Unfortunately, ‘Vibrant’ has been removed from its location at Gladstone Park due to sustained tagging. It has been repaired and relocated to the Corner of Tamaki Drive and Solent Street, near Teal Park and Ports of Auckland.
This ‘Vibrant’ tail is located at Gladstone Park on the Parnell Walking Trail and is created by the company ByeByeLoveNZ.
This design was inspired by the diverse community in Auckland and represents this with different shapes, sizes and colours. By allowing them to sit close to each other as if they were to embrace they have achieved a wonderful vibrant piece of work.
‘Vibrant’ is a reminder that when working close together, we as people also can achieve a wonderful vibrant community living in harmony.
ByeByeLoveNZ is an environmentally conscious business that produces functional art by using second hand furniture. It was established as a registered company in 2018 by co-owners Jeanine Oxenius and Heike Rzehulek-Schmitt.
These two creative women made it their business to rescue ‘sleeping beauties’ waiting in garages, storage units or forgotten corners of the house to be kissed awake. Their items came from an era when furniture was made with loving care, precision and solid bones. ByeByeLoveNZ gives these pieces the opportunity to shine again. Their workshop in situated on Auckland’s North Shore in beautiful Long Bay.
Sponsor: Ports of Auckland/Tāmaki Herenga Waka
This tail is sponsored by Ports of Auckland/Tāmaki Herenga Waka to celebrate the work they have done, with others, to protect the Bryde’s Whales which live in the Hauraki Gulf/Tīkapa Moana. Before they started this work, around two whales a year were being hit and killed by ships. In 2013 they developed a voluntary protocol for ships which asked them to reduce speed to around 10 knots in the Hauraki Gulf. Shipping lines have been great at reducing speeds and as a result no whales have been killed since 2014. While the protocol isn’t a 100% guarantee that there will never be another whale death, it has greatly improved safety.
WHALE TAIL DAMAGE
Each Whale Tail is a work of art, and deserves to be admired and appreciated as such. Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee that everyone will treat the Whale Tails with respect. If you come across a damaged Tail, please text the Tail name, location and a brief description of the damage to 022 042 9074.