This site is an archived version of Indymedia prior to 5th November 2012. The current site is at

WELLINGTON BYPASS: Bar Bodega's Close Met with Plantings and Protest


Protests have met the closing of Wellington icon Bar Bodega, which was shut
down under threat from the proposed Te Aro 'bypass'. Bodega sits right in the
middle of the proposed road and is to be demolished if the 'bypass' project
goes ahead.

About twenty Anti-'Bypass' Action (ABA) protestors rallied outside Bodega
with placards, while others planted and built in the reclaimed space of
Tonks Ave Gardens.
The action marked the first birthday of the community garden, land destined
for the Bypass but taken back by the community.

Number 12 Tonks Avenue, one of many historic buildings scheduled for
Bypass demolition, was liberated for the day.

The actions follow the mass occupation of Stagecraft theatre on Mayday
this year, and further demonstrations at the Historic Places Trust and
Wellington City Council [check out Issue 9 of Windy for details].

[ Campaign for a Better City ]