It's been a long time coming but a bright new feature has finally begun to take shape on an access path to New Plymouth's coastal walkway.
Painted tiles have been installed on the seaward side of the path that links the walkway to Cutfield Rd.
The tiles were created about 10 years ago by students at West End, Devon Intermediate and St Joseph's schools.
Caitlin Finnerty, 18, who is now studying graphic design at AUT, said she could remember making the tiles while at West End School.
"I think it's good, it is about time," she said.
"I had kind of forgotten about them but I think it's good that they've got around to it."
Miss Finnerty could not recall what design she had painted on her tile but believed it involved a snail.
She said she would try to go and have a look before returning to Auckland today.
New Plymouth District Council manager parks Mark Bruhn said a local teacher, Jane Aitken Connolly, worked with the schools and the council to create a Coastal Walkway feature.
“They brighten up this accessway and will be a lovely talking point for children,” Mr Bruhn said.
Mrs Aitken Connolly said the aim was to create artwork to beautify and create commu- nity links with the coastal walkway.
She said more than 800 students had been involved.
"So it's great to see these tiles are now installed.”
Mr Bruhn said more tiles would be laid on the path, from the railway line to Cutfield Rd, when the weather permitted.
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