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Monday, November 7, 2011

Alternatives to the Wellywood sign

The final vote is nigh

Will Wellingtonians be blown away by the winning alternative to Wellywood?

The public vote has been counted and the sign dubbed Wellington – Blown Away is the clear winner of the first stage of voting with a whopping 46 per cent of the votes.

Designed by a team from advertising agency Saatchi & Saatchi, the sign depicts the word "Wellington", with the last few letters appearing to be whipped off the hill by the wind.

Second with 21 per cent of the votes was The Eye of the Taniwha, which shows the giant eye of the mythical beast gazing across the harbour.

These two designs will now go head-to-head with the Wellywood concept in a final vote that opens on Wednesday, and closes on November 17, with voting via

More than 18,500 votes had been cast on the alternative options by late last night. Wellington's Lost Umbrellas was third with 16 per cent, while Taniwha gained 10 per cent and Te Capital 7 per cent.

Let's hope the interest remains intense.  And I see no reason why the international audience shouldn't vote -- after all, it is an international airport.

From the Dominion PostRead the full story

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