Saturday, November 7, 2009

Sign of the times

I needed to get out and about yesterday morning, so took a walk down to the end of Bolton Street in Blockhouse Bay. Officially, this sign denotes the border between Waitakere City and Auckland City, a border which has been that way for pretty much 100 years at least. Give or take some shifts. There at Bolton Street, the boundary isn't Portage Road, a few metres away, but one of the Whau River tributaries. I'd say Waitakere City were the ones who put the sign up. Slightly more of the sign given over to their name and a logo is the clue ...

If this is supposed to be a maintenance boundary, then there hasn't been much in the way of keeping the noxious weeds under control.

This is a boundary which will disappear by this time next year, as the cities amalgamate. Hence why I took a photo of the sign. To the west, lies New Lynn (the Portage Road-Bloton Street intersection) ...

... while to the east, is the suburb of  Blockhouse Bay.


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