A senseless act

The scene at Newmans bend, which appears to be a senseless act of vandalism.

GISBORNE District Council has found no legitimate reason for a poplar shade tree to be cut down at the roadside rest area at Newman’s bend on State Highway 2, on the Gisborne side of Te Karaka.

The council has talked to its contractor, who checked with sub contractors and Eastland Network.

“We can confirm the tree was not cut down for any known reason,” a spokeswoman for the council said.

A neighbour in the area said she heard what sounded like motorbikes in the area between 2.30pm and 4.30pm on Saturday. The tree was down when she went past at 4.30pm.

The council has request that anyone with information on the felling pass it on to the council or police.

GISBORNE District Council has found no legitimate reason for a poplar shade tree to be cut down at the roadside rest area at Newman’s bend on State Highway 2, on the Gisborne side of Te Karaka.

The council has talked to its contractor, who checked with sub contractors and Eastland Network.

“We can confirm the tree was not cut down for any known reason,” a spokeswoman for the council said.

A neighbour in the area said she heard what sounded like motorbikes in the area between 2.30pm and 4.30pm on Saturday. The tree was down when she went past at 4.30pm.

The council has request that anyone with information on the felling pass it on to the council or police.

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