of Kaitaia's only carved Pouwhenua
A man has been arrested and charged after a large Māori carving welcoming visitors into Kaitaia was vandalised last Friday.
The head of one pillar of Kaitaia's only carved Pouwhenua was cut off, and an attempt was made to saw through another piece.
A 61-year-old local man was arrested today after police were tipped off following the release of CCTV footage yesterday.
He will appear in the Kaitaia District Court tomorrow charged with intentional damage.
Link to article: Man charged after vandalism of Kaitaia's only carved Pouwhenua (1news.co.nz)