Cenotaph plaques to be restored
20 December 2012
Cenotaph plaques to be
Palmerston North City Council has removed
three of the plaques on the City’s cenotaph in order to
restore them following a graffiti attack earlier this
The plaques are being restored by local company
Trophy Specialists to as near original condition as
Health and safety / energy officer John Debney
said that the graffiti attack was a sad and disrespectful
“We hope the restored plaques will reinforce the
community’s wider commitment to preserving the heritage of
Palmerston North and honouring the contributions of those
who gave up their lives for our freedom.”
says two other plaques also require restoration and this
will be carried out at a later date.
The restoration work
is estimated to cost are around $3,000 and should be
finished and ready to be reinstalled at the end of January
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