Fancy walking stick found on Te Rewa Rewa bridge

22:22, Mar 08 2014
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OWNER SOUGHT: Bill Lambert, 83, with the unique walking stick he found on New Plymouth’s Te Rewa Rewa bridge yesterday.

Former journalist Bill Lambert instinctively knew the best way to reunite a fancy walking stick with its owner after finding one in New Plymouth yesterday.

The Kapiti Coast resident was walking over the Rewa Rewa Bridge with his wife Helen and their friend Wendy Thorburn when they discovered the black cane with silver trim and an eagle's head handle.

"I thought the media would be able to get it some publicity and get it back to its owner," the former reporter for The Dominion newspaper said.

"It's a most artistic piece of engineering."

The 83-year-old said he used a walking stick himself and knew what it was like to be without it.

"That person will be very glad to have it back. It's a very fancy job, it must have cost them a bit of money."

The Taranaki Daily News handed the walking stick over to the New Plymouth police.

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