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War of the palms: developer vows to block 'disco' billboard

Oliver Lewis
Thu, 13 Jan 2022

War of the palms: developer vows to block 'disco' billboard
The two large palm trees put up to obstruct Go Media's electronic sign. (Image: Oliver Lewis).
Oliver Lewis
Thu, 13 Jan 2022
A Christchurch property developer has intervened in a dispute over an electronic sign, armed with two palm trees. Last December, Richard Diver planted the trees, each about five or six metres tall, at Hotel Carlton Mill on Bealey Ave, on the same site as the iconic Strawberry Fare restaurant. Diver, who redeveloped much of Victoria St post-quake, knows the owners. Light overspill from the large electronic sign erected next door had resulted in lost business, he alleged, making the units facing the signage look like a “disco&rdqu...

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