The bus shelter was painted by a group of Tereora College students who wanted to share their artistic skills with the community.
The students decided to paint the bus shelter during their school holidays as a way to liven up the bus shelter, which had been renovated and painted a neutral colour in readiness for new graphics to be added.
Principal Tania Morgan said the project wasn’t organised by the school, but was the students’ initiative.
School students Emily Jim and Helena Williams are taking Year 12 Art classes at the national college, and Morgan said they very much enjoyed the subject. Jim gathered a group of friends to express their creativity through painting the shelter, which is something of a landmark in Arorangi. It sits beside a large flamboyant tree, which comes alive with brilliant red in December each year.
Pupils involved in painting the bus shelter were Emily Jim, Helena Williams, Jackie Purea, Andria Phillip, Teariki and Tyrese Williams.