Signs impact on images
‘‘Ugly’’ signs are making it hard for tourists to get a good shot at the most photographed location in Tirau, according to a business owner.
Sheryn Clothier wrote to the Tirau Community Board over concerns about the number of signs and other fixtures in front of Tirau’s famed dog and sheep.
Within a 10m stretch in front of the buildings, Ms Clothier wrote there was a 50km speed limit sign, a sign promoting the information centre, two street lights, a rubbish bin, a post box and three signs pointing to the bust stop, public toilets or the information centre.
‘‘I doubt I need to highlight to the community board the amount of photographs taken of the dog,’’ she said.
‘‘It is the icon of our town and I am disappointed to see it being graffitied in this way.’’
Tirau Community Board chair Nora Martelleti said the board discussed Ms Clothier’s letter at its last meeting.
The board was ‘‘sympath- etic’’ with her concerns, she said. But some of the objects could not be moved. ‘‘ The street lamp of course can’t be moved, some of the smaller things are a possibility.’’
SNAP SHOT: Street signs and lamp posts are making it hard for tourists to get good photos of the dog and sheep in Tirau.