Family distraught after theft of cloak

Korowai was gift on child's first birthday

CHRIS HYDE
Last updated 12:03 07/01/2014
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STOLEN CLOAK: The Maori korowai held special significance to the family.

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A Maori cloak gifted to a Feilding child on their first birthday has been stolen from the family's home while they were away on holiday.

The family, who do not wish to be identified by media, were distraught at the theft, Feilding Police Acting Sergeant Kim Manderson said.

Their Fair Cres house was burgled some time between December 21 and January 3 - the time the family had been away on holiday.

Electrical items, DVDs and food were also stolen, but it was the theft of the korowai that had upset the family most, Ms Manderson said.

"I don't know what the people that stole it are going to do with it," she said.

"They're certainly not going to be able to sell it."

If any member of the public had information about the theft or the cloak they were advised to ring Feilding Police on (06) 323 6363.

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