An offer to consider
I refer to your article ‘‘Plaque arrest’’ [KMN, October 12].
I was very pleased to read the police have arrested someone for the theft of the bronze plaques at Whenua Tapu Cemetery and that Neale’s Foundry have generously offered to make replacements at cost price.
So far about six families have approached us at Glover Memorials to arrange replacements and, interestingly, they are opting for the less expensive option of granite plaques this time, because they suspect bronze ones will likely get stolen – again.
Because we feel the distress the theft has caused, we are very pleased to offer solid granite recumbent desks at cost price and will include the wording in silver or white, and the installation free of charge.
Some people have told us the theft has been a blessing in disguise because replacement with granite means they can leave space on the memorial for an additional inscription at a later date and so avoid the cost of a further memorial in the future. They can also take advantage of new technology, not available when the