The duck came back -27 September, 2005

 

Our Mayor, Tim Gilbertson said about Pawa the Duck...

"...it should go somewhere… but not on the main street."

"It’s an embarrassment!"

“"I just think it’s not that suitable – Waipawa needs something, but I don’t think it needs a duck…"

(Quotes taken from article from Dominion-Post, 3 September, 2005)

The mayor and council have chosen to ignore petitions and surveys showing overwhelming support for the duck to be returned to her rightful place and have decreed instead that Pawa the Duck can not go back on the main street… but instead be banished to a little seen skate-board park (the haven of graffiti artists and vandals.)

But...Guess what...!