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Big picture… Navy petty officer Shane Westbrook welcomes a mural depicting Tāwhirimātea to Devonport Wharf last Friday

A new mural celebrating Devonport’s connection to the sea and wind was officially welcomed last Friday.

Tāwhirimātea (God of Weather) by Trina Wirihana adorns a wall at the Devonport ferry terminal.

The mural was a colourful addition to Devonport’s “arts-based community”, Devonport Business Association president Dianne Hale said at the welcoming event.

Auckland Transport Property Optimisation Specialist Cam Mitchell-Sisler said the installation aimed to bring “some light and vibrancy back” to Devonport Wharf.

“We want to bring people back to this place and make it a bit of a destination.”

The ceremony included a blessing with two pūkāea (trumpets) representing the breath of Tāwhirimātea.

Cake-worthy… Devonport BID manager Shaulyn van Baaren cuts a cake to mark the mural-welcoming

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