26 Aug 2009

Souvenirs taken from 1904 wreckage - DoC

4:12 pm on 26 August 2009

The Department of Conservation says souvenirs have been taken from a shipwreck on the Onoke Spit beach in Wairarapa.

The Addenda ran aground in 1904. DoC says a clean-up at the beach last weekend revealed signs of digging and pieces of timber appeared to have been removed.

Wairarapa area manager Chris Lester says the area may need to be fenced to preserve what is left of the wreck.