The NZ Herald reports on fashion designer Denise L’Estrange-Corbet who has savaged the proposed billboard ban for Auckland (inner) City.
“We will no longer have billboards to inform us of what’s happening in our city; no adverts telling us of products and what new series is on the TV.
“Nothing to make us laugh. Just nothing. Just plain, boring nothing.”
She said losing the billboard revenue could force her to sell her building – a former church she has renovated – to a developer and take her business overseas.
“I refuse to take my legal billboard down.
“You are meddling with people’s livelihoods and that is not part of your job description … [which is] ensuring Auckland is a great place to live instead of trying to destroy it with mediocrity.”
Wonderful phrase – destroying it with mediocrity.Tags: Local Body Politics