A woman is on bail and will reappear in court next month, after the destruction of headstones at a northern Hawke‘s Bay cemetery.
A 46-year-old woman appeared in the Wairoa District Court yesterday charged with intentional damage. The Raupunga site was scattered with debris from the destruction.
She did not enter a plea and was bailed to appear in court on 8 June.
An emotional Kaye Wesley posted a video on Facebook after she went to visit her brother‘s grave – but found it had been smashed – along with many others.
Wairoa mayor Craig Little told RNZ this week that the community was in shock.
“Honestly I just feel so sorry for the families that that has occurred to and they must be just going through hell.
“They‘ve lost their loved ones … now they have to go through this again.”
The police investigation continues.