This innovative project - to build an 8m spiral steel sculpture, within which is a Camera Obscura to view our bridge Te Matau å Pohe, is gaining momentum!

With the building costs just being finalised (looking to cost $1000,000), the Camera Obscura Team are working towards the final fundraising and funding applications. The team, which comprises of three local women, have been working hard for the past two years and are thrilled to have the Whangarei Rotary Sunrise Club supporting the project. As part of the community contribution, stainless steel name plaques will be laid into the concrete at the base of the sculpture. The Rotary Club are promoting these plaques (200 available for donations of $200+).

An Obscura uses the science of light. By creating a light proof space with a hole in the wall, the obscura is filled with the view outside all over the walls floor and ceiling. Sited by the river and viewing the bridge and popular Loop walkway, this sculpture is free to enter and offers a family friendly experience.
All the local companies involved in the build, are donating elements of their service and with a final push from the commuity, the Camera obscura will become a reality!

Now is the time to join the team and be part of creating this legacy!


To donate see , phone 021 340946 or post a chq to PO Box 3223, Onerahi, 0142.