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Old July 29th, 2005, 08:24 PM
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Default Liam, Bra Fence in New Zealand

Hi Liam,

Saw this on the nightly news tonight. Have you been there? Is it really as big a deal as our news made of it? Do you even know what I'm talking about?

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Old July 29th, 2005, 09:21 PM
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LMAO Fern!
I couldn't quite figure out what you were talking about there for a second.

Yes it is an odd occurrence.
It is sort of like crop circles. One day they just suddenly appeared.
This bra fence has been around for a while but more and more bras have been deposited over the last couple of years.

It has become such a problem that the local council had to build a $70,000 layby next to it to keep tourists and depositors safe from 100 KPH traffic passing by.

Haven't seen it myself as it is in the South Island and I am in the North Island but would think its quite a site.

PS sounds a bit like a swap meet eh?



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Old July 30th, 2005, 06:01 AM
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Sounds interesting - any photos of this oddity?

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Old July 30th, 2005, 08:06 AM
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Saw it on our local news last night - what a sight!

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Old July 30th, 2005, 12:49 PM
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The Radio Program Geo Quiz on theworld.org did their spot on this yesterday. . . sorry no pictures available, but here is the scoop.....


"Heads' up. We're taking today's Geo Quiz down under, straight to the lingerie drawer.

It all began five years ago when four women on their way home from a local pub strung up their bras on a sheep farmer's fence.

The idea caught on.

Now, John Lee's fence is adorned with hundreds of bras. Infact, it's become a tourist attraction.

John Lee: "They have got a magic quality about them, bras. For me they have all my life."

Some local officials don't see it that way. They want the brassieres gone.

We're asking you to name the South Pacific country and town that host this lingerie display.

answer

We were asking you to name that South Pacific tourist destination that's home to a now infamous "bra fence." The answer is Wanaka, New Zealand."
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Old July 30th, 2005, 07:36 PM
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Hi Liam,

I'm sorry to hear that you aren't close enough to enjoy this display!

If you were closer, all the ladies on this board could send you our bras to hang on the fence.

I can't believe that the "powers that be" would try to get rid of this obvious tourist attraction. By showing it on the national news here, it just gives us more of a reason to visit New Zealand!

Can't see that this is any different than Cristo's "art"!

Ever since we met a lot of nurses here who were "imported" from New Zealand and Australia many, many, years ago (early 80's), I've always wanted to visit. Maybe someday...

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Old August 1st, 2005, 12:26 AM
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So thats where all our nurses went to.

There is always some one who want to complain. Shame really.

Better visit before they close the gates lol.

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