All the pansy cry-babies in Wellington who get upset because people in other places (who actually don’t give shit about Wellington – except that it takes their taxes) might think they’re not cool because of the sign.
The problem with the sign is that it gives people a licence to call Wellington “Wellywood”.
No one in Wellington uses that name. I’m not sure anyone does. If tourists started using the term when talking to Wellingtoniains, they’re going to leave with the impression Wellingtonians are short tempered.
It’s like calling your town “Wankersville”. Or “F*ckland”.
The Wellington Airport Board must have fuck all to do apart from put up landing charges and figure out new ways to use their monopoly position to extort more money from travellers so to fill in time they come up with this sort of mindless bollocks.
Why would anyone want to put a sign there in the first place? This blog urges us to vote Green, and here we are debating how best we can chop trees, create pollution (through manufacturing and fitting) and generally deface a hillside.
Leave nature alone! Scrap the whole sign idea. Spend money on more worthwhile projects.
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