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Vandals Destroy Village Trees

Vandals Destroy Village Trees

Two large trees- one a Kauri and the other a Titoki- were last night hacked down in Titirangi.

The Council owned trees stood 3-4metres high and the Titoki is estimated at around 40 years old. It appears the trees were cut using a handsaw.

Local business people alerted the Council to the damage this morning and contractors have since cut up and removed the foliage.

CCTV (video) footage of the attack was taken by a camera mounted on a nearby café and that has been handed to the police.

In addition, Mayor Bob Harvey has offered a $500 reward for any information which leads to a successful prosecution of those responsible.

“To do something like this is just dumb beyond belief,” says Mayor Harvey. “We hadn’t received any complaints about the trees at all- in fact they were precious icons of our Village.”

The trees will be replaced as soon as possible, weather permitting.

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