You have to laugh.
The New Plymouth District Council is being mocked and ridiculed after destroying Fort Awesome.
Hut mania has taken hold of New Plymouth, with stick shacks popping on beaches around the district just days after a monster hut dubbed Fort Awesome was torn down by council workers.
The copycat structures don’t come close to the size of Fort Awesome, which was three metres high and estimated to weigh several tonnes – and neither do the small huts and single teepee show the engineering acumen of their inspiration.
The future of the huts is up to the New Plymouth District Council to decide.
District council parks and open spaces manager Stuart Robertson said there wasn’t an official limit on how big the huts could get. Council staff made a judgement call on whether to take them down based on the likelihood the hut could harm someone Read more »