$3000 vandalism at croquet club

Last updated 11:26 27/01/2014
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POINTLESS: The damage done at the Kelburn Municipal Croquet Club.

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A dozen windows at a Wellington croquet club were smashed over the weekend, as it prepared to host one of the biggest tournaments of the year.

''It's an act of mindless vandalism really,'' said Kelburn Municipal Croquet Club member Pamela George.

The smashed windows were discovered on Saturday morning, as the club prepared to host the New Zealand Open Championships.

A tree branch was used to break the windows, then hurled inside the clubrooms.

Glaziers patched up the damage early on Saturday morning before the championships got underway.

Mrs George, the assistant tournament director, estimated the cost of repairs at about $3000.

She said the vandalism had not dampened the spirit of the tournament or club.

Everyone pitched in to clean up the mess.

''The members were all wonderful,'' she said.

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- The Dominion Post

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