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Competition to name new playground tower

21 Jul 2020, 12:00 PM

Redwood Park’s make-over is complete and now the new wooden tower needs a name.


Waitomo District Council (WDC) are running a competition for local children to name and design a sign for the new wooden tower which forms part of the playground.  The winner will have their sign installed permanently on the tower.


Tony Hale, GM infrastructure services says, “we want to celebrate the new look park with the community, and a competition seemed like the perfect way.”


“Our team were passionate about this project. Most of the improvements were their ideas, including the competition. And for a local child to have their artwork turned into a permanent sign is something pretty cool.”


In addition to the new tower the park now has a more defined playground area and a new 7.5m single mast ‘net climber’. Landscaping work has also been carried out to create a more open space for families to picnic and play.


Entries are now open and are available from WDC’s website, Facebook page, Waitomo District Library and Te Kuiti i-SITE and close on Thursday August, 6.