Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Arras Tunnel opened, but not in France
Named after Arras in France, but this is in Wellington: the Arras Tunnel, connecting the Basin Reserve to Taranaki St, commemorates the French town where 500 NZ soldiers dug extensive tunnels during WW1. Media reports of the opening on Saturday showed the tunnel walls lined with large memorial poppies, presumably they will be a permanent feature. (DominionPost pic)
While on the subject of that area, it seems that Transit NZ (roughly the equivalent of a US Department of Transportation) is to appeal a court ruling against its controversial Basin Reserve road flyover. Such a ruling casts doubt over other pet Steven Joyce projects.
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