Maori greetings on way for welcome signs

Nick Poole (left) and Michael Cotter, of Moran Fabrication, complete work on the Dunedin city boundary sign, near Allanton yesterday. Photo: Christine O'Connor
Nick Poole (left) and Michael Cotter, of Moran Fabrication, complete work on the Dunedin city boundary sign, near Allanton yesterday. Photo: Christine O'Connor
Visitors travelling into Dunedin could soon be met by Maori greetings alongside the Gothic font on the city's new signage.

Enterprise Dunedin director John Christie, said the Maori Participation Working Party would consult with local runaka over coming months on suitable greetings.

Once the greetings have been agreed, they would be added to the existing six Dunedin signs.

The changeover to the Gothic font has already begun. One sign on State Highway 1 north of Dunedin is finished, and another south of the city is nearing completion.

Mr Christie said the logo ''not only captures the personality of our architecture but also reflects the creativity and innovation we are known for''.

The new logo was part of a rebranding of the city in 2010 and has been used across the city, including at the airport.

jack.conroy@odt.co.nz

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