Waitakere City presents a journey through time and space to New Zealand's
first eco city.
Comic artist Dylan Horrocks
The comic was created by world renowned comic artist
Dylan Horrocks for the council. This brief history of Waitakere looks at
how the eco city came into being and the relationship between the land, sea,
indigenous wildlife and people.
It explores important links with the
people who arrived
and lived off the land (Te Kawerau a Maki and Ngati Whatua), through its first
creating local industries such as vineyards, orchards, timber yards and
potteries, and then to more recent residents who have included artists, poets,
and other free-thinking individualists.
An important message in this comic is how changing urban sprawl to more
sustainable lifestyles is producing improved local outcomes, with less
congestion, more jobs, facilities and shops, better public transport options -
such as rail; whilst helping to preserve the area's unique waterways and
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