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16 July 2015

Road sign vandalism

The Gore District Council is concerned that a spate of vandalism to signs around Gore in recent weeks is putting motorists and residents at risk.

Roading officer Graham Hill said about $1800 worth of damage has been done to road and street signs.

The latest incidents involved a road sign on Railway Esplanade, near Wentworth Street, being knocked over twice in as many days, he said. 

Other areas being targeted include Charlton Road and Broughton Street. Rapid numbers in Charlton Road have also been vandalised.

Those responsible appear to have gone to some effort, he said.

“The Give Way sign at the Coutts Road-Broughton Street intersection was broken at the base last weekend and the sign dumped in someone’s yard near Gore Hospital.”

The cost of repairing or replacing signs was an issue. However, the safety implications of removing road advisory signs were of more concern, Mr Hill said.

The Council is appealing for any information that may help identify those responsible.

“If anyone has seen something out of the ordinary then please call the Police.”

Gore District Council 29 Bowler Avenue Gore P: 03 209 0330 E: info@goredc.govt.nz