Tuesday, March 22, 2011

The colours of Paynes Lane, Onehunga

Paynes Lane, Onehunga. According to the Auckland Central Library's streets database, named after Ronald Payne, who owned property taken for the lane, which conveniently leads straight to DressMart. I was heading through Onehunga yesterday, picking up some provisions for a day out at Archives New Zealand bent over old bits of paper -- when I spotted this:

This was spray painted in November last year, according to the Onehunga Community News. From that month's online edition:

The first of what is hoped to be a series of murals adorming the blank walls of Onehunga buildings is to be produced by the Cut Collective on the weekend of November 13th and 14th. Four or five artists will spend the weekend on scaffolding at the top of Paynes Lane, using spray paints to colourfully depict a variety of local imagery. Glen Armstrong of House of Travel provided the original inspiration and impetus behind the Cut Collective ...Glen says the mural will "reference the local community" and will be finished in plenty of time for Onehunga's first Santa Parade.


  1. The mural is fantastic isn't it :). I loveee the section with the angel of course :D


  2. My husband is a descendant of the Payne family. We visited Payne lane today. Apparently the Payne family
    ran a tannery in Payne's lane.