Korutastic bike rack to liven up Christchurch

Korutastic bike rack to liven up Christchurch

Koru bike rack for Christchurch thanks to Ministry of AwesomeChristchurch's Awesome Bike Rack Competition has closed with the selection of a winning entry featuring that most classic of Kiwi symbols, the koru.

Jonathan Hall won the Ministry of Awesome contest and his Koru Rack will now be built by The Bike Racking Company and hosted at the Re:START Container Mall along with a Fixit Bike Repair Stand donated by Dero and Bicycle Ventures.

"I am passionate about Christchurch and its rebuild. Initiatives like this from the Ministry of Awesome are a great way to involve the community in bringing their ideas to life," he says.

"I saw the korus sprouting in an urban environment as a fun and simple message of hope."

The five finalists as voted by the public were Koru Rack, ReStart, the Creeper, Awesome Silver Fern Bike Rack and Rainbow Rack

The winner was selected by a judging panel that included Re:START Director Paul Lonsdale, Ian Barker from The Bike Racking Company, Rob Henderson from Bicycle Ventures, Hugh Nicholson from Christchurch City Council, and Kaila Colbin from Ministry of Awesome.

Lonsdale says he was thoroughly impressed with the calibre of the entries.

"As soon as the competition was announced and ideas started going up on the Ministry of Awesome website, I knew we'd end up with something good," he said.

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