Post by Dave Homewood on Apr 4, 2005 15:35:33 GMT 12
Some utter prick has vandalised the Tomb of the Unknown Warrior in Wellington over the past weekend.
According to Teletext, deep grooves were scored into the tomb's bronze cover, plus left scratches in the granite. And the marble on the tomb's front and sides is also chipped.
It is outragious. The tomb has only been completed for four months. I hope they catch the monsters who feel they are so big they can wreck such an incredible national monument, which represents all of New Zealand's unknown or unburied soldiers, airmen and sailors.
Post by Dave Homewood on Apr 4, 2005 18:18:51 GMT 12
Skateboarding on a grave? Now I have heard everything.
I have always had some sympathy for skaters who seem to be banned from here there and everywhere by old people, even though I've never partaken in it myself - but now I really am reconsidering my point of view.
A lovely plaza was built in front of Cambridge's Cenotaph a couple of years ago, and ever since the Council has been struggling to keep kids on bikes and skateboards off it, as they mark the surface. See in photo taken in November 2003 (the plaque was sent from Le Quesnoy where NZ's last WWI battle was fought, it was put into St Andrew's Church in Cambridge)