All signs looking good for a champion greeting

Last updated 05:00 02/12/2013

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Matthew Jones has been burning the midnight oil to finish his entry for the Sign Up for New Plymouth competition.

But the 11-year-old from New Plymouth's Central School is sure he will have it just the way he wants it before entries close on Wednesday.

The competition, a joint initiative by the Taranaki Daily News and the New Plymouth District Council, challenged students to design artwork to be featured on two welcome signs to the city.

The main theme of Matthew's artwork is "Arrive as a guest - Leave as Whanau" but also includes the phrase "stand tall like the mountain, be strong like the waves".

The winning signs will be put up on State Highway 3 at Burgess Park Hill and at New Plymouth's northern entrance near the turnoff to the airport.

Teacher Glynn Hills said students had been working on their artworks for about a month.

Students were asked to think about how they would get people to visit New Plymouth and what features would best highlight the district's attractions.

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