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Welcome to Piopio, A Thriving Village Nestled Between The
World Famous Waitomo Caves and The Rugged Taranaki Coast


Rural themed art to brighten Moa Street Building

The Aria Toy Library together with Project Piopio Trust are running an art competition for pre-school to Year 6 children to bring the corner of Moa and Kea Streets alive with their master pieces.

Thursday lunch times at Piopio Primary School over the past five weeks have been filled with thirty children busily creating inspiring rural themed artwork.
It has been a great opportunity for the Piopio Primary School children to learn alongside our very talented local artist Jo Gallagher. She has given them demonstrations on colour mixing/blending, proportions and textures. The children have gone back to their paintings using the skills she has shown them.

We have also had a sneak preview of Aria Primary Schools creations, who had the pleasure of working with another local artist, Peter Holbrook. The bar has been set very high with the quality of the artwork being amazing.

We are very grateful to the generosity of Creative NZ, Arts Council of New Zealand, for the funding we have received for this project.