Last week the iconic stone wall on the west side of Main Road, the previous State Highway One, which locals wanted kept got demolished in pursuance of the NZTA/KCDC plans for the Main Road announced in 2018. The wall was built by Leon Kiel as a decorative safety feature after a car from Elizabeth Street crashed into a shop. The WCB obtained in 2020 a concession and commitment from the KCDC to rebuild the wall elsewhere in the town, possibly the Pharazyn Reserve.

For a picture of how it looked up until last week, see here.