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Seven decorated recycled picnic tables have disappeared from New Brighton, leaving a community group puzzled as to their whereabouts.
The New Brighton Project has been working to beautify the seaside suburb since the 2011 quake and had placed seven brightly painted picnic tables made from recycled cable reels around the area.
A representative from the group posted on Facebook today that the tables were missing.
"If anyone see's [sic] painted cable reels around New Brighton, we had 7 that were used for picnic tables, we now have zero ...."
The apparent theft comes on a day when New Brighton is to play host to some of the acts from the International Buskers Festival and a Kite Day organised as part of the Summertimes festival.
In 2012 the group beautified the abandoned Club 25 site in New Brighton.
However, in November 2012 the building was destroyed by a suspicious fire.
New Brighton Project chairwoman Tracey Keen told The Press at the time the group "just had it looking nice with murals and a wee cafe set up".
"The whole community got involved," she said.
Keen condemned the arson attack as "stupid and pointless".
- The Press
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