Campaign boards put to good use

WARM WELCOME: A fence in Halswell was decorated by Halswell School pupils.

Old campaign boards from the local elections have been put to good use, giving people a warm welcome as they drive into Halswell.

A plain site at the corner of Halswell Rd and Sparks Rd went under a makeover recently with pupils from Halswell School decorating a fence.

The campaign boards were donated by Halswell-Hornby-Riccarton Community Board chairman Mike Mora, community board member Debbie Mora and city councillor Jimmy Chen.

The Halswell Residents’ Association and year 8 student Amelia Ledingham also helped to organise the project to beautify the section.

Ms Mora said it was great the project was given to a student and she grabbed the opportunity.

“She did an incredible job to collate all these art students together to do this product,” she said.

Ms Mora said the community will look at doing more projects like this around Halswell.

“It is just really admirable to look at it when you are sitting at the traffic lights,” she said.

Resene Paints pitched in donating paint and lollies for the project.

INNOVATIVE: Halswell-Hornby-Riccarton Community Board members Ross McFarlane and Debbie Mora with Halswell School pupil Amelia Ledingham helped to organise a project to redecorate a fence at the entrance into the suburb.