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Local Time – Water Action 
(16-Apr-2012, 0900 +1200)

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Local Time – Water Action 
(16-Apr-2012, 0900 +1200)


Year: 2012


Medium: Action in Waitemata Harbour with boat, 1 custom banner, 3 custom flags and 1 Tino Rangatiratanga Flag


This action was one part of the Local Time Horotiu project St Paul St Gallery April/May 2012.  


Local Time made actions in the Queens Wharf, Princess Wharf, Te Kapua and Okahu Bay areas of the Waitemata Harbour. The on-board actions began in the ferry terminal area aboard "Mahi Kai", 3.00pm-5.30pm, 28th April 2012, the same time as the 'Aotearoa is not for sale' hikoi departed up Queen St.


Banners and flags  

"FLOATING EASEMENT" (3.5m x 1.2m custom banner)

"TE KAPUA"(2m x 1.2m custom flag)

"LOCAL TIME" (2m x 1.2m custom flag)

"Tino Rangatiratanga" (1.5m x 1m, mass-produced flag)


These flags were all flown from bamboo shoots and mounted in fishing-rod holders on the transom of Mahi kai. The bamboo flag-poles were cut and collected from the Elam School of Fine Arts the morning of the action & hikoi. 


Mahi kai is a red 13.8 meter thundercat rigid inflatable race-boat.


Photo credits

Melissa Laing courtesy St Paul St Gallery

Danny Butt


Four limited edition risograph print runs by Jonty Valentine


Other Acknowledgements

Thundercat preparation Te Atatu Ramp, Te Atatu, 26 April, Alex Monteith, Natalie Robertson & Lawrence Makoare.