Win win

Nelson Mail - - COMMENT&OPINION -

Now that Lewis Stan­ton is be­com­ing the most talked about Nel­so­nian of the modern age, per­haps we should get cre­ative and con­sider ways to cash in on his grow­ing fame?

Maybe a new tourist at­trac­tion? The coun­cil could com­mis­sion an ex­pen­sive art work – maybe a rusty horse and cart de­sign sus­pended from wires over hang­ing the Cathe­dral steps?

A stage in front of the steps could be con­structed for Mr Stan­ton to present his free­lance po­lit­i­cal ide­ol­ogy to passers by? Nel­son’s ver­sion of a ‘‘pop-up globe the­atre’’.

At night, free­dom campers could be in­vited to at­tend re-runs of Mr Ed projected onto the rusty art work above. We could even in­vite free­dom campers along for a bar­be­cued sausage with free wi-fi to get them hooked?

Maybe add a few more wires to hang their wash­ing on dur­ing the day? A unique Kiwi ex­pe­ri­ence for tourists to en­joy.

I’m sure the coun­cil has a team of ex­pert con­sul­tants ready and wait­ing to con­sider this pro­posal but hey, it’s got to be a win­ner surely?

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