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Newsletter from Metal Art Ltd, December 2013 
happy Holidays from Metal Art

Season's greetings from all at Metal Art 

It's been another busy year at Metal Art, and we thank you all for your custom over the last 12 months.

In both our street & park furniture and container divisions, there have been a number of highlights. They include the upsurge of interest we've seen in Enduroplank decking, and our recycled plastic products generally. On the Container Connection side, our work related to green walls suggests that's a plantscape trend to look out for in 2014.
 
From all at Metal Art, wishing you and yours a safe and happy Christmas and a prosperous New Year. We look forward to seeing you in 2014.

Our office and factory close for the holiday season at 12.00 noon on Friday 20th December. We reopen for business on Wednesday 15th January 2014.  

NZ Recreation Assn Conference 2013

Great to catch up with so many at the NZ Recreation Assn. & Outdoor NZ national conference in Rotorua.

Thanks to everyone who visited our stand, and congratulations to Clint Savage of DOC Whakatane as our lucky draw winner.

The 2-seater Kimberly recycled plastic seat is on its way to Clint for a suitable installation in his local area.

A Petone institution, McKenzie Baths cause a new splash

As members of the local community, we at Metal Art are pleased to be associated with redevelopment of the popular McKenzie Baths. 

After a $2.3 million upgrade, the heated pool complex at Petone was re-opened for the start of summer, attracting 5,000 swimmers in its first week of operation. Opening day was a cause for celebration for all those local residents who campaigned for the Baths when its future was under debate, then got behind the project when Hutt City Council decided to go ahead with redevelopment.

McKenzie Baths, Petone

The McKenzie Baths have been central to Petone's summertime recreation since 1933, and the original name has been retained as a recognition of the facility's place in community history. The Baths have a 25-metre main pool with access ramp, a 15-metre learners’ pool with toddlers’ pool attached, a splash pad, and a barbecue and picnic area. 
 
Cafe seating using recycled plastic

Espresso al fresco on a capital day

Patrons of Ripe Ripe Boulcott Street Espresso Bar in downtown Wellington can enjoy their coffees while knowing they are helping the environment too. The cafe recently installed seating that we produced to order, using multi-coloured recycled plastic slats on our strong and sturdy architectural furniture steel framing.

Every day at Boulcott Street the staff fill an 80 litre bin with empty milk bottles and other recyclable materials. So for sustainability-conscious Ripe Coffee Company, the use of our Replas product was a community-conscious decision as well as being a practical one.

Here’s a classic example of how as a society we can beneficially ‘close the loop’ on the recycling process.
Peninsular setting with plaque

In memory and commemoration

A recent Peninsular Picnic Setting order got us thinking about the place of memorial and commemorative park seating. The practice is an old one - remembering family members through the presentation of seats for installation in a favourite park.

With hard-pressed public budgets, there's now more acceptance of donor recognition in the placement of such gifts. For a neighbourhood park in Wellington, the local hairdresser donated the setting pictured above, also arranging a discrete plaque that tells a little story of the gift.

If members of your community have  a wish to contribute to a public asset in this way, there are many possibilities for giving appropriate recognition.  
 
Metal Art Ltd
51 Port Road, Seaview
Lower Hutt 5010
New Zealand
Ph +64 4 939 6666
Fax +64 4 939 6696
Email:
info@metalart.co.nz
www.metalart.co.nz