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    Coromandel council upset by tree vandalism

    Thames-Coromandel District Council has laid a complaint with police over the cutting down trees on reserve land during last week's storm.


    It wasn't just the wild weather that caused tree damage in the Coromandel Peninsula over the past week.

    Thames-Coromandel District Council is upset that the storm was used as an opportunity for vandalism on public land.

    Mercury Bay acting area manager Andrew Scobie says the council got a call about trees being blown over at Buffalo Beach Reserve, in Whitianga.

    But closer inspection showed they had been cut down with a handsaw.

    "The vandal has tried to make it look like they were damaged in the storm," he said.

    "It's extremely saddening to see such a wilful act of vandalism."

    A complaint of wilful damage had been lodged with the police.

    Mr Scobie said the council had been finding more and more incidents in the past few months of trees being destroyed.

    They included someone cutting down three native manuka trees in a reserve next to a walkway in Wyuna Bay and a 30-year-old Norfolk pine on Buffalo Beach being poisoned.


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