8 Oct 2019

Controversy over Carterton's new clock colour

From Checkpoint, 6:25 pm on 8 October 2019

The colour of Carterton's central clock tower is dividing residents as the town votes on options to repaint the landmark.

The tower - dubbed Carterton's Big Ben - is to get a makeover as part of earthquake strengthening work.

The council has put forward three colour schemes to the public - including one which some have described as a "giant rainbow lollypop".

And as Jonathan Mitchell and visual journalist Ana Tovey explain - it's that design that's ruffling the most feathers.