incorporated into a promotion selling a town.

As a photographer I know something like this would be photographed by every visitor and shared around the globe.

I hope you can consider this idea. Lynn Clayton


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