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QR codes and a mobile website developed by AI support Kingsland's new Gateway Marker, unveiled earlier this week. 

In a suburb known for its creative funky vibe it is perhaps no surprise Kingsland is leading the way with a signpost that reflects the artistic nature of this upcoming area.

While many suburbs have no signage at all, Kingsland has installed a 5 metre high grit-blasted curved steel structure at the entrance to the village.

Funded by an Auckland Council SLIP grant of $20,000 through Albert-Eden Local Board, the brief was to create a sense of arrival for both pedestrians and motorists.

"We are really grateful the Council had the vision to allow Kingsland the chance to make a bold statement about our identity", says Christine Foley, Kingsland Business Society Manager.

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"We also appreciate how well crafted this work is, plus the concepts, design and manufacture we all done in Auckland".

The structure features the distinctive Kingsland logo laser-cut from corten steel and then backed with a formed opal acrylic panel. The space behind the panel contains LED strip lighting.

This is the first stage in a series of projects to develop the Kingsland environment, which will also include scoping the winning entry from the recent Urban Design Competition relating to the area outside Trinity Church.

Local businesses are really pleased that the sign is so visible to people driving along New North Road and already visitors to the suburb have been lining up for a photo opportunity beside the distinctive sign.

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