‘Poles apart’

Sign of the times

Sign of the times

What are we supposed to do about a sign that tells us that a crane is working overhead? Are we supposed to move away? If so, why not barricade the area or construct...

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Sign of madness

Sign of madness

It’s hard to believe that anyone could not care about their job to such a degree that they would be a party to stupid decisions. Sadly, I not only believe...

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Sign on the dotted line

Sign on the dotted line

The photo above shows a poll on which I have placed a red dot, to draw your attention to the pole that could have been used for the sign. Alas, there was a good...

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Sign me up

Sign me up

This entry looks at signs that have been retired. They instruction that they once carried has been removed, but they remain as a memory of a time when they had...

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Sign language

Sign language

Presumably, someone goes to the trouble of erecting a sign because it might be of use to the public. However, what’s the point of it if another department...

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Sign of intelligence

Sign of intelligence

It is rare to see good decisions being made about signs in cities. Here is a collection of signs where great effort was made to maximise the investment and the...

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Sign of co-operation

Sign of co-operation

In ‘Fawlty Towers’, Sybil says to her husband Basil, ‘The day you co-operate, you’ll be in a wooden box’. One wonders why councils,...

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Sign from above

Sign from above

In Auckland, the council is smart enough to work out a way to install street signs above the traffic lights. This saves a lot of space and unsightly poles. Below,...

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Sign for sore eyes

Sign for sore eyes

My local council tells me that it costs $160 to install a street sign. That does not seem like much at first, but when you observe how many poles we have in any...

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