We are so thankful and proud to have been gifted this spectacular mural by local artist Raukawa Comerford!
The huge mural greets everyone who enters Te Pā Pori, our supported Transitional Housing Pā on Tory Street. It represents Te Ao Mārama, a concept of life, energy, light, and potential. It also tells the story of what The Mission offers our manuhiri, as well as our challenge for them to stand, communicate, and connect with the world at this time in their journey.
We’ve seen how so many people who come to Te Pā Pori are impacted by it, and can take their own meanings away from it. The mural took Raukawa more than 400 hours to complete, all in between her full-time work! Knowing that she gifted her time, talent, and aroha has also made our manuhiri feel even more uplifted and treasured. Raukawa’s gift recognises and values their choice to courageously take their path towards becoming the best they can be!