Miraculous Mary’s Makeover
Paraparaumu's iconic Statue of Mary has had a makeover and Safe Scaffolding provided the scaffolding for this job.
Described as "a little maintenance work", the job was not as serious as three years ago when the 14 metre hollow statue developed a lean and it was discovered the foundations had rotted and only guy wires were holding it up. James Farnan, who helped build the statue in 1957 to commemorate the centenary of the apparition of Mary in Lourdes, was called in to help replace the foundations.
He returned for the latest work, which he said was cosmetic rather than structural.
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