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March 2024

Tranzit’s collaboration with new Martinborough mural

The wine village of Martinborough’s new wall mural depicts a family of native birds with strong connections to the Wairarapa.

The mural, designed and painted by Manawatu artist Joe McMenamin, is part of the reignited Marty Mural Walk – a continuation of The Martinborough Mural Walk Project that came into being five years ago bringing public art to the village.

In recent years no new works had been added, until Charlotte Harding had a desire to reignite the project under its new name Marty Mural Walk.

The first new artwork to come about is thanks to the collaboration between Harding and Tranzit, as owners of a property in the village. With Tranzit preparing to celebrate its centenary in 2025, we wanted to revitalise the property and loved how the muralist Joe, wove a family connection into the artwork.

The mural features a family of native birds including the Karearea falcon and a white kiwi with a nod to Pukaha National Wildlife Centre, who has a long association with Tranzit Coachlines Wairarapa.