More recently, one of the yellow buckets was stolen in October 2021, which caused an outrage in the community. Thanks to information from the public, the Police were able to recover the bucket just before Christmas that year, which had been painted gold!
It’s fair to say that Wellingtonians have changed their tune about the Bucket Fountain, and that this structure is one of the many things making our city a unique and vibrant place to live.
While the initial pedestrianisation of Cuba Mall took some getting used to, it led the way to making this precinct what we know and love today. Wellingtonians have asked for a vibrant, safe and resilient capital city, and we are in the middle of a once-in-a-generation transformation of Wellington.
Our key investments – fixing the pipes, Te Matapihi Central Library, The Town Hall, Tākina, the Golden Mile revitalisation, and sustainable streets – will make our city a better place to live, work, and play.