Waikanae Welcome 2

Waikanae Welcome

Those who have occasion to use the old SH1 will have noticed these by now, positioned in the same places as the previous ones, and identical to the Welcome to Kapiti signs at Paekakariki and north of Otaki, except for the replacement of Kapiti with Waikanae.

They are only on the old SH1 and not on the ‘Ewy’ off-ramps, which are equally appropriate locations for them.

No doubt, Norma McCallum was disappointed with the absence of “winner of the most beautiful small town award” and there is no mention of the local service clubs on the northbound sign.  Their logos are still at the base of the southbound sign, but hidden by flax and not visible to motorists (second picture).