Footpath sign error 'a real balls up'

01:43, Jan 31 2009
SEEING RED: Residents in the Wellington suburb of Highbury are angry that a sign for Old Bullock Rd has been mistakenly called Old Bollock Rd.

A now infamous road sign for Old Bullock Road in Wellington suburb Highbury, mistakenly renamed Old Bollock Rd, is expected to be taken down over the next two days – if it lasts that long.

Wellington City Council spokesman Richard MacLean said the error was "astounding" and someone had obviously not read the old sign too clearly.

"I'm all for better signage for footpaths but at least they should get the name right," said one angry resident.

"This is a real balls up."

Mr MacLean said the new sign would be replaced and that the council had already had numerous calls from people wanting to get their hands on it.

"We're having an informal discussion now about what to do with the sign when it finally does come down. . .anything could happen cause clearly it's an instant classic and a trophy."

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Mr MacLean said he expected the sign to be taken down in the next couple of days as long as no one got there first.

See Old Bullock Road on Google Maps.

 - NZPA