Sculpted Steel Poetry

Client: Creative Northland & Whangarei District Council

In 2015 Culham Engineering was contracted by Creative Northland and the Whangarei District Council to construct and install a 2.4m x 1.2m piece of weathering steel, rolled, blasted and laser cut for the Whangarei Sculpture Walkway on the Hatea Loop in Whangarei.


The water in the town basin

Pitching the moon and tall tales

Of sail and anchor

A young girl dreams her departure

In hushslushing tide

And the liplapping waves-

Parihaka at her back

And the river in her bones.


Paula Green