18 January 2007

The claws are out in the provinces

Apparently Pukekura Park in New Plymouth and The Square in Palmerston North are in an Internet competition to be named as a property in the New Zealand version of the Monopoly board game. And it's getting messy:

[C]alling The Square "a flat, largely featureless plot of land in one of the country's least remarkable cities" has ruffled a few feathers and upped the ante. True, Palmerston North's Square has a great toilet block and an austere Soviet-style clocktower but Taranaki voters have a vibrant contrast in Pukekura Park and its Festival of Lights.

Handbags at dawn, then!

- Source: Taranaki Daily News, 18 January 2007

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