Twenty years ago, many would have described South Auckland as a tagger’s paradise, but now the region is home to an array of stunning murals and brilliant graffiti art. And it’s primarily thanks to the Beautification Trust, The Spinoff reports. “They have been so crucial in lifting the pride in our area,” Alf Filipaina says of the trust, which continues to be contracted to clean any graffiti in Auckland Council’s southern local board areas.