26 Nov 2009

Statues of Wal, Dog to appear on Gisborne streets

11:21 am on 26 November 2009

Statues of about 20 Footrot Flats characters are to put on Gisborne's streets.

Gisborne District Council has unanimously agreed to support its mayor's plan to place statues of the famous comic strip characters around the city and surrounding townships.

The mayor, Meng Foon, says Footrot Flats creator Murray Ball would decide where each bronze sculpture of characters including Wal and Dog would be placed.

Mr Foon says the funding hasn't yet been secured but the idea could boost tourism in the area.