Stanhope Site Manager Jason Wright says the project was only made possible because of the enthusiasm of the community.
“Fonterra thanks everyone who took the time and effort to participate in helping to bring the mural project to life. It’s definitely something that we can all be proud of,” says Jason.
Over 11,000 photographs, past and present, were submitted by enthusiastic Stanhope and District residents, Fonterra employees and the broader dairy community for this unique community art installation.
Every image has been captured as a tiny mosaic tile that then makes up the overall mural, measuring 48 metres by 5 metres in size. Themed ‘Legendairy Stanhope – Proud People, Proud Community’, the mural celebrates Stanhope’s cheese-making history dating back to the 1920s, along with a rural community known for its dairy farms and agricultural abundance.