Vandalism of dog park fence hurtful

Last updated 05:00 13/12/2013
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South Alive dog park convener Janet Cunningham was disappointed to find that vandals had attacked the new park this week, cutting wire mesh.

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The Elles Rd dog park is the latest victim of vandals after the park's fence was cut open earlier in the week.

South Alive dog park convener Janet Cunningham was walking her dog on Wednesday at the $60,000 park, which was officially opened just three weeks ago, only to find someone had cut holes in the wire in three places.

Ms Cunningham said she was personally hurt by the damage to the park, which had been a labour of love.

It would most likely be youths bored in the school holidays, she said.

Invercargill City Council parks manager Robin Pagan said, while the vandalism was disappointing, it was luckily the first instance of intentional damage to any of the South Alive projects .

Mr Pagan's staff repaired the damage yesterday.

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