‘Great investment’ banners no bargain
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.