Vandalism in Waipā

Vandals’ target: The picturesque Bulmer’s Landing.

Vandalism continues to be a major issue at Waipā facilities throughout the district.

Vandals hit sites hard from July at Kāniwhaniwha Reserve, Pukemako and Bulmer’s Landing, Community Services acting manager Brad Ward told the Strategic Planning and Policy committee meeting this week.

“Neighbouring residents are losing patience with the ongoing damage and anti-social behaviour,” he said.

Vehicles ripped up turf at Bulmer’s Landing, about 40 kilometres south of Cambridge alongside the Waikato River. Bulmer’s Landing is a large reserve set aside for freedom camping.

Council staff had to carry out an extensive repair programme in time for the summer.

Security improvement projects to avoid vandalism are also underway at Pukemako and Gaslight Theatre in Cambridge and at Bulmer’s Landing. Security includes new bollards and gates, security cameras and speed bumps.

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