14 Dec 2023

Iconic Avondale spider looking for new home

From Nights, 10:30 pm on 14 December 2023

It's taken pride of place towering above Avondale's main street for more than 20 years. But it seems time is up for Dale the Avondale Spider, the Auckland suburb's beloved mascot. The five-metre-wide, eight-legged sculpture will have to be moved to make way for a new community centre and library. Where exactly Dale will go is still up in the air. I Love Avondale board chair Dayne Smith joins Mark Leishman to get a sense of what the sculpture means to people in the suburb and where the community would like it to go.