Billboard stating "Save the Krill, Kill the Whales" located near or at 188 Lambton Quay

Mr Brailsford made this Official Information request to Wellington City Council

Wellington City Council did not have the information requested.

From: Mr Brailsford

Dear Wellington City Council,

Located near or at 188 Lambton Quay is a longstanding billboard. The billboard states "Save the Krill, Kill the Whales".

This is not a complaint about the billboard. It is clearly satire and is truly now part of Wellington's unique cultural landscape.

I have often wondered how the billboard came to be located near or at 188 Lambton Quay when it was first displayed, and if it was erected with the playful satirical meaning I have always ascribed to it.

Does the Wellington City Council hold any information that explains the billboard's history, significance, or purpose?

Yours faithfully,

Mr Brailsford

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From: BUS: Assurance
Wellington City Council

Tçnâ koe Mr Brailsford,

Thank you for your email dated 8 February 2021 requesting information about Billboard stating "Save the Krill, Kill the Whales" located near or at 188 Lambton Quay.

Our team will manage your request under the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987 which requires us provide a decision as soon as possible, but no later than 20 working days of receipt. As a result we will respond as soon as possible but no later than 8 March 2021.

Further information can be found on the Office of the Ombudsman’s website at http://www.ombudsman.parliament.nz/

The reference number for your request is IRC-1258

If you have any questions in the meantime, please contact us.

Ngâ mihi,

The Assurance Team
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From: Ian Hunter
Wellington City Council

Good morning Mr Brailsford,

Thank you for your recent email in respect of the billboard attached to 188 Lambton Quay, Wellington.

Unfortunately, the Council's archives team have been unable to find any reference relating to the billboard in our records.

However, you may wish to approach the building's owners directly as they may be able to assist you.

The building is owned by RJH Holdings Ltd. http://www.rjholdings.co.nz/

The Wellington General Manager is Aaron Leech who can be contacted via [email address]

Kind regards,
Ian

Ian Hunter
Assurance Advisor | Assurance | Wellington City Council
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