OPINION: Further to the ''saga'' of the vanishing Te Anau sign.
In The Southland Times on January 18, Te Anau Community Board chairman Alistair Jukes said the sign ''Welcome to Te Anau - Relax and Enjoy''' had been horrendously expensive and cost three times what he would have liked.
More signage in conjunction with the NZ Transport Agency would be erected alongside the welcome sign to help drive traffic into Te Anau, Mr Jukes said.
Fast-forward to The Southland Times on October 19: Incoming Southland district councillor Alistair Jukes said there were too many signs in Te Anau. He said Te Anau was like many other towns in New Zealand, including Wanaka, Queenstown and Ashburton, and could be bypassed, and that ''If people want to stop, they will''.
I am disappointed my sign, which cost about $5900 less than the welcome one and which may have helped to drive traffic into Te Anau, was not what Mr Jukes and the NZ Transport Agency had in mind.
I naively thought it might have helped them to make a decision on the process they began in January.
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