01 September 2009
It's going to be 150 in 6 years' time and they've set up the Capital City Initiative to give the city a make-over.
The most important of these projects (I assume it is - it gets first mention in the press release) is to replace the little green MEN on the pedestrian lights near Parliament with little green WOMEN to celebrate the fact that New Zealand was the first country to give women the vote.
Being New Zealand and oh-so-politically-correct, it would surprise me if they hadn't first considered depicting a Maori woman, but the Gender and Ethnic Equality and Resource Consent and Environmental Impact Study Committee probably came to the conclusion that brown wouldn't be a positive visual amenity and would result in a negative outcome for the transport disadvantaged (meaning that you can't see it in the dark}
"We are the city of important conversations" says Mayor Kerry Prendergast.
No. Just a bunch of wankers.