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Examples of a cabinet in Naenae. Examples of a cabinet in Naenae. CREDIT: Hutt City Council
Examples of a cabinet in Stokes Valley. Examples of a cabinet in Stokes Valley. CREDIT: Hutt City Council
Hutt City Council graffiti eradication officer Delly Ranginui with artists Emily Roberts and Kane Smith with an almost complete artwork in Taita. Hutt City Council graffiti eradication officer Delly Ranginui with artists Emily Roberts and Kane Smith with an almost complete artwork in Taita. CREDIT: Hutt City Council

Art replaces graffiti on Chorus cabinets

Thursday 28 June 2012, 3:14PM
By Hutt City Council
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LOWER HUTT

Chorus broadband cabinets in Hutt City are receiving a makeover in the interests of graffiti eradication.

Cabinets in different spots across the city that were once a target for graffiti are now sporting brightly coloured art works. Each cabinet is painted in a different theme and often the residents of nearby houses are asked for suggestions on what they would like to see on the cabinets.

Council’s graffiti eradication officer says it’s fantastic to see Chorus commission these artworks.

“The cabinets were getting hit all the time and needed constant cleaning – but with murals now they are being left alone,” he says.