21 May 2018

Raupunga community distraught after graves smashed

From Morning Report, 8:47 am on 21 May 2018

A community in northern Hawke's Bay is in shock after vandals destroyed 20 or so headstones at a small cemetery. Kaye Wesley posted a Facebook video of her visit to the Raupunga urupa on the weekend, where she discovered her brother's headstone had been damaged -- along with many others. Mayor of Wairoa Craig Little told RNZ reporter Jonathan Mitchell it is devastating for the families.