Photo picks for billboards put to public

One of the billboard options, dubbed “Views from Maungakawa”.

Waipa’s iconic Home of Champions billboards are being updated after 8 years of being exposed to the elements. The eleven billboards have stood at key entry points to the district, proclaiming Waipa’s status as New Zealand’s Home of Champions. But after a little less than a decade they’re now showing the effects of the sun, and in some instances, tagging.

The existing images will be replaced by eight landscape photographs produced by Cambridge-based photographer Meghan Maloney, whose work Waipa District Council describes as, “stunning scenic photography” which “thrills” her 14,000 Instagram followers.

Another billboard option, “Lake Karapiro at sunrise”.

Some of her local shots are being considered as potential images for the new billboards, which are available to view online or at council offices. The images are now available to view at Waipa Home of Champion’s Facebook page: – which includes a description of each image. By choosing a favourite image and making a comment, Facebook users will be in the draw to win their pick of the photographs printed on large canvas.

As well as entering the canvas competition on Facebook, the community can see the photos at and enter by emailing [email protected] with their favourite.

The updated billboards will use existing infrastructure and will be installed over the coming months.

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