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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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  1. Daniel Bennett


    They really balled that one up then..

  2. Anonymous Coward
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    Got any spare T-Shirts?

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

  3. Anonymous Coward

    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 -- is working perfectly.

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

  4. Anonymous Coward
    Paris Hilton

    Old Bollock Road

    "People wanting to get their hands on it"

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

  5. dervheid

    Someone's due...

    a bollocking then!

  6. Daniel
    Gates Horns


    'course it was an accident, mate!

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

  7. Anonymous Coward

    "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...)

  8. Anonymous Coward


    Just brilliant. I want to live there!

  9. Geoff Webber

    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.

  10. Anonymous Coward
    Paris Hilton


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

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  12. Alex

    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..

  13. Anonymous Coward
    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.

  14. caffeine addict

    someone remind me... JIM THE BOSS a troll, a pillock or a highly skilled comedian?

  15. LINCARD1000

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

  16. Anonymous Coward

    Old Betty Swollocks lives here

    Pity the people who live in Durham:

  17. CTG

    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.

  18. Anonymous Coward

    @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".

  19. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward


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

  20. Matthew

    Just round the corner from where i live

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

  21. Anonymous Coward
    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

  22. Rich
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    We made the Reg!

    Go Wellington!

  23. Anonymous Coward
    Paris Hilton

    @Geoff Webber

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

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

  24. Mr Larrington

    And how long...

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

  25. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    @What to do with it...? is where the kiwis go, not feebay. Trademe is not owned by ebay, unlike gumtree or craigslist but by fairfax media.

  26. Chika

    @AC aka Betty Swollocks

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

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

  27. Robert Steadman

    So does that mean..

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

  28. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    <no title>

    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 ?

  29. mutt1170

    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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