Godwits need approval to fly

FLYING HIGH: An artist's impression of a propsed sculpture depicting four godwits in flight.
FLYING HIGH: An artist's impression of a propsed sculpture depicting four godwits in flight.

Foxton Beach's godwits will be leaving soon for the winter, but a permanent reminder of them may be winging its way to Horowhenua.

A new sculpture depicting four godwits in flight has been proposed for the southern entrance to Foxton on State Highway 1.

The artwork, designed by the Old Foundry, has received support from a majority of the Foxton Community Board and awaits approval from the Horowhenua District Council.

The sculpture, which would promote the wetlands site of international importance at Foxton Beach, comes with a $45,000 price tag. A budget of $69,000 was set aside for the project, with part of the balance to be spent on landscaping.

At this week's Foxton Community Board meeting, the sculpture was approved by a vote of three to two.

Manawatu Standard