Plea to respect others at Manukau Memorial Gardens

Publish Date : 12 Jan 2016
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Auckland Councillor Alf Filipaina is calling on south Auckland residents to show respect for others at Manukau Memorial Gardens.

“I am concerned at some of the anti-social behaviour that has recently been taking place at Manukau Memorial Gardens,” he says.

“The gardens are very busy at this time of year, as people visit the resting places of loved ones.”

Auckland Council staff say there has been recent damage to bollards, and burnouts have left skid marks on the internal roads. Cars have been driving on the grass where loved ones are interred and there have been three incidents in the past when Peter Fatialofa’s headstone was damaged by vehicles.

“Please be respectful of others and remember where you are. This is a place for quiet contemplation and remembrance, not hooning about,” Councillor Filipaina says.

Members of the public are asked to report any disturbances to staff or the police.

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