Tawa war me­mo­rial closer

Kapi-Mana News - - NEWS -

A Tawa me­mo­rial is out for ten­der, just as the sub­urb’s his­tor­i­cal so­ci­ety kicks its fundrais­ing up a gear.

A me­mo­rial, to be built at the north­ern end of Ox­ford St, ad­ja­cent to Grasslees Re­serve, will prob­a­bly cost about $90,000.

It will com­mem­o­rate the 13 men from the area who died in the Boer War and two world wars.

Welling­ton City Coun­cil was fully sup­port­ive of the project, Tawa His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety chair­man Bruce Mur­ray said.

Mur­ray said the so­ci­ety had made mi­nor changes to the de­sign of ar­chi­tect McKen­zie Higham.

Mur­ray es­ti­mated the project would take six weeks once work be­gan.

The so­ci­ety had about $ 25,000 al­ready locked away, and now grants from dif­fer­ent foun­da­tions would be ap­plied for.

A ca­sua­r­ina tree would need to be re­moved and an en­clos­ing wall, seat­ing, ex­ten­sive paving and land­scap­ing would be car­ried out by the con­trac­tor to cre­ate a shaded area per­fect for re­flec­tion, Mur­ray said.

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