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Central Otago Mirror - - WANAKA NEWS -

Queen­stown Lake District Coun­cil deputy mayor Lyal Cocks said at this stage no for­mal ac­tion on the fence was be­ing taken by coun­cil.

While there had been in­for­mal dis­cus­sions about the fence, coun­cil had ‘‘backed off from it’’, Cocks said.

The bra fence was re­moved in 2006 by the coun­cil but was re­vived a short time later.

It has also been the ca­su­alty of sev­eral thefts, with hun­dreds of bras be­ing taken at one time.

Fence founder John Lee said ‘‘they [those stop­ping at the fence] are walk­ing up the road and I can see the con­cern.’’

In­stalling road signs could al­le­vi­ate some of the prob­lems, as would re­duc­ing the speed limit in the area, which might be done if a pro­posed whiskey dis­tillery in Cardrona was given a re­source con­sent, Lee said.

The fence was a tourist at­trac­tion for the area and sev­eral people trav­elled over the Crown Range, skip­ping Cromwell, just to see it, he said.

Mor­gan said in­stalling a collection box to col­lect funds for breast cancer re­search had been dis­cussed.

A Cardrona Val­ley Bra Fence Face­book page has at­tracted over 650 ‘‘likes’’.

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