15 Apr 2024

War memorial bearing deceased soldiers names vandalised

From Checkpoint, 5:17 pm on 15 April 2024

What sort of person would disrespect a war memorial that bears the names of local soldiers killed in war? That's what the Hawkes Bay RSA is asking after a bronze plaque at Hatuma at Waipukurau was attacked over the weekend. The incident follows an increase in vandalism at War Memorials around the country; with both the Bridge of Rememberance in Christchurch and the National War Memorial in Wellington recently defaced by protestors. Peter Jackson who is president of the Wairarapa and Hawke Bay RSA speaks to Lisa Owen.