An 80-year-old spelling mistake on a Warkworth street sign is finally going to be corrected, following formal approval by Rodney Local Board last month.
The Kasper family has been asking for the spelling of Kaspar Street, which is next to the primary school and named after their forebears, to be corrected for many years. The original Kaspers settled near Scotts Landing in 1863 and operated sailing ships up and down the coast and on the Mahurangi River.
Applicants Adam and Angie Kasper said there had been extensive correspondence over the years and they had been asked to satisfy a number of requirements, including contacting NZ Post to make sure there were no other Kasper Streets in Auckland and getting signatures from residents in the street confirming they did not object to the change.
Warkworth Board member and deputy chair Beth Houlbrooke said she was happy to move approval for the change and she couldn’t believe it had taken so long to sort out.
“They have been asking for this for as long as I can remember,” she said.