Cemetery damage

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A granite seat in the Returned Services Association memorial area at the Taruheru cemetery was smashed to pieces recently.

A council spokeswoman said it appeared to have been hit by a vehicle.

“We cannot say for sure whether the damage was caused accidentally, or was a case of vandalism,” said GDC liveable spaces manager De-Arne Sutherland.

“If it was vandalism then anything like that in our public spaces is disappointing, and it’s particularly disrespectful when it occurs at a cemetery,” The broken seat has been cleared away and the matter reported to police.

Ms Sutherland asked anyone with information about the incident to contact the council or police.

There was no other damage at the cemetery.

A granite seat in the Returned Services Association memorial area at the Taruheru cemetery was smashed to pieces recently.

A council spokeswoman said it appeared to have been hit by a vehicle.

“We cannot say for sure whether the damage was caused accidentally, or was a case of vandalism,” said GDC liveable spaces manager De-Arne Sutherland.

“If it was vandalism then anything like that in our public spaces is disappointing, and it’s particularly disrespectful when it occurs at a cemetery,” The broken seat has been cleared away and the matter reported to police.

Ms Sutherland asked anyone with information about the incident to contact the council or police.

There was no other damage at the cemetery.

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