1 Nov 2011

Ideas narrowed down for controversial airport sign

12:18 pm on 1 November 2011

Images of windblown umbrellas and a giant taniwha's eyeball that would move with the wind are on a shortlist of ideas for a permanent sign to be erected near Wellington Airport.

A competition was launched after debate about a proposed Wellywood sign on Miramar Peninsula.

Five ideas out of about 350 have been selected for the shortlist.

The chair of the panel that facilitated the competition, Fran Wilde, says it was looking for ideas that are easily identifiable with Wellington and would be a talking point for visitors.

Members of the public now have a week to choose their two favourites, which will then be put to a further vote against the controversial Wellywood option.

The initial vote closes at midnight on Sunday 6 November.