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MBIE calls demolition shots on historic tower

The demolition of the historic Colonial Ammunition Company Shot Tower on Normanby Road in Mt Eden will begin today.

Auckland Council’s Director Regulatory Services, Craig Hobbs says the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) has confirmed approval for the shot tower demolition to begin.

“We have been advised by MBIE that Minister Megan Woods has given approval for the shot tower to be demolished.”

“Work will begin [Tuesday] and our contractors expect it will take approximately seven days to complete. ”

Residents who were evacuated ahead of Cyclone Gabrielle hitting Auckland on Monday 13 February won’t be able to move back into their homes until the works are finished, Mr Hobbs said.

“We are working at pace so that we can safely get people back into their homes,” he said.

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