‘Great in­vest­ment’ ban­ners no bar­gain

Kapi-Mana News - - OPINION -

Editor, What a bar­gain we got with those ban­ners our city coun­cil in­vested $30,000 in not quite a year ago.

A great in­vest­ment, we were told, be­cause they would give vis­i­tors a taste of what they could ex­pect in our city. Shoddy, short-term rub­bish doesn’t seem to me the ideal por­trayal of our city.

Did we get any guar­an­tees with these things? PCC com­mu­ni­ca­tions and mar­ket­ing man­ager Bar­bara Ber­cic re­sponds:

The dam­age to the two ban­ners is a re­sult of harsh weather and their po­si­tion on the bridge where they cop the full in­ten­sity of the wind. As they were all in line for re­place­ment with Rugby World Cup ban­ners this week (the tim­ing strictly de­ter­mined by RWC 2011), it was not eco­nomic for us to pay for traf­fic man­age­ment con­trac­tors to come out twice in close in suc­ces­sion.

MIKE DUN­CAN, Ti­tahi Bay.

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