Keeping the character of Old Papatoetoe
We’re regenerating Old Papatoetoe town centre to help meet changing needs. But it’s also important we acknowledge and embrace the area’s diverse community, strong heritage and the railway-town character valued by locals.
Here are some ways the town centre redesign will honour the identity of Old Papatoetoe:
- The puriri, pohutukawa and titoki trees that are such a central feature of the plaza have been kept and celebrated. The refreshed mall features more places to sit and relax.
- Colours in the signs and seating within the new mall reflect the Papatoetoe crest. The signs also include the Papatoetoe motto “Kai Mahi Tahi” (let us pull or work together).
- The metalwork in the street furniture and sign platforms are traditional features. They fit with the Old Papatoetoe style adopted by the community.