This Art Deco villa used to live in Nelson.
As the Nelson Mail writes in its usual illiterate manner:
“The 1940s art deco house on Nelson’s Shelbourne St near Nelson cathedral, has been cut in half, ready to make the road trip to it’s [sic] new home in Upper Moutere on Wednesday night.”
That was back in early January.
The idea was that it would live on the trailer for a couple of days while Tasman District Council processed the application for a permanent location.
Good luck with that….
This is how Tasman District Council works:
You lodge an application for which they have 10 working days to process.
After 10 working days, they write to you and say “We need more information on Paragraph 3 on Page 2″
You write back and – after a further 10 working days – they’ll write again with ” We need more information on Paragraph 4 on Page 2″
You think I’m kidding?
I have the scars to prove it….
They don’t go through the document in its entirety and provide you with a list of issues they want addressed.
They go for death by a thousand cuts
After a while, the trucking company decided they actually NEEDED their trailer for other jobs, so they chopped down a pine tree and stuck blocks under the house as temporary foundations.
I’m taking bets on how long it’s going to stay there,
3 months appears to be the current favourite….