Photo by Mark Price.
Two concrete draught horses bound for Luggate are almost
ready for their first coat of stain.
Sculptor Deane Weastell began working on the horses in the
middle of last winter and said this week he hopes they will
be finished in another three weeks.
The horses - made from reinforcing steel, wire-netting and
concrete - will be teamed up with an almost century-old wagon
that has been restored and displayed alongside Luggate's main
The project has been organised by the Luggate Community
Association with voluntary labour and funding from grants and
Mr Weastell said his biggest concern was moving the 1.5-tonne
horses from his property, between Wanaka and Lake Hawea, to
Luggate, without causing cracks or breakages.