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Rarotonga Seawall bursting with colour

Tuesday 21 June 2022 | Written by Caleb Fotheringham | Published in Local, National

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Rarotonga Seawall bursting with colour
Alex Coupe from Auckland has a place in Nikao and has been coming to the Cook Islands for 50 years. She says the seawall mural is a lovely addition to Rarotonga. Photo: Caleb Fotheringham/22062023

Alex Coupe from Auckland says Rarotonga seawall mural is “lovely” and is particularly fond of the coconut crab illustration.

“I love the big crab claw coming across the footpath,” Coupe said.

She said the mural was adding “a big burst of colour” to the island.  

“It’s really good, I really noticed it, it’s so colourful.”

Coupe has been coming to the Cook Islands for 50 years and has a place in Nikao. Since retiring she now spends one-to-two months in the Cook Islands each year.  

Rarotonga-based Mexican artist Gonzalo Aldana, is painting the seawall with local artist Katu Teiti.

For the project, each island that makes up the country has been allocated 37 metres each of the seawall.