Idiots make it tough for our recreation

August 16, 2018


DOC's popular Kauaeranga Valley campgrounds, near Thames, may be unusable this summer thanks to severe damage caused by vandals. 

Department of Conservation ranger Peter Hall said all nine DOC campgrounds in the Kauaeranga Valley near Thames had been damaged by vandals in 4WD vehicles on three separate occasions over the past month.

"The campgrounds have been turned from pristine grassy river flats surrounded by native bush, to churned up mud pits with barely a blade of grass left standing along with damage to the gates and facilities," he said.

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