Watch the birdie
This morning, the ravaged environment of Ghuznee St finally got a positive addition to the streetscape: the world's largest tui landed on a roof to feed on some equally giant kowhai blossoms. It's part of the eye-catching new signage for the Forest and Bird headquarters.
The next step, of course, would be to plant some more trees along the street, rather than cannibalising the footpath for carparks, to bring some more real tui back into the city. And it's a pity that the old Forest and Bird building, with the memorable mural, is about to succumb to an apartment development that by all accounts exhibits even more mind-crushing banality than its proposed neighbours in Taranaki St. Still, it's nice to think that some organisations go out of their way to bring a bit of charm to our streets.