Tauranga City Council

Tauranga City Council is a territorial authority on the eastern coast of the North Island of Aotearoa, facing the Bay of Plenty.

The Council supports and promotes is public art through the Walk the arts map, "a collaboration between Pete Morris of Te Kiteroa Gallery and Murray Clode of Macandmor Art Space. It promotes the visual arts and many of the creative people who live locally, who add zest and contribute to the local economy through their artistic endeavours." (Walk the Arts)

History of the authority:

"The historic predecessor was Tauranga Borough Council, which existed from 1888 to 1963. Tauranga City Council was then formed and existed from 1963 until the 1989 local government reforms. Post-amalgamation with other authorities in 1989 (e.g. Mount Maunganui Borough Council), Tauranga District Council existed until 2003 when it again became Tauranga City Council." (wikipedia)

See also:

Neale Blaymires, ‘Creation: From Chaos to Order’ (1989), Civic Arcade, Tauranga

Images: Bronwyn Holloway-Smith, Public Art Heritage Aotearoa New Zealand, 2022