Parked up in man caves

The Timaru Herald - - National News -

Ri­fling for coins to pay for park­ing was once a way of life. But af­ter 30 years in ac­tion, Blen­heim’s coin-op­er­ated Dun­can ‘‘lol­lipop’’ me­ters were re­placed with dig­i­tal screens and sent to a metal yard to be fed through a shred­der. Or so the orig­i­nal plan went. The Marl­bor­ough Dis­trict Coun­cil is now giv­ing peo­ple the chance to take home the unique ‘‘keep­sake’’ items for $40 a me­ter. Trillo Me­tals co-owner Craig Trillo said about a dozen me­ters had been sold so far, mainly to women look­ing to spice up their son’s, son-in-law’s or hus­band’s ‘‘man cave’’. Those that did not find a home be­fore mid to late Oc­to­ber would be fed through a shred­der and sent to In­dia.

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