The Community Trail is a 2km circuit that goes around the community, along some busier roads like Mascot Avenue, but also through reserves. The colour scheme used on the painted surface of the Community Trail, and on supporting wayfinding signage was chosen through the mana whenua engagement process.
Pre-European colonisation, local Māori mixed ground-up kōkōwai [red ochre] with shark oil to create maukoroa [red paint]. Amongst other things, this was used to paint their waka [canoes], pā [fortified villages], and whare [house/ buildings].
In Te Ara Mua – Future Streets, the yellow colour of the Community Trail represents the colour of the shark oil that was mixed with the kōkōwai to form the red paint.