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Saturday 14 May 2022 | Written by Caleb Fotheringham | Published in Local, National
Minister George Angene (Maggie). Photo: Supplied/22051309
Angene gave praise to his “boys” for helping the construction at the site formerly known as Constitution Park.
“I’m very happy, because it’s not
for George Maggie, it’s not for my boys, it’s not for my family, it’s for the
family of the world,” the Punanga
Nui Market Minister said during the opening on Friday.
stressed the water station would be free for everyone’s use.
the opening Angene shared from the book of Isaiah, “The Lord says, come
everyone who is thirsty, here is water,” he said.
the colour of the water station, one of Angene’s jandals was green and the
other was yellow.
The colours chosen for the station served multi-purposes, the yellow which was also painted on the edge of the footpath was to warn people to park on the other side of the road.
yellow sign is a warning sign, no parking,” he said.
other reason for the yellow is to make it stand out, particularly at night.
the States all the taxis I see on my movies or Facebook, the taxis are all
yellow, it stands out.
green, I look at the earth on the island, all of Rarotonga is green because of
the land, the green of the land.”
said he did not know how much the project cost in the end, but said he
contributed a significant amount of his own money and $2000 was allocated for
water station is surrounded by flowers, has a flag pole flying a Cook Islands
flag and on the very top of the roof sits a large water bottle as a symbol.
Attending the opening was also Minister Patrick Arioka, Punanga Nui Market manager William Taripo and Bishop Paul Donoghue.