Bar­low’s legacy for Porirua

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Ian Bar­low’s foot­print can be seen right around Porirua.

The re­cently-re­tired en­gi­neer and head of Porirua City Coun­cil’s award-win­ning vil­lage pro­gramme has a much more re­laxed diet of do­mes­tic du­ties around his Mana home th­ese days. It’s a far cry from his busy days with the coun­cil.

‘‘I don’t wear a watch and would barely know what day of the week it is,’’ the 69-year-old said.

Bar­low has left Porirua a legacy. He joined the coun­cil as an en­gi­neer in 1972, was a mem­ber of the parks and re­serves team from 1974 till 2007, then moved into vil­lage plan­ning in 2008.

Dur­ing his time in the parks team, there prob­a­bly wasn’t a play­ground, cricket wicket, soft­ball di­a­mond, car park or pav­il­ion he wasn’t in­volved with.

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