17 March 2006

Council repair crew takes eight decades to fix city fountain

Coronation Fountain Flowing Again

Water is flowing from Palmerston North's historic coronation fountain for the first time in 80 years. The 8m-high fountain was built in 1902 to mark the coronation of King Edward VII and the 25th anniversary of the Palmerston North borough. It was moved across the square early last year and restoration began three months ago.

Council spokesperson John Brenkley says he believes the fountain hasn't had water flowing through it since the 1920s. The water was turned on at a ceremony today by Palmerston North Mayor Heather Tanguay.

- Newsroom, 22 February 2006

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