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NZ's Wellington City Council has promised to remove a sign in the suburb of Highbury which proudly alerts the public of the location of Old Bollock Rd, the New Zealand Herald reports. Council spokesman Richard MacLean described the reclassification of Old Bullock Rd as an "astounding" error and admitted "someone had obviously …

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Coat

Balled...

They really balled that one up then..

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Got any spare T-Shirts?

This looks like an "Elderly Persons" sign competition winner!

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Happy

What to do with it...?

"We're having an informal discussion now about what to do with the sign when it finally does come down... anything could happen cause clearly it's an instant classic and a trophy."

Surely there's no need for discussion -- ebay.co.nz is working perfectly.

Now if only there was a miraculous simulacrum on the reverse side...

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Paris Hilton

Old Bollock Road

"People wanting to get their hands on it"

Paris because she could have her hands on mine any day...

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Happy

Someone's due...

a bollocking then!

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Gates Horns

accident?

'course it was an accident, mate!

Now, about that repaint job for Cants Crossing ...

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Happy

"having an informal discussion now about what to do with the sign when it finally does come down"

Don't bother - some souvenir hunter will have made away with it before you manage to open your mouth to speak!

(Fully agree that the odds of this being an accident, rather than an "accident", are a hundred to one...)

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Happy

Brilliant!

Just brilliant. I want to live there!

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In Bere Regis / Dorset

Shitterton is a suberb (if you can call it that) of the above named town.

Oddly, Google maps ignore the fact that it exists, but good old wikipedia has a reference to it.

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Paris Hilton

ROFLMAO

Paris.... because she would not need any help in finding the road to....

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Joke

@ JIM THE BOSS

YES

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Heart

Do you think...

.. that they would ship it to the UK when I win the eBay auction??

I wonder how much the P&P would be..

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Gates Horns

Leave it as it is!

They should leave it as it is. Tourism will go up 1 point.

- gates cose it's the kind of thing he would pay millions to someone to do for him.

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someone remind me...

...is JIM THE BOSS a troll, a pillock or a highly skilled comedian?

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ebay.co.nz?

Screw bloody ebay. Bunch of feckin' pricks. trademe.co.nz for the win!

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Coat

Old Betty Swollocks lives here

Pity the people who live in Durham:

http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?q=Pity+Me

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Heart

That's not all

There is another street in Wellington called TORLESS PLACE. The council regularly has to clean it up when "enterprising youths" paint out the bottom right leg of the R. Think about it...

Gotta love Wellywood.

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@someone remind me...

Jim the boss is a troll, but barely one. He/she/it lacks the necessary skills to be a proper troll. Me thinks jim the boss has seen the kind of reaction that a man from mars gets at times and this is a half assed attempt to emulate his "success".

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Anonymous Coward

ebay

Why would anyone in New Zealand stick anything onto the big pile of stinking poo that is ebay? Trademe.co.nz is far better and used far more throughout Godzone.

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Happy

Just round the corner from where i live

If the sign go's missing tonight it wasn't me!

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Anonymous Coward

ebay v trademe

Too bloody right

Second that one

ebay is designed by morons, run by idiots and targeted at the clueless

trademe is so much easier to use and far more functional than that piece of shite ebay

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We made the Reg!

Go Wellington!

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Paris Hilton

@Geoff Webber

Shitterton? Wouldn't be anywhere near Slack Bottom would it?

http://wikimapia.org/1443083/Slack-Bottom

Paris, because she could have her hands on my footpaths any day.

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Joke

And how long...

...before the "u" is turned back into an "o" by some waggish fellow with a pot of paint?

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Anonymous Coward

@What to do with it...?

tradme.co.nz is where the kiwis go, not feebay. Trademe is not owned by ebay, unlike gumtree or craigslist but by fairfax media.

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Happy

@AC aka Betty Swollocks

Yeah, I've heard of her and her friend, Hugh Jarse.

btw, "Jim the Boss", get a life.

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So does that mean..

..we have to get rid of the Balls Pond Road in Hackney then?

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They might go to eBay anyway in the hope of a larger number of folk worldwide seeing it. Who outside of NZ will have heard of trademe ?

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Coat

http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?q=Pity+Me

I once spent Hogmany (New Years Eve to the Barbarian Hordes) in Pity Me in Co. Durham it was near Langley (Park), Quebec and 15 miles from No Place!!!

Mines the one with A-Z in the pocket

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