Underwater Heritage Group New Zealand
Cannon to make a comeback.
A 125-year-old gun languishing in Newmarket is to be remounted, allaying earlier concerns that it had been dumped and forgotten.
The muzzle-loaded gun, part of a defence arsenal against a perceived Russian threat in the late 19th century, was moved to the nearby Olympic Green as part of a recently-completed $2 million redevelopment of Lumsden Green.
The move surprised some in the community who believed a piece of their history, which had been a part of Lumsden Green for decades, had been dumped and forgotten.
But Hobson councillor and Auckland City Council city development committee chairman Aaron Bhatnagar said work had begun on replacing its rotting wooden carriage to restore the old gun.