Incorporate Peace Symbol onto the sign, "Welcome to Wellington Capital of Nuclear Free New Zealand

Petition details

In 2004 the original sign on Stewart Duff Drive "Welcome to Wellington A Nuclear Weapon Free City" was replaced with an updated modern version without the Peace Symbol. The new sign was also relocated to the corner of Calabar and Devonshire Road Miramar, without any lighting.

Submitted by Maria van der Meel
Opened 15 April 2011
Closed 15 October 2011
Status Presented

Background information

This request comes ahead of the celebrations planned for Wellington's 30th anniversary of being Nuclear Weapon Free as declared by the Wellington City Council on the 14th of April 1982. This declaration was ignored by the USS Truxton on the 25th of May 1982 and the USS Texas on the 10th of August 1983 and was met with fierce opposition and protests by Wellington boaties when entering our harbour.


Signatures: 45

What happened to this petition?

This petition closed for signatures on 15 October 2011.

The petition was presented to the Strategy and Policy Committee on 15 March 2012.

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