Parked up in man caves
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.