This was one of the revelations at last night’s Waikanae Community Board meeting, when the question got raised about what had happened to the wall. An audience member said ‘in the dump’ — and the Council Senior Manager for Works Sean Mallon, who was there, confirmed that.

In 2020 the then WCB got a commitment from the Council that it would be dismantled and re-erected elsewhere in the town, possibly at the Pharazyn Reserve. But, nope. There was some expensive stone in that wall which a landscape supplier would have been happy to buy up — but the Council halfwits didn’t consider that either. Disgraceful.