Call for honking ban in Mt Victoria tunnel

From Morning Report, 8:49 am on 29 January 2019

Honking in the Mt Victoria tunnel is somewhat of a Wellington tradition - but one City Councillor wants people to lay off the horn. According to legend, the tooting pays tribute to a teenager who was buried alive in the foundations while the tunnel was being built in 1931. Her boyfriend who was a tunnel worker was hanged for murder. Another less grim theory is the ritual stemmed from the tunnellers, who had horns and whistles on their carts to avoid collisions in the dark. Chris Calvi-Freeman however says the honking is annoying - he talks to Guyon Espiner.