Maungaturoto’s new ‘welcome’ signs are finally on display after two years of consultation and design.
Residents Association president Terri Donaldson said the process to secure and approve the new signs took longer than usual due to the new location of the east-side sign.
“Because one of the signs had to be placed in a 100km area we had to do a lot of consultation and planning to meet NZTA criteria,” she said.
The Residents Association was initially contacted by the Kauri Coast Tourism Development Group who were happy to help with the paperwork if Terri and her team we able to fully fund the project.
The end result is something that Terri and the community remain positive about.
The signs feature the work of local photographer Kathy Strong, and the bottom section incorporates the importance of the local iwi. Terri says the tourism development group is hoping to secure new signage for all towns along the Kauri Coast and hopes Maungaturoto can be a flagship for the project.