Letters: Feeling mast-algic

Friday August 30, 2019 Published in Letters to the Editor
Post Office head Stu Davies inspects the demolished mast lying over Matavera school staffroom. 19082920 Post Office head Stu Davies inspects the demolished mast lying over Matavera school staffroom. 19082920

Dear Editor

Here's a little more information (and some old photographs) on the now demolished Matavera radio mast.

 

It was the second mast to occupy that position and was about 30 years old.

The original structure was found to be unsafe in 1989 and New Zealand Army personnel arranged to blow it up – or rather down – on Saturday 21 October.

Naturally lots of people turned up to watch the fun and fortunately they were all kept well away from the school and the mast because rather than collapsing in on itself the mast toppled sideways and smashed into the school staffroom.

Oops!

Wendy Evans
Nikao

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