Community rallies in support of rowing club
Hundreds of people are expected to turn out to a community working bee in Levin this weekend to fix the vandalised Horowhenua Sailing and Rowing Club buildings.
Horowhenua Mayor Brendan Duffy said locals had had enough of attacks on the buildings and support had flooded in.
Mr Duffy said he expected hundreds of people to take part in a working bee at Lake Horowhenua Domain to repaint and refurbish the yacht club, which was "totally and utterly trashed by vandals", refurbish the rowing club, paint the sea cadets building, repaint the public toilets, replant the area and install bollards to protect grass from vehicles.
Horowhenua Rowing Club was broken into last month and more than $100,000 damage inflicted on about 25 rowing boats.
Levin police have been investigating but there has been no arrest.
The attack came amid what Horowhenua Rowing Club members describe as mounting abuse and threats from Maori activists over ownership of Lake Horowhenua.
The working bee is on from 10am-4pm Saturday and Sunday.
- © Fairfax NZ News
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