News for Aug. 27, 2005

Jackson's handprint wanted for 'Avenue of Stars'

8/27/05, 12:06 pm EST - Xoanon

An "Avenue of Stars" complete with film director Peter Jackson's handprint is one suggestion from Wellingtonians on how to spend a $1 million bequest to beautify the city. Wellington City Council has received 98 submissions on how to spend the money, funded by the Plimmer Bequest. The fund was last used for the award winning Oriental Bay beach development in 2003. The star-studded avenue, envisaged along the waterfront between Frank Kitts Park and Te Papa, would feature handprints of famous Kiwi personalities similar to the movie stars' walk of fame in Hollywood, the submitter said. [More]