The Keirunga Arts and Crafts Society, Havelock North
ran a comptetion in 2008 for the Level 5 Design class at EIT, Taradale.
They were seeking a gate that would make an entrance...
It was just the beginning of winter when we visited the site,
the towering trees over arthurs path were bare and beautiful
Inspired by the name of the Gardens,
I looked upwards and I thought of the beautiful tui
which would be back in the treetops when spring returned.
The tui is a bird which in some Maori narratives, was said to be a guardian of the 12th heaven