A wrong-turn taken at Omanawa by two Israeli tourists back in 2018 may result a five-metre-high, stainless steel, silver fern sculpture erected at a World War I battle site near Tel Aviv in Israel.

Two years ago, The Weekend Sun ran a story about a chance meeting between local developer Warren Dawson and two Israeli tourists, Yossi and Michal Eshed.

The couple had inadvertently discovered Warren’s ‘Sarona Park’ subdivision in Omanawa Road after taking a wrong turn while looking for a café just out of Tauranga.

The subdivision sign caught their eye because they lived nearby to another ‘Sarona Park’ themselves – in their case a suburb of Tel Aviv in present-day Israel.

Read the full story here on sunlive.